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Brooklyn Terminal 4/7/18

N scale.  N scale steam.  Short wheelbase N scale steam.  Tight radius street trackage.  What could go wrong!?  Actually things on the Brooklyn Terminal are going fairly well.  However, if I’ve learned one thing in my forty plus years of modeling it’s this.  It is really, really important, to get something running as soon as…


Boulevards

  Boulevards.  They put a character stamp on a place.   Bandini, District, Leonis, all boulevards in LAJ country.  The names hint at heavy lifting, industry, and yet not in an ugly, rust belt, smog choked sort of way.  Commerce is housed in structures designed almost a hundred years ago by architects with the natural gift…


Cuba Tropical Produce

While my focus over the past two years was on building the LAJ layout, my “main” model railroad continues to be the Downtown Spur.  Although I haven’t added anything to it in a few years, I have maintained it and operate on it regularly.  With the LAJ now done, and a Brooklyn N scale layout…


Figures 11/8/17

Following my last post on figures, UK modeler Steve J. wrote: “regarding figures – have you seen the work of ModelU? Based over here in the UK , they use a 3d scanner and printer to accurately create realistic figures. Many have been done from preserved railways and of you catch them at a how…


Alco’s!

When the LAJ bug first bit me in the 1970’s, they were running zebra striped Alco S-2’s.  Next on the project list is doing a backdated rolling stock roster so I can run them.  The Atlas S-2 is a superbly smooth runner, to which I just installed a Tsunami 2 decoder over the weekend.  Next…