New Route: Princes Bridge/City Loop-Epping

 
Topic moved from MSTS General Discussions by bevans on 24 Jun 2014 10:13
  T411 Moderator

Location: Somewhere
As someone who has driven the real Epping line more times then I care to remember I do like what I see. Keep up the good work Justin.

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  matt2010 Station Master

Looking great Justin. If you need any help testing or doing anything like that please let me know as i have spare time at the moment

Thanks


matt2010
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Looking great Justin. If you need any help testing or doing anything like that please let me know as i have spare time at the moment

Thanks


matt2010
"matt2010"


Thanks matt2010, all the testing is taken care of, thanks for your offer though but we've got it all under control.

Cheers, Justin.
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Alrighty, more or less progress showing in the built up suburban areas. Lets see if anyone can guess this location.


  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Clifton Hill to Bell almost complete, Still a lot of work to go all the way to Epping.  We've decided that Clifton Hill to Epping is only a very small project so we'd like to announce the section will be extended to Jolimont and the Clifton Hill City Loop Portal all the way to Flagstaff.

We've decided on this as we're finishing off Melbourne rolling stock and we'd like to be able to drive Melbourne trains in a manner of which that you can actually do in the 1990'snd even today. You will also be able to shunt rolling stock to Epping and back for repairs, access the city loop and enjoy a full run from under the city all the way to the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

I was wondering how to rename this thread to Jolimont/City Loop-Epping Route instead of having it moved by a moderator, either way I will be happy.

Cheers, Justin.
  JGS Moderator Well. We'll see about THAT!

Location: Junee NSW
Justin,

Thread renamed as per your request. Keep up the top work.

Cheers,
Matt
  superheatedsteam Assistant Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Hi Justin,

It's great that you are extending the route. I see from the screen shot above you have laid roads and it also looks like you have also included an 'interactive' like a road crossing.

Other route builders in the past have found that adding roads and interactives (which link to the track database) can cause problems if you start adding track to the route.  I would suggest you research this potential issue further before proceeding.

Cheers,

Marek.
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Justin, Thread renamed as per your request. Keep up the top work. Cheers, Matt
"MattAustin"


Thanks heaps Matt for changing the thread name.

Cheers, Justin.
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line

Hi Justin,

It's great that you are extending the route. I see from the screen shot above you have laid roads and it also looks like you have also included an 'interactive' like a road crossing.

Other route builders in the past have found that adding roads and interactives (which link to the track database) can cause problems if you start adding track to the route.  I would suggest you research this potential issue further before proceeding.

Cheers,

Marek.

"superheatedsteam"


Thanks for that Marek, We'll temporarily remove the level xings gates and booms etc, before extending the track so we refrain from these problems occurring.

Cheers, Justin.
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
  JGS Moderator Well. We'll see about THAT!

Location: Junee NSW
Thanks heaps Matt for changing the thread name.
"justin"


No worries. Just make sure you don't spill the coffee in that cabview!

Cheers,
Matt
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Thanks heaps Matt for changing the thread name.
"justin"


No worries. Just make sure you don't spill the coffee in that cabview!

Cheers,
Matt
"MattAustin"


Haha, at least the era the route's set in we have real trains unlike those nasty X'trapolis that just bounce all over the place, I'm a safe driver, shut off at 60 on that section, you'll find that gravity will do the physics and the work required that the traction motors don't have to do. 

We're so going to have T cup Vicrail Comeng's running on this route and have sets in Epping Yards so it will be a really interesting route to drive. People can make activities and collect rolling stock from Epping or take them to Epping.

Cheers, Justin.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see the finished product!
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
Great work Justin! Love the Coffee cup Very Happy
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Great work Justin! Love the Coffee cup Very Happy
"GeoffreyHansen"


Thanks Very Happy 

Every driver needs a nice cuppa on a nice slow up Epping train via loop in the 90's.

The Coffee Cup was Melbournesparks idea for our EDI Comeng.

Cheers, Justin. 
  matt2010 Station Master

Looks great. As always Justin, you are a pure legend. Keep up the pure skill and look forward to the finish product. Just remember that if at any stage you need some help i am ready.

Thanks


Matt
 
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Just thought I'd show some important aspects of how the route looks at this stage before going towards Jolimont and then toward MURL to Flagstaff Station deep under the CBD of Melbourne.

Well the route currently finishes at Clifton Hill with 99.9% of scenery as far as Bell, most the route all the way to Epping has got scenery but not yet all filled in.
This is what the route was like in the 1980's when Taits ran to Epping.

Photo's are around: Lalor, Thomastown, Keon Park, Preston with the carpark and Market in the background and Thornbury with the Preston Workshops in the background which is soon to have B2 and A class trams in it's sidings.






Well this is as far as the route goes for now until the not too distant future, We're just over halfway through 2012 and hoping to have this finished by The end of 2012 early 2013.

Cheers, Justin.





  ucwepn Locomotive Driver

This looks fantastic Justin and as an epping guy myself can't wait for this, I have a question though as I'm new to all this sim stuff and I just got a beefy new rig and msts 2012/railworks 3 do these routes work in the new game?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
This looks fantastic Justin and as an epping guy myself can't wait for this, I have a question though as I'm new to all this sim stuff and I just got a beefy new rig and msts 2012/railworks 3 do these routes work in the new game?
"ucwepn"

Why don't you try it? Or, perhaps, search on Google to see if someone has already answered your question in another forum.
  superheatedsteam Assistant Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
.... do these routes work in the new game?
"ucwepn"


The short answer is no, this route is created for the Microsoft Train Simulator program and will not work on Train Simulator 2012/RW3. 
  ucwepn Locomotive Driver

.... do these routes work in the new game?
"ucwepn"


The short answer is no, this route is created for the Microsoft Train Simulator program and will not work on Train Simulator 2012/RW3. 
"superheatedsteam"


Oh dear thanks for the definite answer, looks like I'll be getting msts then. The new one is fantastic visually but lacking content at the moment.
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
As the other folks said the short answer is unfortunately a no, Microsoft Train Simulator was created back in 2001, You can have the Epping Line for any simulator if you're willing to make it yourself. 

The best bet is it will work in Openrails which is a free to download utility/simulator which has enhanced physics/sounds bringing MSTS routes/addons to a more modern feel simulator but using all your MSTS trains/routes etc.

Thanks for your kind words, so far touch wood, progress is going very well, I hope I don't suffer from a hard disk failure as such lol.

Cheers, Justin.
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
As the other folks said the short answer is unfortunately a no, Microsoft Train Simulator was created back in 2001, You can have the Epping Line for any simulator if you're willing to make it yourself. 

The best bet is it will work in Openrails which is a free to download utility/simulator which has enhanced physics/sounds bringing MSTS routes/addons to a more modern feel simulator but using all your MSTS trains/routes etc.

Thanks for your kind words, so far touch wood, progress is going very well, I hope I don't suffer from a hard disk failure as such lol.

Cheers, Justin.
"justin"



Update, Route is almost ready to be extended from Clifton Hill as current to Jolimont, Princess Bridge and Melbourne's underground loop via Parliament, and Museum and Terminating at Flagstaff.











Cheers, Justin.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Keep up the excellent effort.
  justin Chief Train Controller

Location: The Lemon Meringue Line
Keep up the excellent effort.
"railblogger"


Thanks.

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