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Thankful

It's always fun on any project when you can just sit back and take in what has been accomplished. The Hills Line still has a to do list a mile long, but I'm finally at the point where the sum is greater than the individual parts. And that's something to be thankful for. My best … Continue reading Thankful

A Little Privacy

Some of my favorite projects are the ones that I can knock out in a few moments, even if they don't add much to the overall look of the layout. That's the advantage of modeling a smaller railroad like The Hills Line. You can detail to your heart's content. Case in point, I needed a … Continue reading A Little Privacy

Every Litter Bit Helps

Real railroads are disgusting. They're covered with dirt and grime and sludge and oil and waste. Modeling them effectively therefore requires an appropriate amount of dirt and grime and sludge and oil and waste. That's easily done with weathering methods on locomotives, rolling stock, and even buildings. But the crud should also extend to other … Continue reading Every Litter Bit Helps

Statute of Limitations

Truth be told, I've been living a double life when it comes to The Hills Line. For more than a year, I was developing separate areas on the layout concurrently for two separate publications. The first was for my personal methods of distribution, which include this website along with my numerous social media outlets. The … Continue reading Statute of Limitations