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BVE/OpenBVE Support / Re: The New Routes/Trains
« on: January 06, 2011, 05:42:08 pm »
We'll be renaming the routes so that you'll know which versions they support. Right now, all of the OpenBVE compatible routes support both BVE2 and OpenBVE.

BStyles

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Other Projects / Re: HL - The IND Flatbush Avenue Line
« on: January 06, 2011, 05:14:01 pm »
All the updates on the new HL so far, and as of today. All stations are 5th generation:

Parkchester:

St. Lawrence Avenue:

Morrison Avenue:

Elder Avenue(Local):

Garrison Avenue:


And here's the video from Parkchester to Garrison:
IND HL - Parkchester to Garrison Avenue

Moving on to the next few stations, East Bay:

And finally, Astoria:




BStyles

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Introduction / 4 Years Later
« on: January 06, 2011, 04:46:42 pm »
Four years ago this site started. It's been through hell to get where it is today, and I must admit, some people thought it wasn't going to get any better. But now that I look back on those four years I can say....damn, it's been fun!

I never made an introduction on the previous forum, so here I am.

BStyles

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Off Topic / Re: Whats your favorite train station and why
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:38:15 am »
While Grand Central is not part of the immediate train station, yes, it is a very grand place, hence the name. Now if only we had Pennsylvania Station...

Anyway, I'd say my new favorite station is Jay Street - Metro Tech. You gotta love that new (R) connector. ;D

My second best would be West 145th Street on the (A), (B), (C), and (D). That will always be my home station.

BStyles

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Transit / Re: Would You Accept Screen Doors For The NYCTA?
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:31:45 am »
Yeah....I say yes for a few reasons.

1 - It will prevent the accumulation of garbage on the tracks. Platforms are easier and safer to clean rather than going down onto tracks and run the risk of getting electrocuted.

2 - It will prevent accidents such as people/inventory falling, and careless people risking their lives. We're not always going to have subway heroes. And, if you remember that ill-fated lady who jumped down to her death for a mere bag(I still think that was her fault), things like that the doors can prevent.

3 - The doors can also prevent the wind tunnel that a train causes as it enters the station. Wind tunnels can knock people off their feet.

4 - You really don't have to worry with the length of trains. IRT is fine, and so is BMT/IND with 10 car trains. The only real worry, now that I think about it, are 75 footers, but this can easily be remedied by placing more platform doors at different intervals. Overshooting seems to be the only major factor, but lines that have ATO and CBTC like the (L) would be the first choice for platform door testing.

5 - Ray brought up a very interesting point. There are parts of the five...I mean four boroughs that do have high levels of crime and therefore it would not be very wise to place glass platform doors at stations....why not plexiglass? In any case, MTA would lean towards plexiglass anyway, as a cost-cutting measure(you know how much they love that).

6 - If you're now hearing about vandalism on a transit system, then you must not ride transit often, or at all. Still, there are easy ways of removing graffiti from glass and stainless steel, a reason they were implemented in the first place. The MTA started putting plastic protectant on the glass of the trains, like a screen protector to a phone, and so far it has helped for as long as I've seen them.

7 - "In case of emergency, pull handle. Then push doors open." Works on the NJT Multilevels and all of the subway fleet. In fact, the Multilevels have a feature where you can remove the rubber around a window and easily just push it out. And i'm pretty sure that in case of an emergency, there would be no reason for the subway entrances/exits to be closed off. It's much more dangerous to walk in the tunnel.

8 - Everything mechanical fails at some point. Dead motors, service dump, spontaneous BIE, etc. As long as mankind makes machinery, there will always be one or two flaws. We can never expect that something will work on its first day, or over a long period of time.

That's just my two cents.

BStyles

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NYCTA Projects / Re: NYCTA E Line (Queensbound)
« on: January 06, 2011, 09:50:23 am »
I love that the route file is called Proper E.csv. It's almost like you're pointing fingers at someone... ;)

Anyway, that's three routes so far that are currently OpenBVE compatible. That is a good start for future BVE routes and the future of operating them.

BStyles

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General BVE/OpenBVE / Re: [IDEA]NYCTA Trains with 3D Cab
« on: January 06, 2011, 09:36:32 am »
That is not a someone, that is a something. An even so, it wouldn't be NYCTA.

A NYCT 3D cab would require a 360 degree perspective which we don't have much access to. For now, though, we can rely on Fishbowl_5227's photos, as he has the best interior cab pictures so far.

BStyles

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Other Projects / HL - The IND Flatbush Avenue Line
« on: December 31, 2010, 09:16:38 pm »
This is the new official update thread for the HL. For all of the old members who have been following regularly, then you should know of the progress of this line. As for new ones, the images will follow shortly.

Progress as of this post is as far as Garrison Avenue, while station information is as far as Division Avenue - Broadway. Credits also go out to Coneykidw8 and Lexington456 who have, and will be helping me with the progression of this line.

The Google Map for this line: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ptab=2&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=208926562033814987950.00048eec9ced9d37fa1f7

Route history:

This route has been in development since 2008 and this is the third version of this line. I originally had it running from The World Trade Center to West 145th Street in Manhattan, but I have long since lost that file in a computer crash.

The new line, now phase three, runs from Parkchester in the Bronx to the Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin, Brooklyn. Local service does not follow down the Flatbush corridor; it instead serves the major terminals in the city and follows the old route path of the original HL back to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

The default trainset for this line will vary, and the overall route will strive to achieve 5th Generation visuals and full OpenBVE compatibility.

BStyles

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NYCTA Projects / (WIP) Official Update Thread for the NYCTA IRT Routes
« on: December 31, 2010, 09:08:14 pm »
This is the new official update thread for IRT development of all bronx-bound routes. For all of the old members who have been following regularly, then you should know that the 4 topic will be consolidated to meet the demand for new development. As for new ones, the images will follow shortly.

The objects folders for these routes will also be centralized to require less dependencies. It makes no sense to have to download multiple folders for one line, and from a different division. The folders are as follows:

"7thAve" Object Folder - 1, 2, 3, and the 5 from Flatbush to President and from 149th to Nereid.
"Lexington" and "Pelham" Object Folders - 4, the 5 from Franklin to 138th, and the 6 from 125th to Pelham Bay Park.
No info on which object folder the 7 uses, but more than likely it will be labeled "Flushing".

Four object folders for seven routes based around the same principle as a punchbox.

Progress(this main post will be updated regularly):

1 - The 2 via the 1 is under development. The official 1 is currently slated for development after the completion of this G.O. To Catch up on the progress, please see these topics: http://forums.bvestation.com/index.php?topic=593.0 For 2 Via 1: http://forums.bvestation.com/index.php?topic=1093.15

2 - The Nostrand Branch of this route is under development, while the Eastern Parkway portion follows development of the 4. The lines will merge development once the Nostrand line is complete.

3 - A skeleton from Livonia Yard to Crown Heights - Utica Avenue is currently in the works. Will follow development of the 2 and 3 once this is complete.

4 - Progress is as far as Nevins Street. Backtracking to update objects and placement info for the 2 and 3 are underway.

5 -  Once the Eastern Parkway portion of the route is complete the 5 will merge development with the 4 and then continue development with the 2 at 149th.

6 - JayJay85 is working on the Pelam portion of the route. Once it reaches 125th, the line will merge development with the 4 and 5. To catch up on the progress, please see this topic: http://forums.bvestation.com/index.php?topic=148.0

7 - EDawg is working on the Manhattan-Bound version. In the future the extension will be added. To catch up on the progress, please see this topic: http://forums.bvestation.com/index.php?topic=140.0 and the archived topic on the old forum: http://www.bvestation.com/forums/index.php?topic=410.0

Credits go out to Twig, Ray, Lexington456, JayJay85, NYC-T-Driver, EDawg, and Manny who have, and will be developing the IRT routes.

BStyles

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