River Redux

"I get by with a little help from my friends" -Lennon/McCartney- I really do value the community of model railroading. The number of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances that express interest in, and often support me in this hobby, is humbling. Case in point, my friends and fellow IAIS modelers Joe Atkinson and Scott Thornton. Thanks … Continue reading River Redux

Electric Boogie

"Come let me take you on a party ride, And I'll teach you the electric slide" -Marcia Griffiths- One of the least visible, but hopefully most-effective changes I've made between the construction of my former IAIS Grimes Line and The Hills Line has been in my approach to wiring the layout. Towards the end of … Continue reading Electric Boogie

Finishing Touches

A few final details for the signature scene of The Hills Line, the Iowa Interstate's deck-girder bridge over the Iowa River and surrounding area in Iowa City. My favorite material for modeling scrub and weeds is poly-fiber fill. I'll take a small patch and dust it with Woodland Scenics Blended Turf, then seal and attach … Continue reading Finishing Touches