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Offline wlindley

Early postboxes and even before that
« on: January 30, 2011, 02:22:18 PM »
Error in bus-stops-dat, for the Post Box, intro_year and month given twice.  The second one (1842) is closer to the actual introduction dates (1852 in Jersey, 1853 in Carlisle). 

Code: [Select]
Obj=building
Name=LoadingBay
# must be 1*1
type=stop
waytype=road
intro_year=1750
intro_month=1
intro_year=1842
intro_month=7
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 02:30:36 PM by wlindley »

Offline wlindley

Re: Early postboxes and even before that
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 02:30:11 PM »
p.s., if I get ambitious I might even update the icons and do a green postbox which was the standard from 1852 to about 1874. 

How about using the Coaching Inn graphic for an add-on building in the early years?  That would work for ports as well as roads.

Offline wlindley

Re: Early postboxes and even before that
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 07:15:38 PM »
Better late than never.  Here's updated bus-stops.dat and bus-stopwithmail.dat to have pillar boxes only become available 1852 in green version, and the red version in 1874 (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillar_box#Moving_towards_a_standard_design ).

This does leave us with only the Post Office from 1844 (when the Staging Inn retires) until 1852 when the pillar box becomes available.

Likewise, there is a period of road frustration between when Mail Coach retires in 1840/03, leaving only the rudimentary mail cart (6 km/h, capacity 4) for 43 years until 1883/11 when the Parcel Coach (18 km/h, capacity 25) is introduced.

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Re: Early postboxes and even before that
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