Some of the most recent things that are new or being worked on:
- Engine Modifications:
GP-7 and RF-16 received trainphone antennas from Gold Medal Models.
Added a few engine number boards using a technique developed by John Sing
Switched the headlights in the RS-11 & GP-7 to golden white LEDs from Richmond Controls.
A PRR shell with road number 8801 replaced an Erie shell on an Atlas GP-7. Back to all Pennsy engines.
A new Walthers Proto C-Liner PRR "A" unit arrived on the Chartiers.
Changed the LL SW9/1200 to metal worm gears and z scale couplers.
- Rolling Stock Modifications:
Changed the Atlas hopper cars to body mounted couplers to reduce car-car spacing.
Put Z scale couplers on a newly arrived Bowser N5C caboose and older N5s.
Added Kato baggage hooks to the PBM70 combine car.
Moved the trucks of the Red Caboose's X29 boxcars inward 2 scale feet and changed to BLMA foot stirrups.
- Figures and Vehicles:
Added a pack of Preiser woman and railroad employee figures.
Received 10 Tomytec 1:150 scale vehicles from Japan - very nice.
Christmas gift provided some beach people and fisherman for along the creek.
- Crossbucks and Signaling:
Installed two MAS-SEQUENCER-4 boards for between-the-rail IR detection and signal animation. Works great.
Finished two lighted PRR type positional signals from Alkem Scale Models.
Installed and tested the across-the-track IR detection circuit for the crossbucks.
Added a bell ringing circuit which comes on with the crossbuck flashing lights
Added a flashing circuit for the crossbucks from Ngineering.
Added NJ International crossbucks at a road grade crossing.
- Scenery and Structures:
Added some signs and ads to a few buildings.
Received Lubener's general store from Woodland Scenics which now sits on Railroad Street.
Added a project page for the hiding control panel
Added a warm summer beach scene along the Chartiers Creek.
Received the new Atlas Kim's Classic house which now sits on a lot down from the church.