I am please to report that the PRR Middle Division in HO scale continued its progress during the third quarter. The overal project remains on schedule.

JACKS interlocking is completed and fully operational per schedule. Altoona staging is operational, with 20% of trackage in place. The four (of twenty) staging tracks that are operational in Altoona correspond to the same tracks in Harrisburg/Enola and provide run-through capability.

Granville Bridge construction continues on the workbench and will be a "drop in" module for LEWIS interlocking.

 

Speaking of which, I have bumped schedule for LEWIS to first quarter of 2015. It will require some advanced mechanisms for turnout control on the bridge deck which won't be achievable in the allotted time. However, the schedule for Ryde, Pa., which is pretty much straight through trackage, has been moved up to fourth quarter 2014. As this report is being filed a week into Q4, I am pleased to report that surveying (benchwork) for Ryde and LEWIS was completed today.

Estimates continue to hold that the entire four-track main line will be open for business by March 31, 2015. Following that time, several running (non-operating) sessions will be held for quality assurance.

As reported elsewhere, the property will be open to inspection on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Complete open house schedules, with address information, available at the Model Railroad Open House site.

You may view the complete report here.