To install RailControl one has to download the matching zip- or tar-archive and extract this into a folder of your choice on your computer.


At startup RailControl searches the config file railcontrol.conf. Railcontrol also works without this file, but some important changes can be made in the config file. For example the place to save the database or the language (default is english). A template can be found under railcontrol.conf.dist and can be renamed if needed.

First Start of RailControl

On Windows usually the the firewall is not happy with RailControl. RailControl acts as webserver on port 80. This port hast to be allowed by the firewall. Depending on the used control other connections have to be allowed.