Category: Construction

Grab N Go Staging

This weekend’s project was adding another shelf for my open top staging. These are floating shelves with a 1 1/2″ trim strip on top to keep the cars from rolling off. Steve Jobs big thing was his obsession with ergonomics and the user experience. A lot of this is subtle. I find that if I…


Industrial Park Grade Crossing Signage

Grade crossing signs within the confines of a private industrial park sometimes take on looks other than the tradition crossbucks. Shown above is one such example at the NEPW Logistics campus in Portland, ME which I’m currently modeling for a commercial customer. Here’s the artwork for those interested in making your own. I print the…


A Gondola for FP&T

It’s been awhile since I’ve done any rolling stock so I decided to do so in a way that added some local flavor. Ferrous Process and Trading (FP&T) is a scrap steel recycler and one of the larger industries on the layout. They have their own small fleet of gondolas with the odd reporting marks…


Kikos Wrap Up

Shown above is the finished renovation of Kiko’s Wholesale. I’ve learned a little since I first started experimenting with photo laminates many years ago. I used to look for photos with very few shadows and then photo shopped out any that remained. I now do the opposite, intentionally looking for images taken on sunny days…


Some Palm Trees for 30th Ave.

30th Avenue in the vicinity of Sun Gas is lined by rows of palm trees. Time to make a few! Since there really aren’t any commercially available palm trees that capture the airy and delicate nature of the fronds, they need to be made from scratch. I cut my own using a Black Cat Cougar…