Albion Railcams

 
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Can it not be tilted down? It's a lovely view of the car park...

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  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Can it not be tilted down? It's a lovely view of the car park...
michaelgreenhill
CarCam good for the cops
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The latest images have been taken from a slightly different angle.

The camera has moved.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion/photo/16918791458

Might need a faster shutter speed?
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion/photo/16918791458

Might need a faster shutter speed?
michaelgreenhill

I agree with your comment Michael.  If the camera is any good the shutter speed will be variable.  Looking back over the images is this only happening when the light is fading?

The camera has moved its position from the photos.  It looks to be a little higher and pointed more to the right?

The images are grand without doubt.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kubcam1/17105556791/

This one https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion/photo/17105006292 appears to have been taken with IR on.

@Michelle12 above it says this is a project you are running.  Can we please have an update as the images have stopped appearing.  Are there issues?  can you change the shutter speeds?
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
This photos shows the camera has moved to the right I believe as the tree on the right has not been visible until late yesterday.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kubcam1/16918791458/
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion/photo/16918791458

Might need a faster shutter speed?
michaelgreenhill

Fine tuning of the camera shutter speed is yet to be completed.  The actual installation of the Camera and associated cabling has been completed. All fixed in place. Left to complete is the mounting of the comms cabinet, additional cabling to the rooftop selection of a "live" camera to look over the tracks to Sunshine.

The bad news is we are having radio issues out of the site. Signal loss and some issues with signal strength.  I believe the link is viable to Mount Dandenong but I need to point the radio correctly and align the dish.  That rooftop is quite high.

I expect we will complete this later this week.  Sorry for the delays.

@Michelle12 and I are looking at a 4G backup to the Site for when the main radio backhaul is unavailable.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
In terms of the camera positioning, we have mounted a little higher than was on test.  The test rig was the camera on a tripod pointed to the location.  The camera has been lifted up and is now pointing down toward the track and slightly to the right.

If we tilt the camera down more you will see more shrubs in the lower part of the frame and it will be tight at the top for SG movements. I have elected after working with David Baird and Michelle to leave the camera as it for a week or two with the option to move it slightly as required.

Feedback via this thread always.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Any idea on when the camera will be permanently running?  

We are all holding our breath.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Any idea on when the camera will be permanently running?  

We are all holding our breath.
NSWGR8022

We have a radio issue between the site and the backhaul location.  This is being addressed.  I hope only a day or two.
  waynes Junior Train Controller

Location: Victoria
Any idea on when the camera will be permanently running?  

We are all holding our breath.
NSWGR8022

Many of us doing just that. No pressure from me only encouragement.  We are very spoilt on this system.

Keep up the very professional work you guys are doing. We all appreciate it very much.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Advising Albion railcam is online as of this evening.  We still expect a few small tuning issues which relate to the radio setup as there is still work to do however the images are flowing and there are plenty of them.

The feed is being monitored by Michael under guidance from @Michelle12 who leads the railcam group.

Report any issues back to this thread please.

Camera tuning will commence from tomorrow.
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Extremely good news.
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
The camera appears to be working well and taking some excellent shots.  The photos appear a little more blurred since the change of angle. The shutter speed needs a tweak.  

having a more front on shot might be a better option @Michelle12 ?
  Bethungra Train Controller

The images are sporadic today.  Long gaps between images. Camera or link issues.
  MikeyJackson Locomotive Driver

Location: Footscray, Victoria, Australia
i love   the  pics  i see and   all the   train to  it a good camera
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
i love   the  pics  i see and   all the   train to  it a good camera
MikeyJackson
Capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, making sense. All things that are missing from this post...
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, making sense. All things that are missing from this post...
Graham4405

Michael has gladly volunteered to assist Railpage and all our users to update the Albion Railcam.  Many of you who know of Michael will be aware literacy is not his strong point. Michelle, myself and others in the railcam maintainers group have agreed to assist Michael where possible in updating Albion.

Michael is aware english skills are not his strong point but I want to acknowledge his courage and determination in wanting to not only improve his communication skills but also give something back in terms of time and effort on the project.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Michael has gladly volunteered to assist Railpage and all our users to update the Albion Railcam.  Many of you who know of Michael will be aware literacy is not his strong point. Michelle, myself and others in the railcam maintainers group have agreed to assist Michael where possible in updating Albion.

Michael is aware english skills are not his strong point but I want to acknowledge his courage and determination in wanting to not only improve his communication skills but also give something back in terms of time and effort on the project.
bevans
Brian,

Throughout my time here on the 'page members have been encouraged (or told outright) that proper capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, spelling, no txt spk etc are a requirement here...
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
I do support Graham but I think we should be careful to not expect people who can hardly write to be expected to use send table case and the Queens English.

Good on you Michael for taking on something which must generate some stress. I ant be easy going through life with a writing disability.

Thanks for letting is know bevans

Back to enjoying the camera.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
use send table case and the Queens English.
freightgate
What??? Question
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Michael has gladly volunteered to assist Railpage and all our users to update the Albion Railcam.  Many of you who know of Michael will be aware literacy is not his strong point. Michelle, myself and others in the railcam maintainers group have agreed to assist Michael where possible in updating Albion.

Michael is aware english skills are not his strong point but I want to acknowledge his courage and determination in wanting to not only improve his communication skills but also give something back in terms of time and effort on the project.
Brian,

Throughout my time here on the 'page members have been encouraged (or told outright) that proper capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, spelling, no txt spk etc are a requirement here...
Graham4405
They are requirements, however we're willing to be tolerant if a new user shows they're trying to improve.

Established users who cannot be bothered anymore do not enjoy the same tolerance.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
They are requirements, however we're willing to be tolerant if a new user shows they're trying to improve.

Established users who cannot be bothered anymore do not enjoy the same tolerance.
michaelgreenhill

Exactly my point.  Michael is not able to comply with all the sentence requirements.  He will do what he can do and has the time and dedication to maintain Albion.

Users who do have the capacity to employ the "Queens English" (as was mentioned above by @freightgate ) should be doing just that.
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
The images are sporadic today.  Long gaps between images. Camera or link issues.
Bethungra

Looking ok today although some of the freight trains are not being captured when they are appearing at the Bunbury Portal.  I would move the camera a little to the left as it will provide a more face on image and make the numbers easier.

Can this be done @Michelle12 ?
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
They are requirements, however we're willing to be tolerant if a new user shows they're trying to improve.

Established users who cannot be bothered anymore do not enjoy the same tolerance.
michaelgreenhill
Fair enough, I only commented due to the fact that the post made little sense (to me anyway).

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