This free application can connect to a JMRI WiThrottle server running on a computer, and in turn control your locomotives and your entire model railroad. Speed, direction, and up to 29 DCC functions are supported for one to three locomotives or consists. You can create and edit consists (software-defined). You can also control layout power, turnouts, routes, and access JMRI web panels and windows.
Changes in v2.12 include:
- only send estop for active throttles,
- new prefs to exclude Routes and Turnouts in swipe list,
- new pref to hide turnouts/routes if no user name,
- only send Horn, Bell and Headlight functions to lead loco in Engine Driver consist.
2.12 changes by Robin Becker and MSteveTodd.
Under Preferences, you can turn off the "stop on release" feature if desired, and you can set a Maximum value and Maximum change% for the throttle sliders. If you're planning to manually enter Turnout numbers, select the correct Hardware System to use as the prefix. If the throttle slider is too small for your fingers, increase the size in Preferences. You can also set the initial web page for the full-size web panel, and enable the smaller web view on the throttle screen. There are also settings to help maximize the use of your device's smaller screen by hiding items not relevant to yo
On your device, start the Engine Driver app and wait for your PC's address to show up in "Discovered Servers".
Click on the discovered address, or you can enter the address and port of your WiThrottle server directly. (Using the values shown on the WiThrottle window.)
There is also a "demo" server at jmri.mstevetodd.com, port 44444 that you can connect to for testing.
Verify your Android device can connect to your PC network via WiFi and obtain an IP address.
Make sure you are running one of the latest versions of JMRI (2.8 works, 3.8+ works much better) on your computer, connected to your layout. Start up JMRI and verify you can use the included "Throttle" app to control a loco on your layout.