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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Just per chance, I found out that Rail Simulator has been released recently in the US. Since my son is a HUGE rail fan, our copy (we already have the demo) will arrive Monday.

So, anyone else here have it? Is it a good product? Any suggestions?

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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

I haven't seen it, could you provide a link to it or a name maybe? I wouldn't mind killing some time with a new Rail Simulator.

Edit - Nevermind, I found it, looks very good. I'm going to order it as well.

[Edited 2008-01-25 21:49:42]

User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

The graphics are stunning.

http://www.railsimulator.com/


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

I'd get it if they added commuter train lines.... like the Paris RER system, which I rode on constantly while my family was living in Paris for 9 months back in '01 and '02.

Maybe addons will make that available?


User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

I want it, but I don't think my cheap ol' brokedown laptop can handle it...


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

We don't need no stinking simulator . . .

Me, BMIFLyer and DL021 drove a real train . . . well, sorta a real train. . . .  biggrin 



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/csmpep/A-Net%20Meets/NevadaSouthernSW1.jpg


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2163 times:



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 5):
We don't need no stinking simulator . . .

Neither does Jr., but he needs his train fix. For his recent birthday, he got some more wooden train tracks, a trip to Reno in the California Zephyr, a party at the RR museum UP caboose, and now he is anxiously waiting for the game to arrive this Monday. Yes, even people started to realize that Jr. is NOT a train fanatic, it is now an OBSESSION.

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 3):
Maybe addons will make that available?

The simulator revolves around this concept.


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Looks like Microsoft is going to have some stiff competition with their Train Simulator 2 (based on the FSX graphics technology).

I want to see the steam models, and even resurrect abandoned railroad lines in my area. That will be as close as I can relive the past...New York Central 4-8-4 Niagaras and 4-6-4 Hudsons running on the ex-Lake Shore & Michigan Central, Mad River & Lake Erie, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, and Toledo & Ohio Central Railroad(s). Maybe add the Nickel Plate, Pennsy, and the Baltimore & Ohio lines as well  cloudnine 


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2078 times:



Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 6):
The simulator revolves around this concept.

sweet!


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Speaking of which... Where's Lee (BMIFlyer) been lately? Called to active duty or something?

User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2053 times:



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 9):
Speaking of which... Where's Lee (BMIFlyer) been lately? Called to active duty or something?

I thought he left??

Or was that EWS.... I always got the two of them mixed up....


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2009 times:



Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 10):
I thought he left??

Or was that EWS.... I always got the two of them mixed up....

EWS left. It sucks Traindriver left too, his railroad posts were always interesting to read.


User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

how can you downlod a free trial?


www.JandACosmetics.com
User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

http://www.ea.com/railsim/

Enjoy!


User currently offlineUPS707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1913 times:



Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 6):
a party at the RR museum UP caboose

How did he like that? We were just looking at that last week for my son's birthday coming up in April.


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1877 times:



Quoting UPS707 (Reply 14):
How did he like that?

He loved it! April is the perfect time for it. For $125 per day, you get the caboose (no heating or cooling), two parking passes, and 12 adult/youth tickets to the museum. Children 5 and under go to the museum for free. The only problem we had was several people who took tours inside the caboose.


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1812 times:

Umm, don't wish to sound mean here...but isn't a train SIM just a wee bit boring?? It's not like they bank and turn and land and stuff, you just press "go" and occaisionally "stop"....you don't steer....WTF????

Am I missing something here or have i stepped into a portal to a very scary place????  Wink


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1810 times:



Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 16):
but isn't a train SIM just a wee bit boring??

Hey! I was going to ask the same thing about...





...fishing...

BTW, did install it, and it is pretty damn cool.


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Microsoft has a train simulator as well. I was going to buy the current version, but it looks like a new one is coming out:

http://www.tsinsider.com/en-US/Pages/default.aspx

The original one is at:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/trainsim.aspx



"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1728 times:



Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 17):


Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 16):
but isn't a train SIM just a wee bit boring??

Hey! I was going to ask the same thing about...





...fishing...

Well at least it takes place outside and you get to go fast in a cool boat  Smile

Each to his own though  Smile


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