2011 NMRA National Convention
July 3 to 9, 2011 - Sacramento, California
The Unconventional Convention

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Union Pacific in Niles Canyon
Seth Neumann Mountain View
HO Union Pacific http://www.bayrails.com/layouts2.php?m=neumann
Scenery: 70% 12' x 35' 120 foot visible
Folded dogbone with staging dispaching is CTC, car forwarding with clerk and switch lists NCE DCC Radio
Average house (1-2 steps) Spring 1999, East Ba
The layout is set in the East Bay Area in 1999. The railroad represents the former Western Pacific San Jose and 1st Subdivisions, now the UP Niles, Oakland and Milpitas Subdivisions. The railroad is a branchline which supports an Auto plant (NUMMI) and a number of smaller industries.

Dispatching is by TCS (using CATS) which replicates a Digicon console. All signals are repeated on color lite signals above the layout. A unique feature of the layout is that there is no yardmaster, only a clerk. This is because the prototype Milpitas Yard has no permanent switcher. The clerk is responsible for managing the yard and the neighboring NUMMI complex, writing switch lists to instruct the crews where to place cars. All crews do their own work when passing through the yard. We expect the layout to be 70% sceniced by AS X2011W.

Op Session on Friday July 1 1900Advanced Section19 miles, 24 minutes
Op Session on Sunday July 3 0930Advanced Section19 miles, 24 minutes
AL11 Southwest Bay Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SAL11 Southwest Bay (self-guided) Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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