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Peter's Model Railroading

 

This is a web site owned by Peter Vanvliet. Its primary focus is to document the construction of my model railroad, which is based on the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Chartiers" branch as it existed in the summer of 1924. The models are in S-scale (1:64).

On March 13, 2021 I started a new layout after dismantling my previous one. Everything is the same as before, except for how the framework of the modules is constructed.


'Ummm, guys, that is not what I intended the layout to be used for!'

You can read the story of my latest module development in the August 2021 issue of The S Scale Resource magazine.

Recent Updates

August 20, 2021

Web Site Update: I documented the new Pennsylvania Railroad Cabin Cars book in the "My Library" section. I also started bringing back some of my structure construction articles, the ones that don't fit my current layout.
Modeling Update: Continuing to fabricate and install the cross braces of the coal tipple support structure.

August 27, 2021

Web Site Update: I added one more previously-shared structure article.
Modeling Update: Continuing to fabricate and install the cross braces of the coal tipple support structure.

September 3, 2021

I finally completed the construction of the coal tipple support structure. The last photo of this page shows the final work.

September 10, 2021

Web Site Update: I documented some more magazines for the "My Library" section.
Modeling Update: I got nothing accomplished on my coal tipple project, because I am still trying to decide how to tackle and resolve the slight warping issue of the support structure. Wrapping is in all three directions.

September 17, 2021

Web Site Update: I documented some more magazines for the "My Library" section.
Modeling Update: I have decided on how to proceed with the coal tipple support structure (which is continuing to warp!) and ordered the necessary materials, which arrived in the mail today.