hmm my friend did mods on a electric train, but then I suspect he doesn't play 
the game properly, he doesn't care to mission on those things and will cheat 
when he can.
so who knows.
At 08:43 a.m. 13/08/2009, you wrote:
>Hi Shaun,
>Umm...Racing trains in MS Train Simulator? I don't think so. As far as I know 
>you can't race trains in Train Simulator. It is very much like a train version 
>of MS Flight Simulator in that it models driving real trains.
>For example, first you are given a list of trains to choose from. You can 
>choose from a diesel, electric, or steam train. Then, you can select the 
>continent and route to drive. I don't know what the current MS Train Simulator 
>has but I remember you could pick routes in the U.K., U.S., and Japan. 
>Probably others as well.
>Each train handles completely differently. For example, if you chose a steam 
>train you would have to figure how much coal you need to keep in the fire box 
>at any given time. Too much coal and you will smother the fire. Too little 
>coal and the fire will not get hot enough to boil the water in the boiler. Of 
>course you can have the computer handle the job as fireman, but the computer 
>isn't designed to manage the fire box with maximum efficiency in mind. 
>Therefore if you let the computer handle the job as fireman you might not get 
>top speed out of your train.
>Then, each train has different gages and breaks unique to that train. Some use 
>the old steam and vacuum breaks and the newer trains use air breaks. On a 
>steam train you have steam and water gages to keep track of where a diesel has 
>fuel, speed, etc. As a result you need to practice a bit with each kind of 
>train to learn how to drive them correctly.
>Anyway, what I am getting at is I have never heard of racing trains in Train 
>Simulator. I do know that it is a rather sophisticated train simulation, and 
>from what I've heard and seen of it the game is totally mag for train 
>enthusiasts.
>
>shaun everiss wrote:
>>hmmm when will we at least be able to see a test version of this or at least 
>>test it?
>>Sounds quite fun.
>>hmm what about train races.
>>In ms train sim you can modify your train and you can race it I think
>>  
>
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