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 +====== Axel and Rocrail ======
  
 +[[agranel-en|{{ icons:​uk.png|English Version}}]][[agranel-de|{{ icons:​de.png|Deutsche Version}}]]
 +\\
 +
 +[[userpages|Userpages]] -> **Axel Granel** ​
 +
 +English version will probably follow german version - see german version for up-to-date information...
 +
 +===== Introduction =====
 +
 +My layout is modular gauge O. I use only DCC.
 +
 +----
 +
 +===== actual test equipment =====
 +
 +  * Command stations
 +    * Intellibox 1
 +    * Lenz LZV100
 +    * Roco MultiZentralePRO
 +
 +  * Throttles
 +    * 2 on Intellibox 1 (integrated)
 +    * 1 Multimaus (cable)
 +    * 1 Fremo Fred (cable)
 +    * 3 MultimausPRO (ZigBEE)
 +    * 2 Manhart Funky (DECT)
 +    * 1 iPod (WLAN)
 +    * 1 Android Mobile (WLAN, Samsung Galaxy S3mini)
 +    * optional 3 Roco Maus 1 (cable) (not really vital :-))
 +
 +  * Accessories
 +    * XnTCP Ethernet-Xpressnet Interface
 +    * Lenz LI-USB USB-Xpressnet-Interface
 +    * RR-Ciruits Locobuffer-USB USB-LoconetInterface
 +    * old PC
 +    * WLAN-Router
 +    * Blücher GBM16XN occupancy detector (with RailCom)
 +
 +So my "​Personal Command Station"​ is named AGR-1 and is a Rocrail PC (1)! My goal is to connect and //USE// all my equipment.
 +
 +As of today, everthing IS working, but still not together :-(
 +
 +===== personal restrictions =====
 +
 +  * I only want to use F0 up to F12 on my mobiles - more Fs on the Locos is wonderful, but I don't want to run them manually - they shound work/sound whenever apropriate automatically initiated by Rocrail!
 +  * I only want to use 28 speed steps
 +  * I don't want to use USB interfaces further
 +    * for Xpressnet I prefer XnTCP (present) over LI-USB (//still// present) or serial RS232
 +    * for Loconet I prefer GCA101 LocoNet-TCP/​IP ([[mgv101-en]],​ not present yet) over RR-Circuits Locobuffer-USB (present)
 +
 +===== my function key settings =====
 +
 +  * Fn, F0 front lights (toggle)
 +  * F1 back lights (toggle)
 +  * F2 decouple (momentary)
 +  * F3 motor sound (toggle)
 +  * F4 whistle (momentary)
 +  * F5 slow motion (toggle)
 +  * F6 interior light (?) (toggle)
 +  * F7 ringing (momentary)
 +  * F8 yet undefined
 +  * F9 Köf 2: sound: "​Vorsicht! Weg vom Gleis!"​ (mometary)
 +  * F10 unused
 +  * F11 unused
 +  * F12 unused
 +
 +
 +Locos have more functions - I don't want to use them on my throttles, they should be activated by Rocrail. Later more, when the time comes...
 +
 +===== test arrangement,​ first step: Loconet =====
 +
 +  * Hardware:
 +    * Intellibox 1 
 +    * Interface LocoBuffer-USB
 +    * Manhart Funky connected with Loconet
 +    * Rocrail installation as usual
 +    * track connected to Intellibox ​
 +
 +  * Funktions:
 +    * with screenthrottle loco control works and F0 to F8
 +      * changes with screenthrottel is displayed on IB and Funky
 +    * with IB the functions F0 to F8 work (IB restriction)
 +      * changes with IB are transmitted an displayd on screenthrottle an Funky
 +    * with the Funky Loco control an F0 to F12 work to track
 +      * F0 to F8 are transmitted to IB an screenthrottle
 +
 +  * Specialties:​
 +    * F4 (momentary):​ works on Funky as expected - whistles as long as key is pressed! If I press F4 on IB, I can hear only a short whithle - it is switches off again immediately! When pressing F4 on screenthrottle,​ nothing happes - when releasing F4 is is shortly activated!
 +    * F9 (I can nor choose wheter momentary or toggle in the IB): works on Funky! I can toggle on screenthrottle. Does not work on IB, but is transmitted by IB to the Tracks! Wherever I press F9 it will NOT be transmitted to all other throttles! Rocrail seems to stay uninformed!
 +
 +Conclusion:
 +  * works pretty well! Regarding Funky: nearly perfect!
 +
 +===== Arrangement,​ second step: WLAN =====
 +
 +===== Arrangement,​ third step: Xpressnet =====
 +
 +===== Does it work alltogether?​ =====
 +
 +No. Not yet.
 +
 +
 +===== =====
 +(1) What is a "​Rocrail PC"?
 +  * Every Computer running the Rocrail Server Software will do. This icludes an OpenWRT Router, a RaspBerry or Arduino. Should be as fast as possible for best Rocrail performance. My current Rocrail PC is a Desktop Pentium 4 2,6GHz with 760MB Ram and Windows XP.
 +
 +----
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