It's the little things
Apr 12, 2017 Filed in: Operations
East Franklin Yard Entrance is now detected - the track displays yellow when occupied
I've been working on the JMRI panels lately, adding more functionality and user-friendly features.
One feature that I've wanted for a while, ever since I added train logging on the main screen, is to put block detection on the entrance tracks at Franklin Yard. With the entrance tracks detected, the dispatcher can then enter a train identifier so that the train will be tracked across the main screen
Tonight, I wired the east entrance, and set up the CMRI sensors and JMRI logic code to make it work. I will cocninue with the west entrance track tomorrow (hopefully). This should enhance the dispatcher user experience!