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  • ebnertra000
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    Yeah, GokuMK, this looks impressive. Especially given the price (or lack thereof).

    For the north American market (I'm not sure if they're used elsewhere), there are a couple of other measurements that would be helpful. There is tons per operative brake (TPOB), and tons per axle dynamic (TPAD - used to calculate how much dynamic braking force is necessary to control a train). TPAD is probably not feasible within the program, since it would have to know how many axles an engine has, and whether that engine has dynamic brakes. The formulas are almost certainly out there somewhere. Given what is shown in the editor already, these can be easily done manually by the user with a calculator, something all computers should have anyway.

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  • samg83
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    It looks like you have total mass and length of consist. Having total power and force along with power and force per ton of consist weight would be useful.

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  • GokuMK
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    Originally posted by tbundy1982 View Post
    If possible, could you include a keyword search feature for the rolling stock lists?
    Ok. Search box accepted.
    Originally posted by tbundy1982 View Post
    Though it may be outside the scope of your project, a programmable consist generator would be useful.
    It is nice idea, but now I'm asking about the must have features for the first release. I want to share it as soon as possible, but I do not want to make the same mistake I did with Route Editor where I released first early version without important features and some were disappointed.

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  • conductorchris
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    Goku, I would certainly have a look at yardmaster for some inspiration.

    To me, the biggest issue is finding the right stock. Because there are no standards of naming, that means multiple ways to find things - both file name and "name" field for sure. Search would be great. Filtering too. Even better would be to search the comments fields as well.

    I would like to suggest the introduction of some new fields in .wag and .eng files to make searching easier. They could be comment fields, for backward MSTS compatibility. Car/locomotive type, railroad operator, commodity are the obvious ones.

    The google school of design would suggest including just one search box that searches everything: file name, "name" field, comments, folder name, etc. Then it wouldn't matter about all the different naming conventions.

    Christopher

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  • tbundy1982
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    Thank you x 1000 for your efforts! Your screenshots look excellent and already include many of the features I would request.

    If possible, could you include a keyword search feature for the rolling stock lists? That way, one could search by type or carrier and temporarily limit the overall list of rolling stock.


    Though it may be outside the scope of your project, a programmable consist generator would be useful. Specifically, for unit-train consists with 1 car type but several individual models represented, like your train of tank wagons in the second screenshot. One could choose several examples from the rolling stock list, specify a length, number of cars, or train weight, and the program would create a random consist using only the selected cars. Afterwards, one could add locomotives (and a caboose/marker) and the train would be ready to go. The program would come in handy with 100+ car unit trains. Again, this idea is likely out of the scope of your project but I wanted to offer it in case you were interested.

    Again, thank you. I'm excited to give it a try!

    Tyler

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  • GokuMK
    started a topic New amazing Consist Editor for OR and MSTS for FREE

    New amazing Consist Editor for OR and MSTS for FREE

    New version here: https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showth...03#post1928503


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    I'm working on new editors and tools for OR (and MSTS). New Route Editor TSRE5 is available for some time.

    Next version will include new consist editor. I think it is better to start new topic for it.


    I want to know what you think about how it looks and what is must have feature in first release.

    Main features:
    1. Create and edit consists (including insert multiple items, reverse, delete items, edit durability etc)
    2. Amazing eng and consist realtime 3d preview based on my very fast TSRE5 engine. No more ugly thumbnails.
    3. Configurable user interface:





    And of course everything for free.
    Last edited by GokuMK; 02-11-2018, 01:16 PM.
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