I plan to build the wharves stick-by-stick. I will do this because it is prototypical and it allows me some flexibility in making changes as I install it. For example, the curved track leading to Burnside's wharf will probably resemble a trestle more that a dock.
I plan to laser cut all the piles to exact length. That should allow me to build the piles and pile cap assemblies on the bench using a jig. Then I will install them on the painted water surface. I will add the water later using Magic Water, a lot of Magic Water.
|Note tracks coming from the left appear to be on a trestle as they approach Burnside's Wharf. It looks like the workers|
are adding a wagon approach access on the lower right.