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  1. #11
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    Default 11/4 Update

    This will probably be my last update for a bit until I get some good scenery developments but the track layout is now complete.

    [IMG]slsftv5 by Cade VerHage, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Aurora
    slsftv6 by Cade VerHage, on Flickr

    Mt Vernon
    slsftv7 by Cade VerHage, on Flickr

    Monett
    slsftv8 by Cade VerHage, on Flickr
    -Cade VerHage-
    New arrival to the Route Builder community
    Focusing on the railroads of the Midwest and Southeast (1920's-1970's)
    Huge Frisco Fan

  2. #12
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    1/2 Update
    First off, happy New Years everybody! I didn't realize it had been two months since my last update. The track work has been completed as I said before, but also the main road layout has now been completed. I have begun to scenerize the past week, beginning with the backdrop to the southern half of Springfield, Downtown. I have utilized many of Paul Charland's fabulous models along with other creators' buildings to create a realistic look. The Heers tower will be one model I will build myself, and I have many industries to use for practicing my modeling skills.

    MoPac tracks in foreground
    [IMG]slsf12 by Cade VerHage, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Basic industries near MK Junction, minus Harry Cooper Lumber, which I am going to build
    slsf13 by Cade VerHage, on Flickr
    -Cade VerHage-
    New arrival to the Route Builder community
    Focusing on the railroads of the Midwest and Southeast (1920's-1970's)
    Huge Frisco Fan

  3. #13
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    Cade,

    If you find reliable DEMs that will work with DEMEX or whatever your extraction tool is,
    then my recommendation is to fill a DVD or two with all the DEMs you think you will
    ever need. Reason is that the USGS seems to like to change formats on a whim and
    a few years back I thought my days were done -- until I discovered VTBuilder. I
    needed a DEM module yesterday to expand a future route a little as well as do the
    DM terrain. So, I found what I needed in GeoTiff format, but this format from the
    USGS won't work with DEMEX. So, run it through VTBuilder and create a new
    GeoTiff file that works.

    As for the route, it brings back pleasant memories of getting to know some fine
    people, finest railroaders I've met up to that time. (1971) In 71,72, & 73 I,
    along with my operating crew and the Southern Geometry Car, R-1, were
    leased to the Frisco for 10 days. The Chief Engineer was a buddy of our VP
    on the SR and the roads did not compete so this was okay. We were treated
    like royalty out there and tested 400 or more miles a day. I remember that
    one one day, we left Memphis, tested to St. Louis, then to Springfield where
    we tied up for the night. Then Springfield to Monett & south to Ft. Smith & back
    which was a short day.

    J. H. Sullivan
    retired from CSX & SR
    volunteer Docent - C&TS RR

  4. #14
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    Jerry,

    Thanks for the information on the DEMs, that'll come in handy when I expand to the other 3 subdivisions. Also, it is always great to hear stories from railroaders (the Southern is one of my favorites). I'm glad it brings back good memories. I don't think I've really read or heard a bad thing about the Frisco or the folks that kept her running, maybe that is why the railroad is held so near and dear to the hearts of her ex-employees and fans. I know nobody was happy the day BN took over.
    -Cade VerHage-
    New arrival to the Route Builder community
    Focusing on the railroads of the Midwest and Southeast (1920's-1970's)
    Huge Frisco Fan

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