Model Railroads

Locale: Chartiers Branch
Prototype: Pennsylvania Railroad
Era: Summer of 1921
Scale: S (1:64)
Power: S-CAB Battery Power

Sunday, March 18, 2018
I have made time every day this week to continue to work on installing the rails. Today I finished installing the first two 3-foot pieces of rail, which takes the track to the end of the first module. As I am resting my arm on the ballast, I noticed quite a bit of it started coming loose, so I am going to apply several coats of new watered-down white glue over the next couple of days before continuing with the next sections of rail.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Fixed the Site Map pages (a coding error in the software I use for creating them). I have 17 inches of track down; starting my first curved track now.

Monday, March 12, 2018
I'm at about 12 inches of straight track down. I just couldn't help it, but I had to run the engine on the track. It's been so long since I last ran an engine on my layout!

Sunday, March 11, 2018
I completed the first few inches of track. The tie plates are made of styrene, and the rail is glued to them, as I describe in my how-to article.

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