I used the local freight session to experiment with the TLR function and just added locos and rolling stock. It seems to work a bit smoother. TLR still have a lot of limitations as noted by windwalkr. All in all I'm impressed by the programming so far. It would be nice to be able to check on industry settings without flying all over the map, perhaps a dialogue with a listing of all the industries on the map where you can click on the name and it opens the industry setup screen.While running "Dispatchin' the Action"... I turned all Drivers on Auto Dispatch and off they would go... I had more trains shoving the consists than i did pulling. Trains shoved across the whole map rather than doing a simple run-around in the yard or available siding. And rather than wait 30 seconds for another train to pass and clear a train would run backwards for miles and then move forrward again.
I realize this is all due to setup and commands... just saying.. not a very well designed session to show off TLR
I think they suggested that session mostly because it had lots of different rolling stock and locos available in it for TLR to dispatch to the industries. Odd thing is that I let it run for 10 hours and other than box cars and hopper cars. TLR never dispatched any driver to handle any of the other loads. However, with the route and the session I mentioned earlier, I was able to get it to use flat cars, tank cars, box cars, hopper cars to handle all the needs of the industries. It did require a bit of real time tweaking of the industries setups but it was very interesting.Yeah.. I do realized the operation is only as good as session setup. There is a lot of possibility there I believe. One would just think that since they mention Dispatch' the Action as a session that is setup for TLR that a better "first impression" would have been considered. It will be interesting to see how well things can be setup..