Category Archives: operation sessions

Inglenook shunting puzzle…

One of those, “Where has the time gone?” moments. While rearranging things in the train room, I realized that I had not looked into my shunting puzzle’s packing case to see if it survived the move, a move that happened almost a year ago…yikes. Thanks to my beloved’s design, the layout survived just fine, losing only the steeple to the church to the many jolts it took along the way. The other buildings are still packed in their places and are just fine. I don’t know that this will be a permanent home but it still works for the time being…

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Walthers HO scale Fairbanks-Morse H-10-44 diesel switcher…


…in Santa Fe black and silver zebra stripes, my “ride” for an operating session I participated in today. The Tall Timbers and Santa Fe is a very nice old school home layout. Anyone who uses old Lesney and Matchbox trucks on their layout earns special bonus points in my book…

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One of the finest running HO locomotives I’ve ever run…not a hiccup or burp one…

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…my job…to make this…

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…look like this, in two hours…

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…train #220…

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…and #225, in the hole, waiting for their crews, two of three trains I managed to put together in that time. Worked myself out of a job—and into a headache with the return traffic—. Fortunately for me, the dispatcher called time out and we went out for some BBQ…