• 2:03

    Lous Sassi’s Western Hoosic Division model railroad runs between Adam’s, Massachusetts and Bennington, Vermont and is based in the 1950’s. It’s an imaginary mine Lou invented that is operated by the Austin and Maine with an interchange for the runner. The HO layout has some of the best scenery anyone will see anywhere. Lou and

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  • 6:24

    Lou Sassi’s Western Hoosic Division daily mix train leaves the Bennington Engine facility with Number 32. As usual, this Rutland Makato and its crew will head to Deerfield, Massachusetts. The Rutland begins there at Bennington Station which also serves Williamstown, Massachusetts. The 282 crosses the Saco River plate girder bridge. The truss bridge in the

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  • 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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