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  1. John P

    NX control on Android

    I've been using my time in jail lately to program a model railroad app! What the program does is implememt “NX” operation, a concept actually used in railroad control centers. It means “Entrance-Exit”, and what it does is allow an operator to set up a route through a complex area of track by...
  2. John P

    Android game: Train and Railyard Simulator

    I have a long airline flight coming up, and I decided to look for a railroad-related game that I could put on my little Android tablet to provide some amusement. With some searching, I found one called "Train and Railyard Simulator", by 3dinteger, based in Latvia of all places. (By the way, I...
  3. John P

    Status of Wayne Roderick?

    Does anyone know if Wayne Roderick is still railroading? He had an interesting layout called the Teton Short Line which he had extensive online documentation for, but now I can't find any of it. And the latest reference I can find for Wayne himself is from last year. He's not a young fellow, so...
  4. John P

    Around Boston by trolley, 1903 movie I believe I saw one automobile, and it was parked. You went by horse power or electricity in those days.
  5. John P

    A personal streetcar system! It seems to involve tiny wheels rolling in the flangeways.
  6. John P

    London to Brighton three times

    Each time it's a fast journey.
  7. John P

    Pretty sad way to treat a train
  8. John P

    Trailer for "The Lone Ranger"

    We went to see The Hobbit tonight, and among many others (sigh) we had to sit through a trailer for a movie version of The Lone Ranger, which will be appearing in the summer. I muttered that it seemed to involve a lot of misuse of trains, and my wife said yes, it would probably appeal to...
  9. John P

    What's my frog?

    Notice that the picture includes the tofrographer's shadow.
  10. John P

    Can anyone identify this product?

    I just went to an open house at the South Shore Model railway Club in Weymouth MA, and I saw some building flats there that looked really good. See picture below. It seems as if they're made from photos of real buildings rather than using a drawing program. I can imagine that according to how...
  11. John P

    Working on the railroad, all the live-long day... So if we're a little slow finishing that basement empire, there's a prototype.

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