The PRR Chartiers Branch - Layout Milestones
10/12/2015
07-21-2008 - The layout was officially started.

10-16-2008 - The benchwork was completed.

12-04-2008 - The sub-roadbed was completed.

04-14-2009 - Two scratch-built bridges completed.

07-21-2009 - First anniversary.

12-25-2009 - All track work completed (scale: 3,040 feet, actual: 47.5 feet, 11 turnouts, one crossing).

07-21-2010 - Second anniversary.

12-05-2010 - As of this date, this is my longest-lasting layout!

03-02-2011 - Basic scenery shell completed.

05-09-2011 - First structure built and installed.

07-21-2011 - Third anniversary.

03-27-2012 - Bridge to closet module installed (track: 3,168 scale feet; 49.5 actual feet).

07-21-2012 - Fourth anniversary.

05-09-2013 - DCC system removed; engines only move on internal battery power.

07-21-2013 - Fifth anniversary.

07-21-2014 - Sixth anniversary.

07-21-2015 - Seventh anniversary.

10-12-2015 - The end.


Annual Accomplishments


2008: Built the benchwork and roadbed.

2009: Built all track work.

2010: Built kits of cars and engines so that I'd have things to run.

2011: Built basic scenery shell to have a "presentable" layout. Built a module for the closet.

2012: Built five structures.

2013: Switched to using battery-power. Closet module gets track and scenery. Two new structures.

2014: Two structures and many new trees added.

2015: Closet Module removed. One structure added.