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Baseless Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by raildan, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Ok... so the class 08 is big enough to stand in, at 12 ft 8 5/8 inches tall, while the class 59 is not big enough to stand in at 12 ft 10 inches tall, and the SW1001 is "midget sized" at 14 ft 6 1/2 inches?

    Ah well that's one way to get banned from the forum I guess.
     
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  2. claire.brown1604

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    If I get banned your getting banned
     
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  3. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Yes, very. In real life it is much busier. Not my video, never been to New York, but here's a sample of what rush hour looks like in Secaucus Junction (1st station south of New York Penn) in real life:
     
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  4. claire.brown1604

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    They did not do much AI traffic because it's America
     
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    Well I hope no-one gets banned but you don't expect to get threatened on a Train-sim forum!
     
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    Thanks for that, it is a lot busier. I wouldn't object to a commuter DLC even if it was just for four stops!
     
  7. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    I feel like a genset would have been a better choice if they wanted a Sunnyside yard switcher- not only do those operate there in real life, but hey also operated on CSX, so they could add another paint scheme and have Oak Point Yard, Fresh Pond Yard, and Cumberland Yard switching as well. But I like the uniqueness of this older switcher loco, it should be fun to drive. I also must say I like the Metroliner cab cars for their history, even though admittedly the yellow stripes are a bit much.
     
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    So how good are the chances they did at least a small NEC overhaul, like fixing the wrong speedlimits in the tunnels and such?
    I know the switcher wont run there but i guess these fixes are long overdue like the RT ones.
     
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  10. nne4229

    nne4229 Well-Known Member

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    Mods ban Claire brown. One for being an ignorant piece of trash, 2nd for actually threatening another user.
     
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  11. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    The speed limits aren’t what’s wrong with the tunnels. It’s the signals.
     
  12. xD 2Bad4You

    xD 2Bad4You Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thats what i meant
     
  13. ragn05

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    I understand that you have your opinion, and I respect it, but you wrote it in a form that don’t give respect at the opinion of who like USA like me
     
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  14. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Guys... I think DTG is trying to release a DLC every 2 weeks now...

    We had the BR 155, then 1 week later the Class 52 (I guess they just had it ready early), then 3 weeks later TVL (again, possibly making up for the time lost from the last release), then 2 weeks later we're getting the BR heavy freight pack, and if the achievements are still a good indicator we'll be getting the SW1000R two weeks from now. I'm sensing a *possible* pattern developing?
     
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  15. nne4229

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    Oh man
     
  16. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit worried my wallet won't be able to keep up with this lol
     
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  17. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    I was going to buy the BR Heavy Freight Pack, but now I will save my money for the SW1000R.
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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  22. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, quite possibly, but I don't have anything else to put there. Without any other information, those are the single most likely options for the next DLC, even though there's only a small chance of it happening- it's much more likely we'll see something else, but there's too many options there. The color code also kinda gives them priority, as they're not *complete* guesswork. After all, the BR 182 seemed like this too.

    What is this FGW 166 you speak of?
     
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  23. Ninetofive925

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    He's probably speaking about the first great western livery for the class 166.
     
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    I... assumed... but how/where do we know DTG was working on and canceled that?
     
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    There is a folder in the game files with some assets in it. There is also a Class 43 FGW folder with some meshes but sadly with no power car so we can't get a "no logo" Class 43:(.
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Wow, didn't know about that. Neat!
     
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    20180811194304_1.jpg

    FGW texture that used to be in the files applied to the GWR 166 model. Didn't work properly.
     
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  28. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Interestingly, I just checked, and the models are still there, but not the textures, it seems...

    I have the vague feeling licensing was why this one never made it in, maybe GWR only wanted their best and most recent branding to be represented or something.
     
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    If it was licensing, DTG never would have started on it.

    The real problem, as Matt explained, is that there is nothing in the game to support swapping out the paintjob on an entire multiple unit. It’s one thing to change the paint on a pair of SD40-2s where one can be Yn3b and the other Yn2 and that’s completely okay. But on a 166, all 3 coaches need to be the same paint job. With the current setup, the result would be that almost every single 166 would have a mix of GWR and FGW-which is something that doesn’t happen.
     
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    Bit irrelevant, but once a Hull Trains Class 180 has a coach in the Barbie livery with the others in Dynamic Lines. Fun fact.
     
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    Im still hoping that Saltburn car registration GWE287T meant something.(GWE 28/7?)
     
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    28/7 if I recall was something to do with the the main release of TSW last year I think
     
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    I don't think it means anything IMO. There are also WSR and SPG license plates with similarly random numbers and letters after the first 3. Specifically, WSR 302V and SPG 207X.
     
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    It would be awesome if the M3 Locomotive for the Lirr is released in July since Dovetail is releasing a Amtrak Budd cabcar Locomotive and the company I believe that made that cabcar Locomotive for Amtrak is the same company that did the M3 Locomotive. So dovetail does have the licensing to make the M3 Locomotive for the Lirr.
     
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    That would be sweet. I really like driving on LIRR, but it DESPERATELY needs more traffic- it's practically barren.
     
  36. Big Papi34

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    I honestly would prefer the DE30ac. BTW who was supposed to "get shot. "
     
  37. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    That would be me lol. Apparently facts were too much for that person to handle.
     
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    Sorry to slide into the ongoing discussion, but you guys seem to know much ;-)
    I noticed in RT, RSN & MSB that you can set the train destination indicator (don't know the correct word at the moment) to "Frankfurt Hbf" and "Würzburg". I'm living in the Rhein-Main area (Frankfurt) and commute daily with the S-Bahn (S1, S3/S4) ... so any speculation there could be a new line DLC? The V90 would fit perfectly too, have seen them as a teen very often here.
     
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    It's hilarious and depressing at how this community can be. I decided to check Dovetail fishing simulator or whatever it is and the community is terrifying there.
     
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    I've never noticed that. Something I'd like to look into.
     
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    Ok here's my guess. The US hasn't gotten a route since LIRR. My guess is not long after the cab car and sw1000r are released we get a route. But not a short depressing route like NEC. A route that's long and has long freight trains and fast passenger action. That's my guess.
     
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  43. hyperlord

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    I took screens of all the destinations that seem "not reachable yet" to me. I think I've read "Mannheim Hbf" somewhere, but maybe that was just dreamed (Bamberg is close to Mannheim). Took the RE to Mannheim Hbf once to visit a festival ;-)

    20190616202936_1.jpg 20190616202941_1.jpg 20190616202943_1.jpg 20190616202955_1.jpg 20190616202958_1.jpg
     
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    ... and the S8 to Halle an der Saale ...

    20190616202928_1.jpg
     
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    Considering that the NEC was released on 20th March and LIRR was released exactly 8 months later on 20th November. I would expect the next US route to be released exactly 8 months after LIRR that is on 20th July.
     
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  46. raildan

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    I feel like those would just be for unimplemented AI traffic and such. Most trains on MSB actually go to Frankfurt and Wurzburg, traffic from other S-bahn lines could be useful for AI traffic, and Mannheim I honestly have no idea, you may he onto something with that one, not familiar enough with German railroading to know myself.
     
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  47. hyperlord

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    raildan AI trains make totally sense, the S8 would fit too (Halle is close to Leipzig, would fit in RT).
     
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    Ugh another month. I'm hoping it's before then.
     
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    Cue the disappointment in one month...
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but everything they've ever released has been on a Thursday... the 20th is a Saturday. But if you go with the nearest Thursday, it lines up with my guess as well. I didn't notice the 8 month think, but noticed that they've been releasing DLC every 2 weeks and there were 3 loco DLC between MSB and TVL, so I guessed it would be 6 weeks before the next route, which I just randomly guessed would be American.

    If there are multiple ways to get to the same conclusion here, that does sound more likely. So yeah, I'd expect an Americsn route to drop around July 18-20. But it is still all speculation of course...
    Yeah, we gotta be careful here. Let's not build too much hype for something we don't really know exists yet.
     
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