Dinamo

Introduction

Dinamo is a track driver system which has a controller for each block to manage Analog and DCC trains.

Notes

  1. A track drivers system is a compromise between digital and analog technique and has therefore restricted functionality in Rocrail.
  2. The Staging Block is not supported.


Setup


Dinamo must be the first command station in the controllerlist.

Port

RS232 or virtual communication port. (COMx, /dev/tty*)

Switch time

The default switch time used if the individual time is set to zero.
Default = 200ms.

Tx pause

Time in a range of 10…100 ms between datagram transmissions.

Baudrate

The default is 19200 which can be change by option “S1 38k4” on the interface to 38400; Check the “DinamoConfig” manual.

Addressing

The Dinamo implementation in Rocrail is conform to the general Rocrail addressing.
Exceptions:

  • Trackdrivers are starting at port 0.


Special block and switch settings

TD

The Dinamo blocks must be flagged with TrackDriver option, even if only DCC loco are used.

Port

The Port should fit your actual wiring for this block; The Address field is not used.


Special Loco settings

DCC

DCC loco are configured as usual with the following restrictions:

  • 28 steps only; The speed steps field is ignored.
  • Max. 12 functions.

Analog

Attribute Remark
Address Must be set to zero.
Protocol A = analog
Speed steps Fixed: Dinamo provides 63 speed steps for analog loco's
Mass The acceleration of the loco.

Car

See: Dinamo MCC


Manual Control

Block groups can be used for linking blocks for manually controlling locos.
The blocks must be defined as shunting type in case running automatically concurrently.


OM32/OC32/PM32

  • Switches/Outputs → OM32 protocol
  • Switches/Outputs as Digital Output → DO protocol
  • Switches/Outputs as Virtual Output → VO protocol
  • Switches/Outputs as Default → PM32 protocol

OM32 Spec.


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