Sunday 17 October 2010


So the upgrade happens tomorrow.

Everyone backed up?
I backed up this afternoon as I noticed I had not doing it for 2 months. (well at least the whole set of folders)
Not that anything should go wrong of course, just a good excuse to back up.

It feels good to be backed up, but what about the backing up of the back ups? where do you put all the data? These days the files and folders are so big it makes it difficult and time consuming to back up.
Anyway, had a good look around the forums today, some really cool stuff going on, and interesting chatter.
The route building challenge on UKTS is producing some high quality and nice to see my buildings being used, many have thanked me which was unnecessary but nice.
The signs I'm making for the guys however is eating into my time here at home but will make a difference to the routes. Just wish I had them all done.

A subject on UKTS made me laugh again, how an image and a line about the image/RWs-RWs2 can have folks jumping to all kinds of conclusions. Chinese whispers/mis quotes etc (including a few who like to stir... :) )has people talking nonsense, kinda sums up forums really.

On another note it is a shame that 'Arkem Asylum' is still being run by the inmates, not that it makes any difference of course, just a shame to see them wallowing around in the mud when the rest of the world is moving on without them.

So, onto my Wear Valley Route, great news, Google earth shows the Bishop Auckland area in the 1940s! this really is the last piece of the jigsaw regarding some areas I've struggled with.

Looks like the long dark nights will be filled with route building and object creating. (if the wife lets me)

So whats after RWs 2? well we have a couple of routes in progress and the 03 is finally going to be finished (as soon as I finish the FS cab! (did I tell anyone I hate making cabs?) )

So onward with the evolution



Anonymous said...

Hi Derek,

Excellent historic aerial photo's of England are available from the National Monument Record - give them the OS references and get photocopies of what is available - tell them that you are interested in the railway - then mark the areas of interest on these copies - send them back and get close ups done - they will zoom in as far as the resolution allows. The detail is amazing. The record goes from about 1945 to about 1956 and is significantly bettr than the Google images. BTW on the enlargements get laser copies not photo's which are prohibitively expensive. I hope this is of help to you. Keep up the good work and thanks for your recent freebies !.


Geoff Potter said...

Hi Derek

Keep the screenshots coming. Other people's work is always a great source of inspiration and ideas, especially when it comes from a professional.

Station signs might be a bit of a chore but you need to keep your hand in and not forget the basics. (Many thanks, I am sure that all the Challengers will be very pleased with the little added touch that defines the routes as their own amongst all that default stuff).

Geoff Potter