Operations in the CID
An increasing area of interest and growth in the hobby of model railroading is Operations, which means giving purpose to a layout, and setting into motion our model railroads with a plan to show how real railroads work, or OPERATE.
This scene is from the Naptown and White River Club in downtown Indy, a popular "Ops Session" location.
CIRROPS is a local group of model railroaders who are working with individual layout owners and individuals looking to do operation even if they don't have a layout. This group has been in existence a number of years and has hosted invitational events from time to time. There are people involved with CIRROPS who would be glad to meet with layout owners to help them understand how to design or prepare their layout for operation.
More details about CIRROPS can be found: https://www.cirrops.org
Marty Witkiewicz / Erie Lackawanna Railway,
Chuck Tuttle / Salt Creek and Eastern
Pete Pedigo / Unionville and Western Railroad
Tom Cain / Eastern Illinois Santa Fe
Jon Silverberg / DRGW & RGS On30
Trevor Jones / Midland & Great Western Junction Railway