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Jerry Britton grew up in the shadow of the Reading Railroad, but somehow attached himself to the Pennsy at an early age. Jerry is the publisher of the Keystone Crossings family of internet and social media sites, as well as the AlphabetRoute.com site. Jerry models the Pennsy in HO scale, set in the 1950s around Lewistown, Pa. Jerry is the chief information security officer for the Pennsylvania State Police.

HO Scale: Streamlined PRR K4s 4-6-2 Announced

K4s 3768Broadway Limited Imports has announced the iconic PRR streamlined K4s 4-6-2 in HO scale. A number of K4s locomotives had streamlining applied over the years. All were later removed, restoring the locomotives to their original appearance. In February ...
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PRR Middle Division in HO Scale Open House Slated

IMG 1264Jerry Britton's PRR Middle Division in HO Scale has scheduled a public open house on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. The address and map is available from The Model Railroad Open House web site, referenced below. The model railroad...
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HO Scale: N8 Cabin Cars Announced

Bowser has announced a new run of N8 Cabin Cars in their Executive Line, which features ready-to-run, window glass, separate grab railings, metal wheels, and where indicated Trainphone antenna (designed using the PRR drawings). Besides Pennsy, Conrai...
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More Backdrops

IMG 1428Got many more backdrops installed on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale today. All but about 10 feet are completed around the railroad. These are all color laser printed from documents sold by LARC Products. The lead image is Ryde, which is west of ...
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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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