Block Interface

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The Interface of a block is used for:

  • Analog locos; Track driver systems.
  • Block commands.



Interface Tab.

Track Driver

This flag must be set if this block is part of a Track Driver System.

Reset

Reset the block driver speed to zero after the block has been set free in automatic mode.

Linked blocks

If the track driver system supports linking blocks this option should be activated. Supported systems:

  • Dinamo

In case it is not supported this option must be deactivated to make sure the destination block will get a speed command.

Interface ID

If you have more than one Command Station you can use this field to link this switch with the CS you actually wired it with. Leave blank in case you have only one CS or when it is wired to the default CS. (First digint in the rocrail.ini)

Address and Port

Check the manual of the Command Station or Decoder on how to address this block.


Supported Trackdriver Systems

Dinamo

See: Dinamo

Loco Decoder

Theoretic possible, but technically open, because it's possible,
that with the PWM at the motor connections of an loc decoder
with analog locs without changes problems may occur.
It cannot be excluded,
that decoders will be damaged if locs driving over block boundaries.

If a block is connected to a normal (DCC) loco decoder the DCC address of this decoder must be set in the block address field. The port can be left zero.

Note: The speed parameters are used from the arriving loco interface settings in this block.


Block commands

Zimo MX9

With the ZimoBin library the MX9 modules can be set to a specific speed limit.
The commands are mapped as following:

Command MX9 Speed limit value German
Power on Go 3 (F) Freie Fahrt
Power off Power off 4 (A) Fahrspannung ausgeschaltet
Stop Hold 0 (H) Halt
Speed 1 Slow speed 2 (L) Langsam
Speed 2 Very slow speed 1 (U) Ultralangsam

Address

The MX9 address: 0…63 not 900…963.

Port

The main section: 0…7. (Hauptabschnitt 1…8)


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