Apr112012

WCR to get Signalling System

Published by Admin at 5:01 PM under Signalling System

 

Winter Creek is to get a proper signalling system. Ive been planning and scheming for the past three months while bones healed and I couldn't do much else.

 

Here is a sneak preview of the control panel - running under JRMI/CATS. Its as easy as point and click to set a route, with the signals and points moving to match, provided it is safe to do so.

 

JRMI is an opensource Train Control package for Model Railway use, and I am adapting it to a slightly higher standard of safety given we carry real passengers. You can learn more about it here

CATS is also a Java application that builds on JRMI to provide a good toolset for a more modern panel configuration - closer to what I work with in my day job. You can learn more here

 



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Feb272012

Steam Up 26 Feb 2012

Published by Chris Draper at 2:07 PM under Operating Days

Sunday 26 Feb was a cracker of a day. Steve and Peter were in steam, and the tram got quite a workout too with various visitors and neighbours popping in for a look throughout the day.



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Feb142012

Steam Up Sunday 26th Feb

Published by Chris Draper at 10:00 AM under

Time to do those maintenance jobs on your locomotive - The WCR will be steaming up on the 26th Feb so Jim can have a play before returning to the UK after all the hard work he has done this summer.

If you have never visited the WCR and would like to bring your locomotive - drop me an email asap. Chris.



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Feb132012

Jan til Feb 12

Published by Admin at 3:19 PM under Operating Days | Signalling System

Here is a grab-bag of photos mostly taken by Peter of activity in the last month or so.



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Feb132012

Back Online - Just

Published by Chris Draper at 2:28 PM under

After a hectic run up to Christmas at work - I went and broke multiple bones in my foot and wreaked a whole lot of important joints.

Coming right now - to the point I can sit in front of the computer for short periods!

Some of the regulars have been busy here on the Winter Creek and I will now upload some photos of activities over the past eight weeks.



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Nov072011

All Quiet on the home front

Published by Admin at 8:26 PM under Train Advice Notices

Sorry there have been no updates for awhile. Been busy with work, and you know what they say about all work and no play!

Stay tuned.



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