[Coco] Computers and electric trains...
Bruce W. Calkins
brucewcalkins at charter.net
Wed Nov 28 19:54:08 EST 2007
> There was a series of articles in the Model Railroader magazine which gave
> details about controlling a model rail layout from a computer. Various
> different computers were used, including the Colour Computer.
> It was called C/MRI for Computer/Model Railroad Interface, and was written
> and designed by Bruce Chubb. The articles started in the February 1985
> issue of that magazine.
I have the book; it is pretty well dated now. There is a group using the
current version of the CMRI system.
(Yahoo! ID required)
That URL should get you close.
It would seem to me, that if you got a parallel port for the CoCo, you might
be able to tap into the current system. IIRC; the original system pulled
the signals off the main data buss somehow.
I would like to know how you do on controlling a RR with your CoCo. Enough
so, that I may even get involved in running my own RR with a CoCo. Seeing
as I have got to build another and as a starving student, RRs find a low
priority so that may take a while.
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