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SimpleMaus v.2

SimpleMaus v.2

I’ve designed a simple and cheap locomotive throttle with Xbus/XpressNet communication to connect to Lokmaus. This is a photo of the prototype:

Like the Lokmaus permits to control locomotives from 01 to 99, their speed, the light and the functions F1, F2. We can change the XpressNet address, by default Lokmaus only works with addresses 1 to 5 and 29 but we can configure it to work up to 31, that is the maximun permited by XpressNet.

In order to program the PIC you use this HEX file. Source code for the PIC is here.

Press here to see schematics and PCB in pdf format, if you want to build your own PCB or identify componets see this tutorials.

For a complete information about how SimpleMaus works read the manual in pdf format from Adobe.


MG adapted SimpleMaus like a turnout control, the TurnoutMaus