Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Car Forwarding

I know I've been a bit busy lately, so here is a quick update on what I've been working on. Now that all of the trackage is coming together, I have been figuring out a way to purposefully move cars around the layout. I got the Mac App Switchlist. I've been entering car and industry information and running some sample switchlists. I want to thank my friend HK for helping me tune these to look more prototypical. If any of the Skally guys want to let me know if I'm sounding crazy, please do (Tavis: I'm still working on those clocks for you, the first attempt was not good enough).

 I've broke the line into 2 jobs. The North job will run from Rush City to Hinckley and back. The South job will run from Rush City to North Branch and back. I haven't included the new tank car loadout in Rush City, as I don't know what it will look like yet, that will come later. Here's what I have so far:
North Switch List (Sample):
South Switch List (Sample):

It's a work in progress, but I think this will help crews get things where they need to go.


  1. Nice! I haven't progressed that far yet. I have the employee timetables done but not to this level of detail.

    1. I will be updating this to be even more accurate car forwarding paperwork. I'm lucky that I have been sent some documentation that will help me be more realistic moving forward.