Wednesday 28 February 2024

Bob Boudreau RIP - SR&RL Plow

A kit bashed plow by Bob Boudreau
I learned from Clare Gilbert (Sylvan Scale Models) today that we lost the great modeler Bob Boudreau yesterday. Although I never had the chance to meet him, I followed his work through the years. A very talented modeler. As a tribute to him on my narrow gauge blog I thought I would share one of his nice group of photos of a plow he kit bashed...George Dutka

I believe Bob mentioned using a On30 flat car in the kit-bash project in his post. 

Monday 12 February 2024

Narrow Gauge - Coach Roofing

David Woodhead did a wonderful job emulating a canvas roof on his combine.
I was setup next to David Woodhead at the 2023 Ontario Narrow Gauge Show in Hamilton, Ont. David had a fine display including a narrow gauge coach that caught my eye. I asked him what sort of texture he had applied to the roof to emulate canvas. It was tissue paper carefully applied and held on by the paint he applied...George Dutka     

David Woodhead's display at the 2023 Ontario Narrow Gauge Show.

Monday 5 February 2024

WW&F No. 4

WW&F #4 is seen inside the roundhouse during 1935. The engine has some if its hardware stripped already. 
I was doing a bit of scanning the other day and included a few narrow gauge views into the mix. This is again one of the George Melvin collection I purchased some years ago...George Dutka