The LCN has invited us back to accompany a run down to Sanderson. It is a brilliant 75 degree day. The H.W. Green grocer distributor, Budweiser Distributor, scoria loader and Lazy W Ranch Operation all need service. It promises to be busy but easily manageable run.
(Note: this series is detailed, but an excellent overview of prototypical operations. All too often, modellers just race around dumping and picking up cars without slowing down and really emulating prototype operations–thinking about dropping off the brakeman, walking to open turnouts, attaching brake lines, opening derails, etc. If you really think about what is involved in operations, you won’t need a such big, maintenance intensive layout to have rewarding operating sessions.)
Here we go…(The captions will explain what is going on.)
Well there are some additional movements to perform here in Sanderson on this beautiful afternoon (scoria, beer and groceries), but they’ll come after lunch.
Hope you brought some lunch. If not, Jiménez Cafe just across the tracks serves some pretty good enchiladas. See you after lunch…(Part II)