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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.

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.

I've long been a fan of the photography of Joe Henry Kline. He took many photos along the Middle Division with an emphasis on Lewistown and Denholm. I had also heard that Joe Henry had constructed an excellent HO scale model of the Lewistown station.

Imagine my surprise when the Spring 2012 issue of The Keystoneshowed up today and featured Joe Henry's modeling on page 65. Not only did Joe Henry do a superb job of modeling the station, he did justice to the Railway Express Agency building to the east of the station, the roundhouse, and the Denholm coal wharf!

Joe Henry has set the bar mighty high for me... I only wish I had had the opportunity to see his work in person. Magnificent!

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!



Work continues on the HO scale Middle Division...

Since last report I have added the backdrops to the framework extensions and painted them sky blue.

I've built the framing that connects that extension with the upper level of the existing framing... in other words, the area of Mann's Narrows that exists between Yeagertown and KV Junction. KV Junction is a few hundred yards railroad west of Reedsville.

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