operation

Making our model trains run - from casual to over-the-top prototypical operation

CATS: A CTC panel that grows

Clinician: 

This clinic is an introduction to the Computer Automated Traffic System (CATS). CATS is open source software built upon JMRI for creating and operating a modern looking CTC panel. The clinic will open with creating a CTC panel for John Armstrong's "minimum-size loop-to-loop" layout, and operated as a magnet board. It will progress to demonstrating how to add occupancy detection, turnout feedback, turnout control, and signal control, in a simulation mode. The clinic will demonstrate other features built into CATS, including train tracking, session recording, train status display, crew management, and rapid CTC panel development for module groups. For a preview, see the August 2010 NMRA Magazine or http://home.comcast.net/~kb0oys.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Weidler
Tuesday, Aug 25 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sellwood

Sunset Valley Oregon System updates and operation

Clinician: 

Bruce and his crew of 38 are modeling ten prototype railroads operating in the Pacific Northwest in 1955. Features include the SP from Portland to Dunsmuir using the Siskiyou line, SP's Coos Bay branch, SP&S from Portland to Eugene, independent logging and mining operations, and the NP, GN, SP&S and UP operations into Portland. The system includes 7 classification yards. Up to 120 trains operate during a 24-hour simulated day. Prototypical fidelity with the system designed for super realistic operation is achieved. This fast moving, all color presentation provides an exciting status update and operational overview of this monumental effort.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Mt. Hood

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