My Little Railroad Buddy
I spent quite a bit of time during December constructing control panels. One physical and two virtual.
The first panel I made was a physical panel for Halland Yard.
The purpose of this panel is to make it possible for my 3 year old son to switch cars at Halland Yard.
I finally got around to figuring out how to run a couple of free railroad automation software packages: JMRI & Railroad Automation. I've started with the basics and wanted to share what I thought about each one. I'll start with JMRI.
JMRI is a Java based full featured suite of model railroad applications. I used it to set up a control panel, run a locomotive, and to program my BDL168. JMRI has two panel editors, PanelPro and Layout Editor, I tried both, but found Layout Editor