The virtual train project is under way. After much careful thought, a review of resources and consideration of the realistic possibility of successfully completing the project, we approached the people who run the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Maldon and Castlemaine. What a wonderful group of people we found there! Their enthusiasm is contagious. So with camera in hand, Floss started collecting visual information in order to compile an overall view of what needs to be done and in what sequence.
The basic components required are of the physical experience, that’s the easy part because riding on the trains is fun; and the processing of collected information into a format that is reproducible in the virtual world of computers, which requires many hours of solid work. Fortunately both tasks are integrated, so we look forward to many journeys on the trains, just to make sure we are still on the right track. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself there!)
Here are a few of the first photographs taken: