Showing posts from July, 2017

Shifting into Operations

The thing many like about model railroading is the variety of tasks from building cars, scenery, track work, locomotive detailing, electronics and many other tasks.  If you get bored or your interests change you can work on another area.  Lately, more members of the JRD are operating their layouts according to a schema they devise for the layout.  The layout may not even been designed initially for operations, but layouts can be rebuilt, expanded and changed to fit new interests. George Gaige is a JRD member who has changed his layout and is still changing his layout to adjust to new interests.  His story was recently published in the April 2017 Dispatchers Office (released in late July 2017) which is published by the Operations Special Interest Group or OPSIG.  Pick up or borrow a copy of the issue to learn how George has adapted his layout to his new operations interest.

July Layout Tour

Layout Tour this Saturday July 8, 2107 in the Richmond, VA area Our July Meet this year will be a layout tour with morning tours on the Southside of Richmond with maps for the morning only available at  Todd's Hobbies  beginning at 9AM. The morning tour will begin at 10AM and end at Noon Morning Tour Keith Prichard - Great Plains RR Dick Munnikhuysen - Western Maryland Moseby Division  For lunch we will gather around Noon or before at Arby's in Midlothian.   Maps for the afternoon session on the Northside of Richmond will be session will be available at  Todd's Hobbies  at 1 pm.  The afternoon session will start at 130PM and end at 330PM.   Afternoon Tour  Craig Miller - Southern Railway (Miller Version) This layout has not been toured by the JRD previously to my knowledge so come and see.  This tour is open to all NMRA members.  If you are not a JRD member please bring your NMRA membership card.  Guests of members are welcome and should travel with membe