Switchlist session

This page describes the switchlist session we plan to run at the convention. Some details below may change. We welcome questions and suggestions about the proposed session.

A switchlist session will be held on the Waitemata and Chelsea Railroad at the North Shore Model Railway Club. The date and time of the session will be decided late 2017 or early 2018. The session will likely be on the Friday evening of the convention.

The session will be approximately two hours and followed by a tea break.There will be six switchlist trains and no other trains. Trains will have a maximum length of 500 feet and hence require one locomotive only. Track warrants will be used. The switchlists and train manifests will be generated using JMRI.

The full complement of operators will be 15, rostered as below (SM = station master, ASM = assistant station master, * = optional)

List of positions

Drivers 6
Glydebourne & Walnut Crossing SM, ASM
Indian Hill SM
Southport and Waro SM, ASM
Wairmarino and Arapito SM, ASM(*)
Santel and Mounts Siding SM, ASM

The NSMRC uses a MRC system that permits both tethered and wireless cabs. We can supply tethered cabs for each operator. Operators are welcome to bring their own cabs. Operators are also welcome to bring their own HO/OO/Sn3.5 locomotive. The layout will be open one hour before the start of operations to give operators some time to familiarize themselves with the layout. Previous switchlist sessions have experienced one or even two unforeseen interruptions of operations.

The operator positions will be advertised early 2018.


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