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  1. Questions on applying turf to model layout

    Hello all,

    I am attempting to "grow" grass on my layout, and my efforts have been less than successful. My entire layout is on a sheet of homasote. I have tried painting an area of homasote with...
  2. I would mainly like to see a weather system...

    I would mainly like to see a weather system implemented. I think it would be a good feature to have it be dynamic, and be able to change as time goes on. For instance, the weather starts out clear...
  3. Unable to spawn AI at a majority of points in BNSF - UP Southwest Region

    Hello all,

    In attempting to configure AI spawn points in the BNSF - UP Southwest Region, I discovered I am unable to spawn from the vast majority of spawn points. There are only 5 points that do...
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    I always use prepaid "gift" cards for online...

    I always use prepaid "gift" cards for online transactions, Run 8 included. In the United States, at least, they sell them as "Vanilla Visa" cards, I believe, and I'm fairly sure they have a...
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    Great shots, Rick. While driving south through...

    Great shots, Rick. While driving south through Orleans today, I saw that CSX has pulled the rails from the siding. :( Just one step closer to the southern part of the Monon being gone. I saw that at...
  6. Resetting emergency applications on K-14 equipped locomotives

    Hello,

    I have a question about diesel locomotives equipped with K-14 brake stands, specifically how to recover from an emergency application. Is it the same process as the 26L, in which the train...
  7. Model railroad question... Foam insulation vs. homasote for application over plywood

    Hello all,

    I'm redoing a layout, and have stripped it down to the bare plywood table. In its previous state, I chose to place the track, buildings, and scenery on the bare plywood. This time, I'd...
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    For my Run 8 purchases, I always get one of the...

    For my Run 8 purchases, I always get one of the prepaid "gift" cards that are available at just about any major retail store. I pay for them in cash, load up the amount I want to use for my online...
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    AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 GHz Radeon RX 480 8 GB 8 GB...

    AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 GHz
    Radeon RX 480 8 GB
    8 GB RAM
    230 GB Chronos SSD (Windows boots from this)
    1 TB Western Digital HDD (Run8 is on this)

    On the Mojave and Needles Subs, FPS are usually pretty...
  10. "Removed train spawned on missing route" notifications on "Busy Barstow"?

    Hello,

    I just purchased and installed Run 8 for the first time, being completely new to it. I also installed the latest update. Upon starting the "Busy Barstow" activity, I get tons of red...
  11. Combined power handle not functioning properly

    Hello all,

    I have noticed what appears to be a glitch in Open Rails with a particular locomotive, and am unsure of how to go about solving it. My apologies if this has been noted already; I...
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    I noticed that with that particular locomotive,...

    I noticed that with that particular locomotive, opening the front angle cock dumps the brake pipe immediately, and the eq. reservoir follows, but it still seems to take the same distance to stop as...
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    I'm sorry to hear you're pulling the plug on...

    I'm sorry to hear you're pulling the plug on this. That is a nice looking work of art you have there. Having experience with a GP16, I was looking forward to this. I do understand your decision,...
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    Emergency Braking Behavior

    Hello all,

    I am running OR version 1.1.1.3487, and am noticing that emergency braking does not seem to function prototypically. Is there a way for me to modify something so that this acts more...
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    Personally, I never use MSTS anymore, except for...

    Personally, I never use MSTS anymore, except for the route and activity editors. Part of the reasoning behind that is that it was SO unstable. I could be an hour into an activity and get a random...
  16. I know it varies from route to route, based on...

    I know it varies from route to route, based on the type of signals used. Some signals do not tend to cooperate with OR for some reason.
  17. Started populating the route with switchstands....

    Started populating the route with switchstands. Thanks for the help guys! :)

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  18. Cornfield meet, "Eastbound Merchandise," SLI Green River Sub

    Hello all,

    When running the activity "Eastbound Merchandise" on SLI's Green River Sub, I encountered a cornfield meet somewhere east of Agate. While running through a 70 MPH zone on single track,...
  19. Found the issue... An item near the bottom of the...

    Found the issue... An item near the bottom of the .ref file was missing a parenthesis... so apparently it was not reading anything below that point. Added the missing parenthesis, and now the items...
  20. I did get an error with the switchstands I tried...

    I did get an error with the switchstands I tried to add; it was something like "error, item line 2200. Object selection failed." Got rid of those lines, figured I'd come back to those later. Tried...
  21. Okay, got the route (Streamlines DRGW Green River...

    Okay, got the route (Streamlines DRGW Green River Sub). I'm not happy with the standard Streamlines switchstands, because they default to the red target being shown for the main or normal position....
  22. Adding switchstands not present in completed route

    Hello,

    I am considering purchasing a payware route that apparently does not have switchstands off of the main. How difficult would it be to add them manually in the route editor? I'm not...
  23. "Abandoning" part of original mainline in mini-route?

    Hello all,

    I am wanting to set up a mini-route of an existing route in MSTS, modify some of the track, and run it in Open Rails. The route in question is the Monon-2, the latest version released....
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    It must only be a feature on older locomotives...

    It must only be a feature on older locomotives then. I've known of some older GP's that have that setting... just curious as to what it would've been used for.
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    "Medium" headlight sitting on locomotives

    Hello all,

    In real-world usage, can anybody tell me in what circumstances the "medium" or "mid" headlight setting on a locomotive is used, as opposed to "dim?" I haven't found anything pointing to...
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