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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    Never use your real name or details online buddy.

    Golden rule for keeping secure. What are you refering to in regards rgr buddy ?

    I use a money and xp cheat in both truck sims. As i am not interested in the economy part of the games.

    Mike.

    Sorry, rgr = Roger, habit from former RR days.
    I've always been under the impression name not an issue, not sharing of deeper details, that I understand, seems rather logical.
    Can't say I play either Truck-Sim much, if at all these days, sadly, somewhere along the way fell to the wayside, not unlike many others.
    Lately, with the heat of the day, has pretty much sapped the life from me, &, any of the goodies on the pc for the most part.

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    Until I ran across this thread I had no idea what "Rolling Line" was, and it caused me to look it up and its Workshop on Steam. What I found was a program that evidently appealed to a wide range of folks - from grade schoolers to accomplished train simmers with decades-worth of experience.

    Yes, it's not a hard-core sim like Run8 or ORTS of Zusi or any of the others, but in my opinion it still is a sim, albeit a caricature of one. And what's wrong with that?

    When I examine my train affliction (which I came by naturally because I was born and raised in a Class 1 division point town with extensive steam, and later diesel, repair shops), my thrill at watching my Lionel FA's coming out from underneath my bed with a freight train was every bit as satisfying as my HO-scale 4x8' layout was a decade later, and what certain activities and scenarios are on my computer's train sims are today. At each stage I became more sophisticated in my judgment and knowledge of the prototype.

    I remember how "realistic" I thought my Rivarossi consolidation was on my Atlas 2-rail track compared to my old Lionel 3-rail tinplate track. Ditto for when I discovered, belatedly around 2008, MSTS. No more trying to cram 12" to the foot prototypes into my apartment when this computer program could produce a route that was 120 miles in length!

    Yet the thrill was the same; the only thing that had changed was my perception of "reality." So I say "bravo" to the young designer of this program for choosing to make his sim a caricature rather than a physics-bound mathematical calculation; there are already enough of those. Enjoy it for what it is!

    If Bruce, who evidently lost track of time because he was having so much fun working on a layout can enjoy Rolling Line as much as the following young gentleman can, I think out hobby has a great future.

    Here is a quote from a young fellow who is offering a reskin of the GE DX loco in an extremely well-done and prototypically-based livery; note his age:
    Terracotta Eastern is a Fantasy railroad in a fantasy big state called Terracotta. Last year when I was in 6th grade, I drew my own country. There is a state I put in my country that is my favorite, "Terracotta." I also drew some trains and what they look like in that state. Now since I have rolling line, I can put my Imagination on the layouts. So I decided to make a Genesee & Wyoming Livery for my layout. Also the reason why there is a house logo on my Genesee & Wyoming (AKA Terracotta & Eastern) is because Terracotta has so many houses, villages, and cities in the fantasy state.

    And here's a link to his Terracotta Eastern reskin.

    Cheers,

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawmut View Post
    Until I ran across this thread I had no idea what "Rolling Line" was, and it caused me to look it up and its Workshop on Steam. ...
    That's similar to how I learned of it, David - it appeared in my You Tube recommendations.
    Sometimes they get it right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    I can see a 46 taking shape!
    Thanks for making the effort to create it, mate.
    Morning Bruce,
    I've yet to get back to our C-46, had began to build a complete new version. I began by placing old next to new, working from there, then, the brakes came on, as, just unable to sit long, while the heat of the day sapped the O'l life. I sure do hope to continue, as, a rather enjoyable project for a nice change of pace.

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    Take as much time as you like, Scott. There is certainly no hurry on my part.
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    I'd like to upload todays creation (OMYA-TankCar).
    Created using both Blender & Paint.net in honor of great friend & former CoWorker, Paul Hefty,
    whom, I discovered had passed away several days ago when checking in on him, at his tiny apt.
    I felt the need/desire to create in honor of Paul & our days working OMYA tanks at Florence via VTR, &,
    along the Green Mt. Gateway via GMRC. The groundman in the vid be Paul Hefty working the Green Mt. Flyer.

    https://youtu.be/Z-TumgtQLjE

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    Nice one, Scott.
    Sorry to read about your good friend.
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    Not feeling all that ambitious as of late. However, today built me a smaller version of Trackmobile by Whiting for a change of pace.

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    Here's the new Side Frames & Wheel Sets fitted under our Pressure Differential. Project coming along nicely!. "Long Live Rolling Line".

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    While today was stormy (isaiah & numerous power outages) tried my hand at creating a MofW / Signal truck.
    HiRail1 Wheels-Up "Long Live Rolling Line".
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