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 zebra striped Alco’s and the description Don painted of the railroad.  I guess I’m a “slow worker” but eventually I circled around, buckled down, and built the model I always wanted.

Completed model of LAJ Alco S-2 number 3.