Rocrail Documentation

Rocview Mobile Rocrail Objects Interfaces Automat Modular Layout Hardware

The Rocrail documentation is kept up to the daily state of development (Nightly Build).
This Wiki is maintained against the main line of development. Some features could be not available or are different implemented in your revision of Rocrail, but it is mostly noted with a revision number.

Options and features not documented in the Wiki are for developers only and should not be a trigger to open a Forum thread.



New to Rocrail? This guide shows the first basic steps and contexts for a successful start with Rocrail.

Rocrail - First steps

Rocrail Documentation Index

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Rocview Rocview-Client
Rocview is the PC-based operator interface for Rocrail


Mobil-Anwendungen Mobile Clients
User interface for mobile devices (IOS, Android)


Rocrail-Server Rocrail-Server
The Rocrail Server is the central control for the operation of a model railroad


Objekte Rocrail-Objects
Rocrail objects define the layout and its properties from A (as in Action) to U (as in Utilities)


Zentralen Command Stations supported by Rocrail
Information on the comprehensive support and integration of various digital Command Stations


Automatik-Betrieb Automatic operation
Settings and features in automatic mode


Modular Layouts Modular layouts
Configuration modular layout installations


Hardware Hardware
Rocrail specific DIY (Do-it-Yourself) hardware developments


Functions and relationships
Description of the relationships between settings in different objects


Rocrail error report or Rocrail error report Rocrail error or bug reporting
How to post a well structured problem message in the Forum


User tips & tricks
Examples of solutions to a number of specific tasks (mostly in German)


Introduction

Basics

Getting Started

Demo layouts

Support

Rocrail runs entirely on volunteer labor. However, Rocrail also needs contributions of money. Your continued support is vital for keeping Rocrail available.


Rocview

The Client

General

Themes

Track Layout

Control Dialogs

Programming Dialogs


Mobile Clients

Wireless fun for all.

Rocweb

Web Browser

andRoc

RC-CAB

Android

RC-CAB connects directly to the command station instead of to the Rocrail server.

* Introduction & Setup


Rocrail

Objects

Objects for defining a layout.


Command Stations

Connecting Rocrail with the Command Station(s)
Recommended pages to read first:

Manufacturer


Emulated CS


Digital Direct


Protocols


TCP/IP


BiDi

RailCom

RFID

InfraRed

Other

Specials

  • TCCS (Train Coupling & Communication System)


Utilities

Automatic mode

Let the computer run the trains.

By creating a layout with Sensors, Blocks, and Routes, and then assigning your Locomotives to the Blocks, Rocrail can move the Locomotives by itself. You can use Schedules and Critical Sections to create and fine-tune complex movements for each Locomotive.

General

Operating mode

Car Systems

Simulation without hardware

Manual mode

Modular Layouts

Hardware

  • Follow this link: Hardware.


Trouble Shooting

Take the following actions if you encounter problems using Rocrail:

  1. Read the Wiki Documentation. Use search function in the Wiki (bottom left panel)
  2. Search for similar problems and their solutions on the Rocrail Forum.
  3. Consult Reporting Bugs and Feature Requests for further steps

Jump only to the next item in the list if the previous did not solve the problem!


Be Aware

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