My Library - Magazine Articles By Bob Fink

Computers in Model Railroading

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-03
Page:
88
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This is the first in a long-running column discussing how computers can be used in model railroading. This article introduces some terminology.

Computers in Model Railroading

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-09
Page:
96
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This article presents a Basic computer program for printing a scale rule.

Computers in Model Railroading

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-03
Page:
124
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Creating a fastclock/timetable that runs on the computer. Includes the basic programming language code.

Computers in Model Railroading

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-06
Page:
104
Category:
Electronics
Description:
A Basic program for calculating plate girder bridge depth ratios.

Computers in Model Railroading

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-12
Page:
154
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
Includes a spreadsheet for calculating locomotive motor RPM's and gear ratios to limit the engines upper speed. Also includes a review of Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon, and a listing of various model railroad related software companies.

Computers in Model Railroading

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-03
Page:
108
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Using the computer to generate traffic switch lists, and creating text of certain fonts to match your scale.

Using Your Computer to Select Layout Grades

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-12
Page:
134
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This month's installment has a QBASIC programming listing for calculating how grades affect train performance. The article concludes with a review of new software programs useful to the model railroader.