Any sites out there that feature tutorials on desigining an operation scheme? An explanation of car card/waybill forwarding would be great as well. I'd like to start creating a timetable for my railroad and test it virtually before finishing the rest of the physical layout- to make sure all will run smoothly. tia
One thing you could do would be to purchase Ship It software. It's not car cards, but a computer program that generates switchlists based on your industries. The program allows you to adjust things like an industry's production rate, how soon it needs empties, what the company makes or what its consignments (incoming loads) are, etc.
The website is
There's a demo available for testing.
There's also a great discussion group on Yahoo at
. You may want to stop there and ask them how they'd set up the program for testing.
I use Ship It and love it. HOWEVER, know that it's not the easiest program to learn, and it has a lot of "ins" and "outs" (pun intended), but the Yahoo Group is great at helping you get through those.