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Old January 28th, 2010, 12:05 PM   #661
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I like how you've included the London's airports.

Y'know, I doubt your plans would be as expensive as everyone would fear. You've kept the number of stations low, and they're the most expensive part.

Of course, it'd still be bloody expensive
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Old January 28th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #662
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Thanks. Yes, I expect it wouldn't be beyond possibility. But with 'crossrail' I think you don't need a lot of stations. Ideally it gives an 'express' service, particularly in the city core. What I most like about the RER in Paris is you can cross the city centre in 15 mins, whereas if you stayed on the metro it would take you 40 mins. Being complimentary, and by the same token, in those areas where your line goes and you have no metro it is a crime not to provide adequate stations. That is why I feel Chelsea should have two stations on line 2.
I'm still adding in new sections of Thameslink and trying to put some order in SE London. (!) It's a real shame what they're doing to Thameslink. They're spending 6bn on expanding it and after that they won't want any backtracking to the kind of ideas on this map. Pity
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Old February 13th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #663
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Something related you all might like to browse through. There are some good ones and some not so good ones, but all in all excellent work with much talent.
Simtropolis- City, Road or Transit Maps
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Old February 20th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #664
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Hiya! There are some great maps here! Thanks.
Here's my fantasy map for a metro network in Bristol, UK.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 09:48 PM   #665
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Can I use Google Earth as base to show my networks?
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Old February 21st, 2010, 05:35 PM   #666
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Sure. All you need is a Googlemail account to make them available at Google Maps so you can post your links here.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM   #667
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Can't I save photos from Google Earth?
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:27 AM   #668
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What kind of programes do you use to do the maps?
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:31 AM   #669
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Here's my fantasy map for a metro network in Bristol, UK.
Wow good work! Bristol is in dire need of some public mass transit system, the traffic is getting worse and the buses are going nowhere. We have miles of former rail and tram lines so we should use them, otherwise this city is going to grind to a halt and die!
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 05:11 PM   #670
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This forum isn't a help desk that will give you an answer to all of your questions delivered in bite-sized chunks...but let's play ball and break the rules for once:

1) Yes, you can;

2) Yes, you can;

3) MS Paint (free), Adobe Illustrator ($), the GIMP (free), Inkscape (free), MS Office Excel ($)...you name it.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #671
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Sorry, I didn't know...

Thanks by the answers. Next time I'll put something here.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #672
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I just finished another map and I'm quite satisfied with it

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Old February 24th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #673
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^ Quite satisfied?
I'd be absolutely thrilled!! That is a stunning map with a fantastically simple overall feel (such as the logo).
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Old February 24th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #674
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"Cacoona's Midget"?
"Monkey Rock"?
"Lady Daryl"??

LOL - surely you're taking the piss?
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Old February 24th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #675
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It's a great map anyway!
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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #676
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LOL, thanks guys! And yeah, I have a thing for crazy names
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Old February 27th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #677
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Wow good work! Bristol is in dire need of some public mass transit system, the traffic is getting worse and the buses are going nowhere. We have miles of former rail and tram lines so we should use them, otherwise this city is going to grind to a halt and die!
Cheers! I agree. PT in Bristol is shite! It needs a metro or LRT.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 09:10 PM   #678
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Here you have some fantasy maps:

this one is for Washington:

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I lived in the DC area for many years and your "fantasy" map for MetroRail makes a lot of sense to me. I would have added a couple of extensions for my own convenience, namely Blue Line to Fort Belvior and Red Line to Germantown, if not all the way to Frederick. Would have made my commutation much much better.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 09:31 PM   #679
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Has anyone here actually developed a computer simulation of an entire fantasy network, i.e., with trackwork, station platforms, trains, timetables, etc. ? I started with the London tube map, modeled it using Bahn 3.85 software, then added various extensions and new routes to suit my fantasy. Then started adding suburban routes, and one thing led to another and now it's most of southern England and growing. So far over 6,000 turnouts, over 1,000 timing points, over 4,500 station platforms, 1,800 trainsets, etc. Biggest problem is timetables because the platform dwell time is random within a realistic range and that leads both to a realistic simulation and challenges in meeting the timetable when trains arrive too soon or later than expected. Simulation allows you to add routes and trains to see how effective a new route or additional trains might be.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #680
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^After your suggestion, I downloaded it. It seems like a nice idea. Quite complicated and limiting though. I'm still hoping that CitiesXL 2011 will offer something substantial when it comes to mass transit.
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