Route General

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RouteDialog General Tab.

Tipp:

Manually creating a route is considerably simplified if the feature “Record a route” of the Command recorder will used.

ID

The ID is used throughout the Rocrail program as a unique key for referencing this route and is therefore very important.


Number

This number is used for mapping a switch command by address to this route for activating it.
See WLANmaus for more details.


Module ID

Modular layouts need route ID's to make sure automatic generated routes are not saved in the global routes table.
More or less for internal use only, but provided for expert corrections on the fly.


From block

Starting point of the route. Read also: Direction in Rocrail
The + option has to be activated if the train is departing from the + side of the starting block.


To block

End point of the route. Read also: Direction in Rocrail.
The + option has to be activated if the train is entering the destination block at the + side.


Crossing/Via Blocks

If the From-To block crosses other blocks it should be set here to avoid collisions.
It is a comma separated list of block ID's without white space (blanks).

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The Three dot button right from this field open the Block dialog. There can one or multiple blocks selected/marked. If the dialog will be closed with OK then the selection will be inserted in this field as a comma separated list of critical/via blocks.

Note: All the block definitions are ignored, if this block is used as a Crossing Block in a route. Apart from that, this block can still be used in other routes as a regular or as a crossing block.

Tips

  • Crossing blocks can be kind of misused to set up a route over one or more normal blocks to get a very fast connection between two points of the layout.
  • Crossing block signals can be controlled by adding them to the Route Commands.
  • Crossing blocks can be used to create routes over a block for none fitting trains. (Length, permission…)

Example:

If a train needs to travel from Block “BK 1” to Block “BK 4”, without stopping in Block “BK 2” or Block “BK 3”, then you can create a Route “BK 1-” to “BK 4+”, with an entry in “Crossing Blocks” of “BK 2,BK 3”.


From/To signal pair

Defines which signal pair has to be set for the current running direction.
The option “None” does no signal handling at all.

Block side

Forward = +
Reverse = -


Count cars before firing events

Attention :!:: This option is to be used with care as missing events will lead to inconsistencies.

If set the number of sensor activities are compared with the number of cars specified for the running train.
Events for automatic control are send to the Rocrail engine not before the count of cars matches with the train.


Polarisation

From block

Track Driver

Polarisation of the From block can be set negative or positive.
Supported Systems:

  • Dinamo → Block Control Command

To block

This option can be used for routes to and from a turntable bridge.
This will overwrite the Track polarisation if set other then none.

Track Driver

Polarisation between the blocks can be inverted by setting this value to Invert.
Supported Systems:

  • Dinamo → Block Link Command (The From block is the source of the link.)


Options

Swap placing post

This swaps the locomotive placing flag after the loco has passed the route and enters the next block. It also swaps the loco direction flag to enable the loco to pass the swapping block without stopping.

Manually

See: Manually operated routes

Note: If this option is set then this route cannot be used in auto-mode

Show

Shows a route symbol with the ID of the route (see Status below). Pressing the symbol sets the switches according to the route.

Note: By default the symbols of all routes are at position “0,0,0”. It can be moved to another location in edit mode.
The route symbol will be displayed after restarting Rocview.

Preferred

Overrules the Use Random Block Rate if one or more routes to all possible destinations have the preferred set > 0.
If more then one routes are available from one block to another, the route with the highest preferred number will be chosen.
The default value is zero. The range is 0 to 100.

Thrown switches

Reports always thrown switches event if there are none in the command list.
This option can be used in combination with SBT and Reduce speed at enter .

Route speed at enter

Use the route speed at ENTER.
Normally this speed is used at the IN event.
The same option must be set for the Locomotive.

Actions

See Actions for more details.

Automatically Generated

Checkbox state macOS Windows Description Remark
Empty Not autogenerated. The route is static.
Auto generated by the analyser. The route will be deleted at the next analyser run.
Auto generated by the turntable manager Routes marked as generated are deleted at server shutdown.

A check mark indicates that this Route is generated by the Analyser or Turntable Manager. In this case the Route is modified (Status = Closed) and therefore the check mark needs to be removed so the Analyser or Turntable Manager won't override the manual changes.

Status

The current route status is indicated and can be changed.

Status in the track plan symbols

Status Symbol Description
free -
closed Forced by command or wheel count did not match.
locked A train locked this route in auto mode.
selected Selected state controlled by CTC.
deselected Deselected state controlled by CTC.


Context menu

  • Reset
  • Put out of operation
  • Put into of operation
  • Properties



Example


The following details are based on this picture.

Two routes are defined: 1 → 2 ( 2 is a siding) 1 → 3 ( 3 is a straight track)

Now it is very useful to reduce the velocity of a loco, when it exits block 1 to use the route 1 → 2, because of the following reasons:

  • speed should always be reduced when a switch has the state turnout
  • the siding might be quite short and there is not enough space to slow down



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