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Brooklyn Terminal 5/31

Using photos from the Flagg books as a guide, I got the grass layer down this week.


Brooklyn Terminal May 12

Tom Flagg’s New York Harbor books are a virtual goldmine of ideas. It seems every time I go through them I notice something else. Helping the cause is the outstanding print quality Morning Sun Books brings to the effort. The images are so razor sharp they can be scanned and used for modeling. A few…


Matte vs. Glossy Photo Paper?

As I continue to refine my technique of using photo wallpaper laminates instead of paint, one of the primary questions continuouisly on my mind is whether to use matte photo paper or gloss. On the surface it would seem matte would be the logical choice. However, at some point, just by chance I noticed that…


Fine Standards N Scale

When I started on the Brooklyn Terminal layout it wasn’t with the intention of making it a “Fine N Scale” project. “Fine N Scale” is a sub-section of the hobby dedicated to, as the name implies, much more delicate cross sections that are closer to prototype dimensions. It’s a small niche of a scale that…


Brooklyn Terminal April 25

Since the BT is a small terminal line with appropriately small steam power, I didn’t want the service facilities to be overwhelmingly large. Most commercially available water towers were simply too big so I kitbashed a Walthers rooftop water tank with some Tichy parts spliced on. The coal conveyor is from ModelTech Studios. The yard…