Saturday, January 28, 2017

Layout Design / Operations SIG meet in Mountain View

As in previous years, on the last weekend of January the Layout Design and Operations SIGs of Pacific Coast Region of the NMRA put up a small conference program complete with layout tours, presentations and operations sessions. The program this year was superb with topics from operations over layout design to a real world application of LCC.

Dave Adams' train pockets
I was intrigued by the concept of train pockets mentioned in Dave Adams' talk, combining a place to keep car cards with the schedule, train instructions, and a cheat sheet to TT&TO on the reverse. Interesting.

On Friday evening, Silicon Valley Lines was open for visitors and hosting an operations session. Since the yards were covered I was even able to run a train.

Passing Vampire's Rest near Silicon
The mirror on the upper deck in Tracy

The Welztalbahn was on the layout tour Saturday evening, so I left the meet a bit early to get the layout ready. Sunday I was invited to operate on Tony Thompson's SP Santa Rosalia branch.

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