Realistic operations with time tables and train schedules is
something I always wanted to do. Based on the time table information
that I had gathered over the years, I was able to create a
time table for my layout.
The start for this time table were the NSB graphic time tables for schedule R97.1. Because of space limitations I had to scrap some trains but it still gives a good impression of the real schedule. I added the local freight trains from Åndalsnes to Vinstra from schedule R98.1. These trains added the switching operations.
Schedule R97.1 was the last schedule with night trains between Oslo and Åndalsnes and in this schedule they were operated as separate trains, in prior schedules the sleeping cars would run in the Oslo-Trondheim night train.
At this time I'm not using a fast clock but that might change in the future. Currently the time table is used to get the order in which the trains have to run.
Freight trains Oslo-TrondheimFreight trains between Oslo and Trondheim are numbered in the 5700 series. On my layout they run from the Trondheim staging yard through the helix to Dombås. In Domås the freight trains will stop for a crew change and then continue on to the Dovre staging yard which will be reached through the reverse loop. Freight trains to Trondheim (from Oslo) will run the route in the opposite direction.
Freight trains are run by the El14 (Lima) and El16 (Roco) class locomotives.
Freight train Åndalsnes-OsloThe freight train from Åndalsnes arrives around midnight and runs from Åndalsnes staging through the helix to Dombås. In Dombås the two Di3 locomotives will change for a single El14 or El16. It will continue through the reversing loop to the Dovre staging yard. The returning train will run in the opposite direction and will change its locomotive to the double Di3 consist.
Local freight train Åndalsnes-VinstraThis train, hauled by Di3, NS6400 or T44, will run from Åndalsnes staging to Dombås and then it continues to the factory which is located in the reversing loop. After switching the factory area it will return to Dombås and Åndalsnes. If necessary it can do some local switching at Dombås.
Passenger trains Oslo-TrondheimPassenger trains between Oslo and Trondheim are numbered in 40 and 400 series. The 40 series are express trains and should be run with B7 type coaches. While waiting for these coaches to arrive (NMJ has scheduled them in June 2002), the express trains run with B5 coaches. The express trains are hauled by El16, El17 or El18. The other passenger trains, 400 series, are run with B3 coaches are normally run with either El16 or El18.
The night train runs like the other trains from Trondheim, through Domås to the Dovre staging yard and vise-versa. Due to the lack of WLAB cars I run them with B3 coaches.
Passenger trains Oslo-DombåsThese trains are part of the IC service around Oslo and on my layout are run by an El13 with B5 coaches. They run from Dombås to the Dovre staging area.
Passenger trains Åndalsnes-DombåsThe two day time trains are running with a Di3 and B3 coaches. The Di3 locomotive is turned on the Dombås turn table.
The night train runs to Oslo (Dovre staging yard) and changes its locomotive from a Di3 to an El13 in Dombås.