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    I hope a little intended good humor won't disturb the masses!



    What happens in 61 years when Trainz becomes...TRS80?







    I also hope that joke/pun does not need explanation as anyone who learned to program computers in public school/in the US/in the late 1970's/early 1980s should get this in a heartbeat.
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    Hopefully it will include a Commodore (Hudson) locomotive.... :O)
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    ... and updates will be available via cassette tape
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    Tell you what, sometimes it feels like I'm trying to play Trainz on an old Tandy...

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    I certainly won't be around to see it, but I'm sure it will look better than this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRrrubQkthg
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    TRS-80 Model 1 Level 2 (16k, cassette deck and green screen) was my first computer. Loved it to bits.

    Had it for three or four years before upgrading to a BBC Micro - still my alltime favourite machine of the era.

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    I also had a TRS-80 Level 2 and learned programming in BASIC. Since then I have never been without a home computer. After the Tandy I had a succession of Macs - the first had both the operating system and the program on one floppy disk. I still have a Mac which must be well over 25 years old - perhaps I'll try it one day to see if it still works, although the battery will probably be flat.
    I understand that old Macs are now collectable, and that enthusiasts will pay a good price.
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    Most of the Auran\N3V rolling stock and cab interiors, still look the same now.

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    I looked at these systems myself but opted for a Visual V-1050 because I got a big employee discount on their expensive system. The system came with a green-screen 9-inch display, Keytronics keyboard, 2 Floppy Drives, 128K of RAM (bank-switched), 32 K video RAM, and had an expansion port to handle an external hard drive in addition to the standard serial and Centronics printer port. The software package alone was amazing and contained the OS, CP/M Plus (CP/M 3.0), DR Graph, Microsoft Multiplan, C-Basic, Z80-Assembler - linker and compiler, and Word Star. The system also could read other software released for DEC, Osborne, Kaypro and others as well as emulate various terminals directly including Visual's own products, and those by DEC and others.

    After using the system, I gave it to a neighbor when I 'upgraded' to a PC Compatible in 1986. I still kick myself in the pants for giving the system away, because it's actually worth something today as a collectors item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Hilliam View Post
    I certainly won't be around to see it, but I'm sure it will look better than this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRrrubQkthg



    Hay Tony, what route is that? Looks so cool! Where can I get it??






    (of course I'm being sarcastic. Just echoing what I read so many times in the forum when people post a screenie.)

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    If a version ever comes out made specifically and only for OSX I hope it's named SD90MAC..
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    You guys are showing your age. Myself, I had Apple II+ used a cassette deck and a tv channel 34, I think, as a monitor. Never had as much fun as with that baby.

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    Hey Tony, I'm with these other guys. T:ANE doesn't look all that much different than that video! Would not mind having the route and session!
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    I had an TRS80 Model 1, many models of Tandy Color Computer, Commodore 64, Atari 1200, Tandy 1000 PC/PCjr compatible, many makes and models of PC compatibles, a few notebooks, and two tablets.

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    I had a TRS80 way back in the 1970s. TRS80s were much better at generating random numbers and at sorting numbers than the PC is. A TRS80 could come up with over 100 random numbers without any repeats and you could specify the max and min numbers.
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