First Revenue Train (video)

The first "revenue" train has operated on the PRR Middle Division in HO scale! QA was deemed successful on track one eastward. The car count was gradually increased and this video shows the train at 29 cars, pulled by an ABA lashup of EMD F7's, with ...
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LEWIS Interlocking Operational

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IMG 0050 This evening the track gang completed work on LEWIS interlocking and it is now operational!

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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 the...
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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 br...
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