Tuesday 28 September 2021

Mt. Blue Kit

On the weekend I got this email from Robert Bennett...enjoy...George Dutka
I just got back from riding 14miles on my bike. The massive rain we had last night has turned into a beautiful afternoon- typical Maine Autumn. Pedaling along and seeing the great scenery , light and colors made me think of some of the best, and most "Mainish", photos I've ever taken. I am attaching a couple. The model was a Mt. Blue kit and set on a base that now is in place on my layout. The afternoon was just like today's and provided perfect background and lighting. The pics were taken very near the old WW&F ROW in Weeks Mills...Bob 


Thursday 16 September 2021

SR&RL Sanders

Bob Bennett's O scale Sanders scene. Bob Bennett photo

Bob Bennett passed along the following comment to me following the RMC Sanders station article, thanks Bob...George Dutka

"I just read your article in the latest RMC on the SR&RL Sanders station kit-build; nicely done. I thought I'd share a photo of my O scale version. I scratch-built this model using some old PBL styrene shingle sheet. It was supposed to be S scale but seemed right for 1/48 as well. I only had enough for the front and two ends so the back wall, unseen on my layout, is Evergreen B&B siding. The windows are some S scale Grandt parts that match Wes Ewell's plans perfectly. The photo shows the flagstop on a short base that I have used to stage model photos forever. The Sanders tank is also scratchbuilt. I switch these two facilities in and out on my layout with four or five other "pairs." This and other station models appeared in the 2014 On30 Annual.

Wednesday 8 September 2021



B&SR papers and tickets...not that clear but neat to see anyhow...George Dutka

Sunday 5 September 2021

SR&RL Tool Car

A look down into my SR&RL wooden flat car kit that I built as a tool car. I purchase this kit second hand. The kit did not have any decals so I used Mount Blue Model Co. decals. I added a good amount of detailing too...George Dutka