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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.

Report of the Chief Engineer, Q3 2016

IMG 1418The chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO Scale is please to provide this construction update to the management, employees, and stockholders. As scheduled and previously reported, the Milroy Secondary portion of the Lewist...
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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 5

IMG 1415My next task on this project was to spike down the rails which had been temporarily CA'd to the ties.  I built upon a triple layer of homabed. I thought I had decent spikes on hand, but as the photo (right) illustrates, the heads are a bit heavy...
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Multi-State Model Railroad Open House Slated

bill kachellThe Model Railroad Open House is pleased to announce that its 2016 schedule is now available. The Model Railroad Open House is a 50 year tradition and this year's event boasts 120 events across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This year Jerry Britton has...
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Computer Printed Backdrops

IMG 1384I've had a few of my backdrops in place for a few years, but this month I am installing them en masse. I thought I would share the process. There are a number of companies that have offered long backdrops on vinyl and other materials, but they tend t...
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PRRT&HS: Autumn Keystone Published

prrT he Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society has published the Autumn 2016 issue of its flagship magazine, The Keystone. News items include: Preservation of Glencoe, MD, PRR Station Rare Re-Platforming Through Paoli Governor Announ...
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