This engine related selection of operation mode, even telecommanded, cannot be surpassed in comfort. So let all your trains circulate normally in signal mode. When you find the time to control one of them, just address your favorite train of the day, press a button and drive it manually. Of course it's now up to you to slow down it in front of a closed signal, because telecommanded trains do not observe the signals themselves. If you lose track of your train (e.g. in tunnels) or simply your overview (may happen!), just switch the train back to signal control. Save of nerves granted! Probably you prefer to control switchers in the freight yard, meanwhile your other trains run around automatically controlled by signals. By this way you are able to realize the most fantastic layout concepts with low effort.
A special advantage of the ATL brake concept is the fact that you may pass all track isolations of any brake area without any short circuit. This is not possible with brake generators or DC solutions. There you must switch the supply voltage under the running train for clean operation. Furthermore such methods do not allow the train control in brake areas when the signal is red. Contrary to the ATLplus system, where you have anytime and everywhere full access to your engines. After all you are the driver!!