Modeling From Afar

In-between construction of the Iowa River Bridge and making sure that my track plan as built will support the ops as planned, I've been able to test out my photo backdrop methods for The Hills Line. Since my modeled locale is a two-hour drive away, I’m relying on Google Streetview photos for a lot of … Continue reading Modeling From Afar

Fording the River

Sometimes I wonder why I don't recognize earlier that something I decided to do is not going to be a success. I guess that's how we gain experience. Such is where I stand on building the Crandic's Iowa River Bridge on The Hills Line. In my last post I talked about my supposed logic for … Continue reading Fording the River

The Curve

"Compromise is like the middle of the road; always safer to walk on than the edges." -Dwight D. Eisenhower- The north end of the modeled portion of The Hills Line features what I believe is the signature scene of both the prototype as well as the entire Iowa Interstate Railroad: The IAIS's deck-girder bridge in … Continue reading The Curve