• 7. Free Mode Running Questions

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    7. FREEMODE RUNNING QUESTIONS

    
    HOW DOES "FREE MODE" WORK?
    
    
    The "free mode", listed under the set of activities as "Explore The
    Route" allows you to drive a train without any regard to the rules of
    the road. You can use free mode to run locomotives and train types
    not normally used on a route. You will not meet any other trains so
    there is no need to observe signals. Depending on how you have the
    configuration settings you may still need to observe speed limits so
    as not to derail. Other configuration settings are also in effect,
    such as automatic/manual fire man, simple controls, etc. so you have
    control over how you want to operate.
    
    
    
    IN FREE MODE, CAN YOU JUST SELECT A LOCOMOTIVE, GO TO A YARD, AND
    BUILD YOUR TRAIN?
    
    
    Not exactly. You must select a locomotive type from a drop down list
    and then select one of the pre-built consists available for that
    locomotive. You cannot create trains within the sim itself. Also, in
    free mode there will be no other cars or locomotives that are not
    part of your original consist so you can drop off cars but there will
    be nothing to pick up.
    
    A consist editor is available as a utility separate from the sim
    itself. It's not a separate tool but is available in the Activity
    Editor under "Player Service".
    
    
    
    HOW LONG CAN YOU BUILD A TRAIN IN FREE MODE?
    
    
    You cannot build a train directly in the sim itself; this must be
    done using the Consist Editor portion of the Activity Editor. So far
    no limit on the size of a consist has been found.
    
    
    
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