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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: EMD GP9 PRR Class EFS17m Announced

Athearn GP9Athearn Genesis has announced a new run of EMD GP9's, including two versions of Pennsy units, which were classed EFS17m. The ”Standard Railroad of the World”. A claim the Pennsylvania Railroad made with pride. And why shouldn’t they? When it came to ...
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Winter 2017 Issue of The Keystone Modeler Published

TKMThe Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society has published the Winter 2017 issue of The Keystone Modeler. Articles include: BLI P70 / P70R Coach Review Trackside Battery Boxes 32’ TrucTrain Tandem Trailers You can download the free ...
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HO Scale: PRR X31 Series Box Cars and K11 Stock Cars

Bowser has announced that new runs of PRR X31 series box car and K11 stock car kits are now in stock. Kits include one piece plastic molded body, under frame, brake wheel, air tank, brake cylinder, triple valve, free rolling trucks with metal wheels,...
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The Lewistown Yard Ash Hoist Quandary

IMG 1779 tDesign quandary on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale! I've been mocking up the Lewistown Yard and I got everything to fit to my satisfaction except for one thing... the ash hoist. If only I had another foot of benchwork! The valuation map (above) s...
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Mocking Up Lewistown Yard

IMG 1778 tIt's been a busy week on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale. I've been mocking up Lewistown yard using flex track and photo copies of turnouts. In addition to the Lewistown Secondary connector to the main line, there is an "upper yard" parallel to t...
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