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    Much like horn-activated flashing ditch lights,...

    Much like horn-activated flashing ditch lights, it needs to be handled by the core code and the current make-do process we have for msts compatibility is too hamstrung to even bother dealing with it.
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    Please be aware: Railcars with unusual wag...

    Please be aware:

    Railcars with unusual wag characteristics are showing excessive derailment habits. These long runner cars by David Rowe that utilize a special wag to apply a third trailer to...
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    I made a purchase off of ebay last week, and for...

    I made a purchase off of ebay last week, and for the first time ever I was charged sales tax on the ebay transaction. Evidently there was a summer 2020 SCOTUS ruling on Wayfair v South Dakota that...
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    NAVS anamolies

    I have come across an oddity regarding some NAVS payware. Most of the physicis were done in Lbs, Inches, MPH, etc instead of the metric units we have normally been accustomed to. I noticed their...
  5. I did not see any reference in the materials as...

    I did not see any reference in the materials as to which free version of Mactier route is required.

    The TrainSim library one
    The SLI website one
    The Trainsimulations website one

    The 1.5...
  6. The F9 toggle power key physically stops and...

    The F9 toggle power key physically stops and starts the prime mover. That should be different from a TCS power cutout that should only interrupt the "loading" of the locomotive. The TCS traction...
  7. Until North American PTC is properly coded as a...

    Until North American PTC is properly coded as a form of Train Control Systems in the sim (it allows freight crews to place PTC into or out of 'restricted mode', thus suspending it, to complete any...
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    Some eastern railroads engaged in perishable meat...

    Some eastern railroads engaged in perishable meat hauling out of the midwest meat packing district did experience deterioration of bridges from melting salt brine during the ice reefer era. When...
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    Be careful, there were 2 published version of...

    Be careful, there were 2 published version of Blackfoot 3.

    The first one was timed to be released around a July 4 holiday and consisted of one huge 1.3gb download that some users reported ...
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    The OP has numerous posts inferring...

    The OP has numerous posts inferring mouse/keyboard/F-key issues. At some point, it needs to be put on his hardware situation.
  11. Another refinery job. SD40-2W on the pet...

    Another refinery job.

    SD40-2W on the pet coke puller.


    https://images2.imgbox.com/50/48/hnqd4uDp_o.jpg

    https://images2.imgbox.com/ee/38/UNrrCvkS_o.jpg
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  12. Refinery job GP9 on flexicoils switching the...

    Refinery job

    GP9 on flexicoils switching the butane cars

    https://images2.imgbox.com/03/c6/RMqZ9uxP_o.jpg

    https://images2.imgbox.com/72/8b/DsOJMxth_o.jpg
  13. I see the traction cutoff relay is also open. It...

    I see the traction cutoff relay is also open. It needs to be closed to get power. Did you get a TCS emergency brake event anywhere? Is there a checkbox on Disable TCS Scripts?

    TCS is more of a...
  14. There were 2 versions of the add-on activities,...

    There were 2 versions of the add-on activities, one version for each version of the free Scenic starter route. You are not specifying which library file you downloaded, which version of the free...
  15. That is humorous on the surface that the manual...

    That is humorous on the surface that the manual is 330 pages! And it is important that every new feature be adequately documented for the "mechanics" among us. But another way to look at it is...
  16. I'm sorry, but I was still busy reading the other...

    I'm sorry, but I was still busy reading the other thread where people proclaim they still cannot leave the MSTS boat anchors known as the RE and AE behind. And I've lost count, using my toes on one...
  17. All those Scenic 1 consists you listed did not...

    All those Scenic 1 consists you listed did not come from the Scenic 1 default route. They look to be added from additional freeware activities.

    All those Scenic 2 consists are harder to decipher...
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    The Berwick production book lists an early order...

    The Berwick production book lists an early order for 50 "40-foot, 70 ton air brake slave cars". No mention of date or car number series, two data points which were tracked on later Berwick orders.
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    Also remember private crossings (driveway, farm...

    Also remember private crossings (driveway, farm crossing,etc) have no horn blow requirements by law, it is up to the auto/tractor driver to stop and look. So not *all* crossings would have the...
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    Usually, the necessary traffic, path and service...

    Usually, the necessary traffic, path and service files should be supplied in the activity pack you download. Sometimes they can be buried in the collection of files. When it comes to freeware stuff...
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    There is the ability within open rails to change...

    There is the ability within open rails to change the 2, 3 and 4 view to any consist anywhere with a player-driveable locomotive, and your screens look much like what happens when those camera views...
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    Not every user is seeing your screenshot, Shawn,...

    Not every user is seeing your screenshot, Shawn, so some are only working from verbal descriptions.

    I ran the Talc activity where you build a 65 car train from 3 dead, cold, airless cuts in the...
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    We have had both styles here in North America,...

    We have had both styles here in North America, unrelated to braking. Things were shaft driven up through Dash2 and Dash7, when the sales race through fuel efficiency started. Then it was all about...
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    When I freshly couple to a string of cars with no...

    When I freshly couple to a string of cars with no air and hit the lace hoses key " \ ", it doesn't take long for about 40-45 pounds to build in the brake pipe. Then the long slog begins to...
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    The initialize brakes is for the impatient or...

    The initialize brakes is for the impatient or afraid to learn types who want MSTS-like couple/uncouple behavior.

    Realists need to watch the Brake Information screen on the "old F5 HUD"

    The...
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