Started by AP, November 28, 2013, 10:13:52 PM
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Quote from: AP on December 01, 2013, 07:50:23 PMSo within a town, bus stops closer than 16 tiles don't do much any more? Wow. Guess I need to start using bigger cities!
QuoteBefore clippers appear, it should be very, very hard to survive on passenger/mail transport alone.
QuoteRail in the 1860's is a sure money loser. Narrow-gauge networks less so, but still bleeding money.
Quote from: AP on January 16, 2014, 09:59:58 AMIf true, that suggests a serious balancing problem.
Quote from: AP on January 16, 2014, 09:59:58 AMWikipedia says the first turnpike road was authorised in 1663! Not saying there should be vast amount of traffic, but enough to turn a profit.
Quote from: AP on January 16, 2014, 10:24:51 PMI'm not sure it matters to balancing the game whether historic turnpike trusts and stagecoach companies were one and the same or legally distinct.Sufficient services existed and paid tolls (and collected revenues from passengers/mail) to cover the cost of building the roads (or they would not have been built).If simutrans toll-collection code is up to it, there would be no reason one in-game company couldn't focus exclusively on building roads, with others exclusively running stagecoaches.