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    Default Reading Railroad electric MU

    Guys -

    Why so little activity in this forums? Traction lines are great fun - why not more?

    OK - yes it's Trainz, TS12. A Reading Railroad interurban providing an early morning workman's train on the Downtown Traction Railroad Company line.

    Best viewed full screen and HD:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwgEXJB6MZ0

    The route and the MU are freeware from the Trainz Download Station.

    Phil

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    Hi Phil

    Great video. It's the first time I've seen Trainz and I like the detail in the scenery. However, like most of us on this forum, I am locked into MSTS. But don't worry. With the amount of posts and downloads for Rail Works on this forum MSTS may join Trainz in a year or two.

    Fred

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    Is that horn sound prototypical?
    Why is the train running left-hand?
    Why is there only one car- Hard times on the Reading in 195x?
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    G'day mate --

    • "Is that horn sound prototypical?"



    Sounds like a prototypical fog horn to me.
    Whether it's prototypical of the Reading MUs I honestly dunno. I'm in Australia and never been to good old Philadelphia.
    Maybe someone can give an answer to this?

    • "Why is the train running left-hand?"



    As in it takes the left track at the crossing loops?
    Dunno what happens in North America, but over here the train that arrives first and stops at a crossing always takes the loop so that the train approaching from the opposite direction can run straight through.
    Is it different where you are?

    • "Why is there only one car- Hard times on the Reading in 195x?"


    The author has actually done cars in different liveries and a trailer car (original green, striped and “Blue-liner”).
    The one I used in the session is described as being "Pullman green and ivory":



    It's not Reading in the 1950s - it's a single car that the Downtown Traction Company purchased in the early 1960s to provide a basic passenger service on its route:











    If you are interested, this is another video of a box cab over at the port. I took it mainly to show the incredible detail on the JointedRail Chessie grain car (again, best viewed full screen and HD):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMlhkDnteOg
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    Hi Fred:

    "With the amount of posts and downloads for Rail Works on this forum MSTS may join Trainz in a year or two."

    Nope. Trust me, Trainz is alive and well. There are just so many talented creators willing to share for free (as opposed to the predominantly payware for RailWorks) that it has a very bright future. As well as the Trainz Download Station which is a tremendous resource, see here, for example:

    http://www.jointedrail.com/index.php/freeware

    and:

    http://www.uslw.net/

    and:

    http://rrmods.com/downloads.shtml

    Phil
    Last edited by philskene; 03-25-2012 at 11:28 PM.

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