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

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

In Hindsight

A blatant promotional announcement this time... I'll be presenting at the Hindsight 20/20 7.0 Virtual RPM Clinic this Saturday, February 20th at 6:30pm Eastern. My presentation is titled Creating City Carton, and will detail the design, construction, and operation of City Carton Recycling on The Hills Line. More information and registration for Hindsight 20/20 7.0 … Continue reading In Hindsight