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FOND DU LAC BRANCH

Trials, Tribulations, Triumphs and Thoughts on creating and running this route in Trainz 2009 and 12, and now T:ANE.

  1. VERSION :8 ROUTE WORK COMPLETED!

    Today I am calling the route complete.
    • All portals except CNW-Janesville are now fully landscaped.
    • A board has been added in west Mayville.


    • A board has been added in west Brownsville.
    • A board has been added east of the Prairie Road crossing.
    • Three boards have been added to the west edge between Prairie Road and South Byron
    • Brownsville Track 2 is now posted for 10 MPH.
    • All grade crossings are TRC-controlled except Milwaukee W. Grove and Prairie Road, which are ATLS.
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    Updated September 8th, 2022 at 12:19 AM by RHKluckhohn

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  2. Desiderata For Ver. 8

    Should I ever get around to it:
    • Remove the horn triggers on the Goldencow driveway
    • Extend baseboards and scenic them at each hanging portal
    • Add baseboards on the west side as needed to conceal the end of the world
    • Correct 25 mph warning EB approach to Jones to 30 warning
    • Replace missing 25 mph advance sign EB for South Byron
    • Replace missing WB whistle post W of Horicon St, Mayville
    • New baseboard in Mayville, west side, replace existing dorfpano which lights up at night
    • Add
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    Updated April 20th, 2022 at 12:00 AM by RHKluckhohn

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    CONSTRUCTION
  3. Fond Du Lac Route ver. 7 Uploaded

    Quote Originally Posted by RHKluckhohn View Post
    FDL Fond Du Lac Branch version 7 has been uploaded and will be available "soon."

    NOTICE TO SESSION BUILDERS: The Brownsville Main St. crossing has been shifted 1-2 feet west and lowered several inches. That straightens the line through the crossing. If any of your sessions have consists starting between the platform or the derail and the west switch you should check to make sure they are on the track.

    NOTICES TO CREWS:

    1. The signals at South Fond du Lac
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  4. Version :6 Work In Progress

    • First thing done was the safety items. The east whistle posts are back in South Amboy - replaced the old wood posts with new type - and the speed limit on the Metalcraft spur.
    • The mileposts were off by 2/10 mile. Ugh. However, they are now prototypically correct and the signals have been renumbered to match. That was one of the two most time-consuming jobs.
    • Converting crossings from ATLS to Attilacrossings was the other major job. Only those in shunting areas were addressed. That
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    Updated July 30th, 2020 at 01:51 AM by RHKluckhohn (Additional info.)

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    CONSTRUCTION
  5. GENERAL OVERHAUL

    It's been 18 months since I did anything with the Branch. The COVID-19 epidemic is providing lots of free time so I've started a general overhaul of the route and sessions in T:ANE to improve appearance and try to improve performance.

    • Alignment and track are not involved so existing sessions will continue to operate. The only track change to date is the Mayville Metalworks spur. The 60-lb rail previously installed is invisible so has been replaced.
    • All portal consists have been
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    Updated May 5th, 2020 at 04:05 AM by RHKluckhohn

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