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Dear SimRail Team,

I find it amazing that you have added paper timetables to the cabs in the newest update, which you can open by clicking on the timetable holder in the cab. However, the timetables open on the center of the screen (see attached screenshot), making them seemingly impossible to use while driving. Is it (going to be) possible to either open them on a second monitor or print them?

Many thanks!

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the timetables are made by the SimRail.Express guy,  and that's where you can download them as .pdf's and print them out, or display them on a tablet, e-ink reader etc.

Hopefully SimRail will include the ability to send the timetable from the current train to an android tablet in the future, or a second monitor etc. 

 

It would also be nice to have the current page of the timetable displayed on the trains timetable holder, especially as the timetable light now works,  and we can click the timetable as we do on the empty holder now to open up the larger view and scroll to other pages. 

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What i'd suggest is adding some sort of night mode to the timetable. That is when i'm driving at night, it's dark in game, dark in my room and then i open the timetable, that bright white light just burns my eyes out and makes it a bit uncomfortable to use (but still it's one of the best additions to the game)

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On 11/27/2023 at 6:48 PM, sf_giants15 said:

Its probably my screens fault, but even with highest zoom i can barely read the timetables without opening them. So I will probably stick with the web based timetables

If I'm not remembering wrong, I think also they don't have uniform size. Its physically larger in some trains (traxx) and smaller in en57.

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the timetables should all be the same size no matter what train you are in, 

i 'think' in real life they are printed on A5 paper, or 2 parts of the timetable side by side on A4 in landscape format?  but i could have that totally wrong here. 

i presume the driver would pick up a print out of the relevant timetables (and O orders etc) when they book on duty, i'd imagine they are printed on demand nowadays.

Some 1980's German cab ride videos i've watched showed the driver preparing for his duty, where he was handed a typewritten scrap of paper with his duty on it from the booking on clerk, 

Then he went into a room and picked out the relevant sheets of pre-printed paper to make up his timetable and 'notices' from a load of pidgeon holes under a very long desk.

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6 godzin temu, Gazz292 napisał(a):

i 'think' in real life they are printed on A5 paper, or 2 parts of the timetable side by side on A4 in landscape format?  but i could have that totally wrong here. 

They are printed on A4, side by side.

6 godzin temu, Gazz292 napisał(a):

i presume the driver would pick up a print out of the relevant timetables (and O orders etc) when they book on duty, i'd imagine they are printed on demand nowadays.

Where I work (and that's two different companies) we get our timetables for the day printed out, together with a worksheet, or if it's a "rescue train" or the consist was changed unexpectedly we get that as a .pdf sent to a private e-mail adress. The "O" order is being brought to your train at a relevant station by the dispatcher, dispatcher's help or a designated station employee (if it's a big station they get like 50 individual orders and walk around handing them out). You can get multiple "O" orders, as the situation changes on the way, and you can get one passed by the train radio (imagine writing one with that squeaky radio when everyone else is talking!)

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On 11/25/2023 at 7:10 PM, Atoka220 said:

What i'd suggest is adding some sort of night mode to the timetable. That is when i'm driving at night, it's dark in game, dark in my room and then i open the timetable, that bright white light just burns my eyes out and makes it a bit uncomfortable to use (but still it's one of the best additions to the game)

I completely agree with this. I use Dark/Night Mode in every app that features such. It would be great to have an option to select inverted colours, which would come in handy during hours of darkness.

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