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Thread: MILWAUKEE ROAD Spokane Extension

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    Check out www.railfandepot.com. There is a section for track charts and the guy that
    runs that site has a ton of them. Hopefully you can find a suitable track chart there.

    There is a charge of $9.99 to download an item, or about $50 for a printed version.
    The download is .pdf file and after you request the download, it may be 20 minutes
    or so before a email is sent that it is ready.

    I have used the site several times.

    J. H. Sullivan

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    Oliver2,

    Take a look at www.railfandepot.com. Then in the heading select "track charts".
    There are literally dozens of them and you may find what you need there. If
    you do, then you need a PayPal account (free). Just use the download option
    which costs $9.99 for most charts. What you get is a large .pdf file that in a
    case or two that I got, contained more than 200 pages. Generally the scans
    are quite good. Generally these are not the newest charts, typically they are
    15-20 years old.

    J. H. Sullivan
    (landnrailroader)

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    The 1957 Idaho Div chart covers the trackage rights on UP and is free.

    https://www.milwaukeeroadarchives.co...ckProfiles.htm

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    Thanks for pointing that out. I have that issue but it came from "railfandepot" so I didn't
    want to mess up their business.

    J. H. Sullivan

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    Building continues

    Plummer-Spokane trackwork is done, ans the scenery is intact between Plummer and Saxby WA. I will continue to Spokane, but I think the urban area there won't be highly detailed. This is because I don't have much info about the pre-1970 Spokane, just the old aerials which are not so good quality. Although, some unique buildings will be made, and that wil slow down the progress...

    Meanwhile filling in Spokane, I'll continue the tracks towards Marengo.

    This is my first big route building project, and life is busy now for me, so I'm not saying that it'll be completed in 2020... we'll see.

    P.S. some screenshots can be seen in the "MILW Routes" thread.

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    Oliver,

    Detailing an urban area, in my opinion, does not do much to help the route.
    I would limit detailing to no more than 1 city block left or right of the track.
    Then add a scene blocker beyond that. That way, you may be able to do
    another route or two in your lifetime as well. If any wants more, let them
    do it and issue a newer version, footnoting you.

    Jerry Sullivan

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    Thank You Mr Sullivan, we'll see. There are pretty good pre-made city blocks available, which can makes the filling easy and fast.

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    Manito,WA is almost reached. After Manito, the MILW went on the UP tracks, so different signals, switch stands and signs will be required. As I saw on vintage photos, MILW used searchlights here, but UP used tri-colors. I guess this line wasn't CTC, so ABS-style signalling wil be made on the UP tracks as well.

    Here are a few shots around Saxby and east of Manito:

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    Oliver,

    Those pictures are absolutely stunning.

    Your doing a fantastic job on these Milw Road projects.

    Keep up the good work.

    And please keep the screenshots coming.

    Robert

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    Oliver,

    I have searchlight and trilight models if you want to use them. If you're going for MSTS compatibility, I might be able to make the CCOR system (as MILW would have used) work, but no guarantees

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