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An employee timetable and operating manual for a prototype based model railroad

By | October 3, 2018

Get operating paperwork from Ian Stronach's HO scale Canadian Pacific Ry. Montreal Terminals Division featured in Great Model Railroads 2019

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Click on the links at left to download the operating manual and timetable.
Ian Stronach’s HO scale Canadian Pacific Ry. Montreal Terminals Division is set in September 1968. The proto-freelanced layout was built for realistic operating sessions inspired by real-world CPR freight and passenger movements. Just like a real railroad, Ian developed an operating manual and employee timetable for his model railroad. Read all about the HO scale Montreal Terminals in Great Model Railroads 2019. As a bonus download, the operating manual and timetable by clicking on the links below.

2 thoughts on “An employee timetable and operating manual for a prototype based model railroad

  1. Well done. I am in process of developing operating manual and time table for my layout and I can use much of what is shown in these documents.

  2. Ian- I have many questions about your great railroad and it’s operation.

    What does your staging footprint actually look like and how did you fit it in the limited space? Radius ?

    How do you uncouple in seemingly unreachable areas such portions of St Luc Yard?

    Does all your documentation stay the same for all three ops sessions A, B, and C except for switch list car type, mark, and number? Do I perhaps have a major misunderstanding of how your system works?

    I have a layout about four times the size, about 350 cars. three railroads- CNW, MILW, CB&Q, three sizeable yards, three active interchanges, 90% completion, about 50+ industry’s served, decent staging, monthly ops for 8 to 14 folks, lots of maintenance …. I’m hitting my mid 70’s and I’m worn out. I’ve used 4 cycle car cards for 12 years and put in hundreds of hours with JMRI ops software before giving up. (Too many moving parts)

    I want what you have. Do it once, do it well, and then relax and just let it run. I am in awe of all you have accomplished.

    Is there a better way I might communicate with to discuss details concerning setting up similar ops.

    Writing you all from the Florida panhandle, just north of Pensacola. Sorry about your winter weather.

    Dan Hayden 850-261-6504

    PS. I’ve downloaded and studied all your related PDF files. Superb.

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