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    #16
    No point buying it at all, from where i am standing Vern.

    More of the same DTG rubbish and without a route creation editor.

    It is dead in the water, as far as a long term hobby goes.

    Mike.
    Yma O Hyd

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      #17
      I've been away for a while and have only now caught up with this thread.

      So lets see if I understand correctly:
      Most of you guys seem to prefer prototypical routes, preferably ones that you are familiar with.
      On these routes you like to drive the trains, pretending that rather than being a passenger in a real train you are actually the driver of a locomotive / railcar.
      But, from what you are saying above, you actually don't want to do what a real driver does -- siting on his butt for eight hours moving various levers and toggles. You want to drive for maybe 30 minutes, go away, have a coffee, watch TV, eat something, ... and then continue where you left off.

      Now, as is well known by now, on The Dispatcher's railroads he expects his men to get out there and get the job done. Most of us remember the winter of '07 when Chuck & Joe were out in the blizzard for 14 hours, battling poor visibility and frozen switches, to deliver those freight cars to our customers.

      Here's the bottom line -- The Dispatcher don't employ quiche-eating latte-sipping Prius-driving metrosexual wimps. He wants real men on his railroads, and that is obviously what The Directors of the railroads run by DTG want too. So here is a suggestion -- man up and drive those routes from end to end. No pauses; certainly no saves. Eight or nine hours on the job. It's what is required from you guys as a right of entry to those of us who drive Ford F150 pickups, eat red meat and drink whisky.

      Phil
      Last edited by philskene; 08-17-2022, 07:00 AM.

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        #18
        Not me Phil, i sit here for hours on end sometimes, driving to oblivion.
        Problem is most TSW routes are shorter than my shoe lace, complete waste of time.
        As to all the working in freezing conditions, i did that for real buddy. Both on shed and out on breakdown trains.
        The winter of 1967 was far colder than the winter of 2007, it was pre global warming rubbish.
        We actually had snow and ice back then, for months on end during the winter.

        Trouble is a lot of train gamers, live with spouses and families. So game time is probably limited.
        Where as i live on my own and please myself how long i sit here, at the pc.

        Mike.
        Yma O Hyd

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          #19
          Yeah we wouldn't want to have a flat tree to look at when we leave every 30 minutes
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            #20
            Originally posted by philskene View Post
            ......-- siting on his butt for eight hours .....
            You're an Aussie, Phil, so it's "bum" or "arse", not "butt".
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              #21
              Originally posted by seagoon View Post
              You're an Aussie, Phil, so it's "bum" or "arse", not "butt".
              He might be a civilised Aussie

              Mike.
              Yma O Hyd

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                #22
                Mike --

                That winter of '07. The Dispatcher, Chuck & Joe were working a narrow gauge line up in the High Sierra. It was the coldest winter in recorded history. It was so cold that when they tried to talk to each other the words froze in mid air and then had to be thawed out so that they could understand what had been said.

                This video was taken a month after that record breaking week, when the temperature had climbed back up to 15 below:

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                  He might be a civilised Aussie

                  Mike.
                  No such animal, mate!
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                    #24
                    Originally posted by philskene View Post
                    Mike --

                    That winter of '07. The Dispatcher, Chuck & Joe were working a narrow gauge line up in the High Sierra. It was the coldest winter in recorded history. It was so cold that when they tried to talk to each other the words froze in mid air and then had to be thawed out so that they could understand what had been said.

                    This video was taken a month after that record breaking week, when the temperature had climbed back up to 15 below:

                    Hahahahahahaha, frozen words Phil.

                    Cool model layout buddy, you are really good at what you enjoy doing. I much prefer the hot Aussie routes, with hundreds of miles of track.

                    FootplatePhil's NSW route is one of my favourites.

                    Mike.
                    Yma O Hyd

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by seagoon View Post
                      No such animal, mate!
                      Well i am glad you said that Bruce, i never even thought it

                      Mike.
                      Yma O Hyd

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                        Well i am glad you said that Bruce, i never even thought it

                        Mike.
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                          #27
                          I did very briefly fold and pre order the standard version, but changed my mind yesterday evening and cancelled. From the release notes it looks like being a clusterbomb of epic proportions. I have no faith that they will restore the save game any time soon either.

                          Hopefully if the latest Run 8 patch has addressed the jittery Joes going round curves I will get back into that.

                          TSW3 can once again wait for 50% off at Xmas or next Easter.
                          Vern.

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                            #28
                            Don’t blame you Vern, I have not pre ordered either. It’s good to see dynamic weather and improved lighting but for me there is not enough to justify paying for an update to TSW2.
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                            Jason

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                              #29
                              I will see what the initial feedback over the weekend and next week, if it is generally good I might concede and get one of the £30 single route packs, but it is really pointless without being able to save the game.
                              Vern.

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                                #30
                                I'll wait until it's available for free like the original TSW. But judging how it's not on my hard drive any longer I may not even bother. I almost folded my thought process as well until someone talked some sense into me.

                                They are going to get the money marks who gobble this crap up. Good for them and if they like it good for them as well. They are not interested in what potential they have to bring what is a miniority of people who are looking for something a bit more serious.

                                Thanks

                                Sean
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