Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 52

Thread: NYC "Water level" route started!

  1. #41

    Default

    You might reach out to Vern who is building a Long Island route (which is excellent) which does have 3rd rail. The route is in the file library here in beta form, I believe. Probably worth taking a look at and perhaps Vern would agree to share what he has done.
    Christopher

  2. #42

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by conductorchris View Post
    You might reach out to Vern who is building a Long Island route (which is excellent) which does have 3rd rail. The route is in the file library here in beta form, I believe. Probably worth taking a look at and perhaps Vern would agree to share what he has done.
    Christopher
    LIRR 3rd rail models wouldn't be terribly accurate for the NYC lines as the New York Central used bottom contact 3rd rail while the LIRR used top contact. Still good to look at to glean tips/ideas for modeling 3rd rail in MSTS/OR though.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW MO
    Posts
    485

    Default

    The LIRR has third rail textures.
    thirdrail.JPG
    They are part of the acleantrack1.ace.
    thirdrail1.JPG

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Oahu, Hawaii.
    Posts
    497

    Default

    If I'm not mistaken, those are Frederick Dreany's third rail textures from the early 2000s. Frederick also did the beautiful textures on the Island Electric very first generation MSTS P-motors that would look right at home here, but nowhere close to current modeling standards.

    This is going to be a magnificent route, I'm enjoying each new development.

    Aloha, Jeff Link

    P-2 ESE.jpg

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW MO
    Posts
    485

    Default

    I also remember seeing, in a route, actual third rail pieces that can be placed using TSRE auto placement.
    Just about any long, skinny shape could be re-textured and used using this method.
    Let me look.

    Edit: You should have a shape in your collection called rail.s, it's in just about all of the routes I have installed, or something similar that you could use as a third rail.
    Use SFM to shorten it if you need to.

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW MO
    Posts
    485

    Default

    Here, try this.


    You can change the offset using the x coordinates currently at 1.2.
    The shape is Rail_Singlen.s
    There are several.

    Edit: If you use one point rotation they line up nicely on curves.
    And you'll want to shorten it to 9.7m to eliminate the gaps on curves.
    Last edited by rdayt; 04-04-2021 at 03:27 PM.

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Bronx NY
    Posts
    93

    Default NK [Nick Tower] NYC Park Avenue Main Line

    In case anyone is interested. This is [was] NK or "Nick" Tower on the New York Central/Metro North Park Avenue Main Line. NK was at 106th Street. According to Railroad.net MP 3.42. North of the entrance to the tunnel leading to Grand Central Terminal.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #48

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rdayt View Post
    Here, try this.

    You can change the offset using the x coordinates currently at 1.2.
    The shape is Rail_Singlen.s
    There are several.

    Edit: If you use one point rotation they line up nicely on curves.
    And you'll want to shorten it to 9.7m to eliminate the gaps on curves.
    Thanks, that looks good! Where can I download these?
    Greetings from Sweden!

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW MO
    Posts
    485

    Default

    Rail_Singlen.s is available in the Monon route.

  10. #50

    Default

    After many hours of work, the pretty complex track laying is finished at Harmon. The only thing left to do is to replace the roundhouse, as I've used the default Xtracks one as a placeholder, but it is too small to be correct.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Greetings from Sweden!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->