And the very next day, we’re at it again on the Tipton, Youngstown & Erie. It might be said I operate too much!
It was our second run over at JW’s place and it went really well. With the track improvements, we were running something like five trains at once on his main (which is impressive when three of them are passing in one area). Looks like everything is in place – He’s enthusiastic: check. He’s got an idea of what he wants to simulate: check. He’s got a working layout: check. We’ve got a group: check. Time to decide what we’ll do.
I think the best on a casual little layout like this (if JW takes offense, he needs to come to the L&N, as reported yesterday, to see how big-iron trains run). But he’s starting out with a layout just a little bigger than my first, and for that, I think we’ll try to set him up with sequential ops. This sort of A makes B happen makes C happen running is really good as a first step. Once we do it a couple of times, he’ll decide if he really wants to push for greater realism. But for now, it’s pretty much the best way to go.
I’d better get cracking! We’ve got another layout to operate!