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QUESTION: Dear Larry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geometric_shapes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy

Straight line segments
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclic_polygon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balbis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octagon

Curved
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuleaux_triangle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagram

Not composed of circular arcs
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedean_spiral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_ellipse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_(geometric_shape)

Do you feel by using different types of Geometrical Shapes viz Ellipse, Pentagon, Astroid etc can help in modeling different types of Railroads i.e. aid in actual construction of new rail routes as well as help in constructing railroads toys for the same.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: NO NO NO NO

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QUESTION: Dear Larry

Thank you.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/railroad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geometric_shapes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game

Also is it possible to design and develop new computer games and video games modeling new rail routes/tracks ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hi Prasant,

While it is possible to design and develop new games/simulations, there are already a number of companies already producing same.  Go to this link at Wikipedia to find some of them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_simulator

Perhaps it would be better for you to work with/for them rather than "re-inventing the wheel".  They are always updating their products and they might be on the lookout for new ideas.

Best of luck to you in your endeavors,

Enwhycentral
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 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Dear Larry Thank you. Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar

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