2018-03.1: Using car cards for car routing

02 Mar 2018

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29:38 - Mar 2018 Act I - Using Car Cards (2018)
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Car cards.  You’ve seen them hanging around on the edge of layouts all over the place.  But what are they actually for?  Joe Fugate introduces us to his system of managing freight car movements and the software he uses to generate the cards.  

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coyoteww's picture

Been wanting to jump into this...and I NEED to do this, but seemed complicated and time consuming. This helps a LOT towards me getting off my butt and finally doing it !

Michael

The Industry Database(s) and more industry information is maintained by and can be downloaded from the Operations Special Intrest Group (OpSIG). The Industry Database can be found under the Online Resources Tab. The Database page also includes links to Shenandoah Software (ShenWare) and additional support information.

Just curious as to why the version of IndMan that Joe is using in the video is different to the example shown on the ShenWare web site?

I'm running Windows 7.

David

joef's picture

Just curious as to why the version of IndMan that Joe is using in the video is different to the example shown on the ShenWare web site?

It’s the industry manager inside the Waybills software, not INDMAN. See:

http://www.shenware.com/waindustries.html

Ah, got it ! Thanks for the info Joe and the reply. Appreciated. 

I'm going to look into this software even though I have the Micro Mark car card set. I think I could combine the two with some planning.

Regards

David

Is there any way that I can save this particular episode to watch when I have no Internet access ?

To either my PC or iPad ?

Many thanks

David

Is there any way that I can save this particular episode to watch when I have no Internet access ?

That's called "download-to-own" and is only available on certain episodes and it costs extra on the current site. We will be standing up a new site later this year that will include the download to view offline option, but we will trust that you won't hack the downloaded video and give it away to all your friends. Once we allow downloading, we somewhat loose control of the video file, so we have to trust you. We're betting most won't rip us off -- let's hope we're right.

Thank you for that info. Look forward to having the option of downloading episodes that I wish to keep for future reference.

Yes, it's a bit of a gamble offering this service but I doubt very much whether the people who watch and follow Trainmasters TV are the "pirates" of the model railroad world.

I take it then that this episode featuring waybills and car cards is not "download-to-own" ? Would have no issue paying for that privilege .

Appreciate your clear and concise step-by-step for car cards.  I have been wrestling with several different systems to see what works best for me including the four way you describe as well as baseball pockets using Tony Thompson's "realistic waybill".  Regardless of system this video is a real help in understanding why use carcards and what has worked for you.  You mention the shenwear software, but I have been using Easy Model Railroad which has many if not all the same features, and is FREE.  I know it is not actively managed any longer by it's creator, but the softwear is still downloadable from the internet.  For those on a tight budget, this may be an affordable alternative for plunging into the world of car cards. You don't need to buy special manila card stock.  I use ""like new" manila file folders by just cutting off the label tab.  I then have two 8 1/2 x 11 sheets for printing my car cards.  Again thanks for this most helpful session.

As a user of car cards and way bills on my home layout this was interesting to watch. I hope to see more of how Joe operates with them.I am looking forward to seeing further episodes on this subject.

Thanks!