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#1 laming

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:11 PM

The past few weeks, I've been piddling along with a little project... below you'll see a quickie pic (RE grab) 1 of 2...

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#2 laming

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:12 PM

And pic 2 of 2. Comments will follow.

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#3 laming

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:24 PM

If you're familiar with RE, you'll note something in the two pics. See that yellow band on the trestles?

Yup... I just finished naming the sidings/platforms/elements in advance of activity creation. In addition to the two place names above, there are also such illustrious place names as:

Flange Squeeler Curve
O'Leary Cut
Broken Link Trestle
Hawk Nest Bluff
Sayyerprayers Curve
Two Sisters Trestle
Panther Bluff
Cascades Trestle

Along with other assorted places to be discovered.

In a historical tip of the hat, all timber products at St. Paul are geniune names of mills/timber companies that existed at St. Paul back during its railroad days heyday.

As for the equipment needed for the activities... I'm in the final stages of wrapping up the eng/wag files and creating duplicate numbers for various models. With a little luck, I could possibly start activities within the next couple weeks.

I'm hoping the activities for the Ozark Northern will be like nothing you've experienced to date. There will be some new operational techniques to learn, as well as some new operating practices to get accustomed to. There will also be activities that YOU will make the decisions as to how you accomplish the work, that is, they will be very loose ended. Hard to believe, but the Ozark Northern route will have more activity possibilities than either the StLNA or the A&O! There is a LOT of railroading crammed into the 25 or so miles of mainline. I am really looking forward to trying out some new ideas I've got.

Well... all for now.

#4 TomW

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:58 PM

Cool!!!!

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#5 steamed

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:05 AM

Thank you, thank you Andre !!!

I am so glad to hear that the O.N. is still a go. This route has been at the very top of my MUST HAVE list for a long time.

#6 august1929

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:44 PM

How did I miss this post rolleyes.gif - excellent Andre - really pleased you have been able to get back to it again.

Rod

#7 S. Weaver

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:06 PM

OOoooh, 'lizabeth! It's the Big One! I'm a comin' home, Honey! foof.gif

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for the encouragement... looks like I might sell a dozen copies of the Ozark Northern now? laugh.gif

FWIW: Been working on creating duplicate numbers/etc for the rolling stock. As of now, there are 23 different boxcars representing 6 different railroads. (Remember there are empty/loaded versions for each.) Reckon that'll be enough??

So far, the following equipment is being readied:

23 different boxcars
5 cabeese
4 baggage cars
8 coaches
4 combines
9 flats representing 3 RR's w/6 load variations per car.
3 gondolas representing 3 RR's w/4 load variations per car
4 Ayer reefers
4 Tiffany Patent reefers
2 stockcars representing 2 RR's loads w/modeled cattle loads
11 engines (includes a C class Shay)


As it stands, that's 77 pieces of equipment and I still need to make duplicates for the gons and stocks! Talk about an incredible value!!!





#9 billmoyer

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:55 PM

Make that 13 copies!!!!!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

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#10 derek

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:28 PM

that will be 14.

#11 B32BWH

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:30 PM

And counting...

#12 Frascati

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:53 AM

Put me down for a copy... smile.gif

#13 JLChauvin

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:58 AM

biggrin.gif ...one more copy, please! thumbsup.gif
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#14 wmghobbs

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:10 AM

You guys will really enjoy this route. I have been testing equipment on a beta version for some time now and have been hoping Andre would be able to finish it and release it.
Bill

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(laming @ Jan 30 2008, 9:26 PM) View Post

... As it stands, that's 77 pieces of equipment and I still need to make duplicates for the gons and stocks! Talk about an incredible value!!!


Dear friend, the value was never in question. Take yer time, take yer time ...

#16 laming

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:06 PM

Just finished making the additional duplicates w/different numbers for the equipment.

Final count, total equipment: 92 blink.gif

Don't forget there's also loads/empties versions for them, too.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:12 PM

count me in for a copy! late 1800's to early 1900's! great time frame, but also i can see it working throuh the early 20th century...

thank you andre for you hard work and devotion to this project! I can't wait to take that shay out for a spin!



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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:18 PM

. . . and another. I've wanted this since the first screen shot tease. Thanks for managing to find the time to continue working on it!

Now I'll just go and sit on my hands.

Jim

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:53 PM

ATTA BOY ANDRE - Good to see you have found some time for the ON. Count me in for a copy too.

Jim

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:58 AM

Thank You X 1,000,000,000,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But take your time. smile.gif With MSTS BIN this will be a HOOT!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again! Mike the Yank