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    Looks good. I used to live in Massachusetts and...

    Looks good. I used to live in Massachusetts and have a warm spot in my heart for the B&M. :-)
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    Thanks, Don and Chris. I've actually done all...

    Thanks, Don and Chris.

    I've actually done all the work so far in about 11 months: the Newark branch, most of the Reading from Bound Brook to West Trenton, and the mainline from Elizabethport as...
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    Two more screen shots of progress

    I added a couple more screen shots on my website: Reading trains at Bound Brook and Hopewell,

    http://www.stevedunham.50megs.com/bc_msts_pix.html
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    I too used to watch Thomas the Tank Engine—as an...

    I too used to watch Thomas the Tank Engine—as an adult with my kids. My user icon on one of my home computers is Thomas. I told my kids I would rent Hero of the Rails (as a joking threat) because by...
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    At the top of the Route Design Forum there's a...

    At the top of the Route Design Forum there's a "What US Routes are Underway" sticky. Just thought I'd point it out.

    But since you asked, I'll report (it's discussed elsewhere) that I'm extending...
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    OK, I will work on making upload packages....

    OK, I will work on making upload packages. Retexturing or any other modifications will be fine with me. The Sketchup and third-party textures I used look good, I think. My own textures are simple,...
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    Blue Comet Lines extension models

    For my Blue Comet Lines extension Microsoft Train Simulator and Open Rails route, I've been using Sketchup to make structures for things I needed, such as steps, and to represent distinctive...
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    At a minimum you need to provide the activity and...

    At a minimum you need to provide the activity and services files, and if you have AI traffic, the traffic file. If the activity uses a path or consist not included in the route, then paths and...
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    Durham Omaha Union Station

    The Durham Omaha Union Station model I uploaded to the file library is something I made at the request of Todd Taylor. He was working on a simulator route in Iowa and Nebraska: Burlington Northern...
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    Do you have a consist for the engine? (I don't...

    Do you have a consist for the engine? (I don't know whether a consist was included in the download.) If not, in Train Simulator Activity Editor, create a consist of the engine and tender if it has...
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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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