Lincolnpin Rail Road Extension 2
By Alfred Barten
OEBB 2095.02 diesel heads an AI passenger train toward Green Canyon.
I've completed a second 4-baseboard extension to the Lincolnpin Rail Road 30-inch narrow gauge empire. Whereas the first extension ran north from the original baseboard and its baseboard fiddle yard, this extension runs east, picking up at the farming village of Switchback. The line runs through a limited speed, side-of-the-mountain district and descends to the city of Green Canyon. From there the line continues east into a portal.
The two earlier versions of the Lincolnpin Rail Road were described in the articles “Operations on the Lincolnpin Rail Road” and “Lincolnpin Rail Road Expansion” located in the VR Reading Room. The accompanying routes and sessions are available free at the VR Downloads page.
New four-baseboard extension is shown in the center. Original single baseboard module is at the left.
Green Canyon is a center of activity and the focus of the single session I've created to help you use the expanded route. The activity, called Setup, has several activities you can perform in any sequence. The extension also adds some new elements that have become available since the original LPRR was released. These include the 30-inch gauge A-frame turntable by David Monagle (aka David111767) and available at the Trainz Download Station (DLS). The other is the inclusion of animated people by Neoklai75 and available only at his web site. (You can learn more about the people and getting them in John D'Angelo's article "Animated People for Trainz" at the VR Reading Room. These people are terrific. If you don't include them, you won't see any vacant holes in the scenery, but you will be missing one of the nicest things to come along for Trainz in quite awhile.
The session includes more 760 mm gauge equipment from Austria and Ireland. All items are at the DLS.
All activities begin at Green Canyon. In the early part of the session, an AI train will arrive from the west at 10:05:25, stop at the station and continue on to the portal. It will return from the portal and arrive at the station at 10:15. From there it will continue nonstop to West Contours. It's unlikely you will have any interference from this train, but I mention it so you will not be surprised and begin to wonder what else is coming along. Nothing else is coming along.
Use OEBB 2091.03 diesel to service the Hyde Pulp Mill. The passenger train has just returned from the portal and will continue to West Contours on its own.
Activities. There are two principal activities: 1) service the Hyde Pulp Mill, and 2) service the GC Goods Shed.
Empty the loaded hoppers at the Hyde Pulp Mill. Then load the flatcars at the mill. The Dorsey Orange Company is at the right.
Loading flatcars at the pulp mill.
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