Category: Construction

Domingo Produce

I’m still in the mood to do some more work on the Downtown Spur so the next project will be the eye catching Domingo Produce structure on 13th Ave. Mocking things up with a sheet of paper I’ve found I’ll be able to maintain the prototype dimensions on the south face. The north wall will…


Bond Plumbing Supply

We’ve all been there, the inevitable “rut” where you just can’t get motivated and have no momentum. In my case this frequently happens when there seems to be a fairly long laundry list of difficult projects standing in the way of any forward progress. Such is the case with the Brooklyn Terminal layout….hand laid turnouts,…


Earth Toned Static Grass, 2/4/19

The muddy, brownish gray, dead grass shown in this Tolga Erbora photo is one of the most common scenic features of what we do. Unfortunately, there is no commercially available product to represent it. The image above illustrates perfectly the brownish/gray tone I’ve been trying to replicate with my do-it-yourself static grass dying project. Finally,…


Measuring Powdered Dye

Because powdered dyes are so powerful, you are often working with minute quantities. It became apparent that measuring spoons in very small sizes would be a real help. I found the spoons above on Amazon which come in 1/16 and 1/32 sizes. Click HERE for the page.


Earth Tone Static Grass 1/20/19

“Edison’s Lab” ! It takes a lot of trial and error experimentation to dial in a color with powdered dyes. The sheet of paper on the right is where I mix the dyes with a knife blade. There has been a lot of interest in my earth tone static grass experimentation. At this point I…