do you know whare we can hear a demo of Microsoft train simulator. I would like to hear the old steam train ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Partially Accessible Train Sim found


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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