Mike Hamer and I got together over the holidays and decided to put together a series of videos on how to efficiently operate a model railroad. In four parts, the show covers:
Part 1. What to look for when coming to a new railroad. Areas to pay attention to.
Part 2. How to switch, doing lifts and drops from a mainline train
Part 3. Understanding arrival at a major yard and locomotive moves
Part 4. Switching a yard and industrial area efficiently.
As Mike says, there are more than six ways to skin a cat. The main focus here is to provide folks with information and methods to handle most situations that arise in an operating session. The terminology may vary and the approaches you take maybe different depending on your experience. Our goal was to provide some help to take the mystery out of operations and maybe show some techniques that you can incorporate into your toolbox. We want to help make this hobby an enjoyable experience for you.