Hi all. I am starting a new thread for three reasons. First, the other thread was getting long and since I had restarted creating my route I didn't want to mix the old with the new. Second, I wanted to change the title of the thread due to I will not be laying tracks from Detroit to Jackson, MI now as I want to finish the current route from Utica, MI to Toledo, Ohio by the time Run 8 releases their SDK. I am still not completely sure if I will create using that sim for the same reason I stopped creating my first route in MSTS, the editing tools. To me RW has by far the easiest tools to use and that's what I need for such heavily industrialized areas as Detroit and Toledo. Also, stability, RW has been very stable from their earlier days. Three, though to date there are no AI trains, if I had been reading correctly, my route may be to complicated for them anyways. Since I don't have all the tracks in I obviously have no signals on the route to know for sure how difficult scenerio writing will be so this route may be best suited for MP anyways as things are now. I will still complete the areas I have in now for RW users as there is still much operational and sceniced areas and even a tunnel. So my plan is to have this released by next summer and as it stands right now, for free but subject to change.
My first set of pics should be either tonight or tomorrow of the Shop area and the east end (Hump end) of the Westbound Class. Oh yes, I have to do more reading on whether or not you can "hump" cars in Run 8. If so, as this is a North American route, it's pretty much a no brainer to create a route using Run 8. Again, depending on how stable the SDK is. Also, this thread is for RW creation of my route so please, I will not tolerate opinions about any other sim. Thank you.