Gheringhap Loop Railcam Project

 
  GheringhapLoop GEEWONG

Location: Gheringhap Vic 3331
Work completed on Gheringhap cameras today. Cable upgrading and a microphone for sound has been installed to enable sound with the video.

The cameras have also been cleaned.

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  Ads Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The HD cam at Gheringhap has not uploaded since last Tuesday (10/12) and the 'live feed' on the standard camera (cam#3) does not load.
Please don't take the above as a criticism or ungratefulness in anyway; I would just like to know if this 'problem' is at my end or not?

Regards,
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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The HD cam at Gheringhap has not uploaded since last Tuesday (10/12) and the 'live feed' on the standard camera (cam#3) does not load.
Please don't take the above as a criticism or ungratefulness in anyway; I would just like to know if this 'problem' is at my end or not?

Regards,
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Thanks for the feedback.  yes I am aware of the issue.  Cam #3 which takes a great shot is misbehaving again.  it worked well for 12 weeks and now is unstable.  I have opened up a fault ticket with the manufacturer.  

Both Camera #2 and Camera #3 at Gheringhap are HD.  Cam #3 has issues.  Camera #2 is ok although according to Graham there has been a lot of wind down there over the past few days.

What live Feed are you referring to?  Can you please post the link

So the problem is not at your end.

Regards
Brian
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Camera #3 is now back online. http://www.railpage.com.au/flickr/tag/Railpage:railcam=6

Regards
Brian
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Just a note that cam 2 missed the up SCT Dooen. It's rather windy at the moment so not sure if that's causing problems. Cam 3 seems to be not working since yesterday
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just a note that cam 2 missed the up SCT Dooen. It's rather windy at the moment so not sure if that's causing problems. Cam 3 seems to be not working since yesterday
VRfan

For some reason which eludes me at the present time, the cameras appear to drop out and then re-appear on the network. I am starting to think this could be a power issue.  Currently both cameras 2 and 3 are powered using POE injectors from GoG's office.

It might be the case I will need to provide a better power connector to the cameras.

The radio link between Geelong and Gheringhap has also been problematic over the last few weeks.  I am intending taking some time to review this over the next few hours.
  Ads Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne


What live Feed are you referring to?  Can you please post the link
bevans
Thanks Brian.
http://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/gheringhaploop/live (this is cam#2)

As compared with the error message which appears on the 'live feed' section of cam#3 and the HD Buncam webpage where live feed is not setup with these cameras.

Personally I don't see it as necessary (albeit a nice feature) to have a live feed at Gheringhap given that the two cams provide sufficient coverage.
However if the team want to put in the time and effort to setup a live feed then I won't be complaining Smile.

Cheers
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I will see what we can do.  At the current time Cam 2 is the only one operating.  Very Happy

The difference between Gheringhap and Bunbury is basically the volume of traffic. You can wait an hour is more for a train.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Railcam services at Gheringhap have since been restored after a power outage lasting most of the morning.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Noticed that Camera #2 is taking photos every couple of seconds of absolutely nothing, and you are missing trains as a result. Could it be that the camera needs to point elsewhere or zoomed out a bit?

What's the go with Camera #3? It hasn't been working since the 2/1. Has it been taken down?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Noticed that Camera #2 is taking photos every couple of seconds of absolutely nothing, and you are missing trains as a result. Could it be that the camera needs to point elsewhere or zoomed out a bit?

What's the go with Camera #3? It hasn't been working since the 2/1. Has it been taken down?
Barrington Womble


Camera #2 can take a maximum of 1 image every 30 seconds. There is excessively high wind across the camera network at the present time. Melbourne, Stawell and Gheringhap.

Further, I can login to the camera remotely and adjust the sensitivity of the motion detection however not from where I am at the moment. The lens is a fixed focal point without a zoom feature.

As for Camera #3 there is a power issue with that camera currently and needs to be fixed. Planning a trip down there eventually to fix that issue and do some general maintenance. I believe there is a power connector issue.

This will be completed prior to the NSW cameras going live.

Regards
Brian
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
I can understand the high winds. What about re-angling it away from the siding, so it's not just shots of a track tamper or whatever?
Not having a dig at all, just curious to know if it can be done. Camera #3 is really well setup - it's at a good angle to capture passing trains. It's just a pity about the power problems.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I can understand the high winds. What about re-angling it away from the siding, so it's not just shots of a track tamper or whatever?
Not having a dig at all, just curious to know if it can be done. Camera #3 is really well setup - it's at a good angle to capture passing trains. It's just a pity about the power problems.
Barrington Womble


Appreciate the feedback and I am aware Graham watches this thread.

This can be done if you think it is a good idea. I original idea when GE Michelle and myself completed the installation was to ensure camera #2 was on the angle looking up and the trains are now running at high speed through the site. We could probably move it a little to the left?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Backed off the sensitivity of Camera #2 at Gheringhap account the false positives due to high wind.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Bevans well done on the ability for users to tag photos with locomotive details. I know there is a group of you so thanks to you all.

The images on the Gheringhap cameras (only one seems to be working at present) look a little sharper.

I could zoom into the image and tag the locomotive number without difficulty.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The tagging system works well.  Michael Greenhill and the team have done a great job with the webcam project. We appreciate the feedback.

Camera #3 the additional HD camera is having issues.  I need to find some time to visit the site and fix that camera.  I am also planning on moving camera #2 a little to the left.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I can understand the high winds. What about re-angling it away from the siding, so it's not just shots of a track tamper or whatever?
Not having a dig at all, just curious to know if it can be done. Camera #3 is really well setup - it's at a good angle to capture passing trains. It's just a pity about the power problems.
Barrington Womble


This change was completed by GoG this morning.  Camera #2 has been moved 2 x clicks to the left.  We will monitor performance of the camera (you can see the different vista from the new image of the overland going through) and if necessary make further adjustments.

Regards
Brian
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
some feedback bevans

you now seem to be getting more trains. yesterday the bulk of the trains were photographed. you can also read the locomotive number much easier which is nice.

when the trains are faster through there they blur because of the new angle. is there a setting on the camera to increase the "shutter speed" ? this train was not hanging around for example



all in all you guys do a fantastic job. i can now update the loco numbers as sightings much easier.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
some feedback bevans

you now seem to be getting more trains. yesterday the bulk of the trains were photographed. you can also read the locomotive number much easier which is nice.

when the trains are faster through there they blur because of the new angle. is there a setting on the camera to increase the "shutter speed" ? this train was not hanging around for example



all in all you guys do a fantastic job. i can now update the loco numbers as sightings much easier.
JimYarin

That is how fast the train is going it must be fast to me that looks like SCT 0001
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
both cameras at gheringhap have stopped sending images. do you guys have a  fault?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Take a look Jim. The cameras across the system all work on except the Essendon camera.

Gheringhap cameras started working yesterday it seems.

Thank you for fixing team.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
yep back online!

some errors thou.

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Could be a bit of wind down there tonight. Lots of false images.
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
Could be a bit of wind down there tonight. Lots of false images.
freightgate

Almost deffinitely, Geelong was quite windy yesterday too
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Guys sorry but I have only just realised the Gheringhap Loop Cameras had  not gone across to daylight savings.  I have corrected the problem.

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