Lafayette Street Continued

As progress continues on Lafayette Street in Iowa City, I find myself dealing with the dual nature of the scene. On one hand, it's the largest single road on The Hills Line. On the other, it'll be primarily blocked by structures between the road and the aisle. Like before, I painted the entire street using … Continue reading Lafayette Street Continued

Lafayette Street

"Nous voila, Lafayette" -Charles Stanton- By far, the scene that I was most proud of on my IAIS Grimes Line layout was the NW 86th and Swanson Boulevard intersection in Clive, Iowa. The combination of narrow benchwork and photo backdrops, punctuated by the Industrial Spur's stop-and-check crossing, made it an excellent introduction to the layout. Ultimately … Continue reading Lafayette Street

Humblebrag

After my last post mentioned the existence of the Iowa Interstate Historical and Modeling Society, lovingly referred to as the IAIS Cosa Nostra, I received the following note. So if Joe A. is The Godfather, who are you? Answer... Joey Zasa. You know, the arrogant and flamboyant capo played by Joe Mantegna, and probably the … Continue reading Humblebrag