Friday, February 29, 2008

LPRR Extension Beta for TRS2006

I've placed a beta version of the LPRR Extension plus 4 sessions here. LPRR is the Lincolnpin Rail Road 30-inch gauge layout released not too long ago. I've expanded it from 1 baseboard to 6 and fixed some problems that prevented drivers from taking commands.

As far as I know, the only non-DLS items are a few log camp huts by Narrowgauge, which are at TrainZone. I plan to tinker a wee bit with scenery adjustments and will add a session to include Curtis's boxcar when it's available.

This will be a good time to let me know what doesn't work. I know at least 6 items are considered faulty by CMP. Too bad. They work fine and I'm keeping them in, the Black Screen of Death (TM) be damned!!!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Celtics Nation map for Locomotion

New at the VR Downloads page:

Nation landscape and Celtics Nation 1900 scenario. Two maps are provided:

1. Nation: place in Locomotion/Scenarios/Landscapes folder
2. Celtics 1900: place in Locomotion/Scenarios folder

Celtics Nation contains 37 towns/cities, each named for a past or current Boston Celtics player or coach. See if you can connect them all into a single passenger transportation network. Be sure to customize it in the Scenario Editor to include the vehicles you want and start date you want. I've classified it as Easy.



Monday, February 11, 2008

Licolnpin Rail Road for TRS2006

Finally, the Lincolnpin Rail Road is available. See the VR Reading Room article "Operations on the Lincolnpin Rail Road." The route and sessions are available free at the VR Downloads page. This is a 30-inch gauge single baseboard route with beautiful scenery and plenty of operation.


Thursday, February 07, 2008

And Another Map for Locomotion

OK, three's the charm This one is called Neighborhoods because it places a series of small towns in relatively close proximity to one another. It is perfect for building transit and commuter systems on both sides of the dividing river. It's available at the VR Downloads page in the Locomotion section.

Next up will be the Lincolnpin Rail Road - a 30-inch gauge line for TRS2006. It's finished except for the sessions. I've already submitted an article on it to Railroad Model Craftsman. (I also have an article on my M-Line in the queue there, so we'll see which one gets the nod.) I expect to have a simple article and downloadable route and sessions available before long.