12382RE: [FJGRailroad] FJ&G on MSTS
- Feb 6, 2007Make sure that your train simulator includes the low joint at the Rt 29
grade crossing next to the laudromat where I can watch the rails move just
like back when I was a wee lad accompanying my Mom into town.
>From: Paul Charland <p.charlie@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [FJGRailroad] FJ&G on MSTS
>Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:52:41 -0500
>Seeing as I have no room for a real FJ&G layout I've started to
>seriously consider drawing the FJ&G in MicroSoft Train Sim. I've talked
>to Gino about the idea and he's mentioned this to Toby Schwartzman.
>Toby has drawn a set of Thrall boxcars in CACV and FJ&G and has the
>beginnings of FJ&G 20 in the works. I'm just starting to learn how to
>create things in MSTS, just in time for MicroSoft to announce they are
>coming out with version 2 of the program and have not let anyone know if
>the original files will work in the new version.
>I still think this is a good idea, I have plenty of space on my hard
>drive to operate a complete version of the FJ&G compared to not having
>space for a cramped model railroad.
>Toby asked the other day what era the MSTS version should be. I thought
>about it and with the limitations of the current train sim, I started
>thinking the Penn Central years. In MSTS you can have to computer run
>trains that you set up when you create activities to simulate. You can
>use these for passing trains and set up meets but you can't get the
>computer to, let's say, set out a cut of cars at the interchange. You
>could set up the Broadalbin mixed to return to Gloversville but after
>the train stops it would disappear. My thoughts about setting the era
>to the late '60s or early '70s would that the FJ&G would pretty much
>operate as a one crew railroad and therefore the only computer
>controlled trains would be the PC run-through trains that would be sort
>of neat to see as you make up your train in Fonda.
>If anyone has any thought about this I'd sure like to hear them.
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