By Larry LeMasters
Note: This feature is in the Nov. TT&C 2023 issue.
Johnny Dawson, Hawesville, Ky., isn’t the average construction model collector. In fact, his collection of construction models serves only to enhance his train layout. Even so, those models comprise an impressive display, including a mining scene.
“I have a large train layout, and I buy construction equipment to use as models on the layout. I section some areas of the train layout and use the models to form dioramas. The truth is, I’m not a true truck or construction model collector at all,” he said.