Follow The Build: The X26 and X26c, Part 2

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Like any resin kit, there is a lot of flash to be cleaned off of the sprues from molding. The instructions suggest doing all of the flash cleanup at once, but I deferred, doing only what I immediately needed. With seven kits in progress concurrently,...
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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 2

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Picking up where we left last time, this session we create the acute angles of the crossing. We start by taking a pair of rails and, on a grinding wheel, shaping the ends so they make a clean, solid connection while fitting the angle on our template....
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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 1

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The Milroy switching area on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale required a custom crossing connected to a pair of opposing #6 turnouts. An acute angle was required and the desired trackwork included a slight curvature. The NMRA Achievement Program f...
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Follow The Build: The X26 and X26c, Part 1

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Welcome to "Follow The Build", a new series here on PENNSYRR.COM that will follow the construction of a particular series of cars, structures, etc., over multiple blog entries. Our first series will feature the PRR X26 series box cars, which the PRR ...
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Report of the Chief Engineer, Q2 2016

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As another quarter comes to a close, I share this update on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale. This quarter brought the completion of suburban Lewistown (3902) on the Milroy Secondary. This section of the line required a somewhat complicated dual-s...
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