LAJ Alco S2 #3 sits in front of the engine house on this diorama I recently completed for photography. Working off and on, here and there, over the past few months, I’ve been working on a photo diorama for my LAJ theme. Shown above is the final result. Let’s take a look at how it […]
The vintage LAJ photo above is a real gem although it become more of a “project” than I thought going in. What makes it unique is it’s the only image I’m aware of that shows the northerly side of the engine house. I’ve always liked it so when it appeared on ebay I immediately snagged […]
A sunny day in Vernon, CA. 4300 District Blvd. For me, one of the most enjoyable aspects of the hobby is re-creating a location in miniature so I feel that I can visit it any time by walking into the layout room. Getting that effect really isn’t possible with the naked eye simply due to […]
The thing that can be maddening about web searching is that it’s all in the specific phrase we look under. A less-than-obvious search word can often turn up gems. For example, instead of searching for “Los Angeles Junction Railway” I went to one of the rail picture sites and searched by location, “Vernon, California” to […]
The above shot is an experiment in playing around with a 1960’s look. The figures are from ModelU’s upcoming North American figure line. The vehicle is by Oxford Diecast.