Model Railroad Waybills Using Prototypic PRR Industry Data


So you've got a model railroad and you want to operate it. Before you can host an operating session, an operational strategy must be developed -- how do trains move? How do cars move? How do crews communicate? The scope of questions goes well beyond this article. One of the methods for freight car movement is the use of "Car Cards and Waybills". Th...
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Electrical Woes Resolved (Almost)


I recently shared a number of electrical woes with my readers. Nothing like short circuit puzzles to figure out to keep the hobby fun! To summarize, a DB150 booster that was indicating "zero stretching" and use of an analog locomotive when nothing was on the track. Moved the booster to another power district and the problem followed the booster. Lo...
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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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Bethlehem Steel's Naginey Quarry Shipments

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The Bethlehem Steel Company owned a large quarry at Naginey on the Milroy Secondary outside of Lewistown, Pa. The quarry was rail-served until Hurricane Agnes destroyed much of the line in 1972 and it proved too expensive to repair. Several years ago...
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