My father started with model trains from Fleischmann in 1960.
In the late seventies and eighties we had a table with a model train in scale HO.
Tracks were from Fleischmann and rolling stock from Fleischmann and Roco,
Playing with the train was all manual, no automatic systems.
Press a button to set a switch and a transformer for the speed.
Stopping a train and set the signal was done by the switch.
I have one picture of the table and with that I recreated the layout in EEP.
Now I needed the playing option with my hardware setup of a desktop with one monitor and a laptop.
So I made a program to play with Eep called EepPlay (temporary name).
Eep is running on my desktop in full screen (F4) and my EepPlay is running on my laptop.
EepPlay can at the moment do the following:
- select a camera
- select a train
- set the speed of the selected train
- see the actual speed of all running trains
- uncouple the waggons
- make more gbs layouts for one layout and switch between them
- rotate the turntable
- operate any item with can be controlled by axis (keyboard or gamepad)
See attached screenshots to see how the program looks.
In my layout I have two gbs layouts and one crane Crane DB EDK 300/5 to operate.
This way I have the play option back that I had back in the days.
Only thing that is missing are the physical buttons to set the switches, turn the turntable and operate the crane.