HO Scale: PRR GLa Hopper Kits Released


Bowser has released new HO scale freight car kits that are in stock and ready to ship.  Kits include one-piece plastic molded body, under frame, brake wheel, air tank, brake cylinder, triple valve, free rolling trucks with metal wheels, knuckle spring couplers, smooth painting, sharp lettering & car weights. The MSRP is $17.95 ea...
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Waybill Industry Files: 1945 Wilkes Barre Division Released

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Keystone Crossings previously announced support for  Shenware's Protoype Industries (Waybills) and   Industry Manager (IndMan)  software for perusing and searching industry databases for use in creating waybills for model railroad operations. Previously released was the PRR Middle Division (735 records). We have now posted the Wilkes...
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MER Regional Convention Slated

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The Susquehanna Division of the Mid Eastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) will be hosting the regional convention in Harrisburg, October 12th-15th, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. There is plenty of Pennsylvania Railroad content -- the event is even named after the Pennsy's  ​Susquehannock ​ train ! Th...
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Model Railroad Waybills Using Prototypic PRR Industry Data


So you've got a model railroad and you want to operate it. Before you can host an operating session, an operational strategy must be developed -- how do trains move? How do cars move? How do crews communicate? The scope of questions goes well beyond this article. One of the methods for freight car movement is the use of "Car Cards and Waybills". Th...
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HO Scale: Jordan Spreader Announced


At the National Train Show, Walthers announced a Jordan Spreader to be offered in Pennsylvania Railroad livery.  The Model 2-200 Spreader-Ditcher-Show Plow was used by dozens of railroads. The model features positionable wings and the mold boards may be raised and lowered. The model will feature railroad-specific details. Due in February 2018,...
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