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Granville Bridge Turnout Control Solution

I previously shared my challenge to power turnouts on the deck of the Granville Bridge, just west of Lewistown. Three crossovers of LEWIS interlocking are on the deck itself. I customized Tortoise Remote Mounts to meet my needs. Time will tell if th...
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Report of the Chief Engineer, Q4 2014

Construction on the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO scale, continues on schedule. This quarter saw the Ryde section achieve operational status and the first public open house was held in November as part of National Model Railroad Month....
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Ryde Operational

The main line through Ryde has been declared operational. To the west (left) lies JACKS interlocking and Altoona staging. To the east (right) lies the Granville Bridge and LEWIS interlocking. Ryde, per the prototype, will feature an overhead water b...
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Veteran's Day Work Extra

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I enjoy Veteran's Day as a holiday... used as a "training day". Last month I had framed out most of the benchwork to complete the remaining 24 feet of main line. I made significant progress towards that end today.

ABOVE: Looking eastward from Granville Bridge past LEWIS tower and interlocking. The yard entrance is visible at distant left. Track on the bridge is in a "mockup" state.

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Report of the Chief Engineer, Q3 2014

link externalI am please to report that the PRR Middle Division in HO scale continued its progress during the third quarter. The overal project remains on schedule. JACKS interlocking is completed and fully operational per schedule. Altoona staging is operational...
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