This is a web site owned by Peter Vanvliet. Its primary focus is to document the construction of my model railroad. My model railroad 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).
I try to update this web site every Friday evening, to report on what I have done since the previous Friday.
January 15, 2021: I am continuing to revise this web site. On the top-left you will see the "PRR Chartiers Branch" buttons, both old and new. This is just temporary during this transition phase. The "old" is my current layout's pages, while the "new" is what I am migrating to. In the "new" section I have been incorporating all of the prototype information related to the PRR branch I am modeling. Modeling-wise, I have painted the tipple building with a primer paint this week. You can see the photo at the bottom of this page.
January 8, 2021: The big news is that I am starting to work on a re-design of my web site. All content will be preserved, but things will be re-arranged a bit, hopefully, better. I am also switching to a display format that is more conducive to small-screened devices (this will come in time), while at the same time enabling the display of larger photos. I only just started it this week, so the display format may still change a bit, as may the color scheme, but at this stage this is what I am happiest with at the moment. Also, only this home page and my "About" page have been re-formattted, so all the other pages will still look like what they looked like before. The links from the menu on the left work to take you to the content that they are supposed to. Modeling-wise, I acquired the paints I will use to paint the tipple.
January 1, 2021: The coal tipple's exterior sheathing is finished; see the bottom of this page. I also added a new To-do List page for this tipple construction project since it won't be finished any time soon.
December 18, 2020: I was able to get 103 sheets of sheathing installed on the coal tipple exterior this week!
A) Re-design this web site to make it more focused on my active projects.
B) Building the coal mine tipple for my layout.
C) Building new cabinets into which to store my model railroading tools and supplies.