NASG Dispatch Articles: Operations

Car Identification Idea

Issue:
1990 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

Using paint markers to mark the axles of cars using the resistors' marking bands scheme to help identify the owner of the car. Useful in large group settings and during operating settings.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Even if your home layout is not yet finished, it can be successfully operated as long as the track work is ready.

Making a Case for Operation

Issue:
2010 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

This article covers why you might want to hold operating sessions, what you need to have to do operations, and detailed planning to bring it all about.

Operation, Basic and Simple

Issue:
1994 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Russ Mobley
Description:

Having operated on some of the most well-known layouts around the country that are known for their operating sessions, the author describes how he got into operations on his own layout. Includes a track plan of his 12'x37' layout, and cards he uses for his operating sessions.

S Tracks

Issue:
2011 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

Sam discusses what operations are, why people like operating session or don't like them, handling stress preparing for a session, car-card system, and how to start the first session.

S Tracks

Issue:
2011 #2 April
Page:
19
Author:
Dan Vandermause
Description:

How can we quickly communicate to guest operators of our layouts where the layout is located and what its purpose is? This article covers many ways to accomplish that. (related web page)

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