Digital systems are common today for model railroad control.
However, they alone do not ensure diversified and reliable operation of a model railroad.
It is true, that multiple digitally controlled trains can run independently on the same track.
A human operator, however, is usually not able to monitor more than one or two moving trains at the same time.
Switching of turnouts and signals is not significantly easier with digital systems than with conventional analog
control - not to mention the switching of complete routes and comfortable operation of a whole switchboard.
Only the computer makes digital model railroad control truly perfect.
It can guarantee the security of train operation at any time.
With the help of additional monitoring functions such as block securing or
interlocking based on routes the computer protects running trains from crashing.
On request it can also drive some or all trains on the layout as an automatic engineer
and thus provide semi- or fully automatic operation of the model railroad.
By using a computer a single operator can easily, safely and conveniently accomplish extensive and varied
operation of the layout.
With TrainController™, we offer world-class software for
model railroad computer control.
TrainController™ is characterized by particularly simple and effective use
as well as secure operation. Because of its broad range of features
TrainController™ is perfectly suited for beginners and professional
With powerful and easy-to-learn editing tools,
even inexperienced users with no previous knowledge enter the necessary data into
in the shortest time. Thus, only a few input is needed until the first train will run under control of the
computer. Even the creation of track images for very large layouts is done with the built-in pen function in
almost no time.
Routes and itineraries must not be entered into the program at all.
TrainController™ can calculate them automatically by utilizing the
provided track diagram (see route test).
The train operation can start immediately without complicated setting of routes, itineraries or timetables
(see also train operation with TrainController™).
Standard features such as routes, block securing, hidden yard control or shuttle trains can be set up with
TrainController™ with a few mouse clicks.
A built-in sophisticated system of modular building blocks also allows very individual,
ambitious and also prototypical control functions.
Not for nothing TrainController™
was selected in the recent past as the preferred control software for professional exhibition layouts.
In this environment not only diversity and absolute reliability of operation are important,
but for economic reasons also the effective and quick input of the necessary data.
Private model railroaders will of course also benefit from the superiority of
TrainController™ in these matters.
For us, however, it is not only the pure functionality, that counts.
From our perspective it is not only important that you get to the goal, but also how.
This includes, in addition to the pure functionality, simple and consistent user interfaces,
comfortable and efficient editing functions with extensive capabilities, to undo and restore entered data,
or program-wide support for the clipboard or drag and drop.
This also includes built-in tools for debugging,
complete and always up to date program documentation and carefully tested program components.
In short, quality down to the smallest detail and from the beginning -
starting with an easy and quickly completed installation!
Although we have for example successfully ensured that our software almost never crashes,
we have even taken into account this exception.
In such case all moving trains are automatically stopped,
to protect valuable rolling stock from damages; furthermore data as well as current system status
is stored for a quick restart.
Without quality the broadest range of features is of no avail. Fortunately, we offer both!
For further explanations of the operating principle and the differences of
TrainController™ to other programs, see this page.
The following variants of TrainController™ are available:
offers a cost-effective entry into model railroad computer control.
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.
also provides an excellent entry for model railroaders, who still have little experience with model railroad
computer control. The features are focused on the essential functions. This makes it easier in particular at the beginning
to distinguish the basic functions from the advanced.
is the successor of the legendary control program TrainController™ 5
It addresses users with high demands and also users, who are not reluctant to puzzle to accomplish individual goals.
was already the leader among the programs for model train
control. This position is strengthened further by
The key benefits of TrainController™ at a glance:
ultimate control program for model railroads. It combines maximum functionality with
simple operation, maximum convenience with most efficient way of working.
is the choice of professionals and users with highest demands that want to control like the professionals.
Even the largest model railroad layouts can be efficiently and conveniently managed. Their block and route system
can be configured in a few days (!).
But also less experienced users can accomplish ambitious tasks easily and with little effort with
In TrainController™ Gold
virtually all essential requirements are considered, that have been collected
from users of earlier versions of TrainController™
in the recent years.
is not only ahead of similar programs by several years, we even claim that currently there is no
comparable program on the market!
- Only by using a computer more diverse and secure operation of a model railroad is possible.
TrainController™ is the world-class software for controlling model railroads
with a computer.
- Simple and effective operation with the latest Windows interfaces.
- Absolutely safe and reliable operation.
- A variety of options for both beginners and professional model railroaders in equal measure.
- Powerful and easy-to-learn editing functions.
- Automatic calculation of routes and itineraries (more...).
Train operation without further input (more...).
Everything is possible from standard features such as routes, block securing, hidden yard control or shuttle trains
to very specific, amibitious or prototypical control functions.
Comprehensive and always current users guides and built-in context sensitive help.
- Preferred control software of professional exhibition layouts.
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