I did some revised speed matching of locos. I did have the coal drags with a max of 35 mph, but that was a bit too slow. I bought them in and reset the top speed to 55 mph. The result was not what I expected - because - I used the wrong marker for timing the 4 foot distance. It was hidden by the notebook screen. I did all the speeds at 3 feet not 4 feet. The locos all ran 25% faster than I wanted.
The black screw on the left is the start/end point (white paint on the ballast), the other marker is out of sight.
When I close the notebook the start/end point furthest away is marked by the blue pen
I didn't want to make the same mistake again, the old notebook gets the 'blue screen of death' every now and then, so I bought an el cheapo notebook with an 11" screen, then I can see all the markers on the test track.
I can see both start/end points with the smaller screen. There's even a ghost in the notebook taking my picture!
The old notebook has a 15.6" screen and is just a bit too big. But it runs XP. DecoderPro runs sweetly on XP. The new notebook runs W7. DecoderPro doesn't do a simple load up and run. It opens up OK, but I can't access my roster of locos and settings. The data is there, it just wont be read by DecoderPro. I think Malcolm Fraser was right "life wasn't meant to be easy".
I need to sit down and do some more work on getting the roster available to the new notebook. I may even get to do that today.