Tom Klimoski caught the local in front of Cuba Tropical Produce in this 2008 photo. Note how the train has been split to clear the grade crossing in the distance.

 

It took me more years than I would have liked but I’ve finally brought to a close a model of one of my favorite structures on the Spur.  Cuba Tropical Produce is now planted on 13th Avenue on the layout.

Construction techniques were a combination of photo laminates and traditional styrene.  The siding, shingles and signs are photos of the prototype, everything else is painted styrene.  Security bars: Tichy, Gutters: Micro Engineering, AC units: Walthers.  Foundation: PVC “wood”, Dock bumpers, styrene.