Manually creating a route is considerably simplified if the feature "Record a route" of the Command recorder will used.
The ID is used throughout the Rocrail program as a unique key for referencing this route and is therefore very important.
This number is used for mapping a switch command by address to this route for activating it.
See WLANmaus for more details.
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.
Starting point of the route. Read also: Direction in Rocrail
+ option has to be activated if the train is departing from the
+ side of the starting block.
End point of the route. Read also: Direction in Rocrail.
+ option has to be activated if the train is entering the destination block at the
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).
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.
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".
Defines which signal pair has to be set for the current running direction.
The option "None" does no signal handling at all.
Forward = +
Reverse = -
|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 of the From block can be set negative or positive.
This option can be used for routes to and from a turntable bridge.
This will overwrite the Track polarisation if set other then none.
Polarisation between the blocks can be inverted by setting this value to Invert.
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.
The switches in this route must be manually be set; The locomotive will wait until all switches are set according the command list.
See also: Manually operated routes
Overrules the Use Random Block Rate if one or more routes to all possible destinations have the preferred set > 0.
If more than one route originates from a block (running either to different blocks or just to one block), the route with the highest preferred number will be chosen.
The default value is zero. The range is 0 to 100.
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 .
Use the route speed at ENTER.
Normally this speed is used at the IN event.
The same option must be set for the Locomotive.
By default, signals are only issued after a locomotive wants to run in this route.
If the option is set, the signal commands are made directly after this route has been reserved and set.
Set the via block signals accordantly to the from block signals.
This option is only of use if the via blocks have the same +/- orientation as the from block. In all other cases the crossing block signals should be added as commands in the route, which is also generally recommended instead of using this option.
All signals in the command list are checked if all are not set red.
The train must wait in case one or more signals have the red aspect.
The current route status is indicated and can be changed.
Status in the track plan symbols
|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.|
See Actions for more details.
|Empty||Not autogenerated.||The route is static.|
|✔||Auto generated by the router.||The route will be deleted at the next Router 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 Router or Turntable Manager. In this case the Route is modified (Status = Closed) and therefore the check mark needs to be removed so the Router or Turntable Manager won't override the manual changes.
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: