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    Default Is this the new TSW?

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    Are you kidding Bruce?, Its way more advanced than TSW

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

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    At least it has an editor, which means hours and hours of repeat fun.

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    At least it doesn't pretend to be a serious simulation like Trainz!

    Not sure what the maximum size of layout you can build is, or if other than German assets are available.
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    After looking at some You tube videos and the simple layouts with bright colors etc, it probably would be the ideal program for parents to buy and get their children say in the age bracket of 5-9 interested in trains and train simming by building some fun layouts together.

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    "Oh my" was the first thing that came to mind when I saw that program on Steam.

    Rule the Rail! dates way back from 2004, and it's a simple program to build model railways. It's one of the earliest pieces of shareware I got.

    Assuming that the expansions packs you can download here (http://www.brainbombers.com/train_ga...downloads.html) are wrapped into, there's going to be a lot of stuff inside from Europe and the US.

    What made it die off for me is the difficulty with introducing new content into the sim outside of the expansion packs, the somewhat sub-par train and track controls, and the overall inflexibility of it compared to say, Trainz.

    Oh, and those rather picky control switches which are required for any sort of automation.

    And yes, the graphics have pretty much remained the same since 2004.
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