Category: Los Angeles Junction Railway

Alco Article

I have an article in the April 2018 issue of RMC on modeling a LAJ Alco S-2.


Operating the LAJ

While waiting for supplies to come in for the Brooklyn Terminal layout, I doubled back to other areas. As a host layout for the upcoming ProRail national operating convention, it’s time to make sure all of my ducks are in a row.  I’ll be running both the Downtown Spur and LAJ layouts simultaneously so will…


Number 3 Crossing District Blvd.

My immersion in model railroading is largely a selfish pursuit.  I like getting compliments as much as the next person but my drive is primarily internal, a desire to create images that give me pleasure to look at, to create scenes that I enjoy operating, experiencing,  and interacting with.   As modelers we have an advantage…


August 7, 1961

  Model railroading offers the choice of of experiencing our work through two lenses, the naked eye or the camera.  It’s the camera that opens up so many opportunities for interpretation, framing, and presentation. The image above is of my recently completed Atlas Alco S-2 shot crossing District Blvd. on the LAJ layout.  I used…


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…