Operations

Super Chief additions

The Kato 8 Car Super Chief entender set.


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Running the Trains

Pre-Christmas testing
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Tweaks for Operations



Gfx_Sacto Dec 7 2014

Layout Operations


Passenger
On & Off

Combined route - 3 stations 
Grand Median Station
Luke&Nick Station
Rural Station

High Route - 1 Station
Grand Median Station

Lower Main -2 stations
Luke&Nick Station
Rural Station

Freight
Yard
Mixed Freight to AD track
sort to industry tracks
- Mill Track - logs and emptys
- Rural Freight - boxcars
- Milk Depot - Boxcars
- Industry 1 - Boxcars?
- Industry 2 - Boxcars
- Shipping Dock - Boxcars

Lumber Mill
logs to mill pond
empty flats to mill siding
Lumber Loads to docks

Rural Freight
standby load & unload

Warehouse district
load & unload - needs dedicated siding(s)

Station Spur
dedicated switcher?

Milk Depot
empty boxcars in
loaded boxcars out

Industry 1
empty boxcars in
loaded boxcars out

Industry 2
empty boxcars in
loaded boxcars out

Shipping Dock
empty & loaded boxcars in
empty & loaded boxcars out


Routes and Switches

Routes & Switches



Incorporating JMRI routes to implement semi-automatic Switching.

routes oct 4 2014

Combined
typically one train
Lower Main + High Route
1 Closed
2 Closed (toggle to reverse direction)
7 Thrown
4 & 5 Closed (for mainline)

Crossover
typically one train
Lower Main + High Route + Crossover
1 Thrown
2 Closed (toggle to reverse direction)
3 Closed
4 Thrown
C & D Thrown for 2 trains (high and expanded Low)

Split Mains
2 Trains
7 Closed (separates routes)
Lower Main
1 Closed
2 Closed (toggle to reverse direction)
High Route
4 & 5 Closed (for mainline)

Switching Operations
Can be performed in conjunction with Split Mains or Combined operations.
Uses WiFi Throttle and manual switch control of switches in Staging, Crossover and Freight sections.