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by PeterLJ
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Pocket streamliner...
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

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...
by PeterLJ
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: Swapping the helper
Replies: 2
Views: 2217

Re: Swapping the helper

Hi

Some one was a bit heavy handed weathering 7311.

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 19552

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

i'd oppose the idea of 'categorising' modules, surely a major point is their flexibilty in use. Hi I Disagree, for three main reasons, Firstly a builder must have a clear idea of what he is building, what setting, ambiance even he is trying to capture. He must categorise before he even starts. Seco...
by PeterLJ
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 19552

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

Note we will not be totally dark territory, the storage yard already has signals, the crossing will be getting them and I plan to fit them to 11th Avenue. Hi Mike That's quite exciting, indeed we could perhaps say we have one "leg" of our layout CTC and the other dark territory! (Goes back to my op...
by PeterLJ
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 19552

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

I'd agree with Mike that if the module is likely to see lots of through traffic then it's best to either keep the industries very simple Hi Perhaps we need another layer of recommendations for the NMRA Modular spec to deal with different types of module and terminology? I think Mike Arnold mentione...
by PeterLJ
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 19552

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

I am not sure I understand the statmenet (For those who are not following Western Union uses Lenz but not XpressNet). Is this because you use all Wi-Fi throttles? Hi Geoff I will need to study your reply, but to answer your question we do not use the RJ12 cables (Which I tend to call XpressNet cabl...
by PeterLJ
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Interested in Layout Design?
Replies: 36
Views: 16878

Re: Interested in Layout Design?

Hi

I think if we do such a thing we use this forum as our "base". I am sure we could negotiate for space for articles and such.

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Switching area module - a design challenge?
Replies: 51
Views: 19552

Re: Switching area module - a design challenge?

[quote="Mike_R" and the owners will have the correct leads to connect them![/quote] Hi Mike You have highlighted a real problem here. I certainly can no longer be bothered to include the DIN bus as it is not needed (apart from the junction we are dark territory) and is not in the NMRA BR Spec. I thi...
by PeterLJ
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 22527

Re: how to manage a module meet?

Hi A further update on JMRI WiFi. At Western Union this weekend they just worked. Our only problem was with turnout control and we think that the JMRI Server needs to have the list of all the turnouts. A minor point as NMRA Modules do not plan to use throttles for turnout control. There has also ben...
by PeterLJ
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: HO Ballast
Replies: 7
Views: 4105

Re: HO Ballast

BrianMoore wrote:On all of the Western Union modules so far, there's been the same mix of ballast on everything.
Hi Brian

Yes, we had buckets of the stuff, however all gone now!

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: HO Ballast
Replies: 7
Views: 4105

HO Ballast

Hi

I was wondering if we have a recommendation for the type of ballast to be used on our HO NMRA BR Spec boards.

Thanks

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: JMRI on Raspberry PI
Replies: 14
Views: 7998

Re: JMRI on Raspberry PI

Mike_R wrote: The advantage of the Mac is it doesn't need a router to work.
Hi Mike

IIRC at Snake Bend we had problems logging a droid onto a Mac network. Could we test it at WU?

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: JMRI on Raspberry PI
Replies: 14
Views: 7998

Re: JMRI on Raspberry PI

a second hand Windows PC / laptop looks a lot more interesting Koos Hi Koos I think one would be pressed to get a £50.00 laptop! But yes, a old doorstop windows PC can be obtained for nothing. One of these set up to run headless with linux could indeed prove a cheaper, though bulkier, solution, for...
by PeterLJ
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: JMRI on Raspberry PI
Replies: 14
Views: 7998

Re: JMRI on Raspberry PI

I think wifi server is the role we had most in mind... So basically you'd be talking a 'magic box' that connects to the router, the DCC system, and translates, with no external input? Hi Martyn I think all one would need would be a Pi, a wireless access point, a computer interface and perhaps a pow...
by PeterLJ
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: JMRI on Raspberry PI
Replies: 14
Views: 7998

Re: JMRI on Raspberry PI

Hi Neil Yes it is possible, many including myself have done so. I could drove a train from my computer OK, but did not try programming. Steve Smith did, and it was so slow that JMRI lost the connection. I think its strength could lie in its "headless" mode, either as a JMRI WiFi server or as a acces...