Tuesday 30 August 2022
|VIA 72 August 1, 2017 |
|VIA 72 August 1, 2017|
|The VIA station banners found at many of the stations.|
|Inside the station there also were celebration signs August 1, 2017|
|Dec. 5 2021 am boarding VIA 72. I think I was using my phone for the photos this day.|
|Dec 5 2017 at Union Station, Toronto. We went down to shop at the St. Lawrence market and visit the Distillery District prior to Christmas.|
Monday 29 August 2022
|On30" flat car with some AK pencil marks.|
Sunday 28 August 2022
There is a lot of different approaches in weathering and the appearances to one’s freight car wheel sets. None are wrong. It really depends on the region one models. If the area you model is mostly clay, wheels would pick up a lot of red tones and in coal areas there would be a lot of black dust on the trucks and wheels.
I like to have a variation in the appearance of my wheel sets. The simplest way I found to get this effect is to begin with a dollar store acrylic coat of cinnamon brown brushed on the faces of the wheels which becomes the base coat for whatever tone of coloring I want to add to the wheels. Cinnamon brown is a medium to dark rust looking tone. The smaller size Testors brush works well for this coating.
My second option for painting wheels is to coat the wheel faces with Vallejo Rust Texture which is a very dark looking rust tone, almost black. I like to leave these wheels set with only the Vallejo coating but one can then adjust the coloring with your favorite PanPastel tone. I have been known to also paint the truck side frames with Vallejo Rust Texture although my go-to paint for trucks is Princess Auto product Cast Iron Gray which comes in a spray can.
It is nice to have different effects for each car...I try not to have too many looking the same...George Dutka
|Rapido steel wheels have been painted acrylic cinnamon brown followed by different shades of Bragdon Powders. I normally use soot or dark rust. This one is getting a light rust applied to emulate a new wheel.|
|This Rapido open top hopper has had the wheels and trucks painted Vallejo Rust Texture using a brush. I did not apply any powders on this truck.|
|A look inside the open door. I used some scarp paper bag material to resemble leftovers from the last delivery.|
Saturday 27 August 2022
|The finished Branchline model is in use on the WRD. I did not have any Pennsylvania Ry. boxcars on my layout till this summer, now I have three. |
Branchline reported back in 1997 that development work had begun on the first of their own line of freight cars. Marketed under the "Blueprint Series" banner, these cars were designed to set new standards for a freight car kit. The first series of cars, the 50' AAR postwar boxcars, offered a variety of combinations of optional parts that allow them to closely replicate nearly any of the prototype cars. This philosophy would continue into future Blueprint releases.
I had mentioned my model a few weeks back and here it is now finished. The roof was a mess and needed repainting. I gave the roof a coat of tru-color matte dark red brick followed by a light coat of cast iron gray while still wet. I had taped the sides so no overspray would venture below.
Once dry a coat of PanPastel red iron oxide extra dark is applied to the roof followed by raw umber shade. The couplers are coated Bragdon rust. The car sides along the ribs are lightly coated with PanPastel raw umber shade...George Dutka
|The finished roof with the two colors sprayed on the roof once the car was covered with masking tape. The cast iron gives the appearance of metal showing through the paint once some PanPastel is applied.|
|PanPastel tones are being applied.|
|Raw umber shade is added to the car sides lightly as the car should look new as the era would be 1957.|
|Since the door was open I applied some brown paper bag as leftover packaging from the last delivery. |
Friday 26 August 2022
Thursday 25 August 2022
|On July 26, 2002, YDHR 3612 is getting ready to haul its next load of passengers from Uxbridge to Stouffville.|
Monday 22 August 2022
|I added a tarpaper roof to the structure. It still needs a platform-loading dock or stairs. Not sure were I will use it so left it off for the moment.|
Sunday 21 August 2022
Saturday 20 August 2022
|Westboro shop track with a bit more of a backdrop.|
Friday 19 August 2022
|CV 4551 shoves an empty boxcar into Delabarre Woolens for loading|
Delabarre Woolens Gets Some Scenery.....by Don Janes
Thursday 18 August 2022
Cando Contracting locomotive CCGX 1110 added to the displays at the Elgin County Railway Museum on August 22, 1999.
By Peter Mumby.
Monday 15 August 2022
|Ex-CN station in Port Dover this past weekend. It is down at the beach. There is a second station in town also.|
|This is my New Haven boxcar which Peter Mumby and I each built a model of on our Workshop Mondays a few years back.|
Saturday 13 August 2022
Friday 12 August 2022
Thursday 11 August 2022
|Ontario Southland Railway locomotive 181 had been brought to St Thomas for Railway Days at the Elgin County Railway Museum in late August of 1999.|
By Peter Mumby.
Tuesday 9 August 2022
|BEST has a new offering if you model a early era. Looks like a neat looking model. Could this be a good start to model Brookside creamery milk cars although the under-body would need extensive changes.|
I have been doing a bit more modeling in July that in the past months. I hope to get my act together and show you some of what I have done...keep checking back...George Dutka
|The last times I was at a train show was just before covid. In this view I am working the WOD-NFR craftsman corner at the Paris Ontario train show in January 2020. Peter Mumby photo.|
|Peter catches me once again working at the last show I attended in March 2020 which was the Kitchener train show. I miss taking in these event. Will see what this fall brings. |