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Working The Bronx

Shot a bit of video on the weekend to help get the juices flowing for this weekends big show in Springfield Mass. Will be loading up the layout on Wednesday, driving down Thursday, setting up Friday for the weekend show.

If you are attending the Amherst Train Show this weekend in Springfield, Ma, be sure to drop by the Fast Tracks booth and say “Hi”.


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 | 01-26-2010 | 09:01 AM
Posted in: Fast Tracks | Video


  1. Who said S-curves weren’t allowed! All of those turnouts are as smooth as glass, beautiful work, Tim.

    Comment by Ryebot — January 26, 2010 @ 4:06 pm
  2. Tim,

    Great to see you posting again. A pleasure to watch the train’s navigation of your trackwork.


    Comment by Dave — January 26, 2010 @ 8:47 pm
  3. Great video! It’s amazing, when you watch the train at 6:24 as it surrounds the building almost entirely, to think of the fact that this layout is an accurate model of a terminal in real life, with those sharp turns.

    // Anton

    Comment by Anton Torstensson — January 27, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
  4. Tim,
    Geat looking track, and seeing it run really makes the difference. Sadly, I won’t be in Amherst this weekend, but if the weather breaks I will be helping a buddy relocate his N Scale yard to a new place in his train room. Hope all goes well with the show.

    And, while I’m thinking of it, when might we start to see the freight house come to life?

    Comment by Philip H — January 27, 2010 @ 1:08 pm
  5. Gee Tim,
    I think you may make Tail-Chaser layouts popular! [@6:00]

    Seriously though, good work Tim.

    Comment by Mark Kitanov — February 1, 2010 @ 5:56 am
  6. Not sure how to get in touch, but here’s a 1924 overhead of the terminal: http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=9&p=1003550,233393&c=orthos1924

    Comment by Roger — February 1, 2010 @ 3:46 pm
  7. Lovely video Tim,

    it’s a real testament to the quality of your trackwork that you can push a string of cars that long through all those turnouts without any derailments.

    Keep up the good work

    Comment by Neil — February 9, 2010 @ 7:36 am
  8. After all these years someone has finally modeled conjunction junction. Beautiful work!

    Comment by Kirk — March 11, 2010 @ 11:16 pm
  9. Wow–! I just wanted to tell you how truly awesome the Bronx Terminal project is.

    I was wondering if you are familiar with the article on the Bronx Freight Terminal that appeared in Railroad Model Craftsman, Feb 1950? It’s a really fascinating look at the yard, especially the overhead plan with the labels for each track, the surrounding streets and such.

    You do excellent work, sir. This is a really terrific layout. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Comment by J F Benedetto — March 18, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

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