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    Thumbs up Pictures looking really good there my friend......So realistic..........

    Good Evening Sir Dan,

    Been real busy upgrading to TRS19 this last 2 weeks, along with changing out to a Gaming Laptop, my old one is dying, it's time has finally come, quite a different animal in all aspects......

    Just wanted to wish you a belated New Year, and I have read your latest comments on the issues your facing with Route Construction.

    I think there is quite a fair amount of us who do realize how much effort this Route encompasses when it comes to Color, Plants, small details etc. hang in there, it takes lots of time when the ATTENTION TO DETAIL is highly important as noted in your remarks.

    It might be that you need to take a bit of Pause for a while to just refresh in your efforts to reach that point of Conclusion where you feel the Route or parts of it could be released to the group. Only you can make that decision Dan, and we as a group need to respect and be patient with your efforts to get to point of completion your seeking..........

    I bid you a good weekend, and these last several shots of your Route are just so vivid with Colors and natural Scenery it truly exemplifies the work of Great Artist Sir Dan................Night Now..........
    Last edited by blueodessey; January 12th, 2019 at 01:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueodessey View Post
    Good Evening Sir Dan,

    Been real busy upgrading to TRS19 this last 2 weeks, along with changing out to a Gaming Laptop, my old one is dying, it's time has finally come, quite a different animal in all aspects......

    Just wanted to wish you a belated New Year, and I have read your latest comments on the issues your facing with Route Construction.

    I think there is quite a fair amount of us who do realize how much effort this Route encompasses when it comes to Color, Plants, small details etc. hang in there, it takes lots of time when the ATTENTION TO DETAIL is highly important as noted in your remarks.

    It might be that you need to take a bit of Pause for a while to just refresh in your efforts to reach that point of Conclusion where you feel the Route or parts of it could be released to the group. Only you can make that decision Dan, and we as a group need to respect and be patient with your efforts to get to point of completion your seeking..........

    I bid you a good weekend, and these last several shots of your Route are just so vivid with Colors and natural Scenery it truly exemplifies the work of Great Artist Sir Dan................Night Now..........
    cheers blue,yeah i had a look at your install of 2019 and glad to see you have a nice asus rog to tackle said install, i had one of those ( an older model ) and they are good machines.
    thanks for your kind words. My biggest concern is the 20 odd miles of wide canyon from mcandrews to dragon which will take a long time to complete due to the nature of the cliffs in that area and huge numbers of trees to install, , so I've made an executive decision to release the section from rainbow junction to bonanza once i have the cliff sections available to do the white river area properly. This is a much less formidable task , around about 25 miles and i have quite a lot of it done already , only two towns , but a lot of shunting and mines to work with .
    It will give me a feeling that i can possibly complete this in the relatively near future and i wont feel quite so overwhelmed as i do occasionally when contemplating another 60 miles to do overall- all that sage !!!!!!!
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    Copy that Sir Dan,

    60 miles is quite a lengthy amount of detail, what's the word here? Exceedingly tedious and maybe even nail biting sometimes.............I think your Executive decision is spot on.......That will give you a couple of important anchor points......

    Your following will having something to examine, play with, and hopefully give you some qualified feed back, which I see as most valuable in your considerable undertaking of the next 60 mile corridor.

    And this breaks things into smaller manageable chunks where might be able to release more sections as you complete the areas............If so desired of course.

    As per my ROG, I'm madly in love with it, so awesome over my old one........However and this just me being too picky, I may be my own worst enemy.........Sometimes...

    After doing some research on this one's specs.....I'm considering doubling the Ram on this baby from 16-32, not right away, but maybe in a month or too, after I pay XMAS Bills etc.

    And hoping my Samsung SSD will replace the the Drive D which is either a 4200 RPM or 5400 RPM drive, I haven't exactly found out what I have.....

    I know Primary (C:\) Drive is an M-2 Style, which I didn't know existed, basically just a card with fast Ram Chips on it.......Not a squared covered drive like my Samsung in Old HP Envy......It's age is one year old, so it is still viable to use, supposed to be good for 5 yr's.....And with Magician Software on it, it would run the Shorts off one in here now.........

    Have a blessed Sunday Sir Dan..........Enjoy your week ahead........

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueodessey View Post
    Copy that Sir Dan,

    60 miles is quite a lengthy amount of detail, what's the word here? Exceedingly tedious and maybe even nail biting sometimes.............I think your Executive decision is spot on.......That will give you a couple of important anchor points......

    Your following will having something to examine, play with, and hopefully give you some qualified feed back, which I see as most valuable in your considerable undertaking of the next 60 mile corridor.

    And this breaks things into smaller manageable chunks where might be able to release more sections as you complete the areas............If so desired of course.

    As per my ROG, I'm madly in love with it, so awesome over my old one........However and this just me being too picky, I may be my own worst enemy.........Sometimes...

    After doing some research on this one's specs.....I'm considering doubling the Ram on this baby from 16-32, not right away, but maybe in a month or too, after I pay XMAS Bills etc.

    And hoping my Samsung SSD will replace the the Drive D which is either a 4200 RPM or 5400 RPM drive, I haven't exactly found out what I have.....

    I know Primary (C:\) Drive is an M-2 Style, which I didn't know existed, basically just a card with fast Ram Chips on it.......Not a squared covered drive like my Samsung in Old HP Envy......It's age is one year old, so it is still viable to use, supposed to be good for 5 yr's.....And with Magician Software on it, it would run the Shorts off one in here now.........

    Have a blessed Sunday Sir Dan..........Enjoy your week ahead........
    i think you would get more bang for your buck by getting a gpu with more vram rather than more ram , i had 32 gig on my rog and still had a slight stutter, only had the 4gb card. Dunno if it can upgraded, but 8gb is the go if you can afford it.
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    I have got seriously stuck into the 'fake ' railway , the stretch between Watson and White river , which was projected but never constructed due to a recession in 1921. This is the stretch near white river mp 67-68 and no doubt my "friend" Josh will complain about me using a non standard URY engine.

    this section was where the terrain had to be extensively remodeled as the DEM was not precise enough to show undulations in the terrain .

    there are several issues with trying to make this section, the biggest one being, its SO remote, there are no roads near most of the canyon, and even where there is one crossing the canyon, there are no color photos to give an idea of the rocks, i have a few frames from a speeded up video taken from youtube where the bridge crosses the canyon, but its fuzzy and not much help.

    So i have to used google earth, but that doesn't give a good idea of the rock and vegetation colors , normally one can find a few images taken by hikers, but nobody seems to go there ever, its most frustrating .

    I imagine that eventually I will have to replace the rocks I've used as I expect I'll find out these are the wrong colors, what i have used are from further down the canyon , near dragon, with some color changes as i think its greyer rock in this area .

    not completed but much more sparse vegetation here ,it gets VERY dry in this area , so it will be easier to apply veg and complete the deed, thousands of sage but not as many as near American thank goodness , as it can be a tedious job placing each one. .

    overall tho, i'm glad i made this section as it gave the late Ben Dorsey an opportunity to make lots of lovely bridges that were a lot more sophisticated that the majority of real Uintah spans.These were some of the last he ever made and he had a ball doing them . However if anyone thinks they are too out of place with the overall Uintah ethos then it would be possible to substitute them with standard trestle splines . My scenario in my alternative universe is that prices remained high and this allowed the significant investment in building the extension , instead of closing in 1939 WW11 boosted the local economy, leading to a boom in gilsonite demand and prices , in addition oil shale exploration in the area happened years before it actually took off. These alternative universes are very handy, now all i need is one where trainz works perfectly and has better terrain tools :-).

    unlike a model, you cant really trim down the boards here as it would look awful, but it does mean a lot of extra texturing on distant mountains.



    in this shot for instance, its not an option to remove the far distant hills as they are part of the white river and the railroad runs alongside that for a mile or so.
    Last edited by dangavel; January 16th, 2019 at 06:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangavel View Post
    So I was having a read on my phone (small screen) at work, noticed about how you said there were not many photos, but when I saw this screenshot I thought it was a photo! Such natural looking terrain. And I think that the bridges look fantastic, When you are doing a route that is almost entirely your work and research, with very little info out there, you can make the history, that is what the professionals do
    hi, i was rjc0235, then 0235, now im rjc0235 again! if you have seen anything that is 0235 or rjc0235, im the same person

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