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Ruby & Serial Ports - A Debugging Adventure

So as part of my ongoing "playing around" with model railway control I treated myself to a 16 zone RailCom receiver from DCC₄PC, in part because their documentation is so clear about how to talk to their devices using software you've written yourself. Enter a shelf kit with 7 pieces of setrack individually wired, a DCC command station (DCC++EX) and some DCC₄PC parts.

MERG Article - Controlling a Crane

A small change to this month's 'My Workbench' article, rather than talking about my control play ground project, I'll be talking about a small project which has recently taken a sizable chunk of my model railway time (not that I care). And no I don't feel guilty about it - my regular feature was pitched to the editor ( a few issues ago now) as a what's on my workbench series rather than a my control playground series.

MERG Article - Object Oriented Programming

For the last half year or so I've been writing a regular article for the MERG Journal covering what I'm currently upto. I'm doing this mainly because my current big project allows me to dip into several areas typically of interest to MERG members. I'll be posting the articles (slightly edited) after they're printed. Typically the delay (between writing and posting here) will be a few months, so if you want to stay more upto date and get the deleted parts then join MERG.