A View Down the Canal

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It’s been a long time coming, but here’s a view down the canal on my new East Rail replica layout. I’ve tried hard to keep the flavor of the old one while, at the same time, making some subtle improvements.

Here’s the same shot on the old layout taken in 2009. Steel structures are relatively rare in Miami due to their vulnerability to hurricanes. Replacing the warehouses with block and stucco versions was the biggest change. The vegetation coloring on the old layout was a little off so I corrected that per my new scenery book. Other than that, the two are very close right down to the crumpled corrugated box on the left under the bush.