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    Well, I don't know for sure but if you leave 50m...

    Well, I don't know for sure but if you leave 50m between say the heaters and the process you'd be ok. But set the tankage a good 100m away from the process and 50m from the rail loading Put the...
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    Dick, From looking at the pictures of the...

    Dick, From looking at the pictures of the facilities, I have some other comments which all comes under the heading "facility siting". Facility siting involves how a facility is arranged to do the...
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    Not to be picky but I can't help commenting on...

    Not to be picky but I can't help commenting on the lack of or inadequate secondary containment for the tankage in the pictures above. Again, per SPCC regulations oil tanks (and other tankage holding...
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    Dick, I don't know if this asset will fit you...

    Dick, I don't know if this asset will fit you need but it's what is used in JR's Santa Fe, Needles District model railroad route.

    <kuid:370528:1334> n Oil Terminal S

    I decided to not put in...
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    Alikiwi, You need to advertise your session over...

    Alikiwi, You need to advertise your session over on the Freeware Annoucements forum to get a wider audience.

    Take care,
  6. I'll be waiting here in Evanston for 4014 to...

    I'll be waiting here in Evanston for 4014 to arrive Monday.

    Take care,
  7. Feb. 4, 2019 CP Derailment near Field, B.C.

    The Canadian Pacific loaded grain was train stopped on a 2.2% grade. The brakes gave way, the train ran away and ended up derailing and killing the three crewmen.

    Read the latest update here: ...
  8. While in operation, Amoco Production Company had...

    While in operation, Amoco Production Company had a switch engine (an EMD but I can't remember the model which was second hand, I believe, from the US Army) at our Whitney Canyon Sulfur Terminal south...
  9. I don't know the answer but you might want to...

    I don't know the answer but you might want to poke around UP's specs and see what you can find.
    https://www.up.com/customers/ind-dev/operations/specs/track/index.htm

    Take care,
  10. Simon, Are you referring to the Thurmond Empties...

    Simon, Are you referring to the Thurmond Empties session that is built-in? Or is it a session that you downloaded? I just ran the first part of the Thurmond Empties session with no problems in...
  11. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is my pick. ...

    Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is my pick. Hands down.

    Take care,
  12. Welcome back, sir. Glad to see your return. ...

    Welcome back, sir. Glad to see your return.

    Take care but, above all, have fun!
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    Ha! As us engineers would say, "Your...

    Ha! As us engineers would say, "Your acceleration was in the negative direction!". Technically there is no "deaceleration" as the change of velocity vector is just in the negative direction.

    So,...
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    Oh, 10-4, Paul. Figuring out the correct search...

    Oh, 10-4, Paul. Figuring out the correct search term can be frustrating but when you hit gold, the results are most satisfying. As an example, I lucked out and got the term right on the Content...
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    You can look around on this site to find the...

    You can look around on this site to find the track charts with about all the info you would need. The track diagrams are all out of date to one extent or another but one thing that does stay pretty...
  16. How ironic and sad. I didn't know this when I...

    How ironic and sad. I didn't know this when I posted this thread.

    A son of a friend of my family was killed in this wreck. I don't know the family but it is so sad for them.
  17. Preliminary report on 10/4/2018 UP train wreck west of Cheyenne, WY

    Preliminary NTSB report: https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/RRD19FR001-preliminary-report.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1Pk0ox2CdOIhCudL1SJMCw9Eq56quQ2mkC9LgeGmTjleXi6DbcCTl_NyY

    Brake...
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    Colin, I had the same problem and reported the...

    Colin, I had the same problem and reported the bug here: http://www.trainzportal.com/pages/beta-test-center

    I also checked Tony's "fix" and got the session to start also with no CTD.

    Take care,
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    Updated to Build 97556 and decided to try the...

    Updated to Build 97556 and decided to try the Newcastle Shunter session. CTD on the opening camera view after the pre-cache both times I tried it. Bug report submitted.
  20. Why the pipe through the berm?

    The piping in the screenshot above is meant to show the suction pipe to the LACT pumps. Again, LACT stands for Lease Accounting Custody Transfer. This is the measurement of the oil being sold and...
  21. Deane, the asset Oil Tank...

    Deane, the asset <kuid:417385:101833> Oil Tank Berm ver1.1 , is the berm spline.

    Take care,
  22. Sorry, sir, but the US military has to follow the...

    Sorry, sir, but the US military has to follow the same laws as anyone else. See the need for an environmental impact statement for any basing changes; a change of the numeber of aircraft at an...
  23. Storage tanks and secondary containment

    Note that this post is about routes of the 1970's and later as secondary containment was not absolutely required before that time.

    To add realism to the industrial parts of our layouts, we need to...
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    I'm no steam loco expert but one comment on the...

    I'm no steam loco expert but one comment on the video page made sense to me in that the ash pan hadn't been dumped lately. The increase draft with the engine working hard then pulled cinders off the...
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    Chinese steam

    This has probably been posted before but it's worth a view:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=366&v=8grHpQAB1jA

    Pretty interesting.
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