Operating a 4x8 layout - Loads-In/Loads-Out

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CBCNSfan

Registered Member
Staff member
Hi harold, nice track plan. Just one little question to confirm the operation. I take it the rock crusher and the spur are located around the center of the layout. Am I right or wrong?
Cheers Willis
 

hminky

Member
Yes the rock crusher will be on the other side of the scenic divider. The operation concerns the track running across the middle of the layout.
Harold
 

CBCNSfan

Registered Member
Staff member
Ah! I thought it might be that, as it looked likely. There was one shot where the switching looked like it was close to the end of the scenic divider so I thought I would check to be sure. It's going to be a nifty layout when its finished, keep us posted on the progress.
Cheers Willis
 

chrismoore93

Central Phoenix Railroad
Hi hminky,
Great layout plan along with some good scenery! Switching all those cars every where sounds like a pain, is it?
Keep up the good work,
Chris Moore
 

hminky

Member
Switching all those cars every where sounds like a pain
That is why I am building a layout. I like to operate. A layout should be more than a diorama with a moving train. It should be a railroad. Running trains is the fun part about trains. Contrary to the current thinking, the railroad doesn't need an acre of staging and a huge layout for operation. There seems to be a "larger is better" mentality in operation :eek: .

Just my thought
Harold :D
 

chrismoore93

Central Phoenix Railroad
I guess you're right operating a railroad is very fun. I think I'd rather do some fun stuff on the layout instead of just having a moving train around the layout (but that could be fun watching it going around a layout you built). Thats why I love trains!
Thanks,
Chris Moore

P.S. It is fun pretending it's a real railroad.
 
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HaggisKennedy

Coal Shoveler
Roundy-rounds do get old after awhile. I've discovered that! It's a lot more fun to have a purpose, even on a 4x8.

I used to run a 'local' operation. Easy way to kill 60-90min an evening. 4-5 industries, 9-10 cars to switch. Run laps to go from "A" to "B" and back. Sure, you have to suspend some beliefs (roundy-round), but once you get back to "A", you've accomplished something and the time flies.

Other folks like building scenery; me, I like running trains, so that part of the empire goes a-wanting....

Kennedy
 




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