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Ah well, I enjoyed the dream while it lasted. I suppose I could just squint a little and pretend like I do on other routes but it not the same.

As an aside, while I can understand that modern era is easier to research and create I'm not sure how it can be described as more popular since there isn't any blue-era route DLC to compare the sales against.

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1S811985 wrote:As an aside, while I can understand that modern era is easier to research and create I'm not sure how it can be described as more popular since there isn't any blue-era route DLC to compare the sales against.1S81
I'd hazard a guess (certainly by RSC's facebook page) that their core audience is the younger crowd, who are only interested in rolling stock and routes that they can relate to, hence the endless requests for units etc. I certainly can't get enthused to the same degree or describe a 156 for example as 'hellfire'...but that is where the money is to be made.

Also, can we get the thread title renamed to something better as we now know what the route will be?
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Kev

I wouldn't let RSC stop you given how far you've got. Just don't embark on any Standard 4s ;-)

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bdy26 wrote:Kev

I wouldn't let RSC stop you given how far you've got. Just don't embark on any Standard 4s ;-)

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I won't be dumping it of course, but at the same time I do wish I could get something published that isn't what most non-UKTS users would consider a 'copy' of the version they got on Steam. I suppose me being slow at what I do is mostly to blame, but regardless of what better job I could do with it, I'm sure most devs would agree that creating a duplicate doesn't get the author nearly as much recognition by the overall fan-base as a unique release would (as there wouldn't be a problem with doing duplicates then, if that wasn't the case).

Being in college now I do unfortunately have to put the focus of these projects on the finances, although it wouldn't be much of an income anyway I still could use some form of a cash flow. So doing a second duplicate wouldn't make much sense at the moment given that I could get better results out of doing something which isn't already being done...

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If your really looking for ideas how about the class 180 as that would go quite well with afew routes we have.
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Class 442! Ideal for both London to Brighton and the Portsmouth Direct. Can't believe this has never been developed either by RSC or third party. I think it must be cursed. :evilbat:
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K2rover wrote:Class 442! Ideal for both London to Brighton and the Portsmouth Direct. Can't believe this has never been developed either by RSC or third party. I think it must be cursed. :evilbat:
Merlin75 wrote:If your really looking for ideas how about the class 180 as that would go quite well with afew routes we have.
There is a good reason why I can't do a 442, as much as I'd like to do one (my favorite unit on the BML actually), I'd be complicating matters with certain people, and I'd be wasting hard work at the end of the day, which is all I'm allowed to say...

I already have a few ideas (and that was one of them), but I have a unit which I loved to drive in MSTS days which I'll be keen to get to work on once the holidays come round (as a secondary project behind the 377). I'll be waiting until then so I can try to get organised with a publisher and obtain a good collection of source photos. However the key to waiting till then is to see if anyone else tries to do it first, so I don't get sideswiped again by my eagerness... :)

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Irishguy: I have been following your 377 development with much interest and I have to agree with K2rover that a 442 would be very desirable indeed for the L2B route (as would a C313 lol) and really miss it being there. Don't berate yourself for being slow, I can't imagine whats involved in producing these models so you have my respect.

Sorry about going off topic but had to chip in there...

ON-Topic note: Looking forward to this class 91 too! :D

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Here's hoping it'll be out by Christmas.

I hope they include the Hertford Loop, maybe throw in a 365.

Regardless, very excited for this, day one buy methinks.
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Great :D :D I loved the MSTS version so I'm looking forward to this one!! :D :D Hopefully it will come with class 91 + Mk4s + DVT and class 313 :D :D
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2014 will be a good year!

All I want for Christmas is for this release to not be rushed out early and for RSC to take care getting the details right. Its a big route, so unless this has been in production for sum months I would hope this is not pushed for a Christmas release.

I will conclude that this is a positive step for RSC. A modern version of the route will still give room for people to create lots more Rail Tour themed scenarios. Hopefully this will satisfy the widest range of TS2014 players.

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Merlin75 wrote:If your really looking for ideas how about the class 180 as that would go quite well with afew routes we have.
I agree, Hull Trains & Grand Central 180 for London - Peterborough, Just Trains Newcastle - York Modern, plus First Great Western for London - Oxford. :)
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Mr395008 wrote:
Merlin75 wrote:If your really looking for ideas how about the class 180 as that would go quite well with afew routes we have.
I agree, Hull Trains & Grand Central 180 for London - Peterborough, Just Trains Newcastle - York Modern, plus First Great Western for London - Oxford. :)

I've also always been big on model railways and it's always annoyed me that neither Hornby or Bachmann have made a class 180 at any stage. I have an ECML based model railway set between Retford and Doncaster and it's the one modern image piece of rolling stock which is conspicuous by it's absence. I'd love a Hull Trains 180 in either the model rail or simulator world!
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Varney wrote: I certainly can't get enthused to the same degree or describe a 156 for example as 'hellfire'...but that is where the money is to be made.
I certainly agree about being unable to get that worked up about units. I'm not saying that they're rubbish or anything, the 150/2 is a delight for example, but I want to be transported back to my youth and sprinters are at least a decade too late for that!

Well, there's money to be made out of me by anyone who comes up with a decent blue era route. RSC appear, sadly, to be trapped in a false dichotomy when it comes to routes: It's either steam or modern and there's nothing in between.

I think there's a huge and as yet unexploited market in-between, and if its down to the third party sector to cash in then so much the better in my view.

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