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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:26 pm 
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Having completed the Healesville route, I've decided to do another (somewhat longer!) route for Trainz now. Namely, the Cudgewa line :) Albeit set in approximately 1930-1950 (prior to the Snowy River works basically). However, I have learned a LOT in the last 5-6 years since starting Healesville, and hopefully this should mean this route is a bit quicker to build! It'll still take a while, as I plan to do a lot of custom content for it eventually, but to start with I'm just working out how the route will look, etc.

To this end, I have started at Shelley, the highest station in Victoria. I then plan to work down the hill to Cudgewa first; then work toward Wodonga.

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DD 586 works it's way up grade toward Shelley with the second part of a loaded livestock special.

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Arriving at Shelley, alongside the first portion of the livestock special.

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Having combined the two parts of the train, the DD sits ready for departure toward Wodonga.

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As DD586 works it's train away from Shelley, DD 584 sits in the turntable road waiting to return to Cudgewa.

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Although Shelley is the highest station in Victoria, the line actually climbs for a short distance out of Shelley, with DD586 seen here about to crest the grade before the long drop down to Koetong.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:34 pm 
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A few scenes of an up goods at Shelley on a foggy morning.

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:02 am 
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Steaming through the crisp mountain air with a load of cattle.

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Blasting slowly across the crossing into Shelley.

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As the train approaches the other end of Shelley yard, the driver skillfully brings the train to a stop.

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Having been turned, coupled to the guards van, and shunted into the platform, DD 560 waits in the platform before returning to Cudgewa.

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The 'BONA' (loco and van) roll out of Shelley on their way to bring the next load of cattle up the mountain.

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Further down the hill, the driver makes use of the air brakes to keep the train under control.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:27 am 
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A few screenshots of N495 hauling an 'up' goods through Shelley.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:45 am 
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V499 steams into Beetoomba across the Cudgewa Creek bridge.

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A few moments later, and the train is entering the yard through the small cutting.

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After shunting out a few cattle trucks, and placing them in the stock siding, V499 gets it's train moving away from Beetoomba.

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A few moments later, and with it's train now at track speed, V499 trundles along the line toward Cudgewa.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:53 pm 
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Nice work Zec i travel up thru there towards Coryong now and then for work, Looking forward to seeing more of this one.
Cheers Mick.

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A few pics of Tom's T413 running an up goods at Beetoomba and Shelley :)

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A few shots of a Canadian Red V499 on a mixed train.

A couple of people were asking about textures on the main forums, but I'll include this here as well :)

http://www.zecrail.com/files/vr-north-e ... r-list.JPG

That's the filter list I use for my routes at the moment. If something new comes along that I like, I'll add a suitable filter (either username, or name).

I probably don't use all of the textures from these authors, but I do use many of them, as they're all high res.

I then use a mix of the '(ts12)' and 'grazzy' grass splines, plus various trees and shrubs from RMM, OlegKhim, McGuirel, and the built-in assets.

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