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by PeterLJ
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: Western Union November meet 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Western Union November meet 2013

I think although the crossing is controlled by signals etc, I think it would be even more fun if we add track warrants for one of the branches, I quite liked that element on the old Anson layout. :-) Hi Koos I have written a add on to JMRI which allows me to do TWs very quickly and update the Train...
by PeterLJ
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - 1st attempt at a layout
Replies: 67
Views: 14536

Re: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - Postponed!

so I am a bit stuck with just the two 6ftx2ft boards. Hi Keith I have seen some really great O gauge exibition layouts less than that in size. However for plain switching see http://www.carendt.com/articles/highland/. Or Curren Street Yard 14' http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=dMhE18XH5PYC&pg=PA27...
by PeterLJ
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - 1st attempt at a layout
Replies: 67
Views: 14536

Re: Winter Project - West Mary Yard - Postponed!

The (run round) loop is where I tend to hit the lack of space problem, but want more than just an 'inglenook', I will need something operationally interesting. I'm still looking around at other ideas/options. Hi Keith You do not mention the size of your locos, if they are small switchers 14' should...
by PeterLJ
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 11th Avenue
Replies: 52
Views: 21341

Re: 11th Avenue

Hi Mike

Looks great, remind me are we seeing it on Saturday?

Peter
by PeterLJ
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: On30
Replies: 0
Views: 1785

On30

Hi

Looking for some pointers for On30 as a couple of us in Western Union are going to have a go at laying our own track. Nothing else decided apart from narrow boards.

Thanks

Peter
by PeterLJ
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Switch Lists
Replies: 5
Views: 2815

Re: Switch Lists

Hi Mike In the real world there are I think lots of different "switch lists". At one extreme one has a list of numbers scribbled on the back of a fag packet by the conductor, in another period one has a tablet with internet connection in the cab updating real time. The only thing I believe is that t...
by PeterLJ
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: A few snaps
Replies: 5
Views: 2157

Re: A few snaps

torikoos wrote: pictures would be good to use for NMRA promotional materials :-)
Koos
Hi

Be usfull if we could have some form of selection from members photos for the cover of the directory?

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Fri May 31, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Hex Frog Juicer
Replies: 1
Views: 2254

Re: Hex Frog Juicer

130344 wrote:Anyone have any experience of this beastie?
Hi Jock

I use them on my HO Module Jonesville. By and large they just work. We did have problems with two locos, but I tend to believe it was a gauge problem. Indeed I will probably use them again.

All the best

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Thu May 30, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Bank holiday progress?
Replies: 12
Views: 4099

Re: Bank holiday progress?

Gloriousnse wrote:Good in its own way though. How did it go?
Hi martyn

Our Bideford trip went well. We took over 50' of modules, including Lloyd, Golden, Ross and Jonesville.

Peter
by PeterLJ
Wed May 29, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Bank holiday progress?
Replies: 12
Views: 4099

Re: Bank holiday progress?

Hi

Not really progress but three of us took some NMRA BR modules to the Bideford show on Sunday.

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Wed May 29, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 18884

Re: how to manage a module meet?

Gloriousnse wrote: is there a restriction on multiple JMRI computers linked to a setup?
Hi Martyn

I _think_ that is dependant on ones DCC system. But certainly we have run with more than one computer acting as a WiFi throtle host.

Peter
by PeterLJ
Wed May 29, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 18884

Re: how to manage a module meet?

I think a logical evolution would be to use WiFi throttles on local/small meets , until problems , bugs etc are ironed out and everyone is comfortable in their use, before using them (prescribing them) on a large meet. Hi Koos I think we are past that stage. They seem to be working OK at quite larg...
by PeterLJ
Thu May 16, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 13797

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

And, for a layout of whatever size, and upon which you want to conduct some sort of "operations", you can't have enough storage. I am always reminded of the Tony Koester calculation that the storage tracks you really need are exactly double the number you originally thought, plus one. You see, that...
by PeterLJ
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: 26-28th Apr - Modular Meet (Weston spring meet 2013)
Replies: 18
Views: 7436

Re: 26-28th Apr - Modular Meet (Weston spring meet 2013)

Yes, Thanks to all who did all the hard work.

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Pocket streamliner...
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: Pocket streamliner...

I think we're going to be assuming trailers are being loaded and unloaded ) Hi Martyn Keith brought a Container loading facility to the Convention, which in a way offers similar problems. I considered ignoring the container well cars and saying the containers were the JMRI cars. So a fleet of truck...