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by CraigH
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Pacific Coast NG WIP
Replies: 17
Views: 16442

Re: Pacific Coast NG WIP

John, Anywhere you like! 1) Mapping's fine. Those ROW maps from SLO County Surveyor still need to be converted to jpeg format with a LOT of compression. I honestly don't know the maximum file size that can be imported into G-E. I don't think we need permissions since they will be scrubbed out of any...
by CraigH
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Radley Hunter Smokestack Structure
Replies: 0
Views: 2352

Radley Hunter Smokestack Structure

A question regarding how the Radley works was asked me during a phone call. I figured a picture was in order so I built one in Google Sketch-up. Basically the rising heat, cyinders, etc. rise up through the stack, hit the inverted cone and vortex fins. The mess spins around inside the inner stack wi...
by CraigH
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Pacific Coast NG WIP
Replies: 17
Views: 16442

Re: Pacific Coast NG WIP

John, On the 1916 maps, I've been scanning and saving as JPEGs from Westcott & Johnson's book. Importing and rubber sheeting them to fit G-Earth imagery. It's never perfect but as close as we can get with 2D images on a 3D globe. Also, both Curtis Ferrington and Dennis (don't have his last name) fro...
by CraigH
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Pacific Coast NG WIP
Replies: 17
Views: 16442

Re: Pacific Coast NG WIP

John,

Now the hard parts....adding sidings and spurs. Need to consider 2 sets of trackwork circa 1916 and I think it was 1940 per Westcott/Johnson.

Then the fiddly parts like adding links, images, maybe 3D shapes for important buildings. And the PCRwy write-up for the site.

Want to help?

Craig
by CraigH
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Pacific Coast NG WIP
Replies: 17
Views: 16442

Re: Pacific Coast NG WIP

John,

Try the attached:
2 PCRY-PacificNG.com Map.kmz
without any overlay images
(36.91 KiB) Downloaded 500 times
WIP, quick corrections to the zig-zag segment per your topo site.
by CraigH
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Blake Pumps?
Replies: 6
Views: 3979

Re: Blake Pumps?

Belongings_II_187.jpg Turns out after I did some sleuthing that the pump on the left page (illustrated) is a #4 pump. ALSO: International Stationary Steam Engine Society Galleries: http://www.isses.org.uk/gallery2/main.php Note: It looks like Randy's Link from an early post has been suspended. Bumm...
by CraigH
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Pacific Coast NG WIP
Replies: 17
Views: 16442

Re: Pacific Coast NG WIP

John,
It appears that uploading kmz/kml files isn't allowed. We will change that shortly.

Craig
by CraigH
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Pacific Coast NG WIP
Replies: 17
Views: 16442

Re: Pacific Coast NG WIP

John, I've just done a test on the ROW map. It wouldn't load as an attachment for me either (but then it was packed with overlays and such). I will check to see if it exceeds maximum upload size and what the limits are. I will check to see if there's limits to the acceptable file types up-loadable t...
by CraigH
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Pacific Coast NG WIP
Replies: 17
Views: 16442

Pacific Coast NG WIP

I had a chance to start a G-Earth Map of the Pacific Coast NG. Of interest to me as I lived in that region for a few years, knew the road had existed, but had nearly no idea where the ROW was outside a few localities. On the ground, there's vast areas with no visible evidence. The ROW has become str...
by CraigH
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Old Oil Box Headlights: Resources?
Replies: 0
Views: 2320

Old Oil Box Headlights: Resources?

Hi all, In the middle of a build I'm doing I came to the realization that 1:20.3 is big enough to model some or all the guts of an 1800's box headlight. At the moment I'm aiming for the glass tube and exposed base...to be lit with a small LED. I may take it a step farther and do the whole thing, rem...