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Pappy92
November 25th, 2010, 03:55 PM
I have started a new project. I'm building the CSX Miami Sub's Tri Rail Service. I would love to have some help on the scenery. Anybody wanting to help. E-mail me at jpappy92@yahoo.com. I have the track work done up to the iris interlocking from miami airport station.

WCL
November 25th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Ya should of posted some pix of it.....I think what they say is...If you make a post, you need to at least have a pic or 2.....:wave:

brickbuilder711
November 26th, 2010, 02:50 AM
I can help with scenery. Pics will be appreciated.

brickbuilder711
November 26th, 2010, 02:39 PM
I have started a new project. I'm building the CSX Miami Sub's Tri Rail Service. I would love to have some help on the scenery. Anybody wanting to help. E-mail me at jpappy92@yahoo.com. I have the track work done up to the iris interlocking from miami airport station.

After some thought I would like to chime in with the following


I am already at it with my own Miami Sub. I have the Homestead Sub up to SW 104 St laid, the whole Lehigh Spur down, the whole Downtown Spur down, and the whole Miami Sub up to Plantation, which is by Golden Glades
If we do a teamwork based project it has to be assessed based on the following
My route doesn't have DEM on it since I can't make a whole DEM for Miami to West Palm without bogging my PC
If your route has DEM, and this partnership works, we can use your route
If it doesn't use a Digital Elevation map, it would be best we maintain working with mine. I already have areas scenicked. You can do further trackwork up to Mangonia.
Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODjgBPrGDPE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcldQHQkMmM
It will definitely help if two people can do one route. It's the most economical. I look to getting the new version of trainz next year (Shoutout to Jointed Rail because their works are on it) and hope you pass on TS2010 as your PM stated so we can be on the same page (provided the lack of backwards compatibility)-0.02
EDIT: MY ROUTE THREAD IS HERE -- http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?t=44940

GS41995
November 27th, 2010, 01:20 PM
I live in Tampa but I may find you some useful pics and maps of south Florida trains.:cool:

brickbuilder711
November 27th, 2010, 01:53 PM
I live in Tampa but I may find you some useful pics and maps of south Florida trains.:cool:

Thanks, but I have daylit pics all the way from parts of Miami to Fort Lauderdale.

PereMarquette1225fan
November 27th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Dang brickbuilder711, you beat me to building the Miami Downtown Spur. I'm simply speechless, and all this time I thought I would be the first to create it.

GS41995
November 27th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Myself I have been doing parody routes for the tracks around the Tampa area!:cool: With some modifcations for ease of operation.

brickbuilder711
November 27th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Dang brickbuilder711, you beat me to building the Miami Downtown Spur. I'm simply speechless, and all this time I thought I would be the first to create it.

I have the trackwork done entirely, FPT done, parts of the run around/Swbk done, but the rest is blank baseboard, track, and powerline.

bendorsey
November 27th, 2010, 05:31 PM
I've made all the bridges on the FEC so theres no reason I can't make a few for the SCL (if you need them).

Ben

brickbuilder711
November 27th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the offer!

These are the bridges I find unique to the Miami Sub.

lift bridge over Miami Canal (as static in down position)
New River db (I can take care of the flyover)The rest can be put in with the default bridges...

Thanks again, Ben!

brickbuilder711
November 28th, 2010, 12:47 PM
NEWS: Consider my Miami Sub project dead. I am making DEMs for it now and that will be the new Miami Sub route.

Pappy92
November 29th, 2010, 04:02 PM
someone help me on how to post pictures lol

WCL
November 29th, 2010, 05:07 PM
someone help me on how to post pictures lol

Didnt you read the first few topics on this screen shot forum: :confused:

http://forums.auran.com/trainz/images/misc/sticky.gif
Sticky: How to use Imageshack (http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?t=3374)


http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?t=3374

brickbuilder711
November 29th, 2010, 05:23 PM
someone help me on how to post pictures lol

When in the route, press the PrintScreen button on your keyboard.

I think you are using 2010, so:

Go to http://imageshack.us or http://www.photobucket.com .

Register for either site.

Hit upload, and go to C:\Program Files\Auran\TS2010\Screenshots and find your picture.

Pappy92
November 30th, 2010, 05:31 PM
here are some sample pics. i can take more if needed http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/Pappy92_20101125_0002.jpghttp://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/Pappy92_20101125_0001.jpghttp://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/Pappy92_20101125_0000.jpghttp://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/

UP4021
November 30th, 2010, 05:46 PM
That's some pretty nice track work you've done there.

What is this track everyone is using?!?

skidmark22
November 30th, 2010, 08:28 PM
That's some pretty nice track work you've done there.

What is this track everyone is using?!?

kind of looks to me like RBMN Shine and RBMN Rust. One of my favorites because of the 3D look.

WCL
November 30th, 2010, 09:14 PM
kind of looks to me like RBMN Shine and RBMN Rust. One of my favorites because of the 3D look.

Yeah....Thats what I switched my route to....I think it looks as real as you can get it....:Y:

WCL
November 30th, 2010, 09:15 PM
here are some sample pics. i can take more if needed http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/

Not a bad start....But I dont think there is much more you can take a pic of :hehe:

brickbuilder711
November 30th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Nice work man!

That signal at 46th Street was a pain to do. It's a bridge support on one side but the span is 3 tracks. Looks like you pulled it off... I was meanwhile in the process of asking the Jointed Rail team if they can make a stretched version of their cantilever signal...

For your 25th Street crossing (Pic #1) where did you get those rubber surfaces?

Keep up the good work!

Pappy92
December 2nd, 2010, 12:36 PM
actually on the three track span signal support. i used to safetran supports and in the pic the one on the right is actuall right in the middle of that spur track. every signal support ive looked at doesnt meet up to my standards as far as looks. the expansion joints for the rail road crossing are BE USTRAIL LCR center, BE USTRAIL LCR right, and BE USTRAIL LCR left from the download station.

bendorsey
December 2nd, 2010, 01:27 PM
To make those 2 bridges for you I need a few photos and basic dimensions (length, height of the track above the water, etc).

I can make the lift bridge interactive. Either normally open which will close at the approach of a train or normally closed which will open at the approach of a boat in the water which has been configured as a loco running on invisible track in the water.

Ben

brickbuilder711
December 5th, 2010, 01:39 PM
actually on the three track span signal support. i used to safetran supports and in the pic the one on the right is actuall right in the middle of that spur track. every signal support ive looked at doesnt meet up to my standards as far as looks. the expansion joints for the rail road crossing are BE USTRAIL LCR center, BE USTRAIL LCR right, and BE USTRAIL LCR left from the download station.

Thanks man for the names.

I might try to do a 3 track signal and a Bridge one. I've asked Mike about Justin doing a 3T and he said he was on it, but they're BOOKED full with projects so I don't think we'd end up with a 3T too soon unless I make one in the meantime.

Pappy92
December 6th, 2010, 12:13 AM
ok. i'm working on my hialeah yard with no buildings or structures. just solid track except for the amtrak station. i put out platforms. should be done in about two days.

brickbuilder711
December 6th, 2010, 12:36 AM
ok. i'm working on my hialeah yard with no buildings or structures. just solid track except for the amtrak station. i put out platforms. should be done in about two days.

And I have worked on the following:

Some light work around NW 107 and 87 Aves
Moderate work around Red Road
Startup work around downtown spur and 36th Street jct

This week's workload for my DEM route:
Complete 57,87,107 Aves (Homestead Sub/Lehigh Spur)
Complete NW 36 ST (Miami Sub)
Progress will be on my thread below.

nick214
December 6th, 2010, 07:39 PM
i like to get in to build route i live in the orlando area i know most of the line around here but i dont know were to start or how i also like to get some of the local fl routes can u guys help me get started

H222
December 6th, 2010, 08:57 PM
You should put signals down after you finish ALL the trackwork, it will most times stuff up Automatic drivers (and the signals, :hehe: )

I'll keep looking through this thread once a week at least

Jamie

brickbuilder711
December 6th, 2010, 09:55 PM
i like to get in to build route i live in the orlando area i know most of the line around here but i dont know were to start or how i also like to get some of the local fl routes can u guys help me get started

I can't speak for Pappy92 but Orlando's scenery is way different from Miami. In parts of SFL you lack as much in the way of Slash/longleaf pines, for example. Being literally along the 70 mile corridor, which I can say I've been in most of it helps a lot.

As for local routes virtually none are available, I'm in a moderate "hold off" on the Sanford/Orlando Subs. (They got Poinciana-Deland named the Orlando Sub). I just started a DEM of THIS route which is in my thread in-sig. I also have a Carters Sub route going and Evan from TrainzForums has a CSX Bone Valley and an S-Line project. There's a DEM route called JACKSONVILLE on the DLS if you want to try out your turf. I'm also on a few FEC routes but a moderate "hold-off" on those too.

brickbuilder711
December 7th, 2010, 12:38 AM
@pappy92 I might be able to send some content your way from my workshop, if you will. I hope the ‘über' wide roads I made will help you produce the route, as will traffic lights and street poles. Your route will and I mean will have a large chunk next to broad I-95.

RRSignal
December 7th, 2010, 06:19 PM
i like to get in to build route i live in the orlando area i know most of the line around here but i dont know were to start or how i also like to get some of the local fl routes can u guys help me get started

Look into getting the ground layout correct. I'm using Transdem 2.1 but I think there's a freeware way to go about doing this. Then just start laying track, followed by signals.

brickbuilder711
December 7th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Look into getting the ground layout correct. I'm using Transdem 2.1 but I think there's a freeware way to go about doing this. Then just start laying track, followed by signals.


Correct. Microdem. That's EXACTLY what I am doing.

Pappy92
December 14th, 2010, 12:53 PM
i have just about finished hialeah yard. just have the north exit and exiting tracks to put out along with some small internal yard tracks.http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/Pappy92_20101214_0003.jpg

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/Pappy92_20101214_0002.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/Pappy92_20101214_0001.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Pappy92/Pappy92_20101214_0000.jpg

brickbuilder711
December 15th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Nice work.

Pappy92
December 16th, 2010, 12:31 AM
thanks. so what do you want to do. mine or yours?

brickbuilder711
December 16th, 2010, 12:57 AM
thanks. so what do you want to do. mine or yours?

Mine. I'm already delving and detailing the Miami Gardens industrial park. Plus I have correct topography in my version. But now my laptop is not working and there's a bit of an issue starting it up. I hope I can get the route backed to the desktop I hope to get. :( :confused:

Oh and areas semi-detailed in mine: South Dania, Hollywood, Hialeah, and Miami Airport.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhl7xTGsU0Q

Pappy92
December 16th, 2010, 01:03 PM
ok. umm. start your computer in safe mode with networking. and run your virus scan. run a disk cleanup and disk defragmentation. also. download these two security programs. Malwarebytes anti malware and anti spy ware. they are free downloads. and at the very end download windows cleanup. it is also free. the scans may take a while but that usually fixes my computer back to normal.

brickbuilder711
December 18th, 2010, 02:47 PM
ok. umm. start your computer in safe mode with networking. and run your virus scan. run a disk cleanup and disk defragmentation. also. download these two security programs. Malwarebytes anti malware and anti spy ware. they are free downloads. and at the very end download windows cleanup. it is also free. the scans may take a while but that usually fixes my computer back to normal.

"Nvm"

It's working now. I'll back it all up when the desktop is bought.

Pappy92
December 18th, 2010, 03:56 PM
ok. just let me know when your ready to send that to me and ill get to work

Vinnie264
May 4th, 2011, 07:44 PM
can some one let me know where to get some tri-rail coaches/cab cars and engines

cedwardsmedia
November 6th, 2014, 08:17 PM
So I found the new Tri-Rail BBL Coach and Cab unit on the DLS but I can't find any EMD F40PH Tri-Rail Livery or any for the Rotem Cab. I'm still new to this thing so I'm trying to mod the stock F40PH and give it the Tri-Rail paint scheme. Does anyone have an existing skin to use or can anyone help point me to existing F40PH textures I can edit?