Saturday, 31 October 2020

Year 10

At the diamond it looks like it is the B&M turn.

Today the WRD blog moves into its 10th year. It is hard to believe it has been anywhere near that long. My layout is into its second redo in that time and the Bellows Falls yard has been finished. When I first started this blog the WRD was loop trackage with hidden staging and has grown into a point to point layout...a loop addition might be in the long range future. 

I have to thank both Peter Mumby and Don Janes for their help with many interesting posts over the years which gives the blog variety of topics, not just a look at the WRD. There is a lot more to come so please check back regularly. Oh one more thing, this coming year will see the blog hit the one million page view...maybe that one might be you...leave a comment if it is.

Happy Halloween from the WRD...George Dutka

Here is a STRANGE looking car in the Palmer, Ma. yard on June 2, 2019. Don and I stopped by during the spring 2019 NERPM get together.

Bruce Douglas would measure the prototype for future use while modeling...this is one of his drawings.

Here we have the CN family versions of the heritage units that will be seen shortly.

I have the small structure in this kit and was wondering which manufacturer it was I know.

I purchased and posted about this structure a year ago. I found it at an area train show. This is my version of the Rail Scale Models kit.

I am running low...canopy an option is WeldBond. I believe they are a Canadian company. Anyhow the glue is said to hold almost anything together. Modeler friend Dick Walker asked me about this glue. Others have told me it is a lot like canopy glue, now I will know for sure. Will fill you in shortly as I am using it on my current FOS build.

I was at Paris Junction Hobbies this week picking up a few things when I came across these disposable micro brushes. The tip is very fine and can be pulled up or shoved into the tube for better control. I tried them on Friday and they worked really well for fine touches.

My desk is a mess at the moment with a lot of projects just beginning or about done. Thats a FOS kit of the month in the middle that will be in my Bellows Falls scene shortly.

Also while at Paris Junction I saw this Accurail kit of a CV boxcar. I did not think CV had any Fowler 36' outside braced cars...but I was not totally sure...maybe they had a couple that I did not know about. Anyhow when I got home I looked through my frt. car material and could not find any. It will become a CN 1960's work car by changing the numbering, logo and a few details. I have a photo to work from for this it will not go to waste.

The current RMC had a great article about kitbashing a general store. On the end of the building was this great ghost decal. The article mentioned Dave's Decals, so I looked them up. There are some really nice offerings there for a not bad price.

I found this new offering on Dave's site. Kind of a neat way to make fun at some of the big boys.


  1. Congrats on the 10 year anniversary of your blog George. Always interesting to read up on your activities -keep up the great work. All the best.

  2. Congrats on 10 years !
    Many thanks for sharing all the posts while providing great modeling advice & inspiration.

  3. Thanks guys...will keep posts a mix...George

  4. Congratulations on 10 years! Here's to many more!