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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 :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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  2. 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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  3. FDL FRIDAY AM For T:ANE

    The session FDL Friday AM has been ported to T:ANE, uploaded and approved. It will be available for download within hours.

    Due to a power shortage at Horicon, today's early patrol will be Eastbound sans caboose. First we have to make up the train and take care of an odd job in the West Yard, then do some light work on our way to Horicon.

    This is the first import from 12 to T:ANE SP3. The experience has improved in that there are fewer ghost consists needing attention; the
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  4. FDL Fond Du Lac For T:ANE - Route Update

    Version :2 has been uploaded to the DLC and should be available to all within a day or so.

    Track alignment is unchanged and the sessions I've uploaded for it all work with the changes without issues.

    Chief improvement is the replacement of nearly all track with procedural track and removal of nearly all the separate frog assets. Management also decided to upgrade the Rock River trestle at Mayville with a much more substantial structure, in view of the increasingly heavy
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  5. Thursday AM Patrol West for T:ANE

    FDL Thursday AM Patrol West has been uploaded, approved and should be available within hours. It's in Build 4.5.

    Here you get to "patrol" (Milwaukee talk) the entire line and have work to do in several locations. Takes a couple of hours.

    Although basically the same as the 12 session, it was necessary to substitute the U30b loco for the SD9, which is not currently available in T:ANE. The advantage is, the U-boat is a much more powerful loco. In SP2, the front
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