Digital Command Control (DDC) Mode, enables the control of the train through shortcuts placed on the bottom right corner, instead of pushing or pulling the corresponding analog input. Not every locomotive is fitted with these devices.
DCC Controller (W/X/S)
This dial controls the movement of the currently selected train and is analogous to a model railway DCC controller knob. Click and drag it clockwise on the dial to move forward. Dragging the dial so the arrow points upwards will stop the train. Dragging the dial anti-clockwise will move the train in reverse. Clicking on a position of the dial will also move the dial to that location.
To quickly reset the dial and bring the current consist to a halt, Click on the Stop icon. You can also use the “W” and “X” keys for forward and reverse controls and the “S” key for stop. If you are using the keyboard to control the throttle, you can refer to the position of the rotary dial on the HUD to see your current throttle setting.
To decouple traincars from your train, first click the decouple button. A series of coupler icons will appear where the train can be decoupled. Click on the coupler where you want to make a break in the train.
Pantographs (KPend / KP1)
Click on the Pantograph button on the right of the throttle to raise and lower them or press the ‘End’ key on the keypad. If the locomotive has multiple pantographs subsequent key/button presses will raise them individually or together before cycling back to all down.
Reverse Train Facing (ALT + C)
If your locomotive has two cabs, or two control desks in the same cab, you can click on the Reverse Train Facing button to change to the other cab. This can also be done (from Cab Interior View only) with the key combination ALT + C.
To activate or deactivate the locomotive bell, Click on the bell button or press the “B” key.
To activate or deactivate the flasher for the ditchlights, Click on the ditchlights button, or press the “;” key.
== Lights (L) ==
To activate the headlights, click on the Light button. The lights will cycle through off, dim and bright settings. You can also control the headlights with the “L” key on the keyboard, which will switch the lights on and off. Shift + L will change between dim and bright.
To operate the horn or whistle, Click on the Horn button to the right of the throttle control on the HUD. For long blasts of the horn, simply hold the “H” key down longer or Click and Hold on the Horn button. Some horns may have a set length, and will play for the same duration each time.
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