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After several years of non-stop flight simming with FS9, I decided recently to break out another old friend. MS Train Simulator. I have dual interests in heavy iron of all kinds... I am amazed that MSTS still has a vibrant community and an active payware and freeware development community. That sim is 10 years old!So heres a little video of what I have been up to lately. As usual, much of the repainting artwork is original. :( http://vimeo.com/14083829I'll be back, but meantime I am riding the rails! Eric


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After several years of non-stop flight simming with FS9, I decided recently to break out another old friend. MS Train Simulator. I have dual interests in heavy iron of all kinds... I am amazed that MSTS still has a vibrant community and an active payware and freeware development community. That sim is 10 years old!So heres a little video of what I have been up to lately. As usual, much of the repainting artwork is original. :( http://vimeo.com/14083829I'll be back, but meantime I am riding the rails! Eric
Indulge as many passions as possible. It makes the world a better place to be in...Love the video and song... It's amazing where things have come from in America. Today you couldn't pay me to go to Chattanooga TN much less get on the train...

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Great video, love that rendition of the "Cat That Chewed Your New Shoes".regards,Joe


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...Today you couldn't pay me to go to Chattanooga TN much less get on the train...
Ever been to Chattanooga? Its about 100 miles north of Atlanta. Not a bad place at all. GREAT aquarium and museum.Eric

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I toggle between the two sims as well...See you on the other side..;)Regards,Scott


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I have to admit I've had my bouts with train sim as well. Just like FS9, there's enough stuff available to upgrade with that it really doesn't matter that the sim is 10 yrs old. It's a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours every once in a while. :)Jim

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Love the cab views!!I too used to trin sim much. Not much now mind you....


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Ever been to Chattanooga? Its about 100 miles north of Atlanta. Not a bad place at all. GREAT aquarium and museum.Eric
I've been there a few times. Went to Lookout Mountain as we drove through. Allot of poverty there. Getting to Lookout Mountain was interesting. At the base is all this poverty but up on the mountain was opulence. I'm sure there are nice areas there and the people seem o.k. but it's not somewhere I would want to stay long. The mountain range around the area is nice which is what you won't get just a few miles south in the Atlanta area.

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Hello,Nice videos ...Anyways take care about posting game videos on VIMEO !

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... It's amazing where things have come from in America. Today you couldn't pay me to go to Chattanooga TN much less get on the train...
I guess its not for everyone, but I find riding trains enjoyable.Its just more relaxing than what you have to put up with to fly commercial these days. But of course if your time is at a premium flying is the way to go, outside the NE corridor anyways. I never could get into MSTS, the lack of train physics kills it for me. Seeing that train movewith the cars staying perfectly level all the time its just such a glaring omission. BVE handlesthat much better, but then BVE has other limitations. Sad that MSTS2 never got completed, I was looking forward to that :(Regards.Ernie.

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While I love flying, my favorite mode of transportation is by train. Like Ernie, I appreciate the lack of "fuss" around it that you do have when flying. Being able to simply get on the train, sit on whatever seat you want - that's nice. Here in Holland the train network is vast and very good and usually you can easily get to places by train which would be more difficult by car. That said, whenever possible, I'll go by bike. But than again, Holland is somewhat of a bike "center".I have used Trainz and had much pleasure from it, mainly because I liked designing my own world. I don't use it anymore, however, because it feels too limited. You can only follow the track. That's what I like with flight simming: you can go wherever you want.


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All this train talk might motivate me to actually finish my 4-8-2 Mountain... More than a years work tied up in her and she has been gathering dust on the shelf...SFCAN030.jpg1220d.jpgRegards,Scott


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I quite like choo-choo train sims too. Even though you could comfortably fit what I know about real railway engines on a cigarette paper, like most blokes, I am nevertheless rather fascinated by railways LOL. I find messing about with simulated trains is bizarrely therapeutic for some reason.The old MS Train Sim one was pretty good, but I think Trainz and Railway Simulator were better. The more recent Railworks is especially good fun; even if it is something of a rehash of Rail Simulator, it's a good rehash, and there are plenty of add on things for it at Just Flights train section of their website. Somewhat topically, Railworks is actually on special offer via Steam's downloads too at the moment if anyone fancies a bargain; currently only 24 quid with an add-on thrown in for good measure, which is not bad value for 5 gig's worth of simulated choo-choo trains, although unless you have ADSL, that would be a rather lengthy trip down the interweb's wires, as five gigs is even bigger than the REX download.Al


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I quite like choo-choo train sims too. Even though you could comfortably fit what I know about real railway engines on a cigarette paper, like most blokes, I am nevertheless rather fascinated by railways LOL. I find messing about with simulated trains is bizarrely therapeutic for some reason.The old MS Train Sim one was pretty good, but I think Trainz and Railway Simulator were better. The more recent Railworks is especially good fun; even if it is something of a rehash of Rail Simulator, it's a good rehash, and there are plenty of add on things for it at Just Flights train section of their website. Somewhat topically, Railworks is actually on special offer via Steam's downloads too at the moment if anyone fancies a bargain; currently only 24 quid with an add-on thrown in for good measure, which is not bad value for 5 gig's worth of simulated choo-choo trains, although unless you have ADSL, that would be a rather lengthy trip down the interweb's wires, as five gigs is even bigger than the REX download.Al
I love the way you put that together.I also use railworks and can vouch for it, very fun sim, lot of assignments(missions) included. And the graphics are pretty decent. The only thing I found with railworks is that at every road crossing I never ever see traffic, I know it is not a big deal but I would have liked to see some vehicles trucking along.

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