Referring to the slow volume of blog posts lately, a number of concerned readers have expressed concern that I’m floating in the East River or have taken up slot cars as a new hobby. No worries, all is well. I’ve actually been putting in a lot of build time on the Brooklyn Terminal layout. However, when dealing with “Fine” N scale, and hand laid code 40 track, progress is slow. My focus of late has been on the pier yard. Real estate is scarce in Brooklyn and a number of the lines resorted to creating landfills or piers out into the bay to accommodate small yards. With a few op. sessions under my belt I felt the yard needed to be longer which required extending the bench work. Next, all of the turnouts had to be be scratch built and switch machines installed below. All that remains to be done with the yard now is some static grass and turnout tuning.