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  1. There are two things going on and they operate at...

    There are two things going on and they operate at very different speeds. I asked a number of engineers and was told by all that it does not take much time at all to dump the pressure holding the...
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    Yes. Because you have been banned from the...

    Yes.

    Because you have been banned from the site.

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    About 10 weeks ago I sent you a PM demanding to know what the hell you were doing w/ my Cal-P route, other than the obvious...
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    My own interest is with the 30+ wheel reports I...

    My own interest is with the 30+ wheel reports I have recorded on the S Line in the 40's and early 50's. They provided enough boxcars I could prove my theory that back in the day the percentage of...
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    JC, I cleared out some old stuff so pls send me...

    JC, I cleared out some old stuff so pls send me that PM.
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    Sticky: I split my time between SP's Cal-P line in...

    I split my time between SP's Cal-P line in central Cal., ca. 1950 and my Goose Island Rte (MILW's Division St Yd in Chicago), ca. 1947. I decided to add the Chicago Surface lines and the L Loop so...
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    I too would love a copy. I started on this...

    I too would love a copy.

    I started on this route some years ago but was never able to put much time into it... all I did was create a whole lot of terrain -- Asheville to Knoxville and get some...
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    Sketchup free is said to be brain dead. Look for...

    Sketchup free is said to be brain dead. Look for an installer of Sketchup 2016 of Sketchup Make 2016.
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    Look for a download of Sketchup 2016. 2017 is...

    Look for a download of Sketchup 2016. 2017 is newer but I don't use that because there is some incompatibility with some of the plugins I use. Over at Elvastower there is an updated exporter that...
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    Gerry, IIRC there are three distinct versions,...

    Gerry, IIRC there are three distinct versions, each ties to a date. The original is something like 1926, the next was, IIRC 1970 and the third was a few years after that. And of course there are...
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    Keep in mind the Davis formula doesn't apply to...

    Keep in mind the Davis formula doesn't apply to speeds under 5mph. Never has.

    Another issue is that FCalc ISN"T the Davis formula... it's slightly tweeked to put it a bit closer to KUJU's...
  11. I still don't believe the data has 10m horizontal...

    I still don't believe the data has 10m horizontal resolution (1/3 arc second).

    There were 3 SRTM missions. #1 used 3 arc second and 1 arc second mapping -- that's 90m and 30m DEM data. US data...
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    Just to be clear, it's 30 shapes defined in the...

    Just to be clear, it's 30 shapes defined in the tsection file and 110 others for display. My guess is if I did this the old fashioned way I'd need to make somewhere between 300-350 shapes, all of...
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    Found it! Thank you. The information I'm...

    Found it! Thank you.

    The information I'm looking for is about this portion of the track spec:



    What I'm trying to understand is what happens when the road shape is arched, just like real...
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    Road shapes and the tsection file

    I noticed the current tsection file no longer contains the definitions for the trackshape section. I wanted to review that before building some roads that are slightly arched, not flat. IOW the...
  15. Last year I downloaded a bunch of DEM files from...

    Last year I downloaded a bunch of DEM files from the national map and using an open source program called qGIS converted the raster image I had downloaded to a (geo)tif format that DEMEX knows. No...
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    WRT corrupt .tdbs... anyone who has been around...

    WRT corrupt .tdbs... anyone who has been around for more than a couple of years knows already that many, many routes were destroyed by some screwup in the .tbd. IMO the primary cause was the lack...
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    You need to get in contact with Frank Burns who...

    You need to get in contact with Frank Burns who represents the families interest in distribution.
  18. Monogame is mostly an internal technical change...

    Monogame is mostly an internal technical change because Microsoft killed a library OR was using. Because MG is alive it opens the door to OR migrating to a newer version of DirectX. If that occurs...
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    I could do 2-3X as much in Sketchup compared to...

    I could do 2-3X as much in Sketchup compared to TSM about a week after trying it. I've never looked back.
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    PRR 133lb rail profile. AFAIK within OR, the...

    PRR 133lb rail profile.

    AFAIK within OR, the Super-elevation only applies to dynamic track, but i wouldn't bet as much as a nickle on that.

    The real value of SR to the route design is the...
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    No... and yes. There actually is a way to get...

    No... and yes. There actually is a way to get much smaller terrain resolution: A couple of years ago James Ross wrote a small program that took in some location data and output terrain data in...
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    No. What MSTS does is reduce the mesh resolution...

    No. What MSTS does is reduce the mesh resolution from 8m to 16m whenever the terrain mesh is further than a specific distance away. Offhand I don't know what that distance is but I suspect it is...
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    Well over a decade ago. Cal pushed the limits...

    Well over a decade ago.

    Cal pushed the limits on realism and in the MSTS days it was a push too far. Everybody crabbed the fps were too slow. The problem was largely that he had set the display...
  24. Which version? What are the new names?

    Which version? What are the new names?
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    Same old stuff, regular progress. Some images...

    Same old stuff, regular progress.

    Some images (visible if you have your Facebook account opened... trying to figure out why that is required because the security for these is public abd should be...
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