Moderator: TTDPatch Moderators
- Louie Armstrong
- Posts: 4053
- Joined: 03 Dec 2003 23:02
- Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire - England
Now im not a complete know it all on how modern railways work, but im pretty sure when something gets old they dont just sell it and buy a brand new one, thats not cost effective. which in turn led me to think would it not be possible to have an option within the depot screen to refit/refurbish/modernise engines, say extending their life by half of what their maximum life is.
For example a Class 37 for ease of writing in Pikkas excellent UK renewal Set has a working life of 22 years, but when it gets old and suposedly needs replacing, you have the option to
A) Sell it buy a new one
B) refurb/refit/modernise and extend its useful working life by 11 years.
Obviously this would be done at cost, say at a percentage of the price, maybe half the price of a new one as you are only getting half the life span. or at a definable percentage of the total price. this would simulate the installation of new technologies safety features or what not. I think maybe it would be limited to maybe once or twice per loco but not sure if that is possible.
Also on an eye candy note, it would allow you to keep some of the earlier liveries on your trains that bit longer. cos im a stickler for the liveries in the early 90's
Your views, ideas, expansions or criticisms appreciated. Maybe even a patch dev might look at this.
Official TT-Jewel Staite FanClub
Official TT-Ellen Page FanClub
Official TT-Hayley Williams FanClub
Official TT-generic yet cute emo woman FanClub
jonty-comp wrote:I accidentally wedged my frigate between some rocks. D:
Twice the cost of a new train to maintain an old one for enthusiast purposes? That's not far from being right in theoretical terms.
For Information on TTD Patch Click Here
For Information on Building a Network (FAST) Click Here
For Information on Building a Network as a Challenge (SLOW) Click Here
For Help on the Different Signalling Types Click Here
Before Asking a Question, Please use the Forums Search Function Here and if you do Ask a Question, Please Provide as much Detail as Possible.
If you do not get a Crash Log when TTDPatch Crashes, Follow the Olly Debug Instructions Here and Post the Resulting Screenshot with your Problem.
Perhaps because the manufacturer (Pikkabird Industries ?) has decided to discontinue availability after a certain date?PikkaBird wrote:I fail to see how this is much different from replacing an old locomotive with a new locomotive of the same type.
How artificial ... but that works too.Dave Worley wrote:As I recall... Pikka's set is meant to be played with enginespersist on...
Not really (although I personally do). The retirement dates for vehicles in my sets take refurbishment into consideration.Dave Worley wrote:As I recall... Pikka's set is meant to be played with enginespersist on...
See. If you do it, I do itPikkaBird wrote:Not really (although I personally do). The retirement dates for vehicles in my sets take refurbishment into consideration.Dave Worley wrote:As I recall... Pikka's set is meant to be played with enginespersist on...
Plus there should be some trade up value- EMD had an aggressive buy back policy- many second generation Geeps rode on FT sand early F unit trucks I have read, due to this policy, and many railroads did their own 'kitbashing' of locomotives. I've seen a Rock Island SW series switcher that had an ALCO HH series hood on it. Funny looking unit, but it saved them money and it ran.
Oh, the possibilities this has!
It would be a dream come true, but the nightmare would be in the coding.Railwaymodeler wrote: ... Oh, the possibilities this has!
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest