I built the "minimum tiles" tables by comparing the maximum speeds of trains with the speed limits for corners, and sorting the results by the year that the train was designed. The table basically answers the question "If I want all the trains available between year X and year Y to travel at their maximum speeds, how many spaces do I need to leave between corners?"
After adding a hefty dose of fudge, I got to the recommendations on the page.
Andrew-sayers 08:14, 22 January 2008 (CET)
I put a speed limit of ">12" in some places because Game mechanics doesn't specify what the speed limits are after that. If there's no limit, please replace all the ">12"s with "13"s.
Andrew-sayers 08:20, 22 January 2008 (CET)
- Might be nice to make those recommended distance tables into one crosstab - year down the side, climate across the top - more compact. Mintra 00:08, 9 February 2008 (CET)
- I considered that. I'm certainly not opposed to the idea - it would look nicer and would make the ranges of time more obvious - but when you're in a game, you don't really care how your climate compares to others. If nobody else feels like putting the work in, I'll probably think of a nice user-friendly layout (possibly a crosstab) some day when I next have a bout of TTDing. Andrew-sayers 01:26, 9 February 2008 (CET)
- That day is today. I've got a better rule of thumb for people to follow in-game, and a nice small table to consult whilst strategising. Andrew-sayers 21:05, 24 February 2008 (CET)
It might be possible to reduce some of the values in the tables - other than the SH 125, I assumed that all trains could be as long as you like without speed penalty. For example, if a train should need 6 squares to turn, but can only carry 9 carriages without losing speed, then I've counted that as a 6 where it would be more accurate to count it as a 5. Then again, recommending that people lay all-new track every 5 years is probably a bad plan. Andrew-sayers 01:26, 9 February 2008 (CET)
The 90° turn picture is irritating, for it shows a 180° turn. What kind of corner do you really mean?
- I mean 90 - fixed now. Andrew-sayers 19:15, 10 February 2008 (CET)
Train Loading Speed?
"Trains take much longer to load and unload if they're longer than the station they're in, so trains longer than the longest station have bigger problems than speed limits."
This is nice advice, but what does it have to do with corners? Not that this isn't sound advice or anything, it just seems like it distracts from the point of the page. If no one objects, I feel that this should be taken out...k728 (talk)