BlueRail Trains – controlling a train with an MFI game controller

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We have added support in the BlueRail protocol for MFI supported controllers. We have tested with the Mad Catz CTRLi. In theory it should function with any of these controllers. Once you have paired your controller with the smart device, connect to your trains in the app. At this point you can operate your trains with the controller.

Even if game controllers aren’t your thing, recognize that this represents a nice model of a plastic throttle with a lower tendency for obsolescence. An MFI approved throttle could easily be created with the ergonomics for model train control, and because the throttle communicates generically with the smart device, the software and firmware that control the train can be routinely updated without impacting the throttle. We think this is a nice model for people who prefer a handheld controller.