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by PeterLJ
Wed May 29, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 33336

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: 24798

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: 11212

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: 5113

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: 3586

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: 29843

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: 29843

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: 29843

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: 29843

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: 24798

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: 29843

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: 33336

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: 6387

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: 6387

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: 11533

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