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Thread: TSRE Consist Builder

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    Default TSRE Consist Builder

    Hello, I am new here, and I am having trouble using TSRE Consist builder for Open Rails. I open up the file and I am unable to select a consist or locomotive to edit. Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Lubec ME USA


    I assume you are running TSRE in consist edit mode, not the route/activity editing mode? There should be a file names consisteditor.bat in the TSRE installation folder. It basically runs TSRE with the --conedit switch.

    When you first start TSRE Consist Builder you need to select a folder where the TRAINS directory resides. It should look something like this. (In my case I have multiple miniroutes that my routes and trains are divided among)
    TSRE consist editor.jpg

    Do you see something like this? It may not have the list of recent directories as mine has.

    Once you have that screen, either select one of the recents or select "browse" to find the location where your TRAINS folder resides. If it is a default MSTS installation it is usually under "...\Microsoft Games\Train Simulator".
    Once you load that directory you should see a list of consist and locos/wagons. If you do not see this then you are not pointing at a valid TRAINS folder.

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    Hi, I don't know if this is the right place to post this question, but I've noticed the OR models use .dds files instead of .ace files for the graphics. Is there a way in OR consist editor to create thumbnails of the models like route riter does for multiple files? The only thing I've found in the OR editor so far is to do them one by one. Thanks for any info I can get.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    SW MO


    I think the reason that thumbnails were created in the past is because none of the consist editors had a way of showing the equipment on their own.
    With TSRE-CE the program is able to show pictures of the equipment without relying on .jpgs created by a third party app.
    I've actually started deleting these .jpgs to save some drive space because they're not needed.


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    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    known universe


    Quote Originally Posted by rdayt View Post
    I've actually started deleting these .jpgs to save some drive space because they're not needed.

    Yup, really no point to having all those jpgs anymore...just taking up space.
    Cheers, Gerry
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