I have to warn you that this isn’t the most popular subject among Toy Train Enthusiast and the majority of Model Railroaders. Most Guys and Gals just want to run trains round and round and round again on their layouts. They could care less whether or not it’s a prototype operation. Like many of us after a hard day…watching a train run around the layout can be relaxing.
That said let me introduce you to something I enjoy. Just not as a steady diet.
Someone once said, “If it turns into work it’s not a hobby.” They nor I would be the first or last one to say so. So this is all about our own perceptions or definitions of what we call fun. You know, various levels of “Fun.” Not to leave out, the choices we make.
Toy Man Television and his video presentations always captures my attention. He’s done several on operations but this one strikes me as being the best of the bunch. A Operations – How To!
Super Real Operations on an HO Railroad
Published on Jan 15, 2017
I’m one of those who has to prepare mentally for an operations night. I take my experience over to John Acosta’s, Gulf & Pacific Model Railroad, right here in Big Bear Country. There are times I’m only in the mood to run trains and could care less about operation’s. There again on the flip side I might be in the mood to take a local out and make switch moves. Hand me the prestige job of hogging a crack passenger train and I’m in seventh heaven. If there’s such a thing.
A close friend once told me I don’t have time to watch those confounded videos you post here on BarstowRick.com. Well, just between you and me… if you aren’t watching, you aren’t learning and your layout is stagnating like a cess…! I think you know what I mean.
Right now my layout is stagnating like the above said description! I need to get my $#!+ uhh-err ACT together and hopefully as winter leaves I will be able to get out to the train shed and get some remodeling done. You know re-model some of the scenery, re-align some track, add a industrial spur or two and set-up for operations.
Remember this is all about you and what you want to do. A mission of Self Discovery. I do suggest trying it out…you might like it. Grin!