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Growing up in a family of model railroaders, Sheila was introduced to the hobby at an early age. She was given her first engines at 11, a Lifelike Conrail GP38-2 and a Minitrix Pennsylvania F9. Her collection grew and was refined to accurately depict equipment from the Pennsylvania Railroad in the mid 1950's, 1960's, late 1960's-1970 Penn Central, and 1970's Conrail. In her mid 20's she teamed with local Pennsylvania modeler and friend Daun Yeagley in building a small layout modeling Yellow Creek, Ohio and surrounding areas. She works as a corporate pilot flying small business jets. When she is off duty and not working on railroading she can typically be found hiking, building model aircraft, working on her Scirocco, railfanning, or visiting local rail/air museums on layovers.

N Scale: PRR X26c Announced

X26cBy the beginning of WWII, the majority of the classic USRA double-sheathed box cars and their clones were rebuilt with steel sides. More rebuilds followed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. By late 1948, close 14,000 of the original 24,500 USRA doubl...
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N Scale: PRR Plan 61980 Watchbox Announced

N Scale WatchboxN Scale PRR Standard Watch Box per PRR Plan 61980. The kit features an opening door, printed acetate windows, separately applied trim and an interior potbelly stove.Be sure to visit Keystone Details's new site here: http://www.keystonedetails.co...
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N Scale: PRR T1 Announced

T1Equipped with full sound, smoke, and Rolling Thunder for DC and DCC, this unique locomotive will be a sure crowd pleaser.  The Pennsylvania Railroad T1 4-4-4-4-4 may look and sound like an articulated locomotive, but it really was a rigid frame ...
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N Scale: Atlas EF25 Run Announced

Atlas N Scale EF25 Atlas Announces a new run of EF25 engines. Features on these engines include a slow speed motor, golden-white LED's, brass flywheels, low friction mechanism, and come in DCC or DCC ready frame. Cost: DC/DCC ready: 199.95        DC...
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N Scale: Atlas X26 Run Announced

Atlas' N Scale USRA Single Sheathed Box Car is modeled after the 50-ton outside braced boxcar designed by the United States Railway Administration during World War I. These cars quickly became a common sight on railroads from coast to coast. Pric...
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