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Friday, 11 October 2013

Plausible, Workable or Just too Much?...


Yesterday while tinkering with the Chemical Transfer Facility on the L&T Branch, and thinking about Ops Sessions and some added extras that could be added to make things a little more interesting I came up with this idea.
The original scene looks like this...
The Transfer facility has a loading dock of sorts that also has a piping for unloading & loading.  Previously I had made the unloading rack for another area of the layout, the idea is to use this unloading rack for ops sessions so that a specific car spot has to be used by the operators, and that also the walkway needs to be lowered along with safety blue sign not allowing movement of the tank car.
My question for the masses is...  
Do you think its a plausible scene, do you think the addition will add value to an ops session and enhance the overall scene too, and lastly do you think it has just over crowded the scene and is not really warranted?
Jas...

2 comments:

  1. I think it goes a long way towards making the operation more of a model of a railroad. Real crews would have to deal with the exact same scenario: Spotting cars in specific positions and not moving them if occupied or at least not without checking with the industry's manager. This will enhance the operations in the direction of realism even if it just ensures the proper positioning of the car and not necessarily moving the pipe or walkway as those are details that could easily be broken. The blue flag is key though.

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  2. Thanks Rich, along the same lines I was thinking, more so for the operational realism of other operators rather than myself.
    Yes I think the blue flag, and some chocks will be order too.

    Jas...

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