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    Default You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . . .

    - You're sitting in your easy chair watching your favorite railroad video and you press "4" on the remote, hoping for a trackside view instead of a cabview

    - While watching a fast scene on that video, out of curiosity you're subconscoiusly looking in the lower-right corner for the fps display

    - You're amazed at how "authentic-looking" the tracks on the video look, thinking "Gee I wonder if they used ScaleRail"

    - You visit railpictures.net, see a cabshot of an F7 and say "Hey - looks just like the one in MSTS!"

    - You have more miles of track on your computer than all the real railroads combined

    - Those 250GB hard drives sure look attractive, now, don't they?

    - Your e-mail inbox is flooded with new message notifications from each of the multitude of forums you're subscribed to.

    - You actually read each message.

    - And take notes!

    Enjoy, Frank

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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    Haha, good ones Frank!
    Brian Bundridge
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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    - You check the horsepower to ton ration after loading up at the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

    - You blow the horn, 2 long, 1 short, and 1 long at a major intersection.

    - You hear a knocking sound and ask the conductor (wife) to inspect.

    - You comment just how nice of a job they made that Tehachapi Pass route look like the MSTS version.

    - You put a numberboard on top of your SUV.

    - You paint "4723" on both sides on your car

    - You have a timetable printed up when you run errands
    12:37 Wal-Mart
    13:22 McDonalds
    13:31 Exxon
    13:35 Barnes and Nobles


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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    - When you say to yourself while railfanning,"Hey! I have got to make that consist when I get home."

    Guilty............................................ ...

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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    - You consider buying video of a line in order to replicate the consists shown. (No, I haven't thought about Alcos in the Highlands for this very purpose...)

    - You spend hours on the Internet trying to find passenger consists, and then get stuck because you can't decide whether your generic Budd lounge car can substitute for a special-build Bar-Dorm-Lounge or not.

    - You research arcane individual railroad locomotive classification schemes for personal use, just so your roster in ConBuilder will be neat and orderly. (Canadian National, I'm talking to you. Anyone know what they called their C-Liners?)

    - You retitle over eight hundred railcars solely to make the creation of ConBuilder random consists easier.



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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    Re the CNR C-liners. I think the Canadian Locomotive Company's CN designation was CFA-16a or CFB-16a for freight and CPA-16a or CPA-16a for passenger.

    The breakdown was that the CLC had the designation "C", the "F" stood for freight, "P" for passenger, 16 for 1600 horsepower, and "a" (or b,c,d,...etc) for the series delivery. Hope this helps.

    cheers,
    Ernie :)

    Here's a bit of info for engine number/ drawings I found on Google.
    http://membres.lycos.fr/trainmaster/page-fm.htm

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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    >- You blow the horn, 2 long, 1 short, and 1 long at a major intersection.

    LMAO!!! I do when there is no other traffic around...just for fun! :7

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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    - You ask the yardmaster (wife) is there are any pick ups or set outs while making the "local run".

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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    Yep, I'm a guilty of those. (especially that F7 cab - Marc ;))

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    Default RE: You know you've been TrainSimming too much when . .

    Speaking of F7 cabs, I just bought that new ATSF war/yellow/bluebonnet set from 3dtrains - wow. The rounded carbodies look totally authentic.

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