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Report of the Chief Engineer, First Quarter 2017

IMG 1845 tThe chief engineer of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is pleased to submit its quarterly progress report. The full status report is available here. During the first quarter, through trackage was activated on Lewistown (LN) and Lewistown (XA), com...
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Lewistown (XA) Operational

On the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale, the branch side of Lewistown (XA) has been declared operational. Part of the Lewistown Secondary, this is the final "missing link" of through track and trains can now traverse from the main line at Lewistown al...
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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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Knocking It Out On A Holiday

IMG 1765 tAnother holiday, another marathon work day on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale! First order of the day was to complete the subroadbed for the Lewistown yard. Also cut the remaining scenery liftouts for along Water Street in downtown Lewistown, as ...
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