Model Railroads

Locale: Chartiers Branch
Prototype: Pennsylvania Railroad
Era: Summer of 1924
Scale: S (1:64)
Power: S-CAB Battery Power

Friday, September 14, 2018
The track gang is moving along. I decided to install the inside rail of Track #3 first, so that I could define the boundaries of the crossover turnouts #4 and #5 (from Track #2 to #3). A temporary outside rail is used to use the track-spacer jig. Then, the rail gauges are used to actually position the inside rail that is currently being installed. This photo shows all the tools I use to lay the rail. The toothpick points to the right where the last completed tie plate is (glue is hard to see).

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Sunday, September 9, 2018
Turnout #3 is finished. The throwbar will be dealt with later. The plan is to do all the throwbars when all the rail is down. Turnout #3 leads directly into turnout #4, so back at it again. Let's see if I can do that in less than a month!

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