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    My late father-in-law wrote an article for a...

    My late father-in-law wrote an article for a local Springfield, MA newspaper on the Railway Express Agency. He gave me his notes, books, and one of my most prized possessions, a shipper's map of the...
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    Thanks, Geoff. We are on the same page. Most of...

    Thanks, Geoff. We are on the same page. Most of the CoNO set is converted heavyweights, will also be prominently featured in the B&O set. Here is some of the head-end work I've done as I finish...
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    Sample consist from 1949 - recreation, car names...

    Sample consist from 1949 - recreation, car names and numbers representational



    https://i.imgur.com/JaboiMv.jpg
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    Hi Frank, I have consists (from a B&O book) from...

    Hi Frank, I have consists (from a B&O book) from the 1950's with run through 14-4 sleepers from MoPac (Texas Eagle) and Frisco (Texas Special). I'll scan and post them later.


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    It's actually the other way around. The shapes...

    It's actually the other way around. The shapes must be purchased from BLW. Doug created the skins


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  6. Thread: Departure

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    Mike accomplished a lot getting the original PRR...

    Mike accomplished a lot getting the original PRR ER launched in the days before OR. Over the years I'd lost track of him, sorry to hear of his passing.


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    Chris Parker and I have discussed this quite a...

    Chris Parker and I have discussed this quite a bit... I think maybe some 'regional' sets of heavyweight head end equipment is a good idea, especially some 'undecorated' pullman green models. (AFTER...
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    Let's just say a lot of the work that I put into...

    Let's just say a lot of the work that I put into the CoNO set will easily transfer to B&O


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    Har!

    Har!
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    Update: I got a definitive answer from an IC...

    Update:

    I got a definitive answer from an IC fan over at Elvas Tower. Skirts removed 'almost immediately' - early 50's. Names removed from all but observation cars in the early/mid 50's and from...
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    The BLW/ZT City of New Orleans pack will be sent...

    The BLW/ZT City of New Orleans pack will be sent to testing in the next week or two. The set will consist of complete consists for the CoNO from 1948, 1958 and 1968.

    Both the locomotives and cars...
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    Stunning...


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  13. Thread: B&O West End

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    Beautiful Route! Amazing work... ...

    Beautiful Route! Amazing work...

    https://i.imgur.com/d9gRGW1.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/poD3TDt.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/cpUARwL.jpg
  14. Probably SEVERAL songs, Chris Sent from my...

    Probably SEVERAL songs, Chris


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    Please make it the 1950’s [emoji6] Sent from...

    Please make it the 1950’s [emoji6]


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    Very nice, Tim! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Very nice, Tim!


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    Yep. No side windows. I also noticed that the...

    Yep. No side windows. I also noticed that the crew vanished (also visible in shapeviewer). Any ideas out there? Is Dick Cowen still active?
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    MSTS EMD FL9 Mega-Pack cab windows

    Wow. Really? Those ace files have not been touched in over a decade!

    I'll take a look....

    I ran them in OR when I tested the braking, never even noticed


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    Thanks for reporting this. I have uploaded a new...

    Thanks for reporting this. I have uploaded a new version of this pack to the filelib with all fixes applied. Should be online in the next day or two.

    @yeppers, thanks for both alerting me and...
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    I investigated, and while there were two upgrades...

    I investigated, and while there were two upgrades to these locomotives from the initial Dick Cowen/ZosaTrains release, it doesn't look like there was ever a patch for the brake issue.

    I have an...
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    Let me take a look. If there's a patch I'll post...

    Let me take a look. If there's a patch I'll post it here. If not, I'll create one.


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    MSTS Issue - Windows 10 Upgrade?

    Hi all.

    I've been working on IC EMD power for an upcoming set, and as of a few days ago, MSTS has stopped running on both of my computers. The game will launch, but no matter what route or...
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    How about a Christmas Card Thread!

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  24. As promised, BLW/ZT Troop Train Bonus - for Veterans Day

    This year’s bonus is an upgrade to the original B&O E6A-B-A set, as well as a pair Illinois Central E6A's and Louisville & Nashville E6A's. The E6's were the last of the pre-WWII passenger cab...
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    Initially, the release was going to be 1950...

    Initially, the release was going to be 1950 vintage City of New Orleans and possibly Panama Limited. If that's the case, no dome. Another option would be 1950's CoNO and 1960s CONO. Did the 60s...
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