RMCQ

 

The RMCQ is a club for anyone who likes to make, run, talk about, or simply watch... Model Trains

 

Find out more about our club by exploring this web site, or visit our Club Rooms on most Saturdays and Wednesdays between 9:00am and 2:00pm. (11:00am - 1:00pm recommended)
Visitors are welcome!

Thursday, 29 August 2019 10:21

New WiFi Command System from TCS

By David Lowe

Hey guys, not sure if anyone is following what TCS is doing with it's new command station but I thought it maybe of interest. Due for release late 2019. 

This product is currently under development. The feature list below is not complete, and images may not accurately represent the final product.

The new WiFi Command System from TCS is built on state of the art technology and the latest advancements in model railroading, making your layout smarter and more connected than ever before.

Saturday, 27 July 2019 17:53

N Scale Modeller issue 36 is now available

By Paul (PK) Kaluschke

Issue 36 of the free eMag "N Scale Modeller" has just been released.

You can peruse/download it at :     www.nscale.org.au/nsm

Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:45

Steel Sleeper System Trialled on Goldfields Freight Line

By Paul (PK) Kaluschke

Arc Infrastructure has trialled a new style of sleeper on a freight line running from Leonora to Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The line is undergoing $2.3 million of improvements...

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:29

Victorian Government launches trial of plastic rail sleepers in Melbourne

By Paul (PK) Kaluschke

The Andrews Labor Government has begun an 18-month trial of railway sleepers made from recycled plastic.

Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne were in attendance as the first of 200 Duratrack plastic sleepers was laid today at Richmond train station in Melbourne.

 

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:32

Everything About Grain Bins (Farmers are Geniuses)

By Paul (PK) Kaluschke

I follow this bloke on Youtube as he makes interesting and informative videos to watch. Since this one is about something most of us have on our layouts (Grain Bins), I reckon it makes it of interest to us.

Check out the video by clicking here.

A practical guide to implementing Layout Command Control (LCC) with available devices. This book is aimed at beginners in LCC, covering basic terminology for Events, Nodes, Producers, Consumers and Configuration. Some basic electronics for interfacing is included. The book uses real examples to describe the steps in implementing LCC. Some aids in the form of planning worksheets and methods are described with examples. Basic layout functions for input and output are shown. Basic signaling logic is also shown with recommended method for implementing.

Avialble from Amazon (AU site), Introduction To LCC....

 

Thursday, 06 June 2019 17:29

Over 63km of Track Removed in 1st phase of Inland Rail Project

By Paul (PK) Kaluschke

The Australasian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has now removed over 63 kilometres of existing rail line from the Inland Rail construction in Parkes, New South Wales.

The project, a partnership between...

 

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Friday, 24 May 2019 16:24

Sydney gets new Ticketing System for Driverless Trains

By Craig Mackie

Advanced ticketing technology to cater for driverless trains has been installed on Sydney’s metro train system which opens on 26 May.

The system, installed by...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 17:01

Sydney Train Drivers and Guards to get 'sub-second' Alerts

By Paul (PK) Kaluschke

Sydney train drivers and guards to get 'sub-second' IoT alerts courtesy of 'edge' processing on the train itself.

Click here to read the full article here.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 07:14

What Causes the Black Gunk on Wheels and Rails

By Paul (PK) Kaluschke

Club member Gary spotting this really interesting article in the latest issue of MRH. It's about the wheels and track on our model trains.  Definitely worth a read.

 

On another note, don't forget that the MRH monthly magazine is free and is always worth a read.  It can always be grabbed at this web address:  https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/

Saturday, 27 April 2019 16:27

N Scale Modeller issue 35 is now available

By Paul (PK) Kaluschke

Issue 35 of the free eMag "N Scale Modeller" has just been released.

You can peruse/download it at :     www.nscale.org.au/nsm

Thursday, 25 April 2019 08:16

New Version of Engine Driver

By Peter Akers

v2.23.83 of the EngineDriver Android App has been released to production.  There are a number of significant changes to the UI, most nociably the initial setup wizard, along with changes to the back end that were necessary because of new Google policies, plus a number of bug fixes.

Calendar / Events

AMRA - Open Day with Buy & Sell
Saturday 19 Oct | 8:30am - 2:00pm
AGMRC Table Sale Day
Sunday 27 Oct | 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Great Model Railway Open Day and Buy & Sell
Sunday 3 Nov | 10:00am - 1:00pm
RMCQ Monthly Informal Meeting
Saturday 9 Nov | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
UPMRC Buy & Sell Night
Tuesday 19 Nov | 7:45pm - 12:00am
UPMRC Buy & Sell Night
Wednesday 20 Nov | 7:45pm - 12:00am

Interesting BLOGS!

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