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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tuesday Night at the Huff and Puff

Good to see Doug back. Thanks to Barb Owen for the shortbread cookies and Trent's Mom for the coffee. Also thanks to the members who have brought in rolling stock for the layout.

Don did you just give that car a figure flip?

Again we ran with the new card system. It moves too much rolling stock, hmmm. Even with someone switching Lincoln, we still get bottle necks there. We still run out of rolling stock. Trent pointed out that there were 5 or 6 trains running, with 10 our more cars each, maybe over 70 cars on the move. Add another 80 cars at industries, and another 20 on the branch line, 170 cars are not in the 2 yards. I counted at 1 time of the 28 box cars 24 were at industries. I guess that's 1 thing I didn't think of, there will always be cars at every industry.  We need to space out our freight trains maybe by having 2 man crews, maybe a freight can't leave the yards until one has returned, run passenger trains. Maybe a freight shouldn't leave for the next town until the freight switching there is done, sort of a self imposed dispatch system.

Some paint added to the stone walls.

new tunnel positioned

a new coaling tower being built for the club by Mike.


Christmas train is back.

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