CNJ Bronx Terminal Fully Operational

It all runs.


June 13, 2009, 3:41pm

The last route has been programmed, the layout is now fully operational.

While a nice milestone, I still hava a long way to go to meet my goal of having it running at the NMRA Train Show next month.  But its good to know that it all works as hoped.

Talk about a complicated little bugger.


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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: warrisr | 06-13-2009 | 03:06 PM
Posted in: Latest Posts | Track Construction | wiring


  1. Congratulations! Where’s a video of it running?

    Comment by John Peebles — June 13, 2009 @ 3:23 pm
  2. Well done! The candle is a nice touch.

    Comment by Terry — June 13, 2009 @ 3:53 pm
  3. Congratulations Tim!

    Now you have some idea why the original computer hackers were actually model railroaders (Tech Model Railroad Club at MIT)

    Comment by Chris Arsenault — June 13, 2009 @ 3:55 pm
  4. Congrats!

    Comment by Roger — June 13, 2009 @ 4:33 pm
  5. Having never studied the plan from an operational standpoint, I can see why not having the turnout installed yet on the wharf-side isn’t important to the operation of the layout…are you going to use the three wharf-side spurs for static display or do you anticipate using some sort of temporary extension spur that you can clip onto the layout to allow a locomotive and several cars to enter and exit those spurs? I ask because I’m curious, not because the rest of the layout won’t provide more than enough challenge. Again, congrats!

    Comment by Roger — June 13, 2009 @ 9:09 pm
  6. Roger,

    I will be extending the tail end of the carfloat track in an arc temporarily to accommodate operation. I expect to have this done shortly. I will also create a temporary float bridge between the carfloat and the layout. Likely sans turnout….


    Comment by Tim — June 13, 2009 @ 9:52 pm
  7. Wow, congratulations are definitely in order.

    Now, have fun drinking a beer or two, otherwise you will go crazy…that, and play trains 🙂

    Comment by James Powell — June 14, 2009 @ 3:58 am
  8. Heartiest congratulations …. you look so proud and relieved ? However , I also would like to see the video and with sound ! Yes , we are never happy !


    Comment by Ian — June 14, 2009 @ 6:41 am
  9. Tim,

    Congratulations! As an avid follower of your websites and blogs, and a user of Fast Tracks products, I recognize the significance of this accomplishment.

    Cheers to many more.

    Comment by Dave Gruber — June 14, 2009 @ 7:34 am
  10. Well done on getting this far! I can’t wait to see how you approach the scenery.

    Comment by Neil — June 14, 2009 @ 8:27 am
  11. Well don’t you look proud of yourself 🙂 I look forward to seeing it at a local show soon!

    Comment by Jim — June 14, 2009 @ 2:51 pm
  12. Relieved is more like it….


    Comment by warrisr — June 14, 2009 @ 2:52 pm
  13. Congratulations Tim! I bet it is complicated! Would really love to see it sometime.

    Comment by Mike Young — June 14, 2009 @ 6:10 pm
  14. Good work. Nice to know how DCC simplifies everything!

    Comment by Stuart — June 14, 2009 @ 8:10 pm
  15. Hip-Hip,.. Hooray! Hip-Hip,.. Hooray! Hip-Hip,.. Hooray!

    Well done Tim.
    I’m glad you were the one to attempt this layout, ’cause I don’t think too many others could.
    ‘can’t wait to see it running. No pressure though. 🙂


    Comment by Mark Kitanov — June 14, 2009 @ 9:11 pm
  16. Congratulations Tim!
    Good to hear that it’s “a runner” 🙂

    Comment by Iain Kennedy — June 14, 2009 @ 10:13 pm
  17. Congrats Tim!

    Comment by Shane — June 15, 2009 @ 8:26 am

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