Set the "Max" value to the number cars in the storage rack. Each time you click "Generate" you get a random number in the range. You don't need to actually apply numbers to the cars to find them - I quickly indexed them by inserting a numbered card every 10 cars.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Random Number Generator
Most of my freight cars live off the layout in a storage rack, and cycle in and out through the interchange tracks between sessions. The puzzle has always been how to select them randomly to get a realistic mix, and not just gravitate to selecting my "favorite" cars over and over again. (I have tried rolling dice and using the last digits from a column in the phone book). This Random Number Generator tool makes the task easy. Just type "Random Number Generator" in the Google search box to get to this utility.