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    Todd, MRLC said there were no categories...

    Todd, MRLC said there were no categories available for the area I selected (Fredericksburg to Richmond, Virginia). Vern, I downloaded the data for that area from the Viewfinder Panoramas site and,...
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    DEM that works with DEMEX?

    Is there a place to download DEM (preferably free) that works with DEMEX? I used to use Geocomm and, before that, Mapmart. Now I get a message that the geocomm domain name is for sale.

    I...
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    I would love to have a Boston & Albany route. The...

    I would love to have a Boston & Albany route. The thing I didn't really like about the one that was temporarily released some years ago was that it didn't have (as best I recall) Back Bay Station. I...
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    Washington & Western

    Name of Route: Washington & Western

    Version and Release Date: Version 1, January 14, 2019

    Description: A fictional extension of the Washington & Old Dominion from Bluemont, Virginia, to...
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    Thank you. I'm not sure I could do this myself if...

    Thank you. I'm not sure I could do this myself if I had to, but I appreciate your posting the information. :-)
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    For what it's worth: When placing track or roads,...

    For what it's worth: When placing track or roads, I mark tile boundaries by changing the terrain texture on either side to something obviously different, such as grass on one tile and forest on the...
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    A clarification about terminology: public domain...

    A clarification about terminology: public domain means owned by the public. Most photos on US Govt websites are published without copyright and are owned by the public. You can usually do anything...
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    What about S mode? Is it necessary to disable it...

    What about S mode? Is it necessary to disable it in order to use Train Simulator or Open Rails? I apologize if the answer is in this thread, but I searched it and didn't find it.

    I got a new but...
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    Washington Metro cars would be welcome. I'm...

    Washington Metro cars would be welcome. I'm upgrading and expanding my Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac route with better track and some new structures and expanding it to Richmond. I'm working on...
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    Washington & Western beta testing

    The Washington & Western is ready for beta testing. It is a fictional route of about 195 miles: the proposed extension of what became the Washington & Old Dominion to Piedmont in West Virginia. Part...
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    My guess from looking at the topo map is that the...

    My guess from looking at the topo map is that the cut at the top left side of the picture may have been deeper than you can tell from the map. Maybe the railroad passed through that ridge at a lower...
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    Thanks, Vince! I look forward to seeing the...

    Thanks, Vince! I look forward to seeing the improved route.
  13. I think I did the Navy boxcar repaint, loosely...

    I think I did the Navy boxcar repaint, loosely based on a real Navy boxcar (I've never seen a real one up close). The Navy still has a railroad from Earle, NJ, where it has an interchange track with...
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    I've finished building the Washington (DC) &...

    I've finished building the Washington (DC) & Western, a fictional route from Alexandria, Va., to Piedmont, WV, 170 miles as the train flies. I started to create activities this week. It will include...
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    All I can add is that you are right, the Metro in...

    All I can add is that you are right, the Metro in this route doesn't match the actual Metro. I don't know why.
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    You could try adding another pair of crossing...

    You could try adding another pair of crossing gates for the road and burying them. Then the traffic should stop for trains on all five tracks.
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    Blue Comet and low-end PC

    Doesn't strain a low-end PC: that's because it was created mainly on a low-end PC. :-)

    I don't think I was ever aware of the route the original poster asked about. The PRR-E does include the Coast...
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    The bias for contemporary railroads may be...

    The bias for contemporary railroads may be affected by other than railfan interests. For example, a woman at work who has no particular interest in trains, as far as I know, was searching online for...
  19. Do you have Bin installed? It's a free and...

    Do you have Bin installed? It's a free and nowadays practically essential MSTS upgrade, available as a free download from this site. The original MSTS has a problem called the great white void, which...
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    There are flying birds with sound in the PRR...

    There are flying birds with sound in the PRR Eastern route. I'm not sure who made them or where they might be available. There's a Contributors list in my PRR-E folder, but it doesn't say much about...
  21. This is only a guess: Train Simulator is much...

    This is only a guess: Train Simulator is much more popular today than when it came out, because the content grew so much thanks to all the free add-ons, but it passed its peak a few years ago. I...
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    Maybe you know already, but you mentioned...

    Maybe you know already, but you mentioned expenses: Linux is free. I don't use it but I've heard only good things from people who do.
  23. You might try looking in the Sketchup 3D...

    You might try looking in the Sketchup 3D warehouse https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/?hl=en

    Lots of free downloads there.
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    "I thought this hobby learned its lesson from...

    "I thought this hobby learned its lesson from becoming dependent upon closed software whose authors variably vanish and fail to support evolution of their product as operating systems change." PXSE,...
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    Komachi, I don't think it's fair to assume...

    Komachi, I don't think it's fair to assume intentions. I have used MSTS Route Editor to add some stations to PRR East that were listed in 1950s timetables so I could make activities that match the...
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