Andy Williams

Just a guy playing with code and trains

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Flying Scotsman all steamed up! posted 29 May 2011 15:00 by Andrew Williams

So I unpacked the boxes and assembled the equipment to steam up my new Flying Scotsman for the first time. Oil and water added, switched on and the steam began to build. So many funny noises that we all stood back at first. Once it was up to pressure a reassuringly familiar steam valve sounded and the room started to fill with the nostalgic aroma of afternoon

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Hornby Live Steam posted 28 May 2011 22:00 by Andrew Williams


The next step in model railways – Live Steam! Yes, a real steam powered engine in OO gauge – incredible engineering from Hornby. Unfortunately the line has been discontinued and the stock was all sold a little while ago. However the great guys at 2ktechnologies received a little extra stock that was found in the factory and offered a great price on

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Conquering custom SQLite on Android posted 12 May 2011 21:00 by Andrew Williams


Wow, what a week – puzzles abound and an office move too!
After fitting everyone into the new office space the greater puzzle was left – how can we compile custom functions into sqlite within an Android app?

Well we finally pieced it together and I was able to hook in my custom functions! If anyone is wondering how to go about this a) avoid it b)

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