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 No.4460[Reply]

Anyone know if the wild fires along the westcoast have affected rail companies?

 No.4467

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>>4460
Don't really wanna die of smoke inhalation because I just wanted to visit my mom.

 No.4471

>>4467

nah its not that bad. You might feel it in your chest a bit but you wont die.



 No.4454[Reply]

This is the guy you should remember: the German politician Heiko Maas (SPD) who was the first to faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart

(Don't bring crazy politics to 1chan)(TRAINS OR GTFO)

 No.4455

Yeah, yeah, I smell what you're stepping in Fürher cat, but what I'm really interested in is your trains. You jive?

 No.4457

Spoiler: Both the left and the right are cucked as fuck in Germany, if the people had any sense of what's happening in Germany Merkel should be hanging in the street and kebabs promptly removed

Welcome back stasi. But then again it's not like you guys ever had free speech to begin with…(Jesus Christ, don't advocate for the murder of a politician. Serious or not, that kind of talk attracts unwanted attention)



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 No.4382[Reply]

Any good train discord servers?
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 No.4388

no

 No.4391


 No.4394

>>4391
The links have expired. Can you re-post them, please?

 No.4399

>>4394
Sorry anon, forgot to set them to never expire.

General: https://discord.gg/4wXCdHq
UK: https://discord.gg/P9XsJeB

 No.4451

>>4399
Thank you anon.



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 No.4439[Reply]

For those of you who are also interested in the Harry Potter universe, today is a bit of a big day in that world. September 1, 2017, is the day that Harry brings his son to platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross to board the train to school.

We're getting all kinds of nerdy up in this thread.
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 No.4442

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get dat harry potter fix

 No.4443

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Apparently the VMT tried to pass off 1218 as the Hogwarts Express during a recent Roanoke Harry Potter fest.

 No.4444

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Even worse, there's another nerd fest outside Philly somewhere, and they claim you can ride SEPTA and pretend it's the Hogwarts Express.

Yes, a ratty old Silverliner packed with "muggles," IN REGULAR SERVICE, not even a special/dedicated run, is the same thing as the Hogwarts Express.

 No.4445

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>>4444
You're sure its a IV? Not a five or bomber set? There's supposed to be a couple MARC sets still hanging around after that debacle last year.

>>4439
I so want to make a snide remark about this.

 No.4447

>>4441
The monorail that thinks it's a duo rail train imitating the Hall that thinks it's a Castle. There's something poetic about that.



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 No.4115[Reply]

I could never find a name for this phenomenon or why it happens. TLDR: zoom lenses make tracks look crappy.
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 No.4119

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>>4116
Much smaller focal length on your pic. Although you can notice it is still more straight than the OP-pic. Still very long focal length can make small imperfections appear more noticeable but somewhat trained eye can easily tell decent track from crappy from any FL.

 No.4132

>>4115 – I think it’s called ohshitimgunnadiebeforeigetoffthis.

>>4119 – Looks like there are also eddies in the air, making it harder to judge the track. And… is the closer unit actively *trying* to pretend it is photoshopped in?

 No.4133

Tele-smash

And this track needs a surfacing gang.

 No.4139

>>4132

>is the closer unit actively *trying* to pretend it is photoshopped in?


Not at all. You can see there are at least two signal blocks between these 2TE10MKs. But judging by the twin yellow on the entrance signal (the middle one) apparently the further engine is waiting for the closer one on a passing siding.

 No.4448

>>4115
It's called telephoto compression, it makes the image look way shallower than it is, so the small changes in the track profile that are very gradual because they act over a large distance seem to act over a much smaller distance



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 No.2810[Reply]

what do you think is the best train/railway games/simulators, or do you have any recommendatiotions.
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 No.4397

>>4396
In all honesty, I'd take run8 v2 over TSW any day.

 No.4398

>>4393
So what does Simutrans do differently to set it apart from, for instance, OpenTTD?

 No.4401

>>4398
There's not a whole lot of difference between the two, but if you're new to management, I find Simutrans to be easier to get a grasp of and start working on.

I think the main difference between the two is the fact that you can run different packs of trains and vehicles for each different game you play, with each of them offering a different set of challenges and foibles. As far as I'm aware in TTD, the only vehicle set is the one you get at the start. The pack I use is the UK pack, and it is loaded with English, Welsh and Scottish trains from way back in the 19th Century to the modern and efficient electrics and bi-modes in operation today.

The only major problem is the lack of a tutorial feature - you're left to either figure things out for yourself or find a video on YT. But it just adds to the challenge >:)

 No.4429

>>4401

Not so, there are craploads of vehicle packs on BaNaNas, the package manager for OTTD

 No.4446

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>>4401
>the only vehicle set is the one you get at the start



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 No.4409[Reply]

Guess who I was :(
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 No.4433

>>4431
Whats so hard about the wheels?
http://railriders.net/

 No.4434

>>4433
Yeah that is expensive, and if I recall correctly the guy selling those Wheels post his real dolls with them. I've already been working on fixing it, gear teeth were stripped so rotate into gear so another set of teeth will be in contact during the power strokes seems to be the best solution.

 No.4435

>>4431
Those wheels are what, two, three feet in diameter, including the flanges?
Find a machine shop and have a set turned down from the solid.

 No.4437

>>4435
Or roll a piece of flat stock into a circle then weld a flange and spokes on.

 No.4438

>>4434
So a project that would cost around $600 is more expensive then letting a priceless piece of equipment get ruined?



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 No.4395[Reply]

The Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit system is now operational. It officially opened today with three (free) event trip trains taking riders between Sonoma County Airport and San Rafael. Normal scheduled service begins tomorrow, with half fares through Labor Day. I took some pictures.

 No.4400

Seems p cool. What trains are they using?
Did you ride any trains anon?

 No.4412

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Fucking finally

>>4400
The same DMUs being used in Toronto for their airport line.

 No.4420

Does this have any real use without the yet to be finished Larkspur ferry station and the connections to SF?

 No.4432

>>4420
Not really. These are pieces of shit on the airport line in Toronto FYI.

 No.4436

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>>4412
Dear god I've never seen such moire.
>>4432
See attached for Up[ass]express.



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 No.4417[Reply]

>Beautiful interior
>Regenerative brakes, air suspension, tilts
>Driver's cab located above the passenger saloon, giving passengers a view out of the front of the train
>Max speed of 130 km/h

Why is the Odakyu 50000 not of one of your favorite trains, anon?

 No.4424

>>4417
Because we're mostly Americunts and we love our massive, lumbering trains with the latest and greatest technology of 1999.

 No.4425

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I happen to like the old 7000 more. Doesn’t get much cooler than a cab that looks like a soft-top.

 No.4426

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Because the exterior looks like a malformed ICE 3. I'll give you the interior though, especially the front seats which can be set sideways for events too.



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 No.2838[Reply]

steam trains only
post em!
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 No.4385

>>4380

LOL! I love these

 No.4389

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Late afternoon light , as a 15CA gets ready to depart Capital Park depot, for what was probably the last night working to Cullinan. I could be wrong but it is 9th May 1982. The shed is full of diesels where once steam stood proud. The few remaining steamers did not have long to go before the "Black September", when many services were cut and huge amounts of steam traction was withdrawn..

 No.4390

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August 6th 1973 and electrification is on the way for the Kroonstad Bloemfontein line. There was still a lot of traffic and many a load needed a banker from the Gunhill yard at Kroonsstad. Not the best photo I found, taken by American, Randy Scholl, but we see the tail end of 15F 3128 banking 15F 3054.

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 No.4415

http://er24.info/tarlton-four-injured-train-vehicle-collide/ Four people sustained injuries ranging from moderate to severe after the vehicle they were traveling in collided with a train in Tarlton in Krugersdorp this afternoon.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene at 11H55, all of the occupants were out of the vehicle.
Upon closer inspection, paramedics found that the occupants sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious.
The ER24 Oneplan helicopter transported a woman to Lenmed Randfontein for further medical care.
The other patients were transported by ER24 and another medical service on scene to nearby hospitals for further medical care.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident weren’t clear to our paramedics but Metrorail and the SAPS were on scene for further investigations.



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