Hardware Support: MRC/GaugeMaster Prodigy Advanced2
JMRI can connect to an MRC Prodigy Advanced2 command station via the USB Computer interface (MRC:1516 or Gaugemaster:DCC55). This has been tested with the wired and wireless versions of the interface.
JMRI should be able to support all of the MRC Prodigy range of systems, however it has only been tested and developed with the Advanced2.
To configure the connection:
- Open the JMRI "Preferences" under the "Edit" menu,
- Select "MRC" as the System Manufacturer.
- Select "Serial" as the System Connection.
- Select the Serial Port associated with the system.
- Select the Cab Address that will be allocated to the
Please note that this must be unique and not used by any other handset, if you are to use a number above 8, then you must refer to Prodigy instructions to ensure that the system is configured to address the cab correctly
- Click "Save".
Programming, Turnout, Throttle and Power support is available for a JMRI-connected Prodigy unit.
Programming DecodersJMRI provides full support for the reading/writing of decoders on the Programming along with the ability to write changes to a decoder "On the Main".
Please note that the Prodigy Command Station will automatically determine the programming mode (ie. Direct Byte/Direct Bit/Paged).
ThrottlesThe JMRI interface supports both 28 & 128 speed steps and all 28 functions.
If another handset has control of the same Locomotive that a JMRI Throttle has, the changes made by the second Throttle will be reflected on the JMRI Throttle.
Support for 14 speed steps has NOT been included.
Consisting is NOT currently supported