- Opening FDL12 Morning Connection in T:ANE SP2, the one consist was invisible and immobile and untouchable, like it had been in SP1. However this time it could not be deleted from the sky view as it could in SP1. Very strangely it showed up in all the lists and I could assign it a driver, I could sit in the cab although I could not see it. It would not move for either cab controls or driver commands. I tried deleting the track under it; it remained. I tried copying and pasting a clear area over it; it remained. However, the Delete Train command did remove it from the session. A Layer issue? I don't know, but:
Returning to 12 I created a new version for T:ANE (deleted obsolete-table &c.), then edited that in 12 Surveyor, creating a new session layer "Consists" and moving the commuter consist into that. Opening the new version in T:ANE Surveyor, the consist was still invisible and not manipulable at all, but deleting the Consists layer did remove it. So the T:ANE session now has a rebuilt consist. (The baggage-tap has been replaced with a second coach since we have been leaving passengers on the Mayville platform in the original.)
If this happens with the other sessions, and I expect it to, it will be a major donkey pain. The least worst way I can think of is to delete all the equipment, making a list of what/where as we go, and rebuild it de novo in T:ANE.
- The Milwaukee and Horicon portals had no consists on import. Should have had the main line passenger consist in each direction. The appropriate equipment had not been installed first, which might have done that. So I created the consist in 12 and ported it over. The equipment installed fine. (This consist is now on the DLS.) In the original version the consist was built in the portal but creating those is time-consuming and I had the consist in the list so installed Quick Portal Manager v.3 and set up the two main line trains (132 and 133) on their schedules. Works great. There were no issues with the SOO or CNW portals except that in these old sessions I'd built in some non-US equipment, which has since been appropriately replaced.
- Removed the Schedule Rule (known defective, under study by N3V), at first replacing it with a message pop-up with the eastbound schedule as a text entry, but if it was closed and reopened the intro screen came up with it, having to be closed. Created instead a second browser page, a little large but much clearer and covering both east- and west-bound runs, and it will be the screen to come up at Toggle Session Instructions. Of course it's not otherwise interactive, but so what?
Obviously time to go digging in the Forum and to consult the Wise Ones.
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