Under Pressure

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” -Douglas Adams- With the publication and shipping of Kalmbach Media's latest book, Building What's In A Photo, I can now share some additional photos from the my submission "Building an offline customer". It also gives me the opportunity to tell the … Continue reading Under Pressure

Meet The Modeler

Continuing my trend for blatant self promotion on this site, the past few weeks have been a very good time for me... promotionally speaking. First, the 2022 edition of Model Railroad Planning is now available on newsstands, in fine hobby shops, and online at the Kalmbach Hobby Store. My article, Demolition to Discovery, details the … Continue reading Meet The Modeler

Swedish Storage

The decision to use Ikea's IVAR shelving units as the base of the benchwork for The Hills Line continues to pay off in spades. I'm still finding ways to adapt and adjust the system to fit both the needs of the layout, as well as the needs of the household. My most recent addition is the … Continue reading Swedish Storage

Thanks Tony

There's been a subtle but steady uptick of web searches for thehillsline.com over the past few days. And while I'd like to think it's because of the quality of my posts, I know better. It's not my writing, but rather Tony Koester's words that led you here. I would hope that I wouldn't have to … Continue reading Thanks Tony