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    I compared a 1971 and 1994 timetable, and the...

    I compared a 1971 and 1994 timetable, and the math worked out between 45 and 50' so there's either some averaging at play or siding lengths were modified (likely) over a 25 year timeframe...
  2. Yep, that's what I was thinking. The blade...

    Yep, that's what I was thinking. The blade essentially becomes part of the frame shape and not a load or FA.
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    I'm not sure that isolating TSN and ORTS only...

    I'm not sure that isolating TSN and ORTS only routes is a 1000% necessary hard and fast rule, folks....

    Yes, the installers for TSN do load Scalerail/Scaleroad shapes into Global that call for...
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    Oh, my. That could go in so many different...

    Oh, my. That could go in so many different directions...
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    Last time I did the analysis, XTracks and...

    Last time I did the analysis, XTracks and Scalerail do have fairly good overlap. There are over 450 track sections that are direct replacements.
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    Scalerail shapes do have to go in the...

    Scalerail shapes do have to go in the Global\Shapes folder, but textures are route specific and need to go in the Route\Textures folder.
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    7.002 seems stable. Sent from my SM-G981U...

    7.002 seems stable.

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    Correct. Convert those to DXT compression... ...

    Correct. Convert those to DXT compression...

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    Dale's site is a good place to request DEM. ...

    Dale's site is a good place to request DEM.

    Getting it from USGS is still possible, but they do make it a lot more difficult... Here's the step by step I used with an older version of National...
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    I came to the same conclusion with my CNW...

    I came to the same conclusion with my CNW projects - break up into chunks and make them merge friendly (eg no dynamic track, ending where a single piece of track at a tile boundary would join the two...
  11. You may have the wrong TSection version for that...

    You may have the wrong TSection version for that route.

    With the right TSection, ORTS will still load without having the shapes from YTracks or XTracks -- you'll just have blanks where the tracks...
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    More than a couple diamondback rattlesnakes when...

    More than a couple diamondback rattlesnakes when I would go out to watch the UP running on the Gila Sub. Beautiful creatures if you give them room to escape.

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    Yep, these two have a lot more years left before...

    Yep, these two have a lot more years left before they get their final Bad Order tags.
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    It all depends on the union rules. I'd...

    It all depends on the union rules.

    I'd expect that in your example, the Niagara-Toronto subdivision would have crew assignments and an extra board to cover jobs that are called out of both...
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    While my four-headed monster was a waste of time,...

    While my four-headed monster was a waste of time, it did give me enough of a jump-start on Blender to be able to brush up a couple of my older GMax created signals, starting with the gantry...
  16. Thread: Spare Boards

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    I've always heard it called the extra board, and...

    I've always heard it called the extra board, and it's usually the most junior guys on the seniority list. They cover sick calls as well as vacations or LOA, and you can sometimes wind up on a fixed...
  17. Yeah, I've made a couple attempts to reach out to...

    Yeah, I've made a couple attempts to reach out to Jean. He's pretty much gone silent. His FB page hasn't been updated since 2019, nor has he been here or ET. I even checked the obituaries... No...
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    The New Line, Des Plaines Yard, and Deval have...

    The New Line, Des Plaines Yard, and Deval have been completed...

    Spent many a Saturday poking around this yard... and may or may not have climbed into a few cabs:
    ...
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    If you mixed up the Starter route with other...

    If you mixed up the Starter route with other routes already installed, you've probably messed up your installation because the starter route is set to use DDS textures and will overwrite your Global...
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    Geez, I almost deleted this thread as spam based...

    Geez, I almost deleted this thread as spam based on the title.... ;)
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    that's a long road.... 70 miles without a break?

    that's a long road.... 70 miles without a break?
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    Good luck. I had already replaced my HDD once in...

    Good luck. I had already replaced my HDD once in 2016 and bought an Apricorn USB3.0 to SATA kit with a cable and software. That style cable is a must for anyone changing drives... there are now...
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    My 2014 model is an Alienware 14, i7 @ 2.4Ghz...

    My 2014 model is an Alienware 14, i7 @ 2.4Ghz with 16Gb and the GTX 765M GPU. I upgraded to a 1Tb drive which might be on the small side to some folks, but I didn't want to exceed my Dropbox...
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    I have a 2014 Alienware, and after replacing the...

    I have a 2014 Alienware, and after replacing the HDD with a SSD about two years ago, it performs like a brand new PC. It was also throwing the disk health error, which is understandable as spinning...
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    OK, I did take a look, and you've done a lot of...

    OK, I did take a look, and you've done a lot of good work with your sets. It's up there with Jovet and Hank's work.

    While I do appreciate and understand the madness behind the method of using...
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