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Post  a214sli on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 9:04 am

Hello all,

I intend that this will run in parallel with the continuing Woodhead V4 thread on UKTS.

I have now managed to lay track through Nottingham Victoria station and am setting up the Nottingham Midland area.

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Post  j3801 on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 9:10 am

Hi Tim,

I'm looking forward to hearing about how the Woodhead is progressing.

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Post  rufuskins on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 11:11 am

. . . ditto . . .

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Post  paullad1984 on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 4:09 pm

Im exited that the GCR is being done, surely one of the most deserving of mainlines?

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Post  a214sli on Fri 15 Feb 2013, 12:25 pm

Just so people can get a feel for the Nottingham area, some WIP shots:

Nottingham Victoria with station shape template to be textured:


Weekday Cross looking south:


Nottingham Midland constructed using Thames Trent/Burton Derby as templates:


Track has been laid to the start of the Meadows goods yard just south of Arkwright St station, and am looking for some photos of the goods yard, can't see any online apart from sundaypm's old thread on the other forum so books it is...

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Post  rufuskins on Fri 15 Feb 2013, 4:32 pm

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Those are fascinating shots in showing us how routes develope.
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Post  steamnut44 on Wed 20 Feb 2013, 4:17 pm

This looks like another splendid route for MSTS Tim. Looking forward to its progress. Very Happy


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Post  a214sli on Sat 23 Feb 2013, 7:03 am

Updated BR Blue era activity pack now downloadable from UKTS.

I have laid track from Woodhouse Junction to the ME+ interface near Shireoaks and am starting scenery.

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Post  a214sli on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 7:55 pm

Track has now been laid to Loughborough. An example of an island platform station, model by Sundaypm:





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Post  rufuskins on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 8:49 pm

It's looking good.
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Post  NiallGray on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 12:33 pm

Delighted to see Sundaypm's Great Central buildings have a home!


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Post  a214sli on Sat 30 Mar 2013, 3:41 pm

Woodhouse Junction to MEP interface i.e. near Shireoaks on the line to Worksop complete.

Kiveton Park and Bridge respectively:





Now concentrating on the GCR main line.

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Post  rufuskins on Sat 30 Mar 2013, 4:05 pm

Looking very good.

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Post  steamnut44 on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 12:20 pm

Excellent work so far Tim. Loughborough Station looks brilliant. Keep up the good work. This is one major route that is missing from MSTS, so nice to see it is finally being built. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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Post  rufuskins on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 1:43 pm

Good to hear from you Geoff.
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Post  a214sli on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 12:30 pm

Thanks folks.

At the moment - working on decals from Woodhouse Junction southwards and sorting the levels out.

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Post  a214sli on Fri 03 May 2013, 4:10 pm

Scenery now in to just north of Killamarsh station, after fiddling about putting in the two parallel routes between here and Woodhouse. Also improvements to the semaphore signalling on existing Woodhead. B1 on the southbound South Yorkshireman in 1959:







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Post  a214sli on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 10:01 pm

Just a bit more scenery to do on the approach to Staveley Central, and correcting the levels around Gorton (cutting too deep...) before I prepare V4.2 for release hopefully forming my contribution to MSTS June.

Following the very welcome release of the full set of Class 506 livery variations, I am working on updated activity packs which will make use of the range of new 506, EM1/76 and EM2 models.

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Post  slipperman12 on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 10:10 pm

Hi Tim,
That's great news Smile
We are really being spoiled this month!
Well Done Very Happy

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Post  steamnut44 on Sat 15 Jun 2013, 12:32 pm

Keep at it Tim, you are progressing nicely.


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Post  a214sli on Sun 30 Jun 2013, 2:13 pm

V4.1 update has now been uploaded at UKTS.

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Post  rufuskins on Sun 30 Jun 2013, 6:50 pm

Downloaded and will be looked at later in the year as I have a lot of other tasks to complete. However please accept my thanks for uploading an excellent route, and I look forward to appreciating the hours(!) that you have lovingly spent on it.
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Post  a214sli on Wed 10 Jul 2013, 10:17 am

The without aerial photos version of the V4.1 route update, and updated 1950s and 1960s activity packs, are now available to download from UKTS. The BR blue era activity pack is in hot pursuit, then it is on to Nottingham...

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Post  rufuskins on Wed 10 Jul 2013, 12:50 pm

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I shall add this to my stock of routes, and this is one I am looking forward to driving in my retirement. All the screenshots prove that this will be a superb addition to the vast array of available routes.


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Post  a214sli on Sat 10 Aug 2013, 4:50 pm

More updates...

Staveley Central:




Arkwright Town/Duckmanton Junctions area:



Arkwright Town station:



Approaching Heath:



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Post  a214sli on Sat 21 Sep 2013, 7:38 am

Still carrying on, now fully scenerised to New Hucknall Sidings (about 13 miles to go to Nottingham Victoria). Now working on Kirkby Bentinck and soon Annesley.

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Post  rufuskins on Sat 21 Sep 2013, 8:08 am

It's good to hear of the progress, keep up the excellent work.


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Post  a214sli on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 10:14 pm

Scenery done to Kirkby Bentinck but spending a while setting up the Annesley complex (appropriate word Shocked  )- due to noticing someone doing a fairly detailed representation of this area in 'that there other sim', to save time, sanity and frame rates I will be doing a basic representation that will have fewer sidings but the overall form (i.e. the mpd etc), and the Robin Hood line (Nottingham-Worksop) running past as a present day version (no promises to extend that in future, but it is being set up to enable i.e. following markers).

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Post  mikehendle on Tue 15 Oct 2013, 9:53 am

Hi Tim,
I'm really looking forward to this route,I always liked the Great Central a pity  it was transferred from the Eastern Region to the Midland,they just did a hatchet job on it,replacing good Ex LNER loco's with clapped out Royal Scot's,just think how handy it would be to day,being built to the continental gauge.

There could be both freight and ICE trains running to and from the Midlands and the Continent,also there could be rolling road trains as well taking numerous trucks off the roads.

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Post  rufuskins on Tue 15 Oct 2013, 10:21 am

Good to hear from you and your extension progress, and like Mike looking forward to adding further to my routes. Thank you.


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Post  a214sli on Sat 19 Oct 2013, 10:17 pm

Heath:





New Hucknall Sidings:



Kirkby Bentinck:





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Post  rufuskins on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 10:21 am

Continues to look good, thank you for the screenshots.


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Post  a214sli on Sun 20 Oct 2013, 12:03 pm

a214sli wrote:Heath:



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Actually Tibshelf....

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Post  a214sli on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 9:44 pm

Annesley North Junction:




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Post  mikehendle on Mon 04 Nov 2013, 9:31 am

Tim,

Many thanks for the update looking good,like the grounded coach on the platform.

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Post  a214sli on Sun 10 Nov 2013, 6:56 pm

First loco into Annesley  Smile





From the left, GCR London Extension, Annesley complex, Great Northern line to Nottingham Victoria (just to the right of the signalbox), and on the extreme right the Midland line to Nottingham Midland (the current Robin Hood line):



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Post  a214sli on Sat 16 Nov 2013, 11:36 pm

Now at Hucknall, 6-7 miles more to do to get to the centre of Nottingham, but just to get a feel for the Nottingham urban area:









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Post  neanderthal on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 9:41 am

Tim,Great pictures to what I'm sure is going to be a great route..One question though,"which dmu cab view are you using"? please Very Happy .


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Post  a214sli on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 4:54 pm

neanderthal wrote:Tim,Great pictures to what I'm sure is going to be a great route..One question though,"which dmu cab view are you using"? please Very Happy .
The cabview is from the Making Tracks North Wales Coast pack.

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Post  a214sli on Mon 09 Dec 2013, 1:28 pm

Now scenerised to Bagthorpe Junction, a couple of miles north of Nottingham Victoria.



Sundaypm is now setting up Victoria station scenery.

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Post  mikehendle on Tue 10 Dec 2013, 10:53 am

Hi Tim,
Looking good well done
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Post  a214sli on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 2:36 pm

Nottingham City Centre:

Weekday Cross Junction:



Arkwright St station looking north to the Midland station:



Nottingham South Goods:



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Post  slipperman12 on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 2:46 pm

Hi Tim,
What can one say??!!   WOW!!  Love the arches in the first screenshot and in the second, Arkwright Street station looks very realistic - not that I can remember what it looked like Smile 

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Post  rufuskins on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 7:44 pm

Excellent stuff.


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Post  a214sli on Sat 24 May 2014, 8:40 pm

Track now laid to just before Leicester Central, and scenerising Swithland southwards.

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Post  a214sli on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 6:29 pm

I (and sundaypm) am working on the area between Swithland and Leicester Central.  Screenshots of Quorn & Woodhouse, Swithland, and a WIP Leicester Central,  are below:







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Post  mikehendle on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 6:41 pm

Hi Tim,

Looking good so far and Sundaypm's stations are 1st class,are you still planing to meet up with Doc Martins route at some time,(it seems ages now since he has posted any thing on UKTS,regarding his route)or will you be planning to go to Marylebone now.
Thanks for making the Great Central Route.

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Post  NiallGray on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 6:49 pm

mikehendle wrote:
Looking good so far and Sundaypm's stations are 1st class
Mike

Totally agree with that!  Very Happy 

Really love this extension to Tim's route as have long wanted to see the Great Central in MSTS.

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Post  rufuskins on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 7:12 pm

"Ditto" to all previous comments. Thank you.


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Post  35005CP on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 8:09 pm

Looking really great! A really great few Routes in the Pipeline with this route, with Niall's and Danny's Routes!! I just hope someone someday does the Midhants Route...
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