Raising a Barn

A Momentary Interruption with a Non-Bronx Post.

People who have been following the old Port Kelsey blog will know we have been waiting to get started on a new building for Fast Tracks. Well, today it finally got started!

At the crack of dawn, which is a crack too early for me, equipment showed up and started clearing out the location where the building will be built. There was a few decades of crud there that all needed to be cleared away. Watching them do this job with heavy equipment makes me want to sell my shovel. What would have taken me all summer took a couple of hours.

I took a shot of the action from the opposite corner of the yard, and will try to do so everyday until the build is complete. Should be interesting to watch the progress.

Here is day 1.


To follow the progress click on the Raising a Barn category.

Now, back to the Bronx.

btw, Getting this building up will free up the space for the Bronx Terminal layout, so the timing is perfect.


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 | 03-19-2007 | 01:03 PM
Posted in: Barn Raisin'! | Latest Posts


  1. Tim,

    Is that a mobile boiler/tractor or some kind of spraying equipment on the left mid-ground. I see a pull tongue, but also see what looks like a smoke stack. Looks like you have the space for some live steam action – maybe a 7-1/2″ (or in your neck of the woods 7-1/4″) gage version of the Bronx?!!!
    -ed mccamey-

    Comment by Ed McCamey — March 24, 2007 @ 11:21 am
  2. Hi Ed,

    It is a Kelsey Steamer. Built by my grandfather in the 50’s and used to cure tobacco, the main crop here at the time. This was one of about 700 made, and one of the very few left. A bit more can be found here…



    Comment by Tim — March 25, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

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