Category: Brooklyn Terminal

Brooklyn Terminal 4/15/18

This weekend’s activities involved getting some more structure mock ups on the layout.  I also kept most of the structures from my old Monon layout and they’re serving as hand stand ins for now.   Everything is up and fully operational at this point.  The plan is to operate it for a few months and then…


Dealing with Oversize N Scale Track

The oversize appearance of N scale rail is an issue visually, particularly in photographs.  Actually, the oversize nature of many N scale components is a visual issue but for today let’s focus on the rail. With track appearance you are dealing with two components that really stand out if they are oversize, the rail web…


Brooklyn Terminal Fascia

This week I added the fascia to the Brooklyn Terminal layout.  The curved corners are made from bendable 1/4″ MDF from Rockler, the rest being standard 1/4″ MDF.  The trim strips are screen molding.  To form the curves on the molding, I soaked the pieces in the tub and then carefully (very carefully) worked them…


Supporting the Layout

For a variety of reasons, the handling of the BT bench work support was critical to the  look of the layout and overall gallery space.  It deserved a lot of thought.  Traditional legs, no matter how professionally assembled, would look spindly, spidery, and amateurish.  A “curtain wall” under the layout would add visual mass and…


Layout “Gallery” Room

  In addition to the satisfaction we get out of building and running our layouts, they can also provide enjoyment through the simple act of just looking at them.  That is, taking them in and viewing them as we would a work of art.  In that vein I’m setting up the front room of my…