Saturday, 11 March 2023

Narrow Gauge Rail Display

A nice display along with the steam engine this year was these pieces of rail in different weights....George Dutka 

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Steam at Springfield 2023

Taken with my phone early in the morning. The clouds cleared out later in the day but the crowds grew around the engine.

A couple more views of narrow gauge steam at Springfield this year. It was hard to get a good shot with such a large crowd around the engine all day long...George Dutka

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

The Water Tank

I built this water tank from a kit a number of years ago. If you use the search file you can see more regarding the tank.
While I was taking photos of my On30" module I decided to take a few more of some of the other scenes I plan to keep adding to the module. The next feature will be a ball signal...George Dutka     

Monday, 27 February 2023

Resting in a Field

My friend Brian Smith who is down in Florida for the winter came across this steam engine. He did not give me any details or the exact location but neat to see...George Dutka

Thursday, 23 February 2023

Wooden Crate Kits

Wood crates from Train Troll in various scales. A great detail for any layout.
At this years Springfield train show I noticed Train Troll had some nice crate and box kits. They seem to bend and glue together making some interesting details. Some have colorful labels. I had purchased something similar from FOS in O scale a few years back and did get one of the earlier version of these kits a few years back. But these looked really good and come in various sizes. Not sure why I did not purchase one to try...I was actually on my way to the door at the end of the day but did take a cell phone next year maybe...George Dutka

Saturday, 28 January 2023


Well a good day today at Springfield. Some live narrow gauge steam on display too boot...George Dutka

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Details Make a Scene!

I have this small diorama of the Sanders flag stop (you may have seen it in RMC last year) that I spent a bit of time adding as much detail to it as I could. I think I stopped before it became too cluttered. Let me know if you think I stopped in time...George Dutka