Time Table and Train Order - operating a railroad or model railroad using this time honored system of train control

Simple layout operations, TTTO for guests


Tips for setting up a successful operating session for guests, using Time Table & Train Orders, that will keep them coming back for more. I have hosted over 100 sessions over the years taking what would be complicated and making it FUN.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Bachelor

Operations 201 - Preparing to host operations


This clinic is a Two-Part presentation directed toward the hosts of operating sessions. While it is largely oriented around Timetable and Train Order operation, much in the clinic will be applicable to other systems as well. In Part 1 the clinic addresses towns, yards, stations, staging and connecting to the larger railroad world, industries and types of trains. In Part 2, it addresses car forwarding, the ops jobs (road crews, yardmasters and dispatching), balancing the schedule and what operators take for granted (but you shouldn't).

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sellwood

Operations 101 - becoming an operator


If you want to begin operating, this clinic is for you! It covers how to run a freight train, reading a Timetable, how to perform on-line switching moves (both facing and trailing point spurs), communication systems, clearances, OS-ing, yard operations (classifying cars), running passenger trains and guest etiquette.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sellwood
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