I've gotten into a little round-robin group with some fellow narrow-gaugers -- Chris McChesney, Gary White, my old friend Matt Matthews, and myself. Of the four of us, three are Maine modelers. We get together on Tuesday nights for dinner, and then work on each others' layouts, shoot the breeze, or just plain play trains. Last night, … Continue reading Just Playin’ With Trains…
I spent a good chunk of the day at an ops session on Stephen Fisher's Deep Run Railroad. I took #6 down with me to give it a thorough workout, and was extremely pleased with the results. The loco was in powered up for nearly five hours, and was in motion for much of that … Continue reading C&S #6’s Visit to the Deep Run Railroad
Some of you may be familiar with the excellent DecoderPro DCC programmer that is a part of the JMRI project. But, quietly included in the latest stable release (version 2.4) is an applet for generating switching lists. I've been working for the past few weeks getting it all set up for operating sessions on Steve … Continue reading JMRI Operations
I most recently mentioned that I was looking for software for model railroad operations. Well, it turns out that a good, free program was right under my nose all along! JMRI is well known for the excellent Decoder Pro application for programming DCC decoders. But, it's also a suite of Java applications for model railroads. … Continue reading Right Under My Nose!