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kyr

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I have finished my layout and run my trains. I Saved my session. I added a new house on my layout, but I can't see this on my session. what's wrong?

thanks
 
Your description is a bit vague but I suspect that I may have an explanation.

When you say that you "saved your session" do you mean that you saved the current game in Driver - e.g. with the trains in their position after, say, 30 minutes of play? Did you then go back into Surveyor and change the layout by adding a house and then re-entered Driver to continue the previously saved game?

If the answer to these questions is "yes" then the game you reloaded in Driver was a copy of the layout as it existed when you last saved it in Driver - before you made the layout alteration.

To play with the new "improved" layout with the extra house you must load it into Driver as a new game.

Hope this helps.

Peter Ware
 
yes, but I'll lose the trains possitions if I play the new layout

OK - but this is the penalty you have to pay.

Suppose instead of just adding a house or altering a few items of scenery you changed the track layout. If you deleted or moved a section of track that was occupied by one of your trains at the instant you had previously saved the game in Driver, then what would happen to that train when you reloaded the game?

This forum used to contain many a sad story from people who had deleted a section of track in a layout only to discover that the very same section of track (now gone) was occupied by a train in one of their Surveyor created sessions - the train (if it was a steam train) turned in a "Cheshire Cat" (of Alice In Wonderland fame) and would be visible only by its smoke.

Not a satisfactory answer, I know - but this is one of the limitations of the program.

Peter Ware
 
AFAIK you can't do that. See below as to why.

When you say that you "saved your session" do you mean that you saved the current game in Driver - e.g. with the trains in their position after, say, 30 minutes of play? Did you then go back into Surveyor and change the layout by adding a house and then re-entered Driver to continue the previously saved game?

If the answer to these questions is "yes" then the game you reloaded in Driver was a copy of the layout as it existed when you last saved it in Driver - before you made the layout alteration.

To play with the new "improved" layout with the extra house you must load it into Driver as a new game.

OK - but this is the penalty you have to pay.

Suppose instead of just adding a house or altering a few items of scenery you changed the track layout. If you deleted or moved a section of track that was occupied by one of your trains at the instant you had previously saved the game in Driver, then what would happen to that train when you reloaded the game?

This forum used to contain many a sad story from people who had deleted a section of track in a layout only to discover that the very same section of track (now gone) was occupied by a train in one of their Surveyor created sessions - the train (if it was a steam train) turned in a "Cheshire Cat" (of Alice In Wonderland fame) and would be visible only by its smoke.

Not a satisfactory answer, I know - but this is one of the limitations of the program.

Peter Ware

HTH

Dave
 
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The drivers stop because the program sees an obstruction, like a break in the track or a switch that's set against them under control of another train. You'll have to go back and inspect the area and see if you can spot a problem.
Sometimes it's hard to track down. Patience and expeience will usually do the trick.

:cool: Claude
 
Hi,
Thank you for your answers

If the AI driver approaches the junction this locks. In which way can I unlock this junction without stop the AI driver. Also can I tell the AI driver moves itself in a path which I want?

thank you
 
If a junction locks in front of an AI train it usually means that the junction is now under the direct control of an AI train - the one in front of the junction (the one you can see) or another AI train approaching the junction.

If the train in front is controlling the junction but the train itself does not move then there is a problem in its path - check the train message window (click the small radio/microphone icon on the bottom right) - it may show a message such as "no path to selected destination" (there is a break in your tracks), "missing junction lever" (a junction further down its path is missing its lever), etc. There is always a reason why an AI train stops before the end of its orders - finding that reason is sometimes hard.

Sometimes the problem is too many switches too close together and the solution can be adding invisible signals between them.


Peter Ware
 
hi,

On the real model railway there are any buttons which when a train passes from them, changes a signal (red to green or green to red) or changes a junction. Can I do the same thing on the trainz? If yes, could someone tells me how?

Thank you
 
This is an automatic feature of Trainz. When your train's loco gets along side a signal with a go aspect (green) it will turn to stop (red) as it passes.

Bob
 
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where can I find a rule called "set junction rule"? There is for signals. I found the rule "Junction controller rule" but doesn't work. When I use it I take the next message: " could not open file sessionvariables.gs for reading". What *.gs files are?

thanks
 
.gs files are Game Script files

As far as the rule is concerned I don't know where one can be found.

HTH

Happy Holidays

Dave
 
The Set Junctions rule is a builtin rule that comes with TRS2006. I don't think it is available separately.

Bob
 
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