BiDiB, a universal control set for model railways

The German version is the definitive specification. Any discrepancies between this translation and the original are unintentional.
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The intention of BiDiB protocol is to control a model railway. It allows the control of locomotives, accessories and safe transmission of feedback information from the model railway to the controlling computer.

BiDiB can be transported over different transmission media, framing and protection of messages is guaranteed.

The used terms and the basic principles will be explained in the general part of the protocol description. Hints for usage and the license can be found there too.

This section of the protocol description explains only a part of the messages.

Current revision status

This document describes revision 1.29 of BiDiB, updated June 21, 2023.

The revision history can be found at the general section.

4.9. Distributed Control