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  1. Try this ...

    Try this

    http://www.indianrailsim.com/database/

    Jon
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    Hope everything went well with your wife's...

    Hope everything went well with your wife's appointment. If it comes to it, I had the carotid endarectomy in 2008. It is a pretty straightforward operation and I only had to overnight in the hospital...
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    Darn I had been thinking about getting GTA and...

    Darn I had been thinking about getting GTA and just missed the sale. Oh well.

    Jon
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    I copied terrain textures from one of the MSTS...

    I copied terrain textures from one of the MSTS default routes and can load them into the F2 terrain editing window but when I Put them to a tile nothing happens.

    Well now trying it this morning...
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    Found out that I can download .hgt files directly...

    Found out that I can download .hgt files directly instead of DEM. So I don't need to convert them.

    Only problem I am having now is that I can create tiles and import the height data but for some...
  6. Thread: Goku Editor

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    Basic instructions by Goku:...

    Basic instructions by Goku: http://koniec.org/tsre5 (scroll down)

    Pete Willard has put together a more detailed version which may be found here: ...
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    Importing DEM data into TSRE

    Working on a new route and I have DEM data in .tif files that I am converting via VTBuilder. However it looks like TSRE requires .hgt files. How do I go from .tif to .hgt file format?

    Jon
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    Sticky: You navigate to the location in the route where...

    You navigate to the location in the route where you want to place the consist. You can use the "Navi Window" selecting either the route sidings or stations, whichever is easier to locate the desired...
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    A big factor in the formation of Amtrak was the...

    A big factor in the formation of Amtrak was the bankruptcy of Penn Central which ran the Northeast Corridor passenger services and the need to preserve these services which were and still are the...
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    Sticky: Shawn those sound interesting, at least to me...

    Shawn those sound interesting, at least to me being a Northern New Englander. I have sometimes thought of the MEC Calais Branch especially backdating it to when the branch to Eastport still existed....
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    Sticky: Note that unlike MSTS AE, you cannot create paths...

    Note that unlike MSTS AE, you cannot create paths currently with the TSRE Activity Editor. For paths you need to use the Track Viewer tool provided with Open Rails.

    Jon
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    Sticky: I am hoping to release my MBTA Red Line route...

    I am hoping to release my MBTA Red Line route soon, just have to do a little detailing on some bare bones subway stations. It won't be finished but I will release it as a beta anyway.
    One route I...
  13. Thread: Dumb Question...

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    Monogame is a common platform used for gaming. It...

    Monogame is a common platform used for gaming. It replaces I believe the XNA framework previously used by OR. You can read more about it here:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonoGame
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    I may have to do that. I find TSM very...

    I may have to do that. I find TSM very frustrating to work with. I guess I have been spoiled by the ease of using Sketchup. But if I am going to have to learn something new, sounds like Blender is...
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    The TSRE consist editor is pretty slick and is...

    The TSRE consist editor is pretty slick and is great to use once you get used to it. It is all I use anymore (besides direct edit of files with Notepad++) for editing consists.

    By the way, you...
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    If you are building your own system, I found this...

    If you are building your own system, I found this site useful

    https://pcpartpicker.com/

    You need to register to take full advantage of it. Then you can put together and save various combos and...
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    DVD drive might be useful if you want to load...

    DVD drive might be useful if you want to load older software, like MSTS for instance. They are pretty cheap these days.
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    Hard disks are getting really cheap. NewEgg has...

    Hard disks are getting really cheap. NewEgg has 4Terabyte drives for $100 and less.

    Jon
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    Ugh watchdog timers. Back when I was working for...

    Ugh watchdog timers. Back when I was working for a living in process control we had a cement plant customer whose control system had the annoying habit of freezing and dumping cement all over the...
  20. Thread: Ship simulators

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    A quick try of the Ship Simulator demo version....

    A quick try of the Ship Simulator demo version. Not impressed. Seems impossible to operate the port and starboard thrusters at the same setting so the boat goes off half cocked. Pushing up arrow...
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    Lately I have been running the Surfliner 2.3...

    Lately I have been running the Surfliner 2.3 route with its superb SoCal scenery. Here are a few shots from the front of the train.
    Just north of the San Diego area
    81802

    Near Sorrento Valley
    ...
  22. Thread: Activity Editor

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    Yes autopilot can be misleading as it "cheats" it...

    Yes autopilot can be misleading as it "cheats" it can use nonexistent power settings e.g. notch 2 1/2. I use it mostly for long boring stretches of track. It gives you the ideal so that if you are...
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    To me the granddaddy of all simulations was...

    To me the granddaddy of all simulations was Flight Simulator. I remember running it on my original Jameco 8088 "IBM compatible PC" with 512K of memory (after all Bill Gates said 640K was all we would...
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    I have the opposite view. OR is superior to the...

    I have the opposite view. OR is superior to the old MSTS in every respect except maybe the lack of organic editing tools. But then there are adequate 3rd party tools such as TSRE.

    Especially the...
  25. Thread: Ship simulators

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    Ship simulators

    Has anyone tried a ship simulator? I see ShipSim.com has 2 - the Ship Simulator Extreme Edition seems to be the latest.
    Since it runs under windows 7 I assume it should run on W10.

    I see it has a...
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