By Zemkies Unlimited

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2009-12-12
  • Current Version: 2.20
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.10 MB
  • Developer: Zemkies Unlimited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 61 Ratings


Use your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a throttle for model railroad control! **PLEASE NOTE** This App is not a stand-alone product! Other hardware and software are required. Link to the popular JMRI software through a local Wi-Fi network to access throttle, address, and function controls wirelessly. -or- Connect directly to an MRC Prodigy WiFi module. -or- Connect directly to a Digitrax LnWi module. Digital Command Control (DCC) is now the most common control method for earnest model railroaders, allowing multiple trains to be controlled simultaneously anywhere on the track. JMRI is an interface program that works with most brands of DCC and is very popular because it simplifies DCC programming, signaling, control, and many other aspects of running a permanent layout. It is also free and multi-platform. Instead of direct control through the DCC system, WiThrottle links with JMRI. This provides a universal interface to many possible combinations of technology and model railroads. As DCC evolves, JMRI is updated as needed to match current technology. JMRI Requirements: - JMRI 2.8 or higher, JMRI 4.6 or newer recommended - DCC system interfaced to a computer and a model railroad - Local Wi-Fi network MRC Prodigy WiFi Requirements: - MRC Prodigy WiFi module - MRC Prodigy DCC system Digitrax LnWi Requirements: - Digitrax LnWi module - Digitrax DCC system If you operate at either a club or private home that uses JMRI for operations and has Wi-Fi, access to the local network (host may need to share their password) is all you need. Multiple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad mobile devices may use their own WiThrottle simultaneously during an operating session. If you would like to sample WiThrottle, we offer a Lite version at no charge. This allows you to confirm compatibility before buying the full App. Please visit our website for additional information. Our goal is to enhance your model railroading experience by providing convenient, wireless control of your existing system. WiThrottle is the final piece of the puzzle. Features: - Select road or yard throttle control arrangements - Dual throttle screen - F0 - F28 function controls - Build and break advanced consists - Link multiple addresses for control by one throttle - Control JMRI routes & turnouts - Imports roster list and function labels from your JMRI files - Access the JMRI WebServer for control panels and more - Adjust sensitivity of the throttle slider - Set for right or left hand use - Acquire and dispatch addresses wirelessly - Train idles if interrupted (e.g. phone call) - Control track power - Fastclock display - Automatic networking - Flashlight for devices equipped with camera flash WiThrottle will integrate seamlessly if: - you can already control a train using the built-in throttles of JMRI 2.8 or later - your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad can access your local wireless network (not cellular or Bluetooth)



  • The Gold Standard for Model Railroad controller apps

    By Andy Sammonds
    I've been using WiThrottle since June 2015, and have yet to be disappointed. At times, the app is more reliable than the NCE throttles used by my club, and it really shows.
  • Good but could be better

    By Phm1121
    A bit expensive for relatively few extra features. One draw back is that only a slide throttle is available, no SS control, which could easily be achieved.
  • Used to work great

    By O'Ghoul
    WiThrottle (and Lite) will go nuts if you have network set to autodetect. Temporarily disabling wifi and then setting WiThrottle to manually enter network settings will work as a work around. Otherwise, still a great throttle program in need of some attention (updates).
  • The perfect wireless throttle!

    By Pacific North Central
    This app works great! Just wish it would show your layout with JMRI and switch orientation. Love it! Highly recommend!
  • The perfect wireless throttle!

    By Pacific North Central
    This app works great! Just wish it would show your layout with JMRI and switch orientation. Love it! Highly recommend!
  • It's great! One suggestion for the next revision...

    By NateDogg1955
    If you have a DCC layout, do yourself a huge favor and get familiar with JMRI then GET THIS APP! It's really a great addition to the railroad. My only suggestion for improvement, is to allow screen rotation. My switch panel is drawn in landscape, and it's akward to rotate the ipad from portrait (throttle mode) to land scape (web server mode) to manipulate switches. Keep up the great work!
  • It works great!

    By DigitalGlen69
    I use this app to control all the trains and switches in my layout. When friends come to visit, they can download the free lite version and join in on the fun! I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could
  • User

    By srgraham
    Finally set-up the JMRI solution on an old laptop to run with an MRC system. Easier to do then I expected. Then I downloaded this app and it works better with the JMRI server than my MRC system does. I am no longer using the MRC handhelds. I do wish the volume buttons could adjust the speed up and down in 1 unit increments though!
  • The best way to control your model railroad ever!

    By Benji Bunnyman
    I'm using it with NCE DCC. It took a little while to set up JMRI on an old PC, but now I can control my all my trains much easier than ever. I especially like the way it displays the custom function labels I created for all my sound functions in JMRI decoder Pro. I find with this it is also much easier to pick my DCC controlled turnouts, than it ever was with the NCE handheld controller. I use this APP every time I run my trains now. If you are ever wishing you had a wireless handheld, don't buy one, download this instead!
  • Great controller.

    By 99SS-T
    When I got a MTH j class I was annoyed to see I couldn't consist easily with my power cab. With this controller though in able to consist all the locos that I want. From whatever manufacturer. It's great. Super easy to use as well. Thanks!