Welcome to Armchair Operators

 
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
When one of you lot actually runs a train, you can get promoted to the REAL operators forum.

Cheers
David

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  philbert metaSHAFT Developer

Location: In the conservatory, with a candlestick
David,

I reset the suggestion that 'TRANZIT PHIL pty' is not a 'real' operator.  I'll have you know that I (or was it TRANZIT PHIL pty, I can't remember) operated a train in revenue service from 1pm til 4pm last Sunday.  I made approximately 40 trips, carrying 4 passengers at $1.50 each - and I have the burns on my fingers and soot in my hair to prove it!

Now, how can a transport tycoon with over $200 revenue in a single day be referred to as an 'armchair operator'?
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
ummmm, does anyone else feel that this joke has kind of run its course? Yes it was a great laugh and I know RP's mission is waste time and bandwidth, but isnt this just a wee bit too far?

Regards
Tranzit Duff
  philbert metaSHAFT Developer

Location: In the conservatory, with a candlestick
Umm... yeah, okay - I'll stop now
  JGS Moderator Well. We'll see about THAT!

Location: Junee NSW
Stop what? Stop the joke or stop the train?

Phew, over $200 in a single day ?

I like those figures!

Cheers,
Matt
  philbert metaSHAFT Developer

Location: In the conservatory, with a candlestick
Stop what? Stop the joke or stop the train?
"MattAustin"

The joke. I'll never stop the train... well, except at the station.
  colinw Chief Commissioner

Photos please!!!!! Wink
  philbert metaSHAFT Developer

Location: In the conservatory, with a candlestick

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  Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
What are the chances of getting the ATTACKS AGAINST `TRANZIT JIM pty'. Support in here. thread unlocked????? purdy please
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
I'll call mine JR Australiasia....

Logo, pics coming soon
  PClark Chief Commissioner

I agree with duffy that this "TRANZIT" stuff has run it's course.  One eccentric (to say the least) posting has multiplied into 12 threads with, at last count, 412 replies.

C'mon guys, get a life.
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
Just say something funny when there's something funny to be said, and when there isn't, they'll go the way of the One Word Thread.
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
412 replies
"PClark"


what david would have been after in the first place i imagine...
  E350 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Where 1210 is...or Sydney
Do you acctually need Transport Tycoon of some sort to play this?
  xtrapolis954m Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in HBE
Quick Question, what exactly IS Armchair Opperations about?

Confused, Lachlan.
  xtrapolis954m Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in HBE
Quick Question, what exactly IS Armchair Opperations about?

Confused, Lachlan.
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
It all started when Tranzit Phil started up in response to Tranzit Jim. Then others wanted to be in on the action, and so a new forum was made for them.

Basically, it's for people who say they're going to start up a railway operating company, and say they're going to do the most amazing things, and never do them. The original Tranzit Jim seems to think it IS possible (despite assurances from several people with at least ten times his "clue factor" that it is NOT) but the rest are just saying things because it's worth a laugh.
  psr85 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sandringham Line, Melbourne
I think its getting a little overboard though, like i'm interested in seeng what TJ has to say, and "aparently it's true" - but the other threads appearing are kind of annoying... but i guess tahts the whole point of this forum...
  Foamer85 Chief Commissioner

Location: Was Quorn (which is better than Tarcoola) But now Adelaide
thats correct psr85, if you don't like this particular forum then you don't need to visit it, we just like to live our dreams and here is a space to air these wild wild dreams...
FCRS was a joke i started about 5 years ago and until now i never had the chance to publicly annouce my dreams!
  Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
Majority of the "NEW OPERATOR SOON" threads are just a joke taking the mickey out of tranzit jim, but some of them are just people living out their dreams, hence this forum is here. As stated above, tranzit phil was the first thread to take the mickey out of tranzit jim, then others just followed him.

I am sure that this forum will go the way of the one and three word posts, and eventually be locked out or just dye of lack of interest.

Isnt it funny how the support for tranzit jim thread is quickly moving down to the bottom of the ranks.

Cheers

Mick
  409 Minister for Railways

I am sure that this forum will go the way of the one and three word posts, and eventually be locked out or just dye of lack of interest.


It is interesting to look back and see what has ahppened in three months. This forum is alive and well with new operators coming onto the scene and a battle to stop Pathetic Irrational in iots track for domination for the operating market. Unions have been formed and perhaps most important of all, the United Railways Organisation. I am glad to see how this forum has allowed people to take the back seat of there dreams and see how there companies have either flourished or floundered in the drifts. It is good to see the URO up and running and railfan events about to take place. GOOD ONE ARMCHAIR OPERATORS! Very Happy
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Well it's nice to know that the Illawarra Escarpment Funicular Scenic Railway actually has another potential area of existence besides my fertile(ized) imagination  Laughing

I thought that this forum was super serious and was only for folk with trainsims - which is why I've never looked in till now.
  rasberrycoke Junior Train Controller

Location: Willaston SA
I must admit that my rail knowledge is a little small compared to 'other transport'

is it possible to make operators for buses and trams?
  Wizzie Chief Train Controller

Location: Cambridge Park, NSW
Talk to MGH about that.
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
Standard procedure for making an Armchair Operator: Think it up, make it good, and email the entire text to moderators@Railpage.com.au - if we think it's good, we'll start it for you.

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