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Postby cairnswk on Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:52 am

RAIL EUROPE

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* This is a cross section of trains that have run across the last 100 years or more, with a small creative artistry to connect in a couple of cases.
* The Flying Scotsman features in the background.
* The stations are modelled on the Helsinki and Paris Gard du Nord station (hope this appeals)
* There is a special station on this map at Copenhagen/Malmo (noted on this map as a single station but in reality connect two countries)

Current Version 34 - updated
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Why?

There is already an American version, so let's no leave our European colleagues out of the picture.

CONCEPT
The next in the RAIL series, this map is slightly more complicated than it's American cousin.

Here is a list of continents and territories:

Numbers of Territories: 83
Continents: 17

(6)Scandanavian Express
Copenhagen-Malmo-Stockholm-Oslo-Tronheim-Helsinki

(3)Baltic Express
Moscow-St Petersburg-Helsinki

(5)Nord Express
Paris-Brussels-Berlin-Kalingrad-St Petersburg

(3)Vilnius Express
Warsaw-Vilnius-St Petersburg

(6)TEE 1965
Paris-Brussels-Prague-Warsaw-Minsk-Mowcow

(7)Orient Express 1919
Paris-Luasanne-Milano-Venice-Belgrade-Sofia-Istanbul

(8)Simplon Orient Express
Paris-Luasanne-Vienna-Budapest-Belgrade-Athens-Sofia-Istanbul

(6)Ven-Sim Orient Express
Paris-Luasanne-Vienna-Venice-Florence-Rome

(4)TGV
Paris-Irina-Marseilles-Nice

(4)British Rail
London-Edbinburgh-Birmingham-Glascow

(5)Trenitalia
Nice-Florence-Rome-Calabria-Brendissi

(6)Rail Iberia
Irina-Madrid-Barcelona-Port Bou-Lisbon-Cadiz

(4)Brabant Express
Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam-Hamburg

(4)Ukraine Express
Athens-Sofia-Bucharest-Warsaw-Kiev-Moscow

Original Version
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Last edited by thenobodies80 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:36 am, edited 73 times in total.
Reason: Fixed OP. Requested by the mapmaker.
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Postby Kaplowitz on Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:38 am

I like the idea, but i dont like the graphics. Ithink that this map should have an extremely similar loook to the other one. Make Europe more 3d (like with mts and stuff), and the bg is pretty wierd. Europe looks more like a bg than the one you have now. The title and legend should look exactly the same as RAIL USA. You should take away the two empty slots on Paris, its looks wierd. Some of the places are missing clocks...not sure if that was on puropose. I think it would be cool if the Paris icon was the Eiffle tower....but thats prob a dumb idea.....

that is all for now.
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Postby onbekende on Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:03 am

train + near me = awesome
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:59 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:I like the idea, but i dont like the graphics. Ithink that this map should have an extremely similar loook to the other one. Make Europe more 3d (like with mts and stuff), and the bg is pretty wierd. Europe looks more like a bg than the one you have now. The title and legend should look exactly the same as RAIL USA. You should take away the two empty slots on Paris, its looks wierd. Some of the places are missing clocks...not sure if that was on puropose. I think it would be cool if the Paris icon was the Eiffle tower....but thats prob a dumb idea.....
that is all for now.


On you Kaplowitz, did U read the preamble, you jumped right in there and gobbed...i did ask not to comment on the railway stations, but i guess the clocks are not part of the railway stations are they?

I'm afraid this will be different, and indeed the Europe Rail is different to USA rail. I think you should also recognize that this is only version 1 and some of the things you asked for MIGHT be done but gimme me a break eh? I'm not a bloody miracle worker. :twisted:
And yes, the Eiffle Tower for Paris is not a good idea.

But thank you for the post. :)
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Postby Kaplowitz on Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:03 pm

cairnswk wrote:
Kaplowitz wrote:I like the idea, but i dont like the graphics. Ithink that this map should have an extremely similar loook to the other one. Make Europe more 3d (like with mts and stuff), and the bg is pretty wierd. Europe looks more like a bg than the one you have now. The title and legend should look exactly the same as RAIL USA. You should take away the two empty slots on Paris, its looks wierd. Some of the places are missing clocks...not sure if that was on puropose. I think it would be cool if the Paris icon was the Eiffle tower....but thats prob a dumb idea.....
that is all for now.


I'm not a bloody miracle worker. :twisted:


Then maybe you should reconsider that flavor of sherbert (or w/e the drink was). Cause that's what is expected of you. :P

*waves hands around* "POOF" *great map appears*
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Postby KEYOGI on Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:08 pm

I know it's only early days Cairns, but I find the map incredibly hard to look at because of the colours. It's mainly the area around the Mediterranean where it looks like the sea is land and the land is sea. :wink:

Again, I know it's early days but I find it very disorientating.
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Postby edbeard on Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:21 pm

Even though I can't follow it quite that well yet (I know it will be better once the graphics get done) I'm totally behind this map
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:26 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
Kaplowitz wrote:I like the idea, but i dont like the graphics. Ithink that this map should have an extremely similar loook to the other one. Make Europe more 3d (like with mts and stuff), and the bg is pretty wierd. Europe looks more like a bg than the one you have now. The title and legend should look exactly the same as RAIL USA. You should take away the two empty slots on Paris, its looks wierd. Some of the places are missing clocks...not sure if that was on puropose. I think it would be cool if the Paris icon was the Eiffle tower....but thats prob a dumb idea.....
that is all for now.


I'm not a bloody miracle worker. :twisted:


Then maybe you should reconsider that flavor of sherbert (or w/e the drink was). Cause that's what is expected of you. :P

*waves hands around* "POOF" *great map appears*


LOL thanks for the laugh...i see everyone has caught the "cairns does sherbert" bug....ah yes...the spices of life eh?
Oh to have that magic wand...wizards like Gandalf live to be a very old age you know...do you want me around for that long? :lol:
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:27 pm

KEYOGI wrote:I know it's only early days Cairns, but I find the map incredibly hard to look at because of the colours. It's mainly the area around the Mediterranean where it looks like the sea is land and the land is sea. :wink:

Again, I know it's early days but I find it very disorientating.


Thanks Keyogi...understood....i'll attempt something different.
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:28 pm

edbeard wrote:Even though I can't follow it quite that well yet (I know it will be better once the graphics get done) I'm totally behind this map


Thanks edbeard...encouraging. :)
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Postby Qwert on Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:58 pm

One mistake:
BLG means Bulgaria not Belgrade
BGD is Belgrade
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Postby Qwert on Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:01 pm

Do i see good,some insect in corner?
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:11 pm

qwert wrote:One mistake:
BLG means Bulgaria not Belgrade
BGD is Belgrade


Thanks Qwert....depends on whose code one uses...unfortunately not all the railway stations have their own three letter codes, most use those codes attached to an airport. As I have an IATA/UFTAA Diploma in Airline Ticketing, I did research to see if there are three letter codes for railway stations in Europe and NO there is not, unless they are attached to an airport. So I have employed "artistic licence".
However, I will change that for you on the next version to BGD.

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Postby WidowMakers on Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:51 pm

Great concept and start Cairns. I really like how you keep the same feel (Rail USA) but change it up enough to make it different. I like the new stations too.

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Postby cairnswk on Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:37 pm

WidowMakers wrote:Great concept and start Cairns. I really like how you keep the same feel (Rail USA) but change it up enough to make it different. I like the new stations too.

WM


Thanks WM...hopefully it will turn out slightly different. :D
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