"Adventures in Urban Model Railroading." N Scale Railroading March/April 2003: 30-37.
A Review for The Cannonball published by the Sunrise Trail Division of the NER, NMRADon't read Bill Denton's latest article in N Scale Railroading unless you are prepared to catch the urban modeling bug. If you have not yet discovered N Scale Railroading you should get a subscription (1 year $26.00 from North American N Scale Publishing P.O. Box 77296, Seattle WA 98177-0296) whether or not you model in N scale.In the latest issue, Bill Denton describes his Milwaukee Road Kingbury Branch. All photographs (ten color photos in all) are by the author. Bill was inspired to model these urban canyons by a prototype article that appeared in the April 1975 Model Railroader. Denton, Bill. In fact, Bill Denton's modeling has previously appeared in Model Railroader and served as one of the inspirations for my own modeling. Where my modeling differs from his is that my prototype did not run in the street as does Bill's. Bill uses Digitrax to run his shelf style N scale layout set in the 1970s. Bill began building his Kingsbury Branch in the Spring of 1994. Each of his two sections of benchwork measures six feet long by 21 inches wide. The results are superb because of Bill's attention to detail. He skillfully blends foreground into background, among his many tricks. He even manages to squeeze a bit of the Chicago River into one section of benchwork. None of Denton's structures appear to be straight out of the box which adds to his layout's appeal.