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    Honestly I do like the effect they create, the...

    Honestly I do like the effect they create, the recent TrainSimulations routes have them and they look nice. I feel like crossing signals are rare enough that the extra draw calls wouldn't be critical.
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    A copy of Mtracks is included with the route...

    A copy of Mtracks is included with the route download, and it's also separately available in the library as mtracks.zip.
  3. Perhaps a railcar manufacturer? An example of a...

    Perhaps a railcar manufacturer? An example of a very large plant would be the Kawasaki plant in Hyogo, Kobe which produces all kinds of rolling stock, but a smaller plant would still provide the...
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    And for that matter, passing loop (passing...

    And for that matter, passing loop (passing siding). Loop is used fairly often in the UK and the Commonwealth countries, with a single-ended pieces of track being called sidings. For a taste of the...
  5. It's not entirely impossible that one of the...

    It's not entirely impossible that one of the parked engines' sound scripts are defective. One problem I had for a while was strange echos and sounds playing (especially idling) that were not even...
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    It's an Irish push-pull train, with Mark 4...

    It's an Irish push-pull train, with Mark 4 stock as Irish Rail calls them. They are used on standard gauge intercity services.
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    The tender is certainly an impediment to running...

    The tender is certainly an impediment to running at full speed in reverse, since they can derail more easily
    when being pushed vs. pulled. In Europe, especially Britain, tank engines were available...
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    The performance of the locomotive in the OR clip...

    The performance of the locomotive in the OR clip is way more accurate than in the MSTS clip. Even with a very light load, a 188mt locomotive does not take off very quickly. That said, just looking at...
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    The Australian Rail Track Corporation...

    The Australian Rail Track Corporation is the entity that manages a large portion of the Australian network these days. I didn't pick out anything in particular as far as operating rules since the...
  10. Never read about a Terre Haute plant, and my...

    Never read about a Terre Haute plant, and my Google searches reveal nothing on this. However, Progress Rail/EMD did pay decent money to overhaul an old transformer plant in Muncie and turn it into...
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    The Renaissance cars are special versions of the...

    The Renaissance cars are special versions of the British Rail Mark 4 carriage orginially intended for Cross-Channel sleeper services that never came to fruition. To make up for a glut of unused,...
  12. I have my own photos taken this past April...

    I have my own photos taken this past April showing a military green DODX 6-axle flatcar rolling west towards the Mississippi river. I have seen several trains in which a number of these flats have...
  13. Thread: F59ph

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    They have the hood judging by some online photos....

    They have the hood judging by some online photos. The hood is just a cover for the air intake, and most likely is not manufacturer-associated; I don't think any owner has removed the generator set,...
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    That could also be said about SD40-2 rebuilds,...

    That could also be said about SD40-2 rebuilds, and those locomotives are over 30 years old...

    Also, what exactly is unique to an SD75M that makes it non-compliant compared to, say, the SD70MACs...
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    The more restrictive speed is the one that gets...

    The more restrictive speed is the one that gets imposed when you have a car in the consist programmed as a freight car. What kind of rolling stock are in these consists? Any baggage or express...
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    There hasn't been many due to the FRA buff...

    There hasn't been many due to the FRA buff strength requirements and various other structural details, and North American politics (of which something like "Buy American" is only a recent...
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    GE modifed the old HDL design after they won the...

    GE modifed the old HDL design after they won the lawsuit against Deutz, and fixed the problems that had plagued the original design. The fixed design is now marketed as the GEVO. In addition to all...
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    The DDA40X was not built as any kind of drag...

    The DDA40X was not built as any kind of drag locomotive; it was primarily built for speed (more specifically, fast priority freight and piggy-back), and had higher gearing that made it unsuitable for...
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    You missed the Swedish IORE locomotive, which has...

    You missed the Swedish IORE locomotive, which has a continuous power output of "only" 7200hp, but easily produces 130000lbf of T.E. up to 20mph (better than any diesel locomotive can) and maxes out...
  20. The signal.sms will play the sms when you pass a...

    The signal.sms will play the sms when you pass a signal. All the uses I have seen are an attempt to replicate certain signal warning systems, especially the British AWS system. Of course, it doesn't...
  21. Thread: Stop the Horn

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    The whole medical argument is the hijacking of...

    The whole medical argument is the hijacking of science regarding continuous noise exposure, such as that of industrial facilties and cities in general. The study of noise on organisms is still in its...
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    Having a 4 is valid as long as he is using BIN....

    Having a 4 is valid as long as he is using BIN. Could you post a little more around the line? It could be an area around the line: I've had MSTS choke on a line because of something above it.
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    Those look great! :D

    Those look great! :D
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    Looks wonderful! :D Very nice. :)

    Looks wonderful! :D



    Very nice. :)
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    The GEVOs have a set of two fans for the...

    The GEVOs have a set of two fans for the air-to-air heat exchanger that acts as the engine's intercooler in the "bulge" that's in front of the radiator (previous GE's had intercoolers but they used...
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