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    A "controlled point" is a remotely controlled...

    A "controlled point" is a remotely controlled signal. However, "control points" are almost literally that, a designated point which they use to control movement (usually by train order or bulletin...
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    The scenic railroad that I'm familiar with, the...

    The scenic railroad that I'm familiar with, the Belfast and Moosehead Lake (Brooks, Maine), has its fuel trucked in. Usually by a local heating oil/fuel dealer, and the equipment is placed where it...
  3. I do see what Railroader1970 is saying, the cab...

    I do see what Railroader1970 is saying, the cab is much more illuminated that it should be. I don't think it is the cab lights being on, I think it is the game trying to render darkness...

    I...
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    Oh boy... I hope they didn't "fix" anything...

    Oh boy... I hope they didn't "fix" anything (thus completely mucking up the old things unintentionally like they did on the e-specs ages ago). I haven't noticed, but I haven't had a chance to check...
  5. The key is to keep a large mass of ice, with as...

    The key is to keep a large mass of ice, with as little surface area as possible. This does prevent melting because there is enough cold mass to offset the small point at which the melting occurs and...
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    If you are looking for maps of the track at...

    If you are looking for maps of the track at Bethlehem Steel, I would see if you might be able to find a copy of "Bethlehem Steel Railroading" by Nevin Sterling Yeakel (The Railroad Press of Hanover,...
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    Well, I roughed the scenery to the bridge and...

    Well, I roughed the scenery to the bridge and left it for now. I suppose I could always pull the old bridge out trick, but it is upstream from the rail bridge... I'll figure it out later.
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    Drat... the Rocks Village Bridge didn't fit at...

    Drat... the Rocks Village Bridge didn't fit at all... about a span and a half to long. So, looks like it's back to testing road splines through RR bridges.

    Ben did a great job on it, definitely...
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    Newsprint rolls and (paper rolls) are/were...

    Newsprint rolls and (paper rolls) are/were generally shipped in boxcars, maybe a refer to get the car somewhere more useful. I would imagine that the asset doesn't have a mesh as it was intended to...
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    John, Thanks, I hadn't thought about cramming a...

    John,
    Thanks, I hadn't thought about cramming a road through one of the rail bridges, but I usually use single track ones...
    Might work for a 30's-50's era road, narrow lanes (10'/3m or less) and...
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    New England steel truss road bridges

    I'm looking for an asset close to the formerly ubiquitous green steel truss bridges found on the highways here in New England. These were installed in Maine in large quantities in the late 30's...
  12. Thread: Turnout Tool

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    I might suggest adding instructions and frog...

    I might suggest adding instructions and frog numbers up to 12, otherwise looks functional with my limited testing.
    I normally use Andi06's JK series of switches as templates for laying out yards and...
  13. Most of the reasons I'm aware of seem to have...

    Most of the reasons I'm aware of seem to have been covered here, however, don't discount the "that's how it's done" factor. That is the natural resistance to a new way of doing things and, if you...
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    That sums up most of my frustration with the...

    That sums up most of my frustration with the DLS/CM....

    I do understand some of your frustration about the fills, my local area has many fills that are not easily recreated in Trainz, usually with...
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    I believe the problem that you are running into...

    I believe the problem that you are running into is probably, in part, the sim trying to be realistic. Bear with me on the explanation, it does get long...

    The Trainz program actually has three...
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    So very true, we tend to forget how regulated our...

    So very true, we tend to forget how regulated our lives are now, and how little oversight there used to be... social attitudes were different too... It can be hard to realize just how easy it used...
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    Not a surprising comment from the professional...

    Not a surprising comment from the professional engineer. As pfx said the novelty goes away. That being said most engineers are more concerned with getting a comfortable, good unit that is a...
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    I do think that it would depend upon the company,...

    I do think that it would depend upon the company, location, and time period.

    We often forget that labor was much cheaper than it is now, paying some bums a pittance to go and fling snow would...
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    In terms of train length, another factor to...

    In terms of train length, another factor to consider is that there is a limit to the amount of leakage in the train line. In practical terms the pressure at the rear (caboose) of the train's brake...
  20. To answer your question, most modern excursion...

    To answer your question, most modern excursion runs are scheduled/designed to not need a water stop en route, unless there are existing facilities (super rare). Modern practice is to subcontract the...
  21. I do presume you wish to know what infrastructure...

    I do presume you wish to know what infrastructure one needs to represent for unloading grain from covered hoppers. The short answer is that it depends on the car's bottom hatch, some gravity feed...
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    Another path to go searching along about...

    Another path to go searching along about infrastructure of railroads is to look at the documents and maps that were generated by the Valuation Act (1913). Often referred to as "valuation" or "Val"...
  23. Thread: Small loco

    by TSwenson
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    You could try looking by the nominal weight of...

    You could try looking by the nominal weight of the locomotive (i.e. "23ton" or "44ton") if you are looking for a specific size, as most of this sort of equipment was classified by the nominal weight....
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    John, I used to work landscaping around Acton...

    John,

    I used to work landscaping around Acton (MA) in the late 80's/early 90's and did work on a fair number of stone walls, as well as having a keen interest in history and architecture, and...
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    John, You hit this one right out of the...

    John,
    You hit this one right out of the park....



    These ubiquitous walls are almost as iconic a feature of New England as the white churches and are more prominent as one gets into rural...
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