Check and see if you are using track and track rule that uses grade "%" or "1n0. per (variable in meters)". I have found that if I have been used to using "%" (like 2.0 = 2% in the gradiant setting) then when I switch to using a track with the "1in0 per x" settimg (100.00 in the gradient setting = 1% or 1 meter in 100 meters). If you accidentally put a "1" in the gradient setting on a track set up with the 1in0 style, you will get a gradient of 1 meter in 1 meter, a very steep gradient, indeed. The same thing can happen with the % tracks if you accidentally slip a decimal place with fumble fingers (which I do now and then). If you look at the bottom of the edit page while highlighting a piece of track you will see the current gradient setting for the track. Here you will see which type it is and what it is set at. Even your vertical track should show a gradient setting that should give you a clue as to what the problem was.
You should be able to bring one of these mistakes into line with the gradient tool.by pulling down the yellow arrow at the end. If that doesn't work, you can only delete the segment and do it over.
Back in the RailSimulator days I used to get these almost vertical tracks popping up every so often for no good reason (and often couldn't be deleted), but after Railworks release I haven't seen any more, except when I made one of the mistakes mentioned above.
Last edited by madoke; 06-30-2012 at 03:20 PM.
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