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Great Model Railroads By Allen Keller Vol. # 18


Volume 18 - Harold Werthwein's Erie Railroad
Harold Werthwein's Erie Railroad shows how a lifetime of study and exploration can change an armchair modeler into the owner of an 85 x 30 foot layout. As a young man Harold rode the Erie, watched it, and loved it. Now he and his friends have re-created the Erie's Delaware Division between Port Jervis and Binghamton New York in HO scale.

The Delaware Divison is big; it can handle over 40 trains during an operating session. Harold has captured the feel of the Erie on this layout because of careful attention to the structures and scenery of New York and Pennsylvania. Also included is the Erie's famous Starrucca Viaduct.

He will show you how he makes up a train for switching and the reasons for blocking the cars in a train. You'll also learn about getting the proper slope to roadbed, and using two different command control systems on the same layout.

Harold became infatuated with the Erie Railroad of his youth. He loved the long trains, express reefer runs, and the topography of the area. This re-creation has resulted in a Great Model Railroad.

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