Visiting the MRCT
Visitors are welcome at the Club
on Wednesday evening from
7:30 to 10:00pm.
You may also visit the MRCT on Saturdays by prior arrangement.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Club at 416-536-8927
on Saturday morning.
More power! A new upgraded operations computer installed to handle growing needs of digital control system. JMRI (Java Model Railroad Interface) and LocoNet utilized to control all aspects of railway. All throttles and control panels are digital except for two turntables. Throttle control is by NCE remote hand units or Smartphones using WiThrottle. Control panels are accessed using WebServer on tablets. Main dispatch panel uses HP Touchscreen monitor.
Back in the swing of things after the summer. Work continues on all aspects of the railway. More new scenery, some track changes, bridge installation and more. Railway operations begin on first Wednesdays after 3-1/2 years. New gallery section to come soon on website.
May 28 & 29:
Our shows were a great success. Everything ran well and our visitors found it interesting to see the layout under construction, a major DIY project! We are planning to have a late fall or Christmas show. If you are not on our mailing list, click on the link below left to be added for future announcements.
Practice operating sessions for our show begin. New digital control system, controlled by iPhones and iPads performs exceptionally well. Everything "on track" for our first show! Shown below are an iPad being used to operate track switches on the mainline
and an iPhone being used as a throttle to control the direction and speed of a train.
The big cleanup for our shows begins!
Lots to do in the next three weeks!
The centre dividing wall between the north and south rooms has masonite backdrop installed.
Lay it and move it. Track is relocated to provide broader radius curves at Parker's Falls.
Wood trestle for Chesher's Curve under construction.
Ballasting complete on upper mainline.
Scenery nears completion at Parker's Falls as track testing continues.
Detection circuit coils added for mainline.
Scenery between Parkers Falls and Carlisle completed.
The first run over the entire railway using
the new digital dispatching and control system occured!
Installation of all electronics for turnout control now installed, part of the new digital control system.
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