Category: Brooklyn Terminal

Brooklyn Terminal 2/12/18

Momentum is building with the Brooklyn Terminal layout.  When it comes to layout planning I find that there are limits as to how far you can take scene composition with a two dimensional sheet of paper.  Although I start with sketch something out in CAD, I go in knowing that the final rendition will need…


Pulling the Brooklyn Plan Together

  Despite its relatively small size, planning the Brooklyn layout has taken a fair amount of time.  I’ve been balancing the often competing goals of capturing the sense of the area while at the same time keeping the overall scope from getting out of control.  Urban modeling takes a lot of time to pull together…


Quick Fixes for N Scale Rolling Stock

  Work on the Brooklyn N scale layout begins with a step back to refresh my N scale skills and get back up to speed. High on the list is improving the appearance of rolling stock without making each project a months long effort. Challenges with N scale rolling stock include: excess height to accommodate…


Bush Terminal Scouting Report

  Sometime early next year I plan on starting on my next adventure, an N scale proto freelance Brooklyn layout, drawing heavy inspiration from the old Bush Terminal (Now NY NJ Rail).  I’ve found that no matter how many books you read, no matter how many photos you study, it’s hard to get a sense…