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    Cool Sherman Hill

    A bunch of you guys talked me into this one.

    3DTrains, in partnership with Stream Lines, Inc., is proud to announce that a presale beta of Sherman Hill for MSTS and Open Rails is available for purchase at a special introductory price.



    The beta presale will include the full route product when released later this summer. The route does not, however, include any trains or rolling stock. That's where SLI comes in, and they have agreed to produce a special train and rolling stock pack for this route. Note that the set will be a separate purchase.

    The route is still being tweaked, including adding signaling, finishing object textures, as well as adding more terrain textures. A beta build will be uploaded later today, followed by bi-weekly builds (Monday and Friday). Participation in the discussion forum is optional, but your input will ensure that the final route will be among the very best available for MSTS and Open Rails. Additional screens and details ill be posted over the weekend.
    Cheers!
    Marc - 3DTrains - Home of the Feather River and Sherman Hill routes for MSTS

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    I don't know if SLI is interested, but I would be happy to provide a set of OR .eng files for the trainset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainsman View Post
    I don't know if SLI is interested, but I would be happy to provide a set of OR .eng files for the trainset?
    Thanks Bob. Once Jason and team let me know what's to be included, perhaps we can post the files as an additional beta for those interested.
    Cheers!
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    Marc, you just became my A#1 simulator pal!!! GREAT NEWS!!! I know you're still working on it and all but if possible, could I ask a few questions?

    I gather there will be track from Cheyenne to Laramie including 3-4 track out of Cheyenne to Laramie. The back way as I always call it. One key thing from the Trainz route was the chemical plant was not included that sits outside Cheyenne along Otto Road. Will that industry be part of the route?

    What about the station in Cheyenne. That would be a key building. Will it look like the real one? (I know, guys, some are saying DUMB question.)


    Will there be some trackage at the wye at Spear for the UP going to Denver and how far?? What role will the BN/BNSF play and how far will trackage go out of Cheyenne towards Nebraska and Laramie towards Utah?

    Will Scalerail be used? If so, will it be version 1 or version 2??

    Thanks for doing this route. It's one I've wanted to see in MSTS.

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    Sherman Hill?
    You have my interested sir!
    http://i.imgur.com/wcbfygM.png
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    This is great news... But just out of curiousity -- As somebody who was stationed at the Wyoming Missile Ranch, (FE Warren AFB). How much of that is going to be showing?

    Take Care,

    Stef

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSTS lifer View Post
    I gather there will be track from Cheyenne to Laramie including 3-4 track out of Cheyenne to Laramie. The back way as I always call it. One key thing from the Trainz route was the chemical plant was not included that sits outside Cheyenne along Otto Road. Will that industry be part of the route?

    What about the station in Cheyenne. That would be a key building. Will it look like the real one? (I know, guys, some are saying DUMB question.)


    Will there be some trackage at the wye at Spear for the UP going to Denver and how far?? What role will the BN/BNSF play and how far will trackage go out of Cheyenne towards Nebraska and Laramie towards Utah?

    Will Scalerail be used? If so, will it be version 1 or version 2??

    Thanks for doing this route. It's one I've wanted to see in MSTS.
    The route includes both refineries, Frontier Oil on the east side of Cheyenne, as well as Dyno Nobel at Wycon (formerly Wycon Chemical). The plant at Wycon will be based on my tour of the facility back in 2005, and when the route is complete (with activities), it'll include proper named track and loading/unloading info.

    Pretty much the remainder of the route is based on my 2005 trip, so the depot will be modeled without the new glass flyover extension, which I find a bit ugly anyway. Also included is the Steam shop, roundhouse and other bits around the turntable.

    The track south from Speer only goes for a couple of miles, and only enough is included so as to generate AI traffic. From Cheyenne, the route begins about 5-miles east of the depot, and a few miles past the yard at Laramie. This represents only the southern portion of the Laramie sub.

    Only v1 of ScaleRail is available at the moment, but once v2 is released, you only need to install the new shapes. The v2 textures for the route will be included as a separate download.

    Quote Originally Posted by opskeeper View Post
    As somebody who was stationed at the Wyoming Missile Ranch, (FE Warren AFB). How much of that is going to be showing?
    Only the interchange yard and about 11-miles of mainline toward Denver for BNSF is included, and mainly as a means for AI traffic. North from the yard, the BNSF track ends just before entering the gates of the base.
    Cheers!
    Marc - 3DTrains - Home of the Feather River and Sherman Hill routes for MSTS

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    Here's a few pictures I took on my 2005 trip to Dyno Nobel (Wycon).

    wycon_07.jpg wycon_05.jpg wycon_04.jpg wycon_03.jpg wycon_01.jpg
    Cheers!
    Marc - 3DTrains - Home of the Feather River and Sherman Hill routes for MSTS

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    Marc,I am so pleased you are back into MSTS.I have both your ScaleRail conversions for 3D Trainstuff Cajon and Tehachapi and would buy other route conversions if you care to produce them.I am sure they would be popular.

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    Marc, I am in! I've wanted this route for a long time - Thanks!!

    Will get it pre-ordered today!

    Lyn

    P.S. Have it downloaded and installed!

    Thanks again, Marc!
    Last edited by Mazo; 06-06-2015 at 11:52 AM.
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