Each download includes a copy of the Operating Manual. For convenience, you can also directly download the manual (17 March 2023, 35MB).
One of our aims for Open Rails is that train performance should be as realistic as possible. To help achieve this, Peter Newell has developed an environment for testing the performance of locos and rolling stock. Do they perform as we expect?
It may be the model that is not configured correctly or, as Open Rails develops, it may be that the simulator is lacking in realism.
In either case, a neutral, repeatable test environment helps to pin down the issue and get it fixed.
The comprehensive "Build your own route" tutorial is introduced here.
We need tutorials for other aspects of Open Rails on:
such as the tutorials on Eric Conrad's blog.
If you are interested in helping with tutorials, please contact us.