The 3rd Thursday of every month is “Trained Operator” night at K-10. Engineers are assigned a job, with a job sheet and the entire layout is under the control of a dispatcher. Radio headphones are used to communicate with the dispatcher. Nothing moves without his permission. On this evening in Feb 2012, Crispy is running the Ore train with a number of cars to set out and collect at the ore dock. Andrew’s CP units are a bit too much power for a short mixed freight, but with numerous set-outs and pick-ups to accomplish he was kept busy for a couple of hours.
There are both DCC and DC sections on the layout. A couple of dozen trains are running at any given time. Thanks to all those that get this set up and make it happen.