WELCOME

This website has been designed to aid in the acquisition and installation of textures and models designed by Chris for the model railroad simulation Rule the Rail!. I am a contributing member of the Littleville Depot Forum and the Rule the Rail! Forum and I run the RtR Enthusiasts Forum.

NAVIGATING THE WEBSITE

The textures and models on this site are divided into the categories contained within the simulation: Engines, Goods Wagons, Carriages, Houses, Plants, Railway, Industry and Misc. Only those categories with actual content will be displayed.

GENERAL GUIDANCE

Models: Unless stated otherwise, models of my design will be located within the \Rule the Rail!\Scenes\xfiles subdirectory
Textures: Unless stated otherwise, textures of my design will be located within the \Rule the Rail!\Scenes\CEB subdirectory. This subdirectory will need to be created by the user as it is not created during the RtR install. I will not normally mention texture files I use that are furnished with Rule the Rail!
File Annotation:
XLI Files: Many of my most recent models will be listed in the ceb.xli file. The following is a starter ceb.xli file containing the Norfolk Southern Dash 8:
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1

ENGINE_TYPE	10464	NS8314.x	0.175	NS_8314
	NOREF
	1
	18
	0
	751951
Next is a starter usr.xli file
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1

CWAGON_TYPE	10932	SnowPlow.x	0.4	snow_plow
	NOREF
	-
	0
	0
	1542979
These files must be created and edited with text editors that do not insert formatting characters. Notepad is a prime candidate for editing RtR files. The model count on the second line should be incremented by the number of models added to the xli file. xli files reside in the Rule the Rail! directory.

List Files: List files add features to models such as lighting and smoke for locomotives, rotation on the axis, or display states for models such as signals. Additions to list files will be explained where necessary.