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    This caught my interest because of a recent...

    This caught my interest because of a recent realization I had which may be helpful to you as well... Apparently Open Rails only uses one "Coupling" entry in the .eng or .wag files so having two...
  2. I tinkered with this quite a bit when it was...

    I tinkered with this quite a bit when it was first introduced, and my final "findings" are posted in the last message on the Elvastower thread previously mentioned. Personally, I was never totally...
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    Fleegle beat me to the punch lol. He is correct...

    Fleegle beat me to the punch lol. He is correct that these locomotives, as as well as the 2-8-8-2 articulated WP engines have to be operated from the "rear" cab of the engine for the sounds to work...
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    I assume the creator of theses sounds sets can...

    I assume the creator of theses sounds sets can fill us all in on the finer points of the differences between the OR and MSTS versions of the sounds.

    From my own experience though, I can say there...
  5. Thread: Safety valves

    by midneguy
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    Oops... it's been forever since I ran those or...

    Oops... it's been forever since I ran those or looked at them - I stand corrected ;)
  6. Thread: Safety valves

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    Vince - thanks for the chuckle regarding...

    Vince - thanks for the chuckle regarding seemingly infinite strength couplers and boilers... I wonder what material that would be exactly :p

    Regarding the original post, there are 3 pieces needed...
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    Hey there :) Peaches461999 beat me to it... ...

    Hey there :)

    Peaches461999 beat me to it... But these engines were modeled in two pieces / two engine in order to get the articulation correct. For everything to work as intended, you must...
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    Thanks Steve for the compliments :) Just as a...

    Thanks Steve for the compliments :)

    Just as a note, a few of my latest steam locomotive models are available on the elvastower.com site (including my last, the Frisco 1500 series 4-8-2's including...
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    Something I've been working on...

    It may not be the Ozarks, but you'll have to allow me a little artistic license since the FRC is just one of my favorite routes to run on ;)
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    Thanks again guys :) And Scott... I...

    Thanks again guys :)

    And Scott... I definitely recognize the amount of work it took for you just to put the tutorial together, both in the write up and capturing all the screenshots to illustrate...
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    Hey no problem... we all have our moments ;) ...

    Hey no problem... we all have our moments ;)

    As for the 2-8-8-2's, they will have sound because the front engine does have sounds assigned to it - basically the same sound scheme I assign to...
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    It looks like Dustin and Hiball both beat me to...

    It looks like Dustin and Hiball both beat me to the punch here... but they are right, that these engines are intended to be operated from the "rear" half of the engine cab wise. So, as soon as you...
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    I am flattered guys and thank you for the kind...

    I am flattered guys and thank you for the kind words :)

    I've never really been a "blow your own horn" kind of person, instead preferring the work I've done to speak for itself. I think I speak...
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    Ah OK... Thanks for the clarification as it...

    Ah OK... Thanks for the clarification as it didn't fully sink in what you said a few posts ago about this happening automatically even if not specified in the .eng file. I'm definitely getting...
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    Hey All, Sorry I missed this thread until now...

    Hey All,

    Sorry I missed this thread until now but it was just pointed out to me lol. There's one thought that comes to mind right away from looking at your screenshots seagoon... do you have the...
  16. I can add a few tidbits since I have the line...

    I can add a few tidbits since I have the line from Alliance to Ravenna, NE literally across the road from where I live ;) Coal is definitely dominant, and the majority of trains in the times the...
  17. Thread: Got Steam ?

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    Just a little steam in the Feather River - the...

    Just a little steam in the Feather River - the way it was meant to be :D

    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n553/midneguy/WP484%20MSTS/484FeatherRiver-1.jpg
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    Sorry for missing this thread previously...

    The case where the .sms files have the line calling for an "" file name (seeming as though the file is missing), is in fact intentional. This seems to...
  19. This is an incredibly good surprise! I'm going...

    This is an incredibly good surprise! I'm going to have to take a break from modeling long enough to run this - my ability to make activities are pretty limited and having this one from Mr. Edwards...
  20. Thread: C&s 807

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    The CB&Q is of course local for me, which is why...

    The CB&Q is of course local for me, which is why I am experiencing a strong desire to get started on some of their steamers... and I do already have the first one picked out ;)

    As for the light...
  21. Thread: C&s 807

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    That's actually a pretty darn good stand in for...

    That's actually a pretty darn good stand in for 807 :cool: Way to go!

    You are absolutely right... CB&Q steam desperately needs better representation, something that will probably be getting...
  22. Which locomotives did you download that are...

    Which locomotives did you download that are causing the different problems?
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    Vinnie, Thanks for the update on your...

    Vinnie,

    Thanks for the update on your progress! I had been wondering when I'd see an update but have been patient knowing one would come eventually. I'm tempted to guess that the third picture...
  24. I'd like to throw a complaint I've had about MSTS...

    I'd like to throw a complaint I've had about MSTS and the inside vs. outside sounds, particularly with regards to steam. One thing I've noticed is that the sounds for the injectors only play in the...
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    Vinnie, I guess by terrain I was meaning more...

    Vinnie,

    I guess by terrain I was meaning more a sense of the "lay of the land" and such. That being said though, the ground textures you have in place so far aren't really "foreign" by any means,...
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