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This blog is limited to articles; random photos or quick updates are posted to the FaceBook page.

Blog entries from August 2017 and earlier have been migrated from a former site and many of the images are incorrectly linked. These may be repaired over time.

Over the past few weeks, interspersed with other projects, I managed to complete a home for my railroad's nerve center.

Underneath the future home of Standard Steel in Burnham, Pa., I had an "L" shaped area with no intended use. The tabletop level adjoined the main line near LEWIS tower. There were no prototypical opportunities for layout expansion, and I didn't want to waste the space on storage. Then it occured to me to create an operations area.

The last issue of The Keystoneincluded a pictorial of Joe Henry Kline's photography and modeling work. I recently had an opportunity to visit with Joe Henry's sons, Art and Rob, and take additional photos of the model railroad.

I have created an album dedicated to Joe Henry's work at photos.pennsyrr.com. Enjoy!

Looking forward to a road trip to Lewistown tomorrow for a railroad archeology expedition. Weather looks to be great -- 65 and sunny. Can't wait.

Last evening I completed the wiring to the newly laid track through Mann's Narrows through KV Junction. I now have about 60 feet of the Milroy Secondary laid, out of a total of about 100 feet. I have track laid from the east end of Burnham, through Yeagertown, Mann's Narrows, and KV Junction. A nice 12 foot lead is in place for KV staging, and a temporary connection bridges KV Junction to Milroy. (Reedsville, Honey Creek, and Naginey will be added later.)

I placed an InterMountain F7 on the rails and it ran superbly over the new track... with excellent slow speeds and no hiccups with the sound... Awesome!

Next up is the scenery base through Mann's Narrows. I have some supplies to secure at the Timonium show this coming weekend.

I'm hoping to begin mini-op sessions on the branch in the fall.

I have finally taken the time to put my mental concept for the HO scale Middle Division down into words for all to share. You can read it here on the Middle Division Musings blog. It is a permanent page accessed via a tab at the top of the page.

This is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time. My next task will be to post the model railroad design, which is a fairly involved task, as well as the operating plan.

Some really great things are in the works that I can't share just yet, so keep an eye on this space!

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