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nathanmallard
December 13th, 2014, 01:23 PM
Hi
Would anybody here be able to create me a DEM of the Manilfold Valley in the UK, from Hulme End to Waterhouses?
British NG enthusiasts will know where I am going with this.

edh6
December 14th, 2014, 06:51 AM
Interesting idea! I'm afraid I can't help with a DEM, but I can certainly help with some suitable locos and rolling stock, and perhaps even some custom buildings if you would like.

nathanmallard
December 14th, 2014, 08:11 AM
That would be excellent! Thank you very much for your kind offer. Would the locos and rolling stock be to the original 2ft 6in gauge, or 1ft 11 3/4in? There is some suitable 30in gauge track available.

edh6
December 14th, 2014, 09:58 AM
The locos would be to whatever track gauge you decide to use. It's quite possible that I will produce both so that they can be used both on prototypical track and mixed and matched with other NG rolling stock.

nathanmallard
December 14th, 2014, 11:04 AM
That sounds good. I shall probably lay it in 2ft 6in gauge, seeing as there is some very nice track available from an American site (and a lovely Mallet too!).

Paulsw2
December 14th, 2014, 08:24 PM
Hi Nathan, I might be able to help with the DEM, if you can be a little patient - I'm off work for Xmas later this week, though I've got to sort out a mesh library for 23 Jankvis trees on my Lavenham route first :(

Paul

nathanmallard
December 17th, 2014, 11:35 AM
Hi
Thanks! That will do very nicely. When the route is released, you will be credited in the description for providing the DEM, should you do so.

Paulsw2
December 18th, 2014, 05:30 PM
OK Nathan. Do you have a map or anything, so I know what I'm aiming for, as I'm not familiar with this railway?

Paul

nathanmallard
December 18th, 2014, 06:00 PM
http://www.kachuzyn.fsnet.co.uk/map.JPG
http://www.theaa.com/images/travel/maps/cycles/Peak_Cycle_Map12.gif
Here you go! Most of it is now a walking trail and the alignment is still clearly visible on Google Earth. A lot of the buildings are still there, too.

clam1952
December 18th, 2014, 06:05 PM
Paul - Info about the line here, I know you probably have it Nathan ;o) http://www.kachuzyn.fsnet.co.uk/homepage.htm

nathanmallard
December 18th, 2014, 06:15 PM
I have seen that site before, it's where I got the first map from.

Paulsw2
December 18th, 2014, 06:18 PM
Very good! Let me get the JVC assets ready for Lavenham first, then hopefully my 'Christmas present' to the community and then I'll get cracking.... A while since I used TransDem, hope I can remember!

Paul

nathanmallard
December 20th, 2014, 08:21 PM
Thankyou very much! This project is a go then. I wonder how you would make a 2ft 6in transporter wagon work, I assume you would have to make a SG wagon product?

edh6
December 21st, 2014, 08:33 AM
Thankyou very much! This project is a go then. I wonder how you would make a 2ft 6in transporter wagon work, I assume you would have to make a SG wagon product?

I was thinking I could use some of the static scenery wagons already available repackaged as products... The tricky ones might be milk tankers, as I don't believe there are any static ones available, however I'm sure I can work something out.

edh6
January 16th, 2015, 07:06 AM
I've just received a copy of SC Jenkins book on the L&MVLR, in addition to the loco and carriage drawings I wanted there is a map and set of station track layout diagrams. Nathan, would you like me to send you some scans of these?

daveincaol
January 16th, 2015, 06:47 PM
OK Nathan. Do you have a map or anything, so I know what I'm aiming for, as I'm not familiar with this railway?

Paul

You might like to check out this page for a bit more information: http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php

Dave B

Paulsw2
January 21st, 2015, 03:59 PM
Thanks for this. I regret I've been tardy getting on to Nathan's request, firstly because I was completing my Mk2C project (still working on the Brake Gangwayed!) and secondly because I've been ill this week and laid up in bed(!)

However, a promise is a promise, so this will be my next thing to do.

Paul

pdwood
January 21st, 2015, 04:39 PM
Hi

If you get a problem making the DEM let me know. I have the TransDEM programme and know the Manifold valley - beautiful place.

pdwood

davidbird
January 23rd, 2015, 06:05 AM
PM sent :)

Paulsw2
January 23rd, 2015, 03:56 PM
Is that to me David, or to pdwood?

Paul

davidbird
January 24th, 2015, 08:57 AM
Hi Paul, I've sent a cdp archive to Nathan for the route, link in a PM.

Actually, thinking about it more, why not make it available to anybody?

So here it is, a "barebones" DEM of the Hamps and upper Manifold valleys in Staffordshire.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5r1hwy0wrf89it/LeekAndManifoldValley.cmpa?dl=0

Only problem is, for some reason I can't get the "hi-res" baseboard map objects for Waterhouses station area...

Paulsw2
January 24th, 2015, 12:38 PM
Well, that's saved me a job then! My fault for being so slow to get on to Nathan's request. I'll need to find another DEM thing to do.....

Paul

daveincaol
February 7th, 2015, 08:02 AM
If you are really looking for a project, there a three dismantled lines close to me. You can check them out on http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php.
They are the Spean Bridge to Fort Augustus (Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway). The Connel to Ballachulish Line (Caledonian Railway) and the ''Puggie Line' Narrow Gauge - (Balfour Beatty) Fort William to Loch Treig. All of them are on my list to do but I'm willing to share.:hehe:

pdwood
February 8th, 2015, 08:46 AM
If you are really looking for a project, there a three dismantled lines close to me. You can check them out on http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php.
They are the Spean Bridge to Fort Augustus (Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway). The Connel to Ballachulish Line (Caledonian Railway) and the ''Puggie Line' Narrow Gauge - (Balfour Beatty) Fort William to Loch Treig. All of them are on my list to do but I'm willing to share.:hehe:

Hello daveincaol, I'm not sure who you wrote this to. I am not personally looking for projects if you have got somebody to do the Manifold valley project for you. I have a lot of projects to work on in Norway, but simply said I could help if nobody else can.:)

All the best with it!

pdwood

Paulsw2
February 8th, 2015, 07:10 PM
I suspect Dave meant me! However, I've just got inspired by another project at the moment, so I'm not doing any DEM for the time being. That said, I'll need to do something sooner or later or completely forget how to!

Paul