Since Nashville Ntrak does not have a trainmaster at its layouts on meeting nights or most shows, the following guidelines should be followed so that all who are participating will have fun. When members were added one or two a year these unwritten guidelines were passed from person to person either by example or by just talking to one another. With a larger influx of new members we felt it is important to point these guidelines out to everyone.
The first to come has the first pick of lines.
If you should come later a certain line is not yours just because you have equipment pre-set on that line.
If you have been running a while and others are waiting to run please offer to pull off a line so they might get to run.
Please ask permission to share the same line when another is already running on that line (DCC)
If running on the same line as another please watch your train at all times so there will be no accident
Make sure the line you are going to run is configured for the type of locomotives you are running.
(Analog or DCC)
When you are running a train. Make sure it is reliable:
Keep your throttle with you, so when the call goes out to stop your
When a derailment occurs, offer to help the engineer(s) of the affected train(s) rerail or move equipment so that mainline traffic can resume as soon as possible.
Inform others when there is a break in their train.
When you leave, do not leave equipment that blocks all the set up tracks of a line.
Some common sense rules for all
of us to follow:
We have only one rule:"Have FUN”