Lovely story on the Foundation site today, and of particular interest to me. My wife and I love to ride steam locomotives and her grandfather actually drove the legendary City of Truro. (She rode the footplate of the same engine at a steam gala… a few years later!) So here’s an excerpt from the Foundation:
Alec Bray built the GWR Locomotive Sketchpad to allow you to design and mock-up steam locomotives based on the design principles of the Great Western Railway. (Not the most unexpected use of a Pi we’ve come across yet, but it’s right up there.) It’s a graphics-intensive, interactive program using the Lazarus IDE and the Free Pascal Compiler downloaded onto the Raspberry Pi and compiled natively.