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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Rolling Line in General
    I think I will watch from the sidelines at the moment. It looks good but the graphics are a bit on the primitive side.
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    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Rolling Line in General
    I take it there is no capability to import real world DEM/map data at this stage? How about overlaying track plans or diagrams, though?
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    05-30-2020, 01:42 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    I'm currently doing a main line propelling move, having decided to take the "High Line" from the Harbour to the Food Factory, I didn't realise that...
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    05-30-2020, 03:14 AM
    The main strength of Trainz remains the route building in Surveyor - whether you're trying to recreate a model layout found in an ancient magazine,...
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    05-29-2020, 04:31 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Worth checking if all the wagons are coupled. I discovered that purely by accident, so of course you are only releasing the brakes on one section and...
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    05-29-2020, 07:31 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Yes I think I'm going to back my train up so there is enough space to split the loaded oil train and move in two or three portions. That will occupy...
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    05-28-2020, 05:26 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    The current annoyance is arriving at the destination to find a fully loaded heavy train sat on the arrival track. The shunter can't even move it! ...
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    05-28-2020, 11:16 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Interesting as that means the Copay is not open ended, perhaps there is a hidden cap on the amount of fees you can leave outstanding (hope they don't...
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    05-27-2020, 05:27 PM
    Not if the full moon is shining bright!
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    05-27-2020, 04:22 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Money seems to be the XP in this game as well. Now I'm manually fuelling the loco and not using Copay after every mission I am starting to build up a...
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    05-27-2020, 07:57 AM
    Even 2010 struggles on modern hardware and Win 10. Many textures no longer display correctly on scenery or rolling stock, appearing black in game.
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    05-27-2020, 07:55 AM
    It would actually be nice to have a feature to make the night time a bit less dark. It's nice to drive at night and see the hills silhouetted against...
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    05-26-2020, 05:26 PM
    Hopefully something with green hills and snow topped granite mountains...
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    05-26-2020, 12:43 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Definitely thinking big diesel, then. If I want to see steam, I'll put the kettle on!!
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    05-26-2020, 10:53 AM
    I still remember paying crazy prices for the Level D 767 and the PMDG MD11!
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    05-26-2020, 10:52 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Yes I am still only driving up to around 60 km/h due to the sudden pop up speed restrictions. Now I've (sort of) worked out how to make a bit more...
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    05-26-2020, 02:55 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Okay it seems there are few oddities with how the economy works in the current version of the game. There is an odd insurance arrangement called...
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    05-25-2020, 05:27 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    I have done Bruce and they are taking it on board. As regards making money in the game, I've picked up on a couple of hints which I'll post in the...
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    05-25-2020, 12:41 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Well the additional 8Gb of RAM arrived and successfully installed (second time as I hadn't quite seated it properly first time), about to test and...
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    05-25-2020, 03:17 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    As a Controller, I did arrange for an emergency coupler to go out once, during the severe winter of 1990/91 we had a Class 155 with the brake system...
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    05-24-2020, 11:26 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Plug and play! However I know from my time in the Provincial/Wales and West etc. control that the BSI couplers on the Sprinter DMU's are very...
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    05-23-2020, 06:51 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    I actually posted on Alan Thomson (which I think DTG passively monitor) that we could do with that to replace the vanilla coupling and uncoupling in...
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    05-23-2020, 03:01 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Yes I do like the coupling mechanic. Never did it myself but probably one of the most dangerous jobs on the railway (as a couple of the UK heritage...
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    05-22-2020, 05:24 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    It was more fun in those days Bruce. Developers actually had to make their software work with the hardware. Then who can forget spending hours making...
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    05-22-2020, 12:40 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Coming from Amazon Steve, so just as likely to turn up Sunday (or Tuesday!). I'm looking at possibly buying a GTX 1650 Super graphics card but...
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    05-22-2020, 03:12 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Yes it was probably okay when the rig was built with Windows 7 but the overheads of Win 10 and modern software mean 16Gb much better. Anyhow RAM...
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    05-21-2020, 04:25 PM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Looks like game over for me on Derail Valley. Turns out the game in its new form needs 16Gb of RAM and I only have 8Gb. It did load and run but took...
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    05-21-2020, 11:26 AM
    Further bad news, I just got the demo up and running in DFend/DOSBox and it promptly crashed...
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    05-21-2020, 11:11 AM
    I've tried putting their URL in the Wayback Machine but doesn't seem to want to bring up any archived pages, which would be your best chance of...
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    05-21-2020, 07:48 AM
    NorthernWarrior replied to a thread Derail Valley in General
    Thanks for that re the tank cars, I was forgetting the Lac Megantic tragedy though reading the reports into the incident it was a sequence of events...
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