After DaveW's recommendation thread, i finally thought i might start one of these
The plan is to follow the life of a single company from 1860 through at least 100-years till i get bored, the company has to focus on PAX and MAIL transport at all times, unless there is a cashflow problem, in which case it is permitted to branch off to nearby industries and serve them. The only exception to this is once ALL Cities/Towns/Villages have been connected, then Industrial routes can be formed around the PAX network, but must still link in, even if freight is provided with additional lines. Therefore, all routes must be connected to the same central network, there must be NO independent networks for any reason; if a route can't be joined, it cant be built; simple as that.
Forbid 90 degree turns is ON, and i am to build tracks as "realistically" as OTTD allows
I am NOT allowed to cheat, certainly for money, however build-whilst-paused is activated in the advanced options.
GRFs are in the many, but core GRFs include; UKRS2(+), FIRS (My first real game using this btw, normally i use PBI), UK Roadset, TTBRS, TAi, eGRVTS and a multitude of station sets
First Up; It's 1860, and the wealthy village of Repool has commissioned the newly formed Repool Transport to provide a short line to the nearby town of Sesberg for commuter purposes. Sherhatton-on-sea has decided to wait on a link, not seeing any immediate benefit, given that Sesberg is so near.
Deciding that the opportunity to expand may present itself, Repool Transport (RT) decides to leave a redundant track for a platform to be added at Repool, and a double track station at Sesberg for further expansion
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Repool Transport, 13th Jan 1860.png [274.64 KiB]
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A depot to service the line is added just outside Repool shortly after
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Within a few months of the Repool-Sesberg Line been opened, Sherhatton-on-sea decides that it too could benefit from a line to Sesberg, and Repool transport is asked to build it. Within the space of months Sherhatton is given a station
File comment: Sherhatton - Sesberg
Repool Transport, 8th Mar 1860_1.png [151.88 KiB]
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More to come soon; I'm already some years into this game and have many, many, more shots to crop and edit. RT is currently going through a massive station refurbishment program along its network as demand has grown massively.