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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:56 am    Post subject: Glasgow Tramway simulator  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Some considerable time ago I build the whole of the Glasgow Tramway sadly closed in 1962. Did it on the Trainz 12 railway simulator programme. There was a passing reference to my efforts a while ago and came across the comment by accident and someone wondered if I would upload it onto Trainz  for fans  to use.

Only two people actually got copies o a portable drive - ine from Duntocher and the other from Belfast. It took me off and on some 3 years to do the project and never ever thought would finish the thing due to size. Glasgow had the biggest tramway outside of London and what I have done is the biggest ever attempted by anyone. I walked every former route and helped bya very giant pen drawn map I picked up years ago from the annual model rail show at the SECC.

I delayed putting it up on the NV3 Games trainz site for members to download it as there were considerable fiddly bits to sort as well as add road traffic. All the trams were made for me by a fan down south and include the Standard - Kilmarnock Bogie - Singledecker - Coronation and Cuarder. Had left it on a pc to eventually catch up on over the fiddly bits mentioned  but my website gives a very detailed show. There are slideshows for the West-Centre-North-east-Southeast-South-West. back in 1948 think it was there was a plan to extend the route that finished at Blairdardie just before the canal bridge. This would have eventually connected with the Clydebank to Duntocher line but although scrapped i added it to my project!

There are those who thought it might be too big a project and at times realised that almost myself as only intended to do the west where I jhuave always lived However getting to the city centre then mused on adding boards and the centre then the north and eventually the east right out to Airdrie. After a gap mused on my tramlines getting to the Clyde and that was it so crossed the river and so on .

For the last couple of years I have spent time building the whole of Northern Ireland Railways as spent many family and personal holidays in Ulster and took BB camps there for many years too. Was also the worse pace in GB for railway closures. Now I am completing the missing road traffic on my tramway and hope that I will eventually get it up for folk to use. I walked every former tram route to all the far corners - Duntocher, Airdrie, Uddingston, Elderslie - Johnstone, Kilbarchan Clarkston, Barrhead (including the cross country route to there from Thornliebank) and so on tracing every former terminus. If you visit my website there are slideshows on the West-City-North-East-South east-South-Southwest. I loved the trams a a boy and was determined that Britian's second largest system would be built and surprised myself on achieving it even after breaks. Have a squint at the website.......


ps. Hove been written about in a book on community work and youth work been a magistrate, spoke at conferences and interviewed on BBCRadio but that as a wee boy I had an uncle that was a tram driver was my greatest hit!!

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