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Fostoria Ohio, "The Iron Triangle" Project Blog - Norfolk Southern and CSX fans Unite!

Progress on the Fostoria Ohio, "The Iron Triangle" Project, TS12, which features real world input for modeling current rail traffic operations on one of the busiest rail crossroads in the USA.

  1. At Look at Techniques and Progress on the Fostoria Route

    by , July 10th, 2014 at 08:31 AM (Fostoria Ohio, "The Iron Triangle" Project Blog - Norfolk Southern and CSX fans Unite!)


    I've blogged about the Fostoria Rail Park, Fostoria current events, Fostoria rail traffic, and other digressions, but what about the actual route building progress?

    Because the objective is to make a realistic modern-day representation of Fostoria in Trainz, consider these techniques being used to create as realistic route as possible ...

    I. Monitoring of Real Consists
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    Updated September 8th, 2018 at 04:04 PM by deneban (Image provider changed domain names)

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  2. Dimensionally Realistic Route Building with Google Maps

    by , April 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 AM (Fostoria Ohio, "The Iron Triangle" Project Blog - Norfolk Southern and CSX fans Unite!)

    maps.google.com offers route builders an opportunity to build dimensionally accurate routes and prototypical scenery...


    If you are building a route for which you want to have actual real world trackage, features, and terrain, the following technique can be used to get real work dimensions and reflect them in your route. In addition, plenty of prototypical detail is waiting for you on google maps: track layout, track-side ...

    Updated September 8th, 2018 at 04:11 PM by deneban (Graphics provider changed their domain name - Whisky Tango Foxtrot)

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  3. Windows 8.1 built-in abilities to back up your Trainz data

    by , March 14th, 2014 at 07:59 AM (Fostoria Ohio, "The Iron Triangle" Project Blog - Norfolk Southern and CSX fans Unite!)
    Let's take a moment from Fostoria to discuss how the critical point of backing up your Trainz data can be addressed in the latest Windows operating system.

    Here is a discussion and screenshots showing how Windows 8.1 has a built-in facility which can easily make periodic backups of your Trainz data without you ever interrupting your game. You can restore any or all files from any backup if you need to.

    There are two methods, 1) "File History" (found in Control ...

    Updated November 10th, 2018 at 10:33 AM by deneban

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  4. Windows 8.1 built-in abilities to back up your Trainz data (cont)

    by , March 14th, 2014 at 07:57 AM (Fostoria Ohio, "The Iron Triangle" Project Blog - Norfolk Southern and CSX fans Unite!)
    Continuation of post "Windows 8.1 built-in abilities to back up your Trainz data" :

    3. Drilling down into the image backup folder, you'll see contents like this. Select the image that your Trainz folder is on. You can recognize the image by its size relative to the other images captured. In this example, the Trainz folder is on the drive with the most data, so the largest image is selected. If you proceed and guess the wrong image file, just revert back to this step. ...

    Updated November 10th, 2018 at 10:30 AM by deneban

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  5. Fostoria Rail Fan Park Opened November 15

    by , November 18th, 2013 at 04:52 PM (Fostoria Ohio, "The Iron Triangle" Project Blog - Norfolk Southern and CSX fans Unite!)


    Fostoria Rail Fan Park Opened Nov 15


    After ten years of being a political football, the Fostoria Rail Fan Park finally opened last Friday, Nov 15th. Situated within the "Iron Triangle", the park, open from dawn to dusk, gives rail-fans an official place to observe the high traffic level of CSX and NS trains hammering across two adjacent diamonds, and a third in the observable distance. ...

    Updated November 10th, 2018 at 10:29 AM by deneban

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