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PRR Chartiers Branch

I am modeling the Chartiers Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad set in the summer of 1924, in S-scale, with engines powered by batteries.

July 3, 2020
I did not work on the layout itself, but I'm building a cabinet for storing my scratchbuilding materials.

June 26, 2020
This week I finished the core plywood sub-structure of the coal tipple building.

June 19, 2020
This week I got started on building the mine tipple building itself. The photo shows why the building has a plywood framework.


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June 12, 2020
Started an article about throwing turnouts using magnets. It is still a work in progress.

June 5, 2020
Third turnout converted to using magnets.

May 29, 2020
One more turnout converted to using magnets.

May 22, 2020
Working on an experiment to use magnets to hand-throw turnouts.

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