However I did get the opportunity last weekend to participate in my very first Ops Session outside of our own layout. My good friend Brendan Dennis held another shake down session on his D&H - N Scale layout - http://dh2ndsub.blogspot.com.au
I had the opportunity to operate on the Whitehall Yard with another operator John, we were tasked with the North & South switching of the yard operations. I must say being a yard master is great fun and really gets you thinking, Brendan's Whitehall Yard is around 3m (10') long incorporating an engine facility, yard leads, run arounds, caboose tracks, seven (7) tracks and a passenger siding to the south.
I really enjoyed operating the yard with John, and the session went really well, Brendan's layout is seriously impressive and the amount of work and the stage he is at presently is amazing for the short time that he has been working on it.
As I won't have a full size ladder yard on the JL&T I look forward to spending some time switching Whitehall in the future.
Big thanks to Brendan for the invite, and for a great insight into Ops Sessions!