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by PeterLJ
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 63382

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: 63382

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 spare throttles?). R...
by PeterLJ
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: how to manage a module meet?
Replies: 58
Views: 63382

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: 63382

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: 4772

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: 7444

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/ Unfortunatly one c...
by PeterLJ
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: Free-moN
Replies: 6
Views: 7444

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: 7540

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: 15504

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: 15504

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 switchlist ...
by PeterLJ
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: On30 Modular Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 12805

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 "sandw...
by PeterLJ
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Operations
Topic: Passenger line speeds.
Replies: 6
Views: 12401

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...
by PeterLJ
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Photos and Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 6626

Re: Photos and Copyright

Hi

This help me to understand why some exhibitors refuse to allow anyone to photo their layout.

All the best

Peter L-J
by PeterLJ
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Photos and Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 6626

Photos and Copyright

Hi We have often heard heated discussion about individuals photographing layouts without permission. I can not see the problem myself, however what are the rules when the situation is turned on its head! If one finds a photo on the net of ones own layout what are the rules for copying and using that...
by PeterLJ
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Image hosting websites
Replies: 3
Views: 10641

Re: Image hosting websites

Hi

Is it possible to use our old Yahoo sites Photo Albums?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/western_u ... 20&dir=asc

:o Not so good.

Peter L-J