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Accurate behaviour for steam, diesel and electric traction including trains with multiple locos.
Signals which correctly protect the train and permit complex timetabled operations.
Multi-user mode in which any timetabled train can be driven in person or by computer.
Jul 2017 The Elvas Tower forum plays a major role in developing Open Rails but has been closed to non-members following a dispute. All of the Open Rails sub-forums are now open again and becoming a member is easier too.
Feb 2017 3D cabs available commercially - see video.
In his Series 5, Nicholas Ozorak publishes a review of the fictional Full Bucket Line running in Open Rails.
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Improvements arriving in v0.9 of Open Rails are demonstrated by one of the project team.