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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PENNSYRR.COM Fund Drive - No More Ads?

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​PENNSYRR.COM, which includes Keystone Crossings, is coming up on its 20th anniversary in the spring. Yeah, I know, hard to believe! From inception through 2010, the site was financed through Merchandise Service, a model railroad vendor. Since that time, advertising has appeared on the site to offset costs. However, advertising rates have waned in ...
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Waybill Industry Files: 1945 PRR Atlantic Division Released

Waybill Industry Files: 1945 PRR Atlantic Division Released
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. We have now posted the PRR Atlantic Division (235 records). Previously released was the...
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