Traincontroller - a Series of 55 'How To' Videos

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Traincontroller - a Series of 55 'How To' Videos


Post by RudyB » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:41 am

Over the past couple of years I did a series of videos on Traincontroller.

Traincontroller is model railway control software for Windows PC / laptop. There are a couple others like Koploper (free), iTrain, Windigipet, Rocrail (free) but when I tried TC I was immediately caught by how it works and how it looks.

Once you made a drawing of your layout and added sensors on the track, TC can switch routes with full 'interlocking', meaning all points are switched, signs are set to red or green, other trains are halted. no collisions will take place. We can create routes from A to B, and we can create schedules that can succeed each other and we can even work with time tables.

Trains can run fully automatic whereby TC takes care of realistic acceleration and deceleration and even with one sensor in a block TC can halt trains within one inch accuracy. Trains can also be manual controlled, where TC is the dispatcher and we are the operator and have to manoeuvre our train through the other (automated) traffic, adhering to red and green signs.

The link below leads to the very first post. The quickest way to find the next one probably would be to type Traincontroller 02 in the search field. Also on the YouTube channel, to reach the first ones it's probably fastest to search for Traincontroller 01 (or any other number).

Link to the Traincontroller series on my blog Rudysmodelrailway.

Link to the Traincontroller YouTube channel.

(Note: I am not involved with TC in any other way than being an enthusiast user. I use it at home and at my club where we control two large railway layouts at a museum.)


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Post by RogerB » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:52 am

Thanks for this Rudy - good to see those links on here. I have been following your TC posts on YT for some time but consider myself still at the beginning of my learning. Your style of presentation make them very easy to follow. R-
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Post by Mr Bones » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:13 am

Like Roger, I've also been following these and found them very easy to follow.
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Re: Traincontroller - a Series of 55 'How To' Videos


Post by Paul-H » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:26 am

Its interesting to note that the Gold version of this software is 75 euros more expensive if you live in the UK :twisted:

make of that what you will but I suspect i know what is behind it, and its in Euros so nothing to do with Brexit (Which will never happen) ;) and more to do with the owner does not want any UK customers :evil:

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