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    No problem buddy! Good to hear from another ex...

    No problem buddy! Good to hear from another ex railroader.Retired myself after 33 years,first as a Conductor for 2 and then an Engineer for the remainder. Missed PTC{Thank God}. Actually RAN my...
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    Vince has {as usual!}given very good advice. But...

    Vince has {as usual!}given very good advice. But lets find out WHY you are going "in the hole" in the first place. If you are running a signal that would trigger an Emergency application of course....
  3. You're right! This is exactly why I prefer to...

    You're right! This is exactly why I prefer to build my ACTIVITIES from scratch! I usually will create a few different AI Paths,always giving myself room. I create these paths in sequence so I get...
  4. This is interesting. I was running a default...

    This is interesting. I was running a default Activity in Open Rails from Bala 2{Westbound Freight} and I ended up with a cornfield. I dont really like to run default Activities as they usually have...
  5. If you have created an Activity for a strictly...

    If you have created an Activity for a strictly Open Rails route and tried to use MSTS only content then you would not be able to place them. I would suggest that you forward the Log as the "Geepster"...
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    I would just like to add that it would be worth...

    I would just like to add that it would be worth it to SAVE any Activity that you have used as a template in another file.Example: Create a seperate File on your Desktop and call it what you will. I...
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    John,So sorry to hear about your health...

    John,So sorry to hear about your health emergency. Please follow your Doctors' advice and PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE take it easy! All the best. Brian
  8. I left out the most compelling reason! Everything...

    I left out the most compelling reason! Everything that I have I have made into a{mostly}seamless railroad of about 6000 miles{I kid you not!} In order to do this I have had to fictionalize...
  9. Unfortunately,the answer is no. I considered it...

    Unfortunately,the answer is no. I considered it and then thought better of it as it is ALL payware Routes,Trains and everything. I figured that it would not be a popular project due to the expense as...
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    Sean,I think that we are beginning to drift away...

    Sean,I think that we are beginning to drift away from the thread. PM me if you want any more info on Reality Railroading,Thanks Buddy! Brian
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    You are going to get a special letter for that...

    You are going to get a special letter for that one!!!
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    It wouldn't take as long as you'd think. Most...

    It wouldn't take as long as you'd think. Most Manned Yards will have Track Quarters,so that a busted up switch,or 2,or 3 could be put back together quickly. Once a track crew arrives,a switch could...
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    Sean,I want to fill you in on a question you have...

    Sean,I want to fill you in on a question you have about "splitting switches". Never did it myself{though the nightmares about it only stopped recently!} Usually,if the switch is not what we would...
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    Hi Sean! I think that trying to simulate all of...

    Hi Sean! I think that trying to simulate all of the "supporting" characters in the running of a train would be WAY to complicated. As you can see I have a bias toward non-operating employees{Just...
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    Jason has assisted me in a very timely fashion as...

    Jason has assisted me in a very timely fashion as well on a problem that I cannot remember now. He is always responsive and patient as well as a great Developer. I thank him and his team very much!...
  16. How do you upload Open Rails or MSTS Activities to YouTube?

    I have noticed that several people have been able to post their Activities to YouTube. I feel ashamed and embarrassed to have to ask this,but believe it or not I actually have no idea!!! I want to do...
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    When I was working we called it the "Extra...

    When I was working we called it the "Extra Board". Basically you could be called to work where you were qualified to run. I knew a guy who was qualified all the way from Oak Island Yard in New Jersey...
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    Thanks again Eric,I just might consider doing...

    Thanks again Eric,I just might consider doing what you have done considering I have the same model.Brian
  19. Most,if not all Activities encompass what you are...

    Most,if not all Activities encompass what you are saying. I guess an all encompassing term would be "Custom Activities". Does that help? I dont really understand what you are looking for. Brian
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    OK Gerry,I'll check it out. Thanks Brian

    OK Gerry,I'll check it out. Thanks Brian
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    Thanks Eric. I actually have the same machine...

    Thanks Eric. I actually have the same machine that you have based on your report on its qualities.You are a good salesman! I am having similar things like battery degeneration and so on,but as you...
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    Thanks Ged for your advice. I had a feeling that...

    Thanks Ged for your advice. I had a feeling that the hard drive was starting to fail due to a problem similar to this on another machine. Your diagnosis of a power supply glitch is very intuitive as...
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    I actually was planning on that,but I wanted some...

    I actually was planning on that,but I wanted some input from you guys on whether there might be other options or something more favorable to running these simulators. I am hesitant to upgrade due to...
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    Thank you for your reply! It is about 8 years old...

    Thank you for your reply! It is about 8 years old but I really filled it up and of course I could just upgrade it as you suggest. The error message I received seemed an omen of trouble. Once again...
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    In the market for a new Laptop

    I need to supplement my Alienware laptop as it is starting to show signs of age. Got an error message that a disk needed to be checked for consistency. It fixed itself,BUT my own experience on other...
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