Report of the Chief Engineer, Q3 2017

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The Chief Engineer of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is pleased to report continued progress on the 43rd sub division. This quarter, progress was made across all aspects of the railroad. Fascia control panels were added on the Milroy Secondary and existing panels were upgraded. Featuring Barrett Hill "Touch Toggles", turnouts are now controlle...
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Electrical Woes Resolved (Almost)


I recently shared a number of electrical woes with my readers. Nothing like short circuit puzzles to figure out to keep the hobby fun! To summarize, a DB150 booster that was indicating "zero stretching" and use of an analog locomotive when nothing was on the track. Moved the booster to another power district and the problem followed the booster. Lo...
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Report of the Chief Engineer: Second Quarter 2017

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The Chief Engineer of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is pleased to present its report for the second quarter of 2017. Progress and been varied and slow, complicated by a short circuit (see separate blog), oral surgery, illness, and two inches of water in the basement as a result of a recent tropical storm! Since last quarter, approximately hal...
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The Fun of the Hobby: The "Short" of It!


This hobby is fun, right? I've had to keep reminding myself of that over the past six weeks or so as I have dealt with a short -- well, three shorts, it seems. I actually took a vacation day to focus on the issue, and it took a good chunk of the day. Not fully resolved, but I'm closing in. My system has a DCS100 command station and two DB100 booste...
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Report of the Chief Engineer, First Quarter 2017

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The 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), co...
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