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You have a model railroad. You have an ECoS or ECoS2 digital command station from ESU, a Central Station from Märklin or a Lenz v3.6 command station. You also have an iPhone or an iPod touch from Apple and a wireless network connected to the command station.

Would you like to run your model railroad from the iPhone or iPod? You can - with TouchCab.

So what is TouchCab?

TouchCab is a handheld controller for your model railroad. With TouchCab you can follow your trains around your layout without having to worry about plugging and unplugging a wired device. You can throw switches/turnouts and set train routes as you move along.


- Control all the locomotives defined in the command station.
- Access up to 29 functions of each locomotive.
- Clear overview of the locomotive’s speed and state.
- Easily change the throttle from left- to right handed operation.
- Wireless network connection to the command station.
- Control all switches/turnouts and signals defined in the command station.
- Locomotives and accessories are listed alphabetically, regardless of their order in the command station lists.

Supported command stations:

ECoS 50000 by ESU (v1.1.3 or higher)
ECoS 2 50200 by ESU (v3.2.0 or higher)
Central Station 60212 by Märklin (v2.0.4 or higher)
Lenz 23151 XpressNet Interface with Lenz v3.6 command stations


- Network connection to the command station
- Wireless connection to the iPhone or iPod Touch


- Tap the speed wedge in either side to speed up and slow down your trains
- Change speed gradually by dragging across the speed wedge
- Double-tap the halt button to halt all trains.
- Swipe the function buttons sideways to access locomotive functions above F7
- Switch between left and right hand operation from the options tab
- Control routes and turnouts from the turnouts tab
- Control signals and other accessories from the signals tab

Want to try before your buy?

Try TouchCab Free - a feature limited free version that is built on the same code base as TouchCab.

What's New in Version 1.8.3

Fixed the "missing data" bug

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  • $7.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8.3
  • Size: 2.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, French, German, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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