I just realized that I did not post this earlier. For those that have been following my blog/website, for those that did not already know, my layout was featured in the March issue of Model Railroader magazine. The article appears on page 48 of the issue. Some retail stores may still have a copy on the shelf, or hobby shops should have it, along with of course Kalmbach’s website for Model Railroader.
This was my first article published in a magazine, but the second time I’ve been mentioned in a different magazine. My article was submitted a little over two years ago, so of course the layout has changed/evolved since then.
I’ve been very humbled having a project that took over two years finally come to fruition with being published, and I might add, MR approached me to submit the article. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done on basically the first layout I’ve completely finished. Well, to this point anyway…:)
I’m grateful for all the excellent help I had in putting this layout together. Hopefully you’ll see another article in print someday on the updated and hopefully expanded Hitop branch!
In closing, I’ve had people ask why I set up a FB page first for the layout, why I set up a website, and why I submitted an article. Well, the answer is simple. If I can show what can be done in a small space railroad-wise, if I can inspire someone to finally build that small layout, and if I can help someone with layout ideas, or that matter weathering and detail ideas, then I’ve accomplished what I set out to do….:)