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    • March 7, 2020 11:50 AM EST
    • I had the same problem at first, but just kept Building, then Terminating the built trains. Eventually it started building full trains. Took some tweaking and looking over the build reports, but it took awhile. 

    • March 7, 2020 10:05 AM EST
    • Jon Radder said:

      Un-Check the Preview box at the bottom of the list of trains. The Preview button will change to a Print button.

       

      EDIT to add:  I'm real interested in how this works out for you.  I have been struggling to get the program to build trains that follow the pretzel logic in my head as to what cars should end up moving where. I'm also seeing it move the same cars all the time while leaving others sit forever.

      The manifest printing went without a problem...

      Looks like I'll have the same struggle building trains as you, Jon...

      The first train built great...  However, any subsequent trains are all messed up..

      They would only move one freight car..  Tried 4 different trains and all the same thing, only one car..

      Going to have to go read the manual..  

       

    • March 5, 2020 2:16 PM EST
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      Andy Clarke said:

      Thanks Jon & Bruce..

      Train manifest printed out fine..

      Have Tmark and Mark coming over Friday afternoon and I wanted to give the JMRI

      program a test run..   Will let you know how it works out..

      I guess that the penguins get away with another one!

       

      Bruce, yanno, those things are about as hard to raise right as a Rooster...   

       

    • March 5, 2020 10:12 AM EST
    • Andy Clarke said:

      Thanks Jon & Bruce..

      Train manifest printed out fine..

      Have Tmark and Mark coming over Friday afternoon and I wanted to give the JMRI

      program a test run..   Will let you know how it works out..

      I guess that the penguins get away with another one!

    • March 4, 2020 10:28 PM EST
    • Thanks Jon & Bruce..

      Train manifest printed out fine..

      Have Tmark and Mark coming over Friday afternoon and I wanted to give the JMRI

      program a test run..   Will let you know how it works out..

    • March 4, 2020 8:32 PM EST
    • Andy Clarke said:

      OK, this is my first foray into using JMRI for Operations..

      I have all the locations, cars, locomotives, routes, and trains into the program.

      I can build trains, and I can preview the train manifest which shows all the switching moves along the line.

      My problem is that I can't find way or how to go about printing the manifest..

      The train manifest shows wonderfully in the ""preview"" screen, but nowhere do I see how to get it printed..

      Any help would be wonderful..

       

      PS:  I printed out the instructions but for the life of me, I can't locate them.

      I suspect that the “penguins” are to blame.  I am just not clear on exactly why they are given a ”pass”...but it’s obviously not up to me.

    • March 4, 2020 8:26 PM EST
    • Un-Check the Preview box at the bottom of the list of trains. The Preview button will change to a Print button.

       

      EDIT to add:  I'm real interested in how this works out for you.  I have been struggling to get the program to build trains that follow the pretzel logic in my head as to what cars should end up moving where. I'm also seeing it move the same cars all the time while leaving others sit forever.

    • March 4, 2020 5:07 PM EST
    • OK, this is my first foray into using JMRI for Operations..

      I have all the locations, cars, locomotives, routes, and trains into the program.

      I can build trains, and I can preview the train manifest which shows all the switching moves along the line.

      My problem is that I can't find way or how to go about printing the manifest..

      The train manifest shows wonderfully in the ""preview"" screen, but nowhere do I see how to get it printed..

      Any help would be wonderful..

       

      PS:  I printed out the instructions but for the life of me, I can't locate them.

    • December 6, 2019 6:49 PM EST
    • I just posted the question on the Facebook JMRI Operations Only group page.  As I reworded my original post for a less familiar crowd I read my statement...

      I get around it by looking ahead for the Westbound pick-ups and do them while Eastbound to make space for set-outs. Rather than take them with me where they won't be needed, I leave them on a passing siding until the train returns Westbound.

      ...And it it dawned on me that this is probably exactly how a 1:1 short line would tackle the problem.

    • December 6, 2019 2:18 PM EST
    • Exactly my feeling, if what you want is "recent" and "popular" FB is right there in your face. If you are trying to use it as reference or to find things, I want to throw the computer out the window.

       

      Greg

    • December 6, 2019 1:51 PM EST
    • OK. No argument. I just didn't like the interface and am unwilling to create yet another on-line account.  I did find a JMRI Operations group on Facebook. My application to join is pending. Facebook haters aside; I find that UI to be much easier to use. The downside is finding anything historical is not easy on FB.

    • December 6, 2019 11:50 AM EST
    • I agree with Greg, the groups.io is a lot better than Yahoo. I'm on a lot of groups, and most of them I don't have sent to my email, but when I need information the search function works great and generally I can find what I need.

    • December 6, 2019 11:04 AM EST
    • No one trying to beat you up, all trying to be helpful. I use "search" on the Yahoo forum, was not great there... it works much better on the groups.io, so you have at least another tool in your back pocket should you need it.

       

      The web interface is not that great, I will agree, nothing as granular as ours, but, it follows that does also give a bit of simplicity, you only have one "list" to peruse and search, like facebook.

       

      I'm trying to solve another issue in JMRI, and if I see an answer to your question, I will report back!

       

      Greg

    • December 6, 2019 10:24 AM EST
    • OK guys, you can stop beating me up.  I'm old, I'm tired,  and have no interest in trying to learn yet another group format. If folks here don't know, then I'll just plug along and solve it on my own.  Not like this is really important to solve.

    • December 6, 2019 9:09 AM EST
    • If you did not post your problem then how do will you possibly get an answer to your question.

      If there is a problem let them know or someone may come back and help you.

      Just like here

      Dennis

    • December 5, 2019 10:14 PM EST
    • I guess the fact that on the front page it lists email addresses for posting etc. and my only interaction with a Yahoo group was to get messages by email.  That group dumped Yahoo for Facebook which is much better format for the content - a local short line fan group. 

       

      I spent two or three minutes browsing the #operations tag. Not much there (unless I missed a page button).

       

      I guess the bottom line is that I'm not much interested in joining another group.

       

    • December 5, 2019 10:06 PM EST
    • It is a forum, with topics and messages within the topics, plus places for files, pictures, polls, and databases. Same functionality as Yahoo groups.

       

      Maybe you are drawing a distinction between a forum that has "set" categories, as opposed to one main area, with threads/topics. (I prefer the finer breakdown we have on LSC, MLS GSC)

       

      Yes, you can get mails from the forum, but exactly like Yahoo groups, you can get emailed every post, on only topics you are interested in, a daily summary, or no email.

       

      Greg

    • December 5, 2019 7:17 PM EST
    • Thanks for that -  I found it, but as far as I can tell it is a mail list, not a web forum.  I'm done with lists. I've ben on the EBT list for something like 20 years. Too much mail to keep up with,. I'm still a member, but I delete everything that comes in.

    • December 3, 2019 8:21 AM EST
    • https://groups.io/g/jmriusers

      All the data from the Yahoo forum is here also.

      Dennis