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    2014 BLW/ZT Troop Train Bonus available now

    2014 BLW/ZT Troop Train Bonus available now at the valleypass forum:

    2 - USAX EMD SW8
    3 - USAX Tank Car
    1 - USNX Hopper Car



    All proceeds to veterans charities

    Thanks to Chris Parker for the hopper skin

    Thanks to www.railfonts.com for fonts used in this set.

    ... and SPECIAL thanks to our veterans!


    Rick





    Rick Franzosa - ZosaTrains
    http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/Sales.htm

    #2
    Rick,

    There was another tank car that was used by the Marine Corps, etc. to transfer Jet Fuel from terminals at the NC State Port of NC to MCAS Cherry Point, MCB Camp Lejeune and Seymour Johnson AFB. Saw hundreds of them growing up in Morehead City, NC. They were the same type of car, some even had the grab rail platform around the fill port of the car. They were silver and had DODX markings. I'll see if I can round-up a picture of a few. Saw many of these on troop trains from these bases as well during the Vietnam War.
    Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
    Southern Serves the South

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      #3
      Hi Steve,

      Thanks, send them along. I had the hopper skin for almost a year

      Rick
      Rick Franzosa - ZosaTrains
      http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/Sales.htm

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        #4
        Here's a few photos:

        USN(DODX)Tank Cars.jpgDODX TANK CAR 3.jpgDODX 11970 Tank Car-2.jpgDODX Tanker.jpgDODX 14430 Tank Car.jpg
        Originally posted by rfranzosa View Post
        Hi Steve,

        Thanks, send them along. I had the hopper skin for almost a year

        Rick
        Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
        Southern Serves the South

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          #5
          Hello all. I cannot "get" RouteRiter to create thumbnails for the 2 USAX EMD SW8 Switcher engines... SW8_USAX_2002 nor SW8_USAX_2008. Both engines have show a SW8_FA & SW_8_USAX S file. There are also corresponding SD files for the USAX S files, but not the FA S files. Shape File Manager shows all 4 S files as uncompressed and cannot compress them. Can anyone advise how to remedy this? As always, thanks in advance,
          Ron

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            #6
            Good catch Ron, I didn't notice that. Won't compress with PolyMaster either..
            Jim

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              #7
              Uncompresses and recompresses fine for me with SFM. Also loaded into my Trains folder compressed. I also don't believe sd files are needed in the FA.
              Glenn Duba
              Cinnaminson, NJ

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                #8
                Originally posted by ronfalt View Post
                Hello all. I cannot "get" RouteRiter to create thumbnails for the 2 USAX EMD SW8 Switcher engines... SW8_USAX_2002 nor SW8_USAX_2008. Both engines have show a SW8_FA & SW_8_USAX S file. There are also corresponding SD files for the USAX S files, but not the FA S files. Shape File Manager shows all 4 S files as uncompressed and cannot compress them. Can anyone advise how to remedy this? As always, thanks in advance,
                Ron
                I will look at this tonight and report back. Thanks,

                Rick
                Rick Franzosa - ZosaTrains
                http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/Sales.htm

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                  #9
                  Thanks Rick. Please do.
                  Re: Glen Post...
                  "Uncompresses and recompresses fine for me with SFM. Also loaded into my Trains folder compressed. I also don't believe sd files are needed in the FA."
                  Went so far as to use the RouteRiter "Fix S File Utility and RouteRiter's Compress Utility. Still no go.
                  Shape File Manager is "puking up" the following error message:
                  "Compress failed to complete-File Not Updated (Object Error)

                  Ron

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ronfalt View Post
                    Thanks Rick. Please do.
                    Ron,

                    What puzzles me is, the switchers AS DELIVERED in the bonus are compressed, so I don't understand why they are now uncompressed and will not compress again. I suggest you try downloading them again, and see if that takes care of the problem.

                    Thanks

                    Rick
                    Rick Franzosa - ZosaTrains
                    http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/Sales.htm

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by sburr View Post
                      Here's a few photos:

                      [ATTACH=CONFIG]65063[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]65064[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]65065[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]65066[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]65067[/ATTACH]
                      Rick, did you ever get a chance to work on the tank cars I sent photos of?
                      Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
                      Southern Serves the South

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                        #12
                        Yes, for the 2015 bonus, perhaps ?��
                        Rick Franzosa - ZosaTrains
                        http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/Sales.htm

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                          #13
                          "Ron,

                          "What puzzles me is, the switchers AS DELIVERED in the bonus are compressed, so I don't understand why they are now uncompressed and will not compress again. I suggest you try downloading them again, and see if that takes care of the problem.

                          Thanks

                          Rick"

                          Did just that. Everything good now.
                          Thanks Rick!
                          Ron

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by rfranzosa View Post
                            Yes, for the 2015 bonus, perhaps ?��
                            Thanks for the update Rick!
                            Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
                            Southern Serves the South

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                              #15
                              Very strange, my original downloads were uncompressed, I downloaded again this morning and they are compressed. But when I checked the freight cars the tank cars are uncompressed, the hopper is OK??

                              Edit: I was able to compress the tank car shapes..
                              Last edited by hiball 3985; 02-12-2015, 09:28 AM.
                              Jim

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