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    How hard would it be to make the HUD user...

    How hard would it be to make the HUD user configurable as to what parameters to keep or delete?...
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    If you can find a second-hand gaming laptop with...

    If you can find a second-hand gaming laptop with a separate GPU, you might be better off than a new unit with the Intel.

    I'm still using my almost six year old Alienware for my MSTS projects... it...
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    Good thing they worked.

    Good thing they worked.
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    I’m exclusively Scalerail in my routes, but there...

    I’m exclusively Scalerail in my routes, but there are a few places where I’ve had to use an XRails piece for the TDB and geometry. Those are then shape aliased to a custom shape I’ve built in...
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    Keep in mind this site is largely funded by ad...

    Keep in mind this site is largely funded by ad revenue, and all those file library users help generate revenue to keep the doors open... and that's good for everyone.
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    History, tradition, and solenoids. Speed...

    History, tradition, and solenoids.

    Speed control is managed on most engines by engaging combinations of solenoids, and the notches relate to which combinations get engaged. Some manufacturers had...
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    Where can I download this? Why isn't there...

    Where can I download this?

    Why isn't there 100% scenery over the entire 1,249 miles of track?

    We don't value your time, so will it be free?

    (getting all these out of the way now before...
  8. Thread: Sherman Hill

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    Glad you're back. Seems to be the fashionable...

    Glad you're back.

    Seems to be the fashionable thing to do, although I only have one editor to re-learn...
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    Point of order... Not giving proper credit...

    Point of order...

    Not giving proper credit for someone else's work is rude, and against our community standards.

    It's not piracy, though. Piracy involves theft.

    This is plagiarism.
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    Perhaps, but honestly to what end? It wouldn't...

    Perhaps, but honestly to what end? It wouldn't influence builders like me who are pretty well invested in our track system of preference (aka stuck in our ways)...
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    Thanks for the foresight on this. I have a...

    Thanks for the foresight on this. I have a couple I may contribute as well.
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    A shovel-nose CB&Q E-5 in stainless would be...

    A shovel-nose CB&Q E-5 in stainless would be nice, too....
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    It will be dirt easy to replace the IC logos with...

    It will be dirt easy to replace the IC logos with Iowa Pacific, Neil.
  14. The further north you get, the worse the skew......

    The further north you get, the worse the skew...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Goode_homolosine_projection_SW.jpg
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    You should be able to get DEM's in IMG format...

    You should be able to get DEM's in IMG format from National Map, and convert to GeoTiff using VTBuilder. Search that here and you'll find the steps...

    You can also try to follow along from the...
  16. Looking good! Now if you could only do those in...

    Looking good! Now if you could only do those in CNW green and yellow...
  17. Thread: Building help

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    Silos and elevators aren't difficult at all and...

    Silos and elevators aren't difficult at all and probably are a good learning experience. It's a couple of 12-18 sided cylinders for the main silos, and some 4-sided tubes for the auger runs.
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  18. Thread: Building help

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    Yep, I'll third the suggestion to learn Sketchup...

    Yep, I'll third the suggestion to learn Sketchup or even Blender, especially if you want detail.

    The days of team projects are long past, and while laying track is fairly quick and easy, it's...
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    I'd really like ORTS to address it with dynamic...

    I'd really like ORTS to address it with dynamic snow to cover up the normal textures....
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    I don't recall the reason for ORTS ever being "to...

    I don't recall the reason for ORTS ever being "to be able to mirror the real world..." although that's what Run8 has advertised.

    Personally, I'm glad ORTS has options to let us choose to do the...
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    Sorry to hear... this is why I pay for Dropbox. ...

    Sorry to hear... this is why I pay for Dropbox. I had drive issues earlier this year as well, but my content was safely stored online somewhere else...
  22. The original legislation didn't require...

    The original legislation didn't require break-even, but after 40 years of heavy losses, PRIIA is requiring different standards and requiring different levels of accountability and fiscal...
  23. Please... Those are issues that the railfan...

    Please... Those are issues that the railfan community cares about, but not something the average Amtrak customer even noticed.

    The Parlour was beyond end of life. Old equipment has to retire...
  24. How about some specifics on what he's done? ...

    How about some specifics on what he's done?

    * Ordered new locomotives
    * Ordered new single-level coaches
    * Put Amtrak on track to breaking even for the first time in 50 years

    If you're...
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    One of the early releases on the CNW Harvard...

    One of the early releases on the CNW Harvard route has an Easter Egg with one of Fawell's ad's in it:

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    https://www.therailroadcollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_7128.jpg
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