Posted 04 January 2004 - 05:56 AM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 06:11 AM
You've really got a corner on the Train Simulation development market Marc. Lots of people have a home here!
Posted 04 January 2004 - 07:50 AM
Resistance was futile.
Marc = The Borg.
Just saw this here forum a few minutes ago... gotta' run off to church for a spell... will be back later to begin the carnage.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 09:00 AM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 09:17 AM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 09:35 AM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 10:28 AM
I think on behalf of use not-so-well informed, can you tell me what V-Scale Creations is all about?
Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:50 PM
You asked a very good question. I shall endeavor to answer it with a post that's less than novel in length.
At this point, V Scale Creations essentially consists of: Me.
The term "V Scale" is simply a name coined that befits our hobby of virtual railroading. For decades, there's been HO scale, N scale, O scale... and now there's V scale!
Eventually, I will be corraborating with some of the affiliates at this site to bring some of the products to market that I have on the production schedule for the upcoming year. But for now, V Scale Creations is basically a one man effort.
Now, who is "me"? Well, I'm Andre Ming.
I've been a rail enthusiast for as long as I can remember... literally.
By primary vocation, I'm a Pastor. (And have been for more years than I can keep up with.)
Over the years, though, I've also been involved with railroads, including being employed in the operations department (i.e. train service). Mainly my "hands on" experience has been with shortlines, but I also have much exposure to Class One railroading. I even have experience running standard gauge steam engines. Even now, many, many of my long time personal friends (and parishoners) are railroaders.
My interests within the realm of railroading are wide and varied, but could safely be summed up by saying that my interests are primarily North American. Other than that, I can find fascination in almost all aspects, era's, locales, and so forth.
It wasn't long after my introduction to MSTS (August 2002?), that I realized this was going to be my primary outlet for my railroad hobby.
Eventually, it dawned on me that this could be a great venue in which to incorporate my experiences and exposure to railroading, as well as some of the historical elements I've found fascinating over the years, into a medium that can be distributed to others, and hopefully would prove entertaining in the process.
Thus, V Scale Creations was born.
Into each route that V Scale Creations anticipates producing and distributing, I hope my exposure to railroading, and the experiences therein, will come through not only in the visual realm, but also in the operational realm. I'm anxious to try to bring the world of railroading to those that have never been able to actually be "out there" to experience it for themselves. IF I'm successful in this goal of bringing it to you, when you launch a V Scale route and select a supplied Activity, you will not only have a visually interesting route... but hopefully you will also get a sense of what it's like to work for a railroad, including facing the unexpected, having to make decisions on the fly, and even meeting and working alongside various fellow "employees" that become a part of a railroader's life.... even if it's only "virtual".
But hey, that's what V Scale Creations will be all about: Creating Virtual Worlds for Virtual Railroading!
As for what V Scale Creations is doing right NOW... well... at long last the first route is entering the final stages of development. More will be said about that in subsequents posts. (However, I will need to devote some of my MSTS time developing my new V Scale Creations website... so that will cost me some production time.)
Thanks much for the welcome, and thank you Craig, for letting me share with you what V Scale Creations is supposed be about!
Posted 04 January 2004 - 01:21 PM
Thanks for the low down on V-Scale.
I hope to see 'teasers' soon of your upcoming endeavors here and at your soon to be web site. You know, so that we can ask "When is it going to be released?" questions.
I bet that you won't be a 'one man shop' for long. Not with all the crazy's around here.
Happy New Year to you and better cinch that seat belt/shoulder restraints down another knotch.
Posted 05 January 2004 - 03:42 PM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:07 AM
Hey, Andre! How you been?
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:22 AM
Are you into V scale now?
From looking around, guess you can see what happened to me and Sn3/etc, eh?
Dude! Send me a PM and catch me up to date about what all's happening in your life.
Really nice to hear from you.
Andre "Been There, Done That" Ming