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    Quote Originally Posted by matruck View Post
    Must of missed this one when you first started the thread Christian but I'll be keeping a eye on it from now on, Amazing work mate your attention to detail is second to none so keep up the great work.
    Cheers Mick.
    Funny, yesterday I thought of you and Sean/Sureshot that it soon might be time to test something. I got some help and suggestions from "Pitkin" that I have integrate here and there. So he helped me a lot, also CTD should not occur in the coming versions (hopefully). I still lack some baseboards between Sandusky and Bellevue, when they are done I plan to publish this section.

    Quote Originally Posted by justinroth View Post
    Looks great! I am from Sandusky and grew up in Huron. I have thought about modeling it or at least the coal dumper. I live in Columbus now and have been working on a Columbus to Marion route based off of the Sandusky district. I have a thread of screenshots for it but haven't worked on it in a while.
    Thanks for the kind words. Your thread about your Columbus route was always been a motivation for my plan of the extension. Unfortunately, all pics are gone. Believe the last pictures came around the area around Lewis Center. But until I reach the area, if any, a lot of time will pass

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    Great to see the updated version. I will be working it out this weekend for awhile.
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    Funny, yesterday I thought of you and Sean/Sureshot that it soon might be time to test something.
    Anytime at all if ya need help mate give us a shout, Wouldn't mind seeing sum pics of how that coal unloader thingy works though it looks interesting. Found this cool video of the dock working https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynjSgkwDL8c It is actually called a Heyl & Patterson Hi Lift Dumper.
    Cheers Mick.
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    I built my own version of the unloading dock Mick. Rather "Lamberts Point style" than "Sandusky style". The latter does not work in the game.

    The principle is simple, the coal trains are pushed up a little hump with 2mph, then uncoupled and every single car unloaded. Then it goes downhill by gravity. Braked and changed direction on the ramp and then sorted empty for new trains. It is great that you have to disassemble the unit trains beforehand into smaller ones because there is not much room to maneuver. Between Sandusky yard and the coal port at least runs the east-west main line of the NS










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    Nice work Christian and with this game if that is what works then stick with it mate, Mind if i try and make sum concrete silo's for that corner of of the process where you currently have two white silo's ?. I think that is part of the blending process they have there which i'm not really sure how it all works but i'd like to give it a crack anyway's.
    Cheers Mick.

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    I live near Columbus. How far south are you going because I would love to see columbus in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matruck View Post
    Nice work Christian and with this game if that is what works then stick with it mate, Mind if i try and make sum concrete silo's for that corner of of the process where you currently have two white silo's ?. I think that is part of the blending process they have there which i'm not really sure how it all works but i'd like to give it a crack anyway's.
    Cheers Mick.
    Just look at it and play with it. It´s from last week

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyGig View Post
    I live near Columbus. How far south are you going because I would love to see columbus in this.
    Columbus is the goal, but if my time or motivation is enough for it, I do not know yet. Better step by step and I prefer to grow with small modules and themes. First module was under the topic "hump yard", this module is under the theme "coal dock and train watching". Let's see what topics the rest still gives

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    I grew up in Northwestern Ohio, and your screenies look just like it. Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by escd84 View Post
    Just look at it and play with it. It´s from last week



    Columbus is the goal, but if my time or motivation is enough for it, I do not know yet. Better step by step and I prefer to grow with small modules and themes. First module was under the topic "hump yard", this module is under the theme "coal dock and train watching". Let's see what topics the rest still gives
    I have Columbus mostly done. North almost to Marion, south past Watkins and east past Buckeye yard. route merge?

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    Then and now, it's moving forward













    @justinroth The picture of your Columbus route gives one another boost!

    Would like to know if you can merges our routes, but unfortunately I am already building in TRS19. Do not know if you build with DEMs or free hand? With the latter, it might work out simple, if TransDEM is your starting point, it will be more complicated. I use a combination of both and my DEMs do not have the correct heights. I can send you however in any case my Transdem map for my last parts then you can look if it could fit somewhere? Of course, if you already own a TRS19 version which is not registered in your timeline then I like to pack the route together.

    And something else about your signature.... Thank you very much, without that I would never have found in my life your great song Overboard!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by escd84 View Post
    Then and now, it's moving forward













    @justinroth The picture of your Columbus route gives one another boost!

    Would like to know if you can merges our routes, but unfortunately I am already building in TRS19. Do not know if you build with DEMs or free hand? With the latter, it might work out simple, if TransDEM is your starting point, it will be more complicated. I use a combination of both and my DEMs do not have the correct heights. I can send you however in any case my Transdem map for my last parts then you can look if it could fit somewhere? Of course, if you already own a TRS19 version which is not registered in your timeline then I like to pack the route together.

    And something else about your signature.... Thank you very much, without that I would never have found in my life your great song Overboard!!!!!
    Thanks dude! My Columbus route is mostly DEM based yes, I will have to check where the height is. I do not have TRS2019 yet but plan on purchasing it soon. I have two other large routes and it seems I can never work on one long enough to finish it, I haven't worked on the Columbus route in a bit but I put alooooooot of work into into it, including a lot of custom content. I'm curious to see if our routes are close to the same level. It is possible to shift a DEM route in TransDEM however I believe it can create problems once there are assets placed on it.
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    Hope both of your routes are released because I would love that! I tried making Columbus but every attemt fails.

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    Your route looks very interesting and I really like the way you have your Waterway set up that is so cool! 😊👌

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    A big thank you goes out to Matruck for the great silo which are now in Sandusky!
    And an annoyed look towards the programmer of the game. The last baseboards completed, a new clutter layer added for more atmosphere aaaannnnddd all turf FX elements are gone from the whole map... So everything again from the beginning...

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