User Tools

Site Tools


glossary-en

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

glossary-en [2018/11/12 08:56] (current)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +======Glossary ======
 +{{  rocrail-logo-32.png}}
 +[[english|Content]] ​
 +  *  [[introduction-en|Introduction]] | ** Glossary**\\
  
 +
 +//​Frequently used words and acronyms through out Rocrail.//
 + \\
 +
 +| __**Word**__ | __**Description**__ |
 +|   ​| ​  |
 +| **Address** | The number (or numbers) for a device on the layout |
 +| **ACK** | Acknowledgment,​ typically a signal that a Decoder acknowledged the CV value |
 +| **AM** | Aquarium Mode; Running random trains without schedules | 
 +| **Block** | A section or group of track considered to be one physical place on the layout |
 +| **Booster** | A device that takes commands from a CS and mixes them with power to run the rails |
 +| **BSR** | [[:​blocksideroutes-en|Block Side Routing]] |
 +| **bus** | A segment of the layout controlled by one Command Station. ​ Some Command Stations can split up the system in segments which are referenced by the bus number. ​ This is related to but not the same as the bus wiring for your layout |
 +| **Code** | (AKA Identifier.) This is a number or text which was electronically scanned by RFID, RailCom, Barcode, IR or another BiDi system. |
 +| **Consist** | A train with one or more locomotives and zero or more wagons. ​ Note that an "Empty Consist"​ is a train with a locomotive and no wagons |
 +| **CS** | Command Station, a device for controlling a digital layout (Marklin Central Station, Digitrax DCS100, Uhlenbrock Intellibox, etc... ) |
 +| **CTC** | [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Centralized_traffic_control|Centralized Traffic Control]] |
 +| **DDA** | Digital Direct for AWL |
 +| **DDL** | Digital Direct for Linux |
 +| **DDW** | Digital Direct for Windows |
 +| **DDX** | Digital Direct for Linux and Windows |
 +| **Decoder** | A circuit that can receive commands from a CS and control attached devices, typically the motor and lights in a Locomotive | 
 +| **DIY** | Do It Yourself |
 +| **Event** | An action sent to Rocrail, that may cause it to change how it is controlling the layout |
 +| **Feedback** | Signals sent by the layout to the CS |
 +| **Field event** | Some Command Stations confirm commands, and this is in Rocrail defined as “Field event”. |
 +| **Forum** | Rocrail Forum, home of the Rocrail Users Group (see RUG) |
 +| **Ghost** | An unexpected occupancy of a Block, usually caused by a locomotive triggering a Sensor when Rocrail is not expecting it |
 +| **ID** | Every object in Rocrail is referenced by ID. No number, but a readable string. |
 +| **IID** | Interface ID: when using more than one controller you can link objects to them using the iid field. The first controller in the rocrail.ini is the default and will be linked if the iid for an object is not set. |
 +| **Locomotive** | A Model Railroad Engine, capable of moving on the track |
 +| **MBB** | Märklin Booster Bus |
 +| **Multi-Heading** | Combining 2 or more Locomotives to head or control a Consist |
 +| **MRCS** | Model Railroad Control System |
 +| **NMRA** | National Model Railroad Association ​ |
 +| **Object** | Objects in Rocrail are: Loco'​s,​ Blocks, Turnouts, Signals, Outputs, Sensors, Texts, Tracks and Turntables. ​ Each object can have its own properties |
 +| **Occupied** | A Block has a Locomotive in it |
 +| **ORA** | Open Rocrail Accessory decoder (based on opendecoder hardware version 1) |
 +| **ORB** | Open Rocrail Booster; designed to work with the boosterbus |
 +| **ORD** | Open Rocrail Driver; designed for DDA |
 +| **ORF** | Open Rocrail Feedback; S88 Sensor module current and contact detection |
 +| **POM** | Programming On the Main; DCC mobile decoder programming on the main. |
 +| **Route** | A path from one Block to another |
 +| **RTFM** | Read The Famous Manual ;-) |
 +| **RUG** | Rocrail User Group |
 +| **Sensor** | A piece of track that sends a feedback signal to Rocrail when it is occupied. ​ Sensors trigger Events in Rocrail when they become occupied or unoccupied |
 +| **S88-N** | [[http://​www.opendcc.de/​modell/​S88-RJ45/​S88-N_e.html | RJ45 pin layout for s88 bus for using CAT-5 cables]] |
 +| **SC** | Short Circuit |
 +| **SCD** | Short Circuit Detected |
 +| **SNMP** | Simple Network Management Protocol |
 +| **Slot** | A piece of memory used for keeping the loco speed, direction and functions for refreshing the DCC signal. (Command Station) |
 +| **SVG** | [[http://​www.w3.org/​Graphics/​SVG/​|Scalable Vector Graphics]] |
 +| **Trace File** | Rocrail writes all activities in so called **[[:​rocrailini-trace-en|trace files]]** which can be found in the working directory with the extention *.trc. |
 +| **Train** | One or more Locomotives with zero or more wagons. ​ See Consist above |
 +| **Turnout** | A section of track that can send a train in 2 or more directions. ​ Usually one direction is straight, and the other is curved ("​turned out") to the left or right |
 +| **UUP** | Unidentified Uhlenbrock LocoNet Packet |
glossary-en.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/12 08:56 (external edit)