Over the last couple of nights, and with the help from a fellow Operations Pro user, with some great knowledge.
To start I had to measure the length of my yard & classification tracks, as well as measure the individual spurs so that the program would run correctly. Having colour-coded plans & a running sheet has helped explain how I'd like to switch the layout.
I’ve managed to get Ops Pro working to a point that I can generate train manifests from Rutherford Yard, doing set outs at both York Haven - Pulp & Paper Mill, and Hershey Chocolates.
I’ve also managed to create switcher services for both the Pulp & Paper Mill & Hershey that picks up set outs, from Classification Tracks attached to both industries, and delivers cars to set tracks within each industry.
The program has a very steep learning curve, a lot like learning Panel Pro for installing signals. But once the basics are explained, and a few little tricks, it’s beginning to let a whole lot of light down deep in the Ops Pro - Rabbit hole.
Here are two sets of manifests created after the initial programming over the last few nights...