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Buffalo_trains93
March 31st, 2009, 04:15 PM
Hello guys! Just thought I'd share some pics with you of my new CSX route called the Birmingham Sub. I have it all textured and all the track layed except in the southern corner. Please leave comments and feel free to add any suggestions you may have! NOTE: I do not live near or in the region which the route is located so it is not 100% as is in real life.


Here is the URL to a slideshow I have created! http://img172.imageshack.us/slideshow/player.php?id=img172/3835/1238447114sxh.smil (It will take a few seconds due to buffering and what not)
Thanks!


Ryan:wave:

Steveo241
March 31st, 2009, 04:21 PM
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slave-driver
March 31st, 2009, 04:50 PM
Very outstanding job so far Ryan.:)

Bill

Buffalo_trains93
March 31st, 2009, 04:53 PM
Very outstanding job so far Ryan.:)

Bill


Thanks Bill!

Ryan:wave:

Buffalo_trains93
March 31st, 2009, 05:22 PM
Well guys, I've run into a problem. I went into CMP to check on the size of my route and I've hit 98.25MG'S:eek: That is large, very large. In spite of this I will try to host somewhere other than the DLS because I would not want ya'll to be sitting there for 2 and a half hours downloading just the map:hehe: There are around 500 dependincies aswell. This is mainly for 09 but I'm not sure if I can back date it by changing the trainz build?

Sincereley,

Ryan:wave:

Buffalo_trains93
April 1st, 2009, 03:14 PM
:D Here on some pics, figured it would be easier than watching the slideshow

Sincereley,

Ryan:wave:
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/323/birmingham16.jpg
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/973/birmingham22.jpg
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8092/birmingham.jpg

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1149/birmingham8.jpg
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1757/birmingham27.jpg

traincrazy0918
April 1st, 2009, 04:05 PM
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Buffalo_trains93
April 6th, 2009, 06:08 PM
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1786/birmingham37.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5859/birmingham35.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2994/birmingham33.jpg


Hope ya'll enjoy! Please leave some comments or suggestions!

Sincereley,

Ryan

TrainMan12
April 6th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Very nice work!

Euphod
April 6th, 2009, 07:57 PM
In spite of this I will try to host somewhere other than the DLS because I would not want ya'll to be sitting there for 2 and a half hours downloading just the map:hehe: There are around 500 dependincies aswell.

I'd like to ask you to rethink this plan Ryan. The size will be the same size anywhere you host it, but the DLS will compile the needed dependencies as well, which will make it easier for the user to download.:)

Buffalo_trains93
April 6th, 2009, 08:10 PM
I'd like to ask you to rethink this plan Ryan. The size will be the same size anywhere you host it, but the DLS will compile the needed dependencies as well, which will make it easier for the user to download.:)

I can see where you're comming from Euphod and I can understand, the problem I'm having is the fact that I don't think people would like to sit there for 2 days downloading 96Mb:( I will defenitley reconsider. Understand I can see where your comming from. 96mb and 500 dependincies that range from one's that are almost 10MB in themselves. Thanks to all who have commented. More pics tomorrow.

God Bless

Ryan:wave:

backyard
April 6th, 2009, 09:10 PM
:cool: I think the DLS allows 20MB...

So, copy the route with concurrent names(1,2,3,4) then delete all but what you wish to load...just leaving enough to trim & merge.

All the recipient needs to do is continue the track. Separate the end of route lines on a spline, somewhere near the end of baseboard, overlapping baseboards, etc.

wreeder
April 7th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Ryan,

Your route is looking very nice. I would like to ask if this is the CSX sub here in Alabama?

William

Buffalo_trains93
April 7th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Ryan,

Your route is looking very nice. I would like to ask if this is the CSX sub here in Alabama?

William


First of all Thank you William. Secondly I'm not to sure. I downloaded the DEM from Paul (Fishlipsatwork) I cannot be certain. Like I said above. I do not live anywhere close to this (I'm in New York) I cannot be sure the Towns, industries and what-not are 100% correct, the track and rivers and roads are though. I will take an overall shot now and show you. If it helps any there is a VERY! large southern? end. Many baseboards big and has many spurs and old tracks. Someone posted me a link to the actual route. I will try to dig it up and find out for you!

God Bless!

Ryan:wave:

Buffalo_trains93
April 7th, 2009, 01:14 PM
:cool: I think the DLS allows 20MB...

So, copy the route with concurrent names(1,2,3,4) then delete all but what you wish to load...just leaving enough to trim & merge.

All the recipient needs to do is continue the track. Separate the end of route lines on a spline, somewhere near the end of baseboard, overlapping baseboards, etc.

Again a good suggestion. The only problem is I have a lot of grass splines and grass placements along with tons, and tons of trees. So the connection of it all will be a problem. Also some non-DLS content that impacts the route majorly. I will again think and try to find a resonable solution. It is tough with the route being so big. Even cutting it down to 4 pieces is an almost 25MB per plus the content that goes w/ each on. I will see what I can do as I have tonight off from work and no homework to speak of :) .

God Bless!

Ryan:wave:

Buffalo_trains93
April 7th, 2009, 03:07 PM
As promised more Images. I added more tree's, grasses, plants, and even some animals:p so when ya run on this route your going to have to keep your eyes open:)

Here are some progress shots (Aswell as the map!)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/347/birmingham42.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9207/birmingham43.jpg

Northern End (VERY LARGE:wave: )

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2594/birminghammapn.jpg


Southern end (Not as big)

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/9834/birminghammaps.jpg

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3045/birmingham41.jpg

Hope ya'll enjoy! Please comment!

God Bless!

Ryan:wave:

Ferrous
April 8th, 2009, 08:19 PM
First of all Thank you William. Secondly I'm not to sure. I downloaded the DEM from Paul (Fishlipsatwork) I cannot be certain. Like I said above. I do not live anywhere close to this (I'm in New York) I cannot be sure the Towns, industries and what-not are 100% correct, the track and rivers and roads are though. I will take an overall shot now and show you. If it helps any there is a VERY! large southern? end. Many baseboards big and has many spurs and old tracks. Someone posted me a link to the actual route. I will try to dig it up and find out for you!

God Bless!

Ryan:wave:

Yes, it is. In the shot of the Northern end of the route, I can make out Malfunction Junction and where 20 and 59 split. Off to the right and down (in this orientation) is Bessemer (with what appears to be a yard laid out) on the NS line.

Norfolkwesternman
April 8th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Niclely done...Hopefully when i get my computer updated along with getting 09! now to go change my pants:mop::mop::mop::p

Iced8383
April 8th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Well guys, I've run into a problem. I went into CMP to check on the size of my route and I've hit 98.25MG'S:eek: That is large, very large. In spite of this I will try to host somewhere other than the DLS because I would not want ya'll to be sitting there for 2 and a half hours downloading just the map:hehe: There are around 500 dependincies aswell. This is mainly for 09 but I'm not sure if I can back date it by changing the trainz build?

Sincereley,

Ryan:wave:

You're more then welcome to upload it on my site if ya want.

wreeder
April 9th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Ryan,

As Ferrous pointed out it is in Alabama. The area between Birmingham and Montgomery. With this in mind I would offer two suggestions. One any visible dirt areas would be red clay and have a sort of burnt orange color. The other would be kudzu covers everything that doesn't move down here. Dmdrake has some nice kudzu covered trees and other items on the DLS. There is even a kudzu ground texture. Leave your evergreen trees as they are correct for that area. Much of the route passes through tree farms run by paper companies. Just add some kudzo along the right of way. Both of these ideas would really give the route a southern flavor.

Some ideas for industries and trains would be pulpwood and paper products, coal mines, heavy equipment, and farm products like cotton, sow beans, cattle. These would be handled at a farm CO-OP building where farmers bring their crops by truck and it is stored until loaded on a train.

Keep up the good work.

William

wreeder
April 9th, 2009, 07:33 AM
Ryan,

Here a picture from Railpictures.net that shows a piece of the route near Birmingham. The gray stuff on the hillside is dead kudzu. See how it covered the remains of that building.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=277521&nseq=1

Here is the area near Montgomery:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=211769&nseq=29

The green stuff at the lower right is kudzu.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=161598&nseq=45

William