It's great to see another update coming forth, really looking forward playing with some new vactrains
On a site note, do you based the trains on any real models/ideas, as you assigned the trains to certain national companies? Or are they purely fictive?
I am asking, because the names of the trains, I'm referring here mostly to Japanese and Chinese (/Russian/Indian), seem a little bit strange to me.
You named the Japanese Vactrain Shinkūkan, but the word shinkūkan refers to vacuum tubes, the ones used in old computers
, but not to a vactrain tube. Vactrain means in Japanese "shinkū chūbu ressha" (vacuum tube train), so I guess here lies the confusion.
May I suggest other names?
1. "kūchū" might be a legit acronym, as this was used in the fictive vactrain "kūchū dangan ressha" (airy hyper fast train) in an old science fiction manga by Shigeru Komatsuzaki (search the internet for 空中弾丸列車)
2. why not use a naming scheme like shinkansen, which means "new trunk line"? a possible name might be "shinkūsen" (vacuum line) or "kūchūsen" (airy line)
Second, why refer to Chinese, Russian and Indian vactrain as "Silk Dragon"?
First, the silk route doesn't go through either Russia, nor India ...
If you imagined a Chinese vactrain would be build and run by Russia or India, why is that?
I don't want to be overly critical, as this is just about naming or assigning certain flags to certain trains, so do as you like. This is just my two cents