If you are just getting started with dcc software, we suggest that you read connecting your computer to dcc article to give you some background on the use of computers with digital command control. In technical terms, the turnout address shown to the user on the dcc control centre is first translated into a combination of module address and port address and then output to the track. Traincontroller supports all major digital systems please refer also to our information about officially supported systems and devices. As a layout gets larger, setting up shortcircuit protected power districts becomes more important. The selfconstruction central station should also have a network interface for app and pc control, xpressnet, s88 and loconet so it will be equal or even more powerful then the original roco z21. Oct 03, 2018 download arduino z21 dcc zentrale for free. Free delivery and returns on ebay plus items for plus members. Please refer also to our note about all references and links to third party web sites the following systems in alphabetical order and without claim of completeness can be used with traincontroller. Here you will find our latest product documentation for free download. Z21 brochure click here anglicised version of german language z21 leaflet click here for z21 app downloads click here. We join john warner now, for a overview look at the roco z21 dcc control system.
The z21 is a superb system, it enables a full range of fine tuning, i must say just walking in and hooking up to a controller with my iphone was great. It is well suited for users who are looking for an easy to use program that covers reliably the standard tasks of model railroad control, such as switchboard operation, routes, block securing, hidden yard control or shuttle trains. My intention was to reduce the hardware orand replace it with software. Select your locos on sight rather than needing to remember address numbers.
I decided to update to a roco z21 about 4 years ago and continue to use all the lenz components as before, everything works flawlessly. This device is frequently used to power dc motors as it contains the electronic equivalent of a double pole, double throw toggle switch. I recomend the z21 if the layout operators have smartphones or tablets nearby all the time. Z21 updater app einfaches updaten ihrer z21 mit smartphone oder tablet. Dcc accessory and servo decoders are available on the market to decode the dcc data and to act on it if the command was meant for their address. Nce manufacturer of dcc electronics for model railroading.
This functionality is provided by the 11 pin lmd18200 hbridge. Z21 control system for use operating dccequipped locomotives on an ho scale layout. The zephyr is a stationary dcc system that has a network connection. A tutorial into the basics of dcc layout control using itrain and the roco z21 departure boards. Atrack is a program originally developed for the aged but venerable atari xlxe range of computers which implements the digital command control dcc system for the operation of model railroads. Dcctrain for dcc digital command control dcc trains lenz. The main interface with the system is the z21 app thats available for free at the. To mark deschane, its the free application software app thats.
Roco model train digital control devices for sale shop with. Introduction i have been experimenting with using the arduino to receive dcc commands in order to use small dedicated dcc decoders to operate animations and other nonlocomotive things on my modular layout thanks to a posting by geoff bunza on the mrh forum. With a simple touch of the screen with your finger you can control all digital components. Bei anregungen, problemen schreiben sie bitte eine email. Roco z21 dcc discussion topics not questions rmweb. The rocomotion software or the trainprogrammer should not be started, they should rather run in offline mode. Modern model railroads are digital controlled, using the digital command control dcc protocol, whereby data is embedded in the ac voltage that is put on the track to drive the trains. Once the wifi link is established, we can enter the ip address of the dr5000 in the z21 app settings and it should connect. Jmri supports a wide range of dcc command stationstyle products from various model railroad automation vendors. Roco 51293 z21 start set digital model railway control system dcc command station us power supply. Off the cuff digital command control dcc comparison.
These are both for driving and for using the special. Wireless control via tablet, smartphone and z21 wlanmaus powerful management of even larger vehicle fleets up to 9,999 loco addresses and 2044 turnout addresses open multiprotocol control centre for dcc and motorola formats. Since this is designed to be a standalone dcc controller power needs to be added to the dcc signals created by the arduino. You can configure inside the arduino sketch the interfaces and build up just the hardware you wanna use. No additional networking knowledge is needed for this. When i first loaded the software, the z21 throttle operated but. Roco model train digital control devices for sale shop. With this app you can manage locomotive libraries, locomotives and locomotive functions, program digital components and of course control all locomotives with dcc or motoroladecoder, as easy and convenient as is only possible with touchtechnology. The z21 is nothing but a dcc station that you can communicate with via a dedicated wlan network using a standard router and whatever device with the appropriate software. The latest generation of multiprotocol command station is the ideal control system for locomotives with dcc or motorola decoders and the perfect control for all digital components. In this post we will send controlling commands to a locomotive. Zephyr from digitrax this is a small step up in cost.
Atrack for windows atrack is a powerful free extension to complement the facilities of your nce corporation power cab or power pro digital command control system and to assist you in running your roster of locomotives on your model railroad atrack allows you to store full details of all of your locomotives and accessory turnout decoders, with all of their dcc configuration parameters. Loco and function control was easy, and using the finger slide control allowed fine control of acceleration and deceleration. Controlling a loc using the roco z21 and python marcels. There is a wealth of information available about digital command control dcc in hard copy books, soft copy the internet and oral word of mouth. Multiuse arduino model railroad digital central station with wifi, lan, xpressnet, loconet, s88 and a internal booster. Roco fleischmann z21 black 10822 dcc command station. So far our experience with this product is good its not perfect what is. The selfconstruction central station should also have a network interface for app and pc control, xpressnet, s88 and loconet so it will be equal or even more powerful then the original. It has now been fully converted to run under any version of windows from xp upwards. Home roco z21 dcc the ultimate dcc wireless controller. You can extend your z21 digital control center easily due. Z21 dcc the ultimate dcc wireless controller aurora trains.
Z21 digital controller downloads z21 control your dcc. May 06, 2018 the video shows the steps needed to connect your pc and smartphone tablet to the wifi router that is built in the dr5000. And it is precisely this translation process that is not standardised. We also support nondcc layout if there is a way to make a computer communicate with a given piece of model railroad equipment, it is possible to connect it. Installation of decoders, services, dealer lenz digital plus, zimo, atlas, soundtraxx, marklin. Get project updates, sponsored content from our select partners, and more. It is well suited for users who are looking for an easy to use program that covers reliably the standard tasks of model railroad control, such as switchboard operation, routes, block securing, hidden yard control or. Since dcc is digital by nature, its easy to have computers control, or monitor, your layout. With this app you can manage locomotive libraries, locomotives and locomotive functions, program digital components and of course control all locomotives with dcc or. Aug 03, 2019 itrain automated model trains layout control software with dcc system.
With this app, you can control all locomotives with dcc or motorola decoders and program loco libraries, entire locomotives, loco functions and digital components. The center connects the system and the digital locomotives via wifi using a smartphone or tablet pc and the control apps installed there, either one of our digital cabs or z21 mobile app. Control your layout using your own smartphone or tablet. Sep 04, 2016 a tutorial into the basics of dcc layout control using itrain and the roco z21 departure boards. While it is still evolving towards a really complete system, we also enjoy using the roco z21 which is a smartphone or padbased dcc system with great potential.
Dcc accessory and servo decoders are available on the market. In that article geoff describes how one can build a small decoder that can be used to trigger up to 17 discrete events. Traincontroller bronze offers a costeffective entry into model railroad computer control. The model railway control system z21 is a development of the innovation leaders fleischmann and roco. May 06, 2019 modern model railroads are digital controlled, using the digital command control dcc protocol, whereby data is embedded in the ac voltage that is put on the track to drive the trains. The z21 digital control center connects your model railway system, your digital locomotives and wagons via wifi to your tablet, smartphone or the z21 wlanmaus. Intuitive operating concept for beginners and pros, control of the model railway locomotives through virtual, photorealistic drivers cabs of different types of vehicles. Once only available in certain starter sets, fleischmannroco now offers an updated standalone version of its z21 digital control center.
Products control digital control devices 10820 z21 digital control center. Switching from lenz to roco z21with computer control dcc. Software and sound of the zimo sound decoders can be comfortably updated with the z21 with your smartphone. The z21 offers both train and layout control via a touch screen. John runs through the main basic features of this wireless dcc control system, which allows a tablet, ipad, smartphone etc to control the layout. The latest generation of multiprotocol command station is the ideal control system for locomotives with dcc or motorola decoders and. Z21, the dcc model railway controller for the digital future. Z21 is a complete plug and play system and consists of. A very good but also very expensive model railway control roco z21 and the xpressnet gave me the idea to develop a own central station. This is where all the elements of your model railway system are brought together, whether its a standard handheld controller or modern touch operation via an app. That app interface looks a lot like identical from what i. Here i will describe the build up of the z21 dcc central station on the base platform of the arduino arduino mega buy it on aliexpress for about 8.
All your inputs are translated as control commands for locos and turnouts, and output to the track. Rocomotion is not only software, but actually a unique and complete set. Roco 10822 z21 digital system for usa digital command control. Please do not interrupt the update process by disconnecting the multimaus, the z21, the multizentralepro, or any other connected devices. You can extend your z21 digital control center easily due to the large number of interfaces. The z21 is also easily expandable via multiple connections that support various command bus protocols. The z21 mobile app is a universal control software for android and iosbased smartphones and tablet pcs. Z21 dcc controller overview railway modellers club. This way your digital locomotives are always at the latest top level at all times. Tonys off the cuff digital command control dcc comparison. Out of the box, the z21 is an easytouse, plugandplay digital command control dcc system thats simple enough for a beginner, yet has a host of advanced features that will satisfy more experienced dcc users. Model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. Roco z21 questions model railroader magazine model. For all dcc, selectrix and loconet compatible decoder and devices.
Roco 51293 z21 start set digital model railway control. I started the dcc period with a rocofleschmann multimaus and the basic station and it was perfect for the begining but i wanted more very fast. The center connects the system and the digital locomotives via wifi using a smartphone or tablet pc and the control apps installed there, either one of our digital. Digikeijs dr5000 03 connect phone tablet to wifi and use. Whether you are a new hobbyist or experienced we have the knowledge and expertise to help you find products to suit your needs.
These digital command control dcc boosters from fleischmannroco make it easy to expand the firms z21 digital system. Model railway control made easy the latest generation of multiprotocol command station is the ideal control system for locomotives with dcc or motorola decoders and the perfect control for all digital components. Dcctrain for dcc digital command control dcc trains. Control your digital model railway layout from your phone, ipad or android device. If you like the touch screen throttle and control then the z21 is the right choice for you. Apr 02, 2020 dcctrain offers ideas and information for dcc trains. Wireless control via tablet, smartphone and z21 wlanmaus. The new z21 app from fleischmann and roco optimising and updating the tried and trusted z21 app gives you the benefit of a whole range of new, highly desirable functions and options that you can use to experience your digital model railway in even greater exciting detail.
Dcctrain offers ideas and information for dcc trains. In previous posts, i showed how to connect to, and receive locomotive status messages from the roco z21 dcc command station, using python. Digital driving enjoyment begins with the z21 digital control centre. The z21 switch decoder is an allpurpose dcc switch decoder with 16 individu. Jun 26, 2015 model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. How to set up and use the roco fleischmann z21 dcc system. Apr 02, 2020 z21 is a complete plug and play system and consists of. It is completely compatible to previous systems with all multimaus models and to the lokmaus 2 and features three standard multimaus ports. Welcome to dcc train automation the first stop on your journey to model railway digital control solutions. I used a lenz100 for many years with computer control, train controller software and fully automatic operation using all lenz components including lenz reverse modules, point decoders etc. Get the best deals on roco model train digital control devices. Roco 10822 digital control center z21 dccmarklin usa 120v wifi free app.1014 1490 507 1343 231 420 563 436 52 952 1600 1443 347 17 300 1622 739 1534 1617 245 968 1180 40 621 825 1207 1322 5 181 607 89 790 500 1048 1016 1174 616 1467 948 332 1140