Deepwoods Software Announces the 2.1.29 release of the Model Railroad System

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Deepwoods Software announces the release of Version 2.1.29 of the Model Railroad System.

Deepwoods Software is pleased to announce the release of version 2.1.29 of the Model Railroad System. This package includes a collection of libraries and programs designed to help the modeler with many of the more tedious aspects of his or her hobby. Included are libraries for communication with Chubb and Lenz XPressNet networks, a library to communicate with Azatrax’s MRD2-S and MRD2-U USB connected model railroad sensor / actuator units, a user-mode driver for the Rail Driver control console, a library to parse XTrkCAD layout files, as well as utilities for computing dropping resistors, camera view areas, creating railroad time tables, and a switch-list based freight car forwarder system. There are several updates in this release:

  • Added support for Azatrax MRD2-S and MRD2-U. These are USB connected IR detectors, with the MRD2-S including relays to operate turnout motors or signals. The MRD support library cross-builds for Win32 under MinGW32. The library uses the libusb-1.0 API. More information about these devices is available at Azatrax’s website at the URL:

  • Converted the RailDriver code to use the libusb-1.0 API.

  • Fixed some minor bugs here and there.

More information, including download links, is available at our web site:

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