(PHOTOGALLERY at bottom of this page)
An HO scale dioramas system to switching and photography.
This PRR's ho scale project is based on Pittsburgh Division (Pennsylvania Railroad Central Region) set from 1957 (the last year until complete dieselization of PRR) to 1963. The scenery is substantially a product of my fantasy, but based on some images founded on the web about that area. I have reproduced a single mainline included in a small yard with 3 siding tracks for classification of freight trains.
The system at glance
Name: PRR Pittsburgh Division 1957-1963
Type: modular dioramas layout
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Module size: meters 1,60 x 0,60 (3 modules)
Prototype: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locale south-west Pennsylvania
Style: photo-shooting dioramas
Minimun radius: 24'' yard sidings
Minimun turnout: no.8 (mainline) no.8 (yard)
Track: Code 83 PECO Streamline and Walthers-Shinohara (few sections of track with Atlas Code 83)
DCC Control: Digitrax Super Empire 5 Amp. set
The dioramas system called PITTSBURGH DIVISION 1957-1963 is under construction. 50% of the layout is completed (2020, Vovember). In total, this project counts 4 modules. The photogallery put on display images that shown all interchangeable materials (scenery, structures and various railroad equipment), depending on the choice representation.