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HO Scale: N8 Cabin Cars Announced

Bowser has announced a new run of N8 Cabin Cars in their Executive Line, which features ready-to-run, window glass, separate grab railings, metal wheels, and where indicated Trainphone antenna (designed using the PRR drawings). Besides Pennsy, Conrai...
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More Backdrops

IMG 1428Got many more backdrops installed on the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale today. All but about 10 feet are completed around the railroad. These are all color laser printed from documents sold by LARC Products. The lead image is Ryde, which is west of ...
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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 6

IMG 1422    In the final episode of this build, I fitted the approach tracks for each quadrant of the crossing. In each quadrant, one rail uses a standard rail joint and the other extends to, but does not quite meet, the frog. After test fitt...
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Report of the Chief Engineer, Q3 2016

IMG 1418The chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO Scale is please to provide this construction update to the management, employees, and stockholders. As scheduled and previously reported, the Milroy Secondary portion of the Lewist...
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Follow The Build: Scratchbuilt Crossing, Part 5

IMG 1415My next task on this project was to spike down the rails which had been temporarily CA'd to the ties.  I built upon a triple layer of homabed. I thought I had decent spikes on hand, but as the photo (right) illustrates, the heads are a bit heavy...
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