The JMRI Manual
Getting Started
Using DecoderPro®
DecoderPro® Programming Modes
The Basic Programmer
The Comprehensive Programmer
The Advanced Programmer
DecoderPro® Main Window
Creating a Decoder Definition
Error Messages

Tool Menu

Consisting Control Window


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Three types of consists are used on DCC systems:

DecoderPro Consisting Tool

The consist tool provides a visual tool for manipulating the Decoder Assisted Consists and , on some command stations, Command Station Assisted Consists.


The Advanced Consist and the Command Station Consist allow you to select either consisting mode if supported by your command station. If not supported the options will be grayed out.

Consist text box: type the consist ID assigned to the locomotives in the consist for Decoder Assisted Consists. For Command Station Consist, this is automatically filled in with the address of the lead locomotive in the consist.

New Locomotive text box : type in a new locomotive address or select from you roster using the drop-down list.

Clicking the will add the locomotive to the consist and it will appear in the list area of the window.

Clicking the will clear the information of the current locomotive.

The Direction Normal ? determines the direction of the locomotive travel as forwarded or reverse when the consist is traveling forward. Will be grayed out until the lead locomotive is selected.

removes the consist. The list of the consist will have a for each locomotive, allowing you to remove any locomotive from the consist.

deletes the entire consist.

opens a throttle for the consist.

reverses the direction of the consist.


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