Model RailRoad Manager (tm), MRRM (tm), software provides model railroad Inventory, Maintenance and Waybill-based Traffic Generation. Advanced version includes Dispatcher, Fascia, Cab Panels Editor and Operations, Layout Locomotive, Turnout, Signal, Block Occupancy, and other sensor Control. Advanced edition also provides HyperThrottle Cabs that integrate rail traffic workload and layout control, Multi-layout Operations for virtual car forwarding between layouts, Remote Operations to drive trains from a distance, Web Cams, Internet features, and extended DCC support.

SE8c Tortoise Control

We have installed 4 SE8c circuit boards on Tom's layout at this time. These boards are located under Port Marysland, Louis Anthony Yard, Soozee Junction, and adjacent to Stack Mountain. In addition to the 120 signal heads that we are driving, we are also driving 32 Tortoise motors (8 per SE8c board). We have begun to use the block occupancy reporting capability of these boards using RR CirKit BODs and the new Digitrax BD4 when more that a single BDL168 would be required per power district.

An example of the SE8c installation supporting Amyville and the Port is shown in the picture below. The SE8c is the large circuit board with the 44 pin connector. Each of the 8 multi-color flat cables connect to 4 signal heads on the layout. The 44 pin connector is currently used to drive 8 Tortoise motors powering Peco turnouts which are connected via the punch down block.

The smaller circuit board to the left of the Digitrax SE8c is a Team Digital SRC8. It currently drives eight Tortoise motors.