JMRI Hardware Guide: Lionel TMCC

Supported Systems

(Lionel TMCC or Lionel Legacy thru the serial port on the command base.)

Setup

First, connect your computer's serial port to the TMCC command station using a serial cable. This should be a "straight-through" or "modem" cable, nota "crossover" or "null-modem" cable. if your computer doesn't have a built-in serial port, you can use a USB-serial adapter, but make sure you install the correct drivers.

Next, configure the program.

Features and Limitations

(Not yet complete)

With JMRI 2.11.8, Lionel TMCC operation for engines and accessory decoders is available. The train commands are not yet available.

You will still need your CAB on to use the set features like setting an engine ID. Once set up, however, you can do most all functions from the withrotttles. 

There is no Lionel TMCC under the Roster Entry tabs but you can set up the TMCC engines using the NMRA standard decoder near the to of the list. 

Listed are the common actions for Railsounds 4, ERR conversion boards, and TAS boards. 

When using a JMRI throttle to run an engine, the function buttons are allocated:

F0
AUX 2 (Headlights On / Off )
F1
Bell
F2
Horn/Whistle 1
F3
Front Coupler
F4
Back Coupler
F5 +0
Aux 1
F6 +1
Volume Up
F7 +2
Crew Talk
F8 +3
Start up Sounds
F9 +4
Volume Down
F10 +5
Shut Down Sounds
F11 +6
Steam Release / RPM Decrease
F12 +7
Tower Comm
F13 +8
Aux Off ( Smoke OFF on Steam Usually )
F14 +9
Aux On ( Smoke ON on steam Usually )
F15
Aux 1
F16
Let Off Sound
F17
Forward
F18
Reverse
F19
Toggle Direction
F20
Boost
F21
Brake