Category: Construction

Figures

I’ve always felt that the old modeler’s adage of “no detail is better than a bad detail” made sense.  If we need a specific detailed part, and the only thing on the market is a crude soap carving, you’re better off omitting the detail as opposed to trying to represent it with an unsightly placeholder….


41 Years Later……

I was 16 when I picked up the December 1976 issue of Railroad Modeler magazine from the local hobby store.  Inside was an article that would stay with me since.  Written in a unique style, was a piece on the Los Angeles Junction by Don Sims.  I was just riveted by the look of the…


October 24, 2017

I’m starting to hit the home stretch with the Alco project.  Most of the weathering is done and about half of the gingerbread details are mounted.  Next up are the handrails and final details.  I use photographs such as this to look for areas that need weathering and color pattern touch ups (I see a…


Sweetener Products

  Now that the LAJ layout is essentially done, I’m circling back and re-shooting some of the photos.  The Sweetener Products “back alley” is shown above.  A larger format version can be seen/downloaded on my Flickr page.  Realistically, a facility like this would probably have a slightly more modern look.  I wanted to leave the…


Vehicle Colors

Here’s a good portrayal of common vehicle colors found on the road today.  Notice the preponderance of gray-silver-charcoal-black as well as white.  Note the mix of suv’s, sedans, mini-vans, and pick up trucks.