y weekend of too-many-trains continues with a test run over at Doc Andy’s clinic, running the new Wazu Lines (where Wazu comes from or what it means is anyone’s guess). The Doc has moved mountains, installing solid benchwork and a great point-to-point run with a lot of sidings along the way for meets galore. Trains ran pretty smooth (that Kato track is hard to beat for operations). But there were more turnout controls than the inside of a C-130 and without markings, we were knocking each other off our trucks, tossing and listening for the throws. Easily correctable and already underway.
I’m glad to see that a number of members came out for the test run. These things are always critical for getting a layout worked for future ops. I even sat in the outer room for a half-hour, setting up a dispatcher panel. Next time we’ll run this thing live, full go. That should be a lot of fun.
I got to run three long trains, and outside of some clearance problems, we ran pretty smoothly. Watch this space for more on this up-and-coming epic!
Oh, and nice painting, Doc.