Welcome to my Blog. The scope of this blog is to record the trials and tribulations of building and maintaining an HO scale layout, the trains and all of the ancillary projects that go with it. In 2017 New York Central subsidiary short line Empire Belt Railroad came into existence. The New York Central / Penn Central and Empire Belt are now the major railroads featured.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Trains Are Running
Another fun filled week here at the New York Central Train Layout Headquarters. With a few days off from work due to heavy rains I was able to spend some time in the layout room and run a few trains.
Here is a sample of what I've been up to;
Penn Central Train VN-4 (Selkirk to Empire City) rounds the newly scenicked curve much to the delight of the local 1/87th scale rail fans
Two New Haven engines work their way down to the Empire City Water Street Freight Terminal
PC VN-4 with an EMD GP38 and GE U30C are today's power.
Block 1 of VN-4 consists of cars from connecting train KV-5 (Kings Port to Selkirk)
1/87th scale rail fans Sir Neal Himself and PC Ralph are track side watching the end of block 1 and the Rock Island start of block 2 roll by.
VN-4 has entered Terminal Yard
Block 2 of VN-4 consists of some TOFC cars along with a few boxcars
VN-4 has been sorted and blocked for local deliveries