July 2008: I added a box to give local control of the points at
one of the stations. The box is locked until it is released by the
signalman in the control centre. The shunting staff will the set
the points locally for their shunting movements. When shunting is
complete the shunting staff must telephone the signalman, who will
restore the box to it's normal ie locked position.
December 18th the catenary reached track 1 of the other terminus. By new year all tracks had caternary but two, which were completed just before Easter 2008.
The layout is now completed as such. Buildings and scenery will be added during the summer. I will glue the new houses in the garden avoiding the toxic fumes.
I want to repeat I never mix 16 kV and 25 kV locomotives on the layout at the same time. Tho photographs are recorded at different occations.
I would like to mention only the signals and points (switches) are computer controlled. The locomotives are controlled manually with an array of control 80 and 80f's.
I am writing the software in Free Pascal and it should compile into Linux or Windows. The current version of Linux does not support libvga making the program windows-only.
Track sections, points and routes are edited in 3 text-files read by the programme.
I've put all my sourcefiles on my homepage for 2 very good reasons :
|m.pas||RFC 4.2 ny grafik||20090204||17:15||size||27448|
|m_errmsg.pas||Runtime error messages||20070210||15:12||size||2030|
|tal.pp||Free Pascal source file||20071217||14:20||size||1486|
Pictlinx ver 3.1 with slideshow - www.hjelmenet.dk/software - 20090305 00:36