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Thread: Skookumchuck - in progress

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    Talking Skookumchuck - in progress

    This will be my first release when finished. Still many ground textures to get right, ballast to lay and many miles of branch line to lay to industries in neighboring towns.... All terrain done by hand, completely fictional - some screens of the port industries and fishing village


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    I'm thinking Sniper's guys might run my coal in if I slip em a little cash


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    Running in some coal from up the hill


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    More coal comin' down the hill


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    Looks like a nice start, but with a name like that I expect to see an Indian owned casino somewhere...

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    Either that, or is name is from a place in Australia ! Looks great !
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    Thanks guys Thought maybe an indian casino might end up in there haha. The place ended up taking on a life of its own as I started building and reminded me of some of the fishing ports in Washington or Alaska I've lived near, so just like there I figured it deserved a native american name. Skookumchuck is actually a reservation and a river near Centrailia, WA that bordered my pasture there.
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    Do a Google search and you will find that Skookum is actually a logging locomotive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorenw View Post
    Do a Google search and you will find that Skookum is actually a logging locomotive.
    Named for "Skookum" Smith - one of the major influences / surveyors / enigineers with the Northern Pacific as they made their way north from Kalama, WA to the future terminus in Tacoma around 1865-1870. Skookum is short for Skookumchuck as in the Skookumchuck river that is near Chehalis, WA.... so far all these are Indian names. Sorry about the drawn out history lesson, and not to sound like an a#$, but I lived around there most of my life and Google got it messed up The Skookumchuck river used to flood my back pasture like clockwork every October and recede in January. On a lighter note - DUDE..ELK PLAIN?? Used to live off 224th and 58th!! Right on!!

    Skookumchuck is a word in the Chinook Jargon that is in common use in British Columbia English and occurs in Pacific Northwest English. Skookum means "strong" or "powerful", and "chuck" means water, so skookumchuck means "rapids" or "whitewater" (literally, "strong water"). It can mean any rapids, but in coastal usage refers to the powerful tidal rapids at the mouths of most of the major coastal inlets.
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    Great history lesson, thanks! Yep, I am a little further out on Mountain Hiway.

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    Default Somehow during a bourbon induced trainz meditation session...

    While straightening track and checking grade, this area cried out to me - it needed an old service station. I got a bit carried away, the place looks like so many we used to have up in the hills when I was a kid. I can almost smell the bad coffee and high test gas in the air


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    Default Somehow during a bourbon induced trainz meditation session...

    Then about 3AM it turned into a coaling/water station.... then came some helpers and a shed..... It is at the bottom of some serious grades (1.7-2.8%) up the pass


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    Ready to lash up some helpers for the pass


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    Now all I need is some good realistic looking grass........
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    Excellent work! May I ask where you got those crossing boards? Thanks!

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    Thanks, Retro!! The boards are "track crossing 101" <kuid2:82412:611120:1> It's a built-in on TS2010EE. I used to use complete crossings pre made but found much more diversity and realism using ATLS crossings by BOAT(can be used at any angle or length). BNSF50 made tons of cool gates, lights, and crossbucks that wire into the system - even some old wigwags!




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    You know where to find me......


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    I'm not really happy with the streets, I need to find something a bit darker and grittier - but not plain dark asphalt. Still looking for good grass also... lots of landscaping to adjust yet, it still hasn't got the "feel" I'm after. Anybody who's been up highway 410 or 12 (or even HWY2 up Steven's Pass) in Washington knows the look I'm going for and it's difficult to duplicate here
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    can your tell me the pronounciation of the name its too difficult
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    Hi Kamran - I suppose being from the northwest US we got used to pronouncing Native American words. I can imagine it being a bit of a mouthful, it's pronounced sk - oo (like spoon) kum (like come) ch (as in change) uck (I'll leave that one alone )- slight emphasis on enunciation ofthe first syllable, "SKUK-um-chuck"
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    Had to go up the valley and do some logging - getting concerned aqbout the framerates on some of the lower spec machines out there

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    4 hours of hand sculpting terrain...

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