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Is 250 Miles Too Long?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 777Gaming, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. 777Gaming

    777Gaming Active Member

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    This is completely off topic, but I was just making some edits to my route proposal (SAL Baldwin - Tampa) and decided to calculate the distance from the two terminuses of the route (Baldwin and St Petersburg), so I dug out an old Seaboard timetable form 1966, and used the milepost numbers to determine the length. Baldwin is located at MP 662.6, and St Petersburg is at MP 908.9. 908.9 minus 662.6 is 246.3. This also doesn't include branches like the Brooksville Sub, which is probably around 100 miles. Is this distance to long, or is it reasonable?
     
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  2. StevenJam

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    Anything over the 50 - 70 mile range is on the long side for a payware product for steam or even most third party sites. For a freeware passion project the sky's the limit.
     
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  3. 749006

    749006 Well-Known Member

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    The Just Trains Western Mainlines Collection has the complete route from London Paddington via Bristol to Penzance and Bristol to Cardiff
    Total is around 400 miles.

    The Canadian Mountain Pass route is 155 miles.

    Peter
     
  4. StratPlayer62

    StratPlayer62 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't bother me any.
     
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    749006 Well-Known Member

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    So why bother replying to this thread?
     
  6. Sunscreen

    Sunscreen Guest

    Im one of those casual players that can spare maybe an hour tops to play so a route of that length would be too long- unless saves were reliable so you could pick up the game again from a save game. Route learning would be hard too! But this is just my view, no less or more valid than the counterview.
     
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  7. StratPlayer62

    StratPlayer62 Well-Known Member

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    Because my response was basically saying, "No 250 is not too long".
     
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    Sorry, Universal Translator Broke
     
  9. Wivenswold

    Wivenswold Active Member

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    I love the notion of a long route. Unfortunately I have brain damage which causes me to have a short attention sp
     
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