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Overall Objective
Model, in S-scale, the PRR Chartiers Branch during the summer of 1950 with battery-powered engines.

Recent Web Site Updates:
Jan. 15, 2017:
Starting over!
Dec. 3, 2016:
Cleaned-up PRR H30 hopper.
Nov. 13, 2016:
Tower structure documented.
Jul. 31, 2016:
S-CAB article updated.

Projects Awaiting My Attention:
SAL B7 box car: weathering.
PRR GLa hoppers (3): painting.
PRR GLf hoppers (2): painting.
PRR H30 hopper: painting.
B&O N34 hoppers (2): apply decals.

Current Project:
Jan. 15, 2017
: Installing couplers on the SAL B7 box car. The other big news is that I have decided to start over again on my sectional diorama. Everything will be same, except that I am going to start by rebuilding the sectional framework. The insulation foam board I used is buckling like crazy, and it is also out-gassing. I am unable to get nice flat track, so that is just not a good way to start a major project. From now on it will be 3/4" plywood all the way! I am in the process of revising the section of this web site that covers that diorama.


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