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Miami Jai-Alai March 20th

Well I can’t put off the front awning forever. Well, I could but…..time to get to work on the hardest part of the structure. The biggest question in my mind was how to come up with an effective strategy for dealing with the unique sawtooth roof configuration. Ultimately I decided to create the photo wallpaper…


Some Ops. Questions Answered

Setting the brakes is an integral part of operations as seen in the YouTube video above (go to the 1:20 mark). A reader recently contacted me asking for some clarification on operational practices centered on setting brakes while switching. For the answer I reached out to my buddy and ops. guru Tom Klimoski for the…


Miami Jai-Alai Feb. 27

The remaining photo laminates have now been applied as have the decorative arches and columns on the north and south sides.


Miami Jai-Alai February 22

Things are finally taking shape to the point where you can see what the structure’s purpose is. This week I applied the front side photo laminates, completed the glass staircase, and fabricated the large billboard logo on top. If you’ve ever tried working with individual letters (decals, etc.) you know how unforgiving the eye is…


Miami Jai-Alai February 17

Bing Birdseye view of the prototype roof. Next up is painting the roof. Although it’s not that time consuming to deal with, it does need to be done carefully simply because of the large amount of surface area involved and how visible it is. First, I painted the entire surface area with Rustoleum Light Gray…