• 9:22

    Operation on Lou Sassi’s Western Hoosic Division model railroad begins in Adams. There the Boston Number 1478 glides out of the two stall engine house. The 260 runs out in front of B Saulet & Co. Supply where the crew will soon do some switching. Out in the yard Number 1478 couples to a Boston

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  • 5:21

    Lou Sassi’s Western Hoosic Division is an imaginary railroad on the Boston and Maine. Although it is fictional, it is based on a real location and prototype. Lou picked this area because he has lived there all his life, so he is familiar with the railroads that it represents. While he is not using the

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  • 3:40

    Lou Sassi has a formal operation session on his Western Hoosic Division model railroad. His friend Ed Styles operates the layout with him biweekly. Lou operates with a short line attitude, a laid back local freight run. Sometimes they will have a new person come along and they will introduce some passenger trains. For time

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  • 0:54

    Lou Sassi does kitbashing on his Western Hoosic Division model railroad. He enjoys it more than building kits from the instructions because it frees him to be able to do what he wants with the kit. He has built a number of kits according to the instructions primarily for kit reviews and product reviews for

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  • 1:27

    One interesting thing on Lou Sassi’s Western Hoosic Division layout is that he raised it 8 inches from 32 inches now to 40. One would think this would be a huge job that required a lot of help, but for Lou it wasn’t. For him, it was the worrying involved that was more of the

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  • 1:57

    One of Lou Sassi’s good friends is Pete Darling who joins him in this video. Pete has helped Lou out on his Western Hoosic Division model railroad and is also a member of their four person modeling group known as the Tree Group. Today he is going to show some of the techniques they have

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  • 6:59

    To start this video on scratchbuilding trees, Lou Sassi shows the tools he uses to make a typical deciduous tree with the wrap method. Today he is using wild oregano, beeswax floral tape, a good white glue, wire cutters, and wire. For colors he uses an inexpensive can of green spray paint which will be

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  • 5:34

    In this video Lou Sassi demonstrates the material he uses to create model railroad scenery ground cover on his Western Hoosic Division. Lou likes to call it ground goop. He mixes one cup celluclay, a third cup of white glue, and a third cup of brown earth colored latex paint. If planning on storing the

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  • 2:10

    Ed Styles, member of the Western Hoosic Division’s Lou Sassi’s Tree Group talks creating scale ground cover leaves in this video. Ed uses real dried leaves picked around fall time. He dries them and removes any big stems from the leaves so they are easier to work with. Next he puts them in a blender

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