This is the download link for the TC Gold file, it includes the icons, extended accessories and backgrounds graphics. Please copy the yrrg file to the folder where you store your TC files. TC does not store background images inside the yrrg file. They can be placed in any folder and then double click the image icon (diagonal striped square) and tell TC where the image is stored.
To enhance traffic variety, a few new Schedules have been added. They drive the Intercity trains into Station South. Obviously when they are there, there’s only one way out … driving backwards, which they do very carefully at a very low speed of 20 km/hr. It’s all entirely not prototypical … but on this little model railway layout it just gives a bit more variety to look at. There’s a switch on the control panel to switch these Schedules on or off, so if I like to drive somewhat more realistic, it is just the press of a button.
The Indicators and buttons on the control panel are:
The LCD screen shows the number of active Schedules and the number of trains that are driving at speed > 1. Note that if Schedules are terminated by hand, the counter is not updated. A reset of the counter is needed (right click > reset, or use the large ‘Power off’ button (the bottom one) and then power on again.
The Nixie tube counter shows the number of trains driving (same as LCD).
The 4 flagman above the Nixie are used to show the ‘driving’ status of each individual train and they are the basis for the Counter, that uses ‘exact n’ logic. If a train is driving, is monitored by a so called ‘train description’.
The 8 toggle switches switch Schedules on or off. On the layout itself there also are switches that switch Schedules on/off.
The large ‘On’ button below the Nixie has a double function.
Click the upper half switches the schedules off. Trains will drive to their destination, or to block form where the can not drive any further if their destination block is reserved.
Click the lower half will terminate all schedules, trains stop abrupt.
The large ‘On’ button at the bottom is the power off ‘panic’ button.
Bottom panel top row:
1: Blue LED lights when at least one Schedule is active
2: Switch to enable the station audio message. It plays when the train drives into station West. The switch auto resets itself when the audio message has been triggered. It’s triggered by an Action marker in the blocks West 3,4.
3: Switch to enable/disable the Schedules for Intercity trains running into Station South. Trains drive out backwards, to North-3 or to West 1,2. Then they resume their normal Schedule to West 3,4 again.
4: Green LED that signals if all points are in their proper startup state. (See switch 4 below).
Bottom panel bottom row:
1: Switch all schedules on / off.
2: Terminate all Schedules
3: Switch all train lights, interior lights and cabin lights off.
4: Switch all points to their startup position. The servo’s will make an unwanted jump at ‘power on’ when they are not in their start position. I set every point in its start position before I power off, this avoids high current drain at startup from this jerky servo behavior.