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    Quote Originally Posted by john2002 View Post
    literally the only thing PRSL has in Trainz is an RDC

    So you could reskin something?

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    yes certainly.

    As long as I ask permission from their creators I can upload them to the DLS
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    Quote Originally Posted by john2002 View Post
    yes certainly.

    As long as I ask permission from their creators I can upload them to the DLS

    Look at the license some permit it others you need to ask the content creator. There is a problem with reskins and that is as new versions of Trainz come out sometimes the mesh needs to be corrected. The original content creator is unable to correct the mesh on a reskin which is one reason why some content creators prefer that you don't reskin their work. Having said that you can reskin anything for your own use.

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    when I make reference sheets to x off when a certain piece of rolling stock has been done in Trainz, I should put their categories like this
    AA
    ACL
    AT&SF
    BAR
    BCOL
    B&LE
    B&M
    BN
    BNSF
    B&O
    CB&Q
    CG
    CGW
    C&IM
    CN
    CNJ
    C&NW
    C&O
    CP
    CRR
    CSXT
    CV
    D&H
    DL&W
    D&M
    D&RGW
    DT&I
    D&TSL
    DW&P
    E&JE
    ERIE
    FEC
    FNM
    FXE
    GBW
    GM&O
    GN
    GNWR
    GTW
    IC
    IC (late 1980's)
    ICG
    ITC
    KCS
    L&N
    LV
    MEC
    MILW
    MKT
    MON
    MP
    MRL
    NH
    NP
    NS (pre-1982)
    NS
    N&W
    NYC
    ONR
    PC
    PGE
    P&LE
    PRR
    RDG
    RF&P
    RI
    SAL
    SBD
    SCL
    SLSF
    SOO
    SOU
    SP
    SP&S
    SSW
    T&P
    UP
    VGN
    VTR
    WAB
    WM
    WP
    other railroads (BCH, H&S, MPA, CAGY, YKR, TA&G, AC, M&E, FCP, AOK, IAIS, EVWR, RBMN, IRR, QNS&L, BMS, DM&IR, DM&E, CSS&SB, etc.)
    private owners (ACFX, PTLX, MDT, PROX, CGTX, SHPX, TTX, DOWX, NATX, NAHX, EFCX, DODX, etc.)
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    Your list will be over 500.

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    hey whitepass, i'm pretty sure you're well aware of the tons of private owner cars that haven't been done
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    Quote Originally Posted by john2002 View Post
    hey whitepass, i'm pretty sure you're well aware of the tons of private owner cars that haven't been done

    JOHN BARNET Ltd WORCESTER & BROMYARD
    RINOVIA STEAM FISHING Co Ltd GRIMSBY
    PETERBOROUGH AND DISTRICT TAR DISTILLERS
    LANE BROTHERS BIRMINGHAM
    MILLBROOK COLLIERY COMPANY
    MIDLAND ACID Co Ltd
    BWLCH COLLIERY
    STANTON
    SOUTH WALES COAL COMPANY
    SOUTH CAMBRIA CARDIFF
    CORFIELD & VIVEASH

    I have many other PO companies documented and very few are in Trainz.

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    i'm gonna start documenting every railroad name (including private owner) I can find as well
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    I have a book by the NMRA that is a reproduction of "The Official Railway Equipment Register" of 1958 800 pages of railroad names, running numbers, mass and other data.

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    I could use digitized copies of ORERs and railroad equipment color guide/portfolio books honestly (what's the point of spending hundreds of dollars on info that can easily be put up online)
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    Quote Originally Posted by john2002 View Post
    ... (what's the point of spending hundreds of dollars on info that can easily be put up online)
    Pretty much the same point as spending hundreds, or THOUSANDS of dollars on Graphics/Imaging Software and Computer Hardware to "play trains"...

    ...It's a hobby, and some people spend tons of money on their hobbies, to solve problems that are seemingly "easily solved".
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    I can’t speak for other creators of Trainz content, but research is a big and time consuming part of the creation process. While the internet or www (world wide web) is a tremendous help, it is not the end all. While on some matters there is a totally overwhelming amount of information, on others there is little or no information. While it is true that knowing how to make a proper search for the given sought after item(s) is extremely important, in same cases a determination must be made as to the value or importance of what is desired over that of the time involved. Unfortunately, some things have to be accomplished without all that is desired in the finished product. It is a matter of degree of completeness. Many users will not notice that some rather insufficient item(s) is missing, but other might and you may never heard the end to their suffering over its absence. Balancing on the end of a needle is a frightening and dangerous game. Oh, the joys of content creation.

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    Very true majekear. Having sometimes been in the position of trying to determine details from a blurry old photo from the 1880s when little other information is available is a lot like walking a tightrope when it comes to content creation. Most Trainz folk will be happy that something new from the late 19th century has been uploaded to the DLS, but there's always the risk that someone is going to pinprick over the sometimes necessary compromises that have to be made.
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    when doing this 86ft hycube that I could not find in Trainz, I made a compromise by doing the data in small lines

    I would be really interested in practically every American and Canadian piece of rolling stock since World War I (including private owner cars). You never know what's been on the rails. Plus i'd love to have randomized trains featuring all of that regardless of being set in an era (like a BN C636 with an NS SD70)
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