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Paul Johnson wrote:


If the program was to check my local and set terminology to suit said local, then it would set the wrong terminology for my model operation! Even if I were modelling the railways of my own local the terminology would be date/era related.
Regards, Greg.P.
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On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 22:35:11 +0200, Robert Heller wrote:

Or just a user editable .ini file where the could customize titles and labels and terms, or use pre-set .ini's supplied by you or the user community?
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Few years ago I tried a program called "Ship-It" which looked promising but then changed my modelling philosophy and never went any further with it. Is this the sort of thing being discussed here?
Steve Magee Newcastle NSW Aust
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Steve wrote:

ShipIt! can be discussed here.
But look at ProTrak as well. <www.prptrak.cc>
It does a much better job of car distribution and is real time as well.
There is also a Yahoo group for ProTrak discussion.
Howard Garner
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I believe so. 'Freight Car Forwarding' is a means to give 'purpose' to running your trains. Rather then just running random trains around your layout, Freight Car Forwarding systems create realistic 'demand' to move specific cars from one location (a yard or industry) to another (yard or industry), on specific trains. The various systems are not purely random, but cause compatible sorts of cars to be moved to/from these locations -- such as empty grain hoppers are moved to grain silos and loaded grain hoppers are moved to factories that do things with the grain (make flour, cerial products, or baked goods) and so on. The result is that the trains you run in your operating session end up being just like real freight trains, with all of the operating issues that prototype railroads have to deal with, which can make for interesting and challanging 'puzzles' you have to work out durring the operating session.

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Heh, I was about to ask if there was a such thing as a non-free open source package, then I remembered the BSD license.
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