Port Keechi scene
warehouse is integral to the
container cargo traffic at Port Keechi. Those
thousands of containers offloaded from all those ships
have to go somewhere. Not to mention the paperwork
to keep up with it all. Being railroad men we'd prefer to
have it all shipped out of the Port by train, but alas, in
the real world there are some cargos and some shippers
that are just more compatible with truck traffic.
This very tidy scene is the work of
has real world experience in the way
intermodal traffic is handled. Of course that
knowledge alone does not a great model make. It
also takes some artistic and modeling talent.
From these photos you
can see for yourself that Chip is not lacking on those
fronts, either. From the convincing palm trees,
the containers stacked about, and the cargo inside the
warehouse door being handled by a fork lift, the scene
has a great deal of realism that enhances the spot it
occupies on the APN layout.
Overall view of the complex
A large forklift vehicle to handle containers in the
parking lot dwarfs the small forklift inside the doors.
But that small forklift shares in the importance of
getting the job done.
On the right is the office, framed by a pair of palm
trees befitting of the harbor setting