Report of the Chief Engineer: Second Quarter 2017

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The Chief Engineer of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is pleased to present its report for the second quarter of 2017. Progress and been varied and slow, complicated by a short circuit (see separate blog), oral surgery, illness, and two inches of water in the basement as a result of a recent tropical storm! Since last quarter, approximately hal...
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The Fun of the Hobby: The "Short" of It!


This hobby is fun, right? I've had to keep reminding myself of that over the past six weeks or so as I have dealt with a short -- well, three shorts, it seems. I actually took a vacation day to focus on the issue, and it took a good chunk of the day. Not fully resolved, but I'm closing in. My system has a DCS100 command station and two DB100 booste...
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Report of the Chief Engineer, First Quarter 2017

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The chief engineer of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is pleased to submit its quarterly progress report. The full status report is available here . During the first quarter, through trackage was activated on Lewistown (LN) and Lewistown (XA), co...
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Lewistown (XA) Operational


On the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale , the branch side of Lewistown (XA) has been declared operational. Part of the Lewistown Secondary, this is the final "missing link" of through track and trains can now traverse from the main line at Lewistown a...
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The Lewistown Yard Ash Hoist Quandary

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Design quandary on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale! I've been mocking up the Lewistown Yard and I got everything to fit to my satisfaction except for one thing... the ash hoist. If only I had another foot of benchwork! The valuation map (above) s...
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