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    Question Needles don't show in new cabview

    Hello everyone, I'm getting closer to finishing my ICG SW14 switchers that I built in TSM. I got the shape issues worked out and she runs well in OpenRails and MSTS. One of the last things on my list is to build a working basic cabview for these switchers.

    I have made my cabview .ace files and got them aligned in the cabview. What I want to do is have a working Speedometer and Ammeter in the main cab view. I originally copied the GP38 .cvf file, and replaced all of the working levers with a blank.ace file to make them invisible. 3 years later....I decided to try my hand at making the speedometer work. I copied the needlewhite.ace from the default GP38 where the .cvf file originated. I replaced the blank.ace entries for the speedometer and ammeter in the SW14.cvf file with needlewhite.ace. While I didn't expect them to be correctly lined up at the start, I actually can't get them to show up on my screen in any position.

    Here is the #1 forward cabview as seen in OpenRails. (It looks the same in MSTS) Notice that there are no white needles anywhere on the screen.


    Here is a wide-angle shot of the inside of the cab. I set it up like BLW's "Virtual Cab" except that it uses the main engine shape rather than a new shape. I was able to make my cab views from moving around this #5 view in OpenRails.


    Here is the latest look at the SW14. Not much has changed since you all saw them last. I just worked out an alpha sorting issue.


    A forum search did not turn anything up that was specific to my problem of not being able to get the needles to show.

    I've included the .cvf file in a zip. If anyone has any suggestions, would you please help me trouble shoot this? I assume it's something small that I've overlooked.

    Thank you!

    Tyler
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    Your cvf file is the original GP38 that came with MSTS? If so your attached cvf calls for needlewhite.ace the original calls for needlewhite .ace . In your cvf file try putting a blank space between needlewhite and .ace

    Nice looking switcher.

    Rich

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    Sorry, I was working, but I figured that out for Tyler... Also, the speedometer needle ACE was totally misnamed...
    Parker B. - A Misplaced Midwesterner.

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    Thank you both for helping me with this! I wasn't looking close enough at what I was doing. I knew it was something simple.

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