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Ed Kapuscinski

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Maps.Live.Com makes me sad...
« on: July 20, 2007, 05:19:28 PM »
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I've been looking at the 3/4 views on Microsoft's Google Maps competitor (which, and I hate to admit this, kicks google's rear) to find some good modeling ideas for oNeTRAK modules along the Northern Central.

Well, it looks like there are a bunch of interesting possibilities, but it also made me realize something else.

Stuff in the real world is BIG.

I was looking with an eye toward what will fit on a 1x4 module, and guess what, it ain't a lot! In fact, even a 2x4 won't fit in a whole lot more.

Go take a look yourself. It's kinda depressing.

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Re: Maps.Live.Com makes me sad...
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007, 05:56:02 PM »
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Ed, maybe now you realize what "selective compression" is about, and why many of us compare creating a model railroad to creating theatrical stage settings... my portable model railroad crams over a scale mile of track into a setting a scale 320 ft. by 640 ft. or about 12 football fields.
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Re: Maps.Live.Com makes me sad...
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007, 05:57:26 PM »
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Funny I couldn't save Maps.Live.Com to my desktop , but I have this http://local.live.com/ saved to my desktop for fast searching and it looks to be the same .

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Re: Maps.Live.Com makes me sad...
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 07:40:45 PM »
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Stuff in the real world is BIG...

...It's kinda depressing.

One reason I'm keeping my eye on T Gauge. Seriously.

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Re: Maps.Live.Com makes me sad...
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007, 01:23:41 AM »
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That's why our N-TRK club has 4 8' modules to model the downtown Tulsa Union Depot, and that's "selectivly compressed" by about 4 city blocks. The Tulsa Cherokee Yard(BNSF ex-Frisco) would be about 160-170' long and 20' wide. Take our oun semi-trailer to hual THAT in. :'(

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Re: Maps.Live.Com makes me sad...
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2007, 09:26:49 PM »
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Funny.. you can see the evidence of the image "stitching" here.

http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=45.123425~-92.745128&style=a&lvl=17&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&encType=1

That high bridge is mo' deftly NOT curved  ;)