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Erik Baas
2012-06-06 16:23:05 UTC
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There used to be this German web site with a web camera overlooking a
model train layout with two or three trains. Visitors to the site could
select a train and a destination on the layout from a web form and the
webserver would operate the train(s) to get the train from one siding
to another.
Do you mean the "Interactive Model Railroad" at TU-Freiberg ? It still
exists, see here:
http://www.nsesoftware.nl/erikbaas/webcams/?sel=22.&count=22#7
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Erik.
Robert Heller
2012-06-06 20:30:52 UTC
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Post by Erik Baas
There used to be this German web site with a web camera overlooking a
model train layout with two or three trains. Visitors to the site could
select a train and a destination on the layout from a web form and the
webserver would operate the train(s) to get the train from one siding
to another.
Do you mean the "Interactive Model Railroad" at TU-Freiberg ? It still
http://www.nsesoftware.nl/erikbaas/webcams/?sel=22.&count=22#7
Unfortnately, it does not seem to be operating... :-(
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Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933
Deepwoods Software -- Download the Model Railroad System
http://www.deepsoft.com/ -- Binaries for Linux and MS-Windows
***@deepsoft.com -- http://www.deepsoft.com/ModelRailroadSystem/
Erik Baas
2012-06-10 00:41:52 UTC
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Post by Erik Baas
Do you mean the "Interactive Model Railroad" at TU-Freiberg ? It still
http://www.nsesoftware.nl/erikbaas/webcams/?sel=22.&count=22#7
Unfortnately, it does not seem to be operating... :-(
I can not test it because it uses Java, and Firefox refuses to enable
that... :-(
Are you sure it doesn't work ? In that case I should mark it "disabled"!
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Erik.
Alan Larsson
2012-06-10 02:16:39 UTC
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Post by Erik Baas
Post by Robert Heller
Post by Erik Baas
Do you mean the "Interactive Model Railroad" at TU-Freiberg ? It still
http://www.nsesoftware.nl/erikbaas/webcams/?sel=22.&count=22#7
Unfortnately, it does not seem to be operating... :-(
I can not test it because it uses Java, and Firefox refuses to enable
that... :-(
Are you sure it doesn't work ? In that case I should mark it "disabled"!
Dear Users

The Computer Sceince Departement of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg,
Germany used to run the Internet Model Railroad on this Website.
Unfortunately the laboratory in which the layout was sitting is needed
for another experiment, the X-SITE. Unfortunately the University could
not find another suitable room for the layout and the computers. In
November of 2008 we had to dismantle the Internet Model Railroad. It
will not be set up again.

The Internet Model Railroad has been a quite popular experiment in
Internet based remote control and streaming. The experiment had grown
out of a small layout and a video stzreaming system we had built at the
University of Ulm starting in 1995 (see our paper from 1996 ). After a
break in 2001 and 2002, we extended and enhanced the experiment at
Freiberg starting in 2003. We were able to conduct extensive experiments
in Internet video streaming with it. More than 2 Million visitors have
played with our Internet Model Railroad in almost 12 years.

The department of computer science is now working on a Internet remote
control experiment with little robots playing soccer.

I want to express my gratitude to all participants of the experiment,
particularly to Dr. Heiner Wolf, Dr. Steffen Rudolf, and the many
students for their relentless work in the design, implementation, and
operation of the Internet Model Railroad.

Prof. Dr. Konrad Froitzheim
Erik Baas
2012-06-11 22:13:09 UTC
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Post by Erik Baas
Do you mean the "Interactive Model Railroad" at TU-Freiberg ? It still
http://www.nsesoftware.nl/erikbaas/webcams/?sel=22.&count=22#7
In November of 2008 we had to dismantle the Internet Model Railroad. It
will not be set up again.
I see, thank you. It's a pity...
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Erik.
Christopher A. Lee
2012-06-11 22:18:43 UTC
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On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:13:09 +0200, Erik Baas
Post by Erik Baas
Post by Erik Baas
Do you mean the "Interactive Model Railroad" at TU-Freiberg ? It still
http://www.nsesoftware.nl/erikbaas/webcams/?sel=22.&count=22#7
In November of 2008 we had to dismantle the Internet Model Railroad. It
will not be set up again.
I see, thank you. It's a pity...
I agree - I used it many years ago before it got too popular.

If I didn't thank the people at Freiburg who set it up at the time,
can I make up for that now?

Thank you to everybody concerned.

Robert Heller
2012-06-10 11:17:32 UTC
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Post by Robert Heller
Post by Erik Baas
Do you mean the "Interactive Model Railroad" at TU-Freiberg ? It still
http://www.nsesoftware.nl/erikbaas/webcams/?sel=22.&count=22#7
Unfortnately, it does not seem to be operating... :-(
I can not test it because it uses Java, and Firefox refuses to enable
that... :-(
Are you sure it doesn't work ? In that case I should mark it "disabled"!
The page 'works', but says that the layout is not available. The
formatting of the page is somewhat broken. I don't know if that is just
bad (old?) HTML or broken CSS or related to Firefox under Linux (as
opposed to IE under MS-Windows, etc.).
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Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933
Deepwoods Software -- Download the Model Railroad System
http://www.deepsoft.com/ -- Binaries for Linux and MS-Windows
***@deepsoft.com -- http://www.deepsoft.com/ModelRailroadSystem/
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