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JACKS Interlocking Operational

JACKS interlocking is now operational. Doesn't look like JACKS, just west of Mt. Union? Be reminded of a much earlier post, where I explained that JACKS is the interlocking immediately west of LEWIS. On the model railroad, this is the control point immediately west of LEWIS. As such, I call it JACKS. It is actually the entrance to Altoona staging.

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Altoona Staging Operational

Altoona Staging is now operational. Eventually staging will be 20 tracks wide, but there are four tracks open to allow run through of the four corresponding main line tracks. The view above is westward, which becomes Harrisburg/Enola Staging. Behind ...
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Open To Suggestions...

Looking for some suggestions on engineering... I'm building my Granville Bridge on the workbench. It's a custom configuration of the Model Railroad Stoneworks Rockville Bridge kit. Amazingly, the specs are nearly identical (See The Granville Bridge Project).

Half of LEWIS interlocking is situated on top of the bridge deck. Specifically, three sets of crossovers. The bridge is made of Hydrocal. The roadbed is a half inch of Homabed. The issue is control of the turnouts.

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Report of the Chief Engineer, Q2 2014

Despite spending most of May preparing the railroad for its first open house -- for the PRRT&HS annual meeting -- this quarter proved very productive on the construction calendar. WALL interlocking is completed and fully operational per schedule....
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WALL Interlocking Operational

The Pennsylvania Middle Division in HO Scale has declared WALL Interlocking operational as of today, about two weeks sooner than planned. I got on a roll and got all of the Tortoise machines wired and stationary decoders programmed and tested. WALL,...
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