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  1. I don't need the converter - I just ask Alexa :)

    I don't need the converter - I just ask Alexa :)
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    Tank Wagon Drawings

    Early tanks came in all shapes and sizes. It was not until 1907 that the RCH issued a standard design.

    This was for a 18ft long 10ft6in chassis with a 17ft6 tank but wood or steel underframe was...
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    My positioning tool will find the position line...

    My positioning tool will find the position line figures for the lighting and other parts.


    mststool.zip
  4. Check there is not a space between the file name...

    Check there is not a space between the file name and the file type.


    DAKSHIN EXP 1.srv

    Not

    DAKSHIN EXP 1 .srv
  5. Something different... ...

    Something different...

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:40and8s_style_boxcar.JPG
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    I have carried out tests on a wagon using the...

    I have carried out tests on a wagon using the file name

    _Five__Ten___15_Twent___25___30___35_7890
    This is 40 characters.
    I kept the .wag file at 30 char but I renamed .Ace, .S and .SD

    It...
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    Load the loco in Shape Viewer and load the FA as...

    Load the loco in Shape Viewer and load the FA as a second shape.

    Move the FA using the sliders until it fits perfectly.

    Note down the figures in the slider bar.

    Open the FA in SFM and Choose...
  8. Simple rule. If it's got buffers it's Chain.

    Simple rule.

    If it's got buffers it's Chain.
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    Note that flipping will not flip any freight...

    Note that flipping will not flip any freight animations.

    You have to make reversed versions of the FAs in SFM and make a second .eng or .wag file to carry them.
  10. My measuring tool is also available here. ...

    My measuring tool is also available here.

    search for mststool.zip
  11. Wrong number Ged. UKTS file 16263 But it's...

    Wrong number Ged.

    UKTS file 16263

    But it's nothing like an Indian brake van.
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    I've never heard of the Term Witness Groove or...

    I've never heard of the Term Witness Groove or indeed reference groove despite having been trained to examine a wagon for defects.

    However I noticed that the results when googled refer to...
  13. You could try running MSTS in a window. This...

    You could try running MSTS in a window.
    This would allow you to move the MSTS window to see what is underneath.
    Also run the Soundtest which will tell you where the problem is.

    Better still - do...
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    You could remove the hard drive from the old...

    You could remove the hard drive from the old laptop and put it in a USB caddy.

    The drive will probably be OK and you can recover your stuff.
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    I have made a drivable version of the Tutorial...

    I have made a drivable version of the Tutorial route.

    It's File 9393 on UKtrainsim
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    Door animations load in MSTS in the condition...

    Door animations load in MSTS in the condition they were created.

    If the coach was created in the modeling program with doors open then they will load open.
    A seperate shape with doors closed...
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    Make your save. Minimise MSTS by pressing the...

    Make your save.
    Minimise MSTS by pressing the Windows key.
    Goto the MSTS saves folder and re-name the route folder. eg USA1 to USA1_3PM
    Restart MSTS from the taskbar.
    Repeat for any further...
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    My favourite was a film where the hero took a...

    My favourite was a film where the hero took a break from starship duties and had to cross from the leading coach to the loco of a runaway train.
    The camera showed Captain Kirk's foot trying to reach...
  19. Make your own. !! Now that TSM is free it's...

    Make your own. !!

    Now that TSM is free it's easy to create a simple box and texture it.

    \You can also download my bbc_cont.zip which contains the TSM files and textures as well as full...
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    Edit camcfg.mod.dat in the Global folder and...

    Edit camcfg.mod.dat in the Global folder and change the CamType to CamControlFull.
    The full entry should be....

    camera ( CamTypeSpotter
    CamType ( CamTypeSpotter CamControlFull )

    Fov ( 65 )...
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    Just don't apply the tender handbrake!

    Just don't apply the tender handbrake!
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    A model will load in the sim with the animation...

    A model will load in the sim with the animation in the position it was when it was converted to MSTS in the source program.

    So if the loco was created with the pan down that is how it will load in...
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    Use the measuring tool mststool.zip Load...

    Use the measuring tool

    mststool.zip

    Load the loco in Shape Viewer, load the tool as second shape, move it to the light, and read off the position.
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    Here's the problem.... MaxBrakeForce( 14.4kN...

    Here's the problem....

    MaxBrakeForce( 14.4kN #60t*.24 disc brakes )

    The hash is being read as a comment so nothing after it is being read including the close bracket.

    Just make it...
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    Easier to electrify the route and hide the wires....

    Easier to electrify the route and hide the wires.

    Open the route .trk file in wordpad and look near the start for the line....

    Electrified ( 00000000 )

    Change the last zero to one so it...
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