Making 180 degree turns on any route

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Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby CSX2057 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:59 am

Hey guys, I was thinking about making 180 degree turn like from Whiskey River Railway for the Folkston Funnel. What would you guys think about it? Think it's a good idea? Bad Idea?

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Re: Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby OldProf » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:58 am

How about more information? What's leading you toward this action?
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Re: Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby CSX2057 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:32 am

Well the thing is, is that all these routes has the end of the line, but you can't turn the train around? I was wondering if its possible if I can make a train heading toward Winokur in folkston and turn the train around from NB and back to Moncrief SB.

Whiskey Railway and other Live Steamers usually has these U-Turns. You see what I'm saying?
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Re: Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby JohnTrainHead » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:02 am

Not a huge fan of reverse loops in Railworks but do what you want.
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Re: Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby davedingler » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:42 am

I'm not a scenario maker, but why not just put an engine on the back end of the train and switch positions to drive it back to the beginning end?
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Re: Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby CSX2057 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:01 pm

Disregard, I've changed my mind. I'm gonna make the "Y" instead of U-Turn. I can build yards Past the Y outside of the route.
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Re: Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby SAR704 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:23 pm

Are you thinking of a balloon loop? Aren't there any coal routes available that include these?
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Re: Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby CSX2057 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:49 pm

Yes that's the one looking for. A Balloon loop, Thanks Sar. There is coal train on this route. I just have to figure out where it goes.
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Re: Making 180 degree turns on any route

Unread postby dfcfu342 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:46 pm

Coal trains can head one of two directions:

1. South off the end of the route heading to the large Seminole Generating plant in Bostwick, FL or to the Stanton Energy plant in Taft, FL.
2. Take the turnout at Callahan to head to the TECO plant in Tampa or further south to the Indian Town generating station near Okeechobee, FL.

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