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                 How do I get the dummy vehicle to follow the turnout road?
     
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Hi Martin,

This may have been covered before, but how do I get the dummy vehicle to follow the turn out road? I have tried ticking the turnout road in the dialogue box, but it appears to be greyed out.

I have just thought of a partial solution to the problem should it not be possible to do it from the dialogue box, I will make a dummy curved template as near as possible to the turnout road curve.

Many thanks,

Phil

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Hi Phil,

If the on turnout road radio button is greyed out, it can only be because the control template is currently plain track.

The dummy vehicle can only roll along the control template. If the turnout or half-diamond template you want to roll along is not currently in the control template, you need to make it so.

It seems to be working fine here:



Ask again or post the .box file if you can't get it to work.

There is a trick you can use to align the dummy vehicle with adjacent templates -- store the template, make the control template centre-lines only, put the peg on one bogie pin, and rotate the whole template to align the other bogie pin:



You can then make a dummy vehicle copy, before restoring the control template.





You may need to rotate the dummy vehicle a full 180 degrees (SHIFT+F8).

cheers,

Martin.


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Thanks Martin,

I had forgotten that I had split the approach road, so that I could put a turnout in the other end. I put it down to getting old.

Cheers

Phil.
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