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 16th 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.
Friday, 19 August 2022
A New Industry For Waterbury
CV 4551 shoves an empty boxcar into Delabarre Woolens for loading
Delabarre Woolens Gets Some Scenery.....by Don Janes
Many years ago I purchased and built Delabarre Woolens, a multi structure kit from South River Model Works. It consisted of the main mill, office/warehouse and a boarding house. I placed the mill and warehouse at the north end of Waterbury and there it sat for several years. Recently I finally got around to finishing the scene. The mill is water powered and there is a small river and a couple of dams and water inlets and discharge areas.
The river was poured using Envirotex resin and when dry I started adding the ground cover around the buildings and along the river, building the scenery up in layers. While the ground cover was still wet I inserted lots of detail parts and various weeds and vegetation around the buildings.
It was nice to finally finish this portion of my Waterbury scene and I am now ready to finish off the scenery in the town Of Waterbury, Vt.. The following photos show the finished scene.