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Report of the Chief Engineer, Q2 2016

IMG 1163As another quarter comes to a close, I share this update on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale. This quarter brought the completion of suburban Lewistown (3902) on the Milroy Secondary. This section of the line required a somewhat complicated dual-s...
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Prepping for Open House

IMG 1204  As previously announced, the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO Scale will host an open house in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS) next week. While the ro...
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Lewistown Declared Operational

IMG 1161Lewistown (3902), a mile of the Milroy Secondary in the suburbs of town, has been declared operational. This location is near present day US 22/322 at the Electric Avenue exit. This was the last link to making the Milroy Secondary operational. It als...
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Hacking Walthers Bridges: Back to the Bash!

IMG 1158Most of the actual bridge construction was covered in my last blog. The next step was to line the Kish Creek with rough scenery in the form of styrofoam. Meanwhile, the hardboard backdrop has received a coat of primer... After that, Chooch brid...
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Hacking Walthers Bridges

IMG 1137A year or more ago, Walthers announced their "Engineered Bridge System", which offeres a variety of bridge components of different sizes that are interchangeable. Their latest releases included four lengths of through girder bridges. Based on the par...
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