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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…


A Facelift For Kikos

One of the more interesting scenes on the layout, both visually and operationally, is where the switchback makes a totally blind crossing of a very heavily traveled 12th Avenue into The Miami Produce Center. Switching the industry is particularly challenging because the view northward up the street is totally obscured by a business called Kiko’s…


East Rail Imagery

Many years ago I took a shot looking down the canal of my old East Rail layout. It was always one of my favorites. I’ve learned a lot in the years since and decided to go back and apply some updated photo editing to it. In the image above I’ve inserted a better/higher contrast sky,…


July in Miami

Adding the grade crossing signals at 30th Avenue wraps up the Sungas scene, which is the main thing I wanted to get done in 2021. This was the last remaining industry to be modeled although I still have a ton of non-rail structures to do. As time permits, I’ve been doubling back and looking for…


Passing Antillean Marine

Having just crossed over North River Drive the local passes Antillean Marine. Having completed the Sungas scene, I’m going to take a break from major construction projects for awhile and double back and spend some time photographing the layout. I’m finding each shot is different in terms of whether my Canon Rebel SLR or the…