Approach Slow (Rule 284) at the west end of Big Chimney, WV

Approach Slow (Rule 284) at the west end of Big Chimney, WV

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Central Valley Bridge Kitbash

See the November 2011 edition of Model Railroad Hobbyist eZine for an article on kitbashing a Central Valley through truss bridge. Here's the cover and the link to the magazine: This bridge carries the main line on a 2.5%grade up from Big Chimney, West Virginia to Cedar Falls Junction, where the Sand Fork Branch leaves the main to serve mines on the branch. 

Click to start reading the November issue online ...

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Beginning...

The Chesapeake, Wheeling and Erie Railroad is an HO scale layout representing a free-lanced, coal hauling railroad set in West Virginia in the mid-1970's. My goal here is to share some of the background of the railroad, talk about various aspects of construction and document progress on the layout over time. Let's start with some pictures.

Stay tuned, and comments are always welcome. We'll see if I can get the hang of this over time...