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 Posted: Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 06:42 pm
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Bill better be careful though...lately some folks are getting fired for sleeping on the job.  Then again, maybe Bill gets a pass due to his age.  Your the President...you decide.



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 Posted: Wed May 11th, 2011 03:01 am
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Jim-actually, I might prefer for Bill to be snoozing! But the MRy's engineer and brakeman would need to be alert and on the point...

The MRy's crew fixed all (hopefully) possible problems with unruly track. All rod locos operate fine as do cars..those Shays still take a dedicated engineer or they will make a break for the woods. Things are looking up!

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 Posted: Thu May 26th, 2011 03:28 pm
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You don't need a full crew to do "prototype" operations. It just depends on what you mean by prototype operations. If prototype operationsis concentraing on how cars and trains are routed around the layout in an organized manner, with the simulation of purpose, then the number of crew members isn't really a factor. the focus shifts on the instructions to move cars and trains.

I have a 12x23 layout pased on the P&R in 1900-1905. I use 4 operators currently (2 yard engines and 2 road crews. During the course of a 3 hour session we operate 12 trains moving about 100 cars total. I use car cards and waybills and use a timetable operation. I have no dispatcher, if somebody gets really late I might issue a "verbal" train order to the appropriate crews. In the last 4 sessions, I only issued a total of 5 maybe 6 "orders".

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Hi James

Thanks for posting the link to the ops. PDF.
I have downloaded it for a good read.

My last layout ( some years ago now ) needed a better ops. scheme for more activities.
Possibly a better track plan for this also.

Just planning a 'small' new layout.
Gonna have to be 'clever & canny' to get some good ops. happening on it.

Thanks for the good material James.

Cheers

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I started to operate on about my 3rd N-Scale layout back in the late 1960s.


My two mates and I had no idea about car cards or such,

so we just wrote up what we wanted each operator to do with the train.


I only had my Duet power pack from The UK,

so only had two cabs in those early days.


We did a card like the ones below for each cab.

We ran a lot of trains in the train shed mostly on a Friday night after work.


The shed was a cold place in the winter,

and even colder when on occasions we would run until 1.00am,

with fog so thick we could not see the back door of the house.


We had a lot of fun.















My Atlas boxcars used to cost me $2.50 and that's all I could afford a week.

Boy how things have changed.


Still run on the last Friday of the month with up to 10 mates,

and enjoying every minute.


Of course the car cards are a tad better these days.

I still have my original cards just in case.


Rod.


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A short 'tome' from the Freerails archives Todd  might find useful


Those  'Car Cards'  &  'Switch Lists'  might help in designing an optimum track

As well a stirring the grey matter for ideas on industry & freight shifting


Perhaps a  'pack of cards'  cut & scribbled on from a morning Corn Flakes box

Anyone else out there have any of their ops. comments & ideas to add ?


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 Posted: Fri Feb 14th, 2020 09:13 pm
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Hey now, I can afford 3x5 index cards.

I don't have to resort to cutting up poor old innocent Corn Flakes boxes,

that never did anything to me....

:old dude:

I appreciate you bringing this forward though...

Been awhile since I went to that ops. site.




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