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    Like Andre, I enjoyed building a route that was...

    Like Andre, I enjoyed building a route that was intended but never existed: the Washington & Western, representing one of a few talked-about extensions of what became the Washington & Old Dominion...
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    Glad to hear I'm not missing anything without Facebook. :-)
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    I've never done what you're planning, but for...

    I've never done what you're planning, but for what it's worth, here's how I think I would approach it. In the area I want to model, I would try to find some towns of similar size and location and use...
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    If I were doing what just makes sense, I probably...

    If I were doing what just makes sense, I probably wouldn't be trying to make a computer simulation of a long-dead railroad. :-)

    True, the original Blue Comet Lines simulation passes through Port...
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    As a writer and as a trainsim route builder, I...

    As a writer and as a trainsim route builder, I just want to encourage you in following what you care about and dream about. I've had some modest success as a writer, and some of my trainsim routes...
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    Blue Comet Lines extension

    I posted a few new images on my website at http://www.stevedunham.50megs.com/bc_msts_pix.html. Please pardon the low-res images from my computer.

    I'm building north and west from Elizabethport and...
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    Using the latest version from a fresh...

    Using the latest version from a fresh installation worked. I had tried the upgrade button within OR but all I got was a "Dirty Update" folder.

    Thanks.
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    Open Rails vs Windows 10

    When I try to add content (MSTS routes) for OR 1.1.1.3487, I get this message:

    "Unhandled exception has occurred in a component in your application.… Object reference not set to an instance of an...
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    Please see RFP3fix.zip in the file library for a...

    Please see RFP3fix.zip in the file library for a few textures, a path, a service, and a replacement list of required trains.
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    There should be a new dkred.ace in the Snow and...

    There should be a new dkred.ace in the Snow and Night folders too. I'm attaching the night texture. Unzip it to your Night textures folder and remove "night" from the file name. You can take the one...
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    No, Ged, I don't mind! Thanks for uploading it....

    No, Ged, I don't mind! Thanks for uploading it. I'll have to check my other old textures and make sure they are at least 16 x 16. The 8 x 8 textures work in Train Simulator, so I didn't encounter the...
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    As to whether old activities will work: probably...

    As to whether old activities will work: probably not. I relaid all the track except the Metro shops, I think. Even if the configuration is the same, I probably disrupted the paths.

    Does the RFP...
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    I replied to Denis's PM. I thought return loops...

    I replied to Denis's PM. I thought return loops were prohibited, so I interrupted them with dummy tracks. I overlooked the need to access the powerplant sidings. :-(
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    Thank you, Ged and Jon. I hope you will be...

    Thank you, Ged and Jon. I hope you will be available for testing in a few years. I'm just starting to extend the Blue Comet Lines.

    About the rolling stock folders: I tried to make sure that all...
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    Train 67 service repaired (I think)

    Apology accepted, as Darth Vader said. ;-)

    The asv file had the same date and time as the act file. I couldn't figure out how to open the asv file to check it.

    I had checked the service file in...
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    Train 67 path in RFP3

    Some people got an error in MSTS_ActMan v3.6:

    Activity : AmtkAutoTrainN
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    Missing Path File : DC-Richmond_trk3.pat
    Service File : Amtk67S.srv
    Line Number : 7 - PathID...
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    RF&P Richmond-Washington (RFP3)

    RFP3, February 2021
    Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac route for MSTS & OR
    The CSX RF&P line from Richmond to Washington, plus a little Norfolk Southern track and about 13 miles of Metro. The new...
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    The end of February, I hope. I had asked for beta...

    The end of February, I hope. I had asked for beta testing results by the end of January, but one more tester volunteered then, so I am waiting for any more reports. It's been a few weeks, though,...
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    Thank you. I fixed the sd file, changed the black...

    Thank you. I fixed the sd file, changed the black texture to 16 x 16 pixels instead of 8 x 8 (I'd been using it for 9 years!) and fixed two untextured surfaces. The Sketchup Train Simulator plugin...
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    CB&Q Omaha station: any errors?

    I made this model particularly for Todd, who is working on a C&NW route. It continually failed to load until I discovered that the clockface wasn't perfectly square. I fixed that and made a new ace,...
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    Some tiles had a water height of 4m on one edge...

    Some tiles had a water height of 4m on one edge and 0 on the other. OR apparently rendered them as 4m throughout. I changed the water level height to 0 on all four corners, and the flood abated. Low...
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    The Potomac is flooding over the George...

    The Potomac is flooding over the George Washington Parkway in Open Rails but not in Train Simulator. There's a thread about this very flood in the Open Rails forum on this site:...
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    I wasn't aware of this till today when I got a...

    I wasn't aware of this till today when I got a report from a beta tester of RFP3. My old computer tends to crash with Open Rails, but I was able to run an activity in OR far enough to see the Great...
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    Nine people kindly volunteered. I guess that...

    Nine people kindly volunteered. I guess that should be enough to catch all my mistakes. :-)

    Thanks to you all.
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    RF&P beta testing

    The expanded and improved Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac route is ready for beta testing.

    A discussion of the route is in another thread at...
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