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    Dangavel,
    Yikes, that's just crazy. Here is hoping for the best. [Editors Note - it's hard to type with fingers crossed...]

    Is the Unitah okay or did that suffer as well?

    Will be holding my breath for the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich505 View Post
    Dangavel,
    Yikes, that's just crazy. Here is hoping for the best. [Editors Note - it's hard to type with fingers crossed...]

    Is the Unitah okay or did that suffer as well?

    Will be holding my breath for the next few days.

    Heinrich505

    well it all should be backed up on various drives, i generally go in and make all assets into cdps but there may be a few that had slight mods that i forgot to duplicate. I am pretty sure my trainz folder is on a separate drive to the system so it should not be affected. As for drives there are four on the mac and three others that are external , I've made cdps of the route on each of these almost daily. i don't have a mac hooked up to try these drives at the moment we can just have to see when the verdict comes in as to if the mac pro is functioning, it may just be the motherboard, and drives are unscathed.
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    i installed a program that allows me to see mac dives on pc and can inform you all that the latest versions of the uintah and timber ridge are on a working drive along with most of the recent kuids I have modded or made . so breathe a sigh of relief if you want, it wont take much work to get it all back.
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    Yesssss! Great News!

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    Good Morning Sir Dan Gavel,

    I said some silent prayers for your dilemma this last week.......

    Sounds like someone above is looking over you my friend. Glad to hear the good news today about your Route............

    Also saying prayers for the Fires to get better, heard there was some Rain coming around,

    a friend told me in conversation.........

    https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/ra...ustralia-fires

    Take care and enjoy weekend....

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    The Mac Pro is still broke, so gave them my spare today that has a broken logic board to cannibalize to see if it can be resurrected . I have three if the four drives , will see what I can get off theses might not be able to make into cdps as the system drive is still in computer, they say all drives are ok,if the Mac can’t be fixed i’ll Get them to make me a hackintosh with High specs . Watch this space for news tomorrow , too stuffed to see what’s on drives tonight . Trains local folder was on different drive to the trainz app install
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    well i think everything is still intact , the final route versions are definitely intact , but just a matter of using the drives in the same configuration in whatever computer i use , i do have a 2010 8 core i can swop them all into, just waiting on the system drive to do the deed. i will have to be more organised with specific folders for backups as Ive just been saving assets as i mod them and they are all over the place , i am sure some have been modded a few times so i need to save everything off content manager again and make sure I have all the latest versions for both routes. this serves me right for not taking more effort to sort out stuff more methodically.
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    if anyone WAS worrying about this route, you can STOP
    I restored sp3 today and the main build with all my assets is there intact . i am now going to concentrate in making sure that all uintah and timber ridge assets are backed up and preferably uploaded to the DLS for safekeeping. however just looked and i have made over 9000 assets (many of which are cliff libraries which are 9 items per set, so they soon mount up, many of them actually aren't being used and aren't really very good, but I will need to sort them out , see which are actually in use and also put in screenshots, that's a BIG job doing screenshots , so it will take a while) i will install them on my windows computer as well.
    Well the the only casualty of this escapade was my system ,as the OS on the computer reverted to sierra when the high sierra update failed and , most unfortunately, my 8gb RX580 nitro card, so another is now on the way as a rx590 apparently doesn't play ball with sierra. at least its now $100 cheaper than it was a year and a half ago.
    what a rotten two weeks, but at least the routes are intact .
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    Dangavel,
    Sorry to hear of the software woes and all the asset headaches. Thank goodness all your hard work was not blown up. It's easier typing without my fingers crossed haha.

    Thanks for the update and glad for your good news.

    Heinrich505

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich505 View Post
    Dangavel,
    Sorry to hear of the software woes and all the asset headaches. Thank goodness all your hard work was not blown up. It's easier typing without my fingers crossed haha.

    Thanks for the update and glad for your good news.

    Heinrich505
    Yeah I’ve had to spend hundreds on physiotherapy to unknot all my limbs from the past week or two I need to buy more hard drives to store these backups , although if I went back and deleted a lot of the old route copies from 2017 /18 I expect that would drop the storage requirements a few dozen gigabytes,the uintah folder of photos , spline variants and research is about 55 gigs , it needs some serious sorting ( not that it hasn’t been sorted many times, but once I get making more assets , it needs it again pretty quickly . I have hundreds of rock photo variations, combinations etc, psds , tga, jpg and nrm variants ,so each rock spline might take up 100megs or more in the backup folder and then there’s the spline itself and then a copy of that as backup, it’s a logistical nightmare
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    well I'm finally back in business, just a few shots of the section near the transition from grass to snow in Tollume pass, I'm having to change most of the trees so they are on DLS as I forgot that the jango aspens I was using weren't on the DLS. The ones I'm using don't really look as good but they are easy to access. This will actually run on an elderly 1gb radeon 5780 at medium settings as I've not dropped on my 8gb card yet.
    Some of these engelbrecht spruces are quite old , a bit transparent but they are the only ones around that i could find.




    no doubt people will change them anyway , I may be able to update another pine using the new jvc blueprints, but that's not a high priority..

    there are now about 6 mines in Tollume, so theres plenty of scope for freight operations here as well as logging.


    i'll add some shots of the two foot gauge branch soon.
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    That river is looking very nice in snow country. I'm interested to see where you added the 2' line and what rolling stock you've found for it. Very glad that you were able to recover.
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    Great shots! You are capturing the look and feel of the area - it looks wonderful.

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    As promised , some shots of the 2ft branch, I've utilized the Kitsons as they are nice looking engines , have cowcatchers and decent US sounding whistles.


    End of the line, this setup loads coal but will try and change it to something more exotic to justify building a branch at great expense.



    leaving the mine the line is nestled within a tight valley with a river running alongside the track, its mostly downhill with a few ups and downs and some short steep sections of up to 7%.

    as seen here



    you can see the snowy hills of Tollume pass in the background.


    there's about 6 trestles to provide variety
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