New Route: Princes Bridge/City Loop-Epping

 
Topic moved from MSTS General Discussions by bevans on 24 Jun 2014 10:13
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
First train arrives at Flagstaff.



That just leaves Spencer Street to build on the city loop.

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  fxtmn Beginner

Simply Brilliant
  fxtmn Beginner

Are you doing spencer street?I thought was terminating at flagstaff,but great if you are!!
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Are you doing spencer street?I thought was terminating at flagstaff,but great if you are!!
fxtmn
Yep, We've included Spencer Street and the Viaduct with South Bank predominately under construction as it was in the 90's.

Nope, no terminating at Flagstaff, you're able to start from Epping, drive to either Princes Bridge, take the loop entrance from Jolimont or arrive directly at Flinders Street and then run across the Viaduct to Spencer Street and then through the loop on your way back to Epping.

Glad you enjoy the updates we've posted.

Cheers, Justin.
  fxtmn Beginner

Fantastic
  Hitachi_178M Hitachi's Are Us

Location: Portland/Heywood/Hamilton
Loving it so can't wait to drive it SmileSmile
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
There is a big surprise and something else to also be included in this route that everybody is going to love! Something that has long since been abolished and turned into light rail Very Happy

Cheers, Justin.
  fxtmn Beginner

Ahh yes I know what you mean GREAT!!!!!
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
I see we're going with a realistic government approach here, where the minister announces a project before any costing or engineering assesment has been done to see if it's actually possible.

Razz
  spsimon285 Station Staff

Location: Banned
There is a big surprise and something else to also be included in this route that everybody is going to love! Something that has long since been abolished and turned into light rail Very Happy

Cheers, Justin.
justin
Ha ha. I know exactly what that is...

Very good!! great work!!

Its also something that should NOT have been 'abolished', just like poor old Whittlesea (which they realize that they really still needed it now..)
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Just a small update, We have constructed steel beam gantries for the Lalor to Epping Section to match the early era of when the 1989 station opened alongside maintenance center, and not to mention a nice brand new 1989 Epping Station Building in brand new condition, grime free with a Comeng from today.

Cheers.





  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I'm curious as to why there is a Metlink-branded emergency panel? I thought this route was set in the 1980s?
  WillArmitt Beginner

Location: Hervey Bay, Queensland
Looking good guys.
  fxtmn Beginner

I always look forward to the updates,looks brilliant
  spsimon285 Station Staff

Location: Banned
Looks like this is nearly all done. I need to sort out my screwed up computer, or get a new one for that matter. It is getting unusable, I can't even open MSTS, Trainz or Railworks at the moment, I think Its time to do a backup and a good reformat. Its not a Virus or Spyware either... Something has just got screwed up.

Anyway Keep up the good work. It Looks brilliant.
  b60 Station Master

Love the new route. Very good work to those who have made it and who have taken all the time to get the photos and make the route. this route is going to be very popular when released for MSTS. keep up the very good hard work and hope there will be many more superb routes to come in the future
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I am getting MSTS Sometime this week

PS can i Test it out

Kindly
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
I am getting MSTS Sometime this week

PS can i Test it out

Kindly
X'Trapolis-904M
There is no beta/testing release available as of yet, let us advance into the project a little bit more further and we will release a beta release shortly.

Work has been pretty quiet for some time due to personal commitments but we will be continuing soon as this is an important project. Please stay focused for updates.


Cheers, Justin.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
will this have platform 1 2 3 4 in the loop
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
will this have platform 1 2 3 4 in the loop
X'Trapolis-904M

Only the Clifton Hill loop will be drivable, since it is the only one that connects with the Epping line.
  thewizkid93 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Very nice work!
  Flagstaff Red Afro

Location: Eaglemont, Hursty line, Melbourne.

In this route, you will be able to enjoy the sights of some iconic but now vanished buildings, such as the gas and fuel towers. Who remembers those?



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Melbournesparks

Ever since the early days of user route creation I've visualised how the Melbourne metropolis would look in MSTS; the picturesque view of the Yarra, the iconic look of Flinders Street and the glow of the many tall buildings overlooking the railway line all reincarnated via virtual simulation of user interpretation.  That Picture Definitely Matches My Visualisation.  In fact those iconic Sofitel and ANZ buildings with a dull look but glistening glow are essentially replicating the real thing. Great job! Very Happy

Also, great work with detail of Melbourne Central railway station, I can't believe how elaborate the escalators etc look, that would have taken me forever to do.
  thewizkid93 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne, Australia
We're blessed to have these talented route builders and lucky that they are recreating a Melbourne line too! What a great contribution to the MSTS community, that goes for all route,  model and rolling stock designers too.
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
Unfortunately I've been a bit busy lately, but work is proceeding:





A comeng arrives into platform 2 past the then newly installed escalators. Replacing the ramps seemed like a good idea in the 1990's but 20 years into the future the escalators would pose severe limits on passenger capacity as patronage increased.
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
Some more updates...



Right at the end of parcels van operation they spent a lot of time stabled here at the Spencer Street parcels dock.



Down comeng waiting to depart for Epping.  Now with openrails' better visibility distance we can see the city skyscrapers in the background.



Crossing the Merri Creek bridge, just after the tight 9 chain curve at the former junction of the inner circle line.



A comeng scuttles along through Collingwood.

Almost ready for signals now!

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