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Download instructions & Notes

The program makes no changes to the registry nor to any other operating system or user settings. It does not require a complex installation procedure and does not have an uninstall program. If it isn’t wanted then just delete it, nothing else will be affected. It was developed under Windows 7 using Embarcadero’s C++ Builder compiler version 10.2.

Unzipping file ‘release’ produces a folder named ‘Railway’, together with a user manual named ‘Manual.pdf’, a quick start guide named ‘Quick start.pdf’, and this file ‘readme.txt’.

The ‘Railway’ folder should be moved to the location from where the program is to run, and must be a read/write location – i.e. somewhere on a hard disk (we suggest in the ‘Program Files’ folder of the main drive), or a memory stick, but not a CDRom. For convenience, when the folder has been located, open up the folder and add a shortcut on the desktop to the main program file which is named ‘railway.exe’. This can be done by right clicking on the ‘railway.exe’ file icon in Windows Explorer, selecting ‘Send To’, then in the submenu selecting ‘Desktop (create shortcut)’.

Existing users should allow files in their existing ‘Railway’ folder to be replaced with new ones from the new folder.

We recommended printing ‘Quick Start.pdf’ (4 pages) for reference during first use of the program. ‘Manual.pdf’ is the program’s help file in a single document which can also be printed if you wish – it’s a 41 page document – though it’s available anytime during operation via the ‘help’ menu.

If you don’t have a ‘pdf’ reader please go to to download a free copy.

That’s it – ready to go – we hope you like the program and find it useful.

Please let us know via the website how you get on with it – good points, bad points and any errors (hopefully few).

Best regards,

The ROS team

Earlier program versions:  If anyone needs an earlier version for any reason they are available for download at

Known Compatibility Issues

  1.  If your operating system is later than Windows 7, 256 colour compatibility must be set (right click the program icon, select ‘Properties’, then ‘Compatibility’, and tick the box for 256 colours).
  2. Also, on some but not all later operating systems the screen has been found to flash frequently during operation. If this happens please also set the compatibility mode for Windows 7 as well as 256 colours, and that should cure it. 
  3. It has been reported that when using the program with high DPI (dots per inch) settings, the Maximise, Minimise and Close buttons (normally in the top right hand corner of the screen) are off-screen and can’t be used.  This is another display compatibility issue and can be corrected by ticking the ‘Disable display scaling on high DPI settings’ box.
  4. If other problems arise with the user interface that are not listed please experiment with other compatibility modes as one might be found that is effective.  

These compatibility changes only have to be made once, but we recognise that it’s a nuisance, so we are trying to find the source of the problems in order to avoid having to make the changes.  Thanks are due to Mark Jones for reporting and finding the solution to the DPI issue.

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