Engine Driver Throttle

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About this app

Engine Driver is a model railroad throttle app for use with JMRI, MRC Wifi or Digitrax LnWi. Connects to WiThrottle server to control one to six DCC locos' or consists' direction, speed, up to 29 user-configurable functions, plus turnouts, routes, power and JMRI web server access. See website for prerequisites, setup, operation and support.
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586 reviews
July 17, 2022
It's Great! Use it every time I operate my layout! Though I have a small glitch or setting that won't exactly work which is the recent loco option won't show up when I previously used a loco, which is odd, but won't subtract my five stars. I'm hoping it gets solved soon as this happened since I think the most recent update Edit: it got fixed, I don't even know what happened but I'm happy now!!!!
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george h
September 15, 2020
Well done! In the past I thought I wanted nothing to do with a smart phone throttle. Too clumsy I thought. Too complicated. Shows you how wrong you can be. This app makes me put the PowerCab on the shelf. The best part of it is the ability to label all the function buttons as defined in JMRI. It has layers of sophistication.
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David Miecznikowski
July 31, 2021
I've had this app for a while now, but didn't get to try it out until I got my Digitrax LnWi. Took it to the local N scale club layout at the Munster Train Depot. Had the LnWi hooked up in a minute and the app working in another two. I had previously installed it so I was already familiar with it. The only set-up issue I had was that the Engine Driver would not see the LnWi. I had to go to the WiFi settings on my Android phone and it found the LnWi and connected immediately. I started of using the single, right side, switching throttle. (There are many to select from in the app.) Selecting locos is as simple as typing their address. Worked perfect, right off the bat. I especially like the way the throttle releases locos. Just click release. No more multi-button presses like on a regular throttle. The only thing I didn't like is that with the switching throttle, you have one vertical slider for speed, with forward from the center, up and reverse from the center, down. The center off position is a bit vague, and you sometimes get the wrong direction for the first couple of speed steps. Might just be my big fingers. So far, I like it more that any of my other throttles. I will continue to experiment with selecting other styles of throttles in the app. OH yea. As I was running last night, a new young fellow, about 11 or 12 years old came into the train store with his Mom and joined the club. (The Northwest Indiana N Scalers) I was able to download the app onto her phone, set it up and he was running in 10 minutes. A really great app.
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August 19, 2021
Thanks, David. The Beta has an additional horizontal switching slider that I prefer for my usage. Join the Beta and give it a try! --SteveT

What's new

>Option for Server Description on the Action bar
>More improvements to In-Phone Loco Sounds
>Option for haptic feedback on button presses
>Option to select a local image for roster locos
>Option to use keyboard (bluetooth or USB) as gamepad type
>Option to link F1&F2 to the IPLS Bell and Horn
>Additional TTS options
>Loco images now cached locally
>Web maintains state when navigating
>Hide bars on Lock&Dim screen.
>Fixes for gamepad, recent apps, crashes, TTS speed, volume buttons