Pennsy News

Keystone Crossings... your source for everything Pennsy!

Lewistown (XA) Operational

On the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale, the branch side of Lewistown (XA) has been declared operational. Part of the Lewistown Secondary, this is the final "missing link" of through track and trains can now traverse from the main line at Lewistown al...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
201 Hits

The Lewistown Yard Ash Hoist Quandary

IMG 1779 tDesign quandary on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale! I've been mocking up the Lewistown Yard and I got everything to fit to my satisfaction except for one thing... the ash hoist. If only I had another foot of benchwork! The valuation map (above) s...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
293 Hits

Mocking Up Lewistown Yard

IMG 1778 tIt's been a busy week on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale. I've been mocking up Lewistown yard using flex track and photo copies of turnouts. In addition to the Lewistown Secondary connector to the main line, there is an "upper yard" parallel to t...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
226 Hits

Knocking It Out On A Holiday

IMG 1765 tAnother holiday, another marathon work day on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale! First order of the day was to complete the subroadbed for the Lewistown yard. Also cut the remaining scenery liftouts for along Water Street in downtown Lewistown, as ...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
232 Hits

Middle Division Roster Expanded, Updated

IMG 1753The PRR Middle Division in HO Scale has expanded its freight fleet through an acquisition from John Frantz who is moving to a later era. The purchase included 22 PRR and Berwind hoppers and a single Reading box car.  Roster reports on the web si...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
220 Hits