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Society Presence at Timonium Shows

The Northern Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS) has made arrangements to provide the Society with a presence at the quarterly Great Scale Model Train Shows in Timonium, Md. The Society's prof...
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Bowser HO Scale Freight Cars Released

image not availableBowser has announced the release of several Pennsy freight car kits in new road numbers. The offerings include the H21a hopper, X31f box car, F30a flat car, GS gondola, and K11 stock car.   H-21a 4-Bay Hopper Pennsylvania-Coal Goes to War&nb...
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Today in PRR History

The front page of the newly redesigned Keystone Crossings site now features Today in PRR History at upper right. A database contains hundreds of historical tidbits on the Pennsy and displays the information on the anniversary of the event. The databa...
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Progress During a Hurricane

Undaunted by Hurricane Sandy bearing down on central Pennsylvania, I made use of the Governor's closure of the state to work on the turnout control wiring in Yeagertown.

This past weekend at the Timonium show I picked up wiring connectors for Tortoise switch machines. Though these add to the cost per turnout, they allow you to perform all of the wire soldering on the bench and then slip the connector over the card edge of the switch motor. It also allows you to more easily swap out a switch machine without having to resolder anything.

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Timonium Show

Heading out the door to the Great Scale Model Train Show at the Timonium (Md.) Fairgrounds. Shopping list in hand and cash in the pocket!
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