I had hoped to have Part 4 of the Operations on a Maintenance Centre Layout (Ops System) completed by the end of October. Unfortunately, I’ve had to go back a few steps to make things a little simpler. And that takes time.
Hacking Car Cards & Waybills
I’ve been gaming, using a mockup of the operating system. To figure out all of the wrinkles, and the unexpected outcomes, so that you don’t have to. No gaming system is perfect, but I’d like to try and make things work as simply as possible, with the widest scope of operations for a layout like Aaron’s or any maintenance type layout: locomotive, freight or passenger, tram or trolley.
And right now I’m in the process of hacking apart the waybills side of things to make it work. I plan to have the entire post finished on November 8th. Right now the 4th part is quite long. But I’ll get there in the end.
My wife suggested that I publish the whole thing as an e-book. And that may be the best format to cover off all of the topics. I’d be interested to know what you think about that idea! She’s a smart cookie, she is!
To add a little interest, I dropped the resources from part 4 into this post. Take a moment to look around. It will help you in your understanding of the final post.
Till the next post.
Setting Up Car Cards for Operation:
- Super Simple: http://tracksidetreasure.blogspot.com/
- Another Simple option (Model Railroad Hobbyist – 01/2012)
Model Railroader series – Basics of car cards and waybills for model railroad operation
The Operations on a Maintenance Centre Layout series so far:
- Aaron Riley’s Metra Service Centre Layout
- Operations on a Maintenance Centre Layout (Part 1)
- Operations on a Maintenance Centre Layout (Part 2)
- Operations on a Maintenance Centre Layout (Part 3 – Game Theory)
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