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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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  10. 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).
  11. 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...
  12. Thanks. That's what I get for not scrolling...

    Thanks. That's what I get for not scrolling through the whole thing...:(
  13. 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...
  14. 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....
  15. 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...
  16. >>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:...
  18. I get the feeling that the search was for...

    I get the feeling that the search was for freeware. The 3DTrains Coaster/Metrolink/Amtrak stock are not freeware (though the sets are quite reasonably priced). If you buy one, Marc provides a...
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    Have seen some random complaints at Tom's...

    Have seen some random complaints at Tom's Hardware about the new Zen3 Ryzens with the stock cooler having temperature problems, even at stock clock speeds. You might want to invest in a more robust...
  20. My only nitpick is that, in the pics, Shasta...

    My only nitpick is that, in the pics, Shasta looks just too big. That could be an artifact of the cropping (telephoto effect). And the mountain *is* imposing. But actual photos I've seen (and having...
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    I'd go a step farther and get a USB BD drive....

    I'd go a step farther and get a USB BD drive. Even BD/DVD/CD writers are still available that plug into USB2 ports. Got one last year, for a very reasonable price (actually, less than one that goes...
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    Officially, MSTS was unsupported by any version...

    Officially, MSTS was unsupported by any version of Windows past XP, and I'm not sure if they even officially supported it in XP. Mainly, MSTS was written for Win98, where there was little real...
  23. This should be expected. If the default...

    This should be expected. If the default activities were built using timings based on default stock and MSTS, which is likely, then they will not work right in OR which uses different (more realistic)...
  24. Thread: Route Locator

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    Have you trolled through trainsimulations' web...

    Have you trolled through trainsimulations' web site? They have a lot of stuff that could be used on Horseshoe Curve (presume you're looking at the Horseshoe curve route or possibly the PRR-ER Eastern...
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    The high-quality Surfliner, Metrolink, and...

    The high-quality Surfliner, Metrolink, and Coaster trainsets, as noted, are available from 3DTrains. There are Bombardier cars painted for Metrolink of lesser quality, F59 and F59PHi locomotives (and...
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