December 26th, 2006, 12:55 AM
basicaly i guess because as you said the long grain train cant go up the steep hill and it would be easier to run in on a flatter track even if it is longer. on the other hand pssenger or piggyback trains can take the steeper route and cut of some time.
Originally Posted by TrainMan12
December 26th, 2006, 01:12 AM
Alrighty! Oh Chris, I ask you this question EVERY time, but, well; How many boards of actual track is it going to be?
December 26th, 2006, 01:46 PM
cool! I just got a railfaning video that takes place in the seligman sub, your version looks prety realistic.
Last edited by trainzmainiac2006; December 26th, 2006 at 07:20 PM.
December 26th, 2006, 07:03 PM
This route in MSTS was the inspiration for my Desert Wood Route. As you know I like desert routes so if you need any assistance let me know. I also downloaded the fishlips DEM but never got started.
December 26th, 2006, 10:32 PM
Looks good. I was just out there last month, drove from Las Vegas to Phoenix, and passed through Kingman. You have captured it nicely.
December 26th, 2006, 10:40 PM
From the video, the most common thing shipped are containers.
Yea but if one track can go there, probably another one can too. Unless there is unit trains such as grain that couldn't make the steep hill and need more gentle route. Anyways, looks great!
December 27th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Time for an update as I am working east to Flagstaff! Still got lots to do!
Here's a train coming from Kingman Canyon and is about to pass thru downtown Kingman by the Santa Fe Depot. The Amtrak Southwest Cheif runs on the Seligman Sub and stops at the station. Kingman is also a town next to the Route 66.
Outside of Kingman. Heading twords Williams.
The open stretch as you see Williams in the distance.
Here's the train passing the curve at Hackberry and a meet with an intermodal heading to Los Angeles.
Crossing Crozier Road
Heading twords Crozier Canyon.
Here's a ruined house that is from the 1800's and is still there today. It's a landmark by the state of Arizona (True fact!).
Tomarrow: Crozier Canyon! -Chris
December 27th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Wow! your doing a great job! cant wait to shoot a video on this one!!!
December 27th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Any grades? The ol' Dynamic brake lever is getting dusty hehe
Oh and how long will it be?
Last edited by TrainMan12; December 27th, 2006 at 09:39 PM.
December 27th, 2006, 11:34 PM
There's grades. One is in the Williams area and one huge hill near Seligman. -Chris
Originally Posted by TrainMan12
December 27th, 2006, 11:45 PM
Cool! I'll get to hear the C44s roar again!
December 28th, 2006, 12:49 PM
Did you make that Crossbuck? Just asking.
Originally Posted by chrisracer8903
December 28th, 2006, 12:54 PM
No. Comzmo made those. They will soon be at USTrainz. -Chris
Originally Posted by buddhaben
December 28th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Yes, I know they whine. I haven't heard one in real life but I have many videos and it's easy to pick the sound up and tell that they're in breaking. Dynamic brakes do NOTHING in Trainz.
Last edited by TrainMan12; December 28th, 2006 at 03:21 PM.
December 28th, 2006, 03:25 PM
They don't always whine, on a cabride video the DBs were on N7 on an SD40-2 and I couldn't hear a thing.
Originally Posted by LVman
Last edited by TrainMan12; December 28th, 2006 at 03:28 PM.