Dear Users

The Computer Sceince Departement of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany used to run the Internet Model Railroad on this Website. Unfortunately the laboratory in which the layout was sitting is needed for another experiment, the X-SITE. Unfortunately the University could not find another suitable room for the layout and the computers. In November of 2008 we had to dismantle the Internet Model Railroad. It will not be set up again.

The Internet Model Railroad has been a quite popular experiment in Internet based remote control and streaming. The experiment had grown out of a small layout and a video stzreaming system we had built at the University of Ulm starting in 1995 (see our paper from 1996 ). After a break in 2001 and 2002, we extended and enhanced the experiment at Freiberg starting in 2003. We were able to conduct extensive experiments in Internet video streaming with it. More than 2 Million visitors have played with our Internet Model Railroad in almost 12 years.

The department of computer science is now working on a Internet remote control experiment with little robots playing soccer.

I want to express my gratitude to all participants of the experiment, particularly to Dr. Heiner Wolf, Dr. Steffen Rudolf, and the many students for their relentless work in the design, implementation, and operation of the Internet Model Railroad.

Prof. Dr. Konrad Froitzheim