JMRI Operations Pro: My continuing adventures in operations software Part 1
By Chuck Diljak
When model railroaders hear the acronym, “JMRI”, most think of Decoder Pro for programming their DCC decoders. However, did you know that JMRI also contains a module called Operations Pro that generates switch lists? Chuck has been using operations software to generate switch lists since the year 2000. A few years ago, he needed to upgrade his current software or try another program. Since that fateful day, Chuck has been a happy user of JMRI Operations Pro. In this clinic, Chuck will show you how to get started with a simple example, provide tips on developing your own system, and troubleshoot issues. Chuck’s goal is to motivate you to try JMRI Operations Pro for yourself!
Part 2 of this clinic continues where Part 1 left off. Chuck will build on Part 1 of this clinic,which covered the basic essentials of building your railroad operations in JMRI. In Part 2, Chuck continues with more advanced topics, including staging operations, interchanges, and adding a classification yard operation. Your imagination is the only limitation on what you can do in JMRI Operations Pro.
Operations on the SJR&P
By Stan Ames
Operations can be a lot of fun, but it can also be daunting to folks just starting out. In part this is because there is a wide variety of operating styles and each of us operate our railroads a little differently. This clinic was prepared for Garden Railways Magazine to introduce operations to that community and to describe in detail one approach. The purpose is to present the style we use on our railroad, both to those just starting out as well as experienced operators At the conclusion of the clinic there will be an opportunity to sign up to a selection of ops sessions available at the convention.
From Here to There
By Tony Koester
Model Railroad Planning editor Tony Koester will discuss how to move trains from
"Here" to "There" by timetable and train-
TT&TO operations are not nearly as hard to adopt as many modelers assume and move
most of the decision-
The waybills are as simple to use as the almost standard four-
Considerations and Questions for Operations in N Scale
Panel Discussion By John Doehring
Are you interested in building an operations-
Researching Consignees/Shippers For Fun and Profit
By James Heidt
People who love trains understand that the journey is often more satisfying
than the destination, and that includes the vast variety and wealth of informational
research available to us online. For his circa-
Designing a Layout for Realistic Operations
By Peter McKenney
Designing a layout based on a prototype railroad also provides a lot of information
for creating a realistic operating scheme. Given space constraints, the author first
determined how many prototype-
and the Chief Dispatcher Certificate
Let’s Learn how to Operate
By Bruce Robinson
Bruce has been holding operating sessions for over 25 years. In this clinic he will draw upon that experience to describe how to set up an operating system. He will touch on such topics as track planning for operations as: train makeup, train handling sequence, scheduled running of trains, waybills, routing of freight cars, yard operations, and dispatcher control. Most importantly, how to have fun at an operating session. If you have been thinking of setting up operations for your layout, this is the clinic for you.
Earning the Chief Dispatcher Certificate
By Bruce Robinson
What does it take to earn the Chief Dispatcher certificate in the Awards Program? This clinic will go through the NMRA Achievement Program requirements and how to work through all the parts that must be completed to earn the award. If you hold the certificate please stop by and lend a hand in explaining the steps that need to be taken.