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« Reply #40 on: Mar 2nd, 2005, 2:19pm »
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Looks awesome!! Must have taken forever to do that!!! BTW, ENR3005 is building the route by himself. I'm just painting equipment and beta testing an older version of the route. Unfortunately with me going to school in a few days I won't be able to work on the repaints anymore. I've got the 1001, 3809, 3870, 3876, and 3877 uploaded to train-sim.com with 2099, 6148, 6133, 6207, and the two SW1500's that RA was supposed to be sending out here, sitting on my hard drive.

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« Reply #41 on: Mar 2nd, 2005, 8:11pm »
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Actually it didn't take that long as the scenery is spawned using gantries, something that most route developers don't even know exist as part of the program. I have now converted half of the existing gantries to the new ones and will finish off the rest tonight. It is a little more framerate hungry then the last ones though the finished results are well worth it.

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« Reply #42 on: Mar 7th, 2005, 1:41pm »
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Over the weekend I finished off the molten sulphur transfer facility at Bryn Siding. This industry has intrigued me for a long time ever since  I saw it on Hugh Fraser's video back in the early 90s.  This was probally one of the more unique industries along the E&N. I modeled the unloading racks as close to the real ones as possible but due to poor image quality from the video I had to quess at how they were built. I used some photos of more modern unloading racks as a reference and freelanced the rest. The office is prototypical and uses textures taken from some of my photos during a trip to the island last year.

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« Reply #43 on: Mar 7th, 2005, 1:42pm »
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There were two different towers. One was a transfer tower and the other was an unloading tower.

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« Reply #44 on: Mar 7th, 2005, 4:43pm »
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Wow that's looking good. Can't wait to try out your route.  
 
There was also, as I'm sure you know, once a sulfur operation right at the far end of the line in Courtenay, right at the end of track. While it pre-dated my time exploring up there in the late 70's, you could still see sulfur all over the ground.
 
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« Reply #45 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 6:13pm »
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Today I am posting some shots of Courtenay. I almost have it done and I am now moving on to finishing Parksville and Qualicum. I mosted more over at Trainsim.com for now I am only posting a select few
 
First one ICG Propane


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« Reply #46 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 6:17pm »
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Pulling past Petro Canada depot and up to station

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« Reply #47 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 6:18pm »
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Waiting for the Dayliner to depart

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« Reply #48 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 6:19pm »
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Switching Buckerfields

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« Reply #49 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 6:20pm »
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Switching the CP Transport warehouse at the end of the line

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« Reply #50 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 6:22pm »
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Runaround move

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« Reply #51 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 6:23pm »
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Switching ICG - That it for now  

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« Reply #52 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 6:50pm »
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Looking really good!
 
In case you're interested, I seem to remember the small siding to Buckerfields having a small grade to it.
 
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« Reply #53 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 7:55pm »
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Looking really good!
 
In case you're interested, I seem to remember the small siding to Buckerfields having a small grade to it.
 
Cheers.
 
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I will have to regrade that piece of track in the near future, I have never seen a photo of the spur itself so I had to guess. Thanks for the info!
 
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« Reply #54 on: Mar 18th, 2005, 8:59pm »
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looking great!....i feel like im looking at the real thing!...i especially like the detail of all the grass between the rails.

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« Reply #55 on: Mar 25th, 2005, 5:59pm »
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Accidently screwed this one up but thought I would keep as it reminds of some of the water colored railway paintings of the KVR that you seem to see more and more of these days.

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Some of you have asked me how the physics in MSTS (Microsoft Train Simulator) act and what the cabs look like. The thing to keep in mind is that this Microsoft program was intended as a simulation and was to have the same appeal to railfans, modelers and real rail companies as the successful line Microsoft Flight Simulation software has to plane chasers and flight schools. This is what we now call VMR or Virtual model railroading and is one of the quickest growing areas of the rail hobbies. MSTS may not be the best performing program but luckily someone was thinking when they designed the program. Plus the program was left wide open to rookie programmers like myself to modification.  Pretty much everything that you would operate in the cab of a real locomotive can be operated in the simulation. The cab below is that of a GP38AC and shows most of the controls you will see in the cab. Train operation is affected my a number of factors such as train weight, weather and of course horsepower. Freight cars and engines are weighted like the prototype with engines. Weather can also affect train operations. Rain and snow can cause slipage on grades requiring you to use more sand and perhaps double a heavy grade. Scenerios can be written with engines having failed traction motors. Additionally older engines may be rated at 2000 horsepower but may only run at 87% efficency or less due to wear and tear, meaning that you are really only getting 1740HP  out of your engine which has been incorporated into the latest physics profiles. New physics profiles for the engines and freightcars are put out every couple of weeks by some of less mentally challenged (guys with real physics degrees) in the VMR community.  
Feel free to post any other questions on this new hobby.
 
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« Reply #57 on: Apr 14th, 2005, 4:33pm »
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on Dec 31st, 2004, 1:40am, ENR3005 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
...I have been working on the Port Subdivision latey but I am having problems finding prototype info on some of the smaller trestles closer to Port Alberni...

 
This should help you out.  I took pictures of one of the trestles close to Port Alberni one winter in the early 90's.  I kinda knew these shots would come in handy one day.  I can't remeber the milage of this little bridge but it was in moutain bike range of town, mabye two or three miles out.


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« Reply #58 on: Apr 14th, 2005, 4:41pm »
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Another of the same trestle, different angle:

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Another one of the abutments on this trestle.  Hope this helps, if you could use more shots, I think I took a few more but I would have to look for them.
 
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