Model RailRoad Manager (tm), MRRM (tm), software provides model railroad Inventory, Maintenance and Waybill-based Traffic Generation. Advanced version includes Dispatcher, Fascia, Cab Panels Editor and Operations, Layout Locomotive, Turnout, Signal, Block Occupancy, and other sensor Control. Advanced edition also provides HyperThrottle Cabs that integrate rail traffic workload and layout control, Multi-layout Operations for virtual car forwarding between layouts, Remote Operations to drive trains from a distance, Web Cams, Internet features, and extended DCC support.

Preventative Maintenance of Rolling Stock

Purpose | Screen Images | Data Description | Function Descriptions | How to Use


Whenever you generate waybills that you assign to a manifest and then schedule and run the train with this manifest, the rolling stock record for each locomotive, freight car, passenger car and caboose, if any, on this train is updated to capture this usage. You may trigger the need for preventative maintenance based on days since last serviced or by the number of times the rolling stock has been moved since the last maintenance was performed.

Screen Images:

This figure shows the rolling stock preventative maintenance table.

Data Description:

Days between Servicing - you can define the number of days between preventative maintenance scheduling

Uses between Servicing - you can define the number of times the rolling stock has been run on a train manifest before the next preventative maintenance is needed

Days since Serviced - MRRM enters the actual number of days since the last PM was completed

Times since Serviced - MRRM increments this number every time the rolling stock is put on a manifest and the train acknowledgment is made on the Dispatcher Manifest Status tabpage.

Due for Service - MRRM updates when PM is needed based on your requirements.

Function Descriptions:

You can set all rolling stock triggers at one time using these controls. You can also change these trigger values individually for each piece or selected piece of rolling stock.

How to Use:

Set to use based on your preferences.

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