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

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I 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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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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