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Rocrail Daily News 2012

Serbian Latin

  • Date: 23-12-2012
  • Revision: 4440

Serbian Latin language added.

Editor for BiDiB Macros

Edit macros within the BiDiB configuration dialog.

Guest Loco

  • Date: 13-11-2012
  • Revision: 4304
  • Page: Guest Loco

Create temporary Loco objects for guest Locos.

Loco Widgets

Controlling many locos in one view.

Serial Device Names

  • Date: 30-10-2012
  • Revision: 4231

All Command Station setup dialogs became a device selection list with all known serial device names found on the Rocrail server computer.


  • Date: 11-10-2012
  • Revision: 4130
  • Page: RocPro

New mobile decoder programming dialog. Imports JMRI DecoderPro definition files.

Issue reporting

  • Date: 30-09-2012
  • Revision: Rocrail 4024
  • Page: Issue

This option can be used for gathering all information for a certain issue.

Function icons

  • Date: 17-09-2012
  • Revision: Rocrail 3957, andRoc 373

A helping hand for selecting

  • Date: 31-08-2012
  • Revision: 3850
  • Page: Select

In edit mode a rectangular area can be selected with the left mouse button down and dragging.
After releasing the left mouse button the selection dialog will popup with the coordinates and size of the selection.

CBUS-LocoNet Bridge


  • Date: 26-08-2012
  • Revision: 1h 507
  • Page: CAN-GCLN

Slot/Throttle support is added in the firmware. It is now possible to use FREDs with the CAN-GC3 and use the CAN-GC3 as command station in a Loconet setup.
It is also possible to use FREDs in a CBUS environment starting with Rocrail revision 3776+.
Read and write CVs on the service track.

22-08-2012: Professional boards are ordered.

Track Plan Backup

By default copies of the previous track plan are stored in the backup directory prefixed with a timestamp.

Multi Aspect Signals.

Signal support up to 16 aspects using route commands and actions.

Select shortest block.

  • Date: 08-08-2012
  • Revision: 3760
  • Page: Automode

If train and block length are set this option will choose the shortest block available for that train.

New index lists.

  • Date: 06-08-2012
  • Revision: 3756
  • Page: Loco Index

Most tables did get a new index list look&feel with more information and sorting options.

andRoc Consist Management

View, add and remove consist members. Activated by a long click on the direction button.

Sensor Cutout Option

This cutout option is very useful for large layouts for localising problems like derailed trains.

CBUS Display dirver


This firmware can be loaded in a CAN-GC2 and will show Dynamic text from Rocrail on two displays.

CBUS-LocoNet Bridge


  • Date: 12-05-2012
  • Revision: 427
  • Page: CAN-GCLN

The CAN-GCLN is a CBUS-LocoNet® Bridge for sharing specific hardware modules not available on the other side of the bridge or just for migrating from LocoNet® to CBUS without loss of investments.

CBUS-Ethernet Bridge

Professional boards are available!!!


  • Date: 13-04-2012
  • Revision: 57
  • Page: RC-CAB

An Android mobile client for connecting directly to CBUS(CAN-GC1e), LocoNet(GCA101) and Xpressnet.

Prototype of the CBUS-Ethernet Bridge


The CAN-GC1e is already reality and the prototype is functioning very well. Up to 4 computer can connect to this Ethernet interface concurrently.

Update: 02-04-2012 Professional boards are ordered.

New throttle Look&Feel

  • Date: 12-03-2012
  • Revision: 3384

The new throttle and clock look&feel for all platforms!

Direct sound for Loco Functions

The new direct sound options makes it a lot easier to link a sound file with a function.
Starting with revision 3347 the current block ID is added as second parameter for the sound player to select the speaker situated near by the loco. (A user defined script is needed.)

RocJ: Zoom

  • Date: 04-03-2012
  • Revision: 145
  • Page: RocJ

Zoom option added with the range between 8 and 64 pixels symbol size.

RocJ: Throttle

  • Date: 03-03-2012
  • Revision: 133,139
  • Page: RocJ

A loco throttle is added to Rocj.
Loco images are cached in the images directory also used for accessory symbols.

Rocview: Clock reloaded.

  • Date: 28-02-2012
  • Revision: 3328
  • Page: Clock Type

On Mac OS X the reloaded clock looks like this. For Windows and Linux we have to wait until wxWidgets 3.0 is general available.

RocJ: Scaleable Clock

  • Date: 26-02-2012
  • Revision: 122
  • Page: RocJ

A scaleable (Fast) Clock panel is added to RocJ. The clock is synchronised with the server.

CAN-GC4: 8 Channel RFID + 8 Channel block detection


  • Date: 22-02-2012
  • Revision: 335
  • Page: CAN-GC4

A RFID reader concentrator with an optional positive list to filter IDs.
It also features a GCA93 connector for occupancy detection.
Professional boards are ordered! (22-02-2012)

XpressNet Throttle Update

Some bus systems, like XpressNet, do not propagate loco changes issued by throttles.
By activating this option, and if the loco is not in auto mode, every second a request is send to the Command Station to get the actual information needed to update the Rocrail clients.

CAN-GC6: 4 Channel Servo controller


  • Date: 07-01-2012
  • Revision: 295
  • Page: CAN-GC6

A 4 channel easy to setup servo controller for the mergCBUS family with many features.
Professional boards are available (v2.3).

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