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Table of Contents
About this Document ................................................................................................... 13
R
AILROAD
& C
O
. TrainController
Users Guide.................................................. 13
Help Menu.............................................................................................................. 14
The Editions of TrainController
......................................................................... 14
The Differences between TrainController
Gold and Silver................................ 15
Quick Start - Step 1: Installation and Program Start............................................... 32
Installation.............................................................................................................. 32
Program Start ......................................................................................................... 33
Quick Start - Step 2: Controlling a Train .................................................................. 36
Preparing a Train for Model Railroad Computer Control ...................................... 36
Controlling a Train................................................................................................. 40
Quick Start - Step 3: Controlling Turnouts – The Switchboard.............................. 41
Creating a small switchboard control panel............................................................ 41
Preparing a Turnout for Model Railroad Computer Control .................................. 43
Quick Start - Step 4: Creating Blocks - Tracking Train Positions .......................... 46
Equipping the layout with feedback sensors........................................................... 46
Dividing the layout into Blocks.............................................................................. 47
Entering the locations of Blocks into the Switchboard........................................... 47
Assigning Feedback Sensors to Blocks .................................................................. 48
Displaying train positions on the Computer Screen ............................................... 52
Simulating Train Movements on the Computer Screen.......................................... 54
Quick Start - Step 5: Controlling Trains Automatically........................................... 56
Spontaneous Runs .................................................................................................. 56
Adjusting the Stop Location................................................................................... 57
Creating a Commuter Train.................................................................................... 61
AutoTrain
by Drag and Drop ............................................................................. 62
Commuter Train with intermediate Stop ................................................................ 64
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Introduction ............................................................................................................ 70
1.1
Overview......................................................................................................... 70
Supported Digital and Control Systems ................................................................. 70
Modes of Train Operation...................................................................................... 71
Use ......................................................................................................................... 72
Components............................................................................................................ 72
Automatic Operation .............................................................................................. 74
1.2
Variants of Train Control ............................................................................. 74
Spontaneous Runs .................................................................................................. 75
AutoTrain
by Drag & Drop ................................................................................ 76
AutoTrain
Symbol Bar ....................................................................................... 76
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