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    Dangavel,
    Those are really great shots. They show off a sense of scale that is quite impressive. The terrain seems to go on forever! Really nice work.

    Heinrich505

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    I'm getting to the stage where the route needs testing for major glitches such as track hanging in the air etc, excessively steep grades , missing textures and empty spaces where abutments should be . I do need to replace all the tunnels as the djb are giving some strange errors and some others are not DLS available, this is probably the last thing I'll be able to fix . I've made all the sections at least 2 boards wide , but the added boards are often not as detailed as the main line surroundings. its just to give better sight lines , remove some weird looking hills that hang in the air and to generally give a better feeling of the route actually belonging in the space.
    So looking for two or three volunteers to download the route and to test it out. please don't volunteer unless you intend to actually take on the task. You don't have to drive it all, just test parts of it ,as it will save me a lot of time and i can concentrate on fixing some sections that still need a bit of work. pm me if interested.
    it will run pretty well on my 10 year old mac with a radeon 5870 with one gb of vram , but if you want to run it on ultra settings it will need more power than that. I'll probably be able to upload the test version ( tunnels will need replacing later on ) in a week or two.
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    I think it's a magnificent route, congratulations.

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    well so far, nobodies lining up to do testing, so the wait will be longer. I've been replacing tunnels and making this merged section that connects the iron ore mine to the rest of the route more detailed.







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    been tweaking the mixed gauge section , the three rail track I'm using is not that great , but there's not a lot of choice with the ng/sg track available.










    much happier with this section now its three boards wide.
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    @dangravel, did you get my PM about me willing to beta test your Timber Ridge Line?
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    Yeah , much appreciated, thought I'd replied to you ...it will be a little while yet I have to sort out this tunnel issue .
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    the highly esteemed Jango has given me permission to update and upload his ng 36 tunnel bore used in the old rollins pass route. It was build 2 and when I've tried to update it to build 3.5 it gaves me these faults.
    VE60 required tag 'trackdirections ' was missing and has been set to default
    VE60 required tag 'width' was missing and has been set to default
    I solved this warning issue after much searching , I found these solutions .

    width 4
    trackdirections 0,1



    however ,that hasn't worked entirely , the asset is 3.5 ,no longer showing faults, BUT as seen here. the bore only has a visible tunnel wall for the first section at the start and finish of each end of the spline, whereas , the original has walls the whole length of the spline.

    so I'm doing something wrong, but what ? I've had this issue up for two days now on the content creation section and no one has any suggestions. cant complete the route until I get a decent tunnel substitute as those old djb tunnels are giving me a lot of trouble and i need a substitute toute suite . I thought I had found another possibility using 760 track tunnel, but that will not straighten out for me in any way whatsoever and i'd have to realign most of the tunnels ( the track is also slightly too small as opposed to the djb 36 inch tunnels whose track is slightly too big. jangos asset is ideal , but it has this pesky issue .....
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    As an idea for you to try. I use tunnel track (not a tunnel just the track) putting a dig hole at either end. Then I put a spline tunnel over the track sticking out past the dig hole. So the only difficulty is the dig hole which for the most part is fixable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenRuof View Post
    As an idea for you to try. I use tunnel track (not a tunnel just the track) putting a dig hole at either end. Then I put a spline tunnel over the track sticking out past the dig hole. So the only difficulty is the dig hole which for the most part is fixable.
    I'm doing that , but the problem is there are no suitable NG tunnel bores on DLS that fit the tunnel portals that can be edited , I can do a reasonable job with ajs stone tunnel and running Ng track on top, but it's hard to do when the trac k is curved and on gradients, especially when there's over 20 tunnels, one a spiral .
    This bore solves the problem. If I can just get it working.
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    I made the decision to change all the track where possible to better version, this in turn made me have to change all the ballast and as the route has some issues after merging with bulk changes, i have to do a lot of it by hand and then check the track to see if it looks ok. the 30 inch track i was using had a fill which allowed me to do work faster , but which now has to checked for gaps under track and fixed. all this is slowing things done , i have also added a lot more vegetation as some sections look extremely bare compared to better worked areas. Currently working all through the 30 inch ng sections, my merges and the original sections.
    climbing out of redtop at dawn and section beyond



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    Default redtop to greenhills section

    This is all merged sections
    below is an example of missing textures, i am sure i have fixed this before, but they occasionally re appear ...

    climbing the grade towards the logging section near the river




    back on the flat.











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    Dangavel,
    Really great shots. I love how you capture the sense of long distances with the route and the screenshots. There is also a sense of isolation - you get the feeling (and quite correctly) that you are way out in the wilderness between small pockets of population.

    Heinrich505

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    some new shots , finishing off between Borat airport and Hot springs Mine , gradually working round the route, Paul Gorski has very kindly made me a tunnel portal that can disguise the worst features of the old djb tunnels .










    From memory , this section was pretty much flat in the original. it ain't anymore , still having some tunnel issues as in some cases I'm having to dispose of the old djb tunnels due to their built in digholes . Jangos old NG Rollins pass tunnel bore is fine if its used in short sections , but as its not a track spline, the track develops little bends if its curved tight , still trying to work out ways to make it easier to install. The reason I'm not using other tunnel splines such as the co tunnels is they aren't on the DLS and in addition need updating.
    Last edited by dangavel; March 28th, 2020 at 01:37 AM.
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    Dangavel,
    Really nice shots! That tunnel that Paul made for you looks very good, and fits in well.

    The last shot from overhead shows the engines working very hard on the grade. This will be fun to drive!

    Heinrich505

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