What my plans are for Auzind.
I have a DVD called "New South Wales Track and Signal Diagrams Version 3". It has diagrams for all NSW railway stations and sidings and more.
Here's a sample:
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Diagrams courtesy of Australian Railway Historical Society located at Redfern Sydney.
This is Gunnedah in 1949. I like arrange the Industries to represent the sidings in these diagrams. Gunnedah has Grain Silos which I have in the set already, but also Grain Sheds. So hope to make a Grain Shed Industry. It has 2 Fuel Depots .. the Shell and Vacuum Sidings. So hope to have a second Fuel Depot Industry added to the game. Gunnedah has a large Livestock Siding to load and unload livestock. I believe near that siding was a Abattoirs as well.
It has a Water Conservation Siding which at present my Industry set does not have a water cargo, but hope to add it soon. The Railways delivered water to isolated railway sidings for their employees, fill water tanks when steam was king, and supply towns when there was drought.
For the fun of it, the Loco Depot I like to make a small Industry to put at these locations to accept Coal and Fuel. In the Auz_Lineside_Objects is 'Coal Stock Pile'. Like to add this to the Industry set along with some Oil Tanks.
Been experimenting with ideas past few days to see what improvements I can make.
These are some changes I thinking of making and new Industry pieces I like to add to the Auzind set:
Remove the Scrap Metal Cargo and replace it with Water.
Coal Stock Pile - for Locomotive Depots to accept Coal and Fuel.
Water Tanks and Towers - to deliver and/or produce water. Have large tanks and the twin tanks to produce water .. and the smaller ones to accept water. Staff Huts also had small water tanks that was replenished by rail when required.
Grain Sheds - extra industry to produce grain.
Fuel Siding - act same as the Fuel Depot.
Not sure how long it will take me to make those changes .. but before I start just like to think a bit more and experiment see if on right track.
Almost forgot to mention:
if you want to buy the DVD mentioned above, please contact: http://www.arhsnsw.com.au/bookshop.htm