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  1. Hi Doug, Try us2ftx.zip (U2FREIGHTX_20pack). ...

    Hi Doug,
    Try us2ftx.zip (U2FREIGHTX_20pack).
    Regards,
    Dan
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    Hi Fred, I have successfully used...

    Hi Fred,

    I have successfully used restricted speed zones in several activities I built recently for the LIRR route. I used TSRE 0.699 to insert the marker and set its size. When the...
  3. Brian, have you loaded any of your activities...

    Brian, have you loaded any of your activities into the file library?
  4. Switching Activities for Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)

    I am making a package of activities available as "LIRR-Activity-5Pack-v1.zip"

    https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/tslib.php?do=copyright&fid=36506

    These activities are based on the Long...
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    I have decided to call these activities...

    I have decided to call these activities "freewheeling" because players are at liberty to ignore the supplied switch lists and do as they please.

    I have just uploaded these activities. They...
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    I wonder if "multi-use" may be a better...

    I wonder if "multi-use" may be a better descriptor, as each activity may be run several times with different intentions (with the switch list in the briefing, with an alternate switch list, or with...
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    Self-directed Activities for Open Rails

    I need some vocabulary help!

    I'm building a set of non-typical activities, and I need a descriptive term for activities that have the following characteristics:
    * There is a defined...
  8. Correction

    Thank you, Gerry, for spotting the typo in my previous post. :) As you have indicated, the correct shift value is +2.0 on the Z axis.

    Post #8 of the discussion thread to which Gerry referred,...
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    ORTS TS Scenic Sub Timetable Mode

    Many thanks to Nate C. for making his work (ORTS TS Scenic Sub Timetable Mode https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/tslib.php?do=copyright&fid=36293) available publicly!

    I have only run one train so...
  10. Indeed, the trestles can be repaired using the...

    Indeed, the trestles can be repaired using the method in post #8 of that discussion thread, although the details may seem daunting to casual gamers, and the instructions are somewhat outdated, as the...
  11. BNSF_Scenic Trestle Support Issue (Quick Fix)

    Some of the trestle supports in the BNSF_Scenic route extend above the tracks. Here is a "quick & dirty" fix for this annoying glitch. Just rename these two files in the SHAPES folder:
    1) rename...
  12. Hi Everyone, Peter Murdock & I have just...

    Hi Everyone,

    Peter Murdock & I have just finished adapting the tutorial package for the most recent version of the route. I have just uploaded the package, and it is now available in the File...
  13. On a drop off, Open Rails may falsely mark a work item as "DONE"

    This is a tip for activity creators.

    This technique works for activities created with TSRE Activity Tools, and should also work with MSTS Activity Editor.

    Here is the issue. Suppose you are...
  14. TSRE Activity Tools cannot create drop off events with cars from the player train

    This is a tip for activity creators.

    Here is the issue. With TSRE Activity Tools, it is possible to create an activity event (drop off cars at location), but you must select the rail cars from a...
  15. Issue: Open Rails may not show the location of cars to be picked up in the work order

    This is a tip for activity creators.

    Here is the issue. If TSRE Activity Tools are used to create an action event (pick up wagons), a code is used to identify the siding location. This is a...
  16. Hello everyone

    I have just uploaded an update (open_rails_starter_tutorial_1_1.zip) that fixes the defect in the first activity.

    Also uploaded is an amended version (open_rails_starter_tutorial_1_0x.zip) of...
  17. Attention everyone

    It appears that I was not diligent in cleaning out my release library, and 3 extraneous items were left in the "consists" folder.

    Thank you very much, Dave, for bringing this oversight to my...
  18. Hi Folks. I apologize for not addressing...

    Hi Folks.


    I apologize for not addressing your issues earlier; I have been very busy getting the activities updated to the point where Peter can run them on his setup in order to work on them. I...
  19. Peter M and I will be working together to rework...

    Peter M and I will be working together to rework these activities for the current version of the route.

    Regards,
    Dan Reid
  20. Wow, I wonder how many versions of this route...

    Wow, I wonder how many versions of this route exist -- I downloaded the file on July 5, 2020. The properties of the installer program show version 1.0.0.0 -- most of the individual files are dated...
  21. Thankyou for the feedback! I downloaded the...

    Thankyou for the feedback!

    I downloaded the Starter Route in July and have been working on the activities off and on since then. I had no idea that an update had been made to the route in the...
  22. Open Rails Activity Pack for BNSF Scenic Sub (Starter Route)

    I have just uploaded an Open Rails activity pack for the Starter Route (a free download from traimsimulations.net). There are nine activities, ranging from easy to hard, which together some optional...
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