The MNO is an experiment in small. It is a fictional line modeled after the Great Northern. The railroad started off as 4'by 8' with a 16" by 7' island but has been extended another 40’ along the walls. Trains are small, six cars for freight and seven on mine runs. Equipment is based on GN practices of the early 60s.
The main terminal is Bemidji which represents a secondary inner city yard with local industries. It is the center of operation for transfers, locals, mine runs, alley jobs and an independent coke plant. Traffic is moved based on a car card and waybill system with Easy DCC used for train control.
Operations are relaxed with verbal orders and plenty of switching and the layout keeps a crew of 5 busy for 3+ hours.
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