In terms of industries, the area North of Newton Abbot is filled with China Clay quarries and the area south with Sand/Aggregate quarries. Other than this, there aren't many large "industries" in the area, it is mainly farming, fishing and tourism. Newton Abbot itself has two largescale manufacturers: a large Yeo Valley food factory and Centrax, a company which produces parts for turbine englines (e.g. jet engines) and turns jet engines into power generators. I don't know how it would be classed, though.
Another industry I just thought of is a paper mill in the Exe valley north of Exeter near where the Exeter - London line meets the M5. Other industries which might not spring to mind straight away are the Gin Distillery in Plymouth, the Shipyard in Appledore, the Ginsters (Callington) and Ambrosia (Lifton) factories. As a side note, I find it funny how Ginsters advertises themselves as ridiculously Cornish, except that their main factory is only about 4 miles from the border with Devon, similarly Ambrosia's entire advertising campaign was "Only devon knows how it tastes so good" or something similar, however you could (and should) spit into Cornwall. the border is less than 1km from the factory. Maybe I'm just being a conspiracy theorist/need to get a life.
Anyone feel free to suggest an A to B for me to screenshot.
N.B. Ran out of room to show Penzance on the map but it is there and connected!
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That's fascinating. I'll have to add that in!EXTspotter wrote:Oh! I just remembered you may need to add in a new station since it only opened during the summer. There is now a station at Greenway on the Paignton and Dartmouth line to serve Agatha Christie's estate. As a random irrelevant factoid, my mum grew up on a farm next to the estate, my grandad was Agatha Christie's milkman and my mum's best friend was the daughter of the estate gardener.
It's just the South West UK heightmap stretched onto a 4000x4000 map. I've added the towns as I've gone along.thphwh wrote:Where can I find it?SwissFan91 wrote:It has taken a while! I just hope my laptop can handle it when the map gets crowded - it is a 4000x4000 map after all!
And would you believe, this map is still going! Here's the map so far: I have recently had to completely remodel the Exeter region as I realised I had put it in the wrong place! A similar thing happened to Yeovil. Castle Cary and points along that line are still in the wrong place so that will be my next task! The West of England mainline has just been finished but is yet have any trains put on it. Having never been on it myself, can anyone shed any light on how the actual trains are made-up? I gather SWT use 159s and 158s on it. Are they mostly 3-car, 6-car or a real mixture?
Also, here is the station list so far: so feel free to suggest anywhere to look at. Bear in mind that some places are just sidings that I haven't renamed (Yeovil Annexe, for example) so they are not much to look at nor are they real stations! Also, some are stations placed right on the edge of the map to make trains have the correct timetable (London Paddington, for example). These are clearly not in the confines of the map!
As for screenshots, just a variety would be nice...
Thanks! That was great, cheers.EXTspotter wrote:Lots of helpful stuff
Here we have the town of Colyton. Here, the Seaton Tramway starts on the track bed of the old London & South Western Railway branch line to Seaton. The track bed on the left of the screen runs towards Seaton Junction, a disused station on the West of England Main Line.
At the other end of the tramway we have Seaton. Pity about the huge catenary on the tram tracks!
Finally, something different. Exeter Central, complete with departure board showing the services I have implemented so far. A South West Trains service (yes, that's the best I could get their livery!) waits to depart for London Waterloo. Including a screenshot of the departure board really makes my story telling a lot shorter!
Still, invisiblising the catenary is a good idea!
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