This is hard work. I think I could create a new website faster, because at least a new website doesn't include deleting everything on the home page. :l The new design is complex, but all I will say is it gives the site more of a desert feel to it. I will save pictures for the day it is opened. ;) I have taken down a few pages, most significantly being the updates and the my signal page. Updates being because I will put those on the home page. My signal because I never seem to go to Riverside anymore. Most old pages still will exist, and those will be given the same renovations. Here are some never asked questions! Will the publish date be pushed back? Yes, probably back even as far as mid June. Will the web address be changed? Likely no, unless I can find a way to... Will the name of the site be changed? Yes, to National Railfan. Will there be pictures of real trains and Trainz there? Yes. Will you quit updating your blogs once it is complete? Likely, but I will see if there is a way people can comment on the site.
BREAKING NEWS- A few days ago the Moran Blvd. grade crossing in Orello began malfunctioning in spells of two minutes on, one off. After witnesses saw the crossing not activate for an AWVR train until after it began crossing, AWVR rushed to the crossing and shut down Moran Blvd. between Rafael St. and Boone Rd.
"It was scary seeing the crossing not working. I honked my horn as many times as I could praying that I wouldn't hit someone," said conductor of the train Fakey McFakerson.
Local resident Jessica McHuman was at the Shell station by the crossing when it happened. "The crossing had just gone up after malfunctioning like it had the past day or so. Next thing I knew, I heard the horn of a train. Not until after the train was blocking the crossing did the signals go off. It was scary".
This is also putting businesses in a bad spot.One of those businesses is MaxDoughnuts. Owner Sweet Brown said "I went outside to the parking lot to get me my lunch, and I heard a horn. I thought someone cut someone off. Then I said 'Oh lord Jesus it's a train'. I ran inside and grabbed my phone. I got two kids. Aint nobody got time fo' that!"
AWVR workers are working around the clock to get this solved.
This is actually happening in the game. The crossing won't stop malfunctioning, and the crossing not going off for the train did too. Usually it worked, but it was the moment the train came at, which is right when the crossing turned off, that caused it to not work.
I have spent all evening so far working on the scenery:
How do you think it is going so far? Most of the 3D trees are Pofig Trees (His website has since been removed, I got them from Jointed Rail while downloading the Midwest Grain route, as they are a dependency). Pofig trees are very realistic, and I highly recommend them for any route, desert, forest, or winter! Best part, they don't hurt FPS, either!
Not only did I touch up the parts where no vegetation has been added yet, I began touching up and putting buildings in for the city of Orello.
This will NOT become vaporware. Stay tuned for next weekend, a 3-dayer...