Author: frogpipe

  • Route Release!

    Now that it’s cleared the gauntlet of DLS uploading, I am pleased to announce the BIG VALLEY is available for you to drive! You can find it on the DLS, but since there is also a list of 3rd party assets to aquire, I’ve set up a download page where you can get the Route,…

  • Xmas Garden Route Promo

    A silly “advertisement” for my Christmas Toy Train Route made using vintage Marx commercial audio.

  • A Christmas Gift

    As a small diversion for this holiday season, I decided to throw together a recreation of the first trains I ever played with. This very small route is a recreation of the 0 gauge layout my late grandfather built to go under (well actually to hold up) the Christmas tree. The buildings are not identical,…

  • AI Colorization to The Rescue

    Former colors for my billboard model were a total guess. Then I got the bright idea to use an online AI Colorizer to try and recreate the scene. These colors are the results (along with some other tweaks).

  • New Asset – 1930s Roadside Billboard

    I don’t roll my own unless there just isn’t anything close, but I happened on a photo from 1938 showing this roadside billboard right across the street from the Reedsville station… Sometimes you have to say close is close enough – I made the skin and model, including the advertisement. As you can see, the…

  • male photographer using vintage camera

    Screenshots, 14 Dec 22

    Screenshots taken around the route on December 14, 2022. Belleville to Hooley.

  • Trainspotting – KVRR Tour

    Clip show of the route to date – Belleville Station to Taylor flagstop.

  • 3 Miles in Big Valley

    Cab ride over the first 3 miles, well actually last 3 miles, of my proto-freelanced route of the Kishacoquillas Valley Railroad (KVRR), based on the history of the line as chronicled in “The Ol’ Hook and Eye” by John G. Hartzler. This is the 1st Draft of the scenery and there’s definitely some places the…