Posts by Sniffa

    Sniffa .. what server are you seeing different numbers on? standard or Express?

    HMR has posted for 2 Express servers so far

    Tower Bridge - Express

    I wonder if the new tonnage has had an effect on the way people are pushing the cities. 11th place is at level 42 now with #1 at 43 and most of the EG cities still pushing for levels.

    Can you please check our calculations based on the current situation in a city

    Basic tonnage for level 33 is 46,000.

    Active players is 113, so 1.13^.5 is 1.06

    Express calculator is 3.

    3*1.06*46,000 = 146280

    The spreadsheet is saying 98,286.

    Which is correct, if either?

    As 12hrs is an extremely long time on the *4 servers shouldn't the delay before a sitter can take over have been reduced?

    For example I am off to work shortly on an 11hr night shift. Normally it wouldn't be an issue, but on a *4 server that is 1/8th of the era. By the time I return the bank will have been full for several hours no doubt and there won't be any station building going on.

    I would like to drop a couple questions, just to hear everyone's thoughts...

    How do you like the Fast Forward 4x speed so far? Is there anything you would change?

    Would you like to see more speed options in the future (regular, 2x, 4x...)?

    I am enjoying the X4, however I would love to see a Steam over Europe version. It would be very interesting to see how the tactics altered on that.

    Can you please get (Rapid Rail) organised to have another run, preferably with pre-registration. We need at least one English only server

    I have mentioned this previously in this thread and a couple of other times over the years.

    It is especially relevant when you have many choices to haul from and you want the quickest route, rather than the biggest earner. This could be for a comp, especially pax, or in EG for example.

    A filter for bonus engines could be useful if applied to the cargo/pax so you can split the engines easier. I normally use my bonus engines as cash earners while the regular engines do the grinding until later on when red kite, bull etc are too slow to help much so they are put on supply routes but that is a personal thing, obviously

    Mecha-Heads are the cheapest but let down by both punctuality and quality so would be rejected, due to quality being the highest priority.

    Swiss Metal have the highest quality but are also the most expensive.

    General Machines are as punctual as Swiss Metal but are 2/3 of the price with lower durability.

    We are unaware of what difference the durability makes, ie how long a component from Swiss Metal will last in comparison to General machines. Does the 50% increase in price equate to 50% longer durability, or twice as long? Further tests would be needed to determine the actual surability. I would therefore recommend purchasing components from both Swiss Metal and General Machines for evaluation purposes.

    If further testing was not feasible then I would purchase from Swiss Metal due to their greater durability for only a 50% increase in price.

    Q1: Which wire is carrying the most weight?


    No difference

    Q2: Which object will not float on water?


    Q3: Which way will the boat go through the water?



    Q4: At which position will the moving pendulum travel the fastest?



    Q5: Where is the temperature change highest throughout the day?



    Q6: If cog A turns clockwise by 20 rotations, how will cog B turn?


    10 rotations anticlockwise

    Q7: To balance the bar, how much weight should be positioned on the left side?


    2.5 kg

    Q8: If block B is moved to the right by 20 cm, by how many centimetres will block A move upwards?


    20 cm

    Q9: A block slides down an inclined plane with an acceleration of A. If the mass of the block is doubled, how will this affect its acceleration?


    Acceleration will still be A

    Q10: If the right plunger is moved down by 5 cm, how much will the left plunger move up?


    Less than 5 cm