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« Reply #260 on: Dec 25th, 2012, 10:38pm »
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I have just gotten Trainz simulator. Has some one made the E&N route public?  


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« Reply #261 on: Dec 31st, 2012, 8:23pm »
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Not to the best of my knowledge.  Chris Schwann was working on a Train Simulator E&N route, had a lot done, but never got released for some unknown reason (of which I'm still hoping to find out).
 
Can't say I've heard of much effort to bring it to Trainz either.
 
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« Reply #262 on: Apr 11th, 2013, 7:49pm »
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i've started to build some things for a garden R.R. which will start as soon as I buy some property on V.I. Everything is scratch built to 1/32 or 1/35. Will have a logging show with steel spar and grapple, as well as some logging trucks and  a Euclid or two. Canfor's Englewood division in the late 50's and early 60's will be the time frame as that is when I was living there. Will try posting a couple pics.


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« Reply #263 on: Apr 11th, 2013, 7:51pm »
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« Reply #265 on: Apr 11th, 2013, 7:56pm »
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« Reply #266 on: Apr 11th, 2013, 7:57pm »
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« Reply #267 on: Apr 11th, 2013, 9:19pm »
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Dude I love it. Now you just need some speeders running the crew out and you are golden.

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I am interested in learning and preserving the history of the railway on Vancouver Island. With a lot of the History taken away we must work hard to insure our kids have the ability to watch and ride the rails we have left and enjoy seeing so much.
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« Reply #268 on: Apr 11th, 2013, 10:50pm »
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thanks, have done the drawings and have turned the wheels for a speeder but may have trouble with the power. Thought I'd make some of the married quarters and the office commisary pier at the old Englewood camp as well as the d-load, but my house is rapidly filling.

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« Reply #269 on: Apr 12th, 2013, 1:11am »
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Put the power in a tool trailer it could tow. They did also have the ability to run in tandem but then you would have to build 2, one with just the power.

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I am interested in learning and preserving the history of the railway on Vancouver Island. With a lot of the History taken away we must work hard to insure our kids have the ability to watch and ride the rails we have left and enjoy seeing so much.
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« Reply #270 on: Apr 12th, 2013, 1:51am »
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Never seen trees that big on the real railroad!  

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« Reply #271 on: Apr 18th, 2013, 11:53pm »
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Those are amazing models Woodbutcher! Your scratchbuilding skills are spectacular!

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« Reply #272 on: Aug 13th, 2013, 2:10am »
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What does a guy do when he is burnt out with all the doom and gloom on this forum and he gone through his 120th meeting with the Director of Household Affairs to try and get some space for a real model railroad. He gives up and becomes an armchair computer nut who invents his own virtual railroad with it's own problems. I took one of my HO track plan concepts I posted a while back and expanded upon it, bringing it into a real world environment complete with towns industries and DEM terrain. I then connected it with another real isolated railway on the Sunshine Coast.  
 
Below is a map of the railroad I am working on and is located on the Sunshine Coast and has mainline run of 62 miles. The railway is CN's answer to the E&N. The railroad is completely fictional however it has it's roots in an old logging railway which ran these parts and two prototype isolated rail operations on the Sunshine Coast, one of which is still in operation at Port Mellon. It also takes advantage of the dangerous waters of the Sechelt Inlet which limits ocean vessel transport to give a reason for traffic to exist. How many bodies of ocean water have rapids and whirlpools which easily can send a vessel to the bottom. Take a look at some Youtube clips and you will see what I am referring to. I have basically taken what exists in the real world on the East side of the Sunshine Coast and thrown it on the inlet side and connected it with a rail line. A rail line which CN has chased the traffic on instead of letting it go, much like they have done on the real Lulu Island network of branch lines. Below the map are a couple of shots of my work so far which has been off and on whenever I am bitten by the model railroading bug. This route is a test bed for a real E&N route which the track is already down for and I did a post at Train-sim.com a while back. For those wondering about the physics in TS2013, I have fixed them in my own way after weeks of experimentation, they are getting to what were available in MSTS.



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« Reply #273 on: Aug 13th, 2013, 2:34am »
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South end of the Williamson Landing yard, the Wellcox of this railway.


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« Reply #274 on: Aug 13th, 2013, 2:37am »
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Yard A (Arrival), B (Departure) & C (Ferry Assembly) tracks.


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« Reply #275 on: Aug 13th, 2013, 2:41am »
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Engine terminal and carshop, influenced by E&N's Victoria shops. CN's Branchline power is a little heavier than the E&N's using SD40-2's and SD60Fs as are used on their branchlines.


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« Reply #276 on: Aug 13th, 2013, 2:43am »
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First online industry, a Canfor lumber mill which exports lumber to the mainland and generates woodchips for the Pulp Mill at Lamb Bay on the Sechelt Inlet.


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« Reply #277 on: Aug 13th, 2013, 2:45am »
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A shot of the Lamb Bay freight preparing to depart the Williamson Landing yard with 38 cars. Lamb Bay is the railway's Port Alberni.


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« Reply #278 on: Aug 15th, 2013, 10:12pm »
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What a great concept, ENR3005.  I've had similar ideas, except extending the line to Squamish and perhaps finding a way to get trains to Powell River (but that would need a rail barge across Jervis Inlet).
 
For some reason, your shot of Williamson Landing reminds me of the CN ferry dock at Prince Rupert.
 
Thanks for sharing your ideas!


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« Reply #279 on: Nov 18th, 2013, 9:36pm »
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Just wondered if anyone had any pics of Hennie (I think the spellings right) transport trucks?    They had a great slogan "big or tinnie just call Hennie".  I am going to put one or two on the layout.  Just looking for some old island things to bring home the old feel.   thanks.

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