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(616) Comments

  • locoone
    20 Apr 2014

    Hi Ted. No I am not giving it away in fact LOC36 is with puffingbily at the moment for his excellent beta testing. It will be released shortly when he has finished with it and I have made any suggested alterations to it. It gets a bit boring just being able to use the 2 main maps but I don’t think there is much I can do about it.
    Cheers.
    Norm

  • tedgeorge
    20 Apr 2014

    Hi Norm,
    Does that mean you will not be doing any more activities, well if that is the case you have earned a rest from it all and I congratulate you on your efforts, once again Thank You.
    I also installed the RBR Compendium from the disk I bougt from Larry, I wasn’t going to buy it originally because I had previously downloaded it, good job I did buy it in the end, all the old activites are there.
    All the best to you Norm, take care of yourself.
    Cheers
    Ted.

  • tedgeorge
    20 Apr 2014

    Hi Guyz, I have just dowloaded all of Norm’s activities, Thanks Norm, I now have plenty to do although I might have done some of them before my horrific computer crash, is there a LOC23 and LOC24? I don’t see them listed here.
    Thanks Norm for all your hard work, it keeps T4 alive, I always thought that T4 was the best simulator of them all, my opinion anyway.
    Happy Easter to you all
    Ted.

    • locoone
      20 Apr 2014

      Hi Ted
      Good to hear from you.
      I guess we all have our troubles as we get older.
      I am just recovering from a sore throat and a hell of a cold.
      Anyway, there was no LOC23 and LOC24 also there will be no LOC35 thanks to the compiler that I have.
      Thanks for the comments . Yes ,it has been hard work at times but most enjoyable just trying to get the grey matter to operate properly.
      I must mention Ron (puffingbilly) as without his careful beta testing Things would not run as smoothly as they do.
      Unfortunatly the compiler that Larry wrote for T12 was tied to the RBR website and when it went so did the compiler.
      I am like you as I prefer T4 to all the others. I think T6 may have been better except there was no money for Auran in fixing the sound engine.
      Such is life.
      Happy Easter.
      Norm

  • shenley
    19 Apr 2014

    Don’t feel bad, John. I, too, got stung by two reds and got a reprimand from the Headmaster for no headlight.

    • marjon
      20 Apr 2014

      Thanks Peter, I feel better already. John

  • marjon
    19 Apr 2014

    Just finished LOC34 – another winner even if it took a couple of goes. fell foul of a red TWICE!!! And got a naughty for forgetting my headlights!!! john

  • tedgeorge
    17 Apr 2014

    Yes Malw I am still around…just about.
    Imoved away from the B&B recently and now I’m nearer to your place than you think.
    I’ve managed to get T4 up and running and have tried to d/l Norm’s Loc 25 it shows up in Janus but I can’t see it in T$, the last one of Norm’s I have got Loc 22, I might try a different one, where do I find LOC23 & 24 by the way.
    Chers
    Ted.

    • Puffingbilly
      18 Apr 2014

      Ted, You can find the link under this post by Larry RBR Activities on main menu

      • tedgeorge
        18 Apr 2014

        Thanks Ron, I downloaded 3 of Norm’s activities but couldn’t find out where they went to, although they downloaded ok, they suddenly appeared in the T4 scenarios list, I’ve been out of it too long I think, I’m not up to much these days.I just finished chips without fish amazingly
        Cheers
        Ted.

  • malw
    17 Apr 2014

    Nice to know that my old ‘sparring partner’ is still in the land of yhe living. Remember Ted, if you are on a good thing stick to it’ My regards as always. Line them up at the Bull ans Barley and I’ll join you in ‘spirit so as to speak” Toohey and I still share a pretty good relationship. Cheers Mal.

  • shenley
    17 Apr 2014

    Dear Ted, sorry you have had such a bad time. All our friends deserve better. Really nice to know you are still around, though. Best wishes for a better time in the future. Regards, Peter.

  • tedgeorge
    16 Apr 2014

    Hi you guyz, I’m still around but I have had calamity after calamity, I was in hospital for a while then we moved our home and after that my computer crashed and th HD had to be reformatted, so I have lost everthing Trainz don’t think I can set it all up again, that is if I can find the disk and the update for T4 665,
    we have no internet here only wireless, all in all a real stuff up. I see you have put up more activities pit i can’t do them now.
    Happy Birthday me old mater “Erb, we shall go on to the end old mate
    All the best to all old RBR comrades, may you enjoy trainz for ever.
    Cheers
    Ted.

  • malw
    14 Apr 2014

    Yahoo!! Here we go again!! Onya Norm ! Cheers

  • locoone
    14 Apr 2014

    Thanks for the comments Peter Hopefully LOC 36 won’t be too far behind.
    “What about LOC35″, I hear you ask.
    For some reason it would not show up in T4 so I had to change it to LOC36. Hopefully it will start where LOC34 leaves off.

  • shenley
    14 Apr 2014

    Norm, you spoil us. What a great surprise to find LOC34 so soon after LOC33. I wondered what I was going to do today. Many thanks.

  • Herbert Dawrs
    09 Apr 2014

    Sorry, Norm. It’s especially hard to lose best friends I’ve had most of my life since childhood.

  • shenley
    07 Apr 2014

    So sorry to hear of your friend’s passing, Norm. Stay well.

  • locoone
    06 Apr 2014

    Had sad news yesterday. My dear old friend “Tag” had passed away during the night while sitting in his favorite chair watching television. “Tag” has not been well for some time after suffering a heart attack whilst watering his farm one evening. Drove the tractor home and then drove his ute into the hospital, around 15k. His dear wife didn’t know anything until the Dr rang and told her they were flying him to Melbourne By helicopter .In later years he told me that his legs ached so much that he used to get up at night ,sit in his chair and watch tele.
    That is where his son found him Saturday morning. I guess, in a way , his death in this way was a relief. I could not think of him slowly decomposing in a home or hospital. He was absolutely brilliant on the wood lathe and new his timbers .Always there to aid and assist others. He will be sadly missed.

  • Herbert Dawrs
    30 Mar 2014

    I am really moved by Peter’s call and all your remembrances. The good ole RBR daze were the best years of my retirement from the real world.
    Hello to Loverly Linda. I’d say more, but just can’t rise to the occasion. I am prostate afore ye.
    Norm; as usual you leave me breathless with your linguististical athleticism.
    The best friendships, support and real living since real retirement in 1998.
    And last and most, thank you Larry.
    erbie

    Im getting a bit wonky (er?) as time flies by, but will never forget these good times and the stromg support here.

  • shenley
    30 Mar 2014

    Just spoke to ‘Erbie and wished him a happy birthday. He sounded great and is always thinking of his RBR friends and is very touched and appreciates all your thoughts.

  • Puffingbilly
    29 Mar 2014

    Happy Birthday ‘erbie. Hope you have a good one and you better have a port for Larry.

  • locoone
    28 Mar 2014

    Malw Perhaps Me Toohey should have a retest before driving a pass again??????

  • locoone
    28 Mar 2014

    Hau’oli la hanau ko’u hoaloha Have a great day Saturday Erbie

  • malw
    28 Mar 2014

    All is good! Just had a successful run using the RD Unit. Now Toohey can shout ! He will probably E Mail ‘erbie a can for his Berfday as well !

  • Jenolan
    27 Mar 2014

    ‘appy berfday to ‘erbie .. ‘appy berfday to ‘erbie .. let’s all raise our glasses to the big kahuna on Saturday

  • locoone
    22 Mar 2014

    As Ron says, the T/T is quite do able, but if you can’t keep to it You won’t be shot at dawn or reported to the CTM. Glad you all enjoyed the experience.

  • Puffingbilly
    22 Mar 2014

    Hi Mal, the t/t is definately do-able in CAB mode as that’s the only mode I use. DCC mode should be a ‘walk in the park’.

  • malw
    19 Mar 2014

    Must be losing ‘the touch’ Cannot run to the stated Timetable. I think ‘me mate’ Toohey has somthin’ to do with it !! Cheers Mal

  • trevh
    19 Mar 2014

    Ran the red at Tarabool, try again tomorrow.

  • AGLO
    18 Mar 2014

    Hi NORM,
    Many thanks for the new great Scenario Loc33

    Greetings rob

  • marjon
    17 Mar 2014

    Great Norm. Enjoyed it. Only late at one station!! Made it up on the next one. John

  • shenley
    16 Mar 2014

    Woo Hoo! You little ripper. Thanks, Norm!

  • locoone
    16 Mar 2014

    LOC33. Loop the Loop is now on site. .. My thanks to puffingbilly for refining the Time Table and other beta work.
    Thanks also to Larry (the millionaire to be) for his support in putting it up.. Hope you all enjoy it.

  • malw
    28 Feb 2014

    Already standing on the Footplate, left hand on the whistle cord and the Right hand ready to open the Regulator. Bring it on !

  • Herbert Dawrs
    28 Feb 2014

    Sorry to hear about your dog. We also put plants over ours.

  • tedgeorge
    21 Feb 2014

    Hi ‘Erb, glad to hear you are still chugging on, getting the same way myself, was in hospital for a while they ran a few tests said nothing sent me home maybe they don’t want me io know Just keep chugging along just about

  • Herbert Dawrs
    21 Feb 2014

    Just so you know, I’m still around but my screen is dimming. Do not trust an oncologist who says messing wif your naughty bits won’t hurt. A folley is to be loved. A foley is not.

  • trevh
    20 Feb 2014

    Same here

  • shenley
    19 Feb 2014

    Looking forward to it as always. Regards, Peter

  • locoone
    17 Feb 2014

    HEADS UP. LOC33 coming up shortly, if it tests OK.

  • GeorgeUK
    15 Feb 2014

    Don’t worry, I fixed it by running the installer in compatibility mode.

  • GeorgeUK
    15 Feb 2014

    Can someone help me with the DVD? I try to install the files in the “Run” folder for T6 but they throw up an “MD5 error” and stop at “attempting TU revert asset”.

  • tedgeorge
    17 Jan 2014

    G’Day Norm, glad to see you like the British comedy shows, much better than American comedy, unless you watch American politics, sorry ‘Erb, which I don’t, enjoyed running Loc32 thank you for that and all the others as well. I keep having trouble remembering my password, PITA, every where wants a password. Are you feeling the heat down there or are you still wearing a jumper. Happy New Year. Glad I got a spell checker on here, half my words are wrongly spelt, how do you spell politics for instance.
    All the best, from an oldie.
    Cheers
    Ted.

    • locoone
      17 Jan 2014

      Hi Ted Glad you enjoyed LOC32.
      46degC here today.45 yesterday and 44 Wednesday. Must admit I had the jumper off. Had to wear gloves though….The steering wheel in the car was red hot.
      Politics is correct. I guess it is from the word ‘polite’….boy, that’s a laugh.
      I built a 12ft yacht once and named it PITA for that very reason. Plans were drawn up by 2 nautical draftsmen and nothing would fit properly. I eventually found that the inside measurements were nearly 2 ins longer than the outside. Talk about a mess up.
      Happy New Year.
      Norm

  • locoone
    11 Jan 2014

    G’Day Erbie mate. You old reprobate Long time no hear. how are things going?
    Faulty Towers would have to be rated amongst the best of British comedy along with Dad’s Army, Some Mothers do have them, etc.

  • Herbert Dawrs
    11 Jan 2014

    I really don’t miss the Buffalo I knew in the early 1940′s.

  • Herbert Dawrs
    11 Jan 2014

    Speaking of Terry, we just got the Fawlty Towers series. Never gets old.

  • locoone
    05 Jan 2014

    Nah,,,,, Anything below 30C and I wear a jumper

  • locoone
    05 Jan 2014

    Only 30C Larry….boy you have the cooooolest weather

  • locoone
    05 Jan 2014

    Happy Birthday Terry………where ever you are!

  • locoone
    05 Jan 2014

    ” CODE IS POETRY”
    There is some pretty rough poetry around.

  • locoone
    03 Jan 2014

    My pleasure Greg. Happy New Year to everyone. Norm

  • chute_pilot
    30 Dec 2013

    Thanks for the great Christmas gift, Norm! LOC32 will immediately be added to my collection of T4 scenarios. Thanks too to Larry and puffingbilly for their contributions to the project.
    Greg

  • locoone
    28 Dec 2013

    Happy Birthday to Wayne259 .Don’t know if you are still around and having a peek at the Cess now and again or if you are too busy with the caravan business.
    Whatever, have a great day.

    • Puffingbilly
      28 Dec 2013

      Hi Norm, Yes, Happy Birthday Wayne, but I must admit I haven’t seen or heard from him since RBR closed 12 months ago. Actually the llast time was when he went away with his family for a road trip with his caravan and posted his Blog and photos, so yeah that would be a couple of years ago now.

  • locoone
    28 Dec 2013

    Thanks everyone for your wishes and kind comments. I did not do all this alone.
    Without Larry’s coding and puffingbillys beta testing I am afraid I would be all at sea.
    I just hope that I will be able to find the time to continue next year.

  • marjon
    27 Dec 2013

    Thanks for LOC32 Norm, thoroughly enjoyed it – must learn to go a bit slower, derailed at the mine first time!!!
    John

  • trevh
    27 Dec 2013

    Norm,
    Thanks for 32 – keep ‘em coming!

  • shenley
    25 Dec 2013

    Thanks for LOC32, Norm. Downloaded OK. Your timing is impeccable. Makes for a terrific Christmas present. I hope you and your family have a great day. Best wishes, Peter.

  • locoone
    25 Dec 2013

    LOC32 is now available on line.
    May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a special thanks to Larry for making his site available also to Ron (puffingbilly) for the time he has spent beta testing my scenarios. Things did not always go well, but we got there in the end.

    • AGLO
      26 Dec 2013

      Hello Norm,
      Thank you verry match for the nice new scenario Lok32.
      I run it two times with NO problems congrats and also my best wishes,
      > Merry Christmass and a Happy New Year <.
      greetings from Belgium aglo .

  • wishj
    21 Dec 2013

    Merry Christmas fellow members of razorback clan all the best for 2014 John

  • marjon
    20 Dec 2013

    Happy Xmas to everyone and it looks like we are all getting a new years pressie from Norm. looking forward to that!!
    John

  • tedgeorge
    19 Dec 2013

    Season’s Greetings to all, may you have a Happy and Joyous Christmas Time and all good wishes for the coming year

    Ted

  • AGLO
    19 Dec 2013

    Hello all of you,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!

    greetings from Belgium aglo (rob)

  • Puffingbilly
    19 Dec 2013

    Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year fellow trainzers.
    You’re right Greg T2 has been successful and they are now hoping they will reach the 2nd stretch goal of $215K via Paypal qnd N3V’s website (they might have reached it already except Kickstarter doesn’t allow payment via Paypal.
    Just letting you know Norm has another Scenario in the pipeline but just waiting for me to complete beta testing (hopefully this weekend).

  • shenley
    19 Dec 2013

    Thanks to you all for the Christmas wishes. I hope 2014 brings you all everything you wish for yourselves. Regards, Peter

  • chute_pilot
    19 Dec 2013

    Thanks Trev!
    Likewise – Merry Christmas to everyone and all the best during the new year.
    I see that the Trainz Kickstarter project has been fully funded. I hope it results in a great T2 version, or whatever they call it. I pledged an amount to their efforts – I know I would have bought the final result when it came out anyway, so I look at it as Paid In Advance.

  • trevh
    18 Dec 2013

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

  • locoone
    28 Nov 2013

    Larry. Loved the cartoon about the jail break. Printed out copy for Men’s Shed

  • chute_pilot
    25 Nov 2013

    Norm – sorry you had trouble with my email address. It’s gmumbach (at) yahoo (dot) com.
    I’ll send out the W98SE today.
    Greg

    • locoone
      26 Nov 2013

      OK Thanks Greg. I spelt your address with a ‘k’ as gmumbacK, instead of ‘H’.
      Looking forward to receiving it.
      Thanks . Norm

  • Herbert Dawrs
    24 Nov 2013

    Hi chute_pilot. Good to see you again.

    • chute_pilot
      19 Dec 2013

      Hi Herb – thanks for the hello! Sorry this is so late getting back to you – somehow I missed it during my last few visits.

  • locoone
    24 Nov 2013

    Good to hear that Barney is OK, Larry

  • locoone
    23 Nov 2013

    Greg, The postman just returned your Email.
    Looks like I have the wrong address.
    Mine is bell122@westnet.com.au
    N J Guy 15 Margaret St Cohuna 3568 Vic. Aus.

  • chute_pilot
    23 Nov 2013

    Hi everybody! It’s great to see some of the ‘old’ familiar names showing up here in the Shoutbox.

    As I said during my last visit, I have been taking a break from all things Trainz. Yesterday, I finally got back to it and started running some of the T4 scenarios. Great fun! TS12 remains on my system, but I haven’t done anything with it in awhile. Now I see N3V are trying to use crowdsourcing to fund further development. I suppose it has a chance to work, but I’m not holding my breath, nor am I contributing to their efforts.

    Norm – I have a W98SE you can have if it will help. If you want it, just send me your mailing address and I’ll be happy to send it off.

    Happy Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it) and Merry Christmas to all!

    Greg

    • locoone
      23 Nov 2013

      Hi Greg. Welcome back I have sent my address to you by Email. Hope I have it right. The 98Se will most certainly come in handy and on behalf of the Men’s Shed i thank you.
      Hope you and yours have a great Thanks Giving (we don’t have it over here) and all the best for Xmas
      Norm

  • clementine
    22 Nov 2013

    Hi all
    Just come back from train simulator 2013. its terrible. Reloaded trs2004 & 2012 ok and running all the old scenarios, but can anyone advise me how to reload murchison county. I have a license code. Many thanks
    Paul

  • locoone
    21 Nov 2013

    I am rather busy at the moment trying to resurrect an old Pentium2 computer for the local Men’s Shed.
    As it won’t run on XP I am looking around for a copy of W2000 which will have to be very cheap.
    Has anyone any ideas as to where I may obtain such a copy or even W98SE would be better that nothing.
    So far I have managed to repair the PSU and am now trying to find an intermittent fault in the graphics card.
    The monitor keeps getting a green tint but bump the computer and it is back to normal again. Very annoying.
    Also still working on my next T4/T6 scenario.

  • locoone
    21 Nov 2013

    Pedo. I concur

  • shenley
    19 Nov 2013

    Thanks, Rob. I hope it’s not getting too cold in Belgium.

    • AGLO
      22 Nov 2013

      Hello Peter,
      At this moment it is about 5 degrees (plus).
      The last two days I have driven 12 scenarios with voice:
      RBR/GIS01
      RBR/GIS02
      RBR/GIS03
      RBR/GIS04
      RBR/GIS05
      RBR/GIS06
      RBR/GIS10
      RBR/BLt06 used 2 codes for 2 scenarios
      RBR/BLt04
      RBR/BLt07 used 2 codes for 2 scenarios

      it was a pleasure again!!!

      Greetings aglo (rob)

  • shenley
    19 Nov 2013

    I looked at Steam and Train Simulator 2013. Oh, dear. Give me T4 and T12 any day!

    • AGLO
      19 Nov 2013

      so do I Peter and I fully agree!!!
      RBR scenarios give me the most pleasure.
      Greetings from Belgium aglo

  • Herbert Dawrs
    19 Nov 2013

    Steam is the most obtuse/obscene site I’ve ever seen. A Cleeseian fart in their general direction. Aaah, that’s better.

  • Puffingbilly
    19 Nov 2013

    Have any of you chaps been over to the N3V Forums lately? They are now in the process of trying to get their next version of Trainz (T2) up and running and are seeking the community’s assistance in raising funds to ‘build’ in some of the ‘improvements’ they have been asking for since, well, the beginning really of TRS2006. Check out the stories via the Forums here http://forums.auran.com/trainz/forumdisplay.php?91-Trainz-A-New-Era-Kickstarter and also here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/426668601/trainz-simulator-a-new-era-create-drive-operate-sh.
    Let me know what you guys think because personally I believe if they can get the assistance there are asking for there is a good possibility Trainz will become something we have been asking for for years.
    Cheers Ron.
    PS: Merrry Xmas one and all

    • Jenolan
      20 Nov 2013

      After the journey from TRS2004 I have no faith at all in Auran/N3V they have the view that the graphics are the core of a railway simulator. Driving is what it is about the pretty pretties are icing not the cake!

  • tedgeorge
    18 Nov 2013

    Thanks Mal, our local is the ‘Bull and Barley’ not Bull and Bush, that one is in London UK which I also visited a few times in my younger days, Down at the old Bull and Bush as the old song goes.
    What reliable information have I been moving, I have long forgotten.
    Cheers
    Merry Christmas
    Ted

  • malw
    17 Nov 2013

    I hope the “Bull and Bush’ hasn’t been damaged with all this stormy weather Ted. One needs to have a place to retreat to if things go awry. Remember, you still hold the ‘Wide shovel award for moving reliable information’ And a Merry Xmas to you too ! Cheers Mal

  • tedgeorge
    17 Nov 2013

    Thanks Peter,OK at present, I,ve just been lurking around runnung Norm,s activities
    Cheers
    Merry Christmas
    Ted

  • shenley
    16 Nov 2013

    Keep letting us know that you are all OK. Best wishes, Peter

  • wishj
    16 Nov 2013

    great to see some well known RBR members back on shout i.e. Herb Ted Thanks Norm for punching out more activities John

  • locoone
    16 Nov 2013

    Don’t know who played where, but I will bet that Linda was way out in front!!!!!

  • tedgeorge
    14 Nov 2013

    Didn’t know they Were they playing State of origins back in those days, wonder who played five eighth or fullback, bet Linda was the referee, she would keep ‘em in order, she would give them all a try, so to speak, did they have video replays in those days?
    Ted.

  • Herbert Dawrs
    13 Nov 2013

    Geologist claim AU origins go back 3.48 billion years. Brings back the good ole daze. When Linda was just another ‘erbie and Ted bucket list entry.

  • tedgeorge
    13 Nov 2013

    Good on ya Norm, see what happens when ya turn your back,all us old farts come to life again, must be Erbie, Erbieizing us. Thanks for the activities Norm, they are all just great, keeps T4 alive, great work thank you
    Cheers
    Ted

  • locoone
    13 Nov 2013

    Well, what do you know. I have been spending some time on rebuilding an vrery old computer for the local Men’s Shed and call in to Larry’s Cess to see all you old farts getting into it again. Does my old heart good. great to hear young Erbie is going strong and all the others also. I am working on an export coal scenario at present, trying to make it a bit different. It’s hard when there are only 2 track layouts that I can use.
    There are several other built in T4 and T6 layouts that I could use if I knew how to.
    The old computer i am working on has just rebooted itself for the umpteenth time and I can’t locate the reason as yet. Such is life.
    Norm

  • shenley
    12 Nov 2013

    G’day, Ron. With regard to developments with T14, I don’t think I will be bothered. After all the trouble you all had with SP1 in T12, I didn’t go down that path. Almost exclusively, I am now running T4 and grateful to Norm for still providing activities for us. Fortunately, there are so many T4 activities out there, that I’m not getting bored running and re-running them. Occasionally, I will run T12 especially when Greg is kind enough to provide us with another of his masterpieces which will run without SP1. It was great to track ‘Erbie down and speak to him at length. I have seen a photo of his home in Hawaii and it looks beautiful. We will be speaking again soon. Best wishes, Peter

  • tedgeorge
    12 Nov 2013

    Érb/Ron, Good to have ya back Erb,seems like old times again,good fun though, always OT in rbr,don’t know if Larry still has port stocks left. maybe he has drunk it by now.I don’t bother with Y12 these days Ron,SP1 crashed T12 for me, after I reinstalled I had lost all the RBR activities so I don’t bother with it now, I stopped the N3V newsletters, I’ve been enjoying the scenarios that Norm has put up so I am pleased with that.
    Thanks for your comment Peter, I;m doing OK now
    Watch out for Linda Erb, she might be hiding in your shed….in your dreams man. in your dreams.
    Ted

  • Herbert Dawrs
    12 Nov 2013

    Ted, Ron: Do you suppose Larry has forgotten our blatant RBR buggery, him being so old and all, when he INVITED me back? The days when we swiped from his red bubbly supplies. Hiding Linda in the switch yards. I hope I am up to plucking his favorite old red hens and hiding his Sten gun ammo. I’ve been running the free drives on Steam (sorry) because it’s a match for my simple-mindedness. Good to be back.

  • Puffingbilly
    12 Nov 2013

    Hi Pete / Ted. Good to see you both are still around. Has anyone been over to N3V lately? The Great Debate is on over there whether to continuing developing T14 or go over to Kickstarter with development of a new game engine plus extras (all dependant on how the community responds to PLEDGES) see here http://forums.auran.com/trainz/content.php?70-Trainz-Kickstarter-One-week-until-launch

  • shenley
    12 Nov 2013

    G’day to you, too, Ron.

  • shenley
    12 Nov 2013

    G’day, Ted. Nice to see you’re still OK, too.

  • tedgeorge
    12 Nov 2013

    Well g’day Erbie me old mate, how ya going good to hear from ya agin, I’ve been lurking around here, downloaded Norm’s scenarios, thank you Norm, great fun, I think Peter asked where the oldies were, well still around. I still remember the old RBR days what fun they were, anything for a laugh then. Stay with us Erb
    Cheers Ted

  • shenley
    12 Nov 2013

    Just had a 40-min talk on the phone with ‘Erbie. Great to get to talk to him. Lovely guy!

  • shenley
    11 Nov 2013

    G’day, ‘Erbie. Great to know you are OK and still lurking around in the background. Now where are all our other “old” friends. Best wishes to you all. Peter

  • Puffingbilly
    11 Nov 2013

    Hi “erb, good to see you back. Some of the oldies are still here but not a great deal of activity. Norm gets the odd activity out but that’s about it really. I pop in now and again and do beta testing when required but apart from that it’s pretty ‘dead’.

  • Herbert Dawrs
    11 Nov 2013

    Oops…I rediscovered the answer in FAQ. Just ignore me whilst I work thru that. I was going to print it but lovable printer sez no ink. Dejavu all over again. Back in a few daze,

  • Herbert Dawrs
    11 Nov 2013

    Anyone like to help me install RBR COMPENDIUM on WIN 8.1 (aargh)? My notes show my disc was the Final issue as of Nov. 2011. It seemed to install, clicking desktop icon says it’s not. I remember in 2011 needing a ton of help, and I’m downhill since then. So, if the answer is ‘No”, not a big deal. Thanks-Herb

  • Herbert Dawrs
    11 Nov 2013

    I’m baaaack.. Mostly just aging disgracefully. Still driving as the DMV eye machine went wonky. Craving Linda. Miss great RBR fun and friends most of all. Norm: May I suggest a wild goose for the ‘on ther toes’ prob? Are the old regulars still around? Do I see new stuff down this string?
    ‘erbie

  • shenley
    09 Nov 2013

    Anybody heard from ‘Erbie lately. I hesitate to ask.

  • malw
    09 Nov 2013

    Everything is fine the way it is ! If it’s not broken, don’t fix it ! (Old Bushies saying) Love your style Norm. While ever you produce them I will be here to play them ! Depending on the Bloke upstairs, of course. Cheers Mal.

  • Jenolan
    02 Nov 2013

    Norm: You can turn off DVS & Detector processing if you want.

    • aglo
      03 Nov 2013

      Hi Larry, I personally love the DVS & RBR detector and all the real actions.
      And now espacially because I know that the RBR detector is random (thanks Norm fot the information) and congrats. to you Larry.
      greetings aglo

      • aglo
        03 Nov 2013

        Larry hi hi, correction “fot” must be “for” sorry I am not that good in the English laguage

        aglo

    • locoone
      04 Nov 2013

      Yep, I know that Larry. We have to have something to keep them on their toes.
      Usually turn the DVS off when running steam.

  • locoone
    02 Nov 2013

    That’s the way John

  • marjon
    02 Nov 2013

    Thanks Norm for LOC31, enjoyed your latest dual scenario. Managed without any problems (nearly got caught when I started to roll back, then remembered the A button!!!) John

  • locoone
    01 Nov 2013

    No problem Trev DVS is completely at random and I have no control over it. Sorry if you have a sore thumb. It is used on real trains to keep the driver alert, so that he doesn’t go to sleep and crash , which has happened, or so the experts claim. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

  • trevh
    31 Oct 2013

    LOC31 Completed, Thanks Norm. Must be a record number of DVS presses!

    Trev

  • locoone
    29 Oct 2013

    My pleasure Peter.Hope you have fun with it. Thanks Larry

    • aglo
      31 Oct 2013

      Hello! Norm, thank you very match for the nice scenario RBR-Loc31 To Market To Market..
      I run this scenario 3 times with no problems (TS2004) Congrats!
      One question, is the “Razorback Dedector” programmed as random?
      Many thanks and greetings from Belgium aglo

      • locoone
        01 Nov 2013

        The detector is something that Larry built in and is completely random
        Sometimes a hotbox, sometimes something dragging, sometimes a false alarm and sometimes OK. Glad you liked it

  • shenley
    29 Oct 2013

    Thanks, Norm. I’ve just completed LOC28 with your guidance and have now downloaded LOC31. Looks like I’m in for a busy afternoon. Best wishes, Peter.

  • locoone
    14 Oct 2013

    Happy Birthday to Zec Hope the job is not wearing you out.

  • shenley
    08 Oct 2013

    Congratulations, Greg, on an exceptional activity. The layout is breathtaking and the requirements for the driver really kept me on my toes. It took me three goes not to have my “employment terminated” but I, eventually, completed it with a score of 450. Well done! Best wishes, Peter.

    • chute_pilot
      10 Oct 2013

      Congratulations Peter! Good job. I really had fun working on that layout, and I’m glad you enjoyed it.
      I am currently taking a sabbatical from all things Trainz. I think that activity wore me out. My mind is completely blank with regard to any new activity. (Some people would say my mind is completely blank all the time!)
      Greg

      • aglo
        12 Oct 2013

        Congratulations,Greg this is a Great !!! session “An Evening On The Trinity Bay RR TS12″ After 3 drivings I got 450 points.
        Also congrats for the Fantastic Layout (scenery) builder(s) philskene and therabbit
        Many many thanks and greetings from Belgium aglo

        • chute_pilot
          13 Oct 2013

          Thank you aglo! I’m glad you included the layout builders in your note. They have a bigger part in the success of a Session than the Session writer. Without them, there would be no sessions. Greg

  • shenley
    03 Oct 2013

    Thanks, Greg. All seems to be OK now except I got caught running a red light loading the tractors. Great fun up to that stage. I’ll continue until I get it right. Best wishes, Peter.

  • shenley
    02 Oct 2013

    Dear Greg, don’t worry. After much trial and error, I think I have found out that I had “Missing Dependencies”. I have downloaded as much as I could and, at least, I have now found the wagon loaded with lumber. I hope the rest of the session goes OK. Sorry to trouble you. I have much to learn about downloading and CMP. Regards, Peter

    • chute_pilot
      02 Oct 2013

      Peter, Peter, Peter… :-)

      First, if you are running TS12 #49922, then you need the Session named “An Evening On The Trinity Bay RR TS12″, . DO NOT take the one with SP1 in the name.
      Then, after importing the CDP, the first thing you need to do, in Content Manager, is to find and install ALL missing dependencies. At the time I released the Session, everything that was needed was on the Download Station.
      In Content Manager, right-=click on the Session name and then click on View Dependencies. Once that list shows up, click on View In Main List. Then you can “Edit-Select All” and Download, or you can select individual assets and Download.
      Only after getting all missing dependencies should you try to run the Session. If you have trouble finding an asset, let me know and I’ll try to help.
      Greg

  • shenley
    01 Oct 2013

    Perhaps, what I have downloaded is wrong. What should I download from the DLS for Build 49922?

  • shenley
    01 Oct 2013

    Dear Greg, don’t know what I am doing wrong but, after I reverse off the turntable, I am taken to three “Multifoods” wagons and not wagons loaded with lumber. Where are the lumber wagons? Regards, Peter.

  • marjon
    28 Sep 2013

    Hi Greg, Just completed the Trinity Bay session, scored 450, what a great layout, so much action. Thoroughly enjoyed your session. completed on build 58414.
    John

    • chute_pilot
      02 Oct 2013

      Hi John! Congratulations – I’m glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun creating it, too.
      Greg

  • locoone
    22 Sep 2013

    Larry If I ever get up your way I will have pleasure in buying you a coffee.

  • locoone
    22 Sep 2013

    QUOTE:- There is no such thing as a stupid question. Only stupid answers.

  • locoone
    22 Sep 2013

    I guess that I thunk wrong.

    Back to 32bit W7. At least everything works, except T6. which only sort of works

  • locoone
    13 Sep 2013

    Ron T6 is now loaded and all is well….I think

  • Jenolan
    13 Sep 2013

    Just clicking the subject from the home page takes you to the full article

  • trevh
    12 Sep 2013

    Found it, From the page I was at had to click the link “Atricle Archive”
    Download was O.K.
    Thanks, Trev

  • Jenolan
    12 Sep 2013

    Yeah you need to open the article .. preview is not the full blurbo

  • locoone
    12 Sep 2013

    Hi Trevh Left click on LOC30::Ore Shipment and the 2 download files will appear just below the picture.

  • trevh
    12 Sep 2013

    Hi,
    Cant see where to D/L Loc 30 – Help.

    Trev.

  • locoone
    12 Sep 2013

    Hi Ron. I have sent you some attachments by Email to show what I get. I have only just discovered that 64bit W7 would run on this computer. I have had to download and install all new drivers but that was a minor detail. T6 is the only thing that I cant get to run……so far. It seems to have something to do with Microsoft.NET 1.1. I have tried 4.5 which is the latest but it made no difference. if I don’t get somewhere soon, I will reload 32bit W7 .

  • locoone
    12 Sep 2013

    Thanks for the comments chaps. now it is your turn to assist me.
    HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO LOAD T6 ONTO A W7 64 bit PLATFORM . I am having trouble in that the CMP won’t show up. Microsoft.NET 1.1 shows as not compatable. Is there a way around this?

    • Puffingbilly
      12 Sep 2013

      Hi Norm, I’m running W7 Ultimate 64bit and have not experienced any issues with Microsoft.NET 1.1. Had no issues installing T6 either. I do have it installed on a different drive to all my other programmes though. I have T12 & T10 on a separate SSD , a separate 375GB WD HD with T12, T6 & T4 installed. T6 does for some unknown reason take ages to load anything up to 5 minutes for cmp and it usually shows the message updating the database (takes forever) then says my username /password is invalid. This means me going into settings, clicking save, goes through the DB update again and I just leave it and after a few minutes all is good, but yeah its a real PIA.

  • malw
    11 Sep 2013

    Good one Norm! This one will keep the unwary ones on their toes! Had 4 close calls that nearly led to ‘instant dismissal’! Thank goodness for the versatility of the RD Unit, it really saved the day. I was lucky to get it first run through. I feel many will come to grief before they “know the road” on this run. Cheers Mal

  • shenley
    10 Sep 2013

    Thanks, Norm. I’ve downloaded LOC30 OK and look forward to giving it a run soon. Best wishes, Peter.

  • Jenolan
    02 Sep 2013

    Thanks Norm .. pretty pretty and safe working too!

    • AGLO
      03 Sep 2013

      Nice Layout Larry
      congrats aglo

    • locoone
      03 Sep 2013

      That has fixed it. I am a happy little Vegemite now.
      LOC30 should be available shortly after puffingbilly checks it out.

  • locoone
    02 Sep 2013

    Looks even better now. You have RedeHen Signal mail.

  • locoone
    01 Sep 2013

    Like the new layout Larry. Clean and Neat. Do miss the Old RED Hen though.

  • chute_pilot
    31 Aug 2013

    I have uploaded the TS12 session to the DLS, and it should be there within the next day. It’s name is “An Evening On The Trinity Bay RR TS12″. I was developed entirely under Build 49922 and works in Build 49922 and Build 58414. All dependencies are either built-in or are on the DLS.
    Have fun!
    Greg

  • malw
    31 Aug 2013

    Hi!, yes I’m still running on 49922 Version. I’ll wait for your latest version and hopefully all will sort itself out. Cheers Mal.

  • malw
    30 Aug 2013

    Sorry Greg, have not been able to access your latest creations. Have let my FCT run out, and the couple of times I tried to find them I didn’t have any success. I don’t think they like me at Auran ! Anyway, who knows maybe some time in the near future I’ll have another go at it. Cheers Mal

    • chute_pilot
      30 Aug 2013

      Sorry Mal – the lack of a first-class ticket shouldn’t have any effect on the existence of an asset on the DLS.

      Are you running pre-SP1 (49922) or post-SP1 (58414)? The only recent session of mine is the Trinity Bay session, which requires SP1 build 58414. If you are running under build 49922, my session probably won’t show up in your CM.

      I am within days of releasing my Trinity Bay session in a form that will run under both versions of TS12. I’ll post here once it’s available.

      If you still can’t get it via the DLS, let me know and I can send it via email if you want.
      Greg

  • locoone
    21 Aug 2013

    5 should be a good average. I think that Andrew came up with this originally
    because CAB driving is harder to control than DCC.

  • chute_pilot
    19 Aug 2013

    Hi Norm, I’m glad you got through it OK! I just released another update which softened the speeding rules a little. I had some reports that my original enforcement activities were too strict.

    • locoone
      20 Aug 2013

      Hi Greg
      We use the following code for tolerance in speed for DCC and CAB modes.
      Don’t know if it is much help to you.

      if (Global.dccMode)
      {
      Speeding.SetFloatingLimit(4,Train.KPH_TO_MPS);//DCC Mode
      }
      else
      {
      Speeding.SetFloatingLimit(6,Train.KPH_TO_MPS);//CAB Mode
      }

      • chute_pilot
        20 Aug 2013

        Thanks Norm. If I read that correctly, you allow a tolerance of 4 if DCC and 6 if CAB. My original session had a tolerance of only 1, regardless of control method. My latest release was adjusted to a tolerance of 5.

  • Jenolan
    18 Aug 2013

    ‘No comments’ means that no comments have been made……..

  • Jenolan
    18 Aug 2013

    You guys do realise that a comment or like on posts helps huh!

    • locoone
      18 Aug 2013

      Most of it is way over our heads.

    • locoone
      18 Aug 2013

      Thought the NO Comment in blue meant that no comments were wanted.
      Personally I thought the tortoise story was great and I have copied it to retell it at the Mens Shed next week.

  • Puffingbilly
    15 Aug 2013

    Hi Greg. I was one who reported the saving game problem when beta testing. Since then I have replayed the activity while saving at the 3 indicated save points but I saved at the point when the message first appeared. I then commenced form those 3 save points and did not encounter the problems I had during testing? So it might be worthwhile if someone else could attempt the same thing to see if they then have any issues starting from the save point!!

    • chute_pilot
      16 Aug 2013

      Hi Ron. Those 3 spots seem to be the safest spots available, but they are not without problems. One day, Trainz crashed the instant I clicked on the Save command. One other time, I had a Red Bug show up on re-start from one of the save spots. So, it’s not a perfect science.

      I am about to release an update to the SP1 version of the session because of another Red Bug script error that showed up on some systems. In that update, I also removed the 3 save points and just suggested that the user run it through, since successful saving couldn’t be counted on.

      I am also about a third of the way through a re-write which I hope will run on both the pre- and post- SP1 versions of TS12. We’ll see!

      Greg

      • Puffingbilly
        16 Aug 2013

        Hi Greg. There certainly are a lot of inconsistencies with with SP1HF3 as is evidenced in your session with the different problems reported. It’s also evidenced further when reading the various posts over at Auran and some of those who have been with the Trainz franchise from the beginning.

        I guess we will have to wait and see what the next release (if there is one?) produces or if they just come out with a new version TS14/15?

        Ron

    • locoone
      19 Aug 2013

      Hi Ron and Greg. I have now found the time to give it a run and have had no problems with the restarting at the 3 save points. I also saved at other places and replayed from there only to find that there were no more instructions and only stopped when i ran into a red signal.
      Everything went well except that i was dinged twice for speeding….Didn’t want it to look too easy, well that is my story anyway.
      This is the second time i have sent this message, the first seems to have been derailed.

  • locoone
    14 Aug 2013

    Hi Greg. No the failure had nothing to do with the program. It appears there is something amiss with the computer as it would not start at all after tea (dinner) tonight. It wanted to do repairs to the startup and I gave it around 30 mins to fix itself , after which I turned it off and then started it normally and it’s still going. I will go into it in more detail tomorrow…..maybe.

  • locoone
    13 Aug 2013

    H Greg. Managed to get it at last. had to download it a piece at a time. What i have been able to run so far is nothing short of terrific. Most enjoyable.
    For some reason, not any thing to do with your program, Trainz t12 decides to stop running just as I go into reverse at the tractor siding and Windoze shuts it down and looks for a cure. I saved the first session but being the smarty bum that I am , didn’t save the second session and then ran a red and have now got to go back to where i left off in the 1st session. Don’t know when I will get time to rerun it but can’t fault what I have seen so far.
    Great effort and that is an interesting layout.

    • chute_pilot
      13 Aug 2013

      Thanks Norm! I’m glad you’ve had at least SOME success with the Save Session routine. I am getting quite a few reports from people with no luck at all with resuming a session.

      The only time I had TS12 crash while running this session was once when I clicked on Save to save the session. Backing up to get the tractors has never been a problem before now. I hope it’s not related to your use of a saved session.

      I am re-writing it for TS12 Build 49922, but have quite a bit to do yet.
      Greg

  • chute_pilot
    09 Aug 2013

    Trev – I’m glad you got through it and enjoyed it. I am busy re-writing it for TS12 #49922 as a lot of people haven’t gone to SP1. It’ll be interesting to see if it can be saved OK in that build. As far as SP1 goes, since the saves may not work I’m just glad it’s not any longer. Greg

  • locoone
    08 Aug 2013

    It’s there now Greg but they won’t let me download it claiming that I am not a registered member. Been a registered member since 1983 but I guess that don’t count.
    I will try again later when they eventually come to their senses. If that is possible.

    • chute_pilot
      08 Aug 2013

      I think you must have been the victim of their 30-year purge. I’m sure they deleted all accounts over 30 years of age because they figured nobody would have lasted that long with Trainz.
      Good luck.

      I’ve already received one complaint from someone who wants it to run in build 49922, despite all of the warnings that it is for 58414. Nobody reads anymore.

  • chute_pilot
    07 Aug 2013

    Hi everyone. My latest Session for TS12 has been uploaded to the DLS and should be available shortly. Wait for the KUID2 version to avoid some dependency problems that showed up in the original.

    It requires the freeware route called “Trinity Bay Industrial Railroad TS12″ which is also on the DLS. The Session name is “An Evening On The Trinity Bay RR”.

    The Session will not run on Build 49922. It was developed under TS12 SP1 Build 58414.

    I hope you don’t, but if you have any problems with it, please let me know. Enjoy!
    Greg

    • trevh
      08 Aug 2013

      Greg,

      Downloaded and installed O.K.

      Problem:- After leaving FasterPaster and over the Xing I get no instruction to stop and the sig before 101, (110?), is green. I had saved at the Paster instructions – there was no train near the turntable.

      Train justs keeps going and going !

      Trev

      • chute_pilot
        09 Aug 2013

        Hi Trev,

        I’m sorry it’s giving you trouble. I’ll never understand how I can run it hundreds of times and not experience some of the problems someone else has. This Session has also been BETA tested by 2 others, and your issue never came up.

        The fact that the signal in front of Junction 110 is green is fine. It would only be red if one of the AI trains had come around that bend on your left and was crossing the bridge, and that’s all a matter of timing. Regardless of the status of that signal, the Session is supposed to tell you to stop when your train has cleared Junction 1262 (at the crossing), and then it tells you to back up into the Farmall yard. That stopping point would leave your loco short of the signal.

        Did you experience this problem during a resumed run (resume from a saved point) or was it a ‘fresh’ uninterrupted run from the beginning?

        Several people have experienced problems getting the Session to resume properly even if it was saved at a “safe” location, so I would immediately suspect that is the cause. I’ve even had a Red Bug show up when resuming a session and it says something about the HTML page browser, which would explain why you didn’t see the message to stop. Sometimes, it’ll resume correctly on the same day as the original save, but the next day it won’t – from the same save! I can’t understand it.

        If you resumed the Session and had this problem, then I’d suggest running from the beginning again and don’t save or resume. If you need to take a break, you can always Pause.

        On the other hand, if you were running it from the beginning, with no breaks, then I am baffled, as there is no reason for it not to give you a stop message at that location.

        I’m afraid that all I can suggest is that you try it again. At least at that point you’ve only invested about a half-hour, so it shouldn’t be TOO painful.

        As much as I didn’t want to have to do it, I am already re-writing this Session under build #49922 to see if SP1 might be part of the reason for the erratic behavior. To be honest, it wouldn’t surprise me any. It’ll be a little while before I get it done, but I’ll keep you all informed.

        Greg

        • trevh
          09 Aug 2013

          Greg,

          It was a run from the save – in fact Idid it 3 times with same result.

          As you suggest I will start over – If same then I guess reinstall.

          Thanks for info about the signal and all.

          Trev

          • trevh
            09 Aug 2013

            Greg,

            Started over – compleated O.K. – Sure is a busy place – Enjoyed it.

            Trev.

  • marjon
    07 Aug 2013

    Just recently got back from 3 weeks up in port Douglas and Cairns – lovely warm sunshine – have only just got around to downloading Loc 28 and 29, and have now run them both. great being back in the old Razorback country. Thanks Norm for two more great scenarios.
    John

  • locoone
    01 Aug 2013

    Fair enough Larry. If you look at USA or Europe you won’t need to enter the planes just hop from wingtip to wingtip. There are that many of them.

  • Jenolan
    01 Aug 2013

    I have an app that does it .. not hugely interested in planes, will never get on one that you have to queue up and be treated like a criminal

  • locoone
    31 Jul 2013

    For something completely different and fascinating have a look at http://www.flightradar24.com. Bet you spend a lot of time here.
    That includes you Larry , although I don’t know how it will go on Apple?

  • locoone
    30 Jul 2013

    Thanks Aglo. You are more than welcome. Glad you enjoyed them.

  • AGLO
    29 Jul 2013

    Many thanks for the nice scenarios included the last one LOC29, all works fine and also thanks to all “R.B.” programmers.

    Greetings from BELGIUM Aglo

  • locoone
    26 Jul 2013

    Thanks Mal. Glad you had fun with it.

  • malw
    26 Jul 2013

    Pleased to report that all went well in the 2nd. attempt. Shift completed without incident. Most enjoyable. It’s always a pleasure to play your Masterpieces Norm. Cheers.

  • trevh
    26 Jul 2013

    Norm, good one! All was well until near the very end – I was pushing back the empties and looking at the front of the cars when I went through the red at the rear !!

    • locoone
      26 Jul 2013

      That is the way it goes and i have been caught there myself. So you are not alone.

  • shenley
    25 Jul 2013

    Dear Norm, many thanks for LOC29. I hope your “bonce” is getting better. Best wishes, Peter.

    • locoone
      26 Jul 2013

      Hi Peter. All better now . Had the stitches out yesterday .

  • malw
    25 Jul 2013

    Have just downloaded your latest Scenario and had my ‘first run’ at it. All went well up until the approach into Cudgee. I misjudged the stopping distance, very badly, I’m afraid and got my marching orders ‘post haste’ Ho Hum ! Always tomorrow to get another crack at it ! Thanks Norm. Cheers.

    • locoone
      26 Jul 2013

      That’s the way Mal. At least you didn’t blame your friend Mr Tooey for it.

  • locoone
    25 Jul 2013

    LOC29 Part 2 is now available for download.
    Thanks Larry.

  • Puffingbilly
    19 Jul 2013

    Norm, received and will let you known how I go over the next couple of days

  • locoone
    18 Jul 2013

    Ron. You have mail….at lsat.

  • chute_pilot
    16 Jul 2013

    I’m still here too, and still at it!

    I’m working feverishly (well, working, anyway) on a new Session for a route most of us have never seen before. So, while it will be interesting for all of the drivers, it is also a bit more work to figure out how everything works together. But I really like the look of it so far. I’ve completed close to 90% of it, so the wait shouldn’t be unbearably long before I’ll put it up on the DLS.

    I’ll let you know when it’s available!
    Greg

    • locoone
      18 Jul 2013

      Good to hear Greg and I will look forward to it although I still haven’t had time to finish your other effort as yet.
      Had cancer removed from my bonce yesterday . I now have 12 stitches and a large headache . Considering there are only 12 stitches in a bag of wheat, I am not doing too bad..

      • locoone
        20 Jul 2013

        Hi Greg. Just finished your last run and it was most enjoyable. The only problem I had was the idiot sitting on the freight shed platform with his legs hanging over the edge. I am sorry to inform you that he no longer walks down to the freight shed, in fact, he no longer walks. Great effort. I find it a nice change to drive some one else’s trains.

        • chute_pilot
          20 Jul 2013

          Hi Norm. I told that guy he needed to be careful, but he just wouldn’t listen! Glad you enjoyed it – I’ll admit to always being a little nervous putting my stuff out there. I don’t know a thing about real-world train operations, so I worry about creating something that is so wrong, train wise, that the train veterans of the world will put me on their “don’t-bother-with-him” list. Greg

          • locoone
            20 Jul 2013

            I wouldn’t worry too much about that Greg. I have seen some pretty rotten scenarios, Safeworking wise and I thought your effort was pretty good . Unfortunately on the M2 layout where distant and home signals are on the same post, there is nothing that can be done about operating them separately. I would think that the person responsible for the signalling on that layout did not have much idea as some of the signals are on the wrong side of the track and I have also found one half way up a cliff face. Just forget exactly where it was now. Did you know that if you put a trackmark on one of the aircraft tracks that you can actually have a train flying through the air. I did it accidentally once. Weird

  • locoone
    16 Jul 2013

    As I just said to Trevh I hope to finish loc29 in the next few days. AFAIK Greg and Andrew are still at it , at least I hope so anyway.

  • tedgeorge
    16 Jul 2013

    Well, people are beginning to wake up again, me I’ve just been keeping the scotch bottle warm or the scotch bottle keeping me warm, whatever, it is winter you know….I think
    Cheers, here’s to you all, Merry Christmas in July
    Ted.

  • malw
    15 Jul 2013

    Still here ! Lurking in the background, waiting with ‘bated breath’ wondering how ‘things’ are going to ‘pan out’ in the future. Check in every day to see what’s happening. Cheers!

  • trevh
    15 Jul 2013

    I’m here – Its Mid-Summer now 30 C and plus with high humidity.
    Dont know which is worse Winter or July.
    Norm, hows the eyes – its 2 years now since mine were done.

    • locoone
      16 Jul 2013

      Hi Trevh. Eyes are going good but since I had the last one done again I can’t read or see anything up close. Go for new glasses on the 25th which should fix things. The specialist says that I now have almost 20/20 vision. Hope to have LOC 29 ready within the next few days. Bit of a bummer not being able to see close up though.

  • shenley
    15 Jul 2013

    Try over a week. Yes, I was getting worried, too.

  • Puffingbilly
    15 Jul 2013

    Bit of both Norm :). No one’s been on the last few days.

  • locoone
    15 Jul 2013

    What’s happened? Has everyone died or just gone into hibernation for the Winter???? Perhaps Larry having another Birthday was just too much for you all!

  • locoone
    06 Jul 2013

    Happy Birthday to Larry. Hope you and Helen had a great day.

  • locoone
    05 Jul 2013

    Hi Greg. Yes I was aware of that method and now all is set up and working OK. Haven’t finished the run as yet but will do ASAP. The problem I have is that the download keeps dropping out and I am in and out checking it all the time. Fortunately, when restarted it carries on from where it left off. Download speed ranged from 8kbs to 2.3Mbs. What I have run sofar loks realy good and as soon as I run the rest I will get back to you. Thanks for your help.

  • chute_pilot
    04 Jul 2013

    Norm, you have probably already heard this, but when you re-download Murchison, Cancel the download of Part 1 as soon as it gets started, and let Part 2 download and install successfully first. Then, the next time you start up, Cancel the download of Part 2 as soon as it gets started, and let Part 1 finish up. That is what has worked for me, and others, based on the SP1 bug thread in the TS12 forums. Good luck!
    Greg

  • marjon
    04 Jul 2013

    Well, I have got everything back again up to hotfix 3,Murchison both hi detail and standard are there too,I have downloaded and started both the Murchison cattle runs without any problems – no missing asset at all and the hay wagons are the new type. However, when I run Altona to Hunter, the red hens are back to having no wheels and the last coach is missing!!!! have deleted and re-downloaded the scenario, re-downloaded the bogies all to no avail. I suppose at least it runs OK apart from that. One thing that really stumps me, after I put in SP1, the routes that are supposed to redownload through the DLS don’t – they are already there but show up in white as does Razorback 6.5 – even Murchison. But they run! Screwy isn’t it.
    John

  • chute_pilot
    03 Jul 2013

    Trev – yes, the spirals are used to transition from the lower to the upper levels, but they aren’t tunnels – they are open spirals, which just adds to the visual enjoyment of the route.

  • chute_pilot
    03 Jul 2013

    Norm – it sure looks like you have some troubles there – the 4 NSWGR assets are a passenger consist that shows up as the 1st AI in the MC&F II session. All 4 are listed as built-in (I think they came as part of Murchison). But here’s the kicker – that unknown kuid2 you listed is the Murchison – Standard layout by sirgibby! Without that, you’re not going to get anywhere in that Session.

    • locoone
      04 Jul 2013

      Thanks Greg. Thought that kuid was familiar. Guess I had better reload M2 again, again, again,again.

  • locoone
    03 Jul 2013

    Greg. Just downloaded your Murchison Cattle and Freight and the following are shown as broken. NSWGR DB200, DC200, DP100, DR200 and is shown as unknown. Don’t know why I am having so much trouble with T12 SP1. Can I just dump these items?

    • locoone
      03 Jul 2013

      kuid2:47439:133333:7 is shown as unknown. Looks like using side arrows is a nono.

  • trevh
    02 Jul 2013

    Greg, got it – interesting, I’m guessing the sprials are tunnels leading from one level to another.

  • trevh
    01 Jul 2013

    Greg, there are several Trinty Bays. Which one?

    • chute_pilot
      01 Jul 2013

      As far as I know, there is only 1 Trinity Bay route by philskene. I think the other items you may be referring to are some Sessions he developed.
      My session is based on Trinity Bay Industrial Railroad TS12 (kuid2: 69871:2156:1).

  • chute_pilot
    01 Jul 2013

    Ron & Trev, thanks for keeping me up to date with your Session runs – I’m glad they’re working well for you.
    I have started a new one – this time using a freeware route by philskene called Trinity Bay. I’m developing it under Build 58414 and I’m having a ball with it! It’s chock full of industries and AI trains, and the view from outside is just amazing. There are no wide open spaces on this route – it’s one industry after another, and perfectly dirty-looking. If you think you’ll like to run my Session, you can get a head start by downloading the route and its dependencies from the DLS.
    I don’t know if my session will also work in Build 49922, but I’ll certainly try it when I’m in the testing phase and will let you know.
    Greg

    • trevh
      01 Jul 2013

      Greg, just finished Part II – was good. Looking fwd to more.
      Will take a look at Trinity Bay.
      Trev.

  • locoone
    01 Jul 2013

    On another subject…. Spammers. So far this last 2 weeks my credit card s at the Westpack, National, ANz and National have all being frozen unless I enter all my details including passwords to have these accounts upgraded.
    Of course the fact that I don’t have credit cards at any of these places is besides the point. Pinging the messages i find that they all come from overseas. Today i received a notification supposedly from PayPal stating that If I didn’t click “Here” and renew all my details including password etc that my account, which I don’t have, will be immediately.
    Along with this came a notice from Westnet that my account would be closed within 24 hours if I did not respond and update my Email address and password immediately. This message was traced to Italy. I hope no one has been sucked in by these messages.

  • locoone
    30 Jun 2013

    Just re installed the basic T12 on the spare computer and tried to download Razorback Railway v6.5. Even though it is shown on the download station the CMP “Cannot find a URL’ or in other words it has been blocked by N3V. a/c faulty contents. So its back to T4.
    Just to prove

  • locoone
    29 Jun 2013

    It appears to me that if you save all your downloads before doing a re install with SP1 and Hot Fixes that you can get away with it. If you wipe everything off, as I did, and then install the upgrades followed by the downloads, Classic, M2 etc, that is when the trouble starts.

    • marjon
      30 Jun 2013

      Thanks for that. I am currently putting my back-up of 49922 into my computer, then I will take it from there.
      John

  • marjon
    29 Jun 2013

    Have now completed the Altona/Hunter run without any problems. However,the first time I also got stuck on the red in the forest – eventually tried to run past it but got clobbered. Restarted it from Altona and it ran straight through no problem. I am also on 58414. My problem is Murchison, each time I try to download it I get a window with missing asset or corrupt file and have to re-start. I saw on the forum that Zec suggested cancelling all downloads except part 2 of Murchison, allow that to complete then download part 1. Unfortunately I still got the missing asset on the part 2 and never made it to part 1. I now wonder if I should have downloaded at SP1 and not after the 3 hot fixes. Have to wait until next month as I am almost out of my monthly allocation, I am on 10gb. Anyone have any suggestions?
    John

    • trevh
      30 Jun 2013

      John, Thanks for info – did a computer re-start and freash start to the drive – all was well the light being yellow this time. Now have saved after loading up at Avers.

      • Andrita
        30 Jun 2013

        Trev,
        You might have a problem leaving Aversleigh. The loco of the coal train at the station has gone walkabout along with the redhen bogies. On my machine anyway. The coal train is supposed to run in front of you and when it passes it sets the junction for you to proceed. The whole thing is a mess.
        Andrew

        • trevh
          30 Jun 2013

          Andrew, ran it all the way to the end with no probs. Didnt seem a mess to me
          Trev.

  • trevh
    29 Jun 2013

    Greg, ran Part 1 on the Murch and all was good. (Am at level 58414)
    Nice one!

  • trevh
    29 Jun 2013

    Andrew, Am running AL to PH but am stuck at the red at the entrance to the Forest, FF112 I think. Am at level 58414 (3H/F’s). Of intrest the RedHens are 2′s and static.

  • locoone
    29 Jun 2013

    Ok, I have now re downloaded and set up T12 SP1 and all hot fixes and am now in a bigger mess than before Downloaded and set up Andrew’s version of the Classic Layout. As expected, there was a lot of stuff missing so I started downloading with my FC ticket SPEED 2.13kbs. By the time it finishes, I will be long gone and pushing up the daisies..
    So far, with about a quarter of the missing items downloaded I have 24 “Unknown content error” items and one “Not archived”. I will stick to T4 and T6 until some smarty at N3V Games fixes things up. Perhaps I will just re load T12 in its basic form.
    What a PITA

  • Puffingbilly
    28 Jun 2013

    Hi Greg, Have run part 2 of M2 Freight and no problems running it :) and as suggested I travelled outside the cab and the views are wonderful.
    It will be interesting to see if N3V can fix the problems that the Patch & 3 H/F’s caused?

  • Puffingbilly
    28 Jun 2013

    Norm/Andrew, not sure what gives here because like Norm the assets are installed but I have the same scenario as Norm with the Red hens. The rest of the consists are ok??

  • locoone
    28 Jun 2013

    I have installed both the downloads and the redhen now consists of 2 X 300Redhen Singles, in both locations with a gap in the middle and at Aversleigh, I have a coal train without a loco which I think should be the T class.
    After doing a Database repair I now find that I have a great number of downloads that are duplicated and the 2 aforesaid kuid’s now show in the CMP as “Built in”. So now i am going to scrub the whole thing and reload it from scratch. Do an “Extended Database Repair” and then load the upgrades and again do a repair. I hope this fixes things.

    • Andrita
      28 Jun 2013

      Norm,
      Spent yesterday doing a lot of what you did and are doing and made not a blind bit of difference. Don’t have a problem for the middle Redhen pass/bag combine apart from the minor fact that it has no bogies. Weird how different computers can have different results from the same program.
      I’ve given up on it. These are built-in assets and worked when I put the Session up to the DLS but have been nobbled since. shaneturner12 says that Auran are in the process of cleaning up the DLS and could take months or even years so if these assets are ever fixed I know not. Doesn’t fill me with much confidence for the future.
      Andrew

  • locoone
    27 Jun 2013

    Not In my version. Thanks for mthe supply Ron

  • locoone
    27 Jun 2013

    I don’t have either of them on both computers. I have build 58414 on both machines.
    I guess the problem would be solved if someone could send me the both KUID’s.
    bell122@westnet.com.au

    • Puffingbilly
      27 Jun 2013

      Norm, both the kuids quoted i.e. V/Line T class (S4) diesel loco-early,
      SAR 860 Redhen Pass/Bag Combine, are built in and you have mail.
      Cheers
      Ron

  • trevh
    26 Jun 2013

    Norm,
    ran 28/1, enjoyed it, thanks

    • locoone
      27 Jun 2013

      Glad you enjoyed it Trev. The second part is coming up shortly as soon as I solve a turntable problem.
      It is a real PITA at present.

  • locoone
    26 Jun 2013

    Just found another one Andrew KUID2;103475:369:2 also UN-locatable

    • Andrita
      26 Jun 2013

      Thanks Norm and John. I’ll have a look at this tomorrow and see what shows.
      Andrew

      • chute_pilot
        26 Jun 2013

        Interesting – both of those items (the :2 versions) are on my system (Build 58414) and are shown as built-in. I can’t understand how some assets can show as built-in on one system and missing on another, but this isn’t the first time I’ve seen it.
        Greg

    • marjon
      26 Jun 2013

      Neither of those are shown as missing on mine, although I have checked my downloaded items and both are there but with the older version – :1 loaded.Could be that I will have a problem running further down the track as last night I only went as far as Freidman station when I realised that the red hen was working. I intend to carry on tonight.John

  • shenley
    26 Jun 2013

    Thanks, Norm. It’s been a very pleasant day. Regards, Peter

  • marjon
    26 Jun 2013

    Hi Andrew, I have just applied hotfix 3 and decided to give Altona/Hunter another try. To my surprise, the red hens are running again, and both have three cars rather than the two when they were stuck. Thought you would like to know.
    John

    • locoone
      26 Jun 2013

      Me too Andrew and the only thing that seems to be missing is the other RedHen cars KUID2:1854:6067:2 which CMP has a big ? and cannot locate it.

  • Jenolan
    26 Jun 2013

    Install chat on the system .. ;-)

  • locoone
    26 Jun 2013

    Happy Birthday Peter. Here’s mud in your eye cobber. Have a good one.

  • chute_pilot
    25 Jun 2013

    The 2nd and last part of my Murchison session is now available on the DLS. You can search for it by username: chutepilot or by title: Murchison Cattle & Freight II. Like the 1st part, it will run in TS12 pre- and post- SP1. All dependencies were available on the DLS at the time the session was uploaded.

    It’s short (about 40 minutes), and it’s easy. There is not much to do, and it’s best viewed from outside the cab so you don’t miss anything. I am very disappointed in the ending, because once I got that far, I discovered that the cattle stockyard was full and would not allow any unloading. Any time I tried to change the parameters of the industry, it acted like I had changed the layout instead of the session layer. I finally gave up. If anyone knows how I could have changed the industry parameters in the session layer successfully, I’m all ears.

    I think I’m done with the Murchison layout for awhile. I also will probably not create for the pre-SP1 version anymore. Most users seem to be moving to SP1 anyway.

    Have fun with it. I suspect the next one will be longer, and there should be more to do.

    Greg

  • Puffingbilly
    25 Jun 2013

    Hi Norm, Yep HF3 has been available since 6/6/13 :) Fixed a few things particularly with ‘crashes’.

    • locoone
      25 Jun 2013

      Hi Ron
      Just set up T12 SP1 on win XP without any problems.
      Had a read of some if the fixes in the latest hotfix. Didn’t mean much to me as I don’t seem to get much time to mess around with it.
      Maybe some day I will learn to write script, That’s if I ever can find out how to use it.

  • chute_pilot
    25 Jun 2013

    Hey Norm, Happy belated Birthday! Once again, I am late to the party. I enjoyed your LOC27 Cattle Run and just downloaded your LOC28 – looking forward to it.
    I hope your latest attempt at cataract surgery went well!
    Greg

    • locoone
      25 Jun 2013

      Hi Greg.
      Surgery went well and the only problem now is that I have to wait until 25 July to be fitted for new glasses.
      At present I have taken the right lens out as it was cut for the old eye and I am better off without it.
      Hopefully, I will have part2 ready for testing by the weekend.
      Thanks for the Birthday wishes.

  • locoone
    24 Jun 2013

    New hotfix for T12 available 57898 to 58414

  • locoone
    24 Jun 2013

    Thanks Peter. Had a great day. Lots of presents etc.

    • Puffingbilly
      24 Jun 2013

      Belated Happy Birthday Norm :) Good to see you had a good one.
      Ron

    • Rob (AGLO)
      24 Jun 2013

      Happy birthday NORM

      Greetings Rob

  • shenley
    22 Jun 2013

    Happy birthday, Norm. “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Best wishes, Peter

  • marjon
    21 Jun 2013

    Pleased to advise that Zec directed me to the answer. After an extended data base repair, I re-downloaded SP1. Sure enough the missing general settings has now appeared and I have removed the offending tick. Couldn’t do much last night as, just I suspected, internet went down. very bad night in Wellington – winds up to 202 kph high seas and lots of damage. Fortunately we are 45km away on the west coast which shielded us from the worst, and we had no damage.
    Thanks everyone, John

  • tedgeorge
    21 Jun 2013

    Hi there, are you guyz having fun yet, I’m just lurking around although I have downloaded Norm’s Loc 28, not run it yet though, I thought I was going crazy, I DL’d what I thought was loc 28 and started to run it and thought this is the same as Loc27, surprise surprise it was Loc27 which I had DL’d again, until I realised it wasn’t Loc28. crazy ay, all this cold weather doing it, I’m over it, as they say these days, anyway have fun youz guyz. Glad I,m not in CHCH at the moment, I’ve seen the photos in their newspaper, I have rellies over there, they can keep it. Rather OFF TOPIC I know, why worry.
    Cheers to you all, have another Scotch to warm up, I will.
    Ted.

  • locoone
    20 Jun 2013

    Opps! hit the wrong button. AsI ws saying the only difference was that my sign on and password were blank with a notation under them stating that I was not yet registered with Auran.I filled the two items in and they were checked and everything was then OK again. That’s about all I can tell you. I would think that Zec at Auran will get back to you with some other ideas.

    • marjon
      20 Jun 2013

      Thanks for that, I have heard from Zec, and he has suggested extended data base repair then try to re-download. Will try tomorrow. reluctant to do it tonight as we have just been hit by this winter storm that is dumping all that snow in the south island, not supposed to snow here, just gales and rain – forecast is southerly up to 130 kph, it just may cause power blackouts – lights already flickering, I would hate to be caught half way through A download!!!
      John in New Zealand.

      • locoone
        20 Jun 2013

        More problems for the Shaky Isles. Huh!
        Was 0degC over here last night . Coldest June night for 20 years and damned cold now even with the heater going.
        It will be warm in bed though, so that is where I am going. Nighty Night

  • locoone
    20 Jun 2013

    I have tried to duplicate the problem with nil success.
    I at first thought it may have been because you had not completed the Options at the beginning when you first start up. I wiped everything out and the only difference was that when I opened the Sart Options

  • marjon
    20 Jun 2013

    When the options window opens, I have all the other six showing, but just that important one missing, there is a gap at the bottom of the window the size of a seventh option, and there is no bar at the side for moving up and down!! I have loaded the game on my wifes computer but get the same result – I bought one of those specials of 2012 tin box hoping for a gold ticket (yeah I know) so also tried that and I STILL have it missing. It must be something I haven’t done but heaven knows what. I have raised a ticket with Auran to see if they can help, but not holding my breath!!
    John.

  • marjon
    19 Jun 2013

    I have a problem. trying to stop automatic downloads when applying SP1 to 2012. I see that to do this you go to options when you open up the game and then to general settings and un-tick the option. However, when I open options, I get video settings, surveyor and 4 others, but no general settings – there is a picture of the box and options on the forums and I see general options should be at the top, but it is not.
    Anyone have any ideas as to how to get to general settings?
    Thanks, John

    • locoone
      19 Jun 2013

      Hi John. In options I have the following. General Settings, Video Settings, Surveyor Settings, Sound Settings, Control Settings, Global Consist Library, Global Interface Addons. A total of 7 items.
      I am running it on W7 although that shouldn’t make any difference

    • Puffingbilly
      19 Jun 2013

      Hi John, General Settings should be the very first Box, under which will be Video Settings, Surveyor Settings, Sound Settings, Control Settings, Global Consist Library & Global Interface Addons.
      Under General Settings is your Username, Password, 4 check boxes Auto hide menu bar, Allow concurrent asset downloads (FCT holders only), Automatically download DLC updates & Show player names in Multiplayer – it is the 3rd box here that needs to be UNCHECKED. Under these 4 selections is an Advanced settings for Content Developers.
      Cheers
      Ron

  • malw
    17 Jun 2013

    Onya ! Norm. Just completed your latest Masterpiece. It’s a privilidge and a pleasure to be able to play your creations. Thank you ! It gives the RD unit skills a bit of a workout as well. 2004 still Rules in my Book. Cheers Mal.

    • locoone
      19 Jun 2013

      Hi Mal.
      Glad you enjoyed it . Part 2 will be coming up as soon as I can see enough to complete it.

  • trevh
    14 Jun 2013

    After nearly 2 weeks of broken links, corrupt files and unknown errors starting from scratch each time I am finally up and running with SP1 and further fixes, am now at level 58414. Got to rest now.

  • shenley
    13 Jun 2013

    G’day, Mal. Nice to hear from you again. Now, where’s ‘Erbie?

  • malw
    13 Jun 2013

    Have not been making much noise lately ! Had trouble trying to post this ! Maybe I should be more active, more often ! Cheers from the Gold Coast.!!

  • shenley
    11 Jun 2013

    Thanks, Ron. I was getting worried I was missing out on another great scenario.

  • locoone
    11 Jun 2013

    OK Ron. I thought you may be away for mthe long weekend and Peter . It will be released here when Ron has fin ished his beta test.. Hang tight.

  • Puffingbilly
    11 Jun 2013

    Hi Peter,
    I’m beta testing it ATM so it’s not yet available.

  • shenley
    10 Jun 2013

    Or is it only in the test stage?

  • shenley
    10 Jun 2013

    Where can I find LOC28? Can’t see it here in the CESS.

  • Puffingbilly
    10 Jun 2013

    Norm,
    Just back from visiting the in-laws for their 60th wedding anniversary. Have received LOC28 and will give it a run asap (maybe even today :)
    Cheers
    Ron

  • locoone
    08 Jun 2013

    Same here Peter

  • locoone
    08 Jun 2013

    Ron You have mail

  • shenley
    06 Jun 2013

    Nice to talk to you again, Norm, as always

  • locoone
    05 Jun 2013

    OK Peter will look for you on skype Thursday evening

  • shenley
    05 Jun 2013

    Thanks, Norm, but I’ll be talking to you before them. Regards, Peter

  • locoone
    05 Jun 2013

    Off to Bendigo on the 18th.for another attempt at cataract surgery.
    Back into hospital on 18 July for cancer removal.
    Just about have LOC28 ready for testing.

  • Jenolan
    05 Jun 2013

    Weather station display updated

  • Puffingbilly
    03 Jun 2013

    Thanks Greg, will keep an eye out for it

  • chute_pilot
    03 Jun 2013

    OK. The updated Murchison Cattle & Freight Session and HTML file have been uploaded to the DLS and accepted. They should be on the DLS within the next couple of days.
    The session has been tested successfully, in its entirety, using both TS12 #49922 and #57898. Please let me know if you get different results. Thanks!
    On to my next project….
    Greg

    • Andrita
      04 Jun 2013

      Greg, downloaded and ran with absolutey no problems. Good job.
      Andrew

    • Robert Badts
      09 Jun 2013

      Hi Greg , (chute_pilot)
      Very nice scenario !!! I have just finished your Murchison Cattle & Freight (TS12 #49922) in CAB mode and had no problems and also scored 500 points.
      Many congrats for your scenario.

      PS: my RBR nick name is AGLO ( is reverse of my womans name hi-hi)
      and for AURAN TRAINZ is bor.
      My country is BELGIUM.
      Looking forward to your next project,
      many thanks and Greetings
      AGLO

  • chute_pilot
    31 May 2013

    Sometimes(?), this stuff gets REALLY FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!
    After I had tested my updated Session in both pre-SP1 and SP1, it was ready to go. I decided to “improve” it and made one small change. Of course, the proper thing to do is test it again, but I submitted it for the DLS, and THEN tested it. Stupid. Of course, it didn’t work. I pulled it from the waiting-for-approval list and will have to re-work it this weekend. I should have left it alone. I suppose it’ll get there eventually.
    Greg

  • chute_pilot
    30 May 2013

    Andrew – I just finished your Altona to Port Hunter Session – great job! That route is gorgeous – and I’m afraid I could get lost for hours at Port Hunter. Aside from the quick red surprise leaving Norm’s Cut and the Redhens not behaving, everything worked like it should. Makes me want to get started on another.
    Greg

    • Andrita
      30 May 2013

      Greg, glad you enjoyed it. Please do start on another. I tried to do the same as you but the Redhens just won’t delete. I’ve given it up as a bad job, for now anyway, and have started on another.
      Andrew

      • chute_pilot
        31 May 2013

        If you still have a pre-SP1 version available, it would be interesting to see if you could import the Session into #49922 and then delete the Redhens. Save it, move it back to SP1, and see if you can still work with it. (I’d test that theory using a clone)
        Greg

        • Andrita
          31 May 2013

          Greg, no can do. I haven’t anything pre-SP1 anymore. I would have liked to fix the quick red signal at Norm’s Cut though. (Ron called it Norm’s Gully which I think sounds better). I’m not going to do an update just for that and leave derelict Redhens on the tracks.
          Andrew

  • chute_pilot
    30 May 2013

    Due to popular demand, I have updated my Murchison Cattle & Freight Session so that it will also run on an SP1-updated version of TS12. Well, actually there was no demand, but I wanted to see what was involved. Must keep learning!

    Thankfully, all I had to do was remove the 2 SAR FBX staked flatcars and replace them with SAR FBX flatcars with no stakes. I then updated my rules accordingly to account for the change in cars, and it ran fine on both a pre-SP1 system and an updated one.

    I’ve uploaded the latest versions of both the Session file and the HTML file to the DLS and they should appear there sometime in the next couple of days. If anyone tries it under SP1, please let me know that your results were the same as mine. Thanks!
    Greg

    • Puffingbilly
      31 May 2013

      Hi Greg,
      Look forward to D/L’ing it when it arrives :).

  • locoone
    30 May 2013

    Thanks Andrew That is what I thought and for some reason Both trains have only one car. I deleted and re downloaded and the bogie is a VR W Class Bogie.
    It is shown on the CMP as ‘local’ 935.58kb.
    This is followed by 12A Bogsound which has 0 bytes and turns blue but doesn’t download.
    Then comes SAR300 RedHen DLS 844kb. I can’t understand why I have only one car for each train complete with bogies and they both run correctly.
    Very strange. Almost as strange as your weighing system which works pretty well except when I weigh 14 ety coal wagon and 1 loaded one then empty the loaded one and the weight is still the same . That Is my latest stumbling block. I will sort it out eventually.

  • locoone
    30 May 2013

    Yes, as I recall, that is correct and is probably why mine is working.

  • locoone
    30 May 2013

    I have the Red Hen AND the bogies all OK. The only thing I wanted to know was is there only one car or are there 2 cars making up the Red Hen ?
    That is, two cars or carriages on each train.

    • Andrita
      30 May 2013

      Norm, there are 2 cars making up each Redhen. The first one is just round the corner as you leave Altona, the other is at Rutledge station a bit further on. The 4 cars are all the same – kuid:1854:6068 – the 2nd car reversed. I’m not sure if it’s just a bogie issue. I’ve tried deleting it to replace it but it’s just frozen in place.
      Andrew

  • Jenolan
    30 May 2013

    That sounds like the old Bettendorf bogey bug, I think that there is a fixed version on the Compendium disk that you need to install over the DLS version

    • chute_pilot
      30 May 2013

      Thanks Larry – it would be nice if it was that simple…
      The bogey (bogie? which is it?) is listed as built-in, so you’re not allowed to install over it.

      • Jenolan
        30 May 2013

        Still pretty sure it is related to that old error, the built-in asset (from memory) loads the other one… Can’t try as I do not have Trainz no more

  • locoone
    29 May 2013

    Andrew and all interested. On reading all the coments, I just gave my download another run and not only were the bogies missing,the whole Red hen was missing both locations and I ran through to Freidman all clear.
    Closed down and had a look at the CMP and found the Red Hen and dl (something) both open for edit along with about about 36 items by Olegkhim which also had missing dependencies . I know that I had already committed the Red Hen and the dl item, although supposedly built in could not be found.
    Anyhow I now have the Red Hens together with their bogies back where they belong. The only query I have is”Where the both Red Hens only one car?”I thought they had two cars in my first run. Could be wrong though. But then again , I am never wrong. Thought I was once, but i made a mistake.
    (think about it)

    • chute_pilot
      29 May 2013

      Good one Norm – I like it. I checked my system and I don’t have ANY items open for edit.

  • Puffingbilly
    29 May 2013

    Greg/Andrew, I went back and checked all the Red Hens that are used and none have bogeys nor are they coupled (they are separated by a few feet ??)
    Ron

    • chute_pilot
      29 May 2013

      Yes, that’s how they are here as well. The space is probably where the bogies’ coupler mechanisms would be.
      Greg

  • chute_pilot
    29 May 2013

    Andrew – I have the missing bogies as well. They show up in the Installed list (as built in), but they aren’t under the Redhens. I tried changing my settings between DirectX and OpenGL, but that had no effect.
    And instead of announcing the release of the AI, the message window says Adair is waiting for track clearance.
    I don’t get it. It’s like my SAR FBX Flatcars not showing up. I don’t understand.
    Greg

    • Andrita
      29 May 2013

      Greg, I don’t get it either. The bogies were there before and after it was uploaded to the DLS. Now they’re gone. I had an automatic ‘update database assets’ so don’t know if that is the cause.
      Andrew

  • locoone
    28 May 2013

    Know what you mean Ted. Just used up my quota of 10 GB downloading SP1, patches and re downloading M2.
    Still I think, so far, it was worth the effort.
    what I did was delete T12 and M2 and as neither of these would delete properly I wiped them both off with Windows explorer. I then reloaded T12 and without running it downloaded SP1 and the 2 Hot fixes and ran them.
    Then i ran and set up T 12. The SP1 download took several hours.
    As I had bought M@ from Larry, I registered it at M3V and was then able to download it.
    It comes as 2 separate downloads which try to download at the same time. On advice from Puffingbilly I cancelled one download and when the other finished, downloaded the cancelled one.
    All is now peachy keen.

  • tedgeorge
    28 May 2013

    Arvo All,

    I have been following the discussions on the forum regarding SP1 for T12, so I had a go at installing SP1 on T12, boy have I had a time of it SP1 wrecked T12 completely so I decided to do a reinstall of it the only trouble was I could not uninstall the wreckage of T12 no matter what I tried so I had to take drastic action to remove it by using AVG shredder, I hadn’t a clue what would happen with this but it worked okay and took the thing right out, all I had to do was look around for anything that got left behind which was successful,and then reinstalled T12 back up to build 49922, reinstalled Murchison 2 by going back to Auran and finding my previous purchase of it,which was a digital download as I had the code for it. Don’t think I will bother with SP1, unless I have to, which is doubtful, if its going to cause me all that trouble again, by the way, I did download the SP1 patch, took about two or three hours, so now it sits waiting on my desktop.

    Good Luck you Guyz

    All the Best

    Ted.

  • marjon
    27 May 2013

    Hi Andrew, I checked the list of dependent assets in content, but nothing was missing. So I admit my ignorance and would ask how to fix the missing bogies. John

    • Andrita
      28 May 2013

      John, what I’d meant was to show you how to spot missing dependencies but I see you can do that. I went to check my bogies and found they had gone as well. They were also gone from the Redhen at Rutledge. This was supposed to move off before you and take your path for a bit. They were there when I did a test download from the DLS. Norm had them as well. Now they’re gone, I know not where. I’m going off SP1 again.
      Andrew

  • chute_pilot
    27 May 2013

    Regarding my Murchison Cattle & Freight Session – it will NOT run under SP1, so don’t even try it. There are 2 cars on the user’s train (SAR FBX Flatcar Staked) that haul the hay bales. In SP1, they are invisible, which causes a space to show between the engine and the rest of the train. It won’t run. Those cars are listed as built-in, and they have no warnings or errors, but they won’t work. If you add one of them to an empty track on ANY route, you will see direction arrows, but no cars. I’ve reported it in the SP1 Bugs thread, but haven’t gotten any useful responses.
    So, if Murchison Cattle & Freight is to run under SP1, I will have to re-write it using wagons that work. I’m not in the mood to do that right now.
    Greg

  • locoone
    27 May 2013

    Hi Ron.
    Found out that I first had to register the serial number with N3V and when I did this all was well. Tried to download 2 copies and after cancelling one calculated that it was going to take around 4 hours . I will download it tomorrow.
    Thanks for your help

  • Puffingbilly
    27 May 2013

    Hi Andrew, have completed your new T12 session and quite enjoyed it :) However, I think quite a few people will get get by the Red signal change at the end of Norm’s Gully as the signal SG1 only changes to RED when your a couple of hundred of meters away? Perhaps the previous signal should have been set to caution? The other signal that might catch a few people out is the one just past Goodman station :)

    Cheers
    Ron

    • Andrita
      27 May 2013

      Ron, perhaps I should have beta tested this but it didn’t seem worth it with the small number of players we have. I had set the signal to RED earlier on but had named it sigtest. I neglected to change it to Sig1 for the finished Session. Sorry for the confusion caused. No confusion with the one past Goodman station though (quietly sniggers). Drivers should realise they are following the passenger AI and thus are ‘Riding the Yellows’.
      Andrew

  • locoone
    27 May 2013

    Andrew Just reran the start of your session and the red hen indeed has a full set of wheels and is moving.
    I jumped across onto it and gave it a good once over.
    There is nothing wrong.

    • Andrita
      27 May 2013

      Thanks Norm, looks like John has a missing bogey.
      Andrew

  • marjon
    26 May 2013

    Hi Andrew, did as you said, that red hen does NOT move – incidentally on close inspection, it does not have any wheels!!!! perhaps that is why!!!
    Incidentally, I did notice Norms cutting – thought you were just paying tribute to Norm for his work.
    John

    • Andrita
      27 May 2013

      John, looks like you have a bogey missing from the Redhen. If you don’t know how to fix this then give me a shout and all will be revealed.
      Andrew

  • locoone
    26 May 2013

    Can anyone please tell m, In detail, how to setup M2 now that i have installed SP1 So far, the only way I can see is to re purchase it from N3V Games..

    They have a snowflakes chance in Hell of that happening.

    • Andrita
      26 May 2013

      Norm, short answer is that you can’t. N3V’s policy seems to be now that you can only buy and download content that is on the new DLC with SP1. Whether this will change in the future I don’t know. Come back to the Classic. I’ll get you onto writing Sessions yet! At least we can make changes to the map to our hearts content and nobody to say boo.
      Andrew

      • locoone
        27 May 2013

        If I knew how, I would possibly give it a try.

        BTW did you notice the missing power lines on the Freidman to Aversleigh track near the cross over that I put in. On my layout the power lines suddenly stop and are replaced with white lines on the ground until they start again further along. Don’t know if this is general or just in mine only?

        • Andrita
          27 May 2013

          Norm, yes, noticed the power lines. Tried to fix them but no go. Sorry for the bum steer regarding loading M2. Just found out as well you need to register the serial number with Planet Auran. Had a quick look at Greg’s ‘Cattle & Freight’. There is an invisible wagon behind the engine but there are no reports of errors or missing dependencies!
          Andrew

    • Puffingbilly
      27 May 2013

      Hi Norm,

      If you have previously purchased M2 (doesn’t matter where from as I bought mine from Trainzone not Auran) and after I had installed SP1 plus the 2 hotfixes all the stuff that I have previously purchased and have serial numbers registered at Planet Auran automatically downloaded :). There is a trick though and that is that in my case all the downloads commenced at once so what I did was cancel all but 1 download at a time. Any DLC content that you have purchased shows under Get New Content. One thing that I found was that with the M2 download 2 downloads start at once and you need to cancel 1 and let the other download and install and then do the other one. Now what I found was that every time I launched Trainz M2 would start to download again but you need to cancel it. You then need to go to Options.General Settings and untick Automatic DLC downloads. N3V are aware of this (according to the Forum) and are working on a fix?? Funny thing is it is only M2 and none of the other DLC Content!! Go figure.
      Cheers
      Ron

  • Puffingbilly
    26 May 2013

    Well!! That makes 3 of us then :) The RED I ran was from the Wye connecting to the Hunter line :( Which RED did you guys get caught at??

    • locoone
      27 May 2013

      Ron, I got as far as Aversleigh yard and ran the red dwarf at the other end.
      The last scenario I wrote where I reversed into the same track from the mill trapped me as I had the road made out the other end.
      Familiarity breeds contempt.
      Or you could say “No fool like an old one”

  • locoone
    25 May 2013

    Thought you would like to know that you were not the only one to run that RED.I did also.
    Andrew, great run as far as I managed. Will try and do the rest of it today sometime.
    Well done.

  • marjon
    25 May 2013

    Hi Andrew, found the html file and downloaded OK, ran Altona/Hunter for about an hour, then didn’t quite stop before a red, so will have to start again. Great job you have done – love the ability to change from the Northern Loop to the Hunter line to avoid changing ends. Noticed a red hen standing still midway between, Altona and Rutledge, headlight on, presume it had broken down!!!! I am sure the gang will all enjoy this one.
    Regards, John

    • Andrita
      26 May 2013

      John, regarding the change from the Northern Loop to the Hunter line is all down to Norm. Next time you are up that way check out the Nameboard at each end of the cutting. As for the Red Hen standing still? It shouldn’t. This is just a simple ‘meet’ and will be moving slowly as it picks up speed after receiving the ‘Go’ message. Could you please run this bit again? It’s at the beginning so should only take a few minutes. It would be worrisome if this AI is not receiving the ‘Go’ message.
      Andrew

  • locoone
    25 May 2013

    Trev. Go to DLS and highlite ‘User Name’ and type in Andrita and the 3 files will appear

  • trevh
    25 May 2013

    Andrew, how to find it on DLS?

    • Andrita
      25 May 2013

      Trev, do as Norm says. This is the quickie way. If you or others want a more detailed insight into CMP then read on. Launch TS12 and click on ‘Content’. Content Manager v3.7 appears. Click on View/Columns in the menu bar and make sure that ‘Author ID’ and ‘Asset KUID’ are checked. Now click on the Download Station tab on the right. You may have to wait for a moment for Trainz to organize itself. Clicking in the ‘Name box will sort the list into alphabetical order A-Z, clicking again will sort it Z-A. The same with ‘Author ID’ and ‘Asset KUID’. You can then scroll to find either the Name – Altona to Port Hunter, Author ID – Andrita or Asset KUID – 90608:100008. Right click on the entry and select Download at the top of the menu or drag it across into the Download Helper on the left. The HTML file and map should be downloaded as well automatically. Sounds more complicated than it really is.
      Andrew

  • chute_pilot
    24 May 2013

    Nice job Andrew! I grabbed the HTML earlier and ran about 30 minutes of the Session, then saved it for future completion. I like the flags – nice touch!

    I can’t wait to take a look at the Session from an editing standpoint so I can see what’s different behind the scenes. That might just be enough to get me started on another one myself. :>)
    Greg

    • Andrita
      24 May 2013

      Thanks Greg. Flags were pinched from ECML. SP1 is a big improvement with editing. I’m sure you’ll like it. Love being able to Save. No thinking about session length anymore and folks geting bored. Andrew

  • locoone
    23 May 2013

    Thanks Ron. I will take a decka at the forum. Zec just let me know that I can’t remove the Classic 6.4 from the DLS although it is an absolute shambles with SP1

  • Puffingbilly
    23 May 2013

    Norm,
    As you have SP1 installed (plus the 2 hotfixes!!) then you should get an automatic download for any DLC previously purchased which includes M2. Apparently there have been changes to the programming requires an upgrade which is supposed to be automatic!! (from what I’ve read on N3V’s forum. Might be wise to have a look over there because heaps of people have complained about M2.
    Ron
    Still haven’t got around to doing a fresh install of T12 yet but maybe at the weekend :)

  • locoone
    22 May 2013

    Hi Andrew.
    That’s OK by me. I don’t have much time to run over it properly, but if I find anything amiss, I will let you know. I wanted to try out the Altona layout but with the HTML missing it was a non event.
    I will keep an eye out for it to appear.
    I have noticed that Murchison ll doesn’t appear as it used to.
    That is unless I have loaded it wrong.

  • locoone
    22 May 2013

    Andrew All downloaded OK
    The session shows the nasty red cockroach and also a window “No valid HTML asset found”.
    Looks like the html is still to be loaded up.
    SP1 sure made a mess of my 6.4 and I have requested it be removed from the DLS

    • Andrita
      22 May 2013

      Thanks Norm and John. The map must have been put up at the same time as the session. It was only when I deleted it from the Installed tab in CMP that it showed in the DLS. Yes, the errors are there because the HTML file is missing. This contains all the instructions so hopefully it won’t take too long to be approved.
      Andrew

    • Andrita
      22 May 2013

      Norm, I don’t think Auran will remove anything from the DLS. Once it’s on there, it’s on there for keeps. Anyway, pre SP1 users may still want to play with it. As for 6.5. I’ve only had a quick skim (even that took ages) to bring it up to date and there is bound to be other things that need to be fixed. It is rather cumbersome for both of us to bring out update versions, so how about keeping 6.5 as the official SP1 version? Yourself and anyone can let me know what fixes are required. I’ll the upload the fixed version and obsolete the old. That way the name and kuid remain the same apart from the :1, :2 extensions etc.
      What say you?
      Andrew

    • Andrita
      24 May 2013

      Update. Altona to Port Hunter HTML is now on the DLS so the Session is ready to go.
      Andrew

  • marjon
    22 May 2013

    Hi Andrew, downloaded the new RB 6.5 without problems, also, my earlier report of the missing catenary in 6.4 has been solved and I now have it at Columbia and presumably all the way to Hunter.
    Also downloaded your scenario, but a report of an unknown item kuid 90608.100007, and a red bug when I tried to run it. Presume this is the missing HTML file so will wait for this to appear on DLC. John.

  • locoone
    21 May 2013

    Just finished updating T12 with SP1 and 2 hot patches.
    Had to reinstall T12 and then loaded the upgrades before running it.
    Still updating the database at present.
    Be ready Andrew when you are.

    • Andrita
      21 May 2013

      Uploads have been approved and should be on the DLS within 24 hours. Greg, when you uploaded your Cattle did you upload the HTML separately or was that included with the Session? My HTML didn’t show in the ready for upload list so I assume it is already included in the Session. When you have SP1 up and running have a look at ECML with ‘Edit Session’. You will see what I mean about improvements. No need now to start at the end and work backwards. Start at the beginning and when you complete a section just indent the parent rules one to the right and all the child rules will follow. The parent will be flagged as an error but this is ok. This has the same effect as commenting out a block of code that we’re used to. When finished just indent the parents one to the left and all is restored.
      Andrew

      • chute_pilot
        21 May 2013

        Andrew, the first time I uploaded my Session to the DLS, I uploaded both the Session and the HTML as one group (it was an option). After that, when I made a few changes, I uploaded them individually. I don’t know why your HTML wouldn’t show up as ready to upload, unless they hadn’t finished ‘authorizing’ it.
        Thanks for the hints!
        Greg

        • Andrita
          21 May 2013

          Thanks Greg, There is another method of uploading with SP1. You can upload from the Get New Content box. You can’t browse for files and don’t need to save them as CDP’s but are presented with a list of your own content (Sessions and Maps) and you select from that. I’ll see what transpires when the map and session arrive at the DLS. If the HTML file is not included I can always upload it with Planet Auran.
          Andrew

          • Andrita
            22 May 2013

            Update. The Session ‘Altona to Port Hunter’ is on the DLS but the map ‘Razorback Railway v6.5′ is not there yet. The HTML file hasn’t been included in the SP1 upload so i’ve just sent it with Planet Auran. Another few days wait. Ho hum.
            Andrew

  • locoone
    20 May 2013

    Ron. I am in the process of doing this myself.
    Unfortunately the original download of SP1 was corrupted so looks like a repeat performance tomorrow.

  • Puffingbilly
    20 May 2013

    Looks like I might have to install a clean T12 and patch it up and leave my existing one as is so I can still run the old RBR stuff!!

  • locoone
    19 May 2013

    Yer. Could it be the light at the end of the tunnel. I doubt it.
    Probably a train coming the other way

  • locoone
    18 May 2013

    Larry, you are trying to educate a natural hoarder.
    I just can’t bear to throw anything (that may be useful one day ) out.
    and I regularly scavenge the tip.
    As a member of the local Men’s Shed I have a licence to recycle anything that is dumped.

    • Andrita
      18 May 2013

      Just a quick straw poll. Has anyone got TS12 SP1 with the 2 Hot Fixes installed?
      The reason I ask is that SP1 trashed Norm’s Classic 6.4 update quite badly. I have fixed this into Razorback Railway 6.5. I have also written a Session (yes, me!) for it taking 1 hour 40 minutes.
      If the interest is there I’ll put the Session and the map up to the DLS. Would the map update be ok with you Larry?
      Andrew

      • Jenolan
        18 May 2013

        Sure put it up … so far as Trainz ;-) no windoze here no more

      • marjon
        18 May 2013

        I did have SP1, but took it out again because of all the problems. I am quite prepared to to have a re-try with the two hot fixes if you have RB working with 6.5. Always willing to look at a session- they are my lifeblood!!!
        John

        • Andrita
          19 May 2013

          Hi John. I was anti-session for years as they were far too difficult to devise anything beyond a simple A to B run. SP1 has changed all that. With a vastly improved ‘Edit Session’ it is much easier to come up with more complicated stuff. In spite of myself I’m becoming a bit of a fan! I’ve sent the route and session up to Auran and all being well will be on the DLS in a few days.
          Andrew

          • marjon
            19 May 2013

            Thanks Andrew, I will keep an eye out for it. John

          • Jenolan
            19 May 2013

            Humpf .. you mean they have finally realised the editor was a load of crap and fixed it … sheez wonders will never cease

      • chute_pilot
        20 May 2013

        My experiences with SP1 have been disappointing. In my case anyway, there was no way for stuff I created pre-SP1 to work post-SP1.
        I am installing a clean #49922 which will then be updated to SP1 and both Hotfixes.
        I’d love to give your Session a run then.
        Greg

  • locoone
    17 May 2013

    Not only no idea but it is a case of if it don’t work, chuck it in the bin and buy a new one.
    I brought home a 12″ metal cut off disk saw from the tip last week. Smelt OK and I tested it and found the switch was full of gunk and stuck in the off position.
    Cleaned it out, fitted a new power plug and took it up to the Men’s Shed and now we have a good metal cut off wheel.

    • Jenolan
      18 May 2013

      Even if I end up ‘wrecking’ it I always have a look at stuff, might help with something else later.

  • Puffingbilly
    16 May 2013

    Good to see your just about back to ‘normal’ Norm :) and your not wrong about the young ones these day they just don’t have any idea :(

  • locoone
    16 May 2013

    Wouldn’t ya know it. Ordered some parts from Jayco on 3/5 and the same day sent an order to China.
    5 days ago received the Chinese order freight free.
    Today received the Australian order $7.00 freight and to top it off, a 3.5mm line socket with an internal short.
    Another $1.95 down the drain.
    Have sent them an email but I think it will be a waste of time.
    Tricky Dicky at Echuca used to sell all this stuff once but I was told”We don’t sell that rubbish any more.”.
    So i guess I will have to wait until i go to Bendigo again unless the local Computer Tec happens to have one.
    BTW I called at the local TV shop and asked if they had an 100MF 16Volt electro capacitor a couple of weeks ago and the reply was “What is a capacitor?”.
    Talk about modernization.
    Ya just can’t win , can ya!

  • locoone
    16 May 2013

    Will take about another 2 to 3 weeks before the bruising completely disappears and then the specialist will have another go at it.
    His office girl rang yesterday to see how I was coping.
    I still have slight split vision when I look hard to the right but apart from that I am back to normal or as my better half says ” As normal as can be expected”. Thanks for asking.

  • trevh
    15 May 2013

    Norm, hows the eyes saga?

  • locoone
    14 May 2013

    Well done John Glad you and the cows enjoyed it.
    As for the cows, well that’s an udder story.
    I won’t tell them if you don’t.

  • marjon
    14 May 2013

    Loc27 completed in 2004, all cows transported and happy – just as well they don’t know the meat works is just around the corner!! John

  • locoone
    09 May 2013

    Argue not with dragons, for thou art crunchy and go well with brie.

    • chute_pilot
      09 May 2013

      What a nice little piece of philosophy to start out the day with!

  • shenley
    09 May 2013

    Pleased to be of help, John. Yes, we are all grateful that Norm is still willing to keep us going. Best wishes, Peter

  • marjon
    09 May 2013

    Thanks Peter, that worked a treat, also thanks Norm for an entertaining scenario. Suprisingly, Duel ran with hardly a stutter in 2004, but when I tried in 2006, it took for ever to get the thing to start, kept stopping and eventually had to use ctrl/alt to close it down!! Recently my old Nvidia failed, and I have installed GE force GTX 660 from giga byte to replace it. long live 2004!!!!
    John

  • shenley
    07 May 2013

    Dear John, I got the same virus warning but, on Norm’s advice, I suspended my Norton virus protection while I downloaded the .exe file. This worked OK and my computer hasn’t suffered anything for the excercise. Regards, Peter.

    • marjon
      08 May 2013

      Thanks Peter, I will try that and see what develops.
      John

  • marjon
    06 May 2013

    Thanks for all the help guys – yes it is Janus and not Jason!!! I did try the .exe file, but Norton said it contains a virus and immediately deleted it. Did that three times!!!! I am just reloading trs2006 from my archives and will see what happens there.
    John

  • marjon
    06 May 2013

    Hi Norm, have just got around to downloading LOC27 Cattle Run, however, have a problem. Although it appears in trs2004 in World/Dispatcher/Downloads, it does not appear in the scenarios screen (LOC25 & 26 do). I ran Jason and am told there is a missing item, kuid 59904:1001 MsgLib.
    I tried redownloading without success. Any ideas? That kuid does not appear in the download station.
    Thanks, John (marjon)

    • Puffingbilly
      06 May 2013

      Hi John,
      I don’t have that kuid in TRS2004 but it is present in TRS2006?? So no idea what’s going on with your install?
      Cheers
      Ron

    • locoone
      06 May 2013

      Hi John
      Jason is for T6 . Argus is for T4.
      KUID 59904:1001 MsgLib is included on the compendium and i is a RBR download which is not present on DLS, only on the T4, T6 compendium
      Perhaps you may have downloaded the T6 cdp file by mistake instead of the T4 exe file.
      The cdp file can be loaded into T4 by setting installer to trs4 but I don’t think it would run.
      Being more of a writer than a fixer, that is the best that I can suggest.

    • locoone
      06 May 2013

      Hi Again John.
      Just downloaded the cdp version and set it to load into T4 and I had the same result as you.
      Ran Jason and the same kuid was shown as missing.
      Deleted the whole thing from Downloads in T4 and then downloaded and ran the EXE file and ran Argus again just to see what happened.
      As the cmp setup was still set to T4 it appeared in Argus with nothing missing and as usual Janus showed up at the end of the installation and also showed nothing missing. and LOC27 showed up in the scenario OK
      BTW make sure, if you are loading into T6 that you alter the installer to show T6.

    • locoone
      06 May 2013

      Have a third try and maybe, just maybe, I will get things right.
      JANUS IS FOR T4
      ARGUS IS FOR T6.
      New I could do it if I tried hard enough.
      Whichever way, I managed to duplicate your problem by downloading the cdp file and putting it into T4.
      Sorry for the stuff up.

  • locoone
    04 May 2013

    Well, there ya go and I was thinking that I was the only one with that problem.

    • tedgeorge
      05 May 2013

      Have to keep them happy Norm, way to go.

    • tedgeorge
      05 May 2013

      Have spent a peaceful Sunday Arvo running Loc27 to completion, it ran well had a bit of fun trying to
      find the 18th wagon at each end, success in the end. I enjoyed it. Thanks again Norm
      Ted

  • tedgeorge
    03 May 2013

    Hi Norm.
    Have downloaded Loc27 Cattle Run loaded ok, run as far as loading cattle then missed a wagon so I will
    have to do it again sometime, no problem so far, Good one Norm and Thank You.
    Ted.

    • locoone
      03 May 2013

      Hi ted .
      No problem, just glad you are having fun with it.
      Just wait until you have all 18 wagons loaded. Tat is when you will need to be careful.
      BTW If you don’t get all the cattle loaded on the first try , there is no reason why you can’t move back and forward until all wagons are loaded.
      There is really no reason to start again.

      • tedgeorge
        03 May 2013

        Hi Norm,
        Thank you for that, I was going to do that but S.W.M.B.O. found another job for me to do so that was the end of running Trainz for the day.
        Cheers
        Ted.

  • locoone
    02 May 2013

    wishj. Try saving it and then execute it from there.
    As for Loc25&amp. I have no idea what that means.

  • wishj
    01 May 2013

    Norm(locoone) thank you for your reply have downloaded loc27 successfully however having problems with loc25 & 26 Download gives me two options open or save I tried open and get a WinRAR screen ??? what do do next regards John (wishj)

  • locoone
    01 May 2013

    John you will need the T4 and T6 compendium loaded before any of my stuff will work and then it is just a matter of downloading the “exe” file and running it.

  • Jenolan
    30 Apr 2013

    If you want to do something nice click the Kiva link and either lend someone $25 or send me a gift card to lend from within my Kiva

    • Greg (chute_pilot)
      01 May 2013

      Allow me to add my support to your post. After seeing your Kiva link on RBR I looked into it, joined, and funded my Kiva account with $100. Since then, I have made 6 different loans of $25 each, all funded from the initial deposit. As loans are repaid, I just lend it to someone new. Using this method, I am able to keep funding loans indefinitely, without it costing me any more than my original deposit.

  • malw
    30 Apr 2013

    Enjoyed the latest addition to the 2004 Scenario List. By the way, when does One need to “kick the tin” again to be able to keep accessing all this new info ? Cheers Mal.

  • wishj
    30 Apr 2013

    Hi all, finally reloaded tr2004 and RBR I have tried to download Locoone new scenerio LOc25 without success do i have obtain additional software regards John (wishj)

  • wishj
    30 Apr 2013

    Hi was a member of razorback rail for many years have a new computer and have reloaded trainz 2004 and RBR how do go about loading Norms lastest creations wishj

  • locoone
    29 Apr 2013

    That’s about it Larry.
    So I guess I will just have to write it off as one of those things.

  • locoone
    29 Apr 2013

    Thanks Larry.
    Actually should be 18 wagons. I made a slight boo boo.
    Saw the specialist today and My eye will recover in about 3 weeks, then I will have to make an appointment and he will do the job in Bendigo where he has properly trained staff.
    Apparently the injection went into my eye muscle which caused all the trouble.
    Can happen on occasions .
    As soon as you talk about compensation they all cover each others backsides.
    Solicitor reckons that I will be wasting my time and it will end up costing me a lot of money…..which I don’t have.
    Such is life.

    • Jenolan
      29 Apr 2013

      Yah .. who was there to note what actually happened, statisically you can say almost anything is reasonable to happen.

  • Puffingbilly
    27 Apr 2013

    Norm, all tested and report sent (email) :)
    Ron

  • locoone
    27 Apr 2013

    Ron, you should have email

    • Puffingbilly
      27 Apr 2013

      Received thanks Norm and will report back once tested.

  • shenley
    27 Apr 2013

    Dear Norm and Greg, thanks to you both. Regards, Peter

  • locoone
    26 Apr 2013

    Peter, I guess he best thing to do is DON’T let an intern do the job even if she is a grouse sort. The thing was that after the bad experience I had with the other eye when i was injected into a blood vessel in the eye and although I felt nothing, I could see the surgeon inserting the new lens and was talking to him most of the time. Actually quite interesting.
    The surgeon told me about a week later that I was barely under anesthetic and he was of two minds to continue the op or not.
    This time he sent me to a different Dr for the anesthetic check up prior to the operation vowing never to use the other Dr again.
    The new Dr assured me that nothing would go wrong this time and then he allows an intern to do the most critical part, the “blocking” injection.
    This injection completely disconnects the two eyes so that there is no fear of movement during the operation.
    It was totally stuffed up and I am still getting around with a beautiful shiner and split vision, two days after.
    Hopefully things will come good again by Sunday and I will again be able to drive the car

  • shenley
    26 Apr 2013

    Thanks, Ron. Regards, Peter

  • shenley
    26 Apr 2013

    So sorry to hear of your bad experience, Norm. Now you’ve got me worried. I go through the same procedure in about three weeks. Best wishes, Peter

  • shenley
    26 Apr 2013

    Greg, please remind me where I find the DLS (download station?). Last time you were good enough to send me the file by email. Thanks, Peter

    • Puffingbilly
      26 Apr 2013

      Hi Peter,

      DLS link is: http://www.auran.com/TRS2004/DLS.php

    • Greg (chute_pilot)
      26 Apr 2013

      Peter, in addition to the information Ron gave you, you can also find it using Content Manager in the game. If you already have the session installed, it’ll show up there as “out of date” and you can download the update from there.
      Greg

  • Jenolan
    25 Apr 2013

    Norm told yah don’t go near hospitals bad things happen… Hope it settles down when your eye has a chance to settle down.

  • chute_pilot
    25 Apr 2013

    An update regarding my TS12 session – it is now available on the DLS, and it’s been updated (updated version numbers to 3.6). Just search for “Murchison Cattle” and you should find 2 results – the session and the HTML file. Have fun!

    Don’t try it on a patched TS12 – for some reason, it doesn’t work on an SP1 system.

  • chute_pilot
    25 Apr 2013

    Oh, Norm! How do you keep your sense of humor after all of that? I think I’d be on the phone with a lawyer before the anesthesia wore off.
    I hope your eye recovers such that they can do the cataract surgery. If the trainee shows up again, tell her to go practice on a stuffed animal or something.

  • locoone
    25 Apr 2013

    Petrol money ….your joking. All I got was a cuddle from the intern, which I must admit was rather nice. I have to go and see the specialist tat Bendigo on Monday to see if any permanent damage has been done and I will take it from there.
    Don’t know if the hospital is going to charge or not just at the moment.
    They had better not.

  • Puffingbilly
    25 Apr 2013

    Gees Norm, your not having much luck are you :( Given that it was the Dr’s fault any compensation e.g. petrol money/ allowance for lost time etc?
    Did they give you a future date they would do it? Or are you now back on the waiting list?
    Cheers
    Ron

  • locoone
    25 Apr 2013

    Opps! hit the wrong button.
    To continue.
    The anesthetist turned up proceeded to put anesthetic into me via the shunt.
    Strange, I thought this didn’t happen last time.
    He then fitted me up with some sort of pressure mask around my eye which I had expected.
    I eventually dozed off and was awakened by the surgeon and he was looking at my eye.
    After returning several times he refused to operate on it as it was too badly bruised and so I was sent home to have the operation some time in the future.
    What caused the bruising you ask. It was caused by the anesthetist allowing the learner to give the blocking injection into the eyeball and she botched it up.
    I saw this anesthetist last week and he assured me that there would be no problems.
    So much for some doctors. I know she has to learn to do these things, but not at my expense.
    The result is that I came home and went to bed at 7PM. Was in pain most of the night and now, the following day have split vision and the only way I can stop myself from being sick is to keep my right eye closed.
    Hope things will be better tomorrow.
    One thing is I now have 2 keyboards to type on. Makes it a bit difficult as one keeps moving around.
    Such is life.
    Norm

  • locoone
    25 Apr 2013

    Went to Echuca hospital yesterday at 12.15 PM for the cataract removal.
    Singed in and was taken into the day surgery area.
    Took off shoes and stripped just leaving my underpants on and donner the back to front white clobber.
    Laid down on the bed and was administered drops in the right eye .
    One every 10 mins ans another every30 mins. Stung a bit but not too bad.
    Then a very pretty trainee DR slipped a shunt into my left rist.
    Slipped, did I say . Actually she had about 3 goes before she got it right. Hell that hurt. The shunt was ” Juet in case we need it later”
    Eventually I was wheeled toward the surgery and by this time my right eye was completely numb.

  • Puffingbilly
    23 Apr 2013

    Hi Larry, Hope all goes well for Helen and fingers crossed for the result.

  • chute_pilot
    22 Apr 2013

    Yes Norm, good luck! You’ll be seeing better than us lens-wearers once you get done. Greg

  • shenley
    22 Apr 2013

    Good luck with the cataract op tomorrow, Norm. Best wishes, Peter

  • shenley
    20 Apr 2013

    Greg, Dimbulah might need your excellent instructions on importing CDP files into Trainz. Regards, Peter

    • chute_pilot
      20 Apr 2013

      Peter, since you had no trouble with them, I just copied them and pasted them below. Hope that helps…

      If you’re not familiar with how to import a CDP file, try this:

      Launch Trainz Simulator 12
      Click on Content (should open Content Manager v3.6)
      Click on File, then click on Import CDPs…
      Move to where you had stored my CDP file and click on it, then click on Open

      Greg

  • Puffingbilly
    19 Apr 2013

    Greg,
    Completed in CAB mode without any problems. Well done and look forward to some more :)

    Ron

    • Greg (chute_pilot)
      19 Apr 2013

      Excellent! I’m glad it worked well for you. Thanks Ron.

  • Dimbulah
    19 Apr 2013

    Hi all,

    Just got the CD and need some help.
    When trying to load CPD to TS12 I get this:
    “Error: Unable to open CDP file ‘D:\TS12\Razorback Railway v6.3.cdp’ for reading”
    How do I fix this.

    Also no session’s in TS06 work I get these two messages:
    Product Filter: DoseAceeptProduct> Null product,
    Create Train Failed,
    I have down loaded all missing assets and fixed the faults but still no go.

    Thanks for the help,
    Dave.

  • trevh
    18 Apr 2013

    Greg, finished O.K. – nice one. Used the “save” also.

    • Greg (chute_pilot)
      19 Apr 2013

      Thanks Trev – I appreciate the comments.

  • shenley
    18 Apr 2013

    Greg, just run your activity. Well done! I don’t know how to do what you do. I just enjoy running them. I hope you are inspired to try another one. Best wishes, Peter.

    • Greg (chute_pilot)
      19 Apr 2013

      Thank you Peter! I’m glad you liked it.

  • chute_pilot
    17 Apr 2013

    Regarding the SP1 Patch for TS12, be very careful! Make sure you have a backup of your entire TS12 folder as well as all of the original installation files.

    I installed the patch on one of my TS12 test systems. I ran a QDR and an EDR, had all the DLC content (including Murchison 2) downloaded and installed, and then obtained all available content updates. What I was left with was hundreds of items with missing dependencies that weren’t missing anything before the patch, hundreds of items ‘open for edit’ that weren’t open for edit before the patch, and many hundreds of items considered faulty that weren’t faulty before the patch. All RBR activities were listed as faulty or missing dependencies.

    Interestingly, my most recently released TS12 Session showed with no missing dependencies and no errors or warnings, so I thought I’d try to run it. I clicked on Routes, and the system hung (not responding) for no less than 10 minutes before the list of routes appeared. I started my session, it loaded OK (albeit a bit slower than usual), I selected DCC, and got in the cab. No DCC controls in the lower-right corner. Had to quit the attempt.

    Other problems have included system hangs (CTL-ALT-DEL to kill the process), and crashes to desktop.

    I gave it 3 days, and I’m not giving it any more. I just deleted everything, re-formatted the drive, and will be installing T12 Ver #49922 again and leaving it there. There are over 40 pages of forum posts about the problems with the patch.

    Larry – it sure looks like you got out of business with them just in time.

    If you try the patch, I wish you luck.

    Greg

  • trevh
    16 Apr 2013

    Greg – Downloaded and installed O.K. Did a quick check run for a couple of minutes. Looks great!

    • chute_pilot
      16 Apr 2013

      Glad to hear that Trev. I always get nervous at roll-out time.

  • chute_pilot
    14 Apr 2013

    For those who may be interested, I have completed a TS12 Session that uses the Murchison 2 – Standard layout and is about 45 minutes long. I tried to build the Session with the “look and feel” of an RBR activity, but using the Session Rules has some limitations. I had asked Andrew to “Beta” test it for me, but his TS12 got stuffed by the application of the TS12 patch. So far, I’ve been lucky enough to avoid that patch. I’ve run the Session on a few different systems without a problem, but you know how those things go. Once it gets out there, all kinds of things can happen.
    I don’t know how Norm got his files to be hosted here, and I don’t know if mine is even welcome since it’s not an RBR activity, so if there is any interest, drop me an email request and I’ll send you a copy. gmumbach at yahoo.com (omit the spaces and substitute @ for at) On the other hand, if I am able to make it available here, just let me know how.
    Thanks!
    Greg

  • locoone
    14 Apr 2013

    Nah! just checked. Groundhod day is Feb2nd,
    Hmmmm! maybe he just likes the warmth of the burrow?

  • locoone
    14 Apr 2013

    Thanks chaps. Could be Erbie has gone to ground as I think it was just “Grounghog” day

  • malw
    14 Apr 2013

    Sorry to hear you are not your usual self, Ted. Had a bit of a fright myself a few weeks back. One doesn’t want to admit that we are not getting any younger, but we all put on a “brave face” to keep things on an “even keel” Positive thinking and a daily dose of “TRAINS” seems to work for me. Cheers Mal.

  • tedgeorge
    14 Apr 2013

    Good Luck Norm, have run Loc 25 and Loc 26, both very good, having a few health issues myself at the moment, looks as though ‘Erbie has gone to ground for a while, no doubt he will reappear shortly.
    All the Best
    Ted.

  • locoone
    12 Apr 2013

    I’ll do that Ron and thanks to you for your wishes and also the other folks as well .
    Gee it’s getting to be like old times with ‘Erbie bobbing his cranium up.
    Have a dig at Larry ‘Erbie and make my day complete.

  • locoone
    11 Apr 2013

    No Ron just to Echuca .The problem is that our great Shire will only take me to Bendigo and the chap that took me last time has just had an op on his shoulder and is at present in Queensland and unable to drive for about 4 weeks so I will have to get someone else to take me over and wait for me.
    What really worries me is that I will have to leave Alma at home on her own.
    Her sister was going to spend the day with her but she is sick now .
    I guess it will sort itself out… somehow.
    Glad you had a good time in the big smoke. Crown is a great pllace although I haven’t been there for several years..
    My next effort on the Dual is up to build 191 and I am not a quarter of the way through it yet.
    Keep making clerical errors as vision is not the best.
    Such is life.

    • Puffingbilly
      11 Apr 2013

      Just take care of yourself mate and worry about Trainz when you are up to it – your health has to come first.
      I’m off to visit the in-laws this weekend with the wife and son. Have to get the winters supply of wood ready as FIL now in a nursing home and MIL is on her own. Another round trip of 1400klms coming up.

  • Puffingbilly
    09 Apr 2013

    Nice to see you back ‘Erbie. Have missed your frivolity :).

    Norm, just back from Melbourne having spent the weekend down there catching up with some friends we met on our trip to Canada back in 2010. Had a great time with them enjoying a very nice meal at the Crown.

    Hope all goes well with the Op later this month (do you have to go into Melbourne?).

    Ron

  • shenley
    07 Apr 2013

    Good luck with the op, Norm. I understand it’s a piece of cake these days. I hope so as my cataract op is on May 15. Regards, Peter

  • shenley
    07 Apr 2013

    G’day, Herbie! Great to have you back on the scene. Best wishes, Peter

  • trevh
    07 Apr 2013

    Thanks Norm – another good one! Good luck with the eyes.

  • locoone
    07 Apr 2013

    G’Day Herb. As you can see, most of the old stayers are still here. Thanks to Larry , I have been able to put up 2 new T4/T6 scenarios and , hopefully, more to come.
    Andrew and Greg are working on projects in the background and we should hear more from them soon.
    Just post your comments on here, even have a go at Larry if you like and knowing you, you will.
    Good toi hear from you and keep the ball rolling.

  • malw
    07 Apr 2013

    Things seem to be back to “pretty well normal” Old Farts like me really enjoy the 2004 Scenarios ! Onya ! Norm ! Back to my old self ! Happy “as a pig in Shit:!! Cheers Mal.

  • tedgeorge
    07 Apr 2013

    G’day ‘Erb, glad to see you are back again, I’m still here, just about.
    Ted.

  • chute_pilot
    05 Apr 2013

    Hey Norm! I just had a run with LOC25 on T4 – very nice! I can’t believe the pace you’re keeping! LOC26 is released now too! Heck, we’ll be looking at LOC99 by Christmas.
    I’ve been playing around with T12 Session-building lately. I’m trying to put together something that resembles RBR activities in function and presentation, but that uses the rules available in T12. It’s a work-in-process at this point, and while it will never be the same, maybe it’ll be something T12 drivers could enjoy. The storyline part is complete – now I have to figure out how to add some AI trains. My problem right now is lack of time, but I’ll keep trying.
    Greg

    • locoone
      06 Apr 2013

      Hi Greg.
      Thanks for the comments.
      Don’t think I will get as far as LOC99 , but you never know.
      I have a cataract op coming up on the 24th of this month and that will slow me down for a bit.
      At least I should be able to see the keyboard after that.
      Just keep plugging along as you get time and you will get there eventually.
      It’s nothing for me to have around 120 builds before I am satisfied.
      I have completely left T12 . As soon as the site went down that was the end of things there so I dug out an old T4/T6 compiler and upgraded it to work for me and just went to it.
      Larry has been very helpful by promoting my efforts on his sight for those interested to download.
      Keep at it and you will succeed.. I am working on a NG cattle train at present and am up to built 71 and haven’t left the yard yet.
      Such is life.
      Norm

  • locoone
    05 Apr 2013

    Thanks Peter. Hope you enjoy it.

    • hhdawrs
      07 Apr 2013

      Hi Norm

      I’m trying to get back in touch with the gang. Can you help?

      Her/’erbie

  • shenley
    04 Apr 2013

    Many thanks, Norm. I’m looking forward to giving Part 2 a run soon. Best wishes, Peter

  • Jenolan
    04 Apr 2013

    My pleasure Norm

  • locoone
    04 Apr 2013

    Looks great. Thanks a heap Larry

  • locoone
    03 Apr 2013

    LOC25 Chips without fish part.1 and LOC26 Chips without fish part 2 are both available from the Jenolan server

  • locoone
    03 Apr 2013

    Thanks Ron

  • Puffingbilly
    02 Apr 2013

    Norm, T6 all good :)

  • Puffingbilly
    01 Apr 2013

    Norm,
    Completed in CAB mode (T4) and nothing serious noted except that the Xing trigger at Aversleigh does not ‘activate’ after you couple up the second part of your consist and depart for Friedman. Apart from thatt all is good.
    Will run in T6 tomorrow and report when done.

    Ron

    • locoone
      01 Apr 2013

      Ok thanks Ron.
      Don’t think there is much I can do about the Xing.
      At least, if you don’t whistle the second time, you won’t get a blast for it.

  • locoone
    31 Mar 2013

    Thanks John.
    That’s fixed it.
    Now I will see about writing an RBR Dual scenario.
    Probably do a cattle or log run on the NG.

    • marjon
      31 Mar 2013

      Pleased to be able to help – look forward to the new Dual run with great anticipation!!! John

  • locoone
    30 Mar 2013

    does any one remember what we had to do to fix semaphore signals in the RBR dual layout.
    The arms of mine are all white. I know there was a fix for it but can’t remember.

    • marjon
      30 Mar 2013

      You need to download from the DLS the following kuids: 4468:24700,24710,24770,24780,24800 and 2:4468:24720:1
      I think they are all VR signals
      John

  • locoone
    30 Mar 2013

    Congrats on the patent Larry, well done

  • Puffingbilly
    29 Mar 2013

    Happy (belated) Birthday Erbie :)

  • shenley
    28 Mar 2013

    Congratulations, Erbie. Have a great day.

  • locoone
    28 Mar 2013

    It’s Erbie’s birthday. Happy birthday mate.

  • Andrita
    28 Mar 2013

    Thanks John, glad everything works.
    Andrew

  • Andrita
    27 Mar 2013

    Fancy another Scenario? How about 3 more?
    I’ve given up trying to write a new one for Rosworth Vale. Too many incompatibility issues. This is from Scenarios I had on the DLS in pre RBR days. It is a complete package i.e. All Amsterdam 2 route, all content + 3 Scenarios. It is too large to to email so here is the link to download the zip file from the free Dropbox site.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/82909539/All%20Amsterdam%202.zip
    Trainz won’t let you unzip directly into the downloads folder so unzip it to some other temp folder. As this is a complete package I would suggest, to prevent content conflicts, copying the unzipped folder into an empty TRS2004/World/Dispatcher/downloads folder. So first move your existing downloads folder to somewhere safe. It only takes a few minutes and if things go wrong you can always move it back again.
    Launch T4 and if the Scenarios don’t show in the Scenarios page, delete the chump file at TRS2004/Cache/world_cache_Dispatcher.chump.
    It works also in T6 but with the usual sound problems. Use CMP/File/Import Content to import from the unzipped folder. I’m not sure if it’s advisable to move the local folder to prevent content conflicts as in T4, perhaps Ron knows best.
    If this works out I have a number of oldies for you to play with.
    Andrew

    • marjon
      28 Mar 2013

      Thanks Andrew, Downloaded everything as per your instructions and then moved my download folder back. Everything present and correct, and the Amsterdam trains work as they should. Great to have something new in trs2004
      John

  • shenley
    27 Mar 2013

    And very impressive the weather station is, too, Larry. Regards, Peter

  • Jenolan
    27 Mar 2013

    Weather station is back

  • locoone
    20 Mar 2013

    Glad you liked it John.

  • marjon
    19 Mar 2013

    Just completed LOC25 -Thanks Norm – its great to be back. John

  • trevh
    18 Mar 2013

    Thanks Norm – just like old times.

    • locoone
      18 Mar 2013

      Hi trevh
      Don’t know how long I will be able to keep it up though.
      LOC26 coming up shortly.
      Norm

  • Andrita
    18 Mar 2013

    Norm, St George’s Day, for the English, is the 23rd April.It seems to be a bit of a damp squib as you seldom hear anything about it. It is not even a public holiday though I think there are moves afoot to make it so. These English (oops! smack on the wrist there from my English friends across the water) don’t know how to enjoy themselves. I was going to make a snide remark about Mummers but realised we have them in Ireland too so I better keep schtum.
    Andrew

  • locoone
    18 Mar 2013

    OK Malw. Glad you got things sorted. You indeed need to wait for the auto change.

  • malw
    18 Mar 2013

    Please disregard my previous post. Have just played your Scenario again in DCC Mode and did not have any problems. I think I caused the other problems by changing Cabs manually, instead of waiting for the auto change. One should never mix water with diesel fuel ! It “buggers” things up !!! Sorry about that. Cheers Mal.

  • malw
    18 Mar 2013

    Have just attempted your latest creation and have stumbled upon a couple of problems. All is good from Hunter to Friedman. From Friedman signal signage and actual signals do not correspond; several signals throw up as “red” but don’t actually exist ! Got to the Mill without getting “the sack”, loaded all wagons but didn’t activate the “check” signal, went through the reloading procedure, still didn’t get the OK. Thought, well maybe I can run the red and it will change ! Bad choice ! Got the sack !. By the way I was playing in CAB mode using the RD Unit. Has anyone else had a problem ? Cheers Mal.

  • locoone
    18 Mar 2013

    Hi Andrew.
    Boy, that was more that a slight slip of the pen. Actually I meant St Patrick’s Day.
    I should have followed it up with “May you be in Heaven 10 minutes before the Devil knows you are dead.”
    That’s what my brother in law used to say.
    His name Barny O’hehir.
    I believe, his family originally came from county Cork.
    Suppose it would have been worse if I had wished you a happy St George day, if there is such a day?

  • tedgeorge
    18 Mar 2013

    Hi , Have been away on hols in Tassie for a while, looks like I have been missing out on a new activity Loco 25
    , have found where it is and downloaded it but not yet installed same which I am about to do when I get off of here.
    Cheers
    Ted.

  • shenley
    17 Mar 2013

    Thank you, Norm! There is life after death. I have LOC25 all OK and I’m looking forward to giving it a run as soon as I have a spare moment or two. Best wishes, Peter

  • Andrita
    17 Mar 2013

    Norm, sorry to sound all schoolmasterish but St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and his day is the 30th November. I know you mean St Patrick’s day, today the 17th March. Downpatrick where ould Paddy is reputedly buried is only about 15 miles away but I won’t be going near the place. It will be jampacked with parades, floats etc. Our politicians abandon Ireland today and head over to the States to hob-nob with the President and other politicos, drink green beer and wear the shamrock. I have trod the soil of ould Ireland for over 68 years and have never once seen shamrock growing wild. Funny that.
    Andrew

  • locoone
    17 Mar 2013

    Happy St Andrews day Andrew.

  • shenley
    16 Mar 2013

    Count me in, Norm. I’m looking forward to LOC25, too. Best wishes, Peter

  • Jenolan
    16 Mar 2013

    Just send me the file I will put it in the bucket then all you need to do is givemthem them the link

  • locoone
    16 Mar 2013

    OK Thanks Ron. I will now see about circulation.
    haven’t heard from provider yet

    • Andrita
      16 Mar 2013

      Norm,
      Shouldn’t think you need to go to your provider re making a group mailing.
      I had a grand total of 7 for Karrah Bay.
      Andrew

    • chute_pilot
      16 Mar 2013

      Norm,
      I agree with Andrew – it shouldn’t matter to your provider unless you have some kind of metered services. With my Yahoo email account, I can send countless emails with attachments as long as the attachments fit within their limits.
      Looking forward to LOC25! Glad to see you are continuing with activity creation.
      Greg

  • Puffingbilly
    16 Mar 2013

    Norm,
    Have run LOC25 in T6 and completed in CAB mode without any problems.
    Ron

  • locoone
    16 Mar 2013

    Greg. Don’t really know as yet.
    I was going to announce it here and collect email addresses from those who want it and then send a group Email on a certain date.
    have contacted my provider re this and, so far, they haven’t replied.
    Norm

  • locoone
    16 Mar 2013

    OK

  • chute_pilot
    15 Mar 2013

    Norm, when you release your new T4 activity, will it be found here somewhere or will it be downloadable somewhere else?
    I’m just wondering how you’re going to make the file available for distribution. I’m playing around – developing something for TS12 as a Session. When it’s done, I’ll need to find a place to host it, unless I put it on the DLS.
    Greg

  • locoone
    15 Mar 2013

    OK Ron. You have mail.

    • Puffingbilly
      16 Mar 2013

      Norm,
      Have received it ok and hope to give it a run tonight (busy putting up a new pergola – 57 sqm – plus painting the inside of the house).

      Ron

  • locoone
    15 Mar 2013

    Ron. Did you get my LOC25 download?
    I have an updated version ready.
    Norm

    • Puffingbilly
      15 Mar 2013

      Hi Norm,

      No, nothing received?
      Ron

  • Andrita
    14 Mar 2013

    Thank you all for your comments and emails. This runs only in T4. For some reason a trigger and trackmark wouldn’t show in T6. Also an AI refused to budge no matter how many times I kicked it.
    Have started a new one for Rosworth Vale.
    Look out for Norm’s one. It’s a corker.
    Andrew

    • malw
      16 Mar 2013

      Have just finished playing your latest creation. Thanks for “stoking the fire” in RBR 2004, it has always been my Favourite. Can I assume that there will be more to follow ? Andrew you have made my day ! It would appear that Norm has something in the “steam pipes” as well ! The anticipation of new Scenarios is giving me “goose-bumps” Go for it Fellas !! Cheers Mal.

  • chute_pilot
    13 Mar 2013

    Ran Karrah Bay without any issues, Andrew. More details via email. No signal problems anywhere.
    Greg

  • Puffingbilly
    12 Mar 2013

    Hi Andrew,
    Have run through as far as Haley River and run into problems with a red signal. Have sent an email detailing the problem.
    Ron

  • trevh
    10 Mar 2013

    Andrew, works well.

  • Andrita
    09 Mar 2013

    Been very quiet here lately. If you want to pass 35 minutes driving a new scenario then email me at andrew dot hetherington1 at btinternet dot com. This is very much pre Larry and uses the .gs format and the T4 built-in route Wadalbavale to Karrah Bay and built-in rolling stock. A bit basic but better than nothing. Subject your mail with ‘Karrah Bay’ so I know it’s not spam. Norm and Greg, I have your addresses so I’ll send it on. Size is 1.16MB and is a CDP.
    Andrew

    • Puffingbilly
      09 Mar 2013

      Hi Andrew,

      You have mail.

      Ron

    • locoone
      10 Mar 2013

      Hi Andrew
      Great.
      Somehow, I knew you would come up with something.
      I hope to have mine ready within the next 2 days.
      Depending on temperature.
      38C. in here at the moment.
      Norm.

      • Puffingbilly
        10 Mar 2013

        Hi Norm,

        Yeah, warm here too @ 37C – ben oustide pulling down our old pergola ready to put up a new one (after 23 years) plus some painting.
        Ron

  • locoone
    28 Feb 2013

    Ron Yes i am working on a new scenario for T4/T6.
    Up to build 146 and not half way through as yet.
    As to releasing it I am going to announce the release on here and state a certain date together with my Email address.
    The idea is to make a mass distribution on that date.
    Don’t know how it will work.
    I was going to put the hard word on you when finished to beta test it for me.
    At present I have 3 Ai trains that just refuse to move but I will sort that out sometime in the future.
    Actually, it is a bit of a change from having problems stopping them.
    Norm

    • AGLO
      28 Feb 2013

      Hi Norm, (Locoone)
      That is news “1000x” thanks to you because I do miss RBR activities very match!!!
      And also thanks to all the other people who will not give up.
      (sorry for my bad English hi-hi)

      Greetings Rob. (RBR nick name Aglo)

    • Puffingbilly
      01 Mar 2013

      Norm,
      Look forward to testing it as I haven’t done much with trainz since the demise of the RBR, although I did purchase Joostens (Roy) payware Canadian Rockies route and it has to be one of the best T12 maps I’ve come across so far and some extremely good scenery (check out the screenshots over at Auran).

      Ron

  • tedgeorge
    28 Feb 2013

    Look forward to it Norm, I have been following the conversation, myself I’m staying with the old T4,I am even
    making my own new layout……as time permits.
    Ted

  • locoone
    27 Feb 2013

    Hi Ron
    OK .
    I hope to have a new T4/T6 ready within the next week.
    Norm

    • Puffingbilly
      28 Feb 2013

      Norm,
      I take it you mean a new activity? Do you need it tested or are you just releasing it? How will you release it?

      Ron

  • Puffingbilly
    26 Feb 2013

    Well bugger me just made a post about the Avatars and they ‘miraculously’ reappeared ?

  • Puffingbilly
    26 Feb 2013

    I note the Avatars have gone walkabout again??

  • Puffingbilly
    26 Feb 2013

    Hi guys. The electrified section runs from the 2 signals just out of the Columbia yards and ends a couple of hundred meters past the end of the Hunter platforms (about 1/2 way down the slope towards Port Hunter.
    I too had missing track at Aversleigh but have replaced that and am in the process of replacing stations that are not passenger enabled.
    Haven’t looked at either the Norris Green or Lewisham extensions yet so it will be awhile yet before I finish going over all the map.
    It’s a pity Zec and Brian (Ozboz) didn’t get the rehashed map done for T12 before the RBR closed :(.

    Ron

    • locoone
      26 Feb 2013

      Hi Ron
      The electrification ends as you have indicated in both the T4 6.2 and the T12 6.4 and is marked by “Limit of shunt” signs in both versions
      Also the track near Aversleigh is also sometimes missing in T4 6.2 version.
      There is also a section of track in the T4 version that goes missing on the down side of Fullerton, I think.
      Along there somewhere any how.
      The only station I changed was Apollo Bay as it was in a complete tangle.
      The enabling of stations was controlled by the T4 coding which I was not authorized to alter.
      Basically, all i did was to untangle the track and I don’t think that i missed any of it.
      Replaced the speed warning signs as they were causing “stackdumps”
      Put a new line across from before Friedman and Aversleigh.
      As for Ozboz and Zec,as far as I know , Brian has left account illness and the last i heard from Zec was that it was at least a year away.
      When you are making any alterations you should remember that Jenolan still owns the copyright to this track layout.
      Norm

      • Puffingbilly
        27 Feb 2013

        Hi Norm,

        Yeah I know Larry has copyright I’m just changing stuff for my personal use :)

  • marjon
    26 Feb 2013

    Hi Greg, yours is correct. All I have on both computers is pylons and wire in Heathcote, Goodman, Abercrombie, Fullerton, Forsberg and Hunter Stations plus the river bridge on the Hunter side of Abercrombie. Nothing in the other stations, and nothing between stations apart from a white and grey dotted line. All the pylons and wire appear in Content Manager under Installed. I have tried deleting them and re-downloading, but this doesn’t do any good. I am puzzled!! Regards, John

  • marjon
    25 Feb 2013

    Hi Norm, I have been running an experiment. I bought a copy of TS2012 that NV3 have been offering for the 10th anniversary edition for $25 (sorry no life DLS voucher!!!), I loaded this up on another computer, upgraded it and then loaded RB 6.4. Believe it or not, I got the same result – no catenary on the Hunter line!! So it is not my computer – incidentally it runs Train Simulator 2013 with no problem. I have also recently had to upgrade my video card to a GE Force GTX660, I am wondering if those who haven’t found a problem have not in fact been down the Hunter line, or are not into catenary track. Odd, but there it is. Cheers John

    • chute_pilot
      25 Feb 2013

      Hi John, I’m not sure I can help, but I got into the route for a quick drive, and then used the free-floating camera to take a look. From Hunter station, I have catenary coverage to Forsberg, Fullerton, Abercrombie, Goodman, Heathcote and Columbia. It ends there. In the other direction from Hunter station, it ends just outside the station.
      Is this what you are seeing? I don’t know how it should be, so I don’t know if it’s complete or not. Maybe I’ll take a look at my T4 installation and see what the classic layout looks like there.
      Greg

  • marjon
    20 Feb 2013

    Thanks Norm, will wait and see if anyone else has the same problem, and if they have been able to fix it. John

  • marjon
    20 Feb 2013

    Hi Norm, Yes I did do the download trick originally, and several missing items reappeared, I also removed the loco, I have just deleted and re-downloaded 6.4, but the forests are still missing as is most of the catanery on the Hunter Line (just a few masts in a couple of stations). There is also a piece of track missing on the main line as you enter Aversleigh station (not a problem, I just re-laid it.) I have tried deleting an essential item and then re-downloaded again – no change. I am mystified. Regards, John

    • locoone
      20 Feb 2013

      Hi John
      Very strange that you should behaving so much trouble. I did have a complaint re a small amount of catanery wire missing near Hunter. Search as I may I could not find it in my copy.
      The forest was changed by the program to speed trees. i had nothing to do with that at all.
      The comment re track missing as you enter Aversleigh station, because this also applies to the T4 version also.
      I only noticed it as I was doing some work near the mill there and came out with a load of chips to find the other track was missing.
      This did not happen every time though. It was the down track that was missing when i ran the train back to Freidman, but it was there when I traveled from Freidman to Aversleigh.
      Weird.
      I have noticed that the track also just disappears, sometimes, just after leaving Abbercrombie for Goodman. Train runs along on the dirt for a while.
      I remember a few years ago when i was doing some beta testing for “Boat” on Sen City, a truly brilliant piece of script writing where i had forgotten to download a bridge and the train just took off and jumped the river and landed on the track on the other side. Very disconcerting, to say the least.
      I still have a copy of Sen City and often run it. I think it is still available on the DLS for T6.
      Norm

  • chute_pilot
    19 Feb 2013

    I’m with you guys. I have started running the T4 scenarios again, and with so many to choose from it will take awhile before I get to the end of the list. Larry, I’m sorry to say that I haven’t even tried to open up the Classic map that you did for TS12. T4 has risen to the top of my playlist. But I’ll get back there eventually – I want to re-run the TS12 activities too. Greg

  • marjon
    19 Feb 2013

    I agree too, I shall also keep playing all the T4 RBR scenarios and Duel, you can’t beat them.
    I have been trying to use the T12 RBR download map, basics are all OK, but a lot of things don’t show. I have repaired a lot of things like putting back missing stations, but a lot of the forest on the Norris green route are just a mass of criss cross white lines! I have started to reload the trees but these white lines won’t go away!! I think I too will revert to what works and leave it at that. Long live Razorback!!!!!!!!!
    John

    • locoone
      19 Feb 2013

      Hi John
      If you are referring to the Classic map that I redid for T12, then you should only need to open T12
      kuid:211842:100059 and then right click on download on the blind that comes down and anything that you don’t have should be downloaded.
      There is a loco that i accidentally left on the track between Columbia and Freidman which can be deleted.
      There have now been some 300 downloads and the feedback re missing items has been from only a few who apparently didn’t know how to fix it.
      If you are comparing it with the T4 edition there are 3 items missing’ They are signs on factories and make no difference.
      The speed warning and some of the speed signs had to be removed or changed as they caused stack dumps.
      Some stations wee slightly altered, particularly Apollo Bay station.
      The addition of speed trees was something that just happened. I think it was because some of the old trees were upgraded.
      Norm

  • Jenolan
    19 Feb 2013

    Always liked the idea of the DLS, just never liked the crap to do things ;-)

  • shenley
    18 Feb 2013

    I agree that we don’t hear from all our friends as often as we used to. However, I check here every day and I am pleased that this is still somewhere we can keep in touch. I have tried Train Sim 2013 but not got into it too far. I think that T4 and T12 will keep me pleased for a long time to come. By the time I get through all 60+ activities, I will be happy to go around again. I look forward to seeing more replies here. Best wishes to you all. Peter

  • malw
    18 Feb 2013

    I second that!”You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink.” Stick to your guns Friend ! Cheers from the Gold Coast. Mal.

  • Jenolan
    18 Feb 2013

    Why RBR ended is that TS12 is still broken and Auran are not interested in allowing for story line (ie driving) style stuff it is all about multiplayer and sessions. Too difficult, too fiddly, too aggravating.

    • locoone
      19 Feb 2013

      How very true Larry.
      I have been trying to upload all my Activities and they have thrown everything at me and now I have just given up.
      Doesn’t matter what I do there is always something wrong.
      It is just not worth it.
      I am at present trying to write a scenario in T4/T6.
      If and when I get it finished, I will announce it on this site and we will go from there.
      Norm

  • trevh
    15 Feb 2013

    Yes, I’ve lost interest too. The end of the RBR has left a hole in my life and I still not sure why it ended. It seems many others feel the same way.

  • malw
    11 Feb 2013

    It’s time to let “the Cat” amongst the Pigeons!! What’s happened to my Critics of “times gone by” I miss the lively ‘repartee” of others opinions !! I have been trying to get my head around the workings of Train Simulator 2013 over the past few weeks, and have just about got it sorted !! Has anyone else been ‘down this track’? Don’t get me wrong, I still prefer to play 2004 Scenarios. Just curious ! Cheers Mal.

    • chute_pilot
      13 Feb 2013

      Mal, I’ve spent a couple of hours with TS13, but as you’ve probably already discovered, a couple of hours doesn’t come close to filling the knowledge bank. I’ve also run some of the TS12 freeware sessions that are available on the download station, but I haven’t been overly impressed yet. Since the RBR shutdown, I have definitely lost some interest in my train simulator. I’ve been a little more active with my flight simulator instead. Burned out, maybe…

  • locoone
    07 Feb 2013

    Just had a look at the config file and there are789 items on it.I of course, have them all so I deleted some of them and then right clicked on the layout in CMP and left clicked on ‘download’ and they soon appeared on the left side and were downloaded.
    RON Yes there is a loco there. I was playing around checking the new track and then clean forgot about it. Sorry about that and out of 200 odd downloads you are the first to mention it.

  • locoone
    07 Feb 2013

    It appears that some of the chaps are having the same trouble. the experts say it has something to do with the config file.and it looks like i have made a mess of uploading things.
    The Auran upload is not as easy as it would appear as there were only 3 items that it picked up on One was a builtin and theother2 were on the download site.
    Don’t realy know what i did wrong as i have deleted and redownloaded and all was OK.

  • marjon
    07 Feb 2013

    Hi Norm, have a development. Went back and checked for missing items in RBR 6.4, still nothing. I did a create new route and added a loco then saved. When I checked the new route it did have missing items, which I downloaded – quite a lot in fact. When I went back to RB 6.4, all the footbridges were back, all the wandering track was correct and some of the stations reappeared as did some of the industries, also some of the catenary appeared, but still a lot of gaps in that. I did delete 6.4 and redownloaded a couple of times but that didn’t make any difference. I will now recreate the missing items as best I can. Cheers, John

  • marjon
    06 Feb 2013

    Hi Norm, Have had a good look around now. A number of places the tracks wander off the permanent way and disappear, trains follow this, a couple of places tracks do not run over bridges, instead a few feet over the water or over fresh air. five missing stations. Gabledon station out of line, east side actually on the tracks! Apart from Hunter station, there is no overhead catenary. Patterson station only 2 platforms, didn’t find any footbridges anywhere apart from Hunter. Several industries missing. Aversleigh station not connected to the main line at west end. Have a full list if you want it, but too much for shoutbox. John

  • Puffingbilly
    05 Feb 2013

    Hi Norm,
    Have downloaded and installed V6.4 and I note you have left a loco on the route between Aversleigh & Columbia, a few klms after leaving the norther loop (looks like a UP loco). The one thing I have noted is that you can’t ‘access’ a lot of the industries so you can’t plan any sessions to use industries? IIRC industries were disabled to the public in T4 & T6 (only staff had access) to ease frame rates so I’m not sure how they are now ‘unlocked’ fore the user to program them now for use in their own sessions?

    I’m going to load up a couple of consists and drive around the route and will let you know if there are any more ‘problems’ :)

    Ron

  • locoone
    05 Feb 2013

    I have deleted and redownloaded ver6.4 and had a look at it.
    The station at Apolo Bay is different to the T4 version as i had to install a new station.
    The only footbridges on that line are at Patterson and they are the same in T12 as T4 as I am running 2 computers side by side to do the comparison.
    The other alterations i made were the “Speed warning signs’ as they caused a stack dump when approached from the other direction. Don’t know why..
    Has any one else downloaded the T12 version and had a problem?.
    I have noted that some of the original trees have been replaced with speed trees. I didn’t do that. It was done automatically.
    If you can let me know what is missing and exactly where, maybe I can send you the kuids.
    Norm

  • locoone
    05 Feb 2013

    marjon, I can’t understand that you would have stations and footbridges missing and yet you have no missing items.
    I will delete my copy and re download and see what happens.

  • malw
    03 Feb 2013

    Have been spending a fair bit of my time playing Train Simulator 2013 of late, and just when I thought I had it all worked out, it jumped out from behind a bush and bit me on the arse ! Have completed all but one of the Cajon Pass Scenarios, Just played Arrival of the Thunderheads in the Sherman Hill series and got to within 5mins of completing it and the bloody thing crashed on me. !! I have been really impressed with the overall layout, graphics ,etc. The only thing that irritates me is that it automatically assumes that every time you fire up your computor you want to play Trains ! Not always so ! However, I’ll have a go at downloading the RBR Classic Map into TS12. That will be my next project ! Never fear when all else fails, ‘Old Faithful’ always restores my love of playing Trains. Cheers Mal.

  • shenley
    31 Jan 2013

    Thanks, Ted, for the email. It was great to hear from you. I hope others might do the same. Best wishes, Peter

  • shenley
    30 Jan 2013

    Not a problem, Ted. Doesn’t matter as long as we don’t lose touch with each other. Now we just have to find out how ‘Erbie is. Best wishes, Peter.

  • shenley
    30 Jan 2013

    Dear Ted, I’m still finding my way around this Shoutbox, too. For what it’s worth, my home phone is (02) 9588 2181, my email address is woodspg@ozemail.com.au and my Skype address is peter.woods65. I hope this helps. Best wishes, Peter.

    • tedgeorge
      30 Jan 2013

      Thanks Peter I have made a note of the details, I don’t have Skype and I am not a very good phone conversationalist so any communication will have to be by email.
      Cheers
      Ted.

  • Jenolan
    30 Jan 2013

    You can also click on the ‘Shoutbox’ title to go to the full listing

  • locoone
    30 Jan 2013

    Good idea Larry to remove the forum.
    Was going to inquire re a scrolling system so we can read that what we have missed through not being around to read it before it slipped out of site.
    Then I noticed the arrows at the top. Goody Gumdrops.

  • locoone
    30 Jan 2013

    Happy to announce that RBR Classic Route ver 6.4 kuid 211842:100059 is now available on the DLS.
    This route is for T12 only.
    I am trying to upload my other works but so far they have been knocked back.

    • marjon
      02 Feb 2013

      Hi Norm, downloaded RBR in TS12. No problems, no missing items etc. Appears in routes OK. I tried a test run with Red Hen from Apollo Bay to Paterson, tracks OK but most of the stations were missing – just a broken white line, and all the footbridges had vanished. Appears general,just to let you know. If you would like me to run around the rest of the tracks to see what other problems there are I would be happy to do so – not in one day though!!! John

  • tedgeorge
    29 Jan 2013

    Malw, have you thought that this might be part of ‘The Big Plan’, who knows what is going to happen next, Global Warming is playing a big part, have you studied the model maps that have been put out for coastal areas, the ice sheets up in the arctic are melting rapidly they say.

    All the Best

    Ted.

  • tedgeorge
    29 Jan 2013

    Peter, I logged in but still no details appear
    ted

  • malw
    29 Jan 2013

    When events such as we have been getting occur, One begins to wonder !! What happened to the “BIG PLAN” ?? We are only ‘a dot’ in Life’s Spectrum. Thank goodness for small mercies in parts of it. I feel genuine compassion for those who have been effected by recent events. I hope things will eventually sort themselves out. Cheers Mal.

  • Jenolan
    29 Jan 2013

    Removed the forum area .. seems people are happy with he shoutbox .. so let’s use that!

  • tedgeorge
    29 Jan 2013

    Hi Peter, have clicked on your avatar but no details come up, not here anyway. maybe I have to be logged in, I’ll try that
    Ted

  • tedgeorge
    29 Jan 2013

    We are lucky here, had no power for about two days and a bit, we are all electric here even for water pumps, but I really feel for the people in other parts, to far away to help them except to make a donation so that is what we are doing.
    Cheers
    Ted

  • shenley
    29 Jan 2013

    Glad to hear you survived without too much distress. Regards, Peter

  • tedgeorge
    29 Jan 2013

    Been a lot of damage from Cyclone Oswald all the way down the Queensland Coast and down thei NSW coastal areas. Have a look at Maryborough and Bundaberg, we have been lucky in our parts, just ferocious winds and torrential rain, a few trees down and flooded creeks, we are fairly high up here.

    Cheers

    Ted

  • locoone
    29 Jan 2013

    What a strange country we live in! The HOT end is under flood and the COLD end is on fire. Queer Happy Australia Day.

  • shenley
    28 Jan 2013

    Click on my avatar/picture if you would like my contact details. Regards, Peter

  • shenley
    28 Jan 2013

    Just had a 40 minute yarn with Norm (locoone) on Skype. What a wonderful surprise it was to hear from him. I hope others in the RBR family might keep in touch, too.

  • Jenolan
    23 Jan 2013

    No city boy (Newtown) moved out here because we visited the caves at the end of the road and liked the area, so we bugged out of Sydney

  • malw
    23 Jan 2013

    Hi Larry ! Just curious. Your post regarding the “Menagerie at Bald Ridge ” Are you a ‘born & bred’ Farmer, or are you a late starter, who did the “Country Change’ after a hectic life in the Corporate World ? My country upbringing certainly had a positive effect in the shaping of my life style. Father was an Engine Driver, Mother was off the Land. Had many childhood friends who were from Families on the land, and spent many school holidays on their properties. What you see and learn never leaves you! Wanted to join the Railway but finished up being a “Child Minder” (actually a Industrial arts Teacher) Now I’m just a frustrated Virtual Train Driver, and loving it ! Retirement has never been better. Hope the Farm has been successful for you and your Wife. Being on the land is not as easy as it seems, too many “ifs” and “buts”. Hope their is a ‘silver lining’ somewhere ‘down the track’ for you and yours. Cheers Mal.

  • shenley
    22 Jan 2013

    Good idea, Ted. I set up the “SHOUT BOX” before Larry set up this one. The idea was to have a central topic box for us to keep in touch. Now this one is up and running, there is no need for the other one.
    Best wishes,
    Peter

  • AGLO
    21 Jan 2013

    hello Tedgeorge, thanks for your interest,
    No!!! morse is not dead specially in the Radio-Ham world, and also the radio-beacons in the aviation world still use audible morse codes.
    It is very handy to me to identify the beacons in my flightsim world hi-hi.
    OK what I said before about missing the R.B.R. scenarios is true, I use many other Trainsims and I must confess , the most enjoyable are those from R.B.R.
    At this moment I know that only two trainsims that have audible dispatch in the scenarios : EU07 free from poland and, of course RazorBackRailway.
    I still hope that some good fellows will not stop to create R.B.R. scenarios.
    thanks to all the scenario writers and other people for there great works!!!
    greetings aglo.

  • tedgeorge
    21 Jan 2013

    Hi, I think a few of us are sort of mourning for RBR, well, that is now past so we have to get on with what we got, thanks to Larry, everybody needs to be using the same box to be making their comments I feel, that way there is no going from one box to the other. Just my thoughts.

    Cheers

    Ted.

  • shenley
    21 Jan 2013

    Dear Mal,
    I don’t mind where we post info, here or in the other “SHOUT BOX” as long as we all keep in touch. I’m sure we are all going to need the expertise of all our friends in the future.
    Best regards,
    Peter

  • malw
    21 Jan 2013

    It’s a bit like the days when Bob Dyer was in the limelight, which box will I pick ? The refuge box, or the Shout Box? Stop confusing me ! Tooheys’ been picking on me lately, he reckons I’ve lost IT! What the bloody hell is IT? Who is gonna run with this one ? Cheers Mal.

  • chute_pilot
    20 Jan 2013

    Hi everyone. Been quiet lately – I seem to have lost interest in almost everything. I believe that’s a symptom of depression, which has me thinking, but I hope it’s just a letdown after the holidays and the RBR closure. I had been so busy with RBR programming, and then all of a sudden had nothing – it takes a little getting used to.

    Trevh – I also have trouble with getting the login using the link. What I have done is to save the login page as a favorite and I get to it that way. Maybe that’ll help.
    Greg

  • tedgeorge
    20 Jan 2013

    Hi Aglo,
    Glad to see that the morse code is not completely defunct, I was in Communications in the Royal Navy many years ago, we also used voice, signal lamps and flags, semaphore and all that stuff. I wanted to be a Ham radio operator but found it much too costly for me,

    Cheers

    Ted.

  • tedgeorge
    20 Jan 2013

    G’day Norm, computer crashes are a PITA, I have some good stuff on a computer of mine that crashed a couple of years ago, haven’t been able to fix it yet mainly because I don’t know how, I don’t trust these IT blokes in my computer, so I will have to wait until I find some person I can trust.

    Cheers

    Ted.

  • shenley
    20 Jan 2013

    Thanks, All. I was a bit worried about you all.

  • AGLO
    19 Jan 2013

    hello all of you! my best wishes and also thanks for the compendium DVD’s
    I have all the versions from the beginning of Trainz, Railworks, MSTS and maybe here is some tip, there are as far as I know 3 great FREE Trainsims:
    EU07 from Poland one of the best electric locs (thechnical starting up etc.)with special scenarios etc. EU07.pl Translation is possible via Internet.
    openbve from Japan. good!
    Loksim from Germany Loksim.de with AFB speed control ,SIFA driver vigilance ,LZB etc. But at this moment only static AI trains.Good sim!
    But I do miss RAZORBACKRAILWAY especialy the scenarios with Steamlocs and Audible dispatching.
    I also love flightsim and flying on Line.
    Love live steam locos etc. etc. etc.
    I am also a HAM radio amateur most of the time in MORSE code.
    Playing GUITAR
    sorry for my bad English but I do understand this language very well.
    Greetings and I hope that R.B. will start again hi-hi.

  • locoone
    19 Jan 2013

    Hi All Just recovering after a computer crash. Gone back to XP. More stableOff Skype for a while.

  • trevh
    18 Jan 2013

    Have trouble logging in. Link below S Box appears broke.
    Have to go down LHS to META and go in that way. Maybe others have trouble.

  • tedgeorge
    18 Jan 2013

    Hi Peter,

    Maybe they are still recovering from their New Year celebrations

    Cheers

    Ted.

  • shenley
    18 Jan 2013

    Where is everybody?

  • kmb127
    13 Jan 2013

    Thank you for all your hard work over the years.I have purchased trs2004 to trs2012. I have just received 2013 compendium . Razzorback scenario SRR01 All stations to Apollo Bay won’t start. Same as your 2009 Compendium. Just for your info.Sad to see you go. Keith

  • Puffingbilly
    10 Jan 2013

    Geez ‘Erb lucky you were not out on the open road when the oaf happened ‘alongside’. Glad the missus wasn’t hurt.

  • Jenolan
    09 Jan 2013

    Blokes and their trucks…..

  • locoone
    09 Jan 2013

    Hi Erbie mate.
    Sorry to hear about your wife’s mishap. main thing is that she wasn’t hurt. Vehicles can be repaired or replaced, good people can’t. Hmm! maybe you need a bigger horn.

  • locoone
    09 Jan 2013

    Thanks for that Greg. Works a treat in Firefox

  • hhdawrs
    09 Jan 2013

    Just checking in.

    And to let Larry now that myy lovable 99 RAV4 was crumpled while Pat was driving. She not harmed. Was second behind a a macho Dodge 2500 P/U with lifts at a red light. He couldn’t even see RAV and decided to back into a parallel parking beside Pat. His HD bumper hitch hit the hood 37″ above road level.

    He gets out and sez “Wha happened”. She sez “You backed into me???”. Duh-oh, Homer. We will get whatever from his insurance. And, determined wife drives the accordion 3 miles home, walks upstairs and sez “Come see the hood”.

    Happy New Year to me.

  • tedgeorge
    08 Jan 2013

    You can also do this in Firefox by using control+ to zoom in, Control- to zoom out, this is what I use

    Ted.

  • chute_pilot
    08 Jan 2013

    Norm – in your browser, try clicking on View, then Zoom (if Firefox) or Text size (if Internet Explorer). You should be able to adjust the size to your liking.
    Greg

  • locoone
    08 Jan 2013

    OK. The only problem I have is the size and faded print.
    Have to really struggle to read it.

  • Jenolan
    08 Jan 2013

    RTE == Rich Text Editor & WP == WordPress (what is running Jenolan)

  • locoone
    08 Jan 2013

    Hi Larry. Does it really matter? whatever RTE and WP are?

  • Jenolan
    06 Jan 2013

    I have put the TS12 files onto a CD and will be sending to people who bought the Compendium. Hopefully Trepstar will load the correct DVD image soonish.

  • bl262000
    05 Jan 2013

    Testing one chew

  • Jenolan
    03 Jan 2013

    This is a really long comment just to see what the formatting is like, no RTE so I dunno how anything cute is going to be done but we will see huh?

  • Jenolan
    03 Jan 2013

    Trying a WP Shoutbox …..

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