Many of you are worryed that when Microsoft Train Simulator comes out that the Model Railroading industry and Railfaning hobbys will be threatened. I disagree Severly Disagree There will still be nothing like going trickside and photographing, or watching that intermodel, mixed freight, or coal drag go by. Nothing like riding a excursion behind a 1800 or early 1900 steam locomotive. Nothing like building and operating a model railroad of any size tipe or scale. (DCC or DC) Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) was made by the same team designing Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) Many people who play MSFS actually go to get real flight training after playing that game, or become Plane fans (the hard to beleve but true flight equivalent of a railfan) some even build model planes. If anything I think it may help the industry/hobby. now sure someone cant drive a train in real life as easy as someone can go to learn how to fly a plane for instance. (In some cases having a ton of railfans learning to drive trains might be a bad thing) but it will may be able to help the model industrys and railfaning itself. Playing that game might be the one thing that persuades the nonmodeler to become a modeler and build a layout. Now granted there will be those who buy the game who are modelers and probily never touch there layout again but those people were probily the "my layout doubles as a storage table" armchair modeler to begain with. Personally I dont expect Train Simulator to be to entirely popular with the general "TrainHating" public. but for those who do buy it, it might be that last thing they need to become "one of us" (Yes E-8 I know this topic probily should be in the club car but I want the people who dont visit that Board to see this to.) ------------------ Theres no such thing as having to many coal hoppers or GP40-2 when you model Chessie System LONG LIVE THE KITTEN!!! LONG LIVE BIG BLUE!!! I looked at DCC... and stayed DC!