Hacking Walthers Bridges

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A year or more ago, Walthers announced their " Engineered Bridge System ", which offeres a variety of bridge components of different sizes that are interchangeable. Their latest releases included four lengths of through girder bridges. Based on the p...
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Report of the Chief Engineer, First Quarter 2016

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The Chief Engineer is pleased to report progress on the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO scale. Work was hampered early on by illness that plagued the track crew for five weeks. A sprint to the finish of the quarte...
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Milroy Operational

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Milroy, the eastern terminus of the Milroy Secondary, is now operational. The above view is eastward. The track running down the middle is temporary. To its right are two opposing turnouts (see image below). These turnouts will create an approximate ...
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Allensville Operational

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The Allensville block, on the fictional Pennsylvania Midland Railroad, has become operational. A portion of the block, which spans the stairway, was completed last year. This section spans the aisle between the stairway and Big Valley yard. In the im...
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Construction Update

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Took 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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