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  1. Nice!

    Nice!
  2. Sorry to hear about your folks, we're approaching...

    Sorry to hear about your folks, we're approaching that stage with our parents... I'm sorry, I may have missed that e-mail depending on what address it was sent to. My boys are in 4th & 7th grades...
  3. Hi Jim! How's it going?

    Hi Jim! How's it going?
  4. Here's a link to the entire NTSB docket for the...

    Here's a link to the entire NTSB docket for the accident: http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=58167
    There is a lot of information in there on injury types and emergency response...
  5. Amtrak 188 derailment video from image recorder

    I put this video together from the NTSB data which was released publicly back in February - video on my YouTube channel 'SilverlinerSteve'.

    Please note, it is not my intent to glorify, in any way,...
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    As you've seen, I'm not always brief when I get...

    As you've seen, I'm not always brief when I get going!

    I'm not as knowledgeable about NYC operations, but the Central was subject to the same New York city ordinances banning steam locomotives...
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    The New Haven connection with the PRR via the New...

    The New Haven connection with the PRR via the New York Connecting Railroad was the primary connection with the PRR's main line between New York and Washinton, but don't forget about the LIRR. Even...
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    That page shows a photo of a single GN Y1...

    That page shows a photo of a single GN Y1 electric that was given F3 cabs and a new carbody after having been in a wreck. Otherwise it was just like the rest electrically/mechanically. The entire...
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    The single experimental DD-2 #5800 of 1938 was...

    The single experimental DD-2 #5800 of 1938 was one of PRR's attempts to create an early, improved freight motor, when continued electrification was imagined: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRR_DD2
    It...
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    Yes. Any idea why I was asked to crawl out of my...

    Yes.
    Any idea why I was asked to crawl out of my cave? I see there's still snow on the ground... I usually don't come out until the salmon are running...
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    Jim - you still have my e-mail address? Drop me...

    Jim - you still have my e-mail address? Drop me a note sometime!
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    I do check in on things from time to time, but...

    I do check in on things from time to time, but yes, haven't posted in a while. I do still stay in contact with some folks on Facebook, e-mail, and elsewhere. That's how I was notified someone was...
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    Do what you like with those HUD buildings, I...

    Do what you like with those HUD buildings, I turned everything I had over "no strings". The original textures I made were 1024x1024, but that was simply to get enough resolution on the brickwork to...
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    I've sent a message to Joe Realmuto to make him...

    I've sent a message to Joe Realmuto to make him aware of what you're doing, hopefully he'll chime in here, because I KNOW his help is exactly what you're looking for with the .ENG file.

    I'd like...
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    Have you used Joe Realmuto's "MSTS Electric...

    Have you used Joe Realmuto's "MSTS Electric Locomotive Tutorial" - found in the file library as "elec_tut.zip" ? I would recommend using the spreadsheets included with that tutorial to setup the...
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    Yes, that was what I was trying to remember, I...

    Yes, that was what I was trying to remember, I recall now, he told me about that when I was discussing the ALP-46 with him a while back.

    I for one, was always a big fan of Kurt's work, don't want...
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    I'm not one to question Kurt, consider him a...

    I'm not one to question Kurt, consider him a friend, but I thought that a while back, when he decided to "move on" that he opened up the EULA to make distribution more free. I agree that Jim...
  18. Thread: Project Help

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    Wow, guys, thanks a lot! Actually, we got so...

    Wow, guys, thanks a lot!

    Actually, we got so many responses now from all the places I posted it, that now he's complaining he has too much data! (I told him to get over it) So thanks to everyone,...
  19. Thread: ACS-64 Model

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    The problem with using any European model is...

    The problem with using any European model is getting rid of the darn buffers and dealing with the different pantograph height. Those were issues with some of the ALP 46 models out there too.

    By...
  20. Thread: Project Help

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    Project Help

    I know this isn't railroad related, but I'm hoping folks will help anyway. My son has a Math project where he needs to collect 100 survey answers by Wednesday, he has 30 so far, and has asked me for...
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    There are so many things wrong with that...

    There are so many things wrong with that experience, I don't even know where to begin...

    Unfortunately, welcome to the real world of railfanning. I'm sorry you had to experience this.

    I can't...
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    Signs like these are everywhere, not just the...

    Signs like these are everywhere, not just the upper midwest. I can think of a few fire houses that have them with "Clam Bake Friday".

    Suggestion:
    Be sure to include the font you used in the...
  23. Thread: Slow GG-1

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    You can safely update BIN to 1.8.052113 even...

    You can safely update BIN to 1.8.052113 even though the website doesn't list it as "stable", I recall that certain electrics had a problem with some earlier versions, as Vince pointed out. ...
  24. Thread: Slow GG-1

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    The PRR-ER route also came with rolling stock,...

    The PRR-ER route also came with rolling stock, and since it's a mini-route, other files that affected the operation of rolling stock. If I recall correctly, there was something in one of the early...
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    I like it. The only thought I had was adding the...

    I like it. The only thought I had was adding the glare shields below the headlights above the cab - it's a nitpick, but it was the only thing where I thought "hmmm"

    I was also pondering about the...
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