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Thread: Railroad operation style sessions

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    Default Railroad operation style sessions

    I doubt these are out there but ill ask anyway. Is there any kind of Multiplayer sessions where its run like a real railroad (Ex someone playing a dispatch and issuing orders and a Train crew operating the trains?) If they do exist I wanna join in!
    Illinois Railroad Museum Volunteer

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    Me too! Multiplayer has been awfully quiet lately.
    Franksup

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    I would like to join in too.

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    Years ago I used to run a group who focused on operations. But the number of issues with Trainz MP, and the release of Run8 we moved away from Trainz MP operations.

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    I agree mostly with JIb228. Moved to Run8 for that. Anyway - the only ones I found that bring more operation aspects into game were this and the this one - which I liked a lot and could be a nice base for an multiplayer session.
    Lockheed

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    Default Proto ops

    I hold photo op sessions on my model railroad using time table and train orders to control train movements and car cards/waybills (arguably not really prototype!) to control car forwarding.
    Each session has:
    a dispatcher (who issues train orders)
    train order operators (who copy the train orders onto forms - I had form 19 orders custom printed on onionskin paper - we use carbon paper when multiple copies are required)
    two yard masters (who run the two yards where cars are classified and added to appropriate passing trains)
    a local switch crew for a town with 47 car spots
    multiple road crews

    I'm hoping I can duplicate this sort of thing in Trains 2019.

    In the meanwhile, I'd be more than slightly interested in joining a multiplayer session to see what its like (while I work on route building)

    H.Fithers (Trainz beginner)

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    I am very interested in participating in operating sessions in TRS19. I had an HO scale layout that took up my whole bonus room, and hosted operating sessions using index cards and paper clips. One inspiration for that was a well-written book titled "How to Operate Your Model Railroad" by Bruce A. Chubb. While I no longer have my HO layout, I try to attend card order sessions at a live steam club when able.

    A few years ago people were running the UMR multiplayer layout and there was a rule called "Car Tagger" which allowed you to tag cars with destination industries. Unfortunately, it does not work with newer versions of Trainz.

    In my limited spare time, I have been working on writing a card order rule that will hopefully replicate the card order process in Trainz.

    -Al

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