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    Default Open Rails Demo Using AAR105 Control Stand

    I just posted on YouTube, at https://youtu.be/pvaYgER_50k, the newest version of TrainMaster. My AAR105 control stand has been fitted with a custom made circuit board and software made by Rail Simulations, Inc. which reads the voltage outputs from the control stand and converts them to keystrokes understood by Open Rails.

    Running the newest version of the Seligman Subdivision, the simulation is incredibly realistic, as I can testify from my "ancient" experience as a locomotive fireman on the Seligman Subdivision (formerly the 4th District of the Albuquerque Division of the former Santa Fe). The simulation shows the highlights of switching industry tracks, assembling a train, and running from Flagstaff to Winslow - a 4+ hour trip condensed into its highlights. Simulation can't get more realistic than this.

    Copy the URL above and paste it in your browseror or, on YouTube, search for TrainMaster. Let me know what you think.

    Bob Leilich

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    Pretty cool, Bob! Where did you get your control stand?

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    I got my one-of-a-kind control stand from PI Engineering, who no longer makes them.

    Rail Simulations Inc. takes old control stands out of scrapped locomotives and converts them with electronics to work with Open Rails. I do not know what they charge. Their website is:http://www.railsimulations.com.

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    I dreamed about having the control stand from a real ES44AC locomotive as my home simulator. I never thought something like that actually exists!
    Borislav
    https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/signaturepics/sigpic100353_2.gif

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    Looks like fun to me!

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
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    FranksRails Photography, LLC. -Owner/Webmaster
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