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    Default American Flyer

    Couldn't think of a name for my latest route, and since all the other trainsimmers think Trainz is a toy train set anyway, why not American Flyer.

    Model railroad style routes are fun, but sometimes seem unrealistic, prototype routes are realistic but usually at the expense of fun. This is an attempt to combine the best of both, so it looks more realistic but is still fun to run on.



    Starting in "Easton" yard the main goes south then turns west;



    At Wye Knott, where there are branchlines going to the coal mine, a logging camp, and an oil field.



    After running west it turns north along a river, then turns east to cross under the originating Easton yard.



    Climbing up, turns south again, through an industrial area.



    Turns west again at another wye, with an alternate route to the oil field, logging camp, and Wye Knott.



    Haven't I seen this yard before? Going west for the second time, now crossing over the Easton yard.

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    Default In the middle



    Going west, mainline splits to north and south. North line is the shortcut;



    To Sawyer, which has east/west lines to the south section and a single track tunnel ("The Strangler") to Weston.



    That's another reverse loop, with another internal model railroad over/under style belt line that has assorted industries to switch.


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    Default South section



    A little more open with longer (but not too long!) mainline runs.



    But a few single track tunnels to keep it interesting.



    And a good sized yard.



    And more switching areas.

    How soon, final testing and debugging in progress now, probably by November.

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    Default Dump lever

    Few more since I got them uploaded, gotta dump them someplace.



    Another view of the Weston belt line.



    Easton yard.



    South mainline.



    Some city. That's probably what I'll call it, "Some", since I can't think of a name right now.

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    Nice route sniper-always loved the Trainz map editor-much easier than MSTS's
    Writer and Wolverine, among other things.
    Interested in railroad stories? Check out the Fiction vault:
    https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showth...82#post1882582

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    I LOVE American Flyer!! I still have two fully working sets.
    My brother had Lionel so I used to kid him about his third
    rail. That was until I saw some trains in the city. 8-)

    Rick

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    Christmas 1956, me on the far left holding the Marx torpedo boat. Always preferred Gilbert American Flyer S gauge to Lionel, but any train is a good train.

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    If you finished this by Halloween it would make a great birthday present from the Trainz world.

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    Looking good.

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    Might be this week, ran into one potential bug;

    http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showt...-coal-unloader

    Which might or might not be a problem, but rather than taking chances I replaced that coal unloader with a different one which does have an icon, testing that one now.

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