Open Rails Route Building Parameters

Aim - this section describes the basic route building parameters required to implement the advanced features and functions provided by Open Rails when operating routes.

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Index

Tree Clearing

Tunnel Parameters

Track SuperElevation

Turntable Animation

Car Spawners


Note: The default unit of measure (UoM) shown in the "Recommended Input Units" column is the UoM value that OR assumes if no UoM is included in the parameter statement.

ParameterENG or WAGDescriptionRecommended Input UnitsSuggested settingsNew or ExistingTypical Examples
Tree Clearing
ORTSUserPreferenceForestClearDistance ( x )ENGDistance to clear trees from tracks.Distance - m, cm, mm, km, in, ft, in/2
Default - m
As per route specsNewORTSUserPreferenceForestClearDistance ( 5.0m )
ORTSUserPreferenceForestClearDistance ( 12.0ft )
Tunnel Parameters
ORTSSingleTunnelArea ( x )ENGArea of single track portal tunnel enterance.Distance - m, cm, mm, km, in, ft, in/2
Default - m
As per route specsNewORTSSingleTunnelArea ( 5.0m )
ORTSSingleTunnelArea ( 12.0ft )
ORTSSingleTunnelPerimeter ( x )ENGPerimeter of single track portal tunnel enterance.Distance - m, cm, mm, km, in, ft, in/2
Default - m
As per route specsNewORTSSingleTunnelPerimeter ( 5.0m )
ORTSSingleTunnelPerimeter ( 12.0ft )
ORTSDoubleTunnelArea ( x )ENGArea of double track portal tunnel enterance.Distance - m, cm, mm, km, in, ft, in/2
Default - m
As per route specsNewORTSDoubleTunnelArea ( 5.0m )
ORTSDoubleTunnelArea ( 12.0ft )
ORTSDoubleTunnelPerimeter ( x )ENGPerimeter of double track portal tunnel enterance.Distance - m, cm, mm, km, in, ft, in/2
Default - m
As per route specsNewORTSDoubleTunnelPerimeter ( 5.0m )
ORTSDoubleTunnelPerimeter ( 12.0ft )
Track SuperElevation
ORTSTrackSuperElevation ( x, y )WAGAmount of track superelevation.x = curve radius - m
y = height of superelevation - m
As per track geometry specifications.New ORTSTrackSuperElevation ( 0.0 0.051 .............. 10000.0 0.013 )
Turntable Animation
WFile ( x )Turntables.datName of world file that has working turntables.TextAs per OR route buildNewWFile ( w+001493+010307.w )
XOffset ( x ), YOffset ( 0 ), ZOffset ( 0 )Turntables.datDistance offsets of turntable rotation compared to object reference point.None
Default - m
As per OR route buildNewYOffset ( 1.35 )
Animation ( x )Turntables.datName of rotating part in turntable.TextAs per OR route buildNewAnimation ( Deck )
Diameter ( x )Turntables.datDiameter of truntable.None
Default - m
As per OR route buildNewDiameter ( 18.6 )
Car Spawners
CarSpawnerItem ( x y )Carspawn.datCar item to be included in car spawner list.x = filename of vehicle
y = spacing between vehicles - m
As per OR route buildNewCarSpawnerItem( "OL_Flatbed_Drums.s" 6 )
ListName ( x )Carspawn.datName of list of cars.TextAs per OR route buildNewListName ( "List 1" )
ORTSListName ( x )W+xxxxx.datName of list of cars to be associated with carspawner installed.TextAs per OR route buildNewORTSListName ( "List 1" )

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