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    I've placed the Gramps project back in the current project folder so will get back to it soon but I have a question.

    I'd like to use ARN on the gramps, framed UTLX car, and frameless UTLX car as I have a script file that allows the ARN system to be used on an interactive car but I need to know what the proper car numbering ranges were for the 3 different types.

    My HOn3 cars were made by a professional builder from craftsman type kits so I assume the numbers he put on them are within the proper range.

    Gramps 11056
    Framed UTLX 88131
    Frameless UTLX 88111

    Any ideas as to the proper ranges gents?

    Thanks,

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    Ben, from what I remember reading, the cars were numbered weirdly. They varied when they were relettered for the GRAMPS. Your numbers are correct.

    Here is a link:
    http://on30annual.com/reviews/on30_r...uan_gramps.php

    Sure this is for On30, yet the article gives the number ranges. I hope this helps.
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    Ben,

    Hopefully this helps with your numbers. http://drgw.free.fr/DRGW/Freight/Tankcar/Citerne_en.htm

    Chris

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    Thanks.

    Interesting but some of the info seems confusing. 41 narrow frame cars numbered 12000 - 13999? Thats 2000 cars, lol. Ditto frameless ones numbered 55000 - 55999 = 1000 cars. Finally none of this seems to agree with whats on my models.

    Guess I can always let folks know they can change the number range in the ARN system to whatever the wish.

    EDIT: Hi Chris - didn't see your link at first. Printed the screen out for reference - thanks.


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    It seems like they renumbered them quite often also.

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    Definately - guess they couldn't make up thier minds, lol. I think I'll just set the ARN system up with "something" and tell folks they changed often over the years.

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    I just found an old thread where a gent using arum as his username was making one of thesecars but a search on the DLS doesn't turn anything up. I hate to duplicate others work as I don't feel its fair to them but does anyone know if his car ever got finished?

    Also - the 3 ng tankers use 4 ft 6 in wheelbase bogies and I can't find them anywhere. I can make them if necessary but I'd rather not if they have already been made.

    Thanks,

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    How old was the thread? If over a year I would say he isn't getting it done.

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    Last post was April 2nd, 2009 so I'd have to agree its almost certain to be a dead end (too bad as the car was looking good).

    Was working on mine yesterday so cheer up guys they is a comin tho normally I don't like announcing items ahead of time in case I get stuck and they end up vaporware.

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    Can't wait to see what you come up with Ben.

    I have started the build thread for this in the Screenshots section.

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    Build thread? Whats that?

    EDIT: never mind - I figured it out (ok took a peek, lol).

    Ben
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    HELP!!!! I have a son who lives in Durango, I have ridden the Durango-Silverton line many a time and am addicted to the route. Microsoft Train Simulator thru downloads at train sim.com had a wonderful accurate Durango-Silverton route, as well as a number of other narrow guage historic routes, as well locos, rolling stock etc. available for download. Anyone know if there is anything comparable available for Trainz? I donatedto the Kickstart program, have the new Trainz 2014 but will be tempted to go back to my old MS trains.com program if Trainz can't allow me to get back to a Durango route. Thanks.

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    Post I would pay (reasonable ) for someone to develope the route and assets.

    Quote Originally Posted by UP9018 View Post
    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?

    Thanks,
    Chris
    My son lives in durango and I have ridden the actual route a number of times. The old Windows trainz had a wonderful old route and assets. I would be willing to pay a reasonable fee if someone would develope the route (old one from the 40s) for Trainz for Ipad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkling View Post
    My son lives in durango and I have ridden the actual route a number of times. The old Windows trainz had a wonderful old route and assets. I would be willing to pay a reasonable fee if someone would develope the route (old one from the 40s) for Trainz for Ipad.

    Mate, do you have any idea how long it would take to do that ? To make a good route takes years , realistically, you'd be paying somebody many thousands to make it worth their while. Best forget the ipad and run the existing route on a PC ,it would be cheaper to buy a decent rig than to pay somebody to make the route.
    WARNING! The Surgeon General has determined that the use of the simulator Trainz is highly addictive,

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