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    That's just crazy... thank God it stayed on the...

    That's just crazy... thank God it stayed on the bridge and upright.
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    Can't say I've noticed any degradation of our...

    Can't say I've noticed any degradation of our mail service whatsoever. Parcels might be a different issue. Keep in mind international flights have been cut so much that there's not as much belly...
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    New tools can be inspiring... love the clarity on...

    New tools can be inspiring... love the clarity on the un-textured model.
  4. Honestly, I stopped doing the "compact route"...

    Honestly, I stopped doing the "compact route" function ten years ago. When MSTS came out ~20 years ago a lot of us were on dial-up with limited disk space, and the size of a route made a difference....
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    That's my hope. I've put all my object building...

    That's my hope. I've put all my object building projects on ice until I can do a deep dive into Blender.

    It's now been 15 months and after three attempts, I still haven't been able to actually...
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    (moderator's privilege to post in a locked...

    (moderator's privilege to post in a locked thread)

    For the record, Dave and I didn't come up with "infract" --- it's something the board software developers came up with... and everyone who...
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    Frankly, there are only two moderators left, and...

    Frankly, there are only two moderators left, and we get nothing in return for having to babysit those who don't play well with others.

    Y'all pissing and moaning about the moderating have been here...
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    Hey Pete, if you feel inclined to do so, would...

    Hey Pete, if you feel inclined to do so, would you be willing to whip up a tutorial on getting started with Blender? There doesn't seem to be one geared towards the current UI, and the way we model...
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    Those who violate the community standards or...

    Those who violate the community standards or board rules will rack up infraction points based on the severity. Get enough infraction points and you'll be restricted on what you can post.

    Call...
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    I also use water pieces -- three of them spaced...

    I also use water pieces -- three of them spaced about 0.5m apart helps give some depth, and also allows you to have different water heights on the same tile. The automatic water is defined by the...
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    Over on Gaetan's freeware site, I believe there...

    Over on Gaetan's freeware site, I believe there are some fully functional VIA or BC Rail units. That's what I used for my TRE model (since that's where TRE got theirs from...).
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    LOL, no, its at KYD. But yeah, that could be...

    LOL, no, its at KYD. But yeah, that could be confused for the IRM pretty easily...

    I'd still like to see it show up on a F40PH, but will be more than happy to see that going thru my neck of the...
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    Metra releases CNW Heritage Unit

    This is one of the former Amtrak F59PHI's. Looks much better than what UP did for their CNW unit...

    https://trn.trains.com/~/media/images/news-wire/2020/08-august/metra_cnw_guss.jpg

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    The BLW RDC's are superb.

    The BLW RDC's are superb.
  15. Smart of you to start with something this...

    Smart of you to start with something this manageable. Too many people start with hundreds of miles of track and have little else to show for it a year later.
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    Blender is an option, but from firsthand...

    Blender is an option, but from firsthand experience, has a really high learning curve.

    You may want to try an older version of Sketchup prior to the acquisition by Trimble. I've kept a few of the...
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    Not all Easter eggs are as obvious as the "happy...

    Not all Easter eggs are as obvious as the "happy cows" or the UFO in Rick's route.

    On a few of my routes, you might find a silver van parked at spots where my I used to sit and watch trains go by...
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    I gave up and went back to Sketchup. Maybe if...

    I gave up and went back to Sketchup. Maybe if there's a good current tutorial, I'll take another stab at it over the winter.
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    I created a set of mileposts for my CNW routes...

    I created a set of mileposts for my CNW routes which meet different needs, e.g. a post on the side of the tracks, or a line pole mounted plate.

    Creating the shape is no different from anything...
  21. Thread: Building help

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    Agree, Vince. Every time I try to learn Blender,...

    Agree, Vince. Every time I try to learn Blender, I start to miss things like the extrusion tools and wind up launching SKU again...

    If I can still use a 20 year old game for route building, I...
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    Actually, I've been working on downtown Chicago...

    Actually, I've been working on downtown Chicago to Madison, WI for the better part of 10 years... Track's been done for a while, but finding time to do 30 miles of urban scenery takes time. Didn't...
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    Nice. So glad to see maroon and yellow vs....

    Nice. So glad to see maroon and yellow vs. bankruptcy blue.
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    If you can build a shapefile, you can build track...

    If you can build a shapefile, you can build track pieces.

    If you have no idea about aliasing a track piece, it's just a matter of changing the SHAPEFILE line for the track object in the world...
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    It's not rocket science to create aliased shapes...

    It's not rocket science to create aliased shapes to X-Tracks pieces. There are places where I had to do that on a Scalerail route because the geometry called for it, and it's hardly noticeable, but...
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