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    Nice memories from the Chessie era - which was...

    Nice memories from the Chessie era - which was when I came of age. It was rare to see two SD40-2's together - there weren't that many of them. C&O/B&O bought a bunch of SD35's and SD40's but I...
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    check the name of the consist against the name...

    check the name of the consist against the name reported to be missing. You may find a slight mismatch. Check that the consist is in working order and can be opened in a consist editor.
  3. RF&P route is good and is getting revised. New...

    RF&P route is good and is getting revised. New version coming sometime.

    I would love to see the B&O Maryland Division done as you say. So much that if I ever get into route building it might be...
  4. It does look nice. The shape file is a Paul...

    It does look nice.
    The shape file is a Paul Charland model.
    Christopher
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    I seem to recall that biologybob is new to us and...

    I seem to recall that biologybob is new to us and has picked up open rails without having MSTS.
    Christopher
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    Thanks Curt and Neil. Curt: are the adjustments...

    Thanks Curt and Neil.
    Curt: are the adjustments you made something I should incorporate into a fix so others can benefit?
    Neil, you are right about the model. I made those cars in 2015 and then...
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    No. MSTS bin is specifically to modify and...

    No.

    MSTS bin is specifically to modify and strengthen MSTS.

    Christopher
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    Two 50' boxcars made it in under the 1957 cutoff....

    Two 50' boxcars made it in under the 1957 cutoff. Unlike later boxcars which had a fishbelly side in order to support wider doors and the weight of forklifts going in, these boxcars were built with...
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    What others have said. You need to get your...

    What others have said. You need to get your routes out of the program folder.
    The issue is the windows file structure permissions. So the presence or absence of MSTS makes no difference.

    You've...
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    Moving on to boxcars now. In 1950, half the...

    Moving on to boxcars now.

    In 1950, half the B&O boxcar fleet was steel 40' M-26 clones of the PRR X-29. These cars aren't going to be in this set since Tim Muir already has some available. Wood...
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    Here is are the 70 ton offset cars. Notice both...

    Here is are the 70 ton offset cars. Notice both triples and quads. The quads were built in the twenties, triples in the fifties.

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    Yeah, welcome! I grew up in the Washington area...

    Yeah, welcome! I grew up in the Washington area and always like seeing that.
    Christopher
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    My own experience with the path editor was that I...

    My own experience with the path editor was that I couldn't use it without depending on the instructions. Lots of things I can figure out without the manual, but this wasn't one.
    Christopher
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    Rick, let me know if you want help testing those...

    Rick, let me know if you want help testing those or with end/roof textures to get them correct (a lot of old stuff just used the standard PS-1 textures on cars that differed). They look great and...
  15. The Virginian is coming, Steve!

    The Virginian is coming, Steve!
  16. Now that's an interesting car. The dome is...

    Now that's an interesting car. The dome is larger than most domes in USA (not counting the "full dome" cars) -- which makes sense because the entire space between the trucks can be taken up with...
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    Starting in the late thirties, AAR designed twin...

    Starting in the late thirties, AAR designed twin offset hoppers appeared on the roster. After WWII large volumes of these were purchased until they dominated the fleet in the mid 1950's.
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    I seem to recall that secacus station is in the...

    I seem to recall that secacus station is in the file library here?
  19. Well, once you've got the coupler heights all...

    Well, once you've got the coupler heights all fixed in the sim, you can go to work on the prototype! Because in real life, coupler height does not always line up. Normally it's insignificant, not...
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    You really have outdone yourself with these GATX...

    You really have outdone yourself with these GATX units.
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    During WWII when steel was in short supply,...

    During WWII when steel was in short supply, railroads built hoppers with wood. B&O later replaced wood with steel on some. There were 1,000
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    That route is really looking good!

    That route is really looking good!
  23. > Who here would like the clerk's job? Some of...

    > Who here would like the clerk's job?

    Some of my favorite Amtrak workers got their start as station agents. They all seem to understand the business really well and have good social skills. (I...
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    The mail sure made these trains more interesting....

    The mail sure made these trains more interesting. I miss it and am sorry Amtrak wasn't able to make it stick. Or work.
  25. Hello Vladislav, There was more variety among...

    Hello Vladislav,

    There was more variety among American sleeping cars (in the 1950's) because each railroad did their own thing and ordered their own variations. This was sometimes something of a...
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