yeah, for the full product, it's about £30 or over, but thats a complete rip off for something that doesn't look as real as the real thing, whereas sim sig looks very realistic, it's free and it actually looks like a control centre from a IECC
Also, Simsig covers a far larger area, normally either the full area of the PSB/IECC or a collection of small boxes. I've had a go at the PC Rail trial versions but have not been impressed as the small area reduces the challenge. And yorkie, nothing has changed from what you have said as far as I can see.
It's a bit unfair to say it's unrealistic, since Norwich, like many of the other places moddeled in PC-Rail, isn't controlled from an IECC, so actually, a sim-sig version would be unrealistic to (and infact, since sim-sig is an IECC simulation, but he can't simulate IECC due to the contract with NR, no Sim-Sig simulations are going to be "realistic"). Sadly no-one has created a signalling simuation that accuratly represents a real NX pannel, which AFAIK cover most of the route milage in this country. AFAIK, the track layout on all the PC-Rail sims is perfectly accurate, as are other important features. The mechanical signalling simulations on PC-Rail are very realstic, and I don't know of anything that simulates them as well, with block bells and everything. My only real critisism is that it that their simulations are quite expensive, especially considering the quite low milage covered, but perhaps we are spolied by Sim-Sig being free.