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Cross Pollination

Facing west from 13th Avenue towards the First Coast of Miami produce stand on my Downtown Spur layout. A recently saw the movie White Crow, a biopic on the life and career development of ballet star Rudolph Nureyev. Lots of lessons for us in there. How in the world could a movie on ballet have…


First Coast of Miami, Final

The First Coast structure is now in the bag. Photos can pick up errors the naked eye can’t. After looking at my previous construction shots it was apparent that I’d made the electrical conduits too large of a diameter so I needed to go back and replace those. One of the more effective illusions of…


First Coast April 28

I was able to get most of the First Coast structure done this weekend. Still remaining are the loading platform to the right and the foreground pavement.


First Coast April 19

It’s nice having a layout that’s half to two thirds done. You have enough completed to run trains and convey your vision while at the same time you can throttle back and work on whatever project strikes your mood. Next on the drawing board is the First Coast of Miami complex. This week I finished…


First Coast of Miami

The late afternoon sun casts long shadows as you look west down 22nd Street at 13th Avenue in Miami. An appealing aspect of the area of Miami I’m modeling is the quiet, calm, melancholy atmosphere along the 22nd Street corridor. I particularly like the late afternoons when the shadows grow long and it takes on…