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30th Ave. Jan. 24th

30th Avenue in Miami looking north. Sun Gas is in the upper right. Work begins on the 30th Avenue scene starting with the road and grade crossing itself. It’s a little tricky to model effectively because of the fairly distressed look of the pavement. In addition, the street goes right over a turnout. To model…


State of the Union

View of Sun Gas on The Downtown Spur taken from 30th Avenue and facing east. It’s been a busy few years on the modeling front. As I wrote previously, with the Brooklyn Terminal layout now fully complete, I do find myself feeling a bit of “what now”? There are really no other themes or scales…


New Miami Video

For the Miami rail fans and modelers in the group, Tolga Erbora has just produced a new video. Among other places he highlights East Rail and the Downtown Spur. He really does a great job of laying things out A to Z. You can watch the video HERE.


Brooklyn Terminal Tug

This weekend I wrapped up the last big project on the layout, the harbor tug. It was hard to pick which color scheme to go with given there are so many striking prototype options, the NY Dock and Erie being favorites. Now that I see the finished vessel on the layout going with the New…


Dust Control

As I mentioned in my last post “if” I do an East Rail 2 it would be placed in the same location in my shop as the original. My biggest concern is dust control. It took awhile to find this photo but it shows my previous attempts to get a handle on things by draping…