Dr. David J. Pearce

Simulating and Visualising a Model Railway

Author(s). Nicky van Hulst.

Venue. Final Year Project (ENGR489) Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, 2016.

Abstract. This project is concerned with creating a software simulation and visualisation of a model railway to improve the efficiency of testing software controllers. Testing a train controller on a physical railway is time consuming and limited by what is physically available to test on. A simulation and visualisation of the model track will reduce these issues by providing a quicker testing platform for the controllers. The simulation, visualisation and a track builder were successfully created in Java. A controller was developed on the simulation to control the trains and transferred over to the physical system. The controller was able to successfully control the trains.

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