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Route Permissions


:!: Caution in dealing with permissions! Only set when really needed and desired. Failure to correctly set permissions mean that trains do not find a destination and are a recurring theme in the forum.

:!: Set permissions are always restrictions compared to the standard settings. If it is not possible to drive without permissions, setting additional permissions is not a solution, but rather makes the problem worse!


To prevent certain Locomotives and or Trains using a route this tab can be used to define which are permitted or not.
The include list is evaluated first. If empty the exclude list is evaluated.

  1. The list "Include" is evaluated with priority. If locomotives or trains are entered here, the route can only be used by these locomotives or trains.
    Entries in the "Exclude" list are then ignored and for a better overview it is recommended to leave the "Exclude" list empty.
  2. The "Exclude" list is only evaluated if the "Include" list is empty. Then only locomotives or trains on the "Exclude" list are excluded from using this route. All other locomotives or trains are allowed to use this route.

> Note: Permissions will be respected in automatic mode without defined destination. In automatic mode with defined destination, however, permissions are not respected for the destination block and the route to the destination block! Hence, with a given destination it is possible to move a loco or a train into a block by, e.g. drag and drop, although the loco- or train-type is not allowed in this block.


Specifies which train types are allowed. All are allowed if no train type is selected.
Further information is found Here.

Max. train length

If set greater than zero it will be compared with the length of the requesting train.
The route cannot be used when the train length (+ Min Block - Train length) exceeds the max. train length allowed.

Min. train length

If set greater than zero it will be compared with the length of the requesting train.
The route will not permit it to use when the train length is less then the min. length allowed.


Length of the route between IN of the starting block and ENTER of the target block
This length is used for Realtime Calculation in Virtual Automatic only.

Note: For virtual timing also the block length have to be set in the block length


This number reflects the smallest radius of a train, locomotive or wagon that can safely operate in this route.
If a train, locomotive or wagon has as minimum radius bigger than the radius in a route, the route won't be taken.
No checking is done, if this field is zero.

Commuter trains


Allow commuter trains.


Allow commuter trains only.
:!: This option will reject all normal trains to use this route.


Disallow commuter trains.

Logical direction


All logical directions are allowed.


Only the default logical direction is allowed.


Only the swapped logical direction is allowed.

Auto mode


Schedule and random are both allowed.


Only trains running a schedule are allowed.


Only trains without running a schedule are allowed.


The route will not be used in automatic mode.


A comma separated list of allowed Loco Classes.

  • This has no effect if left empty.
  • Can be modified by the Route action class.


The allowed Loco Eras. All are allowed if no Era is selected.

route-perm-en.txt · Last modified: 2020/11/28 12:28 by smitt48