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Unread postby shicoe30 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:03 pm

Hey Y'all,

Just getting the ball rolling on a new route after stalling out on my Horn Lake Route. I still plan on finishing it, but have hit a temporary brick wall. This new route is a real world route, and I've already got the DEM terrain work done, having some RWDecal issues, but I hope to have those resolved soon. The route will encompass one, two, or all three of the highlighted routes below, depending on how this all works out. Now, does anybody know what lines these are?

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Re: New Project

Unread postby Giuseppe » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:35 pm

Hmmm... is that Lake Michigan perhaps...? Whatever the case, I'll be looking forward to this- I've always enjoyed prototypical routes over freelanced or "protolanced" routes- though that's just a personal preference, of course. I've seen your work on HLR so I'll definitely be looking forward to this one!

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Re: New Project

Unread postby shicoe30 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:10 pm

Indeed that is Lake Michigan! My new project encompasses my home rails so to speak. The line in red is CP's Watertown Sub (with a little bit of C&M sub on the very east end). The line in white is CN's Waukesha Sub. The line in yellow is UP's Adams sub/Milwaukee Sub. I'm working on CP right now, and hope to release it in 3 stages as I finish up each railroad. Here's my first WIP shot. Just started laying track and scenery this morning.

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Re: New Project

Unread postby shicoe30 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:23 am

Just workin' up some appropriate power to run around the CP Watertown subdivision. Trackage between the west end of Muskego Yard and the 108.2 detector is just about done, some scenery in.

Plan on doing a duo of DM&E's as well and then moving on to some leasers.

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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby buzz456 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:00 am

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Sounds like fun. Your blue needs a little work though. These guys run just north of my house in Northern Illinois.
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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby shicoe30 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:23 pm

Yeah, I'm still tweaking em, I'll get it right one of these days. And WOW! at the ex-SOO geep in that lashup!
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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby imnew » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:26 pm

Hey shicoe30 ,

Fictional routes = never touch them... However, your proto route sure sounds like a great route ! Will keep an eye out for your project updates.

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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby buzz456 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:07 pm

It's a real hodge podge down here on the old Milwaukee/SOO/ICE/CN route. You can see plenty of all four paint jobs running around. Oh yeah, the other day I saw a Illinois Central GP-38 in Spaulding yard.
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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby shicoe30 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:04 pm

It's a mess up here too! The current route name is Duplainville, which is where the CP (ex MILW/SOO) and the CN (ex WC/SOO) have a diamond. Plenty of color on the CP and the CN runs a bunch of BCOL and IC stuff. The only railroad who doesn't put on a good color show is UP (and even so we see some patched up CNW and SP stuff sometimes, heck, yesterday a friend of mine saw a patched Rio Grande GP-something or other sitting down in Butler yard!). Anyways:

Route update: Working on the Muskego yard, might restart on the east end of the yard due to subtle, but devastating elevation changes.

Here's a couple more route appropriate locomotives. Hoping to whip up a CP GEVo soon, but gotta balance route and rolling stock.

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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby simer4 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:21 pm

Excellent route! May want to lighten that CEFX Blue. We get plenty of CEFX AC4400CW's up here in Winnipeg on the CP lines.
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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby shicoe30 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:00 pm

ooh i like them CN trucks, but a couple too many crossing gates on Green Road there!

And sheesh, I just can't get blue right on anything !**duh*!! I'll keep tweaking em.
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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby Csxgp38-2 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:49 pm

Wow, looking great guys! !!*ok*!!
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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby shicoe30 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:03 am

I'm pumped about Adams too. Though I'm saving it for last. Well maybe not dead last, cause I might even do some WSOR trackage after I'm done with class 1 lines. But yeah, lotsa neat stuff on the UP.

Here's CP 636 (Eastbound Ethanol) headed for the Duplainville Diamond.

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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby shicoe30 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:25 am

Trackage is done from the west end of Muskego out to the 108 detector. Scenery is patchy and only Duplainville has enough to get a decent shot of. Still trying to find a building to fit in for the old Cargill Salt building (now "Wheels Now"). Any modelers out there willing to whip up a few simple buildings?
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Re: SE Wisconsin

Unread postby arizonachris » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:17 pm

Might want to check these out, Shi: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4138

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