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Using JMRI® to Operate Trains

OperationsPro: Build Options for Trains


The Options pane is opened from the Trains pane's Tools menu.

trains build options

Standard JMRI® Window and Help menus

Build Options
Normal Agressive
Normal builds are recommended when you first begin the program. Normal builds guarantee that when a Car is delivered (set out) by a train that there will be track space available for the car.

Aggressive builds makes the Car's track space available as soon a a car is scheduled for pick up.

Note that once you've built a train, the build option can not be changed until all trains are terminated or reset.

Switcher Service

Next set of options control local car movements. Normally, it is beter not to allow a car to move from one spur directly to another spur in the same location.

Staging

Enable Type, Road and Load Restrictions into Staging
When selected, the program will only deliver a train to a staging track that has the same rolling stock, road, and load name restrictions.

Make departure track available after train is built.

Allow cars to return to staging if needed.

Prompt for Departure Track from Staging
If selected the program ask you which track should depart from staging during the train build. Note that the program will only prompt you if there are two or more trains available in staging that meet the train's requirements.

Prompt for Arrival Track into Staging
If selected the program ask you which track should be used for arrival to staging during the train build. Note that the program will only prompt you if there are two or more trains available in staging that meet the train's requirements.

Car Routing Options

Enable Car Routing
When enabled, the program will use multiple trains to deliver a car to its final destination. It is recommended that you leave this option enabled. When enabled , you can use Schedule to deliver a car to a specific location.

Enable Car Routing via Yards

Logging Options

You can have the program log your locomotive, car, or train movement to a file by selecting the appropriate check boxes. The program creates a new directory "logger" in the operations directory. For each day's session the program will create a new file (.csv) using the day's date.

Options
Allow you to create your own custom manifest using .csv file. Import into a program like Excel to create a manifest to your liking.

settings to disk to preserve them.