MODELING: A Personal Experience


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Lee Turner’s dad was an Alco man. He had a long history history with these diesel locomotives. Recently, Lee completed a commision on this 1/4″ Overland imported locomotive.  The model was painted in Reading scheme and the owner wanted it to reflect the post Conrail look.  He created the patch paint and grime of many days of hard useage by the railroad.

Here are Lee’s words about this project and the emotion it brought to him:

This one I felt my fathers presence with me, almost like he was looking over my shoulder talking as I worked.  Dad was always an American Locomotive Company man after starting his railroad career with Alco. He also knew how railroads had a pecking order in the motive power department. He said “If a railroad merges with another the units that don’t get new paint are the first that will be retired”. When Conrail…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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