Tuesday 30 October 2018
|CP 7096 S-2 at St. Johnsbury, Vt. May 7, 1975. Bruce Nelson photo.
|OSR on the St. Thomas CN shop track, Oct 29 2018.
|The relay box at the crossing Peter and I took some photos at in St. Thomas.
|This Athearn express reefer has been boxed up and hanging around my basement for decades. I added a bit of acrylic weathering toned down with a light coat of Floquil grimy black before selling it at the Woodstock train show.
|My latest boxcar supply shed made from an Athearn stock boxcar. Another offering at the Woodstock train show.
Monday 29 October 2018
|The mini kit by ITLA completed and ready for weathering and detailing. More on this kit shortly.
|Here is what came in the package for $20.
|I filed down the corner joints before painting the walls.
|The walls got a spray bomb coat of auto primer red. I then applied a coat of Roberts brick mortar formula. When it is almost dry I wipe it off the brick face.
|Here we see the auto primer colouring before the mortar mix is applied.
|I did not paint any of the windows or details, it all got a coating of PanPastel green as seen here.
|The assembly is almost completed and some additional details and weathering will be applied.
Sunday 28 October 2018
Saturday 27 October 2018
Friday 26 October 2018
Thursday 25 October 2018
Tuesday 23 October 2018
|StJ&LC train 76 June 26, 1965 East Fairfax, Vt. Geoff Southwood photo.
On another note Don Janes just gave me a decoder from his Rutland Ry 70 tonner to add to one of mine. He changed his out with a better sounding unit. Although it is not an exact match for a 70 ton sound unit it will do well. Don and I discussed the fact neither of us have actually heard how a 70 tonner sounds so I think it will do well for now. I don't think anyone actually makes a 70 tonner sound unit, but if they do please let me know...George Dutka
Here is Geoff's comments included with the photo.
"I have been going through some old New England slides that I took in the 60s for a slide night being put on by the Calgary Model Railway Society in early November. In rummaging through my slides, one picture albeit not very good quality surprised me because I had been looking for a shot of a St.J.& L.C. caboose for some time and did not realize that I had taken one some fifty plus years ago. You might find it useful reference for modelling projects … The note on my slide says that this was on Train 76 at East Fairfax VT on June 26, 1965." Enjoy, Geoff Southwood.
Monday 22 October 2018
|Jim Sloan with his collection of nicely weathered rolling stock and engines. Most of this was sold before the end of the show. One can find Jim's blog JSSX Railway on my sidebar.
|Rymal Station in HO is one of the blogs found on my sidebar. Peter is seen with his impressive collection of rolling stock offerings. Peter had this nice looking tablecloth made up overseas, an offering which was found online.
|Peter ready for the show to begin behind the tables at Peter's Trains.
|A close up look at some of Jim's nicely weathered rolling stock.
|The WOD workshop table.
|I left a copy of my before and after article at the WOD table along with some of the structures.
Saturday 20 October 2018
Friday 19 October 2018
Thursday 18 October 2018
|A small string of NH boxcars are currently in service on the WRD. All three are Branchline Yardmaster series cars.
|Some rust spots are applied using burnt umber and some Bragdon dark rust. Some light gray PanPastel is applied to the lower edges. The car originally had a dusting of chalk powder in an orange shade and some black streaking.
Tuesday 16 October 2018
|CN 9651 EB no date for these photos. Bob Douglas photos
|CN 4569 EB at Denfield wooden overhead bridge. That is the CP line to the right of the CN double mainline.
Monday 15 October 2018
|My 70 tonners after completion a few years back on display on top of my file cabinet.
Sunday 14 October 2018
|This old garage looks worn and gives one a neat bit of modeling inspiration. It is located in Brucefield, Ont. July 31 2018
|Another look at the Brucefield, Ont. garage.
|This station is noted as opening again soon after being closed for a long time. Lucan, Ont. July 31 2018
|This old garage has been converted to another business. I really like the looks of the metal roof. Located in Varna, Ont. July 31 2018.
Saturday 13 October 2018
|Chris's finished woodchip loading facilities scene. Chris modeled the sign using Highball Graphics artwork as the starting point. He also add some additional words below.
|The two main sections are mocked up.
|Another view of the loading facilities before siding is applied.
|Chris mentioned getting the wood siding from Dollarama (dollar store) in their craft section.
|Chris has done a really nice job weathering his structure.
|The loading dock canopy is a Walthers model kit-bash.
|Woodsville, NH 1969. We can see almost half the B&M woodchip car fleet..Mal Sockol photo