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    Default Levi & Appalachian WIP

    Welcome to the very early screen shots of the L&A. This is a fictional railroad based out of Levi Kentucky. I have a history already written for the railroad but I won't bore you with it now. The map was generated with the use of TransDEM.

    Below are early shots of the heavy locomotive repair facility outside the town of Levi. I would like to hear your commits and suggestions.

    Dave





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    This is a great start to a great WIP route. I can hardly wait to see more, it looks like the perfect steam locomotive era route in Trainz history.
    There is only 525,600 minutes in a year.

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    Nice route will it be able to accommodate diesel locomotives also
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    Default Looking good !

    All of those engine sheds are very interesting ... and I would like to know where they are from, or the names & kuids

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    Here is a list of building I used on this part of the route. I believe most of these buildings are on the DLS.

    Harrison Switzer Milling Company DES KUID: 101046:100082
    Diesel_Engine_house_1trk_open_brick KUID2: 86729:40007:3
    FMA Engine shed W-E KUID: 149987:25362
    UD-BrickEngineHouse KUID: 276733:150002
    Reddish Electromotive Maintenance Depot KUID: 61109:28201
    Boott-Cotton-Mill KUID2: 33404:504360:2
    VFUK Textile Mill kuid:61109:100001
    Building Cane Mill kuid:-1:100254

    cascaderailroad I have read many of your posts and learned a lot by reading them and following your examples. Your posts really helped my yard ladders, thank you!

    coreycoen12345, good point I guess I should install a small diesel servicing area. In my rewrite of history; crude oil fuels will be very expensive and oil is more valuable as a lubricant than a fuel as coal will be vastly more plentiful and cheap. The steam locomotive will be king on this route .

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    These pictures were taken at the base of the "cut in the hill" helper siding. The crew of the 2-10-0 are talking to the helper crew wither they need help with the empties through the cut? Also you will see a personal reskined caboose just out of the photoshop I'm not very happy with the grass could someone please make some suggestions.

    As always I would like to hear any advise you may offer.








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    Whose grass is it that you're using? I've generally been happy with the JVC and CarryLARS grass, myself.

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    Great looking route you have going !

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    Between classes and grading tests and classwork work on the L&A slowly moves forward.

    Here is the L&A showing off their new additions to the fleet; all 3 of the Erie's Triplexs are now in the hollows of Kentucky. Here they are being showen off the to the town of Levi.







    Next in the Little Hope Mine. Turns out they hit a nice vein of coal for a small mine. Due to the topography they only have enough room for 10 hoppers at a time so the mine sees at least 6 trains a day.




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    Default Outside the town of Wilson

    Here we have the Bluegrass Local crossing the Little Hope Mine bridge after just leaving the town of Wilson.





    Standing at the end of the Wilson Mine tracks.




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    Thai1on: I like your pictures and a good start to L&A..I love your smoke..Good Trainzing to you..
    Bob Cass December 15th, 1937 - February 23, 2015 Thank you for receiving him, Father.

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    With completing the mainline from Levi to Beattyville with most of the scenery in place I went on a TransDEM, USGS Seamless server, raster map binge over my 3 day weekend The L&A now stretches from Hazard KY. to the northern edge of the Cincinnati Queensgate yards and the Cincinnati Union Terminal. As the route stands now it's just shy 200 miles long and is 50% freelance and 50% borrowing from the L&N

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai1On View Post
    With completing the mainline from Levi to Beattyville with most of the scenery in place I went on a TransDEM, USGS Seamless server, raster map binge over my 3 day weekend The L&A now stretches from Hazard KY. to the northern edge of the Cincinnati Queensgate yards and the Cincinnati Union Terminal. As the route stands now it's just shy 200 miles long and is 50% freelance and 50% borrowing from the L&N
    Awesome work so far, I am all about the steam era...
    Is Winton Place aka Chester Park Oh gone to featured on this route?

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    Winton Place, I remember it well. Yes, in fact the B&O leg of the route will continue up through Norwood, Oh. (my earliest rail fan spot) where the northern portal will be. I did look up the Chester Park picture and very cool but the L&A will pass the old Coney Island and River Downs horse track alone the banks of the Ohio river. With the new Google sketch up Trainz exporter working I hope to find many of the classic and famous buildings and sites in the warehouse.

    Time for the L&A to hire a whole bunch of gandy dancers as I have a lot of track that needs to be laid. I guess I'll be starting in Hazard and working north to Levi so around 45 miles of track needs to be put down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai1On View Post
    I would like to hear your commits and suggestions.
    The route is looking very promising, and thank you for not posting pictures of blank baseboard. I can't help but notice the above, and suggest that you are spending way too much time in "Edit in Explorer"!

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