Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ops session #6

Things have been moving along nicely, I got the living room finished and cleaned up several smaller nagging jobs that have been laying on the workbench, so Saturday, August 1oth will be the next session.

A couple of weeks ago Doug and I got all the tracks cleaned,  last weekend I managed to get all the locos MU'ed and readied for their respective trains.  This weekend I got another session printed from the newly automated Wheel Report.
That was soooooo cool!  [thanks Steven]

Another project that I finished was getting my RRampMeter ver1 mounted to a panel and tied into the layout so I can monitor the Volts  & Amps being drawn during a session.  It's another project that has eluded me until now.

The last two things to do is stage a few more cars and then I'll work on getting the new laptop setup with JMRI installed.  This will help with monitoring the layout along with the RRampMeter.

Here's a few shots of the two yards with everything ready to roll.

The Main yard 
A Clean GP38-2 heads the SB LRMPW while the LRMPH is
going to get a little help from an Eastern visitor.


Some veteran power will be assisting on the 
NB MPLRW & MPLRH manifests on this run.

Big power sits on SB through staging.
Second hand E-9's are on the point of The Shrimper.
A pair of 6 axles will lugging the grain drag.
In the rear, a rainbow mix of KATY power will be pulling
their SB FPPX loads.
A nice line-up in the NB staging.
L to R; Amtak's Rebel, RI FP7's on a through freight, 
a MoPac freight and a SBD Auto rack detour.

El Dorado
Ready for the day's work, everything is fueled and ready.
The drone of the idling motors fills the air as the crews
get their last cup of coffee.
A pair of leased Frisco MP15DC's will have yard duty today.

A yard full of out-bounds await their departure.


  1. Looking good Allen! Can't wait to hear the report from the op session.

  2. Thanks Steven
    It will be fourth coming, stay tuned...