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Thread: Midwest Mega Route

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr06 View Post
    Great work on the trackage and city skyline! In your 4th screenshot above, is that lift bridge a custom piece or is it available in the FL?
    The one in Chicago is custom made by Bob Wirth for his ATSF Chillicothe route and was included when he agreed to allow me to utilize the ATSF line from Chicago to Joliet for this route.
    Don't tell me the sky's the limit, when there's footsteps on the moon..

    --Josh--

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    Would anyone be willing to build any custom buildings or stations for our route? Mainly for the Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Brandon

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    I have decided to think more practical and shift my focus to roads and try to get as many roads as I can done on the routes I have track 100% completed. I have also been working on some yards in the Twin Cities area to try and finish up as much track work as I possibly can as well in the area. Photos to come at a later date.

    Brandon

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    Brandon,

    I'm looking forward to the screen shots.

    Fred

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    Hey guys,

    I know very long time no talk from Josh and I when it comes to the route. Josh and I have started to come up with a game plan on how to accomplish this major route that we started years ago. We are actually meeting in person this weekend to go over stuff and ride behind Milwaukee Road 261 steam locomotive together.

    Anyways, as for my section of the route I had to take a break from it over the summer as I usually do not work on Open Rails during the summer months but starting to get back into it once again.

    My main goal is to get the CP and BNSF routes completed with roads and some scenery between St Paul and La Crosse, WI. I have also been working on the BNSF route that runs through my home town called the Wayzata Sub that runs from Minneapolis, MN to Willmar, MN.

    Another route I have been working on is Twin Cities and Western from Minneapolis Jct. to Glencoe, MN. Ex Milwaukee Road mainline that the 261 will be taking this weekend in fact and I have personally railfanned that line quite a bit over the years so I know the line well.

    I am also starting to build custom buildings for the route and work on making station signs. We will need help making custom buildings if anyone is interested. Mainly for the major cities like Chicago, the Twin Cities and Milwaukee along with stations along the routes as well.

    Josh will give you an update on what he plans to do when he gets a chance and hope to put some new screenshots up when we are ready to do so.

    Brandon

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    If you have ever taken a trip on the Empire Builder or been fortunate to ride behind Milwaukee Road 261 down the Mississippi River here is some of my current progress on the route. I am really trying to make it so when you drive a train on a route you really get a feel of what the real route is like. As you can see the route is still fairly bare and needs a lot of scenery still to add but I am slowly making progress. The Milwaukee Road 261 ex GN Facility is custom built by myself and has the doors open so you can drive inside of the shop. Let me know what you all think and if anyone would be willing to help with anything please let us know. The main thing right now is trying to get custom buildings built.
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    A few more shots along the mighty Mississippi River on the CP River Subdivision that the Empire Builder takes on its way from the Twin Cities to Chicago.
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    Looking very familiar along the river. Keep up the good work!
    Neil

    Here at home, in the railroad mayhem capital of the world.

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    Thank you Neil, It has sure been a major undertaking but we are slowly making progress. We need to figure out how to do multiplayer route editing so Josh and I can work on the route at the same time.

    Brandon

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    Good luck with multi editing. The only way it ever worked for me on the early days of Packerland was Dropbox synch, and there was a hard and fast limit for only one person to make TDB updates. Not a problem once track was locked down and it was a matter of scenery placement or forest planting.

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