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

Humblebrag

After my last post mentioned the existence of the Iowa Interstate Historical and Modeling Society, lovingly referred to as the IAIS Cosa Nostra, I received the following note. So if Joe A. is The Godfather, who are you? Answer... Joey Zasa. You know, the arrogant and flamboyant capo played by Joe Mantegna, and probably the … Continue reading Humblebrag

Behind the Lens

"If you want a happy ending, that depends ... on where you stop your story." -Orson Welles- With the conclusion of The Hills Line with James McNab on Kalmbach Media's Model Railroader Video Plus, I thought it might be of interest to learn some of the backstory behind the show, and how I went about … Continue reading Behind the Lens