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    Quote Originally Posted by eolesen View Post
    Trackwise, there's not much to change. Scenery?.... have fun...

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    I know the double slips at deval have to come out, along with the navy pier tracks, and a few other siding mods but that’s probably it for track.. mainly want to get the train shed at Ogilvie updated.


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    The shed at Olgilvie is easy -- it's a swap-out of the shapefile used for the canopies. That was by design...

    The slips at Deval, yeah I guess, but technically all the tracks to Navy Pier still exist. They're largely fenced off and blocked, but still visible in the pavement most of the way out to Michigan Avenue.

    How did this thread become about the Harvard?... do I need to move posts?

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    Actually my route seems to have morphed into the ENTIRE Metra system, minus the Electric Line/South Shore (at least until I can figure out a way to install the overhead wires without losing what little sanity I have left. Hence why I mention the Harvard..
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfe_fan View Post
    If I can figure out a way to install the overhead wires without losing what little sanity I have left.
    Have you tried Catmaster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefffarq View Post
    Have you tried Catmaster?
    Yes but unfortunately, from what i've seen, it only has pieces for the default track shapes.. Not all the xtracks pieces.
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    True, but it gets most of the track... and you can usually substitute one of the included shapes on track sections that don't have a dedicated shape. You can easily make additional wires as well. At least it's easier than doing ALL the wires manually.
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    "Actually my route seems to have morphed into the ENTIRE Metra system"
    Might sound like a silly question Josh, but does that mean Antioch & Fox Lake trackage also?
    Thanks,
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    Default BNSF Racetrack update

    Quote Originally Posted by ronfalt View Post
    "Actually my route seems to have morphed into the ENTIRE Metra system"
    Might sound like a silly question Josh, but does that mean Antioch & Fox Lake trackage also?
    Thanks,
    Ron
    Yes.. the included lines are
    UP North, Northwest, & West
    Milwaukee District North & West
    BNSF Line
    Southwest Service
    Heritage Corridor
    Rock Island Line
    North Central Service
    And eventually the Electric Line.. and the routes will run all the way to their end point (e.g. Aurora, Fox Lake, Kenosha, Harvard, etc)

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    Catmaster should work.

    If you have the patience to build shapes, it really doesn't take much to make wires. I did all the wire shapes on the IRM route using Sketchup, including the curves. They're mapped 1:1 to the underlying shapes.

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    Milw-W line, BRAVO!!!
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