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Do you like narrow railroads?

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Never heard about that
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Post by Killer 11 »

Prhaps i can start a Narrow railroads projeckt now
Ok see you tommorow at 4.00 GMT
I'm leaving becouse here it is 0.37

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Looks good - the lighter colour will make them easier to distinguish from standard rails than just size.

The hard bit's making the engines and carriages...

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Yep so do you can help me to draw those crosing rails

And i'm moving the project to the Graphics\Narrow railroads in ttd becouse general forum is not the place to post graphics
Edit:now i have renamed it to narrow railroads project!
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I love Narrow Guage Railways! :D

The link in the picture in my sig is leading to one.

It is a project to complete an old closed railway that will link up with the famous Ffestiniog Railway to create 40 miles of narrow guage railway! :!:

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http://www.bangor.ac.uk/ml/whr/video/14 ... 220800.mpg
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/ml/whr/video/14 ... 210800.mpg
http://www.aoui22.dsl.pipex.com/whr/gal ... c-318w.mpg
http://www.aoui22.dsl.pipex.com/whr/gal ... c-319w.mpg

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Post by spaceman-spiff »

Killer 11 wrote:Hello is there anybody out there 8o
Please don't do that anymore :!:

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Ok i don't be posting something like that anymore

It's the same here they closed our narow railroads but i don't know why they did that and i want that they will be opened again.

I think that this is the last jorney o this train
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Post by Georg »

Narrow Gauge-Lines sure are nice to look at from a railfan's point-of-view. But seen from a more general view, they're far from being the optimum, as interchange of trains/(freight) cars between narrow gauge-lines and standard gauge (or, in "Killer 11"'s case, broad gauge) is complicated and slow - if even possible.

Because of this, narrow gauge lines tend to attract less passengers and freight than standard/broad gauge lines. In Germany, freight on narrow gauge lines has been (with 1 exception) suspended because of the complicated interchange of freight cars (standard gauge cars were put on special narrow-gauge flat cars for the journey on narrow gauge, which made transport far too expensive to be competitive). Other lines have been shut down between the 1950ies and the 1980ies due to this.

The remaining german narrow gauge lines "on the continent"(*) are more or less run as tourist attractions and transport more passengers, who come to see the narrow gauge trains, than those who actually want to go from point A to point B. And that's what I think a railraod should be for - transporting people, not being a tourist attraction.

(*) = The narrow gauge lines on the german islands of Wangerooge and Borkum are an exeption, as those do have a transport-purpose in connecting the island's villages (there's one on each) with the island's harbour.
Also an exception are some narrow-gauge rack-lines in the alps, which really transport people up the mountains "Zugspitze" or "Wendelstein".

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bizzare when i cast my vote we are on 98% total. strange indeed. yeah i like narrow gauge used to ride them all the time back when i was younger on holidays and such

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Killer 11 wrote:New rails in the game
yay, now you can post too in the graphics forums
Everything is relative

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The one that closed near me was a passenger railway, linking snowdonian villages and slate quarries with the horbour at Porthmadog. Fortuanlty for the FFestiniog railway, the etire welsh highland railway property went into reciervship after closure so they bought it all back in one go, instead of buying back the land from about 500 different owners. Also when it join up with the ffestiniog railway, it will be 40miles long, the longest narrow guage railway of its kind :D

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We had 90 miles narow railroad for transporting passengers an cargo :D :D

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but you said it was closed

There is a site of the narrow guage railway near me with maps of it, ones from ww1 and one for the rebuilding plans. It is at: http://www.users.waitrose.com/~fiftyone/
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yeah but thats why he said ''had'' , i think. :)
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I suppose 8)

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Yes we HAD

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Here in Queensland state we have narrow gauge but the interstate links are standard.

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Post by Endre »

We use them in forests and mountains. Sometimes they link small villages and farms.
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could someone post a link with more photos of narrow railroads.

EDIT: if someone will ask when i will be back to the narrow railroads project the answer is: TOMOROW

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