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Construction Update

IMG 1078Took a rare mid-week day off "for the heck of it", and headed to the basement. I've been busy working on a bit of everything lately, mostly electrical. Today I tore into the last few feet of benchwork to complete the branch on the upper level. This i...
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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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New Control Panel

IMG 1038The PRR Middle Division in HO Scale has a new main control panel, needed for the new PowerShield X and RRampmeter products discussed in previous blog posts. The power flow for the command station and each boosters run parallel across the board, first...
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Altoona, Harrisburg, Enola Staging Completed

IMG 1036The board of the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO Scale may not be pleased when the chief engineer reports next week of the first miss of construction goals for a quarter, but hopefully that will be offset by the report that Altoona, Harri...
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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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