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  1. Just for the record, the f/l has an old Daylight...

    Just for the record, the f/l has an old Daylight trainset with the cars and E8's. https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/tslib.php?do=copyright&fid=9168

    It actually works in OR, but needs some tweaking....
  2. The original starter route had nice scenery and...

    The original starter route had nice scenery and such (though a few problems with bridges up on the hill). The "new" starter route has a bunch of white blades along the tracks that look like they want...
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    At the south end ... would you be planning to...

    At the south end ... would you be planning to build on to, perhaps, a backdated version of the Metro-North route? The closely-timed locomotive change at the end of the 3rd-rail electric territory in...
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    According to Wikipedia...

    According to Wikipedia, it was originally NYC to Niagara Falls. Later, it referred to the entire NYC-Chicago line. This route looks like it's the first part of it north of NYC. "Water Level" because...
  5. It was noted that the Gen_Pak locomotives may use...

    It was noted that the Gen_Pak locomotives may use some MSTS defaults for cab view and sound. The file library here has several replacement cabs; the most recent from 2011. Search for "P42 cab" and...
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    Here's a question: regardless of window size,...

    Here's a question: regardless of window size, does it actually run in 64-bit Win7 or Win10? If so, then by definition it's a 32-bit program because 64-bit Windows can't, by itself, run 16-bit...
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    I'll echo Eric, welcome back! I'll be in your...

    I'll echo Eric, welcome back! I'll be in your position soon (almost all the parts have arrived to build a new computer replacing the old Core2 Extreme; not completely up to date because I don't feel...
  8. North Coast Route about to become historically important

    The North Coast route in the file library is about to become historically important. It will soon be the only remaining way to experience the NWP line in California unless you want to go for a very...
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    It's 0630 on Sunday and I'm checking this for...

    It's 0630 on Sunday and I'm checking this for some reason - and I learned something! Windows has a built-in ftp client. With browsers in general dropping support for ftp (the only one I'm sure has...
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    AFAIK Trona is the only coal-burning power plant...

    AFAIK Trona is the only coal-burning power plant or industrial facility in California. There are still many elsewhere in the US, though the number is dropping rapidly as utilities shift to less...
  11. Having destroyed stuff a few times ... Pro...

    Having destroyed stuff a few times ...

    Pro tip: Many (though by no means all) installers, especially of freeware, are actually self-extracting zip files and can be examined before installation...
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    Thanks Dale! I really appreciate the work you've...

    Thanks Dale! I really appreciate the work you've put in on the route and everything that goes with it. The tutorials you've published are excellent! But they leave me realizing that if I want to...
  13. Thread: Usgs

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    Not sure about this part of USGS, but I've had...

    Not sure about this part of USGS, but I've had concerns with other things there and the contacts listed at the problem page have generally responded in 3 days to 6 weeks. Yes, wide "error bars". I...
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    Love it! Or perhaps backdate it by about 15,000...

    Love it! Or perhaps backdate it by about 15,000 years to have some Really Big Lakes (during the last Ice Age).

    EDIT: reminded myself that there are three MSTS/(usable in OR) routes that reach...
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    The 3DTS Tehachapi route and, IIRC, the Cajon...

    The 3DTS Tehachapi route and, IIRC, the Cajon Pass 4.x route (the update with the full Mojave-Palmdale-Colton line), have a spur for the Trona line that is long enough to place a train on for...
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    Interesting concept. However, BNSF's freight...

    Interesting concept. However, BNSF's freight locomotives have a 70mph speed limit. Amtrak needs to run at 90 in a few places to maintain schedule. ?? Have you re-geared the locomotives? Are the Santa...
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    Echoing and emphasizing Derek. NEVER NEVER get...

    Echoing and emphasizing Derek. NEVER NEVER get drivers from anyplace other than the manufacturer. There are rare occasions when drivers from Microsoft might work, but even there expect them to be out...
  18. Thanks! Sounds slightly easier than I thought....

    Thanks! Sounds slightly easier than I thought. Now if I could get the Track Viewer in ORTS to work for me (path editing doesn't always work as expected - must read the docs more).
  19. Total Noob at Activities wants to fix one...

    One of the activities that comes with Surfliner 2.x is an Amtrak from SLO to LA. The train schedule calls for it to depart SLO shortly after the activity starts, next stop Grover Beach. Once clear of...
  20. Thanks. That's what I get for not scrolling...

    Thanks. That's what I get for not scrolling through the whole thing...:(
  21. Perry: more on the landslide: ...

    Perry: more on the landslide:

    https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/Shasta/30410135-048_caption.html
    https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mount-shasta/hummocks-indicate-large-eruption-shasta

    The main...
  22. For the one who wants Redding ... there's a...

    For the one who wants Redding ... there's a little route in the f/l that is a short run through Redding itself - just north of the river to about Anderson. Old, but very highly detailed for its time....
  23. Thanks for the explanations! Yes, Shasta is...

    Thanks for the explanations! Yes, Shasta is imposing. Perhaps I was remembering it from another angle, such as along I-5 near/north of Weed, since I used that route more often than 97. And the...
  24. >>Renzenberger not Ratzenberger

    >>Renzenberger not Ratzenberger<< Thanks! I was channeling what some of my friends (who worked for SP) used to call them ...
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    Here are the US rules for blowing the horn:...

    Here are the US rules for blowing the horn: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/49/part-222

    And just for fun, here are the specifications for the horns themselves, and test methods:...
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