As the victim said to the con man: “You’re so crooked you can’t see straight.”
Hi there, serious operators. I came to this thread because I have finished building my main freight yard at Littleton.
So I think I’m now ready to consider using JMRI. Of all the software choices, from reading here it appears to be the one I should concentrate on.
I have very little experience, garnered on Fred’s pike and on Barry Birkett’s. I’ve noticed that both of these systems require print outs and clipboards.
Up to now I have always used manual car forwarding systems, pretty much paperless. In fact I’ve been quite happy with them - Card Orders, Thumbtacks, Blindingly Obvious Car Routing, Dice, Inglenooks, Timesavers, and etc etc.
To tell the truth, as a newbie, I’m not yet convinced that I want/need to go the route of computer-generated car forwarding/train operations.
I gotta tell you I’m no fan of paperwork, if that’s what these systems generate… I don’t want to find myself trying to find my place on a switching list and closely checking car numbers while I’m really only trying to shuffle a few freight cars from one place to another. Most of the time I hae to operate solo, not my preference, but my reality.
I’ll be very happy to get input from you fellas who know more about all this … Thanks for all feedback. Cheers!