Turnout Track Highlight

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mgxtreme
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Turnout Track Highlight

Post by mgxtreme » 31.08.2016, 07:45

Hi All

I am new to RocRai but have to say I am impressed with what I see so far.

I do have a question.

On the layout plan you can click a turnout and it shows in yellow which direction the turnout is set to.

Is there a way to setup RocRail so that the layout panel also highlights all the track following the turnout in yellow, ideally up to the next turnout/buffer stop but if it can just highlight all the track it would be great.

I do not have any sensors on my layout and was hoping to use the layout panel to replace a manual board which controls the turnouts at present and add in DCC decoders for each turnout on the layout

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer

Regards

Rob

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Re: Turnout Track Highlight

Post by peter&basti » 31.08.2016, 08:22

Hi Rob,

You have to generate routes http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=route-en
Then the selected Route will be highlighted in yellow including the switches

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Re: Turnout Track Highlight

Post by eroncelli » 31.08.2016, 09:34

mgxtreme wrote:...

I do not have any sensors on my layout ...

Rob
But routes work only with sensors: you can't have an automatic run without sensors !!

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Re: Turnout Track Highlight

Post by mgxtreme » 31.08.2016, 10:35

Hi

Thanks for the replies.

I am not looking at the moment to operate in a automatic mode.

I was planning on running everything manually (turnouts included) and was hoping initially I could use the layout panel as a computerise equivalent version of my current manual switch board board.

So when I click the screen on the turnout, it throws the point (which is does at the moment) but was hoping I could get RocRail to highlight all the track in yellow to show the route the train would not take if I was to send it down that turnout

Regards

Rob

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Re: Turnout Track Highlight

Post by peter&basti » 31.08.2016, 10:39

Hi Eroncelli,

you can use routes both for automatic mode (with sensors) but also to realize a manual dispatcher panel (without sensors).

http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=tra ... l-panel-en

Another example without any sensors (unfortunately in german only)
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=tt-nrw-03-de

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Re: Turnout Track Highlight

Post by mgxtreme » 31.08.2016, 10:48

Great thanks Peter, will take a look

Regards

Rob

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Re: Turnout Track Highlight

Post by mgxtreme » 31.08.2016, 10:50

Sorry one other question I also forgot to ask.

Is there a way you can assign two separate switch IDs to a double slip track element on the panel, so as you can fire either side of the slip separately. At the moment I have had to a combination of turnouts to achieve the same result so I can have individual switch ID for the dcc decoders

Regards

Rob

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Re: Turnout Track Highlight

Post by peter&basti » 31.08.2016, 11:04

I think you talk about switch type "double crossing with 2 motors"

In this case you have to define first the right switch type:
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=switch-gen-en#type

(select Type Double Crossing)

Then you can define a second address pair:
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=swi ... dress_pair

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