Do you remember when you controlled your model train's speed by turning a handle that raised or lowered the voltage on the track? These days DCC (Digital Command Control) enables different engines from different manufacturers to operate on the same system with more options than were ever possible before. Hear how Model Railroading has evolved with computers. Some things we might hear about include simulation programs (e.g. MS Train Simulator), the microprocessors inside train engines and controls, interfaces to allow a PC to control an entire system, track design software, art software for landscape and building design, etc.
Doug Wolff is the owner of Joe's Train Station in Lower Southampton. Doug has a background as an IT Professional with experience in desktop system engineering, network capacity planning, technical project management, implementation, and server engineering for pharmaceutical, financial, brokerage and telecommunications companies including Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Kelly IT Services, McNeil, Fujitsu and AT&T. He has a BS in Computer Information Systems from York College as well as several professional certifications. He resides in Yardley.