|A flat has just been spotted for loading at Quebec Junction on Peter Mumby's six foot diorama.|
Maine two footers in On30"
A couple of years ago Peter Mumby and I spent a good part of one winter building a number of On30" rolling stock based on the Maine two footers. We also each build a six foot long module that could be connected running trains on occasion. Peter had some rail, switches and module legs, while I had leftover cork roadbed, wiring, Masonite, various pine boards and paint. In other words we built these diorama's with no cost incurred. This all came together that same winter as three quarter finished diorama's.
We decided to name our railway the Wiscasset & Quebec Ry. which was actually a real railroad in the early days before the WW&F. Peter decided to model a small yard and junction point which we called Quebec Jct. I modelled the junction section house, turntable and frt. house. We located our models at the border of Canada and the USA. Peter's diorama is in Canada while mine is just over the border in the US.
Last winter we did not touch the modules but this year is different. Our kids play room which is a mess after 5 children grew up in there is getting a make over by yours truly under the guidance of my wife. We have 3 grandchildren with another on the way. Her plan is to have this room again work as a play and rec. room. Well guess were the diorama's are stored. A big push is currently on so Peter can take his diorama home and mine can be stored under my new yard location. This week Peter and I got the fencing up, some trees planted and the road crossing in service. Peter is in the process of building the Junction yard office-station. The rest of the trees will be planted once Peter gets his diorama home next week. I decided to photo document where we are at the moment.
Now back to work on the kids room...Arrr...George Dutka
|My forney and caboose is seen operating on Peter's W&Q diorama. The truck is an Athearn model.|