Port Hudson Louisiana
by Jeff Junker
About 20 or so years ago, a guy from Baton Rouge came into the hobby shop and said he was building an American Civil War diorama for a museum in Port Hudson Louisiana and needed the smallest old time passenger car I had. He wound up with a Model Power N-scale Overton Coach. He also bought some Atlas flex track and some Woodland Scenics products.
And I never saw him again or thought about the diorama he said he was going to build.
Until this past Spring when I visited the Port Hudson State Historic Site. On display in a glass case is his diorama measuring about 8 feet long and 2 feet wide.
There is a button you press that starts a narration of what happened during the 48 day siege and the Fort’s surrender after the fall of Vicksburg.
Little lights light up highlighting the area which is being talked about. And sitting atop the bluff is the Overton Coach that came from Hub Hobby.
Photos by Jeff Junker