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    Very interesting thread. It is interesting that...

    Very interesting thread. It is interesting that the largest rail net in Europe at the time gets so little love. I am a history buff (aren't we all?). I have a particular fascination with WWI. I would...
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    My Bad, and apologies! :o

    My Bad, and apologies! :o
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    My question was not how one operated a turntable,...

    My question was not how one operated a turntable, but how to clear it after/during heavy snows. Google is only your friend if you know the right terminology to use in the search. If you happen to...
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    I agree. I am a Philskene "The Trestle Master!"...

    I agree. I am a Philskene "The Trestle Master!" fan also .
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    I was thinking about that reading MP242's comment...

    I was thinking about that reading MP242's comment about the multi hundred car train! I thought, no mater how much I like trains, watching 700 cars go by while sitting in my car might get a little...
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    Train Length in the steam era?

    Quick question.
    Is there a reference or guide line for how long trains cold be in the steam era? I understand that factors such as engine availability of grade over the give route could be factors....
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    Floating Rails in IndustRail - TS12

    Hi All
    I just downloaded philskene's excellent Industrail TS12. I noticed that most of the rails are floating. I know how to fix them using smooth spline. Just wondering if there is something else I...
  8. Thread: The Haze

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    The Haze

    Anyone know why EVERY layout I download and open in surveyor has a case of "The Haze"? I know how to get rid of it by resetting the diurnal color and then save the route, but is there a way to...
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    Switches and Asset Placement

    I have two quick questions (hopefully). I tried to look up the issue with the search but couldn't get a a good search criteria. So I may have been using the wrong terminology for the search. I am...
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    What I found interesting was the general lack of...

    What I found interesting was the general lack of solid info. You would think that SOMEONE would have said "Use a Y track in such and such district because of snow fall". BTW I like that idea. Makes...
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    Winter and turntables

    I am working on a Merrimack valley inspired layout. As winter descends on us here in New England I got to thinking, How did the railroads clear the snow from the turntable pits? I have not seen any...
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    It is sort of a PITA but not a huge deal. I have...

    It is sort of a PITA but not a huge deal. I have been looking at a LOT of older routes and almost all of them have the haze filter applied. I found the easiest fix is togo into the environmental menu...
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    Not to hijack the thread, but... This is the sort...

    Not to hijack the thread, but... This is the sort of scene I really admire. Almost photographic. Wonderful feel for location and time. This is an artist at work and their medium in Trainz. Is there a...
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    I remember the last days of the mines in...

    I remember the last days of the mines in Ishpeming and Negaunee. The trains would come through Marquette and load the ore freighters at the dock downtown. The the tracks were covered in taconite...
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    Why Blocked Tunnels?

    I was running a train on Kickstarter2 and notice one of the tunnels is "Blocked". It looks like the entrance is full of stones but the train runs through it just fine. The other tunnel had a normal...
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    thx! Just saw where you are from. Just think...

    thx!
    Just saw where you are from. Just think Summer is just around the corner! Getting the flip flops and shorts ready?
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    Track Laying Question TS19

    I hate to bother anyone with something that is probably pretty stupid. I am pretty new at this modeling thing so slowly working out my issues.
    I am working on a modification to the Ogden Route in...
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    Thx All! Danddhud: Yes B&S was significant...

    Thx All!
    Danddhud: Yes B&S was significant producer of precision machinery. You might find the book "The Perfectionist" by Winchester an interesting read. It is a modern history of how the pursuit...
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    Industry Inputs

    I was looking to model a machine tool manufacturer (like Brown and Sharpe) on my model. I get that large crates of lathes and drills come out, but what goes in? Do they take raw steel and re cast it?...
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    someday someone will invent a way to convey humor...

    someday someone will invent a way to convey humor and sarcasm in email... I failed at it miserably here. Most if not all of the Keweenaw mines were probably closed by the time the big articulateds...
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    A little more digging and I Couldn't find any...

    A little more digging and I Couldn't find any more 1915 maps. Here is a link to the area maps but only maps for around the 40's Although I did notice that they have indications for abandoned rail...
  22. I think there are two levels of effort here. The...

    I think there are two levels of effort here. The first and by far the hardest is the actual creation of the cars in the 3D apps. the second is the ability to reskin an existing model. That is not...
  23. Thread: Drivers

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    Drivers

    Is it just me or are the drivers in TS19 really creepy? I think it is the semi-animation that has them looking around like a guy who just sold a container of TVs to his 'Best Friend". I remembered...
  24. Thread: Lift Bridges

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    Yup! Just ran an engine through the bridge as...

    Yup! Just ran an engine through the bridge as they worked. But how do set them up? Using the "info" buton didn't seem to get to anything that sets up the bridges like you get when you click an...
  25. Thread: Lift Bridges

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    Lift Bridges

    Must be a little thick this AM.
    I am playing around Philskene's Harbormaster. My question is how do the bridges work? I took a look at another thread and they mentioned triggers to activate the...
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