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    Here are the answers, with an American flavor. ...

    Here are the answers, with an American flavor. You can likely find the similar specifics for Canada.

    1. The track is likely Class 3 Track. Good for 40 mph. But if the importance of the line has...
  2. Thread: Rules?

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    This is true for a derailment. If it's just a...

    This is true for a derailment.

    If it's just a broken knuckle or airhose, there's a much smaller delay as the conductor replaces the broken part, walks the train, and they get going again.

    James
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    Thanks, Derek, I was able to get MSTS to work...

    Thanks, Derek,

    I was able to get MSTS to work on that machine again. My problem was that I hadn't installed the updates. I'd presumed that the 'new' discs I'd purchased were the most up to date,...
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    The solution to the problem that I had, was to...

    The solution to the problem that I had, was to download and install the v1.4 update. I'd overlooked the step in the tutorial, as I'd thought that the cds that'd I'd recently purchased were up to...
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    Yes, I've run the Tweak UAC program. I've done...

    Yes, I've run the Tweak UAC program. I've done the tutorial in order. The parts left are for optimizing the experience, based on things learned over time.

    Thank you,
    James
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    Thank you, Don. I'm not getting that far. ...

    Thank you, Don.

    I'm not getting that far.

    James
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    Known MSTS conflicts?

    Hello All,

    I'm having trouble getting my new installation to run. The hard drive was recently replaced, with a computer repair shop performing the work.

    If you don't mind, please peruse my...
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    New Install after crashed hard drive.

    Hello All,

    The hard drive in my laptop crashed again. It crashed the first time almost two years ago. After getting it replaced, I was able to install and run MSTS again. I'd thought that it had...
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    I had a lot of trouble at the nVidia website, as...

    I had a lot of trouble at the nVidia website, as the self detect card app needed Java. So then I had to go through the whole routine of ensuring that 32 bit was installed, and then installing the 64...
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    Derek is probably closer to the root problem. ...

    Derek is probably closer to the root problem.

    This laptop was purchased used from a computer repair store. The information sheet said that it had an Nvidia graphics card in it, which is one of...
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    Low Framerates in Windows 8 new install

    Hello,

    I bought a new laptop, after the second hard drive in my old one quit. This new one has Windows 8.1, Pentium N3540 @2.16GHz. 4 Gb of installed RAM, 64 Bit.

    I went through most of the...
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    I believe the container craze was begun by Sea...

    I believe the container craze was begun by Sea Land, who used well cars from their beginning. Double stacks, that is. The 89 footers were available, and as container traffic grew, TTX refitted the...
  13. If you have a road or track piece which is all by...

    If you have a road or track piece which is all by itself, as in you didn't snap it to another, you can lower it using the Move Tool.

    With the piece selected, the Move Tool is the Mode Icon with...
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    Did you experiment with A1tYPnt shapes? They...

    Did you experiment with A1tYPnt shapes? They aren't intuitive to find, but are Y switches.

    James
  15. I've seen that in my searches. Thank you, Ron! ...

    I've seen that in my searches. Thank you, Ron!

    James
  16. Thank you for the responses! I'll keep...

    Thank you for the responses!

    I'll keep thinking about it. My military route is rather modern, and most of these models are older. But there is certainly enough antique equipment kicking around...
  17. Hello All, Unrelated to the shape issues, I...

    Hello All,

    Unrelated to the shape issues, I had some questions about the packages. Are all the upgrade packages over the years available with only the single purchase of the original Troop Train?...
  18. Mike, I had Java 7 installed initially, then...

    Mike,

    I had Java 7 installed initially, then put 8 on also. Later, I uninstalled 7, leaving 8 to run Route Riter.

    Thank you for the response.

    James
  19. Just as more information, I was having this...

    Just as more information, I was having this problem too, of Route Riter stating that Java wasn't installed, even though it was. I have Vista, SP2, 64 bit.

    I had moved the files to the Classes...
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    The four photos are a good start. You'll also...

    The four photos are a good start. You'll also want to get the wheelbase measurement and the height. It can be made with those photos and a measurement or two.

    James
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    Neil, do you have any idea of what service the...

    Neil, do you have any idea of what service the GNRR car might be in?

    GNRR is the Georgia Northeastern Railroad. Their line runs from Marietta, GA, up to the state line at Blue Ridge, GA. They...
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    Hmmm. With some fooling around, I've learned...

    Hmmm. With some fooling around, I've learned that the UV points of the ballast texture is from -0.139 over to 0.862. So the center of the ties should be at 0.362 from the left edge of the texture. ...
  23. Thread: Sidings

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    James, I love those busy sidings! That's how...

    James,

    I love those busy sidings! That's how I always imagine mine, but for some reason, they never make it!

    James H.
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    Neil! I love railroad junk! There may be...

    Neil!

    I love railroad junk! There may be Shape files for some portion of this. I know I made a frog once, which is part of a MOW load on an FJG flatcar. I think there's a switch stand on there,...
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    Thank you all for your replies. It looks like...

    Thank you all for your replies. It looks like I'd started out with it in a non Program Files folder, then moved it there when it didn't work.

    I downloaded fcalc.zip, and the fcalc.exe file runs....
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