Moving Pictures

Welcome to 2020! To celebrate, it's a new media link on thehillsline.com Despite the fact that it's my vocation, making moving pictures for my avocation is also enjoyable. I had a small but robust collection of videos covering the IAIS Grimes Line, and hope to deliver the same for The Hills Line. Please visit and … Continue reading Moving Pictures

Endless Horizons

I've used the phrase Endless Horizons several times to describe my philosophy and methods in using photo backdrops on model railroads. The goal is to take a 16-inch deep piece of foam board and make it seem as if it stretches for miles and miles. Doubly important than making a model railroad seem bigger than … Continue reading Endless Horizons

One More Bridge to Cross

"Just when he thinks he can lay down and roll He's seen the place he's looking for coming up the road" -N. Ashford/V. Simpson- On this Thanksgiving Eve, I know I'm supposed to be grateful for the truly-important things. Good health, good family, good fortune. But to be honest this year I find myself grateful … Continue reading One More Bridge to Cross