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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 6

IMG 1422    In the final episode of this build, I fitted the approach tracks for each quadrant of the crossing. In each quadrant, one rail uses a standard rail joint and the other extends to, but does not quite meet, the frog. After test fitt...
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Report of the Chief Engineer, Q3 2016

IMG 1418The chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO Scale is please to provide this construction update to the management, employees, and stockholders. As scheduled and previously reported, the Milroy Secondary portion of the Lewist...
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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 5

IMG 1415My next task on this project was to spike down the rails which had been temporarily CA'd to the ties.  I built upon a triple layer of homabed. I thought I had decent spikes on hand, but as the photo (right) illustrates, the heads are a bit heavy...
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Computer Printed Backdrops

IMG 1384I've had a few of my backdrops in place for a few years, but this month I am installing them en masse. I thought I would share the process. There are a number of companies that have offered long backdrops on vinyl and other materials, but they tend t...
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Just Checking In...

IMG 1351Been a while since I posted a progress report on the PRR Middle Division. My only "track goal" for this quarter was to complete the Lewistown (LN) portion of the Milroy Secondary, which amounted to less than three feet of flex track. In the image abo...
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