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A Few Details

The challenge in adding lineside details to a layout is that, if not handled carefully, they have a tendency to look contrived. To get around this I’ll study prototype photos of scene similar to what I’m working with and just copy what I see. Case in point being the large grassy areas near the yard…


Brooklyn Terminal Oct. 3

Having the book for Kalmbach done frees up a lot of time for modeling. This week’s projects involved two structures along First Avenue. The one shown above I call the “fire escape building”. I wanted the sculpture effect of the escapes as you look lengthwise down the street. The building itself is a kitbash of…


Brooklyn Terminal Oct. 1

Bush Terminal’s run down 1st Avenue was characterized by one and two store low rise industries paralleling the main running down the street. Spurs would diverge and curve sharply to serve the businesses which typically had curved sides to match the shape of the track. I’ll need four of these buildings. One down, a second…


Brooklyn Terminal Sept 20

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on getting the sidewalks done as well as adding street lamps and fire hydrants along 1st Avenue. I had to go back and repaint the hydrants from the original red I started with to a more prototypical dark green with white top.


Brooklyn Terminal Sept. 5

The yard and apron area are loosely (very loosely!) based on Bay Ridge and Bush Terminal facilities. Since the last report: added utility poles, coal bin, yard office, tree line to the left, and a water column. Except for a shed and some loose details this is getting pretty close to being a finished scene….