MONON-2 Route Version 17

Released May 9th, 2014

Site update in progress for release
(Site last updated May 20, 2014)


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About the MONON "MSTS Route MONON-2"

Route files to download

Rolling Stock REQUIRED to run the Activities for the Monon Route

Install Instructions and Era Swap Instructions

MSTS Downloads

"BLW/ZT" Rolling Stock Downloads for the Monon Route

My Rolling Stock and other Downloads for the Monon Route

Monon -2 Route Activities

MONON-2 Version 17 Credits

Websites

Rick's Monon Railroad Site

MRH-TS MONON Board

Bygone Places Along The MONON

MONON Railroad Historical Technical Society (MRH-TS)

Rick

About the MONON MSTS Route "MONON-2"

This version is the Full MONON Railroad
The Milwaukee Road Latta Division by Bedford Indiana
ATSF Chicago, Chicago suburbs and Joliet, Illinois
NYC Crawfordsville to Indianapolis NYC P&E Sub
PRR Reynolds to Monticello

It will work in all seasons.

MONON -2 Version 17 Changes

Improved Orleans to French Lick Branch

Improved Wallace Jct to Midland Branch

Improved Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago areas

Overhauled (complete change) Wallace Jct to Bloomington to Bedford

Era swap completely improved.

Era changes the files for the Route to be in the year selected (1950, 1965, 1972 or 2000) :

Car spawners, static cars and trucks, static train cars and engines and some buildings automatically change.

NOTES:

Track Data Base HAS CHANGED!!!!!

The route comes with MANY explore paths and 28 ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!!

Version 15 or Version 16 Activities:

Any activities from verion 15 or version 16 that have a path that goes through Bedford to Bloomington will need to have there path fixed!!!!
Any activities from verion 15 or version 16 that have a path that goes through Chicago to Joliet will need to have there path fixed!!!!

TO use ERA Swap, go to the MONON-2 Route folder and launch the ERA you want the MONON-2 to run in:

Note: Era Swap for 1972 post Monon (L&N Merger with Amtrak)
For BLW Monon, L&N and Amtrak equipment.
During this time most equipment was still painted Monon but the Amtrak and L&N presence was there also.

Era Swap to CSX 200.bat
Era Swap to L&N 1972
Era Swap to MONON 1950.bat
Era Swap to MONON 1965.bat


Has two different rail sounds available with an auto change bat file to change them.
(In "MONON-2" folder).
ttype-swap_track_sound_to_Diesel_era.bat
or
ttype-swap_track_sound_to_Steam_era.bat

Has different snow terrtex textures to create different ground textures (in the "Terrtex/Snow/template" folder), snow changer is in the "Monon-2" folder "Snow.exe".

LF House blocks need Night and Season textures, to use Night or Season texture for Season or Night simulation they have an auto change bat file to change them.
(In "MONON-2" folder).
House_block_swap_to_Season_textures.bat
or
House_block_swap_to_Snow-Night_textures.bat

Rick B.
My email address is in the readme in the docs folder.

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Route files to download:

(Save files to a temp folder on your desktop and ---- I ADVISE ---- you to download one file at a time and check files size after completion which will stop most errors you will get on first startup from missing files. )

Version 17 (Stand Alone)

1 Monon-2_17-Main.exe

2 Monon-2_17-Main.d01

3 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-a-k.exe

4 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-a-k.d01

5 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-l-mo.exe

6 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-l-mo.d01

7 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-mo2a-y.exe

8 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-mo2a-y.d01

9 Monon-2_17-con-act-serv-tr

Missing Shapes (Some Missing Global Shape files are here if you do not have all versions of requied shapes)
They are also in the "Docs" and "Tracks-ND" folder if you need them.

Shapes Missing 110Kb

Note: The latest updated Install Instructions are down below under

Install Instructions titled Updated Install Instructions

Watch that area for changes.


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Rolling Stock REQUIRED to run the Activities for the Monon Route:

(There are 28 Activities to run!)

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For activity list click here)--------------------

Note: The below are required for version 17.

Or you must delete, change or replace the Activity, Service and Traffic in the Activity Editor..

If you choose to delete, then you can just use the ER (Explore Route) paths instead.

My Downloads (free)

MONON_STEAM_2-8-2 J4

Chicago Metra and CSS&SB Commuter Trains

MSTS Monon 2 Bay Hoppers

MSTS Monon 50' Fruit Growers Express Boxcar

MSTS Monon Flat Cars With U.S. Army M26

MSTS Monon (CI&L) 1940's Flat Cars

MSTS MONON/C.I.&L. Flat Cars And Loads

MSTS Monon 53' 6" Bulkhead Flat Cars

MSTS Monon RR Thrall Rivet Caboose #81515

MSTS Monon Flat Cars

 

BLW/ZT Payware/Bonus/Freeware-Valleypass.com

Note: Bonus packs or upgrades at the valleypass.com (BLW/ZT) ARE FREE with the equipment purchased.

BLW MONON Equipment Pack 1
Monon Equipment

BLW/ZT MONON Equipment Pack 2
Monon Equipment

BLW/ZT Amtrak South East Equipment
Amtrak 1970's

BLW/ZT SW East Pack Part 1
Monon NW2

BLW BL2
Monon BL2

BLW Tankcars set
1940-1960 tank cars and bonus Monon Tankcars

BLW/ZT PRR 1950 Pack
1950 Freight cars from other railroads and PRR 1950 frieght cars and engines

BLW/ZT Buffalo Mega Pack
Engines and freight cars from 1960-1970

BLW ATSF Freight Pack
Engine s and Freight Cars

BLW ATSF Hi-Level Passenger set with ATSF The Chief bonus set
Comes with Hi-Level and low level passenger sets

Bonus/Upgrade/Patch packs

Amtrak South East Bonus upgrade
Upgrade for Amtrak South East Equipment (Indiana Amtrak Set)

Monon_Caboose_Bonus to Monon Pack 1
Monon Caboose

Monon_Pack_Bonus Upgrade to Monon Pack 1
New F Unit cab and RS2 Upgrade

Monon2 Bonus to Monon Pack 2
Monon Engines and Pullman passenger cars

Bonus new for the Monon Pack 1
Monon C420 #513 with nose bell

Christmas Bonus - Monon SW1
Monon SW1 Switcher

Bonus Black & Gold Business Car for the Monon 2 set
Monon Business car #2 "Lynne" in Black and Gold

Once you buy one of these packs, ensure you email for your forum password
so you can get the items below, send email to: (gbel at valleypass.com)

Free Promo Pack

L&N F9 Promo with Caboose Pack
(Free Promo Pack)

L&N SD40-2
(Members area)

L&N Caboose
(Members area)

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Install Instructions

Use the "Read Me First MONON-2 Install Instructions.txt" in the MONON-2 "Docs" folder.
Or use the UPDATED Install Instructions below.

Or here:
Read_Me_First_MONON-2_Install_Instructions.txt

Official MOST updated Install Instructions are below.
( Date: May 20, 2014)

Version 17

MONON-2 Install Instructions Version 17

1) Move or delete (A MUST) any previous MONON-2 version in your Routes folder YOU RECEIVED FROM ME
in your MSTS Routes folder if you have it, if you do not have it, disregard this step.

2) Download the Monon-2 version 17 files to a temp directory and run the setup programs starting with number 1.

Note: The .DO_ files are part of another file, you need to download them but do not need to run them, they will run
as part of another file.

Change the default install directory of:
" C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Train Simulator"
when prompted if you need to.

Install to your "Routes" folder.

1 Monon-2_17-Main.exe

2 Monon-2_17-Main.d01

3 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-a-k.exe

4 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-a-k.d01

5 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-l-mo.exe

6 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-l-mo.d01

7 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-mo2a-y.exe

8 Monon-2_17-Terrtex-mo2a-y.d01

Install into your "MSTS" Folder.

To play the 28 provided and detailed activities, install the next item (9) or you can skip it.

9 Monon-2_17-con-act-serv-tr

3) If you do not have X Tracks installed, download and install it first (trainsim.com - XTRACKS.ZIP).

4) If you do not have MSTS New Roads installed, download and install it second, (trainsim.com - trainsim.com - newrds.zip).

5) If you do not have Scail roads installed, download and install it third
(3DTrains - v1.77 ScaleRoad Public Beta -scailroad.zip)

6) Optional: There are lower poly grass shapes to use in the
" MONON-2\FPS grass shape changes" folder (if you need them "Optional").
Just put the ones you want in the shapes folder if you need more fps or vice-versa.

7) The route comes with MANY explore paths and 28 ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!!
These activities require freeware and payware.
The information is the download area for details (Rolling Stock REQUIRED to run the Activities for the Monon Route)

Version 15 or Version 16 Activities:
Any activities from verion 15 or version 16 that have a path that goes through Bedford to Bloomington will need to have
there path fixed!!!!
Any activities from verion 15 or version 16 that have a path that goes through Chicago to Joliet will need to have there
path fixed!!!!

8)"MONON REPLICA and ERA Equipment may be found at:"http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/Sales.htm". Monon, L&N and Amtrak packs.

9) Ensure you have BIN installed but is not required. But, it does fix the White Void issue this route like many others have
without bin being installed. "UKTRAINSIM BIN".

See the "White Void Fix for MONON-2.txt" document in the "Docs" folder.

First time startup

The first time you run the MONON-2 Version 12 Simulation, MS Train Sim ....WILL.... build the terrain buffers
(if so, this will take several minutes, this is normal and only happens once).

You may need to make an activity to run the Monon-2, IF YOU DO NOT USE THE DEFAULT ACTIVITIES.

Notes:

Season swap for LF house shapes, in the "MONON-2" folder.
Switches the textures from Season to Night-Snow textures.

Click on:
House_block_swap_to_Season_textures.bat
or
House_block_swap_to_Snow-Night_textures.bat

Era Swap

Era Swap changes the files for the Route to be in the year selected (1950, 1965, 1972 or 2000) :

Car spawners, static cars and trucks, static train cars and engines and some buildings automatically change.

TO use ERA Swap, go to the MONON-2 Route folder and launch the ERA you want the MONON-2 to run in:

Note: Era Swap for 1972 post Monon (L&N Merger with Amtrak)
For BLW Monon, L&N and Amtrak equipment.
During this time most equipment was still painted Monon but the Amtrak and L&N presence was there also.

Era Swap to CSX 200.bat
Era Swap to L&N 1972
Era Swap to MONON 1950.bat
Era Swap to MONON 1965.bat

1947-1950's
Era Swap to MONON 1950.bat
or
1960's
Era Swap to MONON 1965.bat
or
1970's
Era Swap to L&N 1972.bat
or
2000
Era Swap to CSX 2000.bat

The Monon-2 was created to run in all seasons but is optimized for summer.


Missing files

See above the "Route files to download" for some of the global missing files caused by different add on versions of road and track.
Download the "shapes missing" file from the "Route files to download" area.

There is also a zip file in the "Docs" folder called "Missing_Shapes.zip", this file has common missing shapes in it.

If you have any errors in the simulator of missing files, please note the location or milepost, the filenames
and email me (address is in the "Read_Me_First_MONON-2_Install_Instructions.txt" document) and I will make an installable patch for EVERYONE................

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MSTS Downloads

You need the Train Sim Patches, I suggest you download them here
(MONON-2 Route Download Page you got this from)
for better frame rates in the simulation.

Install trainupdate-patch 1.2 then Patch 1.7.022420...............
These patches are on this web page.

Or at the Bin update site for the latest bin:

http://mstsbin.uktrainsim.com/eng/download.htm

Download:
trainupdate-patch 1.2
Install trainupdate-patch 1.2
Download:
Patch Patch 1.7.022420
Install Patch Patch 1.7.022420

(Note: If you have any other transparent simulator controls or camgold from train sim web site. You need to reload MS Train Sim before doing patch 1.7.)

(But it is worth it, this patch has better transparency controls and super cam with it.)

MONON MSTS Simulator Screen Picture Replacements.

This replaces the MSTS screens to MONON trains in the editors, startup and various screens in MSTS.

Movie

MSTS MONON Replacement "Start up" Movie

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"BLW/ZT" Available Rolling Stock downloads for the Monon Route

BLW/ZT Payware/Bonus/Freeware-Valleypass.com

The links to the BLW/ZT Monon equipment is listed in the Rolling Stock REQUIRED to run the Activities for the Monon Route.

These below are not required but can be used on the Monon-2
(are SUGGESTED extras if you want them).

Suggested Payware

Conrail EMD Set
Engines and Freight Cars

L&N Pack
Engines

Milwaukee RR MILW Freight Pack
Engines and Freight Cars

NYC Passenger Equipment Pack
Engines and Passenger Cars

NYC Freight Pack
Engines and Freight Cars

Bonus for the Monon2 Pack - PC (P&E) GP7
GP7 PC (P&E)

Penn Central Equipments Pack
Engines and Cabooses

PRR Pack 3
Engines and Cabooses

New F Unit Cab

Valleypass.com Equipment Pack Sales

Suggested Free Items in the Members area

L&N Equipment

Forum and Members Area for free stuff
On the web page click on "Members Page"

For the bonus/free packs you maybe required to join or be a member or purchase equipment.

Gaetan's Freeware Site

Scroll down the page for more or the L&N models are:

L&N C628

L&N SD40

 


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My Rolling Stock and other Downloads for the Monon Route

Click on the ones you want or go to http://trainsim.com/ for these and more Monon downloads.

 

MONON (C.I.&L.) Last Steam Engine Roster (Engines are MSTS ready, just click to download):

These are Cowen Upgrade kit engines, 35 differently numbered engines.

They have varying tenders, some with extended coal boxes.

All couplers are 100% functional.

Front and Rear lights are functional.

Note: the E1a and L1 are not the exact correct model by type engine.

 

0-8-0

Switcher #30 and 35

MONON_STEAM_0-8-0 B8

 

 

2-10-0

#224 and 229

MONON_STEAM_2-10-0 E1A

 

 

2-8-0

#281-283-285-286

MONON_STEAM_2-8-0 H6

 

 

2-8-2

#560-561-562-563-564-565

MONON_STEAM_2-8-2 J3

 

 

2-8-2

#570-571-572-573-574-575-576-577-578-579

MONON_STEAM_2-8-2 J4

 

 

4-6-2

#430-431-432

MONON_STEAM_4-6-2 K4

 

 

4-6-2

#443-444-445

MONON_STEAM_4-6-2 K5

 

 

4-6-2

#451-452

MONON_STEAM_4-6-2 K6

 

 

2-10-2

#604-606-607

MONON_STEAM_2-10-2 L1

Chicago Metra Train for your train sim trains:

Chicago Metra and CSS&SB Commuter Trains

Save it to your desktop, double click and install it.

GM EMD FT Engines

Save it to your desktop, double click and install it.

 

MSTS Monon 2 Bay Hoppers

MSTS Monon 50' Fruit Growers Express Boxcar

MSTS Monon Flat Cars With U.S. Army M26

MSTS Monon (CI&L) 1940's Flat Cars

MSTS MONON/C.I.&L. Flat Cars And Loads

MSTS Monon 53' 6" Bulkhead Flat Cars

MSTS Monon GE U23B

MSTS Monon FM 15-44

MSTS Monon RR Thrall Rivet Caboose #81515

MSTS Monon Flat Cars

MSTS Monon Fairbanks Morse 10-44

 

Monon-2 Activitys Low Poly Yard cars

 

Default MSTS freight cars (In case you lost them)

 

Tainsim.com CSS&SB Items

Chicago South Shore & South Bend (CSS&SB)

MSTS Chicago South Shore & South Bend Car
filename: csssb39.zip

MSTS Little Joe
filename: csssb802.zip

MSTS CSS&SB Caboose #1067
filename: csssbcab.zip

 

If you ever get a caboose.sms missing error, download this and

put it into your "F:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Train Simulator\SOUND" folder:

caboose sms install

Save it to your desktop, double click and install it.

Monon MSTS Screens

 

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Monon-2 Route Activities

Please email me to post Your Monon-2 Activities at Train-sim.com email (Rick-Monon) with your email address, I will email you
back with my email address.

You may email my personal email address directly, it is in the readme in the docs folder of the Monon-2 route.

Please include the item links needed (payware or freeware):
download names
site location and link to the required downloads

Ensure you include the apk file ----OR--- the consists, activity, paths, service and traffic items.
I will package them for you if you just want to send them to me.

I will post more activities here as time goes by.

The 28 original activities for version 17.

Monon-2_17-con-act-serv-tr

 

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MONON-2 Version 17 Credits

Also in the Docs folder of the route folder, file name:

Credits for the MONON-2.txt

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ENJOY THE HOOSIER LAND


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