andessmf
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Rail Simulator In The US

Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:42 am

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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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:44 am

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]
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:54 am

The graphics are stunning.

http://www.railsimulator.com/
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:05 am

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?
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:11 am

I want it, but I don't think my cheap ol' brokedown laptop can handle it...
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:57 am

We don't need no stinking simulator . . .

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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:14 am



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.
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:13 am

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 
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:53 pm



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

sweet!
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:01 pm

Speaking of which... Where's Lee (BMIFlyer) been lately? Called to active duty or something?
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:20 pm



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....
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:46 pm



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.
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:40 am

how can you downlod a free trial?
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:20 pm



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.
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:56 pm



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.
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:46 am

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
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:52 am



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.
 
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:56 pm

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
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RE: Rail Simulator In The US

Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:22 pm



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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