Author Topic: interactive Railroad Telegraph display in the Arcadia Indiana Depot  (Read 439 times)

Garry Tidler

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I am in the process of putting an interactive Railroad Telegraph display in the Arcadia Indiana Depot call VA
I am looking for old pictures of the inside of the office showing the telegraph equipment being used.
A copy of a dispatcher Sheet that includes Arcadia Depot.
I plan on having a Telegraph Sounder that can be address though a Twitter Account. A person standing in front of the Display can send a twitter that will be read by the Telegraph Sounder. They can see and hear the Sounder while the message is being displayed on a moving reader.
I will be using the Twitter Program Morsenews and a Wifi.
Garry W Tidler WW9GT
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zupinNKP

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Re: interactive Railroad Telegraph display in the Arcadia Indiana Depot
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 03:32:45 PM »
Member of the Arcadia Depot and Nickel Plate Express here...thanks for doing this! We can't wait to use it :)

Rick

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Re: interactive Railroad Telegraph display in the Arcadia Indiana Depot
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 09:50:22 PM »
Sounds like fun


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Micah

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Re: interactive Railroad Telegraph display in the Arcadia Indiana Depot
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 10:17:00 PM »
Gary,

Just wanted to say that this is a fantastic idea.  Using the ultra modern application of Twitter to teach the history/concepts of the Telegraph is genius.  Well done, Sir.

Micah
"The past is never dead.  It's not even past."  - Faulkner

Garry Tidler

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Re: interactive Railroad Telegraph display in the Arcadia Indiana Depot
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 07:09:56 PM »
I have a key mounted in one of the original  places that had a key. Looks likes 3 keys were originally mounted. Added a candlestick resonator with Sounder. Added a power supply with a ballast resistor ( lamp) to control current at 50 ma.
Long way from what I want, but at least a good start.
There is now land line Morse code in the Depot.