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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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

Lewistown Yard

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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PENNSYRR.com on Steroids!

horseshoe curve fireworks
Planned maintenance on the PENNSYRR.COM and related web sites has been completed. There may be a few broken links or missing images that I will fix over the coming days. In a nutshell, the domains and sites were migrated off of "SlowDaddy" to Si...
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