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    Norm --

    Your post #733. Looks familiar. One of mine. The electrified version of Riverside. Didn't realise it could look so nice in TRS19. Kinda makes me think I should upgrade it to TRS19 standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philskene View Post
    Norm --

    Your post #733. Looks familiar. One of mine. The electrified version of Riverside. Didn't realise it could look so nice in TRS19. Kinda makes me think I should upgrade it to TRS19 standards.

    Phil
    One of very few US routes with a decent length of catenary track. I'd forgotten all about it until someone mentioned Riverside and I re-discovered the electric version. <kuid2:69871:2029:2> RiversideElectricRailroadCo 3a on the DLS. It could do with a rebuild but has held up surprisingly well. I'm not showing any missing assets but it could do with some more flora, industries, and passenger stations.

    A couple of more shots from Riverside Electric here https://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...65#post1781365
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    Norm,
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. There aren't many electric routes for US railroads available, and this one is from the master himself, Philskene. I didn't know about it until I saw your really cool screenshots.

    Phil,
    Do you still have the maps available somewhere for the route? The link for the route doesn't work anymore.

    Heinrich505

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    Quote Originally Posted by philskene View Post
    Norm --

    Your post #733. Looks familiar. One of mine. The electrified version of Riverside. Didn't realise it could look so nice in TRS19. Kinda makes me think I should upgrade it to TRS19 standards.

    Phil
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    Maps? Unfortunately no. They disappeared with the demise of RapidShare in the big crash of '15.

    Updating the route. Most likely a project in '20. I think I should redo the end terminals. They do look dated.

    The catenary. The issue here is that there does not seem to be a uniform Trainz standard for the wire height. The height I used works with my electric locomotives that are on the DLS, one version of those PRR locomotives shown above and maybe a couple of others.

    I think perhaps I should replace it with the NSWGR poles and wires that are available on the DLS -- "NSWGR catenary with stanchion spline for ... ". It's a scenery spline that is height adjustable. I'll set it for the existing height but users will be able to adjust the height to whatever is best for them.

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    Phil,
    Wow, that is great to hear! I'd love to see an updated version of the Riverside Electric Railroad Company 3a. I just ran a good part of the route with Pweiser's P5a Electric Freight engine, just checking out the route. I thought it looked very good in TRS19 as is. Yes, the wires were too low for the pantographs on that engine, but what the heck! It was great fun and I was running an electric on something different than the Philly to Wilmington route.

    I wish there were some New Haven routes to play around with - Pweiser's amazing engines really deserve their own routes to do them justice. I think MSGSapper's New England Coastal would be a good start, but it isn't electrified. I tried playing around with putting up catenary and had to give up as my skills aren't that good yet with surveyor.

    Some sessions would be wonderful, if you choose to update the route. I love these gems that keep resurfacing for those of us coming late to the Trainz magic.

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    Nice shots Norm. Always cool seeing NH in their glory.

    Private route?

    I just found that my install in TRS19 of the Riverside Electric Railroad Route 3a was pretty much gutted when I upgraded to 105096. Bummer, but I can still run it in TANE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich505 View Post
    Nice shots Norm. Always cool seeing NH in their glory.

    Private route?

    I just found that my install in TRS19 of the Riverside Electric Railroad Route 3a was pretty much gutted when I upgraded to 105096. Bummer, but I can still run it in TANE.

    Heinrich505
    Yup my New Haven Coastal route which seems to have survived the TRS19 "upgrade" although not many sessions survived. Now I'm afraid to check and see what N3V has done to another good old route. <sigh>

    Edit: Well that wasn't too bad. It appears that the TRS19 just screwed with the environmentals on the RER3a, I haven't tried fixing them yet but it seems possible. For some reason all the buildings look flat now though.
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    Hi Norm --

    "One of very few US routes with a decent length of catenary track. I'd forgotten all about it until someone mentioned Riverside and I re-discovered the electric version. <kuid2:69871:2029:2> RiversideElectricRailroadCo 3a on the DLS. It could do with a rebuild but has held up surprisingly well. I'm not showing any missing assets but it could do with some more flora, industries, and passenger stations."

    Well, the TRS19 rebuild is turning out to be a much more extensive and time consuming task than I had imagined. This is the north end of the route. PRB track. PBR textures. TurfFX. Very much work in progress. The reflections come out nice. As do the shadows.

    Renamed "Rivercide Electric railroad".



    Question:
    Should I leave it as a layout? Or convert it into a model railroad?

    Phil

    Edit:

    Rivercide. The brown is the base layer primer.



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    Phil,
    What an exciting project! Thanks so much for revisiting this. Your present electric route is great fun right now, but your remake is going to make this route shine even more.

    Either way, Route or Model Railroad, would be great. I'd request that you have portals if you go the model railroad angle, so that you can have through traffic to make the route very busy, like Krashnburn and Bidye. Just my 2 cents, and I'm going to be thrilled with whatever direction you take.

    The WIP video was so nice. It already looks very good!

    Heinrich505

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