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    Default Durango & Silverton or Durango to Silverton

    Just a "quick" question. I'm wanting to build a Narrow Gauge line in TS2010. So which would you rather see, a route depicting the modern day Durango & Silverton, or a route depicting and older (possibly 40s) Durango to Silverton? It will be built using Fishlipsatwork map.

    Would you be willing to help? Put in research, help update cars to 2010 standards, create structures?

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    Chris

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    I can help with research, pending on what you need
    and I would rather see an old 1940's version
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    I am thinking the 1940s version too, more to do than just run uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UP9018 View Post
    I am thinking the 1940s version too, more to do than just run uphill.
    I have the Railworks D&S and seeing mini-vans next to narrow gauge is totally wrong.

    Harold

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    I agree totally, although the correct 1940s autos will be a bit challenging.

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    When I rode it I was watching the engines shuffle back and forth across the grade crossing so they could couple to the cars and noticed a McDonalds behind them. Just doesn't seem right, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bendorsey View Post
    When I rode it I was watching the engines shuffle back and forth across the grade crossing so they could couple to the cars and noticed a McDonalds behind them. Just doesn't seem right, lol.

    Ben
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    I guess it was just easier.

    Harold

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    I also vote for the 1940's

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    OK the McD's made the decision, 1940s version for sure!

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    I agree on the '40's. Personaly I like the late 50's to early 60's when the Durango was dealing with the gas boom in Farmington.

    What build are you using 2010 with? It has compatibility mode so things should work just fine.

    What structures I know are out there:

    Durango:
    Roundhouse
    Depot

    Silverton:
    Both Depots
    Some shops.

    Here is a link:

    http://www.steammachine.com/prowler/

    This here is where you can get the Mikes, some basic rolling stock. Also if you look around, there is a sand house and water tanks, both single and double spouts. They all will work in 2010 with the compatibility mode on.

    Funny thing is, I was thinking of restarting my attemp on the line too!
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    I've been working on the D & S for about a year now. I'm nearly done with the route and will be making a few sessions next. Time zone is 30's to 40's. I made a dem map with Transdem. The Fishlips map has a major error near Silverton that I found difficult to repair.

    There have been several announcements in the past about the D & S route but no one has finished a complete one. Maybe this weekend I can get a few screenshots up. I may release the route first and the sessions a couple of months later.

    Randy

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    Do please Sek!

    Just a quick question; did you get the smelter, lumber yard and other industries? Those were the hard parts when I first tried making the route some years ago.
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    I used what buildings are available and did a bit of kit bashing too. Durango has a lumber mill and a yard or supply house. The smelter, across the river from the roundhouse, is made from photos and drawings. It is not that accurate because of the limitations of content. I am currently tweaking ground textures then it's on to people and vehicles. The route is extremely detailed. Most of the trees and grass are pay ware from JVC, (jankvis).

    More later,
    Randy

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    I made the truss bridge over the river on the high line part of the route but can't remember what I called it.

    I haven't made the combination truss and girder bridge just out of Durango but if you can get me a few pics and dimensions I will (unless someone else already has that is).

    EDIT: I found it. Tacoma bridge kuid2:210518:1463:1. Its in TRS2004 format but should go into newer versions without too much trouble.

    Ben
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    Thx Ben, I'll take a look at it. I am currently using a standard gauge bridge because it casts a shadow and looks very good.

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