Yard Mode

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UWT-100 Drive Window displaying Yard Mode "Y" indicator
Yard Mode option in Operations menu

Yard Mode is a special operations mode of the UWT-100 that is suited especially for switching movements. Yard Mode allows users to quickly and conveniently switch between a slow forward speed, a stopped locomotive, and a slow backward speed without managing individual speed steps. Users may adjust the speed at which their locomotive travels, select between two different speeds for each direction, and quickly stop the locomotive when needed.

UWT-100 Drive Window with fast increment forward set to speed step 20 in Yard Mode

To enable or disable Yard Mode, select “Yard Mode” in the “Operations” menu. When you are in Yard Mode, the direction indicator on the Drive Window will show a letter “Y” instead of an arrow. To drive the locomotive forward, press and hold the single or double up chevron button. Your locomotive will drive forward as long as the button is held down. To drive in reverse, press and hold the single or double down chevron button. Releasing the button will return the speed to zero and your locomotive will come to a stop.


Users may “latch” or lock-in the current direction and speed of their locomotive by quickly double pressing any of the four buttons. This can be useful if an operator needs to operate locomotive functions or drive for a longer distance. The locomotive will maintain speed and direction until any button is pressed again, releasing the latch.

Speed Adjustment

Yard Mode default speeds can be changed during operation. Use the scroll wheel while holding a chevron button or while the locomotive is latched to increase or decrease the speed of the locomotive. Both speeds can be adjusted independently. Your speed adjustments for Yard Mode will be retained until the throttle is powered off.

The default speed of Yard Mode for the single chevrons is the same as the Fast Increment speed of the throttle, and the double chevrons default to twice that speed. This can be changed in the “Drive Settings” menu.

UWT-100 Drive Window with slow increment reverse set to speed step 10 in Yard Mode

Yard Mode Tutorial Video