CNJ Bronx Terminal Painting Update

December 2012

Earlier this week we received a progress shot of our CNJ Bronx Terminal painting by Larry Fisher.  Needless to say we were astonished at how well it is turning out!  Even better than we had anticipated….

It was decided to go with the waterfront perspective as opposed to the view from the road.  The view from the road was interesting as it provided a nice perspective of the complex trackwork of the terminal.  However I was partial to the waterfront view as it will allow for a period tug boat and carfloat loaded with vintage equipment to be included in the painting.  I had Larry raise up the viewpoint to allow for more trackwork detail to be included in the painting, which he has done wonderfully.

In this view, when completed, we will be able to see the most complex of the trackwork, the quad diamond and some of the curved three way turnouts.

Still to be added will be engine CNJ 1000 lugging a cut of cars from a carfloat up the floatbridge, as well as the tug and carfloat.  The yard will also be populated with equipment and details.

All in all it is shaping up to be one of Larry’s finest works and we can’t wait to see the next update!

Larry has done a great job on the background buildings.  The detail and accuracy are superb!  Having spent a lot of time researching this area I can say with confidence that Larry got it all correct.  Its great to see it come to life in colour.

If you click on the image for a larger view, you can see some of this detail.  There is a lot of action going on in the shadows and still more to come as he refines and adds more to the image.

The freight house is just beginning to get added, and Larry has promised another update when there is more detail there to see.

Wouldn’t you just love to have Larry paint your backdrops?

A close in detail shot of the buildings in the background.

Its interesting to see how it compares with the initial conceptual sketch that Larry provided.  Raising the viewpoint up so more detail of the yard can be seen was well worth it.  The tug and carfloat in the front of the image is going to be stunning!


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We expect the painting to be completed and prints to be available early in the new yearl. Until then, an introductory offer for prints, artist proofs and publishers proofs will be available to Fast Tracks customers. Order now to ensure you receive the print number of your desire.

This is a no obligation offer. If you do not like the outcome of the
final painting, you are free to cancel your order for a full refund
before it ships.

As work progresses, pictures will be posted on the CNJ Bronx Terminal blog. We will also send out email updates with details of the project as it moves along.


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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 | 12-09-2012 | 03:12 PM
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