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Thread: The "NEW" NS Piedmont Division - Danville District

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    Default The "NEW" NS Piedmont Division - Danville District

    I recently uploaded the old route, but after I thought to myself, that was a terrible, rushed route. Now, with more info and resources(You rock Google Street View!!), I have made a better, more accurate and realistic layout using a Real Scale rather than HO. It starts from Danville,VA to Greensboro,NC and some parts of Burlington Mebane and Elon,NC a part of the Raleigh District or the H-Line dubbed by local railfans. Realistic Speed limits, better track curves no more tight curves!!! I got some screens more will be coming!!! Hopefully I can get the rails that go through High Point and Lexington I have Salisbury and Linwood though!!! on a seperate route.

    (I really not going to worry about topography this time around as it put me through so much hell before)

    My old thread below

    http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?t=13871
    I railfan at: NS Piedmont Division Charlotte and Danville Districts
    My youtube account http://www.youtube.com/user/NS3210

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    Looking forward to seeing this!
    Remember to be patient and take your time, I am working on 400+ miles of Cumberland Mountian railroading and it is very long and hard, but worth it.
    I will be looking forward to seeing your progress!


    Woody

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    BEFORE - notice the tight curves!!

    [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/KHALIL%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-4.jpg[/IMG]


    AFTER!!!!



    no more tight curves as you can see




    BEFORE - The old Dundee Yard






    AFTER - IT's a whole new yard!!



    Some industries that was in the old route, were fantasy(sorry guys)

    I railfan at: NS Piedmont Division Charlotte and Danville Districts
    My youtube account http://www.youtube.com/user/NS3210

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    Default NEW PICS!!!!

    Here's the "NEW" Pomona Yard!! (Alot straighter and better looking)Fartheset tracks on the right is the main tracks. Pus an Intermodal Facility(Even though it's built-in content I may change it later)






    This is all I have for now, more will be coming tonight hopefully, Imageshack has it's days. And today is the day.
    I railfan at: NS Piedmont Division Charlotte and Danville Districts
    My youtube account http://www.youtube.com/user/NS3210

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    The "PRR Track Guide"-By G Fisher will get you used to overlapping spline points on tracks (resembing a figure "8"), so the parallel roadbed just touches the other track. Makes a scene look really realistic. The Tool/Ruler is great for making tracks absolutely straight. I am learning new ways to lay track each and every day, the learning process never ends.
    Last edited by cascaderailroad; July 10th, 2009 at 05:45 PM.

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    Glad to hear about a route from my side of North Carolina. The Piedmont-Triad area! It would be nice if the Piedmont & Northern route and rolling stock would be recreated in Trainz. I know where a surviving P&N box cab is and I can find photos of the interior.
    Best regards,

    Alex

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    Thanks guys for the positive feedback, I'm thinking on forgetting the H-Line segment of the route. Which includes Burlington, and Mebane,NC because it's really nothing but like a 35 mile stretch of single track. I really wouldn't waste my time during it. It will include Eastern G-Boro and McKleansville and maybe Gibsonville. I have more screenshots if Imageshack isn't slow. Hold on a sec y'all!!!
    I railfan at: NS Piedmont Division Charlotte and Danville Districts
    My youtube account http://www.youtube.com/user/NS3210

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    Quote Originally Posted by gp792 View Post
    Glad to hear about a route from my side of North Carolina. The Piedmont-Triad area! It would be nice if the Piedmont & Northern route and rolling stock would be recreated in Trainz. I know where a surviving P&N box cab is and I can find photos of the interior.
    I don't know nothing about the Piedmont & Northern, although I do have the remaining small segment of the CF-Line(Atlantic & Yadkin) and the tracks that lead to more industries in the southern part of the cty.

    Sorry, imageshack is crazy tonight.
    I railfan at: NS Piedmont Division Charlotte and Danville Districts
    My youtube account http://www.youtube.com/user/NS3210

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    There's information on the P&N scattered out there if you look for it and the surviving P&N box cab is at the NCTM in Spencer, NC.
    Best regards,

    Alex

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    I would go for the 35 mile single track, 1 track is actually pretty interesting when operated.

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    People said it and I'll say it again. Your track needs work.

    cam
    -C

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    Default All For One...One For All

    Together with positive input and helpful suggestions on track laying techniques, we will all benifit, and become experts at tracklaying.

    I am by no means the best...but I love to experiment with different techniques and help pass them on to others, and I use other peoples techniqes posted in in Surveyors Operators and Engineers -"tips and tricks" .

    My strong points are track gradients, track straightening, complex yard throats, and laying absolutely perfect radius curves, and look forward to others benifiting from my positive input. My objective is to learn something new everyday, from someone else's positive input, and their techniques.
    Last edited by cascaderailroad; July 11th, 2009 at 11:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by applegathc View Post
    People said it and I'll say it again. Your track needs work.

    cam

    What do you mean??? The Piedmont Region itself is made up of very long curves and weird track layouts. Trust me I know this.
    I railfan at: NS Piedmont Division Charlotte and Danville Districts
    My youtube account http://www.youtube.com/user/NS3210

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    Default UPDATE!!!




    Here's the Pomona Yard at it's fullest

    24 tracks for the yard and the two on the farthst right is the mainline tracks






    About half a mile west of the Yard is the Intermodal Hub with more tracks to load and unload and to let cars set aside until ready.

    Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting
    I railfan at: NS Piedmont Division Charlotte and Danville Districts
    My youtube account http://www.youtube.com/user/NS3210

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    Default Realistic update in Greensboro

    Norfolk Southern is finalizing the project to put down a second main track between Cox(Greensboro) and Hoskins(High Point) Milepost. I got real pics found on a website and screenshots before and after the second main track is put down. website below

    http://dhtaylor.wordpress.com/2009/0...nfrastructure/







    I railfan at: NS Piedmont Division Charlotte and Danville Districts
    My youtube account http://www.youtube.com/user/NS3210

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