Statute of Limitations

Truth be told, I've been living a double life when it comes to The Hills Line. For more than a year, I was developing separate areas on the layout concurrently for two separate publications. The first was for my personal methods of distribution, which include this website along with my numerous social media outlets. The … Continue reading Statute of Limitations

A Glorified Parking Lot

In describing the multitude of streets in southern Iowa City, a friend once called them nothing more than glorified parking lots. Since a lot of the roads are either bisected by or parallel to The Hills Line, none are anywhere close to arterial thoroughfares. But since the prototype was first and foremost an electric interurban, … Continue reading A Glorified Parking Lot

The View from Madison Street

As I previously mentioned, the large potable water tank just north of the IAIS deck-girder bridge in Iowa City doesn't play a role in the operating scheme of The Hills Line. However its presence is commanding enough to warrant inclusion on the layout. The tank itself is part of the larger Madison Street Services Building … Continue reading The View from Madison Street