TPL -- Software for your Marklin Digital layout

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Semaphore Signals Manual (EN)
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2016 Marklin New Items Brochure (EN)
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Fall / Q3 MHI
Brochure
2016 LGB
Fall
Brochure

Decoder Manuals

60942 / 62
Decoder
Manual

Marklin 60942, 60962 decoder instructions (PDF)
60945/6/7
Decoder
Manual

Maklin 60945, 60946, 60947 Decoder instructions (PDF)

60948 / 49
Decoder
Manual


Marklin 60948, 60949 Decoder instructions (PDF)
60965/6/7
Decoder
Manual


Marklin 60965, 60966, 60967 Decoder instructions (PDF)
74461
Decoder
Manual


74465
Decoder
Manual



60831
Decoder
Manual


60841
Decoder
Manual


Signal Manuals

763xx
71, 72, 91, 93, 94

 

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mfx+ Manuals

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2012 Marklin New Items Brochure
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2012 Marklin/
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2012 Marklin / TRIX Export Items brochure
2012 TRIX
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2012 Trix New Items brochure (PDF)
2012 LGB
New Items Brochure

Marklin Summer
2012 & Q2 MHI
Items Brochure

LGB
2012 Summer
Brochure

Marklin
2012 Fall Items
Brochure

Trix
2012 Fall Items
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File name

Description

Size

c80.exe

Marklin c80 address calculator

52k


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Marklin Digital Newsletter
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New Products from ESU ... and they're all in stock !!!
Item # Name Description Price Click on photos for additional information
51800 SwitchPilot Supports 4 double solenoids or 8 single devices.

Can be configured as a Marklin
k83 OR a k84 for lighting circuits, etc.

$ 39 ESU SwitchPilot -- acts as a k83 or k84
51900 Decoder Tester Test any DC motor decoder with this amazing test unit.

Input interfaces supported:

  • 8-pin NEM 652

  • 6-pin NEM 651

  • 21-pin MTC

  • Bare wires


Outputs:

  • Motor functions

  • Lights (front / rear)

  • AUX1 & AUX2

  • Sound

$ 42 ESU Decoder Tester

Click to play sound file...

New !!  Current-conducting Couplers from RTS Electronik

 

These new current-conducting couplers are simply amazing!  

  • Conduct current reliably between cars
  • Can be installed easily in any cars equipped with NEM pockets
  • Easily uncouple with Marklin, etc. uncoupling tracks
  • Car lighting can be controlled digitally

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What is TPL?

TPL is really two programs in one. In one form, it is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use program available to directly control your Marklin Digital components (engines, signals, switches, etc.). Many different screens (windows) are available to allow you operate your layout the way you want. There are dozens of user-configurable options and features which allow you to customize TPL to your specific needs and desires.

But TPL is much more than a "manually operated" control system. Unlike most other computer control programs, TPL allows you to quickly and easily develop command sequences which allow fully automatic or semi-automatic control of your layout. The program offers many useful commands to make it easy to sequence train events. This sequence language is easy to learn and incorporates nearly 30 different powerful commands.

Lastly, TPL also contains a design utility which enables you to "draw" a representation of your layout, complete with switch, signal, and contact track identifiers. Once you've drawn your layout, you can use it with TPL in either of two ways. As a "manual" device, the drawing acts as a track board. You merely need to click on signals and switches to make them change position -- and their position is instantly reflected on the drawing. When using the automatic sequencing feature of TPL, all solenoids on the drawing change color/position automatically as their position is changed by the sequencer. You can even combine manual and automatic control -- if a sequence file is operating, you can still "manually" operate your solenoids from any of the many TPL control screens, or even your Control 80 and Keyboards. No other program offers this type of flexibility!

Perhaps you would like to view some of the many screens TPL has available to setup, view, and control your digital layout:

TPL Main Screen
Digital Controls
Multiple Engine Control
Master Status & Control
Configuration
Solenoid Testing
Sample Layout Design
Debug / Trace Screen

TPL has also received excellent reviews from various train publications.

See the introductory letter for additional information on TPL.


Minimum Requirements

To run TPL, you will require:

If you have the Marklin Digital Interface #6050 or #6051, you will also require the Marklin Digital Central Unit (#6020) or Marklin Digital Control Unit (#6021). If you have a digital layout already running, you already have one of these.


Download Files

The table below shows the files currently available for downloading to your PC.

Please note that these versions of TPL and LDU will only work if you have purchased the product.

File name

Description

Size

tpl34.exe

Current version of TPL v3.4 - self-extracting zip file

233k

     ldu.zip Current version of Layout Design Utility (LDU)

60k

Download and use the following items at no charge

setup_dl.exe

Current version of Digital Switch Setting Utility

420k

tpl_help.zip

Help file / manual (describes all TPL features/functions/screens)

810k

ldu_help.zip

Help file / manual for the Layout Design Utility

17k

parts.txt

Marklin Price List (for Palm Pilot, etc.)

76k

Marklin Club Day PowerPoint Presentations

markdig1.pdf

Interfacing Marklin Digital with Your PC 170k

markdig2.pdf

Tips for writing software to interface with Marklin Digital 186k
Marklin Technical Information

0340.pdf

Marklin Signal Manual 0340 in English 1,567k

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Q2 / 06
Summer

2006
MHI

Q3 / 06
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2006
MHI

Q4 / 06
New Items

2007
Summer

2007
Fall / Xmas

2007
New Items

2008
Summer

2008

Fall

2008
New Items

2009
Summer

2009
Fall/MHI Q3
Marklin / Trix 2009 Fall & Q3 MHI items
2009
New Items
Marklin / Trix 2010 New Items
2010
Summer/MHI
Marklin / Trix 2010 Summer & Q3 MHI items
2010
Fall/MHI_Q4
Marklin / Trix 2010 Fall & MHI Q4 items
2010
New Items
Marklin / Trix 2011 New Items
2011
Summer/MHI
Marklin / Trix 2011 Summer & Q2 MHI items
2011
Fall/MHI Q3
Marklin / Trix 2011 Fall & Q3 MHI items
2011
New Items
2012 Marklin/ Trix New Items
2012

Summer/MHI

2012
Fall/MHI_Q3

2012
New Items

2013
Summer/MHI

2013
Fall/MHI_Q3
2013
New Items

2014
MHI Q2

2014
Fall/MHI Q3

2014

2015 Marklin New Items Brochure (EN)
2015 Marklin New Items Brochure (DE)
2015 Trix
New Items Brochure (EN)

2015 Trix
New Items Brochure (DE)

2015 LGB
New Items Brochure

2015Marklin
Summer/MHI
Q2 Brochure
2015 Trix
Summer/MHI Q2 Brochure

2015 LGB
Summer

Brochure
2015 Marklin Fall Items Brochure
 2015 Trix  Fall  Items Brochure

2014 Marklin New Items Brochure (EN)
2014 Marklin New Items Brochure (DE)
2014 Marklin
& Trix Export Brochure

2014 Trix
New Items Brochure (EN)

2014 Trix
New Items Brochure (DE)

2014 LGB
New Items Brochure

2014 Marklin
Fall/MHI Q3 Brochure (EN)

2014 Marklin
Fall/Q3 MHI Brochure (DE)

2014 Trix
Fall Items Brochure (DE)

2014 LGB
Fall Items Brochure


2013 Marklin New Items Brochure (EN)
2013 Marklin New Items Brochure (DE)
2013 Trix  New Items Brochure (EN)
2013 Trix
New Items Brochure (DE)
2013 LGB
New Items Brochure
2013 Marklin
Summer Items
 Brochure
2013 Trix
Summer Items
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2013
Fall/MHI Q3
Brochure
2013
Fall/MHI Q3
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