Operating Sessions

Welcome to the North Central Crossings Operating Sessions Web Page

The Convention Committee is proud to offer unprecedented opportunities to participate in a wide range of operating layout sessions. You will get six days of operating prior to the convention starting date. You will find the layout owners experienced in operating sessions and they are prepared to assist the novice attendee. You will gain immeasurable knowledge of operating, meet and learn from experienced fellow modelers and have fun in the process. Seasoned attendees are encouraged as well. Thanks for participating in the convention. We look forward to helping you have a busy and enjoyable time. Did I mention you will visit some of the best model railroads in the area?

WHEN: Operating sessions will run from Saturday Oct 26th thru Thursday October 31st to give everyone an opportunity to participate in an operating session and still have time to attend clinics and layout tours.

REQUEST AN OPERATING SLOT: Session placement is based on your Registration Number. Registrant No. 1 gets first choice, followed by Registrant No. 2, etc. You may sign up for as many operating sessions as you like. Your first choice will be given immediate consideration. Your second choice will be considered once everyone’s first choice is placed. This method will be used until all slots are filled.

Please use the form on this page to request your slots. Make sure to include your registration number. Requests for operating slots will not be taken after October 1st.

LAYOUT DESCRIPTIONS: Go HERE to see operating layout descriptions. You may view online or download to your computer.


Ken Chick, Danforth, Hadley & NorthernTom Dart, Durango & Silverton RR.
Gratiot Valley, GV RR.Ron King, Erie
Scott Kremer, GN Cascade ModelersMarty LaForte, BN Spartan Division
Dan Lewis, North Montana LineNorm Logan, Michigan Southern Railway
Phill Maaske, B&MWilliam Moore, B&M
Bill Neale, PRR Panhandle DivisionDewey Norton, Norton Branch, N&W
Sandy Nelson, C&O Saginaw & Mid MichiganDave Regitto, Conemaugh & Juliata
Jim Revenaugh, GUN & RI RRGale Saxton, B&M Green River Sub
Brooks Stover, Buffalo Creek & GauleySOCMRRC, GTW Holly Sub
Doug Tagsold, Toledo TerminalLarry Wright, Beaver Valley & Pennsy
Mike Burget, C&O, Clifton Forge DivisionRichard Harden, Chicago & North Western, Peninsula Division
Dave Simpson, Western Maryland, Cumberland Division 


Oct 26
Oct 27
Oct 28
Oct 29
Oct 30
Oct 31
All DayDoug Tagsold
start 1:00 pm
Doug Tagsold
start 1:00 pm
start 10:00 am
Bill Neale
start 10:00am
Jim Revenaugh
start 12:00 noon
Start 1:00pm
  Dave RegittoDave Regitto  
  Brooks StoverSandy NelsonPhill Masske 
   Tom DartTom Dart 
Start 7:00pm
  Dewey NortonGale SaxtonGratiot ValleyGale Saxton
  Norm LogonLarry WrightRon KingMarty LaForte
  Dan LewisBrooks StoverMike BurgetDan Lewis
   Richard HardenDave SimpsonKen Chick

Marv Linke
Operating Sessions Chairman

Requests for operating slots will not be taken after October 1st.