Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:23 AM
Received the first test shot for an LNE caboose from Gaetan. Very nice model work. Route work at Pen Argyl will recommence soon.
I've been busy with what little disposable MSTS time of late working on putting together the pieces needed for a project that's going to be inserted into my production schedule right after releasing Part One of the LNE. Probably way too early to give specifices, so I'll just say that it's steam. It's prototype. It's early era... and it will be fabulous.
In all, I'm excited about all the projects on the way.
Well, all for now.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 10:38 AM
Anyone care to guess the following:
Where is it?
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:11 PM
Care to try again?
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:13 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:15 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:23 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 06:12 PM
So what now, you got two projects, man I just get mad tryin to repaint
Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:31 PM
Actually, you done pretty good. It would be hard to define just exactly "where" on the CM that particular shot was taken!
The segment that will be modeled will be the Ute Pass section. That is, from the Colorado Springs area over the top of Ute Pass at Divide, and down to Florisant, on the western side. Helper grades both ways. Maximum prototypical grade will be 4.2% on the westward trek.
The era will be 1893-1894 to take advantage of the construction of the Midland Terminal Rwy from the connection with the CM at Divide.
Correct again on that being a Jon Davis creation. Jon has been consigned to build the entire fleet of equipment that will be needed for the CM project. The CM will be a first class effort in every way.
Yup, well do I recall the modeling efforts of the late Albert Black and his beloved Colorado Midland.
As for having two projects: Aside from spending a bit of time converting the existing CM track to ScaleRail, it will not have any serious work accomplished on it until after phase one of the LNE is complete. I hope to start on the CM after the first of the year. This will give Jon Davis time to create the fleet that will be needed to bring it to life.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:57 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:11 PM
Yes and no.
Colorado City will be a significant small city (for 1893). However, once started up Ute Pass... it gets wild and wooly before more civilization is passed through. The smaller towns along the way will be about like Walden on the North Arkansas, some perhaps a bit larger. Florisant was really a railroad "place" more than a city, owing to the fact it was at the foot of the eastbound helper grade. Florisant will be about like Seligman on the North Arkansas.
Help or hurt?
Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:20 PM
guess I'll just send you my spare banc-card and pin no that way you can just send this great stuff to me as it's done. This stuff all sounds great!!! Well back to gettin #3 out of the pea patch again.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:01 PM
Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:44 PM
Hey, that works for me!
Tough grades indeed on the CM. The ruling grades on the CM are steeper than the North Arkansas. The stoutest grade on the North Arkansas is a tick less than 3%, and is very short. (Northbound into Seligman.) The steepest grades on the CM are 4% and stretch for several miles.
Chicago??? I don't think so!
You have to remember that there many factors in MSTS that will limit the amount of track and scenery objects you can have on a tile.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:47 PM
She's a beaut, ain't she?
Posted 25 April 2000 - 03:51 AM
Looks good, hope to see more of it in the future and the LNE
Posted 20 August 2004 - 11:56 PM
Now that the CM deal is explored/on the books, I have returned to the LNE, so expect to see updates resume.
Posted 21 August 2004 - 12:06 AM
Post about it any time, I am runnin the Lehigh Valley know so I am kinda waitin to see what you got ready for us
Posted 21 August 2004 - 02:30 PM
Posted 21 August 2004 - 05:51 PM
Told you she was a beaut, didn't I?
Speaking of D&RG... did they have any consolidateds and/or ten wheelers with these proportions?