[Talk-ca] FW: Welcome to MyTTC!

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 23:10:30 BST 2010


"Ideally, I'd like to model an entire transit system."

Doable, either by yourself or in a team effort.  Get yourself a copy of
TS2010, the background can be brought in as DEM there are tools to do this.
Scenery objects we have about 100,000 free ones so one or two should be
suitable and if they aren't Blender can make more.  Murchison is an example
of what can be done but there are plenty of others.  1880 UK GWR Broad gauge
look for Turks Castle 1892  that one is free.

http://forums.auran.com/trainz/index.php

http://www.trainzproroutes.org/ does US based routes and has a group of
experienced route builders to talk to..

Cheerio John

On 28 March 2010 17:58, Adam Dunn <dunnadam at gmail.com> wrote:

> Cool, looking at [http://bcer.trams.bc.ca/pics/chilllq.JPG] the railyard
> was converted into the library/Salish Park/Holiday Inn (now Coast Hotels).
> Looks like a good use of the railway=abandoned tag? [
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Railway]
>
> Adam
>
> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:48 PM, Sam Vekemans <
> acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Nice ideas :)
>> I wish Victoria, BC would have not dug up the old street-car line and
>> paved it into a road.   It would be great to see a rail line that isn't just
>> a tourist train going 2 times a day. ... 1 time per direction.
>>
>> Sorry i cant be of much help right now, directly to you, but hopefully
>> others who are more local would help. :)
>>
>> (For the talk-ca@ discussion list)   Hows 'railway=proposed'?  As i dont
>> think there are conflicting plans, dont see a problem with it being listed,
>> and not physically connected.   Another option is to draw it in as a GPS
>> track (using bikemap.net or Garmin MapSource routable map) and just
>> export that file for viewing overtop of  Google earth with the openstreetmap
>> KML layer turned on?  (also, OpenOrienteringMap lets you draw on the map a
>> route & print it as a PDF.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Sam
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Bob Bowles <rkbowles at telus.net> wrote:
>>
>>>  Total novice, just found your site, HELP !
>>>
>>> Bob Bowles, Langley City, BC
>>>
>>>  ------------------------------
>>> *From:* Kevin Branigan [mailto:kevin at refactory.ca]
>>> *Sent:* Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:44 PM
>>> *To:* Bob Bowles
>>> *Subject:* Re: Welcome to MyTTC!
>>>
>>> Hey Bob,
>>>
>>> Are you just trying to compile the database?  I would personally suggest
>>> OpenStreetMaps,
>>> that way other people could benefit from your hard work - they also have
>>> excellent tools to help you with entering the data.
>>>
>>> If you're a web developer you can use the tools on CloudMade to produce
>>> nice looking maps that incorporate your dataset.
>>>
>>> I sure would like to see that data for the Toronto area, but I'm not sure
>>> what I'd do with it to be honest.
>>>
>>> Thanks for using our site,
>>> Kevin
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:15 AM, Bob Bowles <rkbowles at telus.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Hello Kieran & Kevin
>>>>
>>>>  I'm starting on a personal project to indentify all railbed, past and
>>>> present, in the entire Fraser Valley.
>>>>
>>>> My first source is a map put out by CBRE called " Greater Vancouver
>>>> Industrial & Commercial Areas "
>>>>
>>>> I found all the old streetcar runs at this website -
>>>> http://bcer.trams.bc.ca/maps.html
>>>>
>>>> This site has some good ideas for the South of Fraser region.
>>>> http://www.box.net/shared/xhs5dlwcg0
>>>>
>>>> There is also a book with all the old logging railbeds, part of a Valley
>>>> Logging history book I found at a museum.
>>>>
>>>> How would you, digitally overlay these and perhaps add other lines as I
>>>> find them?
>>>>
>>>> Further I see 2 pinch points in the Valley, Pattallo railbridge and
>>>> where hwy 91 & hwy 99 meet.
>>>>
>>>> Then I need to figure out who owns which sections of railbed.
>>>>
>>>> Ideally, I'd like to model an entire transit system.
>>>>
>>>> Too much time on my hands now that I'm not driving the streetcars
>>>>
>>>> http://www2.bombardier.com/vancouver/index.html
>>>>
>>>>  ------------------------------
>>>> *From:* myttc at refactory.ca [mailto:myttc at refactory.ca]
>>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:34 PM
>>>> *To:* rkbowles at telus.net
>>>> *Subject:* Welcome to MyTTC!
>>>>
>>>>  Thanks for signing up at MyTTC.ca <http://myttc.ca> !
>>>>
>>>> You can *totally* respond to this e-mail, we're actual people.
>>>>
>>>> We hope you have as much fun using the site as we had building it. If
>>>> you have any comments or suggestions, please drop us a line!
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Kieran & Kevin, refactory
>>>>
>>>
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