Is anyone else here an adherent of Ellison's philosophy of model railroading? Like him I view the layout as the stage and the trains as the actors. For me operation is the play which I write and rewrite to mimic prototype railroad operations of transporting goods and people.
I was finally able to recently score a hardcover edition of his book on Ebay and it is fun refreshing my memory about his philosophy and methodology and how he brought it to life with his Delta Lines O scale empire. Lots of the techniques he used are now obsolete but his operating schemes are as fresh now as in 1954 when the book was published.