View Full Version : Hey GM&O dude. Gotta question.....
02-19-2003, 08:27 AM
Quick question for you Paul, as you seem to have more poles in your route than anyone; :)
Do you use the telephone pole placer in RE to place your line poles or do you do them all by hand?
I've dl'd some better poles from the library and would like to use the auto placer to insert most of them into the route as I want the spacing consistent. But,,,, I'm concerned about the reported problems with the RE placed poles.
If the placer works fine, how does one go about substituting the dl'd poles for the default?
Sorry if this has been covered before.
02-19-2003, 09:24 AM
No problem Todd...I too am afraid of MSTS's RE to to anything in auto mode. I place them all by hand. Set 10 poles at your desired distance, copy them all together and paste them along the route..it will go quicker that way..and all you'll need to do is correctly space between the 10 set. Hope that helps..P.
02-19-2003, 09:29 AM
Thank you fellow fallen flag fan.
Was just playing around with placing a few and I see they are a little small for Milwaukee prototype.
Shouldn't be too difficult to make though.
Project for another day as I need sleep.
Twelve and a tow gets old.
Thanks again Paul,
02-19-2003, 09:51 AM
You still get Tow in pay???? I thought the BLE and UTU gave that up a long time ago...You've got a good contract!
02-19-2003, 09:53 AM
There's a easy solution to this but the guy you need to talk to is Mike Mdimaio whose doing the PRR. He used some utility that places telephone poles automatically along the track. I haven't used it but I know he did. Apparently it worked very nicely. I'll ask him to take a look at this thread and hopefully he'll respond to ya.
02-19-2003, 10:15 AM
>You still get Tow in pay???? I thought the BLE and UTU gave
>that up a long time ago...You've got a good contract!
Doesn't everybody? :)
We're not on the national, so that might have something to do with it. I really don't know what the others get.
btw-There is no such thing as a good contract. Something sucks in them all. :) We do ok though.
Rich-Thanks for the tip and I appreciate your pointing this out to Mdimiao (sp?). I'm really not looking forward to placing 140 miles of pole line one by one.
Trying to get the corn (from the library) to work on rolling terrain is receding my hairline. The pole lines had me considering shaving and getting it over with.
02-19-2003, 10:17 AM
>There's a easy solution to this but the guy you need to talk
>to is Mike Mdimaio whose doing the PRR. He used some utility
>that places telephone poles automatically along the track. I
>haven't used it but I know he did. Apparently it worked very
>nicely. I'll ask him to take a look at this thread and
>hopefully he'll respond to ya.
Now that I think about it, I bet he used the gantry function. I recall seeing a tutorial on using this to put in right of way fences.
Yet another project....:)
02-19-2003, 10:29 AM
With the RE grid option you can place a straight string of poles. Then you can rotate them as a group to a desired direction.
Step by Step Guide to Route Building for MSTS - http://trainsimulatorworld.com/catalog/b506.htm
Albula Line 2 Route
Rocky Islands Route
Cliff Hanger Route
02-19-2003, 10:47 AM
Well, instead of sleeping I'm making a pizza. :)
So, time to go check Mike's book about this grid thing.
02-19-2003, 11:35 AM
YUP..you can say that again! Ours said nothing about 12 hour hog..it's plain to see that in an emergency..they could work us 16 hours..and a lightbulb in a crossing flasher was listed as an "emergency" even when there was 6 sets of flashers at the crossing!...pain in the bu___! But that's the BRS for ya!
02-19-2003, 11:55 AM
Not sure, I think it was some utility he got from UKsim? I can't recall. I sent the email to his home address so he probably won't get it til he gets home tonight.
02-19-2003, 01:19 PM
Michael's way is good.
If by chance you want another effect with the poles and if you had planned on adding low-poly wires..send me an E-mail off line at:
email@example.com ..I can give you a few more short cuts.
02-19-2003, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the help guys. Got some emails on their way.
Now, I am on my way back to work.
Twelve and a tow or we won't go! :D
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