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  1. The further north you get, the worse the skew......

    The further north you get, the worse the skew...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Goode_homolosine_projection_SW.jpg
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    You should be able to get DEM's in IMG format...

    You should be able to get DEM's in IMG format from National Map, and convert to GeoTiff using VTBuilder. Search that here and you'll find the steps...

    You can also try to follow along from the...
  3. Looking good! Now if you could only do those in...

    Looking good! Now if you could only do those in CNW green and yellow...
  4. Thread: Building help

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    Silos and elevators aren't difficult at all and...

    Silos and elevators aren't difficult at all and probably are a good learning experience. It's a couple of 12-18 sided cylinders for the main silos, and some 4-sided tubes for the auger runs.
    ...
  5. Thread: Building help

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    Yep, I'll third the suggestion to learn Sketchup...

    Yep, I'll third the suggestion to learn Sketchup or even Blender, especially if you want detail.

    The days of team projects are long past, and while laying track is fairly quick and easy, it's...
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    I'd really like ORTS to address it with dynamic...

    I'd really like ORTS to address it with dynamic snow to cover up the normal textures....
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    I don't recall the reason for ORTS ever being "to...

    I don't recall the reason for ORTS ever being "to be able to mirror the real world..." although that's what Run8 has advertised.

    Personally, I'm glad ORTS has options to let us choose to do the...
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    Sorry to hear... this is why I pay for Dropbox. ...

    Sorry to hear... this is why I pay for Dropbox. I had drive issues earlier this year as well, but my content was safely stored online somewhere else...
  9. The original legislation didn't require...

    The original legislation didn't require break-even, but after 40 years of heavy losses, PRIIA is requiring different standards and requiring different levels of accountability and fiscal...
  10. Please... Those are issues that the railfan...

    Please... Those are issues that the railfan community cares about, but not something the average Amtrak customer even noticed.

    The Parlour was beyond end of life. Old equipment has to retire...
  11. How about some specifics on what he's done? ...

    How about some specifics on what he's done?

    * Ordered new locomotives
    * Ordered new single-level coaches
    * Put Amtrak on track to breaking even for the first time in 50 years

    If you're...
  12. One of the early releases on the CNW Harvard...

    One of the early releases on the CNW Harvard route has an Easter Egg with one of Fawell's ad's in it:

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    https://www.therailroadcollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_7128.jpg
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    For me, it's simple. I model the 1970's, so the...

    For me, it's simple. I model the 1970's, so the existing vehicles work just fine, and the only off-road vehicles that matter in my location are some John Deere or I.H. tractors... ;)
  14. Huh. I've been in the airline industry for over...

    Huh. I've been in the airline industry for over 30 years.

    Amtrak is in the business of selling travel and moving people between cities within the United States, and competes directly with Delta...
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    Those look really good.

    Those look really good.
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    I don't ever recall signal issues being logged...

    I don't ever recall signal issues being logged unless I had a bad config or script file.
  17. Thread: Image Hosting

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    I was sold on Picasaweb, and then they closed it...

    I was sold on Picasaweb, and then they closed it down so I thought Flickr would be good... I scrambled to get down to 1000 images and be under the limit, and suspect it's just a matter of time before...
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    I vaguely remember someone working a Google map...

    I vaguely remember someone working a Google map that showed the major routes available.
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    Clutter is what makes a route realistic... be it...

    Clutter is what makes a route realistic... be it random trash, piles of ballast, ties/sleepers, rails....
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    UP usually runs a diesel in the steam consists...

    UP usually runs a diesel in the steam consists for dynamic braking purposes.

    Yes, it's also available for fail-over, but I believe that's only happened a few times i.e. when 844 got flat tires in...
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    Something else you can try.... if it's parallel...

    Something else you can try.... if it's parallel track you can use a multi-track piece at the end of your original track, and use that to align your new track. That will assure they're at the same...
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    and at 13:45, we see the last remaining CNW...

    and at 13:45, we see the last remaining CNW F-unit in the background... ;)

    Can't wait to see 4014 out on the rails.
  23. This was announced in January. ...

    This was announced in January. https://media.amtrak.com/2019/01/amtrak-seeks-new-passenger-equipment-for-northeast-regional-and-state-corridor-service/

    All Amtrak did to the Amfleet I's was swap...
  24. And today, Indiana pulled funding for the Hoosier...

    And today, Indiana pulled funding for the Hoosier State, which was the response to the lack of a daily Cardinal...
  25. Yeah, 2017 is so ancient history... * Pacific...

    Yeah, 2017 is so ancient history...

    * Pacific Parlors have been sold
    * Sunset still terminates at New Orleans
    * Amfleets I's are being replaced with what is likely to be Siemens Viaggio cars
    *...
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