View Full Version : Progress report: Full Bucket Line Version 2 (many screenshots)
06-20-2002, 03:55 AM
OK folks, just to give you an impression what version 2 will look like...
Lake Hurst Yard
Lake Hurst Resort
Olympia (needs more scenery)
west of Yonder
in the desert
Status of version 2 (referring to my hard disk):
tracks: 100% (done; about 30 additional miles)
signals: 95% (requires testing & maybe redesign)
mileposts: 100% (done)
However, version 2 still needs a lot of time & work before I'm going to release it (do you know there are only 6 months till Christmas? ;-)). Please be patient.
Greetings from Germany,
06-20-2002, 05:17 AM
Very nice! Keep up the good work, Bjoern!
06-20-2002, 05:28 AM
That looks absolutely superb!! That shot across the lake is so damned good.
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
06-20-2002, 05:44 AM
Wow ! Very Impressive ! It definitly has that "lookink real- look" and that is what i findt the hardest and most importand thing to do to a route. Keep it up , i think i'll try to install it the "hard way" when its finished.
06-20-2002, 06:24 AM
Yes, I think the "real look" is the most difficult thing with route building, too. Although the Full Bucket Line has a rather "barren" scenery (which should thus be done quickly) it sometimes takes me hours and hours to "plant" a simple bush and choose the right terrtex...
Sorry about the "hard way installation" under your XP system but I have no clue how to solve this problem.
06-20-2002, 07:15 AM
Now you have us drooling in anticipation! So that's why you got so quiet on the boards, you've been creating a treat for everyone!
[font color="Navy" font face="Stonehenge"]"Is All That We See Or Seem But A Dream Within A Dream?" --Poe [br][br]--ack yeah its the 'original' DR... [br][br]
06-20-2002, 11:44 AM
Terrific job on Version 1. Clearly, Version 2 will be worth waiting for. And then...how about a Retro-Bucket ca. 1890-1910? :-) . Hey, I can dream, can't I?
06-20-2002, 12:44 PM
Fantastic pics. Can't wait for it!
As an ignorant Australian, may I ask why it's called the Full Bucket Line? Is there in fact a railroad with that name?
06-20-2002, 04:20 PM
Enjoy the Full Bucket immensley and am looking forward, with keen anticipation, to Version 2........THANK YOU!
06-20-2002, 04:40 PM
Your route building is spectacular. Wonderful attention to detail and excellent terrain shaping. Can't wait.
Thanks for sharing you talents with us.
06-20-2002, 06:53 PM
Love V.1 :-) Can't wait for 2.. In V.1 it suggests changing the Amtrak passenger train activity engine to an Amtrak engine. I am assuming it can be done in the activity editor. I have the Sybex MSTS book, and it discusses changing and/or deleting a car in an activty consist, but just glosses over changing an engine. Would it be done the same way? I have non-default Amtrak engines in my activity editor that I could use.. Could someone please advise me on this?? Thanks in advance,
06-20-2002, 07:04 PM
Loved V1 .. keep those tumbleweeds rollin! I liked the sparse scenery ,very effective with low squall showers sweeping across the desert.
06-21-2002, 01:27 AM
love the wide open spaces of version 1, the closest that ive seen that can resemble an australian route. Pics look great...cant wait for version 2 :)
06-24-2002, 04:16 AM
> As an ignorant Australian, may I ask why it's called the
> Full Bucket Line? Is there in fact a railroad with
> that name?
*hehe* No, I don't think so!
"Full Bucket" is derived from a German slang idiom ("Voll der Eimer!") which means something like "Absolutely great!" or simply "Cool!". Now the German "voll" also translates to "full", and the verbatim (but dimwitted) translation would be "full the bucket". "Full Bucket" is obviously nonsense, but I use it as a synonym for years now (independently from MSTS).
06-24-2002, 09:26 AM
LAST EDITED ON Jun-24-02 AT 09:30AM (EDT)[p]Hello Bjoern,
I really enjoy the first version of your route, and this looks even better. I do notice one thing that would be a definite nonfit for the US Southwest, the refinery. The gasoline in the US is not called petrol. Here is a much more realistic logo from the US Southwest. They had a large refinery in Big Spring Texas.
06-24-2002, 09:38 AM
> I do notice one thing that would be a definite nonfit for
> the US Southwest, the refinery. The gasoline in the US
> is not called petrol.
Thanks for the hint, Bob! I will ask my creativity center (hopefully located somewhere in my brainbox) for a more appropriate name... :-)
06-24-2002, 10:40 AM
LAST EDITED ON Jun-24-02 AT 10:40AM (EDT)[p]Just the addition of a the letters "eum" would effectively "Southwsternize" the current name. "Newton Petroleum" sounds like something you would find in the Southwestern U.S. to my ears. (Having lived in Texas for 30+ years!)
Of course, depending on the mindset of the company founder, he might have simply called it "Newton Oil".
I'm enjoying the Full Bucket Line a lot and I'm looking forward to the next update.
06-24-2002, 12:11 PM
Looks good. version 1 is also cool
but i have one question, will version 2 have water towers and coal areas for steam locomotives? I ask this because NALW's big boy would look great in the desert ;-)
06-24-2002, 12:57 PM
> will version 2 have water towers and coal areas for steam
> locomotives? I ask this because NALW's big boy would look
> great in the desert ;-)
Good point! Never thought about that (please excuse my ignorance). I will check this out...
06-24-2002, 01:11 PM
I am a "Old Grump" and run nothing but steam...currently I include a "Cistern Tank Car" for water and a Tank Car with oil in my consist! Your adding coaling and watering facilities will be most appreciated! Use any name you wish as I buy my gas from a Petro Oil gas station here Chicago. :-)
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