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by PeterLJ
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Switch Lists
Replies: 5
Views: 10972

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: 4411

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: 3693

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: 8769

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: 8769

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: 55597

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: 55597

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: 41275

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: 14126

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: 6825

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: 8145

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: 50888

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: 50888

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: 50888

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: 50888

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...