Welcome to OperatingSessions.com!

OperatingSessions.com is a new free service that is purpose-built to help support model railroaders hosting operating sessions. These sessions can be individual sessions on a single layout, or you can set up multi-day events with dozens of sessions. Operating on model railroads is one of the most enjoyable parts of the hobby, but there's a lot of manual effort required to schedule complex events. See how OperatingSessions.com can help you get operators signed up more efficiently for your events!


Individual operators can register for events and get notified when operating events are available. An operator's profile, once created, does not have to be re-entered for every event. Layout owners and event organizers can only see the information if the operator signs up for their event. Operators can also sign up as a group to make carpooling simpler.

To get started, create your user profile today!

Layout Owners

Layout owners can update their layout information in the directory, adding pictures and related documents whenever they wish. They can also create an operating session that is either open to the public or only sent to an invitee list. No more keeping track of everyone's email addresses and phones... each operator can update their own profile.

To get started, create your user profile and then go to the Railroad Manager to enter your layout details.

Organization Managers

If you're in charge of setting up events for your operations group, OperatingSessions.com can support type of event, whether it's one session or many sessions over lots of timeslots. Event registration can be timed based on participant criteria, such as NMRA or OpSIG membership, and/or registrants can be given a code they have to use for private or restricted events. You can add railroads to your organization, either by having the layout owners create their own profiles or by adding the railroads yourself. Quick and easy URLs are provided to link your organization's landing page on OperatingSessions.com to your event or organization web site.