Feedback Loop

You may notice a new link atop The Hills Line's website... For those of you with an aversion to social media, please take comfort in the fact that I'm not abandoning this site, nor will I require anyone to sign up for a service just to follow along with the progress on the layout. However … Continue reading Feedback Loop

Tagged

Graffiti is an unfortunate but absolutely necessary aspect of modeling today's railroads. Since The Hills Line is firmly set in the modern era, tags are ever present on buildings, bridges, and rolling stock. Fortunately the process is made easier thanks to some readily available commercial products. Blair Line's laser-cut decals come in a wide variety … Continue reading Tagged

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

Thrifty Use of Time

When I was interviewed by my friend Trevor Marshall for his magnificent and much-missed podcast, The Model Railway Show, he asked how I structured my hobby time. I answered that I normally worked in fits and spurts, alternating between periods of rapid completion followed by periods of pure lethargy. A look back at the order … Continue reading Thrifty Use of Time