Concrete Jungle

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The Hills Line

I’m having to relearn how to model large expanses of concrete and asphalt. On the IAIS Grimes Line I was able to construct the eight-foot long Swanson Boulevard that ran parallel to the PDM Spur out of a single piece of styrene, thanks to a local plastics supplier offering single-sheet purchases. For The Hills Line, it took numerous cuts and combinations to connect everything together around City Carton Recycling in Iowa City.

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Fortunately the same plastics supplier still offers single sheets of 4′ x 8′ styrene in .040 thickness. Keeping the middle of my layout space open has definite benefits when it comes to working on large stock. A drywall T-square and scoring tool come in handy when making significant cuts.

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Despite having to rearrange or eliminate portions of City Carton Recycling, I left space for the large concrete pad around the receiving and tool warehouses. Modeling embedding rails…

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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 strength...to 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 it...as 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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