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    • April 2, 2017 5:31 AM EDT
    • I usually hit the late morning rush hour on my way home. Going up to Bob's it's not so bad by the time I go through, a lot later in the morning. 

    • April 1, 2017 10:36 PM EDT
    • Right now if you hit Waterbury area after 3pm in the afternoon on a week day it gets pretty gummed up. when I go down to the Museum on a Friday I leave early to miss. most of the times on the weekends I have sailed thru most hours in either direction. suspect morning rush similar disaster. the have made considerable improvements and last year at this time were ahead of schedule. probably not so much now.


      Al P.

    • April 1, 2017 6:49 PM EDT
    • Been going on for about 5 years. 2 or more to go to eliminate a bottleneck at a narrow underpass.

    • April 1, 2017 6:26 PM EDT
    • I know, there was construction going on last year, I think. 

    • April 1, 2017 6:07 PM EDT
    • Cool.  It's a 15 minute ride from I-84 and there is a shortcut from up here to 684.  The problem is still 84 through Waterbury. A few years ago when Ric stopped it was over an hour to get through Waterbury.

    • April 1, 2017 5:46 PM EDT
    • I go right down 84 to 684, right through Danbury. 

    • April 1, 2017 5:36 PM EDT
    • I better get to home depot and buy a pallet of concrete mix or you guys will be suing the RR for trip & fall on the broken steps & walkways.

    • April 1, 2017 9:17 AM EDT
    • Daktah John said:

      Depending on your route home from TrainOps we might be able to get together here on Monday

      Me too, me too......................


    • April 1, 2017 8:52 AM EDT
    • It was kind of a dry run, but now that I have the basement somewhat presentable I'm happy to share the fun.  There isn't enough room inside for more than a few people at a time and the outdoor portion is not very large or challenging, so having a group event isn't really feasible.


      Depending on your route home from TrainOps we might be able to get together here on Monday


      I have my first LSC member guest dropping by today. Pat McCarty is stopping by to pick up his new-to-him RS-3.  He is a dyed-in-the-wooll roundy-rounder so I don't expect more than a short demo, but we'll see!

    • March 31, 2017 8:26 AM EDT
    • 1st Invitational...but not many invited?  

      Eh, one of these days I'll make the cut!

    • March 30, 2017 7:53 AM EDT
    • Yup. I didn't even think about winter running outdoors this year.  Ken has convinced my to join the 'hang out by the fire' group

    • March 30, 2017 7:13 AM EDT
    • I like that track plan Jon.  Looks fun especially on those cold rainy days or for winter.  Nice to have another option for year round running.  

    • March 15, 2017 4:16 PM EDT
    • I got it figured out.  


    • March 14, 2017 4:10 PM EDT
    • I have added a second location lumber yard and meat packing.  So far it has not been a problem.  The only time that JMRI put a car at each location, the next round, it picked them both up.

      I have two cars that have not moved in some time.  The build report says no moves left.  How do you change the default from 5 to say 10?


    • March 8, 2017 7:52 PM EST
    • Thank You:  That is what I thought.  I have one place that I may try it.


    • March 8, 2017 6:40 PM EST
    • Jay Root said:

      I have a question on the willow hill siding.  In JMRI are the 5 locations entered as individual spurs?  This will cause many head aces with pickup and setouts.



      Yes, There are 7 'spurs' on the Willow Hill Industrial Track. JMRI knows it simply as the town of Willow Hill and each of those spots are a spur in the software, but in reality just a single track.  This was done intentionally to add a level of difficulty to this very small indoor railroad.

    • March 8, 2017 11:32 AM EST
    • Well, Jay, that's where all the fun comes in. (not to mention the head scratchin).

      I have a spur in Hesperus with 5 industries on it. 

      In the bottom left is Chandlers Mercantile, then Bergs woodworking(next blue building), further down is Golding Freight(the 2nd red building), Vaggiano's Pawn Shop, right next to it, and at at the end of that spur is Coal Creek Lumber Co.

      If cars are set at Goldings and Vaggianos, and other cars have to be set out at the lumber co, then those cars at Goldings and Vaggiano's have to be moved, usually out on the run around track behind the depot. Then put back to their original location once your done at the lumber co. 

      Another "headache" would be getting cars into Chandlers if there are cars sitting at Bergs. It's up to the engineer and conductor to figure what moves to make.


    • March 8, 2017 10:13 AM EST
    • I have a question on the willow hill siding.  In JMRI are the 5 locations entered as individual spurs?  This will cause many head aces with pickup and setouts.



    • March 7, 2017 6:57 AM EST
    • I have tried to figure all of that out in advance and added instructions where needed...

      However, sometimes it just makes more sense to do it differently. Since part of my RR is a balloon track, it's possible to go West and end up going East   Another reason why the track direction is labeled in a few places.

    • March 7, 2017 3:23 AM EST
    • All JMRI does is tell you what cars go to which industries and what cars get picked up. It's up to you to figure out how to get them in and out. Which can be a real head scratcher sometimes.

      There is a place on the manifest where you can add instructions.