Routing, Automation, Detection, and Software
All accessory controllers get connected to track power as usual. That is the power side of things. That does not change. CONTROLLING them can be done several different ways. 1. Local pushbuttons to throw a SINGLE switch. 2. A command station macro to throw up to 10 switches simultaneously. No adjustment. Every switch in a macro gets thrown at the same time. 3. For more complex routes, and the ability to add delays or train detection use a mini-Panel. 4. Add block detection with BD20s and an AIU and a PC interface for complex full control , CTC, ABS, or dispatcher, and smartphone access all using JMRI All methods can be combined in any way needed.
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Mini Panel - Automation Controller
- How to reset a Mini Panel
- Do I use a Mini Panel, a Command Station Macro or Both?
- Mini Panel - The NCE Route and Automation Controller
- AutoControls.org Video #816: Beginner Exercises for NCE Mini-Panel Automatic Train Control (Part 1/5, Preview)
- AutoControls.org #806: NCE Mini Panel+Power Cab: Auto. Point-To-Point, w/Passing Siding
- AutoControls.org #805: NCE Mini Panel Point-To-Point, Alternating Routes