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by PeterLJ
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: TWC Programme
Replies: 2
Views: 10566

TWC Programme

Hi

I am working on a little TWC programme to help the dispatcher prepare his Track Warrants. The next stage is to sort out and automate the Train Sheet.

Image
Track warrant by Peter Lloyd-jones, on Flickr

All the best

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 79925

Re: how to manage a module meet?

Hi Tom has reminded us that there are two separate subjects here. Spec. Currently as regards panels the spec says either do not bother or fit the Universal Panel. (We subsequently discovered this was a NCE). This should be changed to either do not bother or "recommend" the fitting of a Len...
by PeterLJ
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 79925

Re: how to manage a module meet?

BrianMoore wrote:Digitrax: Over-complicated, over-priced, and over here.
Brian

You can safely criticise a man's choice of wife, but not his choice of DCC system.

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 79925

Re: how to manage a module meet?

Hi There still remains the question of which type of panel the NMRA Buy, which in fact takes us straight back to square one, which DCC system, which is what we are trying to avoid. I have a Digitrax and a Lenz panel on both sides of one module, but as that is expensive have none on my other module! ...
by PeterLJ
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 79925

Re: how to manage a module meet?

Hi OK lets ignore the spec. But I maintain we should recommend that at largish "open" meets the organisers provide a JMRI WiFi Server. At the moment we are having problems specifying what panel to use, one possible solution being the "organisers" provide spare panels (along with ...
by PeterLJ
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 79925

Re: how to manage a module meet?

If they don't already have a suitable device (and many folk will) anyone can buy a s/h 'throttle' (s/h mobile phone with the Android operating system) already for less than the cost of a pair of UTP or Lenz sockets for their module, and there would be no compatibility issues or potential for wiring...
by PeterLJ
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 79925

Re: how to manage a module meet?

Hi There is some confusion as to which throttle panel will work with which throttle! The Lenz panel is claimed to be compatible with both NCE and Lenz by Lenz and indeed we have run NCE off mine. There is also a reluctance in some quarters to lending out an expensive throttle to an individual who ha...
by PeterLJ
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Detail versus Practicality
Replies: 6
Views: 5948

Re: Detail versus Practicality

Hi

This is of course particularly relevant to those using modules who have to pack away all their stock after a meet.

All the best

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Free-moN
Replies: 6
Views: 9582

Re: Free-moN

H Peter OpenLCB, what I think the NMRA BR HO Spec should be looking at. http://openlcb.org/ http://www.tchtechnology.com/products/nodes/ Signals. On Selby we used my cheal Digitrax ones "out of the box". Got mine from Ted. http://www.digitrax.com/products/detection-signaling/smbk/ Unfortun...
by PeterLJ
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Free-moN
Replies: 6
Views: 9582

Re: Free-moN

Hi Peter I think Steve Smith is getting bored with his double sided Selby. (Selby has full CTC with signals and detection controlled by CATs.) Pre CTC shot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL_B9r6mSSY Only yesterday we were discussing building some Free-moN modules. Indeed we were concentrating on tr...
by PeterLJ
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: Sub-£70 fully featured DCC system from....Hornby?
Replies: 4
Views: 9084

Re: Sub-£70 fully featured DCC system from....Hornby?

Hi It will be interesting to see the full spec. (Not least is it another Window$ package). Only 8 throttles would be a limitation for some modular use, however if it has xpressnet this could perhaps be overcome by the use of JMRI. Indeed it appears that the user needs a tablet (what sort) as a throt...
by PeterLJ
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: JMRI ops
Replies: 9
Views: 18816

Re: JMRI ops

Yes, but the conductor is part of the train crew, so the info would be converted to the switch list by the train crew itself, and not handed to them as a finished item... Hi Martyn Yes you are quite right, but I have never seen that done, I have normally seen crews working from the cards, propping ...
by PeterLJ
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Operations
Topic: JMRI ops
Replies: 9
Views: 18816

Re: JMRI ops

Hi Martyn A lot of good points, however I would not agree that CC&WB may be more appropriate for some eras. I understand that a switch list was written by the conductor based on the waybills, all JMRI does in this instance is create the switch list directly. So the end product is still a switchl...
by PeterLJ
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: On30 Modular Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 14902

On30 Modular Standard

Hi (Kathy?) I was wondering where we stood with the On30 modular Standard. I have had a quick look at one (Freundeskreis Europäischer MOdellbahner) but it calls for a 150mm (6") deep end plate, which seems rather excessive, indeed unnessasarily so. Why do people make them so deep? A two board &...
by PeterLJ
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Passenger line speeds.
Replies: 6
Views: 14669

Re: Passenger line speeds.

Hi There are two questions here which is important. and I may be a bit 70s 80s. So there are two rules. Yard Speeds did not apply to scheduled first class trains. They went through fast. I seem to recall that speeds through stations depended on if there was another passenger train in the station. In...