^ sections are old hat. Moving block with GPS / dead reckoning is where it's at now.

The coding is fundamentally not that hard but because people dying on rail accidents is bad press the SIL level is through the roof.

With a GPS-like indoor transceiver accurate to a high enough level, a simple tacho you could get a modern ERTMS ATO functioning railway in a few months I reckon. The hard bit will be getting the gear retrofitted on a model train, but I'm sure there's gricers out there who've done it.

WiFi would be a closer resemblance and would make controlling points easier, trains would need to carry them as well, but the trainborne controls are simple enough.

This could be done. Reasonably easily..... I probably don't have the skills to code it, but the rest is simple enough.

Last edited by Bracko: 01-May-16 at 02:58pm