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Model Railways

Photos, maps, diagrams of John's Model Railway system.

Useful Software

Java Model Railroad Interface
(From the web page) The JMRI project is building tools for model railroad computer control. We want it to be usable to as many people as possible, so we're building it in Java to run anywhere, and we're trying to make it independent of specific hardware systems.
The web server is here.

History

20200207 We have nearly completed the panelling on the third arm of the U-shaped layout. Building the drawers under the baseboard remains.
20200123 The first arm of the U-shaped layout is nearly finished, complete with drawers under the baseboard. The only thing remaining are the front panels to the drawers, and a small open strip at the rear of the baseboard. This opening is intended to allow inspection of the wall, and for ease of cabling.
20200104 The first panel is complete, along with the accompanying drawer. This drawer is intended to store rolling stock, hence its width and depth (1.7 x 1m).
20200103 Progress has been made in constructing the new baseboard for the revised system. The new layout will be completely different, and current planning envisages a point-to-point layout (possibly with turning loops at ends), together with (stage 2) and upper level and spiral connecting track.

House Renovations
From Aug 2016 to Feb 2018, the house was renovated, and from Feb 2018 to Jan 2020, the cellar was reconstructed.

20160820 The site has gone off line as the railway has been dismantled for renovations
20120620 The site has been re-engineering to include signalling and safe-working interlocking.
20101026 The site has been extended to allow for persistence of route selection.
2009 Work started on designing a web page interactive controller for the railway.

Images

  • Image : dir=model/ page=index 302070 bytes, 1754x1241 pixels
  • Date : 24 Jun 2011, catalogued 26 Sep 2011
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Rail Modeller worksheet
  • Description : A scale rendering of John's Model Railway. Note that the orientation of this plan is upside down with respect to the following plans.


  • Image : dir=model/ page=index 249201 bytes, 1754x1241 pixels
  • Date : 8 May 2010, catalogued 10 May 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : The second aerial survey of John's Model Railway


  • Image : dir=model/ page=index 249201 bytes, 1754x1241 pixels
  • Date : 28 Jun 2012, catalogued 2 Jul 2012
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : The fourth aerial survey of John's Model Railway


  • Image : dir=model/ page=index 69214 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 8 May 2010, catalogued 10 May 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : A schematic rendering of John's Model Railway


  • Image : dir=model/ page=index 408459 bytes, 1754x1241 pixels
  • Date : 18 Oct 2010, catalogued 18 Oct 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : A schematic rendering of John's Model Railway. The red circles represent route-setting push buttons: pushing these buttons will set the points at either end of the track section to align with the route. Orange circles are track sections that have facing points at each end.


  • Image : dir=model/ page=index 243802 bytes, 1238x984 pixels
  • Date : 22 Jun 2012, catalogued 22 Jun 2012
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : svg original
  • Description : A schematic rendering of John's Model Railway. Note that signal Ps5 is showing a blue aspect, indicating that is in conflict with the attempt to clear signal Ps1. The correcting action is to reset Ps5, then clear Ps1.


The full glory of this schematic can be seen at this interactive web page. (Clicking on this link will bring up a list of instructions.)

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