Saturday, November 30, 2013


We have started work on a steam simulator!
  Here is the stamp board with the new X-Keys interface.
So far I have tested and all 5 pot inputs work!  


Tomorrow I will mount the x keys and do the first test run with MSTS.
Also I added a "Links and Files" page. I will be adding more to this page soon

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Projector installed

The other projector has been failing so we bought a new projector. It is proving a much brighter and crisper image.
Here are a few pics and a video












Tuesday, December 4, 2012


A couple of videos from today showing the working simulator and the back of the cab stand

video
video



We went down to Jackson Street Roundhouse to install the whistle/horn control as well as the bell. I have also taken some more pictures of the simulator.  Hopefully we will be installing a bass shaker in the cab soon.
A newer higher lumen, higher resolution projector with a much larger screen is also on the wishlist.  We are also talking about adding another simulator with a tabletop controller.
Control stand 
projector  location
view inside of cab
View from outside the cab 
Side view
Looking into the cab from the front
You can see the
electronics cabinet
where the PC and audio
equipment is kept






Wednesday, October 3, 2012

98% functionality

We went down to Jackson Street Roundhouse to work on some of the macros and add wireless capabilities so I can remotely do maintenance on the simulator.  I took some videos, but had some problems at the same time. I will post the videos soon.  The simulator exhibit is at about 98% functionality, We need to just fix the reset macro. I will post another update soon.

Newest video of simulator exhibit.

Jitbit Macrorecorder This is awesome for making any kind of macros. You can program it to do if/else statements and way more.  I would highly recommend this program if you plan on automating aspects of your simulator.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Made a macro to start the simulator up and shut it down with a single key press.

Check out the video
http://youtu.be/uxqqlSK5yaI

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

DIY gauge schematics and photos










These are schematics and gauges made by Doug Johnson. I have one gauge currently in the works using this design.  I also have some other resources that I am using