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Report of the Chief Engineer, First Quarter 2016

IMG 1126The Chief Engineer is pleased to report progress on the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO scale. Work was hampered early on by illness that plagued the track crew for five weeks. A sprint to the finish of the quarte...
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Milroy Operational

IMG 1112Milroy, the eastern terminus of the Milroy Secondary, is now operational. The above view is eastward. The track running down the middle is temporary. To its right are two opposing turnouts (see image below). These turnouts will create an approximate ...
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Allensville Operational

IMG 1115The Allensville block, on the fictional Pennsylvania Midland Railroad, has become operational. A portion of the block, which spans the stairway, was completed last year. This section spans the aisle between the stairway and Big Valley yard. In the im...
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Chief Engineer Delivers Q4 Construction Report

IMG 1013On the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale, the Chief Engineer has delivered his Q4 construction report. It was mentioned last week that construction goals for the quarter were not met, for the first time in several years. That sent shares spiraling by 8...
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DCC Specialties' RRampMeter

RRampmeterAnother tool that I added to the fray was a RRampMeter from DCC Specialties. I saw these in use at several open houses during November and I immediately recognized its benefit. Although initially released for use for measuring track power directly of...
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