Report of the Chief Engineer: Q4 2017

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This quarter was exciting for the division. Two open houses were held -- One in October for the NMRA MER regional convention, the second for The Model Railroad Open House in November. Final grading (scenery) has been completed for half of the Lewistown Junction main line area -- specifically the stretch from Roundhouse Road crossing to the yardmast...
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And The Other Shoe Drops

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Perhaps unfairly, I didn't warn my constituents that The Belleville Epiphany was going to have a sequel... The helix removal and nolix replacement will facilitate a design change for the Pennsylvania Midland Railroad , which interchanges with the Milroy Secondary at Reedsville.  I've updated the backstory of the Pennsylvania Midland, adjusting...
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The Belleville Epiphany

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I'm pretty good with spatial relations and designing things in my head. Despite building a 24x32 railroad with a four track main line and yards terminating on corners, I haven't used CAD and everything has worked out just fine. There's a helix on the Milroy Secondary (behind Milroy on  the upper level) and I had planned to use the airspac...
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Roster Acquisitions

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The PRR Middle Division in HO Scale has substantially increased its equipment roster through the month of October. Over the years, the railroad has accumulated Pennsy locomotives and rolling stock as it has been produced, as well as limited run foreign road equipment. With operations now on the horizon, it was time to beef up the interchange roster...
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Open House Slated for November 19th

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The PRR Middle Division in HO Scale will open its doors to the public on Sunday, November 19th, from noon through 4 p.m. This open house is in conjunction with The Model Railroad Open House , which organizes model railroad open house events throughout the month of November - National Model Railroading Month. This years schedule includes 180 ev...
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