Yep I think a lot of rockets were fired.mean, even if I am sticking to a fast clock, I still know I am parked in a tunnel. What's up with that?
Does this fire anyone's rockets?
Chip my thought on it is if that's what you want to do then do it. Now while it's doing time in the tunnel you need a distraction to pass the time, a small yard and a shunter would fill that time gap nicely. When the time has passed shunter goes to a siding and the passenger train comes on stage.
Basically this is the same scenario I plan to use. I have 6 loops, one will hold the passenger the rest will be freights. Lets say for each day theres one passenger run to the east and later in the day the passenger train returns going west. in between there will be five freights run. To make it a bit realistic for a short line the switchers will be at work delivering and picking up to make up consists for the freights. This would be difficult on a small layout but along with one or two freights from a staging area, yes it's possible. Use your ingenuity.