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#1 august1929

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:18 AM

Well, I have done some more deforestation, and a bit of reforestation on the desert line.

It is interesting seeing the terrain forming that Andre has done on the route - not so obvious with all the trees there. I am certainly enjoying this diversion and aim to put some scrub in the valley/gully bottoms, with a bit of grass here and there.

Present shots are a progression from Grandview (new name - don't know it yet) to Tunnel, which I think I will rename Summit.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:18 AM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:18 AM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:20 AM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:20 AM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:10 AM

wow! save for the telegraph poles, one would never guess it was the same route...

nice work, Rod...

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:17 AM

Hey Rod,

Nice pics! It's amazing how versatile a well constructed route can be. Sorry I don't have a name for you, but keep up the good work.

John

(ps - best not to let ol' Coonskin catch ya haulin' up that hill with your cylinder cocks open!)

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:35 AM

Rod,

The pictures are great. Really gives the western feel. Looks just like the country I flew over the other day. Real barren and hilly, at least from the air anyway!!

As far as a name for the railroad, how about the Possum Flats and Summitville Railway? PF&S Ry. for short. wink.gif

Just a quick thought anyway.

Paul

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:30 AM

Close them cylinder cocks, yer wastin fuel! And lube oil!

Seriously though, it's looking very good. Kinda "Tonapah & Tidewater"ish. But if you leave it this far west you gotta change that 2-6-0 to an oil burner! tongue.gif

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:56 AM

Pix #1, #3, and #4 remind me of the old Espee Owens Valley narrow-gauge line.

Better build a few more water tanks; especially at Summit siding.
You'll need to fill 'er up after the climb in that arid land.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:34 AM

Thanks all for the positive comments - a lot to do yet, but it has a grandeur that shows how impressive Andre's terrain modelling is.

On the Cylinder Cocks, well of course you can blame that on Josiah Rock (formerly of the Seligman and Pender Bugle). He had an agreement with the engineer to show off a bit more steam and smoke in order to make his plates more dramatic.

Corrected in the second below.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:35 AM

#12 - Cylinder Cocks closed - thank you gentlemen.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:39 AM

#13 - approaching Summit.

I take the point about the water tank Tom.

Paul, I sure like the idea of the PF&S Ry. - Any ideas on renames for the different towns and depots.

Summit is obvious, but which is Possum Flats?

Also, what is the reason for the railway being there in the first place?

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:49 AM

Thank you. Thank you. It's such and privilege to receive this great honor. (Holds the little gold statue up.)

First, I'd like to thank the USGS for digitizing the elevation numbers into downloadable data. Thanks guys and gals, you are the greatest.

I also need to thank JohnCS. Without DEMEX, all the data they worked so hard to create would have remained little silly binary numbers. JohnCS... I owe 'ya man. (Put it on my bill.)

Lastly, I must thank the one that truly created that gorgeous terrain: God. You did an awesome job. Love the variety found here on this planet.

Totally awesome award.

Andre "Terrain Oscar" Ming

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:52 AM

Re: Possums

Lookin' at those pics, that place could be a mite dry for possums. Typically, they like creeks, woods, that sort of thing.

However, the name DOES have a fun "ring" to it... sort of like something John Allen would like.

Andre