Report of the Chief Engineer: Q4 2017

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This quarter was exciting for the division. Two open houses were held -- One in October for the NMRA MER regional convention, the second for The Model Railroad Open House in November. Final grading (scenery) has been completed for half of the Lewistown Junction main line area -- specifically the stretch from Roundhouse Road crossing to the yardmast...
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And The Other Shoe Drops

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Perhaps unfairly, I didn't warn my constituents that The Belleville Epiphany was going to have a sequel... The helix removal and nolix replacement will facilitate a design change for the Pennsylvania Midland Railroad , which interchanges with the Milroy Secondary at Reedsville.  I've updated the backstory of the Pennsylvania Midland, adjusting...
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The Belleville Epiphany

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I'm pretty good with spatial relations and designing things in my head. Despite building a 24x32 railroad with a four track main line and yards terminating on corners, I haven't used CAD and everything has worked out just fine. There's a helix on the Milroy Secondary (behind Milroy on  the upper level) and I had planned to use the airspac...
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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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