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eTrain Command Console User’s Guide v5
eTrain Command Console
eTrain Command Console is a Windows®
application used in conjunction with your Lionel® TrainMaster® Command Control (TMCC®)
System. With this application you will
be able to control almost everything you do now with your CAB-1® Remote
Also available is an Android™ companion
app. that can be found on the Android™ Market.
Just search for eTrain Command Mobile.
To read the Frequently Asked
Questions click here.
To read the eTrain Command
Console User’s Guide click here.
Please feel free to email with any questions. Thank you for your interest.
“That is some sweet software, aka eTrain. He has accessed the full command set as well
as the extended address range. Anyone
who is looking for a way to run TMCC without the CAB-1 should look at this very
hard. It should actually be able to run
the trains better than the CAB-1. ”
“I have lookedat eTrain Command Console.
He increased the address space beyond the CAB-1 capability, partially at my
request, for fully utilizing my SwitchMaster switch controller. His
software is very inexpensive considering the amount of work involved.”
“I have to tip my hat to you on eTrain. I have beenrunning non-decoder equipped
locosand one proto-sounds 2 loco! I
especially like the keystroke savings when creating lash-ups, routes, etc. These are the reasons why I purchased the
“I love your program. I created a simple VB and C# app myself, but
not with such elaborate features! I am impressed. I know how much time it takes.”
Main Application Window with Diesel CAB-1®
Application Window withSteam CAB-1® Overlay
Application Window withStationSounds™ DinerCAB-1®
Application Window withCrane/Boom CAB-1® Overlay
Application Window withVISION™ Ethanol Tank Car CAB-1®
Application Window withTPC™ CAB-1® Overlay in
Application Window withTPC™ CAB-1® Overlay
in Conventional Environment
Windows 2000®, Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows 7®
- It may work on other versions of Windows®, but has only been tested on
the versions listed.
Microsoft® .NET® Framework - You must have
installed on your computer Microsoft® .NET® Framework v3.5 SP1. You can go either to the Microsoft® Update
site or the main .NET® site (http://www.microsoft.com/net) for a free download.
Lionel® TrainMaster® Command Control (TMCC®) System –
Base unit and CAB-1® Remote Controller.
TMCC® SC-1 or SC-2 Switch Controller (optional) – This is
only required if you want to control your accessories or switches.
Available DB9 Serial port or USB port – In order
for eTrain Command Console to communicate with your TMCC® base unit you must
have either an available Serial port using a Male to Female DB9 Serial cable or
an available USB port using a USB to DB9 Serial adapter.
Serial cable or USB to DB9 Serial Adapter (sold separately) – Used to connect your computer to
your TMCC® base unit. If you use a
Serial cable you must use a Male to Female DB9 Serial cable. Do not use a “null-modem” or “crossover”
After you purchase
eTrain Command Console and payment has been received and cleared you will
receive a zipped file via the email address you provide. If you do not have the ability to unzip a
zipped file the individual files can be sent instead. However, some internet service providers will
filter out some of these files. If this
is the case, I will work with you until we can find a way for you to receive
all of the required files. The zipped
file will contain the following files:
eTrain Command Console.exe – The main application
Device.mdb – The database that will contain all
devices you want to control on your layout.
arrow forward.bmp – A bitmap containing the forward
arrow image for the Direction button.
arrow reverse.bmp - A bitmap containing the
reverse arrow image for the Direction button.
arrow increase.bmp – A bitmap containing the up
arrow image for the Increase Throttle button.
arrow decrease.bmp – A bitmap containing the down
arrow image for the Decrease Throttle button.
eTrain Command Console Users Guide.htm – An HTML
version of the User’s Guide.
eTrain Command Console Users Guide_files – A
folder containing the images that appear in the User’s Guide.
Cable: With your computer and TMCC® base unit powered off, take your
Serial cable and connect the female end to the Serial port of your
computer and connect the male end to your TMCC® base unit. Hook up your TMCC® as you normally would
by connecting the U terminal on the base unit to the common rail of your
layout. Then power on your TMCC®
base unit and computer.
USB to DB9 Serial Adapter: Please
follow the instruction that came with your USB to DB9 Serial adapter.
a folder on your hard drive where you want eTrain Command Console to
reside. Name it anything you want.
the zipped file into that folder.
If you elected to receive the individual files instead of the
zipped file, move those files into your newly created folder.
this point all you need to do is double click the eTrain Command Console.exe
file to start the application. If
you wish you can add a shortcut to this file on your Desktop, Quick Launch
Bar or your Programs list for easier access.
Lionel, TrainMaster, TMCC, CAB-1,
Odyssey and RailSounds are registered trademarks of Lionel L.L.C. StationSounds, Track Power Controller, TPC
and VISION are trademarks of Lionel L.L.C.
Microsoft, .NET, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and
Windows 7 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.