Drawing computer based panels for depicting a model railroad layout, (PanelPro ®). What DCC systems will Decoder Pro work with? 3. with operating instructions. This article will focus on the basic elements of PanelPro® and how I used it to build my dispatcher panel for my railroad, The Nickel. #Start. ✓ Note: The setup options for . For experienced users of Panel Editor JMRI versions prior to

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JMRI Panel Tutorial

PanelPro can communicate with more than one layout control system. You add new ones with the “Add Control Panel Editor supports using Warrants and automatic running of trains. The basics of loading a background and adding some text and graphics. The extra indicators are included to assist in understanding the operation. But, it is primarily designed for automation and semi-automation within JMRI.

Covers how to add CTC to your panel. The “back” button returns you to the previous section. Add headers in Manifests and Switch Lists describing each of the Car attributes.

Our general advice is to start with the basics.

See also the site status page. JMRI is a free software suite for programming decoders, creating panels, and other operations. You can configure the colors used, the width of the track lines, and other details of the presentation. This would give you “mechanical” levers you can flip back and forth with a click. Much of the basic information has not changed, but key new features dictated that we start over from scratch.


Be sure to press “Save Route” to save you setting. This can be made absolutely prototypical, or can be simplified for easier and faster operation, as you prefer. Include sounds and delays. See also the site status page. I created this new series of clinics using OpenOffice.

Its strength is its ability to capture how the tracks are connected, where each block is located and how each signal is related to blocks. For that we suggest you start setting up a simple track connected to your Command Station first. The Control Panel Editor builds graphical control Panels. To change it, use the tree in the bottom of the window to select a new one, then click on the icon at the top of the icon editor panel to load the selected icon.

Or anything else you find useful to control your railroad; you have total flexibility over their appearance. The Switchboard is easier to set up, using a simple grid of pre-defined buttons or indicators. Both versions include sounds and delays. All this capability is contained in one install. See also the site status page.

JMRI: PanelPro, an application for making Control Panels

We do need to do a better job of organizing the available icons! Most screen shots in this manual are from a Windows machine using the “Metal” User Interface option. You’ll get a blank control panel, plus the editor window: Or it might be a panrl. Additional information on copyright, trademarks and licenses is linked here. The procedure mqnual doing that is described on a separate page.


Part 3 covers signaling for both the layout and CTC panels. Thanks and congratulations to all who contributed! This Manual deals with OperationsPro versions 3.

These might include the Panel Background, or the icons to attach to active elements switches, levers, track state, signals, etc. During this process I was working closely with the developers, manuao actually overshot the official 2. Additional information on copyright, trademarks and licenses is linked here.

Thanks and congratulations to all who contributed! For more information and to download your own copy go to http: Take it Step by Step Our general advice is to start with the basics.

It is in three parts and is now complete. Control Panel Editor is simply an alternative view and controller with the same content data as Panel Editor. The default icon is a small circle, with color used to represent the state of the sensor. On a Mac, that’s “hold the cmd key and drag with the cursor”; on windows, it might be the Windows or control key.

Kansas City 2018 Signaling with LCC (Layout Command Control)

Covers the basics of how to build a simple classic CTC panel image and use it to control turnouts. For more information, please see the Switchboard Editor help page. Switchboards provide a visual control grid for your JMRI layout “out of the box”.