Category: Construction

Brooklyn Terminal August 4

This weekend’s work completes the car float, pontoon float bridge, and vegetation on the pier yard. The car float is an un-modified Sylvan kit. The float bridge is a simple scratch build using styrene, an Atlas girder bridge, and assorted scraps and details from the scrap bin. Here’s an overhead view of the finished area.


Brooklyn Terminal July 30

Last weekend the focus was on assembling the Sylvan car float and pontoon style float bridge. Volume 2 of the Flagg books really came in handy. One of the advantages of modeling a NY harbor theme is that there is so much information out there and so many selfless people willing to share it.


Brooklyn Terminal July 21

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,…


Brooklyn Terminal June 30

The code 40 turnouts leading into the yard and those making up the yard ladder are now in place. Not visible beneath the bench work are the switch machines and frog juicers. The track at the top of the photo is temporary Peco which I’m gradually replacing with hand laid code 40.


Building the Yard. June 16

In a way it’s much easier to scratch build turnouts in groups. You tend to get into a groove after the first one, and progress is much quicker. The four I need for the yard are now done (code 40, number 6’s). I did an article on the subject in the November 2011 issue of…