Hey all, long time no see!
I don't know how many, if any, have followed the few posts I've made her in the past. But some real life circumstances have made the progress of some of my routes rather... slow to say the least. Route building is probably my favorite aspect of Trainz and I get a real kick out of it!
However I'm starting over and I've FINALLY acquired TRS12!! Well.... as soon as it arrives in the mail anyway...
That being said any of the routes I was working on will either be scrapped and given a fresh start, or will be upgraded to TRS12. Here is a short list of the routes I'm working on and some of them may interest you and once they're finished I'd like to offer them up for public download.
First is Carbon Canyon: A fictional 30" gauge line set in Arizona between 1915 and the early 1920s, running through the arid desert and through a deep river canyon to haul copper and copper ore from the mines in the canyon to an interchange with the Standard Gauge.
Second is the United Verde & Pacific Railroad: Another copper hauler which between 1894 and 1921 hauled copper from the smelter in Jerome, AZ to the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix RR at Jerome Jct. (Today Chino Valley, AZ) The line is just over 26 miles long and has 186 curves, most of which are compacted within the western half of the ROW. Thanks Again, Pencil, for the DEM Map!!
And Thirdly, and most eagerly, is the Fiddletown & Copperopolis Railway! This was my first route announcement here on the forum and it is one I've really been wanting to work on. More details can be found in this thread and it is also where I'll continue to post progress reports.
I recently laid out the track, roughly and although I like how I'v managed to work on curves I may start from scratch again. I'll try and get some screen shots of what I have presently and post them for you on the F&C thread.
I'm really eager to receive and install TRS12 as there is SO much more awesome content to be had with it. And it will make all these routes really shine!