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

Disappear

In Episode 4 of The Hills Line with James McNab, I mentioned I had built a set of view blocks to mask trains when they're on the Hill Track. This acted as a way to reinforce the fact that they had left the modeled portion of the layout and were in staging. Maiden Lane Interchange … Continue reading Disappear

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

Behind the Lens

"If you want a happy ending, that depends ... on where you stop your story." -Orson Welles- With the conclusion of The Hills Line with James McNab on Kalmbach Media's Model Railroader Video Plus, I thought it might be of interest to learn some of the backstory behind the show, and how I went about … Continue reading Behind the Lens