Sunday, September 30, 2012


Hey all,

Still working on the route, i have track laid pat the West Yard in Taft, just north of the Stanton Wye,
TS2013 has some issues of course. some of my scenarios are crashing.

some of the developers are bailing as well to where one only knows, and was contemplating Trainz but i cant get my head around the editor, i have no idea when i will release the route, i am hoping some new blood comes in and breathes a little life into the sim
i havent given up, just working through some issues

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Whats been going on

Just to let you know whats been going on, i have a new job, however the hours are 5 days a week 14 hours, i have not given up on the route, i only have 80 miles of 220 miles of track left to go, just slowed down a bit

From Rails to Computers: And even more hoppers...

From Rails to Computers: And even more hoppers...: And even more hoppers...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shutting down till Sunday

getting Packed and ready to leave for Folkston, GA
Railwatch 2012 - Food, fun and 100's of railfans, reports are the platform is already filling up

if you cannot attend you can watch

Courtesy of Jointed Rail

be Back Sunday Maybe

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sanford, Florida added some scenery

Decided to add some Scenery, track laid to the south end of Sanford, Florida
work in progress is the Sanford Station

 Pulling Out of Rand Yard
 Looking from I-4 into rand Yard
 St Johns River
 St Johns River
 Sanford Station
 Station at Night

Soolite Defect detector

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012


Decided to make some more appropriate R-2's, working on the Distant glow, but im pretty pleased

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Auto Train Terminal

Rand Yard is laid, now laying the auto train terminal (Update: Main Passenger and auto area, haven't laid the shops yet, and pardon the normal auto racks, we dont have any auto train ones yet, well hopefully will motivate some to be made)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Arrival at Sanford, FL

Track is now Laid to the North end of Sanford, FL - working out the details then laying Rand Yard (the original track layout not the gutted version today) - and the Auto Train terminal

Monday, March 19, 2012

Progress Update

More progress tonight, working on DEM's for the rest of the route, I DO NOT LIKE ASTERGDEM data, it is horrible, so i am using 1/3 SRTM which is alot better - i ran out of terrain data today DOH! - no worries, track is laid past Seville Now, Next is Deland, FL - then Sanford and Rand Yard

Saturday, March 17, 2012

New CSX SD40-2 Repaint

Uploaded today in the file Library

Nice work

Seville/Pierson, Florida

Pierson is the fern Capital of the world, the a line runs right through the farms, working on how to simulate the fern greenhouses next

My Motivation

Growing up in the 70's/80's i became a fan of the SCL - as a kid i used to come to this yard and watch scenes like this all the time, wish i had a video camera back then

Friday, March 16, 2012

Route Issues

I have 100 Miles of Track Laid today, i really need some rivet counters who are familiar with this line to asssist me, no hurry as i am still laying track, but let me know if you have alot of knowledge about operations on the A Line and wish to help

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lots of track

Almost 100 Miles of track laid, just put the buffalo bluff bridge in across the St Johns River south of Palatka, FL - headed to Satsuma now, The Model is by Ron Picardi, Used with Permission - need to work on it a bit to get it straightened out

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More Progress

Trackwork has been laid to the south end of Pecan Yard, heading into Palatka now, also worked on the Rice Creek Swing bridge - alot of scenery is not complete but that will be after the track is laid, i do stop and do some scenery when i get the urge like here at the pecan Yard office

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Testing the Signal System

Track is now laid to West Tocoi Siding, have a papermill to work on, and a Food Lion DC as well, pretty pleased so far, i have a lot of scenery to add, but doing the track first now

Heres a video of the meet that happened

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Railwatch 2012

Mark You Calendars, The second Saturday in April 2012, Folkston, GA Railwatch 2012, I will be there with what i complete of the route done to that point, may even offer route building demos  or something - if you dont know where Folkston is, US1 45 Minutes North of Jacksonville, FL very easy to find

80-100 trains in a 24 Hour period - worth the trip

Back on track :)

Back to track Laying, pushed past the Yukon Siding, headed south now

Friday, February 17, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Some Good News

Some Awesome news today from the Alpha Tester, we have alot of issues ironed out, he will be testing the signals soon

Friday, February 10, 2012

Work Continues

Worked tonight on the sections of track i have completed - Basically from Dyal, FL to McGirts Creek south of Jacksonville, FL
fixed the Time of  day files so the sun better reflects florida, nice and bright now
bought some track charts on ebay, but found the section from Jacksonville to Sanford is missing so i will have to wing the elevations till Sanford

hoping someone will still create some SCL  equipment, however if all else fails when the route is complete i will take a stab at it and offer it as donationware