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Introduction

ELTRACO (Ellard's track control system)

constitutes a wireless model rail-road track control system to be used with “ROCRAIL™”.

It consists of hardware and software.

The hardware components are:

  • Power supply
  • Wifi router
  • Raspberry Pi
  • DCC++ Command Station
  • Double Turnout Decoder
  • Single Turnout Decoder
  • Switch Decoder
  • Sensor Decoder
  • Output Decoder
  • Hall sensor holder
  • Current detection sensor
  • Servo motor
  • Servo motor bracket

The software components are:

  • Raspbian
  • Rocrail
  • Mosquitto
  • DCC++ software modified
  • One software package for decoders

The functions performed are:

  • Wireless control of turnouts:
  1. the decoder moves the turnout
  2. switches polarity of driving current
  3. signals movement of the turnout by means of a software alert
  4. signals occupancy by means of current detection
  • Wireless occupation detection:
  1. the decoder signals block occupancy by means of a hall sensor
  2. and/or by means of a current detection sensor
  3. other sensors or switches easily accommodated
  • Wireless on/off switching of outputs
users/eporocrail/introduction-en.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/12 08:56 (external edit)