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    • August 12, 2018 6:21 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Roger all that, Bruce.

      And as long as no dead people were harmed in filming your intro, I'm on board with wherever you want to take this conversation.

      Which was...?

       The dead WERE harmed...but nobody died needlessly...

       

    • August 12, 2018 5:43 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      What was it you wanted to bring to the surface?

      Bring out your dead!

    • August 12, 2018 5:26 PM EDT
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    • August 12, 2018 5:22 PM EDT
    • What was it you wanted to bring to the surface?

    • August 12, 2018 5:21 PM EDT
    • Roger all that, Bruce.

      And as long as no dead people were harmed in filming your intro, I'm on board with wherever you want to take this conversation.

      Which was...?

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • August 12, 2018 5:15 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Bruce,

      So dead people now have a new sponsor?

      And how did you determine that?

      Confused but curious...

      ===>Cliffy

      Well, sorry you're confused, but you ARE Cliffy!  

      And no dead are being sponsored (do THEY really NEED a sponsor????)...it was just when I wrote the phrase to "Bring out your questions" I was reminded of this old Monty Python skit.   Wow.   I guess I'm just very strange... I was just celebrating that I had written a check to sponsor this forum...(all the good ones were already taken?)   Well, I figure I've saved enough money to live a few more weeks in retirement...so why not live it up and sponsor a forum?

       

    • August 12, 2018 5:08 PM EDT
    • Bruce,

      So dead people now have a new sponsor?

      And how did you determine that?

      Confused but curious...

      ===>Cliffy

       

    • August 12, 2018 4:19 PM EDT
    • So, it's time to bring this one back to the top - especially since it has a great new sponsor!

      Bring out your questions!

      Or, more inappropriately...

    • September 27, 2017 4:03 PM EDT
    • There are a few Excel spreadsheets floating around the interwebs which folks have used to generate switch lists. Here's a link to a discussion of one that I came across: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/27714 . Excel works across all platforms, so if you've got guest operators with phones or tablets of almost any stripe, they can call up their switch list on their phones as they switch out their industries.

       

      Later,

       

      K

    • September 21, 2017 9:35 PM EDT
    • Actually the iPad is a different operating system from the Mac, so what runs on one won't run on the other.

      Due to the large difference in computing power, I doubt if you will ever see operations software for the iPad.

      The Mac mini will run JMRI, and has for a long time. Many people have switched to JMRI.

       

      Greg

       

    • September 21, 2017 8:13 PM EDT
    •    I have been away from the list for awhile but getting back into everything.

         Has any operations software been developed for a Mac? I know none had been a few years ago.

         I use a Mac Ipad and Mac Mini.

    • April 23, 2017 10:39 AM EDT
    • Now I did it.  I tried to restore to a previous date and now when I open JMRI, it comes up with the railroad name but does not have the settings tab?  What have I done this time.

      Jay

    • April 18, 2017 11:19 AM EDT
    • I am running JMRI in a circle.  Yard to Yard.  Not sure if this is the best way to run the program with my limitted space.  I have 6 locations plus the yard and a total of 17 spurs.  I have 14 cars, all on the layout.  The build report starts with the last car returned to the yard.  There are 6 spurs that can accept the 6003 box car, the last being the one that it came from.  That car has a low move count but that should not cause it to be returned.  The grain car is simular set up.  It has only 3 spurs available but does not move.  The build report only looks at two locations?

      Jay

    • April 17, 2017 5:49 PM EDT
    • You might need more cars. Or you could just run a train that skips the other locations (delete the other locations) then does that last spur. What it does is fills the demand for cars at the first locations, if it runs out of cars, the other locations won't get any. 

    • April 17, 2017 4:54 PM EDT
    • Things are working well??.  I have one problem that is the same for two locations.  The Grain Elivator @ Apex will not send the covered hopper to the Quaker Oats spur @ Rawls by way of the Yard.  The Yard just sends it back to the Grain Elivator.  The covered hopper is only allowed at these 3 locations.  The willow spring location can accept box and water cars.  The spur has received the same box car all the time from the Yard.  Back and fourth.

      Both locations are at the end of the run, just before returning to the Yard.  The build report get the other locations filled befor it gets to these last two locations.  I only have 3 box cars and 1 covered hopper.

      Any suggestions?

      Jay

    • March 29, 2017 7:31 AM EDT
    • Joe

      I will try extending the length of the siding and see if that helps.

      Thanks

      Jay

    • March 29, 2017 2:24 AM EDT
    • You might also consider setting up a switching train for your yard. It can move cars from yard tracks to spurs within the yard.

    • March 29, 2017 2:21 AM EDT
    • Hi Jay. One thing I noticed about JMRI is that it will make sure you have room on your siding before assigning a car to it. If you have a siding that can handle two cars and the siding has two cars on it, then you cannot move another car to the siding even if your manifest starts with a pickup from that siding. In other words, it adds to current cars plus reserved set outs together, even if the current cars are picked up as part of the manifest. JMRI can run in "aggressive" mode and this might cure it. I haven't tried it yet.

    • March 28, 2017 6:57 PM EDT
    • I now have JMRI working, I think.  May not be correct.  I now have a layout, usint JMRI Layout Editor.  How do I print this layout out and get it so you can see if I  am doing things right or just beating my head on the desk?  I have 14 cars on the layout and about 16 destinations, not counting the Round House, most hold only one car.  Location Varina is the is a Yard and is the begining and end of the run.  The Manafest picks up the engine, and I have to sort the order of the pickups from the Yard to get the train in dropoff order.  I have one car that moves between the Grain Mill and the Yard only.  It has not moved to the Quaker Oats siding.  The build report sees the QO but does not move the car there.

      This is a challenge for this old man.

      Jay