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    The main strength of Trainz remains the route...

    The main strength of Trainz remains the route building in Surveyor - whether you're trying to recreate a model layout found in an ancient magazine, or a prototype route with the help of Transdem.
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    Worth checking if all the wagons are coupled. I...

    Worth checking if all the wagons are coupled. I discovered that purely by accident, so of course you are only releasing the brakes on one section and trying to push the rest with the brakes hard on....
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    Yes I think I'm going to back my train up so...

    Yes I think I'm going to back my train up so there is enough space to split the loaded oil train and move in two or three portions. That will occupy all roads in the yard then so loco will be trapped...
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    The current annoyance is arriving at the...

    The current annoyance is arriving at the destination to find a fully loaded heavy train sat on the arrival track. The shunter can't even move it!

    Tail lamp would be good.
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    Interesting as that means the Copay is not open...

    Interesting as that means the Copay is not open ended, perhaps there is a hidden cap on the amount of fees you can leave outstanding (hope they don't notice my shunter nose down in the turntable pit...
  6. Not if the full moon is shining bright!

    Not if the full moon is shining bright!
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    Money seems to be the XP in this game as well....

    Money seems to be the XP in this game as well. Now I'm manually fuelling the loco and not using Copay after every mission I am starting to build up a bit of cash reserve. First license to go for will...
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    Even 2010 struggles on modern hardware and Win...

    Even 2010 struggles on modern hardware and Win 10. Many textures no longer display correctly on scenery or rolling stock, appearing black in game.
  9. It would actually be nice to have a feature to...

    It would actually be nice to have a feature to make the night time a bit less dark. It's nice to drive at night and see the hills silhouetted against the sky and the outlines of trees and buildings,...
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    Hopefully something with green hills and snow...

    Hopefully something with green hills and snow topped granite mountains...
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    Definitely thinking big diesel, then. If I want...

    Definitely thinking big diesel, then. If I want to see steam, I'll put the kettle on!!
  12. I still remember paying crazy prices for the...

    I still remember paying crazy prices for the Level D 767 and the PMDG MD11!
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    Yes I am still only driving up to around 60 km/h...

    Yes I am still only driving up to around 60 km/h due to the sudden pop up speed restrictions.

    Now I've (sort of) worked out how to make a bit more money I'm debating whether to go for the steam...
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    Okay it seems there are few oddities with how the...

    Okay it seems there are few oddities with how the economy works in the current version of the game.

    There is an odd insurance arrangement called Copay which early game is set at 5000 credits and...
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    I have done Bruce and they are taking it on...

    I have done Bruce and they are taking it on board. As regards making money in the game, I've picked up on a couple of hints which I'll post in the morning (bedtime here in UK now).
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    Well the additional 8Gb of RAM arrived and...

    Well the additional 8Gb of RAM arrived and successfully installed (second time as I hadn't quite seated it properly first time), about to test and see if it helps.

    Also got a GTX 1650 graphics...
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    As a Controller, I did arrange for an emergency...

    As a Controller, I did arrange for an emergency coupler to go out once, during the severe winter of 1990/91 we had a Class 155 with the brake system iced up stood between Bath and Bristol. Call to...
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    Plug and play! However I know from my time in...

    Plug and play!

    However I know from my time in the Provincial/Wales and West etc. control that the BSI couplers on the Sprinter DMU's are very prone to damage. Quite often had several running round...
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    I actually posted on Alan Thomson (which I think...

    I actually posted on Alan Thomson (which I think DTG passively monitor) that we could do with that to replace the vanilla coupling and uncoupling in TSW (other than where autocoupler fitted stock is...
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    Yes I do like the coupling mechanic. Never did it...

    Yes I do like the coupling mechanic. Never did it myself but probably one of the most dangerous jobs on the railway (as a couple of the UK heritage railways have sadly found out in recent years)....
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    It was more fun in those days Bruce. Developers...

    It was more fun in those days Bruce. Developers actually had to make their software work with the hardware. Then who can forget spending hours making up boot discs (later multiple boot options) to...
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    Coming from Amazon Steve, so just as likely to...

    Coming from Amazon Steve, so just as likely to turn up Sunday (or Tuesday!).

    I'm looking at possibly buying a GTX 1650 Super graphics card but that will need a better PSU as I think the one fitted...
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    Yes it was probably okay when the rig was built...

    Yes it was probably okay when the rig was built with Windows 7 but the overheads of Win 10 and modern software mean 16Gb much better.

    Anyhow RAM type identified (I hope) and an 8Gb stick ordered...
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    Looks like game over for me on Derail Valley....

    Looks like game over for me on Derail Valley. Turns out the game in its new form needs 16Gb of RAM and I only have 8Gb. It did load and run but took forever to exit and when I restarted the PC just...
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    Further bad news, I just got the demo up and...

    Further bad news, I just got the demo up and running in DFend/DOSBox and it promptly crashed...
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