Not bad for two nights effort - still a few finer touches to go. Weathering is garbage. Then on to the title activity.
And this is 2016's trip, never did finish putting up 2014... 2018 might jump the queue just yet.
Just a spattering, locations noted if I could remember. Colorado narrow gauge still to come.
Makes it look like the layout has had a lot of work - it really hasn't... still, happy with how its looking!
I might make a push to get some rolling stock out soon...
yea naa aye...
First of all i will clarify I did NOT buy this for the custom content. It's shit. Well, the Aussie stuff is ok. So many people view Trainz by the content alone rather than the versatility which is its strong point. I bought this essentially with a performance boost in mind - have i seen one so far? not really... Got a bit of gear coming to cram inside the PC that will give it some more room to move and really stretch its legs so I'm not going to write it off now. First tests with importing my own work haven't gone well so I figure i will hold off until the final release with hopefully a proper content manager to use by then.
TLDR: So far, not so good. Willing to give it another chance? Yea why not.
"I'm thinking you're a dumbass Kenny"
Ever since I completed the mainline the push seems to be on to tidy up any loose ends in the layout before continuing on. One of these things is the yard throat and how half of it is directly off the mainline - It sat fine when I first developed the plan as it fit in with the back streets industrial terminal style I was after. But operation wise it's less than ideal with everything coming to a standstill when the yard is switched. Luuuuuckily I included a switch off the top of the ladder for possible industrial use which may have saved the day.
The yard lead will join back onto the main just below. While this plan is "messier" than my usual styling I find it flows better as a whole, and allows more room for the engine terminal. The mainline curve as it currently is was always going to be moved forward for scenic reasons however that is out the window with this plan - leaves some questions as to how to scenic with the mainline so close to the edge (A window overhangs this part) but I do have some ideas.
So yea, Thoughts? I hate removing existing work unless I am 100% certain it is the right choice. Feel free to comment as any input would be appreciated - even if its "I love it" or "I hate it".
The thoughts will continue for the time being.
Ramblings of a modern age railways apprentice who doesn't know when to stop.