More Railfan Specials
I was having trouble taking multiple screen shots without my PC locking up, but found I solved the problem by reducing my hardware acceleration graphics. I have downloaded the new Direct-X and new drivers for my Nvidia card, but am reluctant to install these while this system setup is stable and works well enough. Therefore, here are some more items. I have got the mileposts etc. and a little water in place as far as Tunnel #41. Now I am experimenting with different textures. Yellowdog did a good job of fixing up a rock tunnel portal, but I am going to look at doing a portal from scratch, now that I have a better handle on what is required. I would like to do one that matches the US Rock transfer, because that would make it easy to create a portal into, for example, a near shear cliff.
The first scene shows the special Entering Upper Pine Ridge tunnel #40 with some better texturing.
The second shows the train exiting from Upper Pine and also shows the lover level, where it enters Lower Pine Ridge runnel.
Next, exiting from tunnel 41, a deep cut is encountered, one of the very few that is not a "side-hill" cut on the ridge.
Although this next one is currently a deep cut (on Washburn Ridge), in fact it will be a side-hill cut. The material to the right does not exist in the real world - when the railroad was built, it was probably graded down to provide fill somewhere else.
Next, Entering a tunnel on Washburn Ridge - with material to be removed (flattened) on outside to right.
Now, Engineer, you better have a little "air under her" at this point - or it's a long, and probably fatal plunge to the right.
J. H. Sullivan, P.E. (retired from CSX, escaped from Southern)