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Train Simulator by tucsonmike on 10 July 2008 2:46pm
 
A game I was given by my childhood friend two years ago and finally put on the computer. You can play at driving a train. I have not done the steam train in the North of England from Settle to Carlisle yet.
Mr. P would probably have lots of fun with this. It gives me even more respect for locomotive engineers (since I know some).
 
Re: Train Simulator by TERRY S on 11 July 2008 12:29am
 
Would this be Trainz by any chance? I have this one, too. It's really difficult to speed up and once you are at speed, you can't slow down quick enough. I keep running into other trainz and pushing them back the way they came!
 
Re: Train Simulator by kazzzz on 11 July 2008 9:05am
 
Haha I read that as 'stimulator". Oops!
 
Re: Train Simulator by Spursfan on 11 July 2008 9:18am
 
Lol Kazzzz!

Being a 'B17' admirer (fanatic?) I like the thought of simulators in that field and have (somewhere) a B17 one BUT they are soooooooo hard I dont 'play' them!!

[And yes I have seen one fly (at a local RAF open day) and been inside one (Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, Florida. It is set up with sound effects and everything so I was able to (almost) fulfill my fantasy of flying one!!!).]

Anne
 
Re: Train Simulator by tucsonmike on 11 July 2008 2:33pm
 
No Terry, it is Microsoft Train Simulator. Last night, I tried to learn how to drive the steam engine for the famous train The Royal Scotsman, between Settle and Carlisle. All I succeeded in doing was going backwards and crashing it!

The Amtrak Northeast Corridor train was easier, because if you exceeded speed, the system shut down.
The radio would have been squawking.
 
Re: Train Simulator by TERRY S on 11 July 2008 6:46pm
 
oh, right. I'll have to look out for that one. if you like trains, this site may interest you. I've bought some really neat videos on it:

http://www.video125.co.uk
 
Re: Train Simulator by tucsonmike on 11 July 2008 7:21pm
 
Thanx Terry. It is a cool site.
 
Re: Train Simulator by kazzzz on 12 July 2008 1:06pm
 
http://www.puffingbilly.com.au/fan/

Mike check out this link, Puffing Billy is a major tourist attrection near us. It's a great day out, thought you might be interested in having a peek.
 
Re: Train Simulator by tucsonmike on 13 July 2008 4:34pm
 
Thanx Karen.
 
Re: Train Simulator by TERRY S on 14 July 2008 12:22am
 
That's nice, Karen! On one of the videos I bought from 125 (see above) they did a feature on a miniature railway park called Dobwalls. I was looking forward to visiting it, but by the time I got to seeing it on the net, it had closed, and the miniature American engines were being auctioned off! I was devastated!
 



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