Started by jamespetts, November 29, 2009, 11:42:14 PM
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Quote from: jamespetts on December 06, 2009, 12:42:28 PMAs to the gap left by improved wooden sleeper when retired until steel sleeper is introduced, that, again, is intentional. The cost of laying track for all but light use is intended to increase in that era, as it did in real life, as is represented by the diminished availability of less expensive medium weight rail options. As technology improved, so did more cost effective options become available in later times. The differing availability of lower cost medium weight track is intended to be part of the challenge.
Quote from: The Hood on December 07, 2009, 10:28:27 PMThanks for the stop-gap bridges - I will include them in the next release of standard pak128-Britain (assuming you are happy for these to be released open-source, which given you have posted the sources and that they are a derivative of open source, is probably true?)Re the graphical bug - It happens in pak128 too but not pak64. I can't see why digging a trench should make a difference, but as it doesn't happen in pak64 I assume it's graphics related. If you're feeling super-keen you could try downloading the source images and removing excess pixels and see if that solves it (and send me the revised ones if so), as I don't have time to investigate much right now.
Quote from: rfg123 on December 08, 2009, 02:27:19 AMJust out of curiosity here, are steel sleepers really that common for high speed tracks on your side of the pond? I worked for the railroad, both as part of a track maintenance crew and at the TTCI out West, and steel sleepers have never been applied outside of mining railroads, yard tracks, or other temporary/construction spurs. Maybe it is just the hot climate in my part of the US, but steel tends to expand and lose gauge in the Summer months, which always caused derailments on our yard tracks. Sleepers made from composite materials or the rubber sleepers made out of recycled tires seem to be the best contenders for future high speed corridors here..Anyway, I was just curious about the steel..
Quote from: The Hood on December 07, 2009, 10:28:27 PMI can't see why digging a trench should make a difference, but as it doesn't happen in pak64 I assume it's graphics related.