Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Old WW&F Trestle - Wiscasset, Maine

Looking towards the interchange yard.
 On my visit to Maine last September I took a good look at what is left of the old WW&F trestle in Wiscasset, Maine. Not much left, but after almost 80 years since it was retired I am surprised there is anything there...George Dutka

Looking from the road crossing.
Low Tide.


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Mount Blue Model Co. - Display

The past two wordless Wednesday's are from the same display set up by Mount Blue. I have built a few of their building which I have been really happy with. I think I will be trying one of their O scale cars shortly...George Dutka




Saturday, 26 August 2017

Franklin - More Views



An overall view of Franklin at the 2016 NNGC in Maine.
A second look...I had a few more views of Franklin I thought I would share with you...enjoy...George Dutka

Some of the equipment found on the modules.
Another angle of the shop area...a really neat scene in a small space.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

S Scale Narrow Gauge Modelling

No 462 is in the process of switching.
The next few Wordless Wednesday's will be of Bill Scobie's Sn3 version of RGS North. Bill lives in Alymer, Quebec across from Ottawa and has been modeling narrow gauge for a long time. On a visit this spring Don Janes and I had a really nice time operating his layout. It was really interesting for Don and I to actually operate the same train. Double heading Don ran the lead engine while I was the helper cut in a few cars back working hard to get us over the ruling grade....George Dutka

An overall shot of one area of Bill's layout.




Bill in his workshop.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

"Franklin" Based on Maine Narrow Gauge Ry - On2

A look at the roundhouse area of the modules.
At last September's NNGC there was a nice looking modular layout which was depicting Maine in On2. What I found really interesting was the group brought the layout with them from England by plane...a real feat I would think...enjoy the views...George Dutka

Overview of the Franklin station area.

There was a lot packed into this display module. I don't recall the length but I would think it was 12' at the minimum.
Some great looking rolling stock and the track work was also done nicely.


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Steaming along the SR&RL

On loan from the Portland Museum the SR&RL Museum ran numerous trips for the NNGC attendants during Sept. 2016.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

SR&RL Rolling Stock at Philips, Maine


The tool car is located inside the Philips roundhouse. One can see it is also full of tools just as in the past.
Here is a look at some of the SR&RL collection located at the museum in Philips, Maine. Don Janes and I took in the train ride, shop visit and photo run-by as part of our visit during the 2016  NNGC...enjoy...George

This rebuilt flanger is really nice to see. I have a model kit to built so a first hand look is well worth the visit.

The yard in Philips, Maine is full of large trees which throws a lot of shadows on the equipment on a sunny day throughout the yard. It is actually better to visit this location on an overcast day if one wants to get some better contrasting photos.

The siding if full of rolling stock.

All these pieces of rolling shot was viewed during Sept. 2016.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Modeling Wiscasset, Maine - WW&F in O Scale

One of the Wiscasset waterfront structures offered by Deerfield River Laser.

If you are planning on modeling WW&F you likely will want to included the waterfront scene in Wiscasset, Maine. Deerfield River Laser kits offer all the structures one would need as flats or full structures. I took a few photos of these offerings last year. Some other views will be seen in upcoming Wordless Wednesdays...George Dutka

Once a sail loft.

Wharf Masters Office