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Traincontroller 52 – New Engine Functions: List & Short Distance Move

In the ‘Functions’ tab of the properties window of an engine we can define the functions that the digital decoder that is built into the engine supports. Often these are things like headlight, cabin light, shunt speed, or, in case of a sound decoder also several sounds that can be triggered independently. With TC 9 … Continue reading

Traincontroller 51 – New Switchboard Elements : Gates and Crossovers

Version 9 has a few new switchboard items available: A: The space saving crossover. Formerly, to enable trains to switch between two parallel tracks, it took 4 junctions. With the new ‘crossover’ track elements it takes half the space. Each crossover has 2 decoder addresses to control the 2 turnouts inside it. B: Gates. This … Continue reading

Traincontroller 47: HTML in Text Fields

In TC9 we can use HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) code inside text fields. This makes that we can use styling, like different font sizes, (background) colors, borders and more, in one and the same text field. HTML is the language that is used on the WWW to render web pages. Luckily it is easy … Continue reading

Traincontroller 45: Comment Pins

One of the new features of TC9 are the Pins that can be shown on the switchboard. There are three categories: 1: Dr. Railroad pins. Dr. Railroad is the diagnostic tool that scans your layout for issues. In stead if presenting them in a list, they now also can be shown on the switchboard as … Continue reading

Trancontroller 44 – TC9 New User Interface

September 2017 version 9 of Traincontroller was released. Besides a new purchase, an upgrade is also available to existing users. The software and user manual can be downloaded here to try it out yourself. Follow this link for a summary of what’s new. This 78 pages document has a more in depth description of the … Continue reading