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  1. Sounds cool. When I was in the USAF out West,...

    Sounds cool. When I was in the USAF out West, would have been early in the Amtrak era around 1973, I stopped in Las Vegas specifically to see the SW Chief arrive, In those days it was "heritage" cars...
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    I tried the ctrl-alt-pgup/down it works great....

    I tried the ctrl-alt-pgup/down it works great. Thanks. Even works in autopilot mode.
    I only went up to 300% or so and used it mostly to speed up station stops.

    Jon (also a USAF veteran 1971-1975)
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    Bob the problem with using F2 is that it saves...

    Bob the problem with using F2 is that it saves the state of the original game and restores that, so any changes you make to traffic, schedules, etc. are not reflected when you resume.

    I will have...
  4. The South Cost Daylight Express, train #198 from...

    The South Cost Daylight Express, train #198 from Nowra to Sydney hauled by a C38 class, pauses at Wollongong. Route is the New South Wales Illawara route V3.
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    A way to fast forward an activity

    Since making activities is my favorite thing in TS, I end up spending a lot of time testing. Autopilot helps a lot there but something that would also help would be the ability to fast forward the...
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    To each his own, but personally I would gladly...

    To each his own, but personally I would gladly prefer TSRE with all its quirks for the MSRE that crashes at the drop of a hat. Once you get used to doing things a certain way with TSRE you can lay...
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    Could do define a signal that had multiple heads...

    Could do define a signal that had multiple heads one for each diverging route, but have the coordinates of the head such that they all align to a single head location so that it still looks like 2...
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    Would anyone be interested in testing these...

    Would anyone be interested in testing these activities on an MSTS installation? I only have Open Rails on my machine so can only test with that simulator. I don't see any reason why these activities...
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    I have good memories when I was at school in...

    I have good memories when I was at school in Bethlehem PA railfanning down at the old station, seeing LV and RDG trains come through. It seemed every LV loco had a different color scheme! Good times....
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    Working on new Australian Activities

    I am currently working on some activities for the New South Wales Government Railways Illawarra Route which is available from the Steam4me site. This will include the following:

    Bombaderry (Nowra)...
  11. Sounds interesting. I was a big fan of Railroad...

    Sounds interesting. I was a big fan of Railroad Tycoon and Train Dispatcher back in the day.

    Jon
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    The consist file "PRR_GP30-SD9+BuddSet.con" has a...

    The consist file "PRR_GP30-SD9+BuddSet.con" has a value

    MaxVelocity ( 26.82240 1.00000 )

    26.82240 is the max velocity in meters per second which corresponds to 60 mph. You could try adjusting...
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    A dispatcher window would be cool, if it worked...

    A dispatcher window would be cool, if it worked like the old Softrail Train Dispatcher program. You would really need features like signal fleeting, stacking switch commands, running time, etc. Not...
  14. What geepster said. I suggest downloading the...

    What geepster said. I suggest downloading the stable version to start with which you can get here:

    http://openrails.org/download/program/

    or here (along with the BNSF Scenic Sub a great route...
  15. The Empire Builder activity was designed for...

    The Empire Builder activity was designed for version 2 of the Scenic Sub.
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    The 1st page of the PDF document should look like...

    The 1st page of the PDF document should look like this:
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    Jon
  17. Thanks Mike I'll have to give that a try. I...

    Thanks Mike I'll have to give that a try.
    I wasn't that thrilled with the original P42 sounds that sound like a nest of angry bees when you throttle up. :)

    Jon
  18. Yes this activity was developed for version 2.0...

    Yes this activity was developed for version 2.0 of the Scenic Sub, the version currently available from TrainSimulations. I suspect that John has an older version based on the invalid path errors in...
  19. It appears there are a couple of issues with the...

    It appears there are a couple of issues with the activity as released.

    Apparently I mistakenly included some cars included with the TrainSimulations Green River route. If you have that route then...
  20. New activity - Amtrak Empire Builder for Trainsimulations BNSF Scenic Sub

    I have uploaded an activity for the Trainsimulations BNSF Scenic Sub starter route. This is the Eastbound Amtrak Empire Builder from Everett to Wenatchee. It requires some freeware downloads for the...
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    Maple Leaf Tracks GTA Route

    I am thinking of buying the Maple Leaf Tracks Greater Toronto Area route. It appears to be an older route. I was wondering if anyone has any experience running this under Open Rails, is it worthwhile...
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    Note that Open Rails does not use train.exe. Its...

    Note that Open Rails does not use train.exe. Its executable is openrails.exe and is usually located in a different directory than where the route is located on your machine, as OR does not require...
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    Activity Manager suggestion

    I recently started using Ged's Activity Manager and find it a very useful tool.

    One little enhancement I was thinking would be useful for those using Open Rails exclusively - a way to turn off the...
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    To create a location event, select "open Event...

    To create a location event, select "open Event Editor" then select the "location" tab. Select "new location event". Navigate to the location where you want the event to happen, click "pick new...
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    I also found that in order to get everything to...

    I also found that in order to get everything to run without errors I needed to add trainsets ACELA, DASH9, and GP38 as well as common.snd from the default MSTS trainsets.

    Jon
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