Locomotives Tab

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What is showed, and which actions are available.



Grid

The sorting order can be changed by clicking on one of the column headers.

ID

Loco ID which is set in the General tab of the Loco setup dialog.
This ID field can be used with Drag&Drop to set this ID in a block; Just click in this cell, drag it into a block and release the left mouse button to drop. The block will be cleared before if there was already another ID in the block.

#__

The interface address as defined in the Interface tab of the Loco setup dialog.
If the loco is in a location, and is on top of the FiFo, this address will be suffixed with a plus (+) sign.1)

Block

Shows the block which the locomotive occupies.

Prefix
Character Meaning
- Block enter side.

Mode

The auto mode step.
If it is connected to a gamepad device it shows ctrl0ctrl3.
A manual command will show the throttleID. (Rocview, andRoc, iRoc, padRoc…)

Prefixes
Character Meaning
* Flagged for resume auto mode at next session.
> Half auto mode.

Destination

The next block which will be used as destination.
The number between the brackets represents the schedule index.

Train

See: Train length

The linked Train for this loco with the total length and weight in brackets.
A train can be Assigned and Released with the Loco Tab Context menu.
The total train length, including Consist members, is automatically calculated for use with blocks and routes.

V__

V is the locomotive velocity.
When the number is prefixed with a minus sign means that the placing is swapped. Also the background of this cell will turn into red.
”>” behind or ”<” before the number denotes the set direction.
The optional value between brackets is the reported km/h from the loco decoder. (RailCom&BiDiB)

Prefix
Character Meaning
- Placing is swapped.
> Direction forward
< Direction reverse


Throttle


With a double click on one of the locos grid cells a throttle control is launched: Loco throttle.


Throttle


For manual controlling a train. The function buttons may also be used in automatic mode.

FG

This button changes the F1-F4 buttons between function group F1-F4, F5-F8, F9-F12, F13-16, F17-F20, F21-F24 and F25-F28.
All depends on the locomotive settings, Number of functions, and the capabilities of the connected Command Station.

F0

The F0 is in most systems used for the front/back lights of a locomotive.

Icons

See the Loco Functions on how to set the button Icons.
The icons will be scaled to fit in the button. (7395+)

SpeedOMeter

The optional SpeedOMeter can be activated in the Rocview preferences.

  • Shows the actual Loco speed.
  • Shows the Loco run time which is refreshed at every speed change.
  • The scale is automatically selected depending on the Loco V_max.; 120 or 240kmh.


Context menu

Start/Stop

Starts or stops the automatic mode for this loco.
Depending on which is selected as destination the Start command will:

  • Run in random mode. (AKA “Aquarium Mode”)
  • Runs to a defined destination.
  • Runs a Schedule or a Tour.

Manual/Automatically operated

Switch between automatic and half automatic mode. This setting will stay active for the current Rocrail session.

Soft reset

Reset all except for the current block.

Reset all

Reset all including the current block.

Swap placing

See: Loco placing.

Swap block enterside

Dispatch for throttle

Free a loco to make it available for an external throttle; See the manual of the used Command Station for details.

Properties

Opens the Loco Properties dialog.

Set destination

Select schedule

See: Schedules.

Select tour

See: Tours.

Deactivate/Activate

To deactivate or to activate the automatic mode of this loco.

Assign/Release Train

An operator can be selected to assign its train to this locomotive. The operator itself and the controller loco are not used in this context.

1) In automatic mode only.

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