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iTrain and DR5000 and block control

6 Comments23 January 2020  |  Admin

Creating blocks using DR5000 and iTrain 5

If you are looking to have blocks and track detection using the Digikeijs range of equipment, you need to do the following. So the Digital system DR5000 from Digikeijs is designed to give you the ability to connect to your computer and also then also give you track detection. We are are going to use the following items to explain how to do this.

  1. iTrain
  2. DR5000
  3. DR4088LN-CS

Step one how to connect DR5000 to the iTrain. The DR5000 gives you many different ways to connect to iTrain.

  1. USB
  2. Wifi
  3. LAN

We will in this case use USB for our example. 

Then select in the drop down list DR5000 USB (LocoNet®)

you can then in the tab connection choose the right comport.


George Hussey
03 February 2020  |  11:41

Mmmm. Clearly more to follow, our am I missing something:-)

Geoffrey Sweeney
19 December 2020  |  1:28

What about point details and detection wiring for points etc

Russell Mackenzie
11 May 2021  |  14:20

My demo iTrain does not have DR5000 as an option

12 June 2022  |  22:38

Hi, Iím looking for a simple diagram showing how the DR5000 connects with the boosters and track detection - Iím sure there must be one somewhere, I just canít find it. Thankyou.

13 June 2022  |  11:23

Hello Dave

The above picture does show you what you are asking.
Also here is a download of the manual also explaining this.

Doug Stoddart
26 December 2023  |  9:42

Hi Have ITrain running Lenz DCC command station with Lodi block detection. My question is, have 7 block detection units placed around layout numbered 1 through 7. Number 1 has 5 block detection points but required 3 more to complete the loop, used number 7 to detect the remaining 3 sections i.e. 7.1 - 7.2 and 7.3.( other blocks are 1.1-1.2-1.3-1.4 and 1.5)
The Lodi units see the train passing through but ITrain does not see them. Am stuck as to what i am doing wrong can anyone help please.

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