We’re peopling a model railway with stories from the past, making a signal box a hands-on experience and enabling visitors to envisage a railway network of the future!

Scenario

Our project started out as a way to engage young people in particular with the railway collections, but obviously its open for any age group who want to play! We’ve now envisaged a version for the walk-up visitor and how it could be used for a particular supported making event.

Objectives

We want to bring the railway collection to life using the stories of the people connected to it. We want to give a physical experience as well as visual and multimedia to appeal to all the senses.

Hardware

  • Teensy 2.0 (like an arduino)
  • Reed Switches (uses magnets)
  • Python
  • Audacity
  • Arduino IDE
  • Speaker
  • Laptop
  • iMac with Vine
  • Aurasma App
  • Perspex
  • Laser Cutting
  • Badge Machine!

Team

We are TeamENGauge and we want to engage young people with the railway collections here at Derby Silk Mill.