Friday, 31 October 2014

Year Four Begins

Back to modeling once again. Last week I spent an afternoon adding the face board, and some of the scenery webbing. I fit in a curved roadway and placed the Elwell general store at its future site. I will cover the construction of the store shortly.
Today marks the beginning of my fourth year blogging about my White River Division. It is hard to believe I have been at it for three years now with almost 650 posts. With my modeling season well underway now I have a lot to share with you. Seems as if I have built a lot of structures the last year or two. Most of what was first installed on the layout as I built it was what I had on hand (or already built from previous modules). These structures helped me complete the layout in a few short years. Since then I have been going back and replacing most of what originally was used, adding much more detailed scenes. I have also changed the track plan a bit and currently am working into the next room. Even when one finishes a layout with everything running great the appeal for change is always in the back of ones don't be in a hurry to finish your layout.

I spent another afternoon drawing up the White River Jct B&M yard office from my measurements and notes that I took a decade ago.
Peter Mumby and I got together last week to discuss what we might work on this winter. During my modeling season we get together once a week for an afternoon of model building, layout railfanning, DVD watching and running a favorite or new engine. After last weeks discussion our winter is looking like we are digging into our stockpile of rolling stock kits...some resin kits and some other interesting hodge-podge efforts, including using True Line Train shells....well back to the workbench....catch you later....George Dutka

I purchases some wooden laser cut chimney's from Monster Models that I plan to use with my WRJ yard office.


  1. Welcome back to the layout George!
    Elwell store came out great - can't wait to hear more about it!
    How about a track plan showing the configuration of the new layout?

  2. HI Marty should be posting Elwell's next weekend. I will see what I can do about a track plan...George