The purpose of this site is to share progress on the N Scale Model Railroad Layout that is being built in my basement with the help of some great friends and model railroaders. Comments on techniques we're using are welcome as are questions and critiques.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Trip to Altoona for Baseball and Rail Fanning

On April 11, John Drye, Brian Brendel, Jake Brendel and Bernard Kempinski were in Altoona to see Steven Strassberg, the $15M man pitch for the Harrisburg Senators. While they were there, they did some railfanning on the PRR Horseshoe Curve, demolished several buffets and generally had a good time. This film clip covers some of the highlights, except for Jake's lost Peanut.


  1. Bernie's videos help illustrate the intensity of activity on the mountain. The two helper sets we saw at the east portals returned up the west slope later on the coal train filmed at Carney's Crossing.
    Pretty much the same as back in the 50's. We'll have to shoot the 1/160 video on the layout once we get those parts finished.

  2. Oops. Actually, the helpers in the Carney part of the video are two different pairs from the ones at the Slide. So, thats a total of five helper sets captured in about two hours. Those four plus another set on the stack train. World's busiest mountain railroad, indeed.