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SignalDialog General Tab.

All text fields which are marked with a @ can open the @Box by a single click on its label if the text field is not empty.
The text field contents will be used to do a find.


The ID is used through out the Rocrail program as a unique key for referencing this signal and is therefore very important. If you change the ID you must also edit the defined block settings.


This number is used for mapping a switch command by address to this signal for flipping it.
See WLANmaus for more details.


Free text for display only.


The predefined Decoder to which this object is connected.
This is optional and for documentation only.

Block ID

If the signal symbol has an occupancy representation it can be activated by linking this to a block, sensor or output, but normally it is linked to the block which it belongs to.

Route IDs

Route IDs are for showing the locked routes using the route representation or the occ if no symbol is found.
This is a list of comma separated Route IDs without white space (blanks). If one of the IDs has become locked the route representation will be shown.
With the […] button a list of Route IDs can be selected.


Read only field to show the current state: <undef>, green, yellow, red, white.


Only for signals with less then 5 aspects.
Number of the Accessory Symbol in the file name:
The # must be replaced with the accessory number, and the ? with the aspect.(r,g,y,w)
Additionally the suffix "-occ" or "-route" can be added.
The Use Prefix and Block state must be disabled.


A Block, Sensor or Output object which must be free/off to accept commands to change the aspect.
Only a red command is allowed if the object is not free.

Blank warning at red main signal

Used for managing combined signals (main signal and distant signal for the next block at the same location)

Switch off all bulbs of the distant signal entered here if this main signal switches to the red aspect.
Other aspects will be stored during the blank and the correct aspect of the distant signal is shown when this main signals switches to a other aspect than red.


A CSV list of Signal aspects for which the distant signal should be blanked.

Reset by sensor

Optional selection of any feedback sensor to reset the aspect.
According to the real railroad, a sensor located just behind the signal will be useful.


Manual operated

With manually operated signals it is possible to influence the movement of trains in automatic mode.

Manual operated signals can't be set by the auto mode process but only by hand. However, these signals can be controlled by actions in auto mode.

Use of the signal in the block .

  • If the signal is set to red, the train wait, without reserving the route and destination block, until the signal is changed by the operator.
  • If set to the yellow aspect the train will travel at Vmid.
  • If the "Reset" checkbox is checked, the signal will automatically be reset to "Red" when the block is released.

Special function for manual operated distant signal:

  • No train can reserve the block if the distant signal is red.

This can be used e.g. for a blockside-specific route inhibit.

Use of the signal in the route.

The entry is made in the Commands .

“Check red signals” must be activated in the General tab.

  • If the signal is set to "Red", route and destination block become are reserved, the train waits until the signal is changed by the operator.
  • If set to the yellow aspect the train will travel at Vmid.
  • The signal is not automatically reset to "red", for this an additional entry must be made in the route with red "When freed up".

In combination with manual Turnouts and Start-Destination keys (ZBL), a signal box can be adjusted become.


This option is default and is responsible for setting the manual operated signal automatically back to red when the train passes the signal.
If this option is disabled the signal must be reset manually.


Shows the Road representation of the signal.

Show ID

Active (default): The signal ID is shown in the track plan (only if the client is set to show IDs, e.g. Rocview: Show IDs).
Deactivated: The signal ID is not shown in the plan. Can be used to disable displaying the ID for individual signals.


Deactivate to prevent manual operation by clients.


If checked the signal object will be shown in the trackplan at the given location.

Opposite ID

This option is used to show the ID in the track plan for left hand signals. (SBB L-Signals)


See Actions for more details.


signal-gen-en.txt · Last modified: 2023/09/16 08:30 by babbel