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Signal Masts are configured using one of the available Signaling Systems, and the Signal Mast Types supported within that system.
In the Add/Edit Signal Mast panel, after entering a User Name for the new
Signal Mast, from the pop-up menu select the JMRI Signal System the Signal Mast is to be
Next select one of the Signal Mast models available in the selected Signal System e.g. "3 Aspect Signal with Call On".
The third pop-up menu on the Add Signal Mast panel lets you select one of six different Signal Mast Driver types depending upon the hardware being used. More on those in the next section.
Options common to (nearly) all Driver types include:
When ready, click Create new (or Apply when editing an existing mast configuration).
Reset Previous Aspectunchecked if the Turnout event also clears previous aspects on a remote module.
This Driver type is for an accessory decoder that can drive the Signal Masts natively and supports the NMRA Extended Accessory Protocol S-9.2.1.
Enter the Aspect numbers configured in your decoder for each Aspect. The default values for the ID of each Aspect as defined in the Signaling System definition can be over-written. If the signaling system does not have predefined IDs, enter values from 0 to 31. Use 0 for Stop or its equivalent. The Copy Aspects IDs from Mast option at the bottom can be used to populate the IDs for subsequent masts that are the same type.
Decoders like the Signalist SC1 have Signal Mast types preconfigured and you just select the correct table with a CV and get the Aspect numbers from the manual.
since 4.25.4Some DCC Signal decoders, such as the NCE Light-It, use an alternate addressing scheme. The OffSet Address checkbox is used to enable alternate addressing.
When the Unlit option is selected, an aspect ID has to be selected that has been configured to set the mast lights off. The default value is 31. If the signal system includes a Dark or Unlit aspect and it sets the lights off, that ID could be selected for the Unlit option. Note: Unlit is a separate process but it can use the same ID.
Click Create new to add the new Mast and return to the Signal Mast Table.
Back to the Signal Mast Table help page.
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