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Post by ap1991 Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:07 am

With my GWR route just about complete, I've been having a go at updating a route I made about 5 years ago, Shanklin - Ryde on the Isle of Wight, below are a few screenshots of the work I've done so far.

Features include so far

  • custom built track with 3rd rail
  • accurate stations and scenery


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Shanklin Station

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Approaching Lake

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Lake Station, the shelter is still a WIP...

Just for comparison, here is my original representation of Lake Station, 

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Post by ap1991 Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:04 pm

Lake is now complete apart from the platform shelter that needs some new textures, but that's only a small job... Made a start on rebuilding Sandown, though looking at the screenshots I need to do some work on the power rails, they're a little rough around the edges. 

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Post by ap1991 Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:57 pm

I wasn't happy with Sandown junction, it just didn't look realistic so I've started it from scratch, I've also made some sloping ends for the power rail so they look a little more realistic. 

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Track screenshot and Lake Station just about finished, rather pleased with this now.

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Post by Dexter Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:56 am

It is looking nice, I believe you will make many people delighted when the route is released!
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Post by ap1991 Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:16 am

Dexter wrote:It is looking nice, I believe you will make many people delighted when the route is released!

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. 

Little update, I fancied a day out on the trains on Saturday since my partner was going shopping, so I took a trip to the Isle of Wight with the dog, got plenty of photos and Brading signal box is well worth a visit for anyone in the area, good day all in all. 

Sandown station is coming along nicely now.

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Here is a photo of the real thing taken from a similar angle - http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4295522

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Post by ap1991 Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:59 pm

Sandown after a few more hours work...

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Post by bussy Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:29 am

Looking good will you be going to ryde pier.

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Post by ap1991 Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:49 pm

bussy wrote:Looking good will you be going to ryde pier.

Possibly will be, going as far as Brading for the first release, then on to St Johns Road. 

Sandown station is nearing completion, need to add a few passengers and the disused sidings to the left.

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Post by ap1991 Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:51 pm

Sandown is looking a little more complete now with the addition of scenery and passengers, though this amount of passengers is a little optimistic... 

It must be a summer Saturday...

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Post by bussy Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:46 pm

cant wiate !!

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Post by ap1991 Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:00 pm

Made a start on a 38 Stock train...

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Post by ap1991 Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:06 am

Approach to Brading...

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Entering the station from the footpath.

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Post by ap1991 Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:17 pm

Brading station is looking a little more complete now with the addition of the disused 2nd/3rd platform, this its self has proved time consuming owing to it being a different construction to the platform still in use, also added the original gas lamps.

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Post by H3xtraBVE Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:58 pm

Looking good Smile
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Post by ap1991 Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:13 pm

Brading station building finished now.

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Post by ap1991 Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:33 pm

For such a small station, Brading has proved to be quite a headache, the disused platform is coming along nicely now though, next task is to tackle the footbridge...

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Post by ap1991 Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:43 pm

Started work on the footbridge, it's actually an old BVE2 object re-textured and altered to suit Brading.

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Post by ap1991 Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:58 pm

Footbridge and disused signal box are now complete and I've made  few alterations to the scenery, I didn't like how many different tree textures there was so I've reduced it to just a couple, it looks far better. 

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The Class 483 now has a detailed underframe. 

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Post by ap1991 Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:39 pm

Brading is now complete, on to Smallbrook Junction...

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Post by phontanka Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:35 pm

This route looks really good! I'm looking forward to playing it.
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Post by rick1984 Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:27 pm

This is great news as I now live on the IOW! unfortunately can't see photo's due to internet restrictions

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Post by ap1991 Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:55 pm

I should be ready to put a release together soon, just got to find some time, real life is taking over at the moment!

Next job is to sort out somewhere to upload it as my current web host is ****
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Post by Quork Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:08 pm

Maybe some of the other established content creators would be interested? Otherwise I could host on the Schmiden miniature railway's homepage, at least as long as we don't need the webspace ourselves (which isn't happening any time soon, using only roughly a third of the 1GB of space we have).
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Post by leezer3 Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:08 pm

More than happy to host if you want, just drop me a mail Smile

I've got a couple of BVE2 era routes, plus a reasonable selection of Mechanik stuff up at the moment as well as my own stuff, and I promise I'm not going anywhere.
I would post more of my older collection, most of which has vanished off the face of the internet, but the last set of 'issues' makes me wary of doing that.

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Post by phontanka Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:31 pm

We can host your route on http://bveklub.hu
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