JMRI - Getting Started

Example created with JMRI PanelPro Control Panel Editor

Example created with JMRI PanelPro Control Panel Editor

This post is for my fellow Model Railroaders and probably won't make much sense to anyone else. 

On Saturday, February 6, 2016 I gave a presentation "JMRI PanelPro, Getting Started" at the local NMRA division meeting.

The JMRI software is well documented and well supported. But there is a lot to learn and many find it difficult to negotiate the myriad details.

I learned, a long time ago, when introducing something new and complex, it's initially important to leave out the details about options, whistles and bells. Most of the time the details only confuse people that are trying to get started.

At Saturday's meeting I tried to outline the basic concepts of PanelPro, the parts and pieces needed to make it work, and give a few pointers on places to find more information.

The presentation included several links to additional resources that I found helpful.  If you weren't at the meeting you probably won't find it very useful. But go ahead and download a copy if you'd like.  

Download a PDF copy of the presentation here.