Fixing a Design Oversight….

3 Video Series

In the videos above I document the process of fixing a design flaw that goes back about 10 years to when I made the initial CAD files for the terminal. At the time I had no idea what the size of a carfloat was and didn’t spend much time considering it, and as a result, the edge of the waterfront was too far forward and would not allow the carfloat to line up with the track properly. Not wanting to leave it the way it was, I decided to break out the power tools and hack it back to where it should have been.

I videoed the process, and the entire job is documented above.



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About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 05-21-2009 | 08:05 PM
Posted in: Benchwork Construction | Latest Posts | Video


  1. Excellent! Reminds me of the Old Yankee Workshop.

    Comment by Chris — May 22, 2009 @ 2:33 am
  2. Amazing! Tim, your work never ceases to amaze me. You are a true master-craftsman. This is also a great example of how one should never be afraid to make changes to a project mid-stream, even quite big changes!

    Comment by Ryebot — May 22, 2009 @ 3:35 pm
  3. Whew! For a minute there you had me shouting at my computer: Goggles, Tim! GOGGLES!!!! Then you remembered…..

    Comment by Steve Watson — May 24, 2009 @ 10:00 pm
  4. Superb video and what a fascinating railway !looking forward to more of the same ! ! Merv from a sunny south wales coast…

    Comment by mervyn — May 25, 2009 @ 5:20 am
  5. Best of luck on your endeavour. I had a LIRR Lower Montauk Branch themed layout set in 1963. The layout took the cover of RMC September 2007. I know what hard work you are engaged in. My next layout will be a series of shadow boxes based on WWII Oahu the Oahu Sugar Company.

    Comment by Nicholas Kalis — February 10, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

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