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    The difference, really, is that governments have...

    The difference, really, is that governments have tax departments and military to collect money or other things from people, and force them to use the government's money, should it all fall down. So...
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    Welcome back, ninja'd many times. I put together,...

    Welcome back, ninja'd many times. I put together, may years ago, a package of stuff that I use to install MSTS/Open Rails (both, for reasons I'll explain) on a new computer or new disk. It's a BIG...
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    Nice! Looks like you've cleaned up a lot of odd...

    Nice! Looks like you've cleaned up a lot of odd elevations and such that appear when I run V2 in OR.

    Does the passenger stock have opening doors? That might be another thing you have to pay...
  4. Agree. However, for the KCS stockholders, the CP...

    Agree. However, for the KCS stockholders, the CP deal might still be better in one respect: the CP offer is mostly stock, with only a little cash; CN is the other way around. All that cash has tax...
  5. I'd see CN has having more STB problems than CP,...

    I'd see CN has having more STB problems than CP, because KCS and CN have a lot of parallelism. So it would be more like a classic merger with duplicate routes to shed/abandon.

    The other problem...
  6. I've noticed the low frame rate = wheel slip...

    I've noticed the low frame rate = wheel slip connection too. Suspect that the simulation update rate is correlated with the frame rate, and if it's slow enough the simulation sees the update delay as...
  7. Just for the record, the f/l has an old Daylight...

    Just for the record, the f/l has an old Daylight trainset with the cars and E8's. https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/tslib.php?do=copyright&fid=9168

    It actually works in OR, but needs some tweaking....
  8. The original starter route had nice scenery and...

    The original starter route had nice scenery and such (though a few problems with bridges up on the hill). The "new" starter route has a bunch of white blades along the tracks that look like they want...
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    At the south end ... would you be planning to...

    At the south end ... would you be planning to build on to, perhaps, a backdated version of the Metro-North route? The closely-timed locomotive change at the end of the 3rd-rail electric territory in...
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    According to Wikipedia...

    According to Wikipedia, it was originally NYC to Niagara Falls. Later, it referred to the entire NYC-Chicago line. This route looks like it's the first part of it north of NYC. "Water Level" because...
  11. It was noted that the Gen_Pak locomotives may use...

    It was noted that the Gen_Pak locomotives may use some MSTS defaults for cab view and sound. The file library here has several replacement cabs; the most recent from 2011. Search for "P42 cab" and...
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    Here's a question: regardless of window size,...

    Here's a question: regardless of window size, does it actually run in 64-bit Win7 or Win10? If so, then by definition it's a 32-bit program because 64-bit Windows can't, by itself, run 16-bit...
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    I'll echo Eric, welcome back! I'll be in your...

    I'll echo Eric, welcome back! I'll be in your position soon (almost all the parts have arrived to build a new computer replacing the old Core2 Extreme; not completely up to date because I don't feel...
  14. North Coast Route about to become historically important

    The North Coast route in the file library is about to become historically important. It will soon be the only remaining way to experience the NWP line in California unless you want to go for a very...
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    It's 0630 on Sunday and I'm checking this for...

    It's 0630 on Sunday and I'm checking this for some reason - and I learned something! Windows has a built-in ftp client. With browsers in general dropping support for ftp (the only one I'm sure has...
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    AFAIK Trona is the only coal-burning power plant...

    AFAIK Trona is the only coal-burning power plant or industrial facility in California. There are still many elsewhere in the US, though the number is dropping rapidly as utilities shift to less...
  17. Having destroyed stuff a few times ... Pro...

    Having destroyed stuff a few times ...

    Pro tip: Many (though by no means all) installers, especially of freeware, are actually self-extracting zip files and can be examined before installation...
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    Thanks Dale! I really appreciate the work you've...

    Thanks Dale! I really appreciate the work you've put in on the route and everything that goes with it. The tutorials you've published are excellent! But they leave me realizing that if I want to...
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    Not sure about this part of USGS, but I've had...

    Not sure about this part of USGS, but I've had concerns with other things there and the contacts listed at the problem page have generally responded in 3 days to 6 weeks. Yes, wide "error bars". I...
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    Love it! Or perhaps backdate it by about 15,000...

    Love it! Or perhaps backdate it by about 15,000 years to have some Really Big Lakes (during the last Ice Age).

    EDIT: reminded myself that there are three MSTS/(usable in OR) routes that reach...
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    The 3DTS Tehachapi route and, IIRC, the Cajon...

    The 3DTS Tehachapi route and, IIRC, the Cajon Pass 4.x route (the update with the full Mojave-Palmdale-Colton line), have a spur for the Trona line that is long enough to place a train on for...
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    Interesting concept. However, BNSF's freight...

    Interesting concept. However, BNSF's freight locomotives have a 70mph speed limit. Amtrak needs to run at 90 in a few places to maintain schedule. ?? Have you re-geared the locomotives? Are the Santa...
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    Echoing and emphasizing Derek. NEVER NEVER get...

    Echoing and emphasizing Derek. NEVER NEVER get drivers from anyplace other than the manufacturer. There are rare occasions when drivers from Microsoft might work, but even there expect them to be out...
  24. Thanks! Sounds slightly easier than I thought....

    Thanks! Sounds slightly easier than I thought. Now if I could get the Track Viewer in ORTS to work for me (path editing doesn't always work as expected - must read the docs more).
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    One of the activities that comes with Surfliner 2.x is an Amtrak from SLO to LA. The train schedule calls for it to depart SLO shortly after the activity starts, next stop Grover Beach. Once clear of...
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