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

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

The Iowa River

Little known fact... The Hills Line is the first layout I've built where I chose to model water. Let me clarify. Yes, it's true that there was water on the IAIS Grimes Line. But the Raccoon River was an afterthought brought on when I decided to redo to staging yard into a model of Fleur … Continue reading The Iowa River