What's with these tumbleweeds?
Wow, talk about being inactive :)
It's been a long time since I last posted anything, or even updated the site. However, I updated the core system and all the modules yesterday, so we're back to being an up-to-date and secure site. As far as the modeling goes, things have been going on, but with work keeping me out of the house for large parts of the day, progress is slow.
I have bought some new trains, cars and parts for the digital system. I've also started building the frames of 4 modules/sections which will form a storage yard for full sized shinkansen and other trains. I've also ordered a bunch of Peco code 55 track, but because I need so much of it for the storage yard alone, I'm buying it over a time period of a couple of months.
Finally, I've also been working a bit on the non-Japanese layout, as well as learning more Objective-C, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. On top of that, I'm working on an online database project for trains, which can be used for people to keep track of their own collection while using a lot of data from the large common database. When all this will be done, who knows ;)
I'll have some more details on each of the above mentioned topics soon-ish (or so I hope :))
Oh, and a happy new year!
Building a non-Japanese layout - Part I
After quite a delay, here's finally part 1 of a series of building reports on the non-Japanese prototype layout I'm building with my father. As mentioned in an earlier post, the layout will be computer controlled and include all sorts of details that should turn it into an interesting layout to look at (in about 10 years, when it's finally "done" :))
Rather then talk to much about what the layout is supposed to be, let's just get started with the meat of the business. For starters, here's the latest version of the track plan. By now, some things have changed, but it's still pretty accurate.
Coming soon! A non Japanese layout?
Build progression on a non-Japanese layout? Even before there's any real content about Japanese trains?! What gives?
Well, I'm still working out all the little detail bits about building the module framework, so in the meantime I'm working on a mainly German and Dutch prototype layout with my father. And while it's not Japanese, the techniques of building the layout can be used on a Japanese one as well. So, over the coming weeks/months/years I'll be posting little progress reports with pictures on that layout. Read the full article for some more information about the layout.
New page up and running.
It took a long time, and it's far from finished, but the new, redesigned JR-Chiisai page is finally online. From a viewer's point of view, the only thing that changed is the design. However, the entire back-end has been updated as well, so in fact, the entire page is new. The biggest advantage is that everything is a lot easier to update, which means it shouldn't take more than a year to add new content to the page ;)