Brendan kindly came over this morning to update the SFRSD dispatchers panels. We had previously been running under an ABS system knowing that as soon as Brendan had time to configure all of the software we would go to full CTC.
There were a few things we needed to sort out about how the RR was to be controlled so after watching quite a few videos on the subject we were set in our minds about what we needed.
On the 25th of September Brendan came over to set a few signal switches on the panel for testing. With the grateful assistance of John F and John C testing sorted out a few areas that needed to be tweaked. The signals at the Left hand end of Guthrie were playing up but that was about it.
So the big day was today. Brendan arrived early this morning with his dad and proceeded to install all of the necessary software into the system.
All worked very well and boy how cool to see the panel finished. It has taken just on thirteen months to get to this stage which is as planned.
|This is the Left hand panel beginning with the town of Augusta. The signal switches along the bottom row are the new additions with Brendan having been able to have them operate in three positions which will give the dispatcher additional control|
|And the right hand panel with Flynn on the right.|
|And a full panel view.|
Operating sessions will never be the same again.
Thanks for looking in.