A Little Surprise...
Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:11 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:24 PM
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
Broken Link Trestle
Hawk Nest Bluff
Two Sisters 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.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:05 AM
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.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:44 PM
Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:06 PM
Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:45 PM
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
4 baggage cars
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!!!
Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:10 AM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:40 PM
... 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 ...
Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:06 PM
Final count, total equipment: 92
Don't forget there's also loads/empties versions for them, too.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:12 PM
thank you andre for you hard work and devotion to this project! I can't wait to take that shay out for a spin!
Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:18 PM
Now I'll just go and sit on my hands.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:53 PM
Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:58 AM