Subject to Change

In The Model Room

Capital PenNScalers NTRAK -- N scale, DC and Digitrax. Model Room hours.

Friday Evening

Overall Map of Friday Open Houses with Addresses

Stephen Mallery's PRR Buffalo Line -- HO scale, NCE DCC. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Steven Mallery, who just happens to be a retired prototype Dispatcher for Norfolk Southern working the same geographical area that he models, runs his mid 1960’s era PRR Buffalo Line from South Williamsport, PA, to GJ interlocking outside of Buffalo, NY, as a point to point model railroad with three staging yards representing Enola, PA, Buffalo, NY, and Erie, PA. The principal classification yard at Renovo is supplemented by four small local yards. Half of the 250 feet of HO scale single track mainline with passing sidings is on two levels allowing plenty of space on the center peninsula single level half for the main physical model railroad feature, the heavy helper grade necessitating helper assistance for both up hill shoves and down hill braking. Depending on traffic, two helper crews are often required. The model railroad is located in a 28′ x 34′ room.

John Smith -- O scale. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

16’ x 18’  animated HiRail layout currently set in 1944,  featuring Reading and Pennsylvania Railroads crossing the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, along with trolleys and a On30 logging operation. Railroad also features the small town of Bellefonte, where John grew up. Military enthusiasts will enjoy the 20 car army train. John also has a collection of Pennsylvania made sleds, several hundred 54 mm soldiers along with antique logging tools to enjoy. People can park in driveway and mailbox post has PRR keystones on it.

Green Ridge Village Model Railroad Club's Green Ridge & Big Spring RR -- HO and N scales. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Based on the Cumberland Valley RR with names of towns served (Carlisle, Oakville, etc.). Train room is 44'  X 36'. Layout is a rectangle with 3 peninsulas and 2 levels connected by a 3% grade. Layout has 1472 ' of track in the form of a 2 track main with folded loops.Most of scenes are rural with the background walls painted by a commercial artist.

Ken Dunn's PRR Middle Division -- HO scale, DC. 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Ken models Lewistown, Pa. The railroad includes the massive coal wharf at Denholm.

Bob Jans' PRR Cumberland Division -- HO scale, NCE. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Multi-decked, J-shaped layout with 3-track helix in 27' x 15' garage. Steam - Diesel late 1950's era. PRR 2-track mainline with B&O trackage rights and hidden staging loops.

Attalee Taylor's Pennsylvania Railroad -- O scale, DC. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

A terminal operation of the PRR set in 1951 and representing southcentral PA. Two rail DC, O Scale with all track hand laid and 100% ballasted, running on three levels. 47 turnouts have been built in place and are thrown by an 'electrical pencil' routing system. Scenery is 90% complete. All buildings, mostly scratch built, rolling stock and motive power have been weathered. A lot of O Scale tucked into a relatively small space.

Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society's Keystone Midland Railroad -- HO scale, Digitrax. 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The Keystone Midland is a freelanced “Bridge Route” running East to West and serving towns across Pennsylvania. You will see both “varnish” and freight from various roads using trackage rights on the KM. The track plan is a series of folded dog bones with two end points that share a common physical plant. The towns and scenes represent the various markets served by Eastern railroads and the obstacles they faced in moving traffic from large centers like Chicago and New York City.

Bob Charles' South Penn Division -- HO scale, NCE. 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Proto-freelanced operations based model railroad modeling the planned South Penn Railroad between Philadelphia, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA.

Sunday

Overall Map of Sunday Open Houses with Addresses

Jerry Britton's PRR Middle Division -- HO scale, Digitrax, JMRI. 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The PRR's busy Middle Division main line is presented in HO scale as a vignette as it passes through Lewistown, Pa., in the early 1950's. The Lewistown yard, Lewistown Secondary, and Milroy Secondary provide extensive opportunities for operations. Power is Digitrax DCC with wireless, JMRI/CATS dispatching, optional use of smart phones or tablets as throttles. Overall dimension of space is approximately 24' x 32'. Model railroad is on three levels and was started in 2010.

Randy Mower's  G C & E Garden Railway -- 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.(weather dependent)

Garden railway.

Bob Jans' PRR Cumberland Division -- HO scale, NCE. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Multi-decked, J-shaped layout with 3-track helix in 27' x 15' garage. Steam - Diesel late 1950's era. PRR 2-track mainline with B&O trackage rights and hidden staging loops.

Attalee Taylor's Pennsylvania Railroad -- O scale. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

A terminal operation of the PRR set in 1951 and representing southcentral PA. Two rail DC, O Scale with all track hand laid and 100% ballasted, running on three levels. 47 turnouts have been built in place and are thrown by an 'electrical pencil' routing system. Scenery is 90% complete. All buildings, mostly scratch built, rolling stock and motive power have been weathered. A lot of O Scale tucked into a relatively small space.

Columbia Historic Preservation Society'sPhiladelphia & Columbia Railroad -- HO scale. 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Columbia Historic Preservation Society Model HO Model Railroad covers 1000 square feet and is HO (1:87) scale. The Columbia area is prototypical (based on what actually existed). The time era of Columbia is 1920-1940. Columbia covers approximately 200 sq.ft. of the layout, and is home to a large roundhouse facility, a major yard, coaling and diesel facilities as well as two railroad stations (Pennsylvania RR and Reading RR).

Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society's Keystone Midland Railroad -- HO scale, Digitrax. 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The Keystone Midland is a freelanced “Bridge Route” running East to West and serving towns across Pennsylvania. You will see both “varnish” and freight from various roads using trackage rights on the KM. The track plan is a series of folded dog bones with two end points that share a common physical plant. The towns and scenes represent the various markets served by Eastern railroads and the obstacles they faced in moving traffic from large centers like Chicago and New York City.

Wayne Betty's Lancaster & Atlantic Railroad -- HO scale, Digitrax, JMRI. 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The L&ARR covers that portion of the Pennsylvania Railroad from Enola eastward to Columbia and Lancaster, with the Northern Central line to York for added traffic. Point to point operation through several levels on this DCC layout with a JMRI CTC machine. The date on the railroad is January 31st, 1968 the last day of the PRR. Motive power is the latest of the PRR. Scenery is still in the Imagineering stages, but hopefully advancing. Digitrax DCC for track control, detection and routing. Using Tam Valley boosters with PSX circuit breakers. All main line tracks are detected with signaling provided by repeater panels (computer monitors) at each interlocking. Dispatcher control is via JMRI.