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Post  mikeanddi Tue 01 Sep 2020, 2:58 pm

Hi Stephen

I was using the stable version of Open Rails because it seemed to be more reliable when restarting saved activities. Having said this, I had no problems with saves when using the Monogame Version (Rel 59, so not updated for a while) to run this activity.

I looked into this further and found that I could not move the consist S - D1022+25van when using it in explore mode in the stable version. This seems to be because the engine was Air Braked, but the wagons were Vacuum Braked.

I believe that the problem of incompatible brakes was overcome in later Monogame and experimental versions of Open Rails, hence why I could run it successfully in Monogame, but I am puzzled that you were able to run the first part of the activity using the stable version.

All's well that ends well though, and I thank you once again for this and your many other activities.

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Post  StephenRWells Wed 02 Sep 2020, 11:33 am

Hi Mike,

You're quite right as originally released D1022 is a combination of air and vacuum brakes plus, of course the wagons are vacuum braked which is a definite NO when using the stable version of Open Rails both as a player engine and Ai. However, when using the MonoGame version it is driveable ( provided you initiate the brakes first ) and is also fine as an Ai consist.

I had forgotten that I had converted D1022 to Vacuum Brakes 2 or 3 years ago and as all my testing of this and other activities using this engine had been done using the MonoGame version the braking conflicts didn't show. When possible my activities for the Plymouth to Penzance Route will be created using the supplied engines only.

Apologies for my error,

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Post  StephenRWells Sat 10 Oct 2020, 11:45 am

Hi All,

I have now uploaded 4 new activities to both TSSHonline and UKTS.

They are:- S - Coal to Drinnick Mill Power Station
S - Coal to Drinnick Mill Power Station 2
S - Oil to Falmouth Docks
S - Truro to Penzance

The first two are fairly similar with each giving different challenging operations throughout the activity.
With the three freight activities read the briefings carefully to lead to a successful completion.
All have been tested on the Open Rails New Year Monogame version only.

Enjoy,

Stephen


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Post  StephenRWells Mon 12 Oct 2020, 9:23 am

Hi All,

Mrmosky had trouble with S - Truro to Penzance where he stopped too close to the signal at Chacewater meaning that the mail train had to stop when it should have gone straight through the station. I have re-checked this with the 3 different versions of Open Rails that I have and provided that you stop before the 20mph sign and with the last coach clear of the points ( allowing the up passenger train to leave the station ) then the activity works as I intended.

I hope that this helps with others who might be having problems with this activity.

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Post  mikeanddi Tue 13 Oct 2020, 3:47 pm

Hi Stephen

Thanks for the latest collection of activities.

I have completed Coal to Drinnick Mill Power Station 2 with no problems. I ran this in the stable version of Open Rails, and my saves appeared to re-load correctly, although I did not need them in this case.

There was such a lot going on throughout the activity so it was very enjoyable. Thanks!

I had trouble with Coal to Drinnick Mill Power Station which I tried first. In the Monogame version, the banker moved off once uncoupled and performed its various manoeuvres, but the sim crashed as I re-coupled to the 16 coal wagons at Burngullow Junction. Unfortunately, none of my saves will reload in the monogame version, so I will have to try this again from the beginning.

Using the stable version, my saves work fine, but the banker does not move at all after uncoupling at Burngullow Junction, so I cannot get any further.

I am looking forward to running the other two activities, and will take notice of the comments above regarding Truro to Penzance.

Kind regards
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Post  StephenRWells Wed 14 Oct 2020, 5:56 am

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your comments and observations. I have had problems when re-coupling whereby the activity crashes for no apparent reason so may I respectfully remind you of part of which I wrote in the briefings - "Watch the reverse points carefully and re-couple very slowly. It might be better to trip the reverse points before re-coupling".

I have found that when approaching the wagons to be re-connected watch the reverse point in the Track Monitor and as soon as it turns Green stop and the reverse point should disappear enabling you re-couple safely. Why this happens I don't know, maybe someone clever than me can get this sorted. At the moment I can't access Elvas Tower for advice - since the upgrading of UKTS it has affected that site as well.

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Post  mikeanddi Fri 16 Oct 2020, 7:12 am

Hi Stephen

I re-ran Coal to Drinnick, taking care to proceed in accordance with your above comments, and completed it successfully in one go.

Ae usual, an excellent and absorbing activity. Thank you.

I have reported the problem with my saves failing to reload as a bug in the Open Rails Launchpad website, and hope that this may receive attention in due course.

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Post  mikeanddi Tue 20 Oct 2020, 5:46 pm

Hi Stephen

I have successfully completed Oil to Falmouth Docks.

In Truro to Penzance, I got signal checked outside Penzance, so could not complete this. The problem was the service S_Penzance Gas Works - St Erth Coal E, which had an air braked loco and vacuum braked wagons, so would not move using the Open Rails stable version. Obviously it would have been fine in the Monogame version, but I would probably not been able to save and reload the activity.

I enjoyed both of these, particularly the shunting in the freight activity, and the abundant AI in the passenger one, so thanks again for providing such great entertainment.

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Post  StephenRWells Wed 21 Oct 2020, 7:40 am

Hi Mike,

I've checked the original download ( UKTS 18746 ) for the RF_D1057 Folder and all the locos have air brakes whereas in my folder they are all vacuum braked so at some point years ago I must have changed the braking system so that I could use a greater variety of stock.

For obvious reasons of copyright I can't supply you with the converted locos. Unless you are willing and able to do the brake type conversion yourself, the solution is to change the loco for one supplied with the route which does have vacuum brakes when using Open Rails. There are free Consist Editors available which will help you do this.

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Post  mikeanddi Wed 21 Oct 2020, 8:55 am

Hi Stephen

I was only one hundred yards or so from the station platform and the end of the activity, so I don't think it is worthwhile converting the brakes for another run.

In the past, I have converted many brakes from vacuum to air, in order for activities to run in the older Open Rails versions, as this was the only way to stop the driven consist.

As a result, many of the locos in my train set used in past activities are not as originally downloaded. Before posting, I did re-download UKTS 18746 to check that it was not one that I had changed myself!!

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Post  StephenRWells Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9:31 am

Hi Mike,

There is another option that I use a lot which is to create an Open Rails Folder within the main loco ( or even wagon ) folder, copy the eng. file into it and make any required modifications. This way when running with MSTS the original file is read but Open Rails will read its new file. It is also very useful when using Open Rails specific functions. If you look at Clive Heard's locos for this route this is what he has done very successfully.

Thanks for all your comments which are always gratefully received.

Regards,

Stephen


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Post  mikeanddi Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9:56 am

Thanks for the tip Stephen, but I have not used MSTS for two or three years so do not need to retain compatabilty.

I doubt if it would even open now without the use of Train Store, or something similar.

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