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Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:11 pm
by ozinoz
As announced on Ricks website (http://www.gtraxsims.com/) the testing of phase 1 of the Durango & Silverton project is over and release date is next week. This is a stunning route. It is a staged project with some work still to complete, but that IN NO WAY detracts from the massive enjoyment and deep emmersion you will feel. All monies raised are going to a good cause and I know I will be buying, even after testing this for the past couple of weeks; it is that good. :D

Break out your copy of Cinders & Smoke and be prepared to me amazed.

Now is the time for our budding model builders to get a start on some D&RGW narrow gauge equipment.

**!!bow!!**

G

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:21 pm
by harryadkins
Awesome. Would love to see D&RGW all the way from Durango to Alamosa!

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:31 pm
by NDORFN
What's the cause that the donations are going to?

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:36 pm
by PapaXpress
At Gtrax it says the Preservation Series is "These products are Donationware. Net proceeds* from the locomotives are donated to the respective sponsoring organizations."

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:40 pm
by NDORFN
Well that's a good, relevant cause.

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:42 pm
by PapaXpress
Its probably how he obtained permission as well. I also agree, a good cause.

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:55 am
by ozinoz
Re the Preservationware, I believe the funds from this project are going to the Durango Railroad Historical Society, who have restored and operate the 315 out of Silverton and are working on expading running lines over the old Silverton Northern.

Final confirmation at release...

!*cheers*!

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:06 am
by Rich_S
I know I've said before my number one interest is freight switching operations, but I have to admit judging by the screen shots Rick has done an amazing job with this route. The really neat part of the whole deal is, the sales are being donated to the Durango Railroad Historical Society. My hat is off to you Rick and the entire Durango & Silverton team and yes this will be my next route purchase *!!thnx!!* !!*ok*!!

Regards,
Rich S.

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:35 pm
by B-24_LIBERATOR
Hehehehehehehe *!greengrin!*

It's at the top of my list!

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:34 pm
by arizonachris
is it ready yet? Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet????????????????? !!*ok*!! Must have more steam. never enough steam! !*salute*! And for a great cause.

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:50 am
by railbard
Arrrgghh!! I'm not made of money and there's so many great new routes this month. We won't even talk about rolling stock!

Another must-buy....

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:57 am
by _o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha
It sure looks great, doesn't it?

Hopefully, a succesfull launch and acceptance of this route by G-Trax will convince more US providers of MSTS routes to convert their stock for Railworks.
So far, IMO, the US market hasn't been taken as seriously by RSC compared to the UK market.

3D Trains and All Aboard also have US routes in their MSTS portfolio that could be converted to succesfull Railworks routes if the market has proven itself.

It is a chicken and egg situation at the present moment, but several hens are breeding, pardon the pun.

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:11 pm
by railbard
Would love to see some of Maple Leaf's stuff too. And what was the California outfit that did Tehachapi, and various other routes? But I don't think they are in business anymore (plus some people were irritated by their inclusion of Bible quotes in various places in their routes).

But I have--let's see--at least 8 routes on my must buy list (granted a couple are older, though Edin-Glas is just updated to RW3 standards) and routes are easily the most expensive bits to buy. I may have to get an extra job! :)

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:47 am
by august1929
railbard wrote:And what was the California outfit that did Tehachapi, and various other routes? But I don't think they are in business anymore (plus some people were irritated by their inclusion of Bible quotes in various places in their routes).


Wrong - they are still very much in business - 3DTrainStuff btw - not to be confused with Marc's 3DTrains :). What's the relevance of the "plus" mention of Bible quotes?

http://www.3dtrainstuff.com/

Try their West Colton - not spotted any Bible quotes, but it is a good route :).

_o_OOOO_oo-Kanawha wrote:So far, IMO, the US market hasn't been taken as seriously by RSC compared to the UK market.


Well, RSC is a British company, with the bulk of their sales in Britain & Europe. There was an American company producing a new sim - Micre or Micro something - don't know what happened to them, probably gone bust... :D

G-Trax D&S looks like a must have...

Rod

Re: Durango & Silverton

Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:17 pm
by Leaf85
It looks like an superb route and is on my list too !!howdy!!