From: east coast, usa
I might say that perceived issue is a symptom of large maps and lots of rail hexes, scenarios like Nach Frankreich and Directive 21. I say this because I have a lot of experience watching rail repair in those two scenarios, lol. I understand your concern, but point out two bits of the 'rule'. attempts to and will tend to . Just to have some fun clarifying these statements, let's say that I work for you, and I tell you that I will attempt to do a good job and that I will tend to be successful, would have much faith in my abilities as an employee? I hope not!
So that is my conclusion about Elmer repairing rails for us. It's not as good as we would like. Therefore, since I had some influence in both D21 and NF, I made sure that the player could have some influence in the process and hopefully avoid the frustrations.