The JMRI Manual
Installing JMRI
Getting Started
Using DecoderPro®
DecoderPro® Programming Modes
The Basic Programmer
The Comprehensive Programmer
The Advanced Programmer
DecoderPro® Main Window
JMRI® Operations Program
Creating a Decoder Definition
Error Messages

Using JMRI® to Operate Trains

Operations Print Options


You can modify the how the program prints the train manifests and the amount of detail that the build report provides.

Manifest Options

print font font size pickup set out move format
Select the desired Font and Size
Assign manifest print color for car or locomotive Pick Up
Assign manifest print color for car or locomotive Set Out
Assign manifest print color when the operation is to move a car from one track to another at same location
Select if you want manifest printed in tabular format. It works best with mono-spaced fonts, Courier or Monospaced

Pick Up Locomotive Message Format

You may customize the messages for your manifest and switch list printing. Select formats from dropdown menus. To remove an attribute select blank. The Prefixes in the text boxes may be edited. If you want to use the text color options, the set out, pick u and move prefixes must be unique.

Set Out Locomotive Message Format

Pick Up Car Message Format

Set Out Car Message Format

Local Mover Message Format

Manifest Comments
Each location can have an optional comment. You can print these comments on your manifest if they are selected.
Loads and Empties to show how many car loads and empties are in the train.
12hr Format
Show Timetable

allows you to add a logo in the top right hand corner of your manifests and switch lists, press and select a file with the image you want to display. Each train in your roster may have a different logo, this is set in Trains Setup

Misplaced Cars Comment

Allows you to add a notification for operators to be looking for cars that have been misplaced

Build Report Options

Detail Level You can adjust the amount of information that the build report will show. Select one of the four levels. The program when generating the build reports stores the Very Detailed information to disk.

Minimal -- provides the least amount of information. Can provide information when train build is not completed.

Normal -- setting shows which engines and cars are being excluded from the train, and which engines and cars are being picked up and dropped.

Detailed -- setting will generate quite a few pages depending on the size of your railroad. It will show all available cars and engines, and a bit how the program finds destinations for the cars and engines.

Very Detailed -- setting produces the most pages, and will show why cars are not picked up or dropped.

Be sure and press after changing the build report selection.