I came across something pretty interesting recently, and since it kind of fits with the spirit of the story I'm currently working on, I'd like to share it. Artist/Architect/Designer Michael Tyznik has designed a rail map of Tamriel, showing the trunk lines connecting the major cities, plus the branches connecting the outlying areas. All provinces, from High Rock to Black Marsh (plus the Summerset Isles) are included. It looks exactly like the kind of guide business travelers or tourists would buy for any country in our own world. I'm fascinated by it for a couple reasons: First, I've always liked maps, ever since I was a little kid. Second, Michael Tyznik's map gives us another insight as to what Tamriel might be like in something akin to our own present day. Be sure to have a look, and while you're at it, check out the rest of the site!
Well, there was this mod. Smaller scale , with only ten stations, but it's a start!
Reminds me of a Morrowind quest mod in which a Dwemer "locomotive" figured prominently; you couldn't ride it (in fact just touching it was quite dangerous, and if it hit you, you died), but I always thought such a rail line connecting the major towns would be interesting, even if just an alternate fast travel (I was disappointed that you didn't physically "ride" the silt striders).
... I am still about by the way I'm just presently much occupied with researching railways in Cornwall in the 1880's and trying to make a model of part of it using my digital trainset.
Sounds like my gaming. I get involved in a game, playing and/or modding, for a few months then move to something else, not returning to the first game for weeks or months. Haven't been in Oblivion all summer (winter for you, I believe), and over a year away from Flight Sim (not enough space on this old laptop for it); been playing Half Life, just got Zoo Tycoon.
I will go back to playing Oblivion, but a couple of weeks ago something railway related caught my interest and next minute I was doing a little background reading on the subject then starting up my copy of Trainz simulator to see if I could make something similar using the simulator's construction tools.
What has Reality (TM) done for you lately? Narcolepsy is not napping.