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    Poll: Do you want fan fiction on Trainsim.com?

    Since the question came up, let's gauge interest.

    No comments, please. Only votes.

    Here’s a sample for those wondering what it is...
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    Lets keep the politics out of our hobby and this...

    Lets keep the politics out of our hobby and this forum.

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    This is locked pending results of a poll on...

    This is locked pending results of a poll on whether or not there's interest.
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    My understanding..... Not having a default asset...

    My understanding..... Not having a default asset shouldn't prevent ORTS from opening an older route. If I recall it simply won't show the asset.

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    I've built a couple thousand structures in...

    I've built a couple thousand structures in Sketchup, less than a dozen using GMax which also has a steep learning curve.

    Learning Blender is on my "if I have to quarantine in place" list, but so...
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    Wish I could, but all of my route screenshots...

    Wish I could, but all of my route screenshots over the years seem to have gone away with various hosting providers locking down or eliminating their photo sharing/saving services, and Dropbox doesn't...
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    Yep, I've built more than a few large plants...

    Yep, I've built more than a few large plants using Sketchup. They tend to all be customized to the routes they're in, so I don't know if there's a cookie cutter approach you could easily borrow from...
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    Please refer to the earlier thread....
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    Check the hand brakes? I don't have OR installed...

    Check the hand brakes? I don't have OR installed on anything accessible right now but the command used to be SHIFT ; (held simultaneously) to release all handbrakes. I don't believe SHIFT / does...
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    From what I've seen, there were usually premiums...

    From what I've seen, there were usually premiums or surcharges attached to Express and Limited tickets. Can't say how substantial they were. Some Expresses like the Super Chief were all-Pullman, so...
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    Based on that discussion on the Trains.com...

    Based on that discussion on the Trains.com website... the "baggage" cars you sometime see could in fact be mail storage cars (i.e. bagged mail that was going to the train's final destination or a...
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    Glazing standards didn't come about until the...

    Glazing standards didn't come about until the 1970's. RPO's were long gone by then.
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    Anyone so inclined can PM you the details. We...

    Anyone so inclined can PM you the details. We don't post contact details on the open forums.
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    Older movies used stock footage of real trains in...

    Older movies used stock footage of real trains in motion. If that's what you see in live operations, I'd go with that vs. what someone imagined would look right in a game consist...
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    I think it's safe to say that everything that was...

    I think it's safe to say that everything that was and wasn't necessary to be said has been said. The OP can contact Dave or I to reopen this if there's an update.
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    He's like a seasonal weed.

    He's like a seasonal weed.
  17. Looking forward to it! Now, about that CNW set...

    Looking forward to it! Now, about that CNW set I keep asking for.... ;)
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    No, you don’t speak for all. Amtrak’s 2019...

    No, you don’t speak for all. Amtrak’s 2019 financial report was one of the best in its history. Anderson made people question sacred cows and it showed in the results. I’m sure his successor will...
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    He means “don’t be a gimme pig” and treat others...

    He means “don’t be a gimme pig” and treat others like they’re a software giant who owes you an answer on when they’ll finish something they dedicate their free time to work on.

    Oh, and...
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    Asking someone to distribute something clearly...

    Asking someone to distribute something clearly marked "not to be distributed" tends to be frowned upon.

    We've banned people from the site for far less...
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    I'd think thru sleepers would have been much...

    I'd think thru sleepers would have been much easier in the Amtrak era -- most of the LD trains except for the Empire Builder and North Coast Hiawatha were all staged to arrive/depart from the south...
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    Prior to 1955, the CNW also had a few cars in UP...

    Prior to 1955, the CNW also had a few cars in UP colors (including two-tone grey at one point), as they handled the other "City Of" streamliners that left from Chicago. UP shifted over to the MILW...
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    Highball to Mike and his family... Sent from...

    Highball to Mike and his family...


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    Unless something's changed, super-elevation...

    Unless something's changed, super-elevation applies to any curve. That's why I disable it.

    Scalerail has allowed me to build 4m spaced mainlines (more prototypical to railroading prior to the...
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