Duality

"Opposites are always reconciled" -Walter M. Miller- Let me clear this up right now. I am not changing prototypes. My membership in the IAIS Historical and Modeling Society remains in good standing. And for my friends and fellow Iowa Interstate modelers who may be reading this post, I do not wish to have a visit … Continue reading Duality

Still On The Line

"I am a lineman for the county, and I drive the main roads" -Glen Campbell- I've found that I can knock out a set of power poles in a few minutes, which make them a fast and simple item to add to The Hills Line. Since power poles are common to just about any modeled … Continue reading Still On The Line

The Second Customer

"No one remembers who came in second."-Walter Hagen- History is filled with stories of almost and what if. Even the prototype Hills Line is a statement to what could have been. Despite the dubious honor of being the runner up in carloads in reality, City Carton Recycling now holds the distinction of being completed first … Continue reading The Second Customer

Gandy Dancing: Flex Track

What is it about laying track that causes us to pull out every tool we own to get the job done? I have no doubt that the visual carnage currently present on top of my layout has been repeated in countless basements time and time again. Despite the feeling that a small bomb has been … Continue reading Gandy Dancing: Flex Track