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    • September 12, 2018 12:21 PM EDT
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      RailDriver & JMRI

      I'm building a portable JMRI system, very compact, a tiny notebook running windows, a tiny wifi access point, and a NCE PowerCab with a TAM Valley 5 amp booster, and the USB interface.

      Works great, etc.

       

      I was thinking of also different throttles, and of course this system has the NCE PowerCab, and as many other regular wired NCE cabs, and also use any cell phone using the apps.

       

      But the RailDriver console also caught my eye, not everyone wants to walk around, and since I have this laptop and other hardware, perhaps a more realistic "console" would be fun in addition:

       

       

      So I just got mine... notice you have all the engine controls, plus rows of configurable buttons for DCC functions... The decoders I use have functions defined into the 20's so just a few buttons on a screen are not really enough.

       

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at September 12, 2018 12:38 PM EDT
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    • September 12, 2018 12:34 PM EDT
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      Cool.  

      If you're not going to move around have you thought about putting some miniature cameras in the locomotive and then having displays near the throttle?   That would really complement that throttle!

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    • September 12, 2018 12:39 PM EDT
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    • September 12, 2018 12:40 PM EDT
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      Somehow cannot have text and a video in the same post...

      Yes, a camera on the loco is next... I do have cameras covering most of my back yard, so you can indeed sit and watch the cameras and drive the train for the most part.

      The fun part is the levers and controls...

       

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    • September 12, 2018 4:43 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Somehow cannot have text and a video in the same post...

      Yes, a camera on the loco is next... I do have cameras covering most of my back yard, so you can indeed sit and watch the cameras and drive the train for the most part.

      The fun part is the levers and controls...

       

      Greg

      Yes, one should not text and video!   Oh, wait.   That's something else.   Nevermind.  So, how many cameras will you put in the loco?   I could envision at least 3 - one forward, plus one on either side - have the displays arranged so you feel like you're in the cab! - Oh, wait, how about a cab mock up???    That would be very cool.

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    • September 12, 2018 4:45 PM EDT
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      Heh.   Maybe something like this, but with MORE displays.

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    • September 12, 2018 4:48 PM EDT
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      Yeah...something MORE LIKE THIS!

      BTW...note video AND text.

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    • September 12, 2018 6:09 PM EDT
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      Bruce Chandler said:

      Heh.   Maybe something like this, but with MORE displays.

      I don't have the F3 cab control, but I've got that vintage office chair in red 

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    • September 12, 2018 6:49 PM EDT
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      Jon Radder said:
      Bruce Chandler said:

      Heh.   Maybe something like this, but with MORE displays.

      I don't have the F3 cab control, but I've got that vintage office chair in red 

      It's only worth a lot when it's office green.

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    • September 13, 2018 8:02 AM EDT
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      Was that a Shay in the first video ? If not the chuff rate to speed was way off and with the exception of the the whistle the sound was hideous !

    • September 13, 2018 2:53 PM EDT
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      I remember an article in either MR or Craftsman years ago when Lionel came out with their train camera.  A guy had I think and Oscale railroad and he put the camera on a car in front of the engine.  Then he had a full mock up of a diesel cab you sat in and it had a large screen in front of it where he had the video from the camera projected.  So you looked out the front cab windows and could watch where you were going.  Throttle and brakes were all on the control stand just like a real diesel  I think he even had the dead-man switch in the thing.

    • September 13, 2018 5:50 PM EDT
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      Gary Buchanan, FOG said:

      Was that a Shay in the first video ? If not the chuff rate to speed was way off and with the exception of the the whistle the sound was hideous !

      In the video he stated" OK, Lets select Climax"

    • September 13, 2018 7:14 PM EDT
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      OK, missed that, but still think the sound is hideous !

    • September 13, 2018 7:49 PM EDT
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      Amen

    • September 14, 2018 7:41 AM EDT
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      It's also blasphemy to operate a steam locomotive with one of those dismal play station things !

    • September 14, 2018 3:08 PM EDT
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      Sooo... I gather no one has experience with JMRI and the RailDriver console.

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    • September 14, 2018 4:00 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Sooo... I gather no one has experience with JMRI and the RailDriver console.

      ....

      But apparently we have VERY strong opinions about the color of your chair.

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    • September 14, 2018 10:16 PM EDT
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      Is it just me, or sometimes this forum exhibits signs of ADD?

       

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    • September 15, 2018 7:13 AM EDT
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      What?

      Sorry, I was distracted for a moment. You were saying...

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    • September 15, 2018 9:21 AM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Is it just me, or sometimes this forum exhibits signs of ADD?

       

      Greg

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