I just downloaded Patrick Wise's Cajon Pass route. This provides me with the rough route from Fullerton to Los Angeles, with the La Mirada Local's myriad of spurs and yards thrown in as well. If all goes according to plan with this, I should merge the Orange sub with these new files for Cajon Pass.
Eventually, Cajon Pass 2 and the Surfliner will be combined for seamless IEOC, SB Line, and M-BARSDG running. This will coincide with my release of the GEVO, Hyundai Rotem 2.0 (on train-sim.com)
However, some format changes to the Surfliner must be done. First and foremost is to install ScaleRail. I had, in a previous tangent, underestimated Scalerail's versatility, having discovered the XTcurve system while working on the northern Surfliner. Without it, Oxnard Yard would have succumbed to the pitfalls of misaligned trackwork.
Second of all, the platforms, stations, custom signals, and many landmarks need to be added. I need to implement the Studio GEVO texture system (more angled tiles, farmland textures, etc.) to improve the route.
Miramar Grade will have to be re-worked as well to use the berm segments designed by Norbert Riegler. These have proved invaluable to reducing frame rates while improving aesthetics in lineside scenery on tight berms.
I plan to take this post to set a formal timeframe in which the route is set: Late 2010-Summer 2011. While Orange is a quiet zone in the route, San Clemente, Irvine, and San Juan remain horn zones. Keep your finger on the spacebar, train-simmers!
San Francisco is now complete, I may add. I ran my first San Francisco-San Jose test train in MSTS via the Dumbarton bridge. I will post screenshots in the upcoming post.
Clear 2012, Ten Carlengths to the Crossing. Keep 'em Coming!