Deepwoods Software Announces the release of the Model Railroad System

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

Deepwoods Software is pleased to announce the release of version 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:

  • Fixed Version number problem which seems to have broken many of the Tcl programs. Changed intermediate version numbering to NOT use letters.

  • Did some testing and fixed some bugs with the XPressNet Code. Started on a virtual throttle program. The virtual XPressNet throttle is very much in early testing stages. The XPressNet C++ Class library however has been much more throughly tested.

  • Added a ‘simple mode’ to the Dispatcher program. This allows creating simple CTC panels that just throw turnouts using the MRD-2U devices from Azatrax to control NCE’s Switch-Its. This mode uses canned scriptlets and requires no coding on the part of the user. As Azatrax developes additional USB control devices, this code will be updated.

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Deepwoods Software is a software and system consultation company, specializing in Linux system installation and administration and contract programming in C/C++, Tcl/Tk, FORTRAN and LISP, in a Linux or UNIX environment. Deepwoods Software also sells low-cost, hassle-free web hosting, with personalized support. The staff of Deepwoods Software has over 20 years of experience in computer programming and over 10 years of Linux system administration. Follow Deepwoods Software on Facebook at

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One Comment

  1. Ping from Agnes:

    This is cool!