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The climbing tower crane
Cranes like the ones shown in this photo are a common sight in Tokyo.  Because this type of crane does not have the range of the larger ones with horizontal beams there are often several on larger construction sites. I saw this kit in a hobby shop on one of...

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Protecting the details
Yesterday was the last day of our 8 day long exhibit at the Hiller Aviation Museum.   Everything worked well including the passing siding on the Musashi-Koyama modules after the rework I had done on the controls. Sometimes the space provided for our layouts...

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2017 Hiller Trains and Planes exhibit
The 2017 Trains and Plane exhibit is being held at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California between Saturday April 8th, and Saturday April 15th. Peninsula Ntrak has a 24ft X 18ft layout shown here with the AsiaNrail layout branching off from my ...

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The great module re-wiring of 2017
The operating concept for the Musashi-Koyama module set was to have
it function either as a double or single track module, be in line with
other modules that are either double or single track, or be an end of
line terminal.  When connected to a single tr...

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An electrical substation from scraps
In the previous post The bus stop scene I had promised an explanation of the strange green building in the background, here it is. On electric railroads there are normally substations alongside the tracks every few miles that supply power to the overhead wi...

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Module Work Cart
It has been quite a while since I posted anything on this blog.  After the exhibit last fall we did a bit of traveling and then over the winter I have been working on my home layout.   Now there is another opportunity to display the Musashi-Koyama module se...

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Line side poles
Look at a photo of any 20th century railroad line and you will see line side poles of some kind. These have been used to carry the wires that have done many things for the railroad including telegraph, telephone, signal control, remote turnout control, etc....
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