Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 17th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Don Janes is working away on his SuperTree with a soldering iron.
On my last visit to Don Janes he showed me what he was doing with his SuperTree's. To get them straight he is using a method he picked up from Marty McGuirk I believe. He uses a soldering iron which he touch's for a second on a curved area and bends it straight. The odd time it breaks but if you don't over bend, things work out well. Some trees need two or three touches with an iron in various spots to get the job done. I was going to hold off on this post till I get a few done of my own to show you before and after views but other chores are way ahead of this at the moment. I will show you how it worked later this winter. Guess I should have taken some more photos while Don was working on his...hind sight once again. In the mean time give it a try...George Dutka