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    Thanks, Don. I guess I got a different view of...

    Thanks, Don. I guess I got a different view of the Auto Train terminal because I was usually passing it in rush hour (and for much of the year in the dark). Auto Train usually wasn't there when I...
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    Hey, Don. You said that the scenic detail...

    Hey, Don. You said that the scenic detail improvements are done, sort of. What else did you want improved? Maybe I can make some further improvements. By the way, some of the screen shots on my...
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    I thought about including Broad Street Station...

    I thought about including Broad Street Station too, even though it would be an anachronism, because it was the Science Museum by 2002, when the route is set.
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    Thanks for the compliments. I'm not going to...

    Thanks for the compliments. I'm not going to extend the route to Main Street Station. I thought about it, but it would be five or six miles of urban scenery for not much action, and Main Street...
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    screen shots online

    Fred, screen shots are on my website at http://www.stevedunham.50megs.com/rfp_msts_pix.html.
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    Thanks, Chris. That's exactly what I was hoping...

    Thanks, Chris. That's exactly what I was hoping for. I wanted to include some prominent landmarks so that some of the locations look a bit like the real thing. When I made the first version of the...
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    progress pictures

    I've finished track and most of the scenery as far south as Glen Allen. About 10 miles to go, then interactive objects, activity creation, and beta testing; I will probably finish it this coming...
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    "A Journey Back into the Land Before Time": Maybe...

    "A Journey Back into the Land Before Time": Maybe everybody knows this, but "The Land Before Time" was a series of animated children's movies with talking dinosaurs. Pretty good, actually, and some...
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    Blue Comet Lines don't have flying birds (I made...

    Blue Comet Lines don't have flying birds (I made the Blue Comet Lines), but I'm sure that PRR East has some.
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    Yes, they look like the signal in the picture....

    Yes, they look like the signal in the picture. Thank you.
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    All my Train Simulator stuff is on my 12-year-old...

    All my Train Simulator stuff is on my 12-year-old computer, which has trouble handling Open Rails. Not enough memory, I suppose. So I still use MSTS for everything. (I do regular backups.) I got a...
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    I'm keeping the route circa 2003. Are your...

    I'm keeping the route circa 2003. Are your signals from that period (or the best match)? If so, yes, please. (As I recall, CSX put in new signals, sometimes in new places, since I created the route.)...
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    RFP2 is the Fredericksburg-Washington route I...

    RFP2 is the Fredericksburg-Washington route I uploaded in 2005. (RFP1 crashed and burned.) RFP3 is the version with relaid track and better scenery that I am extending to Richmond. Building south...
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    Here's the list of non-default equipment. I was...

    Here's the list of non-default equipment. I was sure it was in the original upload, but anyway …
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    Thank you. In rebuilding the RF&P, I deleted all...

    Thank you. In rebuilding the RF&P, I deleted all the interactive objects. When I put the crossing gates back, I can use these instead.
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    Sticky: "I just wish I was more disciplined to know when...

    "I just wish I was more disciplined to know when 'enough is enough'."

    About 40 years ago, when I worked for a typesetting company, before desktop publishing was invented, the supervisor used to...
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    Well this is only closing the barn door after the...

    Well this is only closing the barn door after the iron horse has run away, but I maintain a backup copy of the Train Simulator program with the v2 updates and Bin and global add-ons for such...
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    how far

    "How far are you planning on extending the trackage?"

    Across the James River at Richmond.
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    Thanks, Chris!

    Thanks, Chris!
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    Please try posting your question in the Items...

    Please try posting your question in the Items Wanted or Route Design forum. Route Questions is intended for questions about specific routes.
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    When building the route I think I used Japanese...

    When building the route I think I used Japanese signals on the Metro lines and USA2 signals on the CSX tracks. To my untutored eye they look similar.

    I'm rebuilding the route and extending it to...
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    I think just about every home computer has a...

    I think just about every home computer has a Print Screen button, usually abbreviated as Prnt Scrn or something like that. You can copy only one screenshot at a time, just as with ordinary copying...
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    Thank you, Cory. Mark, go for it! I thought...

    Thank you, Cory.

    Mark, go for it! I thought of doing all of that when building the Blue Comet Lines, but I had to stop somewhere. Did you know that the PRSL from Atlantic City to Camden is...
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    Actually, I don't see how my VRE station could...

    Actually, I don't see how my VRE station could have had that many polygons, but that's the number the MSTS plugin displayed when I exported the model from Sketchup.
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    Cory, would you mind making the Staples Mill Rd...

    Cory, would you mind making the Staples Mill Rd station with a low polygon count? The VRE station I made wouldn't load on my computer. Too many polygons, it turned out (4,834), even with...
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