Thanks for that reply Walter, good to see that you are still around as one of the few
I'm at 96% in the challenge to deliver 100.000 automobiles, and it cost me 200 years in the game to get it done with NAM.
Now, I'm trying another challenge on Soldier Summit with NAM and part of the food-mod. Since the challenge on the Serpent took me 200 years, I will now make the goal to deliver 25.000 automobiles. In this scenario I would like to use as much engines that where used on the real Summit just as Zimmlock and Plastikman did in their videos on youtube here:
Unfortunatly I'm not able at this time to record some videos. I can't get it done with Hypercam, Bandicam or FRAPS
All I get to see is videos that have black screens and that is really frustrating, because these are nice scenarios to make videos for. If somebody is been able to help me with that...Thanks !
Here are the first screenshots:
It costed me a lot of starting-money and a big loan to start this up...payment for livestock and manure is also not very high but it worked and in the end I could finally pay off my loan and started to earn some money. I was almost bankrupt at some point...Here are my first two trains, one with livestock to the food-factory and one with manure for the wheat-farm so it will produce grain and grapes.
Manure is delivered here. Now that grain and grapes are produced I could start to haul the cargo on a small scale to the food-factory.
The food-factory and the electric equipment-factory where a lot of cargo's must be delivered later in the game...It will probably be a centerpoint when it has reached it's full potential
First food delivered in Provo with trucks, finally income is starting to get steady...
With my new mod oil is produced on a much larger scale, but I don't have enough money yet to buy a lot of trains. So three of them was all that I could affort with a second loan, some saving and waiting. I will later build another oilwell here if income is steady.
First oil delivered at Helper Chemical&Plastic Works. The Big Boy needed some extra power to make a steady climb on the mountains...
After 15 years have passed by I finally don't have to worry about income anymore. My second loan is paid back and the oilwells have been expanded with an extra well and at this moment the station is being served by 12 trains that deliver the oil at Helper. So I can finally start off with a line on the complete Summit...
The first stop for the 12 trains that will haul coal, iron ore and chemicals, Soldier iron ore mines. It is too bad that I don't have cars that can haul iron ore only. The trains start here to load 300 tons of iron ore, they then go back to Price where they load up 300 tons of coal before finally traveling to Helper where they can load 400 tons of chemicals making these trains quite long. With some 30 cars behind the multiple engines they must climb the Summit.
The large coalmine-station at Price where all of the coal/iron ore/chemical-trains make their second stop and can load up their coal. It's not operational yet on this screen, but it took almost an hour to build this large station. Mine-carts also need to be build here...
The Chemical&Plastic station is finally expanded. The 12 trains with oil deliver it at the most left platform. The other two will be needed for the loading of chemicals and plastic that need to be delivered at the Rubberplant and the Steelmill in Provo. The rubberplant needs latex and chemicals, and the steelmill needs chemicals, iron ore and coal. So these two platforms on the right are both 50 tiles long...This is where the coal/iron ore/chemical trains make their last stop before finally heading off to the Provo Steelmill on the other side of Soldier Summit. The trucks that can be seen deliver chemicals to the chemical-works on the right. It is part of the food-mod and produces fertilizer out of chemicals, manure and/or forage wich can be delivered at the grain/grapes farms.
Finally after the first 40 years in the game have passed, the first aluminium and rolled steel can be produced after the first coal, iron ore and chemicals are delivered at the Provo Steelmill. More screens will follow as I get along with the work...Another platform will be build on the left side of the steelmill for the distribution of the aluminium and rolled steel to the tire-factory, the electric equipment-factory and the carparts-factory. So be sure to come back for the next set of screens