OPERATING THE ST AGNES RAILWAY Pt 3

Welcome to St Agnes

Views of the Layout

Further Views

Map of the “St Agnes”

Operating the “St Agnes”

The Budd Cars

The Transistor Throttles I use

Calculating Scale Speed

Using a Model Lathe 1

Using a Model Lathe 2

Using a Model Lathe 3

Making Searchlight Signals

Ersatz Ground Signals

Making Dummy Signals

MRE “Hints and Tips”

Building my Throttles

Exhibitions and Layouts

Building a Layout in a short time frame

Simple Street Lighting

Simple Cut out Buildings

Canadian Trees









A couple of basic tenets, Whatever Engines go East must go West next time, Same with Passenger stock ( The RDC's and Canadian cars) Rollingstock can go either way once the cars are in the yard. Many trains are through trains and relatively little wayside work. Anyway Enjoy and I hope you follow it


TRAIN

LOCO

CONSIST

FROM

TO

NOTES

1

4070

(CP FP7)

Canadian Cars

St Agnes

Ridgehaven

Train pulls into Redwood Junction passing Siding. Previously crossed freight at St Agnes is switched and sorted and a new consist started tp be made up. Loco from freight stabled

2

9162/9167

(CN F7)


up to 13 car freight

Ridgehaven

St Agnes

Through train to St Agnes. Freight train will stop at Tea Tree and Redwood Junction for trains orders. Engines from "Canadian" uncoupled and stabled, "Canadian" cars switched to Passenger sidings.

Eastbound local switched and made up and parked in shorter of two roads to allow for cross.

3

6701

(CP SW8)

Up to 9 car freight

St Agnes

Redwood

Train crosses Train 2 at East St Agnes, Proceeds to Redwood Junction. Train 2 engines stabled and load reduced to 8 or 9 cars to be place in "middle road" of Redwood.

Train 3 may switch cars in or out at Reginald Bridge Junction and Redwood Junction. Takes branch to Redwood and pulls into main road. Loco runs around train on third road, gets caboose and switches it to 3 road of Redwood.

Loco then gets cars to go Westbound and couples up caboose. Works as train 4 Engine for Train 5 prepared


4

6701

(CP SW8)

Up to 9 car freight

Redwood

St Agnes

Train 4 may switch cars in or out at Reginald Bridge Junction and Redwood Junction. Switcher adds cars delivered by Train 3 to cars in Freight yard for train 5. Train 4 arrives at St Agnes in 2 road,

5

2716

(2-8-4)

Up to 13 car freight

St Agnes

Redwood Junction

Crosses train 4 at St Agnes, Proceeds to Redwood Junction. Waits for Train 7 to arrive from Reginald Bridge with loading for Ridgehaven. Train 8 is prepared by switcher using incoming loading from Train 4 and additional cars from the yard

7

1105

(0-6-0)


Up to 6 car freight

Reginald Bridge

Redwood Junction

Loading for Train 5. Both locos switch the passing siding so that loading from 5 to Reginald Bridge and loading from 7 to Ridgehaven is transferred between trains

6

1105

(0-6-0)

Up to 6 car freight

Redwood Junction

Reginald Bridge

After picking up loading Train 6 returns to Reginald Bridge. Stables. Making up of Train 8 continues. Engine for Train 8 prepares and on front of train by time Train 5 reaches Banksia

5

2716

(2-8-4)

Up to 13 car freight

Redwood Junction

Ridgehaven

Train proceeds to Ridgehaven. Crosses train 8. Engine stabled and consist switched to Freight yard.

8

8412

(0-8-0)

Up to 9 car freight

Ridgehaven

Banksia

Train proceeds to Banksia. Transfers cars to 1 road and picks up cars from other. Switcher places all incoming freight cars in yard. Train 10 prepared

9

8412

(0-8-0)

Up to 9 car freight

Banksia

Ridgehaven

Train proceeds to Ridgehaven. Crosses train 10. Engine stabled

10

6326/6112

(CN RDC1/3)


RDC Local Passenger

Ridgehaven

St Agnes

Train proceeds to St Agnes. Train 11 is prepared and sorted for Ridgehaven.



AND SO IT GOES ON…