Thursday 15 April 2021

Rufus Jones Farm House

Bob Bennett photo

The following comments and photo I received from Bob Bennett recently regarding the barn and farm house I posted about recently...George Dutka

"The farm buildings you photographed are about a mile and a half from my house here in South China; you must have shot them just before or after you visited my layout (one of 147 by the way). I am a member of the South China Library Board and we purchased all of that property about five years ago. A new library building is, very, slowly being completed on the site.

The house in the photo has no heat and is presently being used mostly for storage. It is a very typical New England layout and has a lot of its original furnishings and details. The barn is in pretty good condition although there are some "openings" other than the doors and windows. It is still full of stuff from previous renters and owners and we're trying to clean it out. The house, built in the 1820's, was the birthplace of a pretty well-known Quaker activist, Rufus Jones. Friends, as they were also known, were quite numerous in this part of Maine and Jones is a common name for their families. Rufus even tried to take on Hitler in the 1930's."...Bob Bennett.

Saturday 10 April 2021

Great Lakes HOn30" Module Group

An overview of the HOn30" modular layout on display during the National Narrow Gauge Convention 2016.


Wednesday 7 April 2021

Maine Barn

A nice Maine farm setting that is something that needs to be modeled.

While Don Janes and I traveled around Maine during the Augusta National Narrow Gauge show we came across a few structures of interest. Mainly things that might be modeled at some is a barn along our way...George Dutka

The barn was part way hidden by a stand of trees on Sept 8, 2016. Modeling structures not all has to be in view.

Friday 2 April 2021

Wiscasset Crossing


As one can see there are two station with a platform that connects both lines. The ball signals are seen between the two stations next to the platform. Not sure who operated the balls or if both stations had their own staff on duty most of the day.

A view of both the WW&F and MEC in Wiscasset, Maine. For most Maine two footer this is a scene one loves to model...George Dutka