An Actual Op Session


Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos. But I thought I’d mark this milestone on my blog by noting that for the first time I put a switch list into one of my friends hands and he worked my layout. Thanks Jeff. I hope he enjoyed it, I certainly enjoyed the company.

I have a couple of knuckles to check out. & I decided to revamp my switch list format a tad after the fact. But I think things ran fairly smoothly.

I’m really looking forward to having more people run my layout.


Author: Greg Amer

4 thoughts on “An Actual Op Session

  1. Had a great time operating the layout Greg!
    I’m a big fan of the switch list rather than the “car cards”.
    Can’t wait to run again.

  2. Hi Chris,

    The track diagram is an addition I just added, I thought it would be more helpful. I print these lists and then mark on them with a pen which cars are to be pulled and which cars are to be spotted where. In general the operator will fold the list in half, stick it their pocket and refer to it as needed. I’m also trying to figure out a way to give operators the option of pinning the list to the layout. Thanks for following Chris.


  3. Exciting to see the op’s update. Congratulations!

    Is the switchlist photographed in this post typical of what you’d run with? It’s neat having the track diagram on it. I’ll confess I was mapping out these moves in my head while looking at the list; them imagining permutations of it based on cars already on site versus new ones to place.

    It looks like one heck of a lot of fun.


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