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Here are a few more videos about the Remote Train Control (RTC) program. They show some of the features of the program

As I mentioned in the posts on the forum, I am releasing these programs and documentation under the  GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3 and GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.3. These licenses permit anyone to use the program and the documentation to produce follow on programs as long as those programs remain covered by the GNU licenses. 

The Free Software Foundation web page talks about what "free software" means.

For more information, look on the Open Source Initiative web site which includes a description of what  Open Source means and their certification of the GPL version 3.

Here is the copyright notice for those two licenses:


Remote Train Control Program for Windows
© Copyright 2015 by Mark DiVecchio

Remote Train Control is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Remote Train Control is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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This is part of the Remote Train Control Manual.
© Copyright 2015 by Mark DiVecchio

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts. You should have received a copy of the GNU Free Documentation License along with Remote Train Control. If not, see <>.

You can also access these videos on my YouTube Channel.
RTC Feature Video 1 - Super TIU Mode

Recorded 1 Nov 2016. A description and demonstration of Super TIU Mode. With Super TIU mode on a large layout with more than one TIU, you can have commands sent to all TIU at the same time.

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Super TIU Mode

Super TIU mode causes RTC to send out commands such that every TIU will pass them along to the engines. This video shows how it works.

RTC Feature Video 2 - Popup Menu Tour

Recorded 1 Nov 2016. A tour of some of the popup menus in RTC

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Popup Menu Tour

A lot of the buttons and switches in RTC have popup menus behind them. I show a few of them in this video. If you go poking around with the right mouse button, you will probably find quite a few more.

RTC Feature Video 3 - Hot Buttons

Recorded 1 Nov 2016. A description and demonstration of RTC's Hot Buttons. RTC supports 20 hot buttons that you can program to send almost any command to engines, TIU or AIU. This video shows you how to program the buttons and how to use them.

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Hot Buttons

Probably the handiest addition to the RTC program. Keeping this one window on the screen, once you program each button's operations, can save you a lot of fiddling around.

RTC Feature Video 4 - Quick Controls Sizing

Recorded 1 Nov 2016.  I added code to let you make the Quick Control window larger by up to a factor of 2. This makes the buttons and controls larger so that its easier to use a touch screen.

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Quick Controls Sizing

For those old eyes or big fingers, you can up to double the size of the Quick Controls.

RTC Feature Video 5 - Route/Scene setup and usage

Recorded 1 Nov 2016.  A major update to RTC that lets you group accessories and switches attached to AIU into named Routes/Scenes. Unlike the Remote, with RTC you can group both accessories and switches. Routes and scenes need no longer be separated but you can combine one massive setup into one push of a button.

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Creating and using Routes/Scenes

RTC does routes and scenes quite a bit differently than the Remote. I think you find this way much more flexible.

RTC Feature Video 6 - RTC Windows

Recorded 3 Nov 2016. This video shows many of the windows that can come up when you run RTC.

To give you an idea:
    1 Main Window
    1 Setup Window
    1 Hot Buttons Window
    5 Quick Controls Windows - 1 per TIU
    25 AIU Control Windows - 5 per TIU for 5 TIU
    495 Operations Windows - 1 for each engine, 99 engines per TIU for 5 TIU
    495 Sound Control Windows - 1 for each engine, 99 engines per TIU for 5 TIU
    5 Lashup Startup Windows - 1 per TIU
    100 Lashup Operations Windows - 20 per TIU for 5 TIU
    100 Lashup Sound Control Windows - 20 per TIU for 5 TIU
    1 Route/Scene Activation Window which can control 256 Route/Scenes
    10 Conventional Control Windows - 2 per TIU for 5 TIU

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RTC Windows Tour

RTC Feature Video 7 -  Under Construction


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RTC Feature Video 8 - Under Construction


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I used Embarcadero C++ Builder v10.1 Berlin to compile the program.

I used Audacity and WavePad to try different decodes on the ".mth" file.

I used hex editor HxD in understanding the format of the sound file and in editing the sound file.

I used SOX to understand and convert audio files from one format to another.

I use Lame to convert clips to mp3 format.

Screen recording performed with CamStudio. and with Icecream Screen Recorder.

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