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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…


Time

Although often not thought of in those terms, time, in all of it’s iterations, is one of the most factors to be considered when designing a layout.  I just posted a more detailed blog on the subject on my business site HERE.


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 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…