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Post by ap1991 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:12 am

After almost two years of not using OpenBVE due to various reasons, I've found a couple of hours recently to work on a route I started in 2016 in the run up to the birth of my son.

It was going to be based on the North Wales Coast Line but I've changed a few signs and passing trains and it now has more of a Northern feel to it, I'm thinking of adding a couple of stations with grand train sheds like those as Beverley, Filey and Pickering.

It's very much a WIP and I can't promise it'll ever see get as far as being released but I thought I'd tease you all with a couple of screenshots.

The first station is a 4 track through station based on Lincoln Central.




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Post by graymac on Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:33 am

Nice. Though I doubt the canopy braces were ever painted a fluorescent green !! Very Happy
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Post by ap1991 on Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:54 pm

graymac wrote:Nice. Though I doubt the canopy braces were ever painted a fluorescent green !! Very Happy

Too many Nuclear trains have passed through  Laughing



It looks like I may now find a use for this train shed I build about 4 years ago!

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Post by graymac on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:54 pm

'appen tha' needs a proper roof, ter kep the rain orf thi' 'ead!!  Smile

Bet that's a reet good wind tunnel when t' east wind hits t' moor.
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Post by ap1991 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:37 am

graymac wrote:'appen tha' needs a proper roof, ter kep the rain orf thi' 'ead!!  Smile

Bet that's a reet good wind tunnel when t' east wind hits t' moor.

Based on one of my most favourite station in the UK that train shed is, Filey, East Yorkshire, it retains such an old world feel to it with a service frequency to match!

Filey, North Yorkshire by Gary J Brothwell, on Flickr
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Post by graymac on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:14 am

Lots more "character" than the fabricated steel and glass stuff they make today.
Interesting set up with the footbridge.
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Post by ap1991 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:20 pm

graymac wrote:Lots more "character" than the fabricated steel and glass stuff they make today.
Interesting set up with the footbridge.

Indeed, the whole Hull - Scarborough line has character, it's a route that the modern railway has forgotten about, stunning old train sheds, semaphore signals, 1tp2h frequency on parts of the route... 

The footbridge, if Wiki is correct, was imported from a different station but was too wide for the station so had to be routed through the train shed wall!

Filey Station 140501 by john young, on Flickr

Interestingly, Pickering station on the North York Moors railway has recently had it's overall roof rebuilt in the original G. T. Andrews style.

Pickering Station by Steve Chamberlain, on Flickr
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Post by ap1991 on Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:44 pm

Getting a little more rural now...

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Post by graymac on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:12 pm

Oooooh, arrrr!!! Very pastoral.
What length do you intend to make this route?
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Post by ap1991 on Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:57 am

I don't really have much of a plan for it, at the moment it's at about 8km long.

I'm thinking about adding another station, getting the errors down from 500+ and putting a release out, problem is, the more I look at the route, the more problems I spot that need correcting!

This is what happens when you start something and then forget about it for two years...

You'll be pleased to know the canopy has had a coat of paint!

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Post by ap1991 on Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:19 am

I wanted to add some disused sidings on the approach to the (for now) last station, I couldn't get the right sort of 'abandoned' look using standard track, so I've made some bespoke track, which when covered in weeds will really look the part, I hope...

Apologies to Mr Graymac, I've borrowed your wooden sleeper texture temporary from Kilmagranny during construction of this. 

I may even add some old semaphores to really add to the forgotten 'Northern' feel.

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Post by Quork on Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:39 pm

Do you want some texture material for disused tracks? Also, if it really is disused, plant birches on there. These are basically the first bigger plants to grow on disused tracks.
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Post by ap1991 on Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:44 am

Quork wrote:Do you want some texture material for disused tracks? Also, if it really is disused, plant birches on there. These are basically the first bigger plants to grow on disused tracks.

Thanks for the offer, I may take you up on it at some point.

For the time being, my disused sidings have found a use, housing Graymacs Mk1 coaches.



Here we see the approach to the final (for now) station.

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Post by ap1991 on Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:52 am

Done some more work on the station canopy and made one for the opposite platform, just need a nice LNER style footbridge now to complete the first station.

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Post by Greater Anglia Metro on Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:30 pm

Looking good, Adam!
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Re: Two years, no progress, until now...

Post by ap1991 on Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:36 pm

Greater Anglia Metro wrote:Looking good, Adam!

This is how railways look north of Watford  Laughing
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Post by Greater Anglia Metro on Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:55 pm

I've ventured outside London a couple of times!
Once when we went to Liverpool and once when we offended some OAPs on a bus and fled to Reading!
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