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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PRRT&HS: Summer 2017 The Keystone Modeler Published


The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society has published the Summer 2017 issue of its free eZine,  ​The Keystone Modeler ​.  Articles include: ​Modeling the Pennsylvania Railroad's Flat Car Fleet, Part 13A - Loading a Pennsy F37, by Jack Consoli Upgrade an HO Scale X29 with Photo-Etched Parts by Bruce F. Smith ...
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Book: "A Compendium of Model Railroad Operations"

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All model railroaders, whether expert or beginner, will find a wealth of useful information in the OpSIG ’s second publication, "A Compendium of Model RailRoad Operations – From Design to Implementation". A complete guide to all things operations, Op...
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