Wednesday, September 28, 2022

September Update

A very quiet hobby month again in September. I held an operating session, travelled from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Sale & Back staying with Peter R who just happened to be sick, and I brought it home with me.

Operations Session 5 September

Well, the session did go better but I found I put myself under too much pressure and was constantly busy and I have decided that I need to further streamline what I expect to get out of a session.

I did have a scheduling mistake which caused a couple of issues in the main yard and feedback suggests that I need to provide additional information for the yardmaster and assistant at Hornertown.

The next session is scheduled for November, so I have a few weeks to get my act together. 

Thanks to Don for the videos and photos.

Wayne - Yardmaster at Hornertown

Yardmaster Wayne issuing instruction to Dennis

Ross and Rosslyn at Flintston

Me showing Dennis how to interpret the hidden staging cameras

Peter J at Huntington with Barry

Shunting at Stanvac

John Shunting at Jimtown

Ross and Barry at LeMaistre Loco

Here is a short video of some trains moving...

Southern Cross Station

I rode in a Velocity set from Southern Cross Station, Melbourne to Sale to see Peter R.

We had an invitation to visit Bill Black but unfortunately Peter wasn't well, so we didn't leave Sale for the whole week.  It would have been nice to catch up with Bill again, but the moons did not align this time.

That's it for now so until next time.....



  1. Looks great Jim. These photos give a great impression of the layout, and it's really nice to see it all in context with operators.