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    Have probably seen a dozen or so rattlesnakes...

    Have probably seen a dozen or so rattlesnakes throughout the years while taking photos along the railroad. About half of those I've seen in the rugged Palouse Canyon between Joso Bridge and Hooper on...
  2. Hi Rodrigo, One place to look for freeware...

    Hi Rodrigo,

    One place to look for freeware vegetation is trainsim.ru.

    http://www.trainsim.ru/download/164/

    The "European Native Trees and Plants. Vol. 1 - Trees and Shrubs" has some great...
  3. Sounds like you are using the correct version and...

    Sounds like you are using the correct version and your RAM should be sufficient. See if you have the "Logging" option checked in the OR options, and then attach the text Log file that is produced...
  4. Yup, BCLW was the main team working on it. I...

    Yup, BCLW was the main team working on it. I definitely miss BCLW, used to be one of my favorite forums to hang out on many years ago.

    And I believe you are correct on that Lower Mainland route -...
  5. What version of OR were you using? All activities...

    What version of OR were you using? All activities were fully tested to function properly in the current Stable version, 1.3.1, of OR, and with all OR options set to the recommended settings in the...
  6. This sounds like what happens when you do not...

    This sounds like what happens when you do not enter Manual Mode on the player consist prior to swapping to the helpers.
  7. "Open World" comes to mind, and is a term I had...

    "Open World" comes to mind, and is a term I had in the back of head when developing the Missoula Switch activity Gerry mentioned above (although what you are suggesting is even more towards that...
  8. What Ever Happened to the MSTS BC Rail Route?

    Almost a decade ago (last posts I see on it are from 2013), a team had still been developing a route covering BC Rail all the way from North Vancouver to Prince George. It seemed like the route was...
  9. You're welcome! My recommendation would be to try...

    You're welcome! My recommendation would be to try out the activity using the Stable version of OR first. It is quite common that intermediate versions (both the unstable versions and the Monogame...
  10. Have you confirmed whether your OR settings match...

    Have you confirmed whether your OR settings match what was recommended in the Mullan Pass manual? Particularly your adhesion correction percentage, etc. What version of OR are you using? And what...
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    Avon strikes again... I have run into numerous...

    Avon strikes again... I have run into numerous problems with this siding. I had once leaned too hard on the statement in the OR Manual that indicates train lengths are taken into account by the OR...
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    I'm going to agree with most of the party here...

    I'm going to agree with most of the party here and say that I don't think there is any easy and reliable way to code OR to be smart enough to know when to remove the zero degree nodes, because there...
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    Hey ngc, I think Chris's message was intended...

    Hey ngc,

    I think Chris's message was intended as a heads up, considering he is part of the TS team :) Shasta is primarily "my" baby, while Chris has the La Grande Sub and Sandpatch. The main...
  14. Niknak, There are many things on Mullan that...

    Niknak,

    There are many things on Mullan that are not perfect (if I had tried to aim to be perfect the route would've NEVER gotten released) but just as an FYI: There are a LOT of spur tracks along...
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    Great to hear! And it's actually nice to hear...

    Great to hear! And it's actually nice to hear that my work on Mullan inspired you to pursue ScaleRail. ScaleRail has a few downsides (the main one for me personally has been lack of curved turnouts),...
  16. We're looking into it. Thanks,

    We're looking into it.

    Thanks,
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    I can almost guarantee there has never been a...

    I can almost guarantee there has never been a schedule to coal train operations in the Powder River Basin. Coal demand fluctuates, the return timing of empty trains from around the country into the...
  18. Thankfully Chris and I are building routes in...

    Thankfully Chris and I are building routes in complete opposite corners of Oregon so our competing track-building crews won't be able to get in any fights with one another. ;) Since 1989, there have...
  19. Hi Denis, This westbound train is actually...

    Hi Denis,

    This westbound train is actually dropping downgrade towards Dunsmuir. Very heavy air set and dynamic brakes roaring! The majority of tonnage on this route is "westbound" as SP called it...
  20. Thank you Wade for the info on the crew...

    Thank you Wade for the info on the crew transports! I'll try to look into whether they were used out of Dunsmuir and/or Klamath Falls in the mid 90's.

    Mike - geology is always an interesting topic...
  21. The route is called the La Grande Subdivision for...

    The route is called the La Grande Subdivision for a reason, not the "La-Grande-plus-half-of-the-Huntington-Sub". :) Hinkle to La Grande covers one full crew district (terminal to terminal). East of...
  22. Austin, Hinkle, Oregon to La Grande, Oregon,...

    Austin,

    Hinkle, Oregon to La Grande, Oregon, over the Blue Mountains (northeastern corner of the state). 2.2% grade on east side, 2% on west side. Chris' route will be set circa 1989, which will...
  23. Thanks again all! Tim - Very cool, glad to...

    Thanks again all!

    Tim - Very cool, glad to hear someone who has worked the territory is impressed with the route thus far! Just in case it isn't clear - my route covers Dunsmuir to Black Butte to...
  24. Yes, the engines in this set use include lines. ...

    Yes, the engines in this set use include lines.

    You can use the engines on any route that functions within Open Rails, NOT just routes that were specifically designed for OR. So you can use them...
  25. Thank you all :) Austin - The goal is...

    Thank you all :)

    Austin - The goal is definitely to meet or exceed Mullan's scenery quality. I am trying to focus on aspects that I personally feel were weaknesses in Mullan and improve on those...
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