The Freight House

The first scene to be developed on the Brooklyn Terminal layout will be the corner of the layout near the freight house and interchange tracks.  The freight house model is based primarily on the Bush Terminal Facility that existed on First Avenue.  I was a little surprised that a scan of an image in the […]

Enhancing Code 40 Flex Track

  The approach a modeler takes to track detail depends on a number of factors and personal preferences.  Two of them are the volume of track that  needs to be detailed and how far away you’ll be standing when you look at the rail.  Obviously, if you have several hundred feet of track, hand laying […]

East Rail on Film!

Here’s a blast from the past….Splitting off of Miami’s “East Rail” siding, just south of the main industrial park, is a one track spur that dives into the weeds, and weaves through concrete canyons between closely packed structures.  At the end of the spur there is a blind crossing of 37th Avenue to reach an […]

Brooklyn Terminal: More Questions Answered

  Entering into the Brooklyn Terminal project I had a lot of questions I needed to work through in my mind to see if I had a fighting chance of building something that at least approached what I’d done with my HO layouts.  It wasn’t enough to be able to address the questions and challenges […]