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    Accessing downloaded engines

    How do I get my downloaded locomotives that seem to be in the MSTS files to appear in my game. Got 2 sets from 3D Trains, and don't know how to put them to work. I'm a computer novice, by the way !
    EMDE9A

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    You need to create a consist to make them show up in MSTS.

    Navigate to the MSTS main folder, then go to Trains > Trainset > Consists and pick the d9.con

    Right-click on the file and chose: "Open with" > chose Notepad. Also chose "Always open filetype with this program."

    Now the editor opens a text file, the d9.con

    Before you proceed click on File > "Save as" and save it under the name of your choice, in the same folder as above.


    You will see a line called "EngineData ( Dash9 Dash9 )" in the text.

    The first "Dash9" is the name of the loco, the second "Dash9" the name of the loco folder, to be found in the Train Simulator/Trains/Trainset directory. Type the appropriate names of your desired loco.eng and its folder there.

    Then look on the top of the text:

    Train (
    TrainCfg ( D9
    Name ( "Dash 9" )
    Change the "D9" after "TrainCfg (" to whatever you like, and ditto for the Name ( "Dash 9" ) within the brackets.

    Save the file and close the Notepad.

    Change the filename in Windows Explorer from xxxxx.txt to xxxx.con

    Done.
    I hope you could follow me.
    Last edited by GoGoran; 04-15-2011, 11:19 PM.
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      #3
      No harm in learning how to do it the original Kuju way:

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        #4
        Originally posted by Armchair_Engo View Post
        No harm in learning how to do it the original Kuju way:
        http://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/consists.html
        There is another way to do it ?
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          #5
          Also via Conbuilder or Convoi.

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            #6
            Why not just use MSTS built in consist editor?
            Greetings from Sweden!

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              #7
              Originally posted by blillpers View Post
              Why not just use MSTS built in consist editor?
              Cause it's impossible to use once you got a couple more locos and waggons.
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                #8
                Route Riter has a built in consist editor that you can use to add rolling stock to the sim included in the program.
                Later,
                Spud

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                  #9
                  Why would it be impossible to use? I don´t have any issues with it.
                  Greetings from Sweden!

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                    #10
                    MSTS Consist Editor.

                    Originally posted by GoGoran View Post
                    Cause it's impossible to use once you got a couple more locos and waggons.
                    I too have used the MSTS consist editor from the day I got the Sim and I've never had a problem with it.

                    To be sure, the problems I've seen documented here in the forums blaming the editor have all been user caused.
                    Oh and welcome to the forums Andrew.
                    Last edited by Vince; 04-16-2011, 10:39 AM.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by GoGoran View Post
                      Cause it's impossible to use once you got a couple more locos and waggons.
                      It's all I ever use! Train Store only unstores the stock I want to use so never a problem. In my opinion it's much easier then having to switch back and forth just to make up a consist.
                      Regards,

                      Eric

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Vince View Post
                        I too have used the MSTS consist editor from the day I got the Sim and I've never had a problem with it..
                        The problem is that with a couple thousand of locos and waggons it's often impossible to find what you're looking for in the consist editor, even with endless scrolling up and down. The sorting is also clargely random, and the window is so small.

                        Editing the consists manually is much more convenient, you can scroll thru the Trainset in Windows Explorer, have a look at the locos and waggons in ShapeViewer and then add precisely what you want to your consist. No hassle searching for rolling stock in a tiny window, no errors or mistaken identities, just precision work.

                        But use whatever floats your boat, I don't care.
                        Last edited by GoGoran; 04-16-2011, 12:04 PM.
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                          #13
                          I did a study once to determine the number of mouse clicks to open editor, create a consist of 1 ENG & 5 WAGs after clicking on a desktop icon & closing program when through. I did not count the key strokes in typing the consist filename. With the Consist Editor in the Activity Editor it took 27 mouse/key strokes. With ConBuilder it took 15, with Convoi it took 20. and with RR's CE it took 19 (one to click OK to get RR to open, two to navigate thru RR to the CE and another to say YES I really want to close after clicking the red X. Never understood why Mike put that and the opening OK in the program.)
                          Charles

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                            #14
                            Below is a screenshot of ConBuilder. You can use the name line in eng/wag files to sort your equip. Just decide on a naming pattern and stick to it. CB will also troubleshoot problems, it won't fix them, but will pinpoint them. Also does alot more & well worth the money.

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                            John

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                              #15
                              The Peter Principal & alleged MSTS 'Problems'

                              Originally posted by GoGoran View Post
                              The problem is that with a couple thousand of locos and waggons it's often impossible to find what you're looking for in the consist editor, ..............snip...............I don't care.
                              Obviously you have run up against the "Peter Principal".



                              Psst . . . The lists in the editor can be sorted you know!
                              ............Vince ..............
                              ...... Author NECv4 .......
                              .... LIRR BUILD PHOTOS ....
                              ...... Eschew Obsfucation ......

                              On the The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor there is a Tablet. On it is written:
                              "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
                              the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
                              I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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