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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 11:11 #127784
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensible_Train_Spotting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nG2mzYMRNI

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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 13:02 #127787
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Amazing stuff!

We already have hellfire for some quality bashing time.

Also cajun rail is the, best typo ever and its now making me very hungry.

"We don't stop camborne wednesdays"
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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 13:21 #127788
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Reminds me of some of the railway games on the ZX Spectrum which were my introduction to railway signalling (RTC Penzance was my very first.) Produced mainly by two companies, Dee-Kay Systems and Ashley Greenup.

Greenup's range included a spotting series, 1960's Locospotter, 1984 Locospotter and 1994 Locospotter. I only ever played the 1984 version.

Most (if not all) can played on a Speccy emulator and are available from the World of Spectrum archive.

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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 15:34 #127791
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sloppyjag in post 127788 said:
Reminds me of some of the railway games on the ZX Spectrum which were my introduction to railway signalling (RTC Penzance was my very first.) Produced mainly by two companies, Dee-Kay Systems and Ashley Greenup.

Greenup's range included a spotting series, 1960's Locospotter, 1984 Locospotter and 1994 Locospotter. I only ever played the 1984 version.

Most (if not all) can played on a Speccy emulator and are available from the World of Spectrum archive.
You can also find some of them here: http://bbcmicro.co.uk

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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 17:40 #127795
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sloppyjag in post 127788 said:
Reminds me of some of the railway games on the ZX Spectrum which were my introduction to railway signalling (RTC Penzance was my very first.) Produced mainly by two companies, Dee-Kay Systems and Ashley Greenup.

Greenup's range included a spotting series, 1960's Locospotter, 1984 Locospotter and 1994 Locospotter. I only ever played the 1984 version.

Most (if not all) can played on a Speccy emulator and are available from the World of Spectrum archive.
I used to have one that was Class 50 control, or something like that, whereby you allocated engines to trains or to works as the hours rolled up. I recall I had it on a disk for my AMSTRAD (still have it somewhere) and found you could open the program up, which was in BASIC, and I added in range of different traction.

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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 17:46 #127797
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Peter Bennet in post 127795 said:
sloppyjag in post 127788 said:
Reminds me of some of the railway games on the ZX Spectrum which were my introduction to railway signalling (RTC Penzance was my very first.) Produced mainly by two companies, Dee-Kay Systems and Ashley Greenup.

Greenup's range included a spotting series, 1960's Locospotter, 1984 Locospotter and 1994 Locospotter. I only ever played the 1984 version.

Most (if not all) can played on a Speccy emulator and are available from the World of Spectrum archive.
I used to have one that was Class 50 control, or something like that, whereby you allocated engines to trains or to works as the hours rolled up. I recall I had it on a disk for my AMSTRAD (still have it somewhere) and found you could open the program up, which was in BASIC, and I added in range of different traction.

Peter
Is it this one? http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2809

Or this one? http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2593

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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 19:24 #127800
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I remember playing these! for some reason I thought the loco controller sims were from SIAM but I must've been wrong.
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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 20:58 #127802
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jc92 in post 127800 said:
I remember playing these! for some reason I thought the loco controller sims were from SIAM but I must've been wrong.
SIAM do have a range of 'fleet manger' simulations; I haven't played either those or Ashley's though, so can't comment on what they're like.

"Don't stress/ relax/ let life roll off your backs./ Except for death and paying taxes/ everything in life.../ is only for now." (Avenue Q)
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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 22:22 #127803
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I have a load of these saved on my back-up drive.
Siam, Sigcentre and Rail Operator. The first two don't seem to be compatible with Win10 but Rail Operator does work.

I also have a folder called DOS with Edinburgh, Exeter and Preston in it, the exes don't work but maybe they needed launching through DOS, not that I can remember how to do that (can you still do that is that what run is these days?)

Also some of Ashley Greenup's train driver sims, again they don't seem to work any more.

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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 22:25 #127804
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Peter Bennet in post 127803 said:


I also have a folder called DOS with Edinburgh, Exeter and Preston in it, the exes don't work but maybe they needed launching through DOS, not that I can remember how to do that (can you still do that is that what run is these days?)
I've used a DOSBox to run a few of Siam's simulations in the past; it works OK. There's a very small amount of fiddling needed to point it at the .exe, and once launched it runs fine.

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Maybe Cajun Rail would like to licence this as a product 22/06/2020 at 22:34 #127805
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Just found one called Railrover which from memory was based on a freedom of Scotland railrover and you travelled around the country scoring new locos. Again that does not seem to work any more.

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Maybe Cajon Rail would like to licence this as a product 23/06/2020 at 00:13 #127806
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Peter Bennet in post 127805 said:
Just found one called Railrover which from memory was based on a freedom of Scotland railrover and you travelled around the country scoring new locos. Again that does not seem to work any more.

Peter
It's been superseded by Hellfire which covers the whole country now but is the same core concept.

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Maybe Cajon Rail would like to licence this as a product 25/06/2020 at 09:11 #127849
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I use DOSBox too for the DOS based SIAM programs. Easy to use, I put all the files in a single SIAM folder, and I mount the virtual driver on that. Then just type the desired .exe file name, press Enter, and enjoy the game :)

I have tried both SIAM and the older fleet manager games (or at least some of them) mentioned above, they are quite similar, but on different platforms (DOS/ZX/BBC).

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