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-======Automatic ​and Half automatic ======+======AutomaticHalf automatic ​and Manual======
 [[english|Content]] -> [[english#​automatic mode|Automatic Mode]] ​   [[english|Content]] -> [[english#​automatic mode|Automatic Mode]] ​  
   * **Automatic and Half automatic ​ **    * **Automatic and Half automatic ​ ** 
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-**Automatic ​and half automatic ​modes: Prerequisites and operation**+**Automatichalf automatic ​and manual mode: Prerequisites and operation** ​\\ 
 +Short introduction:​ \\ 
 +Manual: The locomotive controller is used. The operator has to do everything: set the turnouts, set signals, regulate speed, stop in time. Operator has to stop at signals! \\ 
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 +Semi-automatic:​ Set target block, start locomotive in semi-automatic mode. Turnouts, signals are set automatically. The locomotive controller is used. Operator has to stop in time for a signal. If the IN detector is triggered in the target block, where the locomotive has to stop, Rocrail resets the locomotive controller to zero. It is not absolutely certain whether the locomotive will come to a stop in time for the signal. \\ 
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 +Automatic: start the locomotive, Rocrail does everything. \\
  
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 With Rocrail trains can be operated manually, in half automatic or in (full) automatic mode. For different trains these modes can be mixed on the same layout at the same time. With Rocrail trains can be operated manually, in half automatic or in (full) automatic mode. For different trains these modes can be mixed on the same layout at the same time.
  
-In manual operation the user has to decide which track system ​the train should take and settings of routes, switches and signals have to be made accordingly regarding possible obstacles. Thus the user is working as a [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Train_dispatcher|train dispatcher]] (rail traffic operator, train controller) and a [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Railroad_engineer|railroad engineer]] (locomotive engineer, train operator, train driver) at the same time. Rocrail does not interfere in manual train movements and it does not keep track of those movements. It thus can not decide where (i. e. in which block) a train is.+In manual operation the user has to decide which tracks ​the train should take and settings of routes, switches and signals have to be made accordingly regarding possible obstacles. Thus the user is working as a [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Train_dispatcher|train dispatcher]] (rail traffic operator, train controller) and a [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Railroad_engineer|railroad engineer]] (locomotive engineer, train operator, train driver) at the same time. Rocrail does not interfere in manual train movements and it does not keep track of those movements. It thus can not decide where (i. e. in which block) a train is.
  
 In half automatic mode Rocrail is seeking a free block, is setting the route to this block and the switches and signals for this route. The user still has the job of the railroad engineer: Driving with the speed allowed and stopping in time lies in the user's hand and responsibility. In half automatic mode Rocrail is seeking a free block, is setting the route to this block and the switches and signals for this route. The user still has the job of the railroad engineer: Driving with the speed allowed and stopping in time lies in the user's hand and responsibility.
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-> **Excursus:​** Running direction means the direction of movement in the block as described for **[[:​blocksideroutes-en|block side routes]]**. \\ The running direction of a loco could still be reverse (tender ahead for steam engines) while the movement in the block is forward (from ''​+''​ side to ''​-''​ side): \\ If a loco was placed tender ahead the **[[:​direction-en|placing]]** (see also picture above) had to be swapped, too in order the loco to receive //reverse// commands to exit the block to the right. \\ Taken together, direction or running direction refers to the direction of movement in a block or on a route while placing refers to the physical orientation of a loco. \\ Direction and placing is a rather complex issue. For the moment it is sufficient to ensure the loco's physical orientation (placing) is correct, the loco is indeed running forwards receiving forwards commands and the arrow in the block is pointing to the wanted direction. \\+> **Excursus:​** Running direction means the direction of movement in the block. \\ The running direction of a loco could still be reverse (tender ahead for steam engines) while the movement in the block is forward (from ''​+''​ side to ''​-''​ side): \\ If a loco was placed tender ahead the **[[:​direction-en|placing]]** (see also picture above) had to be swapped, too in order the loco to receive //reverse// commands to exit the block to the right. \\ Taken together, direction or running direction refers to the direction of movement in a block or on a route while placing refers to the physical orientation of a loco. \\ Direction and placing is a rather complex issue. For the moment it is sufficient to ensure the loco's physical orientation (placing) is correct, the loco is indeed running forwards receiving forwards commands and the arrow in the block is pointing to the wanted direction. \\
  
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