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    For physical layout, Google Earth is your best...

    For physical layout, Google Earth is your best bet. For logical, find track charts or maintenance materials. https://multimodalways.org is a good source of U.S. material. Historical societies may...
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    Conrail track maintenance charts will give...

    Conrail track maintenance charts will give relative track heights. There's a bunch at www.multimodalways.org. They cover a lot of SEPTA as well.
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    Went on this last weekend. It was fantastic,...

    Went on this last weekend. It was fantastic, although the station was a little hard to find being set behind Main Street. Rode in the observation cars at the top level. On top of the great ride, the...
  4. A quick check of the DLS shows about 5600 items...

    A quick check of the DLS shows about 5600 items versioned for T:ANE SP2 and later. That's around 1% of the total content on the DLS. Only about half of these are TRS19 specific, meaning you only have...
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    In the U.S., easement defines the rights of any...

    In the U.S., easement defines the rights of any party, public or private, to reasonable access to another's property, particularly if the possessor has granted such access previously or enabled it...
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    Here's an alternative: Retain the DLC-level DRM...

    Here's an alternative: Retain the DLC-level DRM system that's been in place since TS12 SP1, and get rid of the whole-game DRM. That way, the DRM fans are happy, the payware creators think their...
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    First, I'd recommend looking up easement law:...

    First, I'd recommend looking up easement law: It's far different than you think. At worst, the painter would have to buy a new canvas, and that's assuming the painter painted without any...
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    The two statements contradict each other. How...

    The two statements contradict each other. How does a DRM system that would cause you to lose all of your OWN work "protect, however imperfectly, the rights of creators"?

    Nevertheless, regardless...
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    I would love one of the DRM-happy folks provide...

    I would love one of the DRM-happy folks provide at least one example of that ever happening. It hasn't, because it would assume a bankrupt company would 1. Still have enough money to develop such...
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    Probably not. First of all, you'd have to read...

    Probably not. First of all, you'd have to read the EULA, but it's extremely unlikely. Among other things, they say right in the system requirements that an internet connection is needed, so they've...
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    pware, it's clear that you are deliberately and...

    pware, it's clear that you are deliberately and intentionally trying to confuse the community by conflating the DLC-level DRM system with the whole-game DRM system, even though they are separate.
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    Thank you, but the correct term is Q.E.D. ...

    Thank you, but the correct term is Q.E.D.

    Pware, I really depend on very little of it in my personal life. Also, the internet is not the end-all, be-all of human existence that some seem to...
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    Well said. But, I'll add, these are two very good...

    Well said. But, I'll add, these are two very good reasons not to make or, at least, not to share, content for this game.
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    You mean that companies like N3V will never go...

    You mean that companies like N3V will never go out of business, and therefore leave their customers with a non-functional product? (Apparently, N3V is immune from the laws of finance that govern...
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    I designed one in Trainz to work with my signals....

    I designed one in Trainz to work with my signals. The problem with using an external interface is there is no good way to get it to talk to the Trainz software. The keyboard is the only method I can...
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    Well, then that seals the deal: I won't be buying...

    Well, then that seals the deal: I won't be buying TRS19 or developing content for it. Frankly, I'm even less willing to create for previous versions at this point.

    The problem with the excessive...
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    There's a tool called TransDEM that allows you to...

    There's a tool called TransDEM that allows you to create terrain with a high degree of accuracy, though I'm only used it to model relatively recent terrain features. Odds are, any data from the 50's...
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    I'd get the T:ANE Deluxe Boxed version, if you...

    I'd get the T:ANE Deluxe Boxed version, if you intend to upgrade. That way, you aren't forced to deal with online issues if you don't want to. All else being equal, it's a better performer than...
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    Welcome back, John!

    Welcome back, John!
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    Amazon has a lot of refurbed PCs for the price...

    Amazon has a lot of refurbed PCs for the price you're looking for. Search on "HP Windows 7" and look through the list. Try to get an i5-35xx, not an i3. The amount of memory is much less important.
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    The other two possibilities are: 1. This is a red...

    The other two possibilities are: 1. This is a red herring, and no one else is confusing game-wide DRM with content protection DRM; or 2. payware content creators were given false info that the...
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    Why would content creators who provide payware...

    Why would content creators who provide payware DLC care at all about whole-game DRM? It's the DLC DRM system is what would be relevant, the one that's been around since TS12 SP1. Despite generally...
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    pware, in bringing up the fact that Trainz is...

    pware, in bringing up the fact that Trainz is largely useless with out the DLS, Helpdesk, etc. you unwittingly made the strongest possible case against DRM: It's unnecessary.

    Without a First...
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    The fact, as Malc pointed out, that Auran already...

    The fact, as Malc pointed out, that Auran already went out of business is enough reason for concern. It's happened once, it can happen again.

    Were N3V to go out of business, there is virtually no...
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    Similarly, I will not create content for TRS19...

    Similarly, I will not create content for TRS19 and later BECAUSE it has DRM,. For me, it's because I've invested too much time in my content to have it effectively deleted with the flick of a switch....
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