Originally Posted by pramsden
I have been creating a simulation of the now defunct Newfoundland Railway using old topo maps and photos I have taken walking along the old rail bed. I have also created Gmax models of two distinctive types of locomotives and a few different types of carriages that were used on the railway based on photos of surviving examples. I'm fine with modelling the route, and creating the old buildings, bridges, etc. But making working locomotives and rolling stock has always stumped me. I've tried it
Yesterday, I purchased TransDEM. It was a leap of money and faith to see what I could produce, I had no idea what I was getting into and hardly read information regarding it beyond knowing what to buy and what was required.
So far, my results are not impressive. I have the hang of how to use the program and have officially generated Google Earth mapped rail lines, but unfortunately, the topography is off horribly. I know this because the area is local to me. The area is overly hilly
As promised, here is the route map for the Augsburg & Concord Railroad. The track is 95% laid. Industries are located at their "final" locations. The map does not indicate, but there are numerous passing sidings to permit two way traffic. While normally, maps are displayed with North to the top, I chose to rotate mine 90 degrees, to allow larger images.
After a couple of driving sessions from one end to the other and back to make sure everything is connected; I will
When planning the route for the ACRR, I followed the same method as I did in building the model railroad. I started with givens and preferences. The following are some must haves:
The route will feature crowded, urban railroading, with lots of switching; even some street running, if possible.The route will have all three towns from the original concept of the ACRR.Passenger service is necessary, both commuter and regular passenger service.Through Freights and Interchanges
Here are some screens of Milwaukee Road P42dc. There are currently four of them. #1, #2, #7, #8.
These units are used on my currently in progress route which features a fictional 21st century Milwaukee Road. If anyone would like me to send you a copy to BETA test PM me. I'm going to limit it to only a few.
Sorry for the large images. I did not realize at time of posting how large they would end up being.
Updated July 25th, 2014 at 10:46 PM by Starrywarz