aim of the DDW project was to write a program which allows to operate
digital model trains on a Windwos platform with comparable properties
of the DDL-erddcd
work on the program is still in progress, however, I have shown
that the signal generation is possible under windows
program is currently operational. Solenoids and locomotives with
digital decoders (Märklin/Motorola or DCC/NMRA protocol) can be
operated with a client. The clients should be compliant to the SRCP-protocol
version 0.73 or 0.82. For DDW versions >= 0.8 the SRCP 0.73 protocol is not supported anymore.
programs have been developed in several hours of spare time, which
are rare, of course. Since the work on this project should be fun,
further development will be rather slow and dependent on the ideas
and needs you have.
under Windows NT/2000/XP an additional driver must be installed.
A short description can be found here. Since DDW version 0.8 the giveio.sys driver is not necessary anymore. A dll implements the functions of the driver.
has the following properties:
of digital model trains under Windows 95/98 or Windows NT/2000/XP
without special and expensive hardware of the model train manufacturers.
Only a simple booster connected to the RS232 interface is needed
(as described on the DDL-Site)
driving and switching. Digital decoders (Marklin/Motorola or DCC/NMRA)
can be still used
of a 27 speed step operation with the newer Marklin-decoders (60901/60902/60904)
function of several other decoders (e.g. 256 locomotive addresses,
28 speed steps) are supported
of NMRA-DCC decoders
of feedback modules (s88-modules and compatible modules)
in a network and therefore flexibly expandable
Source. The program was developed with C++
- Builder by Borland
with the Simple
Railroad Command Protocol (SRCP) is available. Operation can
be performed with individual clients compliant to the SRCP protocol
you are interested you might go to the download