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Hardware Support: Digikeijs (Digirails)

Supported Hardware

Command Station

JMRI can connect to a Digirails DR5000 Digicentral command station via a network connection or USB connection.


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To configure the connection:

ESU/EcoS via network


Providing that the Digikeijs DR5000 unit has been configured to use "LocoNet over TCP/IP LBServer" protocol (Firmware version 1.3.0 when writing this documentation)


First, make sure your computer has the correct USB drivers installed.

Then, set the JMRI connection preferences to:

Turnout, Sensor, Signal and Throttle support is available for a JMRI-connected DR5000 unit.



The S88 bus on the DR5000 (whether in use or not) is configured by default to think it has one 16-channel input device connected. The S88 and LocoNet busses apparently share addresses. Whenever an input from LS0 to LS15 goes HIGH on LocoNet, the S88 bus says 'NOPE'. The resulting LOW signal is in turn broadcast onto the LocoNet bus. Set the number of connected S88 units to zero in the (Windows) configuration application. (thanks to Steve R. Jan. 2018)


The Digirails DR4018 decoder can drive turnouts with several protocols.


The Digirails DR4018 decoder can be configured for signaling using DecoderPro.
To configure the signal Masts, use the Matrix Signal Mast driver.
The Add Mast settings are:
DCC Decoder panel

Third Party info

For more information on how to connect and use a DR5000, refer to the following: