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    After installation, open Windows Explorer and...

    After installation, open Windows Explorer and right click on the folder containing the MSTS installation files and select properties. You should be able to un-set the read only parameter there for...
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    That works as long as there are no changes to...

    That works as long as there are no changes to consists or trainsets. If you change any of those you will need to copy the "trains" folder as well.

    Jon
  3. Thanks for the replies. I will try Gerry's...

    Thanks for the replies. I will try Gerry's version.

    Didn't know you could change signal aspects from the dispatcher window. I'll have to try that too.

    Jon
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    Also RouteRiter has ascii to Unicode and vice...

    Also RouteRiter has ascii to Unicode and vice versa under the "MSTS file utils" tab.

    Jon
  5. As Randy noted, the readme states you need to...

    As Randy noted, the readme states you need to create your own. At least you would need to create consist files by looking in the .srv files and see what consist are being referenced, then create your...
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  7. Trainsimulations D&RGW Green River - activity problem

    Today I was running activity 4 - Eastbound merchandise. Everything was fine until I got to Green River where there was a meet with a westbound merchandise train. I pulled up to the end of the siding,...
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    There is also a problem where traffic added in...

    There is also a problem where traffic added in TSRE gets added to the TRF file but not the ACT file and thus does not show up in the activity. This sometimes happens to me. The workaround is while...
  9. Often you can get those older Pentrex videos...

    Often you can get those older Pentrex videos pretty cheap, $20 or less at places like Train Video Depot.
    If you can sort through the 100 or so videos of Big Boy 4014 :) there are some gems there.
    ...
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    Great. Thanks for the info. Jon

    Great. Thanks for the info.

    Jon
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    I don't think this is my problem as if it was,...

    I don't think this is my problem as if it was, the submerged track would have to exactly parallel my visible track for a considerable distance and you would think it would show up in the TDB and/or...
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    Cool! I should try that route again under OR....

    Cool! I should try that route again under OR. Back in the MSTS days it would crash on me when I got to Wood's Hole. Probably work better under OR. Spent a lot of time on the Cape including...
  13. What I would do is copy the path file for the AI...

    What I would do is copy the path file for the AI train to a new path, then open the copy in track viewer and reroute it through Grover siding. Then save and exit, then open the service for the AI...
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    This is an example of one section, a A2t250r5d...

    This is an example of one section, a A2t250r5d which shows as a position of around -3 meters but moving the pointer over it shows y values around -860 (varies a little as you move around). I cannot...
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    World file format

    Is there any documentation anywhere about the format of the world file, especially track section entries?

    I am trying to track down a problem where some underground track laid many years ago using...
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    I suppose it is possible that the dialog...

    I suppose it is possible that the dialog locations could be Windows Registry entries.

    I don't have MSTS installed anymore otherwise I would take a look.

    Jon
  17. Activity edit - Placing static consists on underground tracks

    Had a strange issue recently. I was working on an activity for PRR East V2 Beta and I wanted to place some strings of MP-54's on the tracks of the underground Suburban Station.

    When I placed the...
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    I agree with what Scott says. I can understand...

    I agree with what Scott says. I can understand why there are so few new routes as route building is a long and at times tedious process. I know this from currently working on my Boston Red Line...
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    The Open Rails log should list any missing...

    The Open Rails log should list any missing textures.

    Jon
  20. Thanks for the tip. This is something I need to...

    Thanks for the tip. This is something I need to dig into further as I have mostly done passenger activities and I have a major freight activity to design with the route I am working on that involves...
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    Where were you able to find 3rd rail track...

    Where were you able to find 3rd rail track pieces? I have never come across them.

    Jon
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    The way I deal with routes that copy files from...

    The way I deal with routes that copy files from the original MSTS/Kuju 6 routes is to keep a zip file of the 6 routes handy. I then unzip it into the ROUTES directory where I am going to install the...
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    I guess the Queen must be a Train Sim fan as she...

    I guess the Queen must be a Train Sim fan as she is giving out knighthoods to train sim developers :)

    Well deserved.

    Jon
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    Check out Pete Willard's guide to TSRE ...

    Check out Pete Willard's guide to TSRE

    https://github.com/pwillard/TSRE5-Do...aster/book.pdf

    Jon
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    I was thinking that a major hole in the routes...

    I was thinking that a major hole in the routes here in the Northeast US is the lack of a New York to Boston route, whether it be today's electrified Amtrak route or the classic New Haven steam/diesel...
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