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Title: USA Screenshots (oldie)
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 04, 2007, 01:43:19 AM
I noticed we dont have a universal US screenshot thread here, so i'll make it.

Here is a freshly painted reading T1. numbered 2111, It shows it can look presentable.

 BEFORE: original 2100
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_121.jpg)

AFTER: new 2111
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/t1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 29, 2007, 09:59:06 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_354.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on November 29, 2007, 10:35:01 PM
You so just defaced chessie..
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 29, 2007, 10:40:38 PM
hey i only fixed the logo on the tender. paul did the rest........i havent fixed it yet.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Cozmo® on December 02, 2007, 11:09:47 PM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/-CoZmo-/20070041-1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: joshmeister on December 03, 2007, 02:53:13 AM
plowing up hill

(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/172/plowinglz9.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 06, 2007, 05:24:35 PM
Turbin on the R&N.
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_15854f31a00a33ba9631dbf06eb3191f.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/15854f31a00a33ba9631dbf06eb3191f.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_9d241fa660dddea785a5da1f9b938e58.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/9d241fa660dddea785a5da1f9b938e58.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_fa57e11e757eb761806366efed49b75a.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/fa57e11e757eb761806366efed49b75a.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_2872f0f33fa519e920753e57c49e76f4.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/2872f0f33fa519e920753e57c49e76f4.jpg)
 ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 06, 2007, 10:02:06 PM
Ahhh... he got lost? lol

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on December 06, 2007, 10:11:31 PM
I KNEW we should have listened to that nice feller on the radio telling us to wait for the switch to clear!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 07, 2007, 06:19:57 PM
(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z33/Conrail89/perryville.jpg)

In Perryville, Maryland and it Philly Sub line! :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on December 10, 2007, 01:04:46 PM
Quite a number of nice shots there.  Here is one of mine - CNW way west along some track that needs the weed patrol
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/CNW_00402-pdp.jpg)

and one on a more serious note
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LNRY-LSRY/Screen-Wednesday-1573.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 31, 2007, 07:48:06 PM
Somewere in the old west.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/brandonsscreenshot1.jpg)

It's a little something my son is putting together.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 01, 2008, 01:49:29 PM
That might be were he got the idea. He is modifying a couple routes to his likings but that one he started off with a flat base board I think. I'll have to ask him when he gets back from grandma's house. One way or another I know he's modified the scene and is doing a great job at it.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on February 09, 2008, 03:37:35 AM
(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z33/Conrail89/NSES40DCtravels.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on February 10, 2008, 12:11:30 AM
Some of a Fallen Flag
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Friday-26.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Friday-507.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Monday-799.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Wednesday-705.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Wednesday-905.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Wednesday-999.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Wednesday-1010.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Wednesday-1018.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Johann on February 19, 2008, 09:28:29 AM
I finally got some loco's to work:

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5892/gp401oz2.jpg)
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/619/sd401fe7.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 20, 2008, 01:55:44 AM
Nice screens :)

@ pnrailway - may I ask whence came those L&HR units??

Andy ?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: bill3779 on February 20, 2008, 05:36:23 AM
i belive that is a MSTS route...and the locos are avilable on www.train-sim.com   ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 20, 2008, 05:41:52 AM
i belive that is a MSTS route...and the locos are avilable on www.train-sim.com   ;D


I must be getting old - how the heck did I miss that  ???
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on February 20, 2008, 08:51:35 PM
The Route, the Lehigh & Hudson River - V3 for MSTS is available at TrainSim.com and is freeware.  The locomotives are payware from Gaetan.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Friday-26.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Friday-507.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Monday-421.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Monday-799.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Tuesday-289.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-V3/Screen-Wednesday-907.jpg)

And the screenshots are of a tweaked version of the just released route.  Rich Shirley, the route author has tried to make the route as accurate as possible and with this release there is also a set of activities that provide a full day's worth of trains that ran on the actual railroad and that take 14 actual hours to complete them all.

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Johann on February 22, 2008, 01:28:34 PM
where can i get those locos and ground textures? very nice pic Ryanr!!!!

here's one from my continiously growing fantasy route

(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4397/routera9.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on February 23, 2008, 02:27:52 AM
Nothing like Milwaukee electric action ;D
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/052fa4a6780f6b8b5ea9169d376b0d07.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/a7da704b1756cca5da99260ac8af1a35.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/fc01b6b104e80bf6005d24a1a4fa6713.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/fe0f2c805417117f20cf9c967b014789.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/4de21e8203bd8febcdd2afdbea82fe30.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 23, 2008, 04:34:12 AM
Ground Textures: Myself

I like 'em - nice base colour with just enough 'fleck' - available?

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 23, 2008, 06:40:40 PM
I new it wasn't a Trainz shot as soon as I saw the second pic. On the bottom it says "HORN (OFF)". Trainz don't do that. ;) Besides, that didn't look like Trainz quality foliage. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 24, 2008, 08:57:54 PM
Guess I should make a small contribution to this thread. A nice leasurly double stack through Feather River. ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/9a9ff440735b4bb078351b2f81063fd2.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/0f62e69951e9eaaa2aa2642150c4c302.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/31e5028ffa9827fc6621e0c206fd8585.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/68e684c18f89935453221840ea933f44.jpg)

More later. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 25, 2008, 12:35:49 PM
Gettin there bill!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 25, 2008, 11:42:40 PM
Just wait until summer time when it all drys out and I'm sure it will burn off nicely. ;D
Looking good Ryan.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 27, 2008, 01:19:36 AM
an interesting power combination on the CN holly sub.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_001.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 27, 2008, 07:39:01 PM
LOL NICE :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on March 10, 2008, 12:21:56 AM
You need to get some control over your crew man! All these coffee breaks are going to kill you! LOL
Nice pics and reskins!

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 17, 2008, 06:06:25 PM
why are those window frame gasket seal whatchamadoodles white on that locomotive?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on March 17, 2008, 06:25:29 PM
Because they are mapped to the numberboard area, and he needed his white.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 17, 2008, 06:42:18 PM
why are those window frame gasket seal whatchamadoodles white on that locomotive?
I always wondered what they were called. Learn something new every day. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on March 30, 2008, 03:30:54 PM
Some shots from the up coming Pennsylvania Eastern Region route with 3000 miles of track
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-83.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-186.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-630.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-699.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-788.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-1098.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-1159.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-1219.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-1401.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/PRR/Screen-March2008-1499.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on March 30, 2008, 04:19:19 PM
I guess the catenary wires will come out with one of Microsoft's patches....like update no 576.33.46.4a or something. Nice pics though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on March 30, 2008, 04:59:06 PM
No George, there is a bat file that I have just been to lazy to run that will turn them on and off.  Turning them on now.  The bat file is because the route contains both electrified and non-electrified trackage and MSTS on a route usually only shows one or the other.

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 30, 2008, 05:07:47 PM
Looks like someone got a little out of hand with the toxic wast barrels. nice pics though. :)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on March 30, 2008, 06:18:19 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/8b040e033aad3f8b56d4f5ff665ccd17.jpg)

I tried adding some shadows and I think it looks descent...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on March 30, 2008, 11:55:55 PM
since we are not posting TRS shots :)
CSX T109 screams upgrade through Newell, Georgia
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/8ef043e6878c4e3607f32798d559b590.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 02, 2008, 11:57:19 PM
Can't let you guys have all the fun.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_b6931591d78901bab63ec1f94116ba26.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/b6931591d78901bab63ec1f94116ba26.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_b130a0f98fdbc8dadafbc57eb6568b01.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/b130a0f98fdbc8dadafbc57eb6568b01.jpg)

Couldn't pass this up. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on April 03, 2008, 01:03:26 AM
Little something I've been working on.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e00d697afcab34e6d47d378412dddc8b.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6fa954dac15931db3d5de24ac6fd3958.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/9ea1f1c6e95db7abb0502ec4b22d56c0.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/2bce1de71f73ff8d94952086b56927a1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 06, 2008, 10:37:03 PM
A little SD45T-2 action on Tehachapi.

images 1600x1200
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_cfeb84e804ee483d9b20a5e43319d874.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/cfeb84e804ee483d9b20a5e43319d874.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_a39d788f9e536bed71861fa8c7d0cf47.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/a39d788f9e536bed71861fa8c7d0cf47.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_7cd0331fcc57a44f1137067ca4ed59e3.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/7cd0331fcc57a44f1137067ca4ed59e3.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_3676772b75f3b2ce1ee86beed2b42a30.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/3676772b75f3b2ce1ee86beed2b42a30.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_d5678518c1cc20d5cdaa6514f419c5a4.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/d5678518c1cc20d5cdaa6514f419c5a4.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_b93f0c7704b0c7abee70e83e240332c0.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/b93f0c7704b0c7abee70e83e240332c0.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_e1ee4e5cb739afd659cf7520be5a5b7b.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e1ee4e5cb739afd659cf7520be5a5b7b.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_680c367ab30f6996591847550be5d6d0.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/680c367ab30f6996591847550be5d6d0.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_cb9b9241bd0c37e881ed0a2a2bd691ca.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/cb9b9241bd0c37e881ed0a2a2bd691ca.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_ce838e2bbdfb3d4eb1d81e425d8b9e31.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/ce838e2bbdfb3d4eb1d81e425d8b9e31.jpg)

I'm very happy with the way it's looking. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on April 06, 2008, 10:58:13 PM
Looks great bill, Although I'm wondering rather I would trust those pillow textured trucks :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 06, 2008, 11:47:57 PM
I wouldn't trust them either. That's why it's bubbles with a hint of molecular. :D I'm not done with the trucks yet. I just changed the coloring and threw them in for that run. Didn't want the wrong colored trucks under it for that photo opportunity. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 12, 2008, 07:01:41 PM
More SP SD45T-2 action on Tehachapi. ;)
images 1024x768
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_6db87bd12c0d0665e608a41e750df016.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6db87bd12c0d0665e608a41e750df016.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_e825f7ed95c4544f2eab8fc834902527.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e825f7ed95c4544f2eab8fc834902527.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_bb906a5af8c193f3cc31ecddc06b604d.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/bb906a5af8c193f3cc31ecddc06b604d.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_cc24fe00f2ce97482a7a3f39959fdb58.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/cc24fe00f2ce97482a7a3f39959fdb58.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_0e6432493c10b0ab506871e3a7041550.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/0e6432493c10b0ab506871e3a7041550.jpg)

And last but not least a rouster shot.
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_4c7f871005b605e5c0d5d050b7b3ee42.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/4c7f871005b605e5c0d5d050b7b3ee42.jpg)
 ;D

That last one is now on my desk top. :)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 12, 2008, 08:13:42 PM
I see you added a little dirt to them Bill ;D
Looking good!
Another KRS one from me, excuse the quality, was taken in windowed mode with no fancy settings stuff :P
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/73dbc96e6e703f72f757a5e1c651fca0.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 20, 2008, 06:31:18 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_003.jpg)


I just want to had out a few thanks to all you creators, I see alot of screens where people say "ooh where can i get that" instead of "hey wow that looks great, good job" so to chrisracer for your great route, thank you for your hard work. Thank you tyler and justin for your beautiful SD40-2, Thank you guys at VMD for that great Geep, thanks 007007 for your wonderful reskins, and thank you yutzk for the great tankers. well I think that covers it all. thank you all again.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 27, 2008, 05:20:28 PM
Juts because I could.
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/19bb93f1ed1dc485153a72753bcbf2b4.jpg)
 ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 08, 2008, 01:00:14 AM
More SD45T-2 action.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/8045d4dd44f8ac6b81dbf57ca5e9830e.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/291d1ec68dc87e6d745db91fbc6423be.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/ff5bde48539f52ac04e68e2dd696abb4.jpg)

 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on May 11, 2008, 12:53:41 PM
How did you get that smaller sun? Photoshop? Or did you find some way to build it in.....says he hopefully?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 11, 2008, 01:25:37 PM
The built in sun in the list pic looks like a nuclear explosion in the distance. Who are they nucing? :P

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on May 11, 2008, 06:00:16 PM
Quote
For the 1st and 2nd shots that's Photoshopped

Too bad. Trainz's sun is 10 times the size it should be. I guess I was hoping someone found a way around it. It should be an easy fix for them (Auran) but I doubt we will see it any time soon.

Nice pictures by the way.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Cozmo® on May 19, 2008, 04:19:11 AM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/-CoZmo-/2008-0039.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on May 19, 2008, 02:59:15 PM
Oh gee, dats tight!  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 20, 2008, 12:01:00 AM
bake = tight :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 25, 2008, 01:15:55 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/0a175fee1c0ec6981097f903a3218fea.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6dd2113bf80379bd48d7cd7d6d3bf4b9.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/58d835491055ddf539f4543e3c7b6be4.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Cozmo® on May 28, 2008, 03:09:17 AM
(http://www.rrmods.com/host/pics/e1e42cef077fa2ed2d344906c845f906.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on May 28, 2008, 09:57:11 AM
Well that shot isn't amazing or anything  ;)...  If you were gonna run that thing over lines like that all the time Adam, why did you even make trucks!!!  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 01, 2008, 12:11:14 AM
A little foreign power on the R&N. ;D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/7586700c0fb626ae82f1ceffab917450.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 01, 2008, 01:27:48 AM
My wife? I got her out of a box of crackerjacks. :D

SUPRIZE!!

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 01, 2008, 07:02:44 PM
More foreign power on the R&N. ;D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/82b42be67d3454ad6dd26e1ca998477b.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/ac39f69523af7fff7956567234ff19c4.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/24b196501ef71c0d7048c270ac4f7ef1.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/519386bdd8cbeeafd5211f8bf05678f5.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 02, 2008, 09:25:47 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6b6ca62684f23ad50c6095616c71b437.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on June 02, 2008, 10:08:01 PM
Yay4pxlz.

MSTS, Nikos? Or KRS?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 03, 2008, 02:15:53 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/9385714fb1954a3e7c066ccbbbcf910e.jpg)
Almost done
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on June 04, 2008, 12:41:33 AM
KRS = FAIL.

Nice pic!   ;D

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 04, 2008, 12:53:05 AM
TRS= EPIC FAIL

thanks Mike  :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on June 04, 2008, 10:21:04 AM
At least CMP is more stable than what comes with KRS :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on June 04, 2008, 11:06:39 AM
On the MSTS side, here are some shots taken on the soon to be released freeware Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville route.  It is a shortline in New York state, or at least was, that towards the end of it's life was owned by the DO corp who also owns the NYS&W.  The route is highly detailed with many custom buildings and has a very convincing shortline feel to it.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G%202/Screen-June2008-008.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G%202/Screen-June2008-10.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G%202/Screen-June2008-21.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G%202/Screen-June2008-38.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G%202/Screen-June2008-79.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G%202/Screen-June2008-127.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G%202/Screen-June2008-166.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G%202/Screen-June2008-257.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJ%20and%20G/Screen-April2008-1554.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 04, 2008, 10:52:28 PM
At least CMP is more stable than what comes with KRS :P

Yeah i know windows explorer is a pretty unstable program  :-\
Isnt that what trs 04 used too? Totally agree with you i dont know why any one would want to use anything besides good ol stable TRS and CMP  ::)

(sarcasm off)
Paul, excellent shots, i havnt seen too many shortlines for MSTS, most routes just seem to be big mainline runs (though some of those are quite nice) but you have very nicely captured the shortline flavor very well in these shots.  :)
another from me
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/c29b5c5111efabf8df61aaade9b78869.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Cozmo® on June 06, 2008, 08:50:54 PM
Experimenting with some different texturing and highlighting with the trucks. I think if I tone the white down with the highlights it will look good.
(http://www.rrmods.com/host/pics/218819c622c6f85c34567ab52f82bacd.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on June 07, 2008, 11:11:29 AM
Yeah its looking good, tone down the highlights on the bevel'ed things... and cozmo, get rid of those Joe type wheels.  Flanges are have a extremely defined grove where the lip meet the face. 

Overall lookin pretty good!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on June 08, 2008, 11:32:00 PM
The route that I posted from earlier has just had it's last bet (9.1) released before the public release of the route.  The following shots were taken on beta 9.0 and in them I do a little what iffing, what-if, instead of letting the line go, DO Corp. got state grants to recondition the line and had it's real estate wing find tenants and buyers for the empty buildings along the line.  With allot of hard work the number of customer's for the line steadily increased from the low 20's back to the 66 the line at one time had.  DO Corp. then made the line an orphaned branch of it's NYS&W and was soon running one round trip from Gloversville to Broadalbin a day instead of on an as needed basis and a morning and an evening turn from Gloversville to Fonda and back.  It also ran a mid day local freight that switches industries in Gloversville and Johnstown and returns to Gloversville yard for the cars to be forwarded to Fonda on the late afternoon turn.

In these shots we pick up the morning Fonda Turn after it has picked up cars from the PC?Conrail interchange and is about to head back north to Gloversville.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-773.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-781.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-791.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-807.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-823.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-832.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-1021.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-1025.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-1044.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG3/Screen-June2008-1164.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 11, 2008, 12:50:02 AM
Ready to work the night shift. ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/10fa5f0a8a798aa04db336f3e1afcb50.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 14, 2008, 04:40:34 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/cca16694170e8fc9aa96ef775483d9f2.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/ea47a0fda34246c60ac0cd11cf748c60.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/1df41f0eb6398099809260cd921ae61b.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 14, 2008, 05:05:10 PM
More than a different road number. Look closer. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 14, 2008, 05:09:08 PM
Cleaner paint, and a brake latch instead of a brake wheel, getting fancy are we Bill?  :D
Back to the SD45-2  :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 14, 2008, 05:20:53 PM
 I've been tinkering with #8017 on and off for about 4 months. I finally got ambitious and put it in game this morning. It's actually a SD40-2H. It was from the original order of snoots UP had that they converted to fast 40s. #8000 - 8034 had the ratchet hand brake. #8035 - 8099 had the wheel style hand brakes. If everyone could only see what's in the works in my computer. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 14, 2008, 05:23:20 PM
Nikos. If I finish up the SD45-2 will you come back to TRS? :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 14, 2008, 06:45:57 PM
I got a better idea, why dont you make it for KRS  :) Then ill be happy which is the important thing ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 14, 2008, 06:53:57 PM
LOL! Nice comeback. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 14, 2008, 08:37:54 PM
Remember this Nikos? ;D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/a1d3a29ab1bcb0ae2810af7a4eade232.jpg)

LMAO

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TrainMan12 on June 14, 2008, 08:40:57 PM
I got a better idea, why dont you make it for KRS  :) Then ill be happy which is the important thing ;D


Haha, you switched to KRS? Have fun with that...
If I recall correctly I believe I used my KRS installation disks as frisbees for the dog, and the manual as toilet paper.

I dunno Nikos, we sure appreciated your efforts in TRAINZ, and I think you're wasting your abilities on a program that will never amount to anything.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TrainMan12 on June 14, 2008, 09:32:43 PM
Yes, it's a piece of shit.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TrainMan12 on June 14, 2008, 10:26:20 PM
Go right ahead, whatever floats your boat.
Here's the door to funland: http://forums.flightsim.com/vbts/forumdisplay.php?f=79
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 15, 2008, 01:29:36 AM
Remember this Nikos? ;D

http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/a1d3a29ab1bcb0ae2810af7a4eade232.jpg
LMAO

Bill

Oh its so beautiful, i dont know if i can resist, i feel myself being dragged back into trainz, im feeling a sudden urge to open trainz, ah never mind CMP froze up again  :D :P

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 15, 2008, 01:30:22 AM
Haha, you switched to KRS? Have fun with that...
If I recall correctly I believe I used my KRS installation disks as frisbees for the dog, and the manual as toilet paper.

I dunno Nikos, we sure appreciated your efforts in TRAINZ, and I think you're wasting your abilities on a program that will never amount to anything.


Trainman, what sim i choose is none of your business, if i want to "waste" my abilitys ill do just that, im the one that took the time to learn them so ill do what i please. If the sim is supposed to never amount to anything then its too late for that, you have obviously not visited Uktrainsim or Railsim.de to see the large amounts of high quality content; routes, reskins, scenery, locos, cars, and scenario's that have been created.
Indeed i prefer to visit uktrainsim.com far more than train-sim as atleast people act somewhat maturely and every thread doesnt end up as bash KRS thread. If you want to continue playing TRS with the same 2002 graphics engine, that is never going to be changed be my guest, its your choice to choose what trainsim you want to play not mine, i plan on moving forward and creating for the next generation of train sims. 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TrainMan12 on June 15, 2008, 02:26:00 AM
Sounds good.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 16, 2008, 01:15:11 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/d00736c7e4399c86b4169e7e312e6acd.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/be764226062c59c93c2128db6c520289.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6536e994da03afcd8163b6cf5e6c95e5.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Cozmo® on June 16, 2008, 01:17:00 AM

Trainman, what sim i choose is none of your business, if i want to "waste" my abilitys ill do just that, im the one that took the time to learn them so ill do what i please. If the sim is supposed to never amount to anything then its too late for that, you have obviously not visited Uktrainsim or Railsim.de to see the large amounts of high quality content; routes, reskins, scenery, locos, cars, and scenario's that have been created.
Indeed i prefer to visit uktrainsim.com far more than train-sim as atleast people act somewhat maturely and every thread doesnt end up as bash KRS thread. If you want to continue playing TRS with the same 2002 graphics engine, that is never going to be changed be my guest, its your choice to choose what trainsim you want to play not mine, i plan on moving forward and creating for the next generation of train sims. 


LMAO! DRAMA!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on June 16, 2008, 06:08:07 PM
picking up speed coming out of the yard in the wee hours of the morning on the Saginaw sub.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_016.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on June 16, 2008, 07:29:58 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_017.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 19, 2008, 11:45:00 PM
Southern serves the south
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/22c4cdeed9cd12ae081bdcbaa3cc2283.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6e969841af67b9d56d60149002b5433d.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 19, 2008, 11:48:34 PM
Look at that train driving down the middle of the road like he owns it. ;D  Nice pics Nikos. :)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 20, 2008, 01:31:36 AM
L&N style :)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/edb052c5bc80de2daa32d01383307d25.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/027f17b0f345e11e8a2622be6b04b02e.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/817c50a0888c7bbbca06fde9771d5ec6.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 20, 2008, 03:31:03 AM
Announcing the new Hummer H5  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on June 20, 2008, 12:03:27 PM
Southern 38-2's! Dang nikos you make that. I hadn't seen any in KRS. Where did it come from?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on June 20, 2008, 04:55:26 PM
I didn't see the tracks at first in that first one, that's one big SUV.  :D
that used to be a late 90's F150 till someone pasted a lincon style grille on it.....
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 22, 2008, 02:43:09 AM
Switching the scrapyard, i need some better gons ::)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/002e3f4714a865fd66c6df11692a5fb0.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e6813d5843e86521a3bac1a0d58a55c9.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/9dd3274e587d38dc8ea271088b7b3a61.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/d80934d859ce3cd861efef52b74cd185.jpg)
oops
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/0531bbc0174be71ad261a294c79819c9.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/9190a1ab3c4167503ad2bf6625cc2136.jpg)
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Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 22, 2008, 10:37:58 AM
I see since MSTS KUJO never did anything about the trucks turning with the tracks when the rolling stock gets turned around. :D I think your right Nikos. You need better gondolas. Out side of that those screenies look great. :)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on June 22, 2008, 01:08:21 PM
That KCS SD70ACe is TIGHT Ryan!!!   Lookin forward to that one.

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on June 22, 2008, 04:33:52 PM
quit tempting me nikos. those gp38-2s are too pretty.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 22, 2008, 11:12:33 PM
I see since MSTS KUJO never did anything about the trucks turning with the tracks when the rolling stock gets turned around. :D I think your right Nikos. You need better gondolas. Out side of that those screenies look great. :)

Bill

Actually thats the result of my 10MPH coupling to a cut of cars that were already pushed back against the buffer  :D ::) :-X
Im suprised they didnt actually derail and fly off the rails, in KRS if you couple too hard the cars will visibly shake but not come off the rails if it isnt too fast, pretty neat effect. There are some problems still with wheels not pivoting properly but that seems to be based more on the cars themselves than on the actual game.

and sorry SR6900 i wont post anymore.






(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/68763e4b34063295a51c3e90afceb393.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6c489bcd19ddaf8935341ea7713e37f1.jpg)
ooops :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 22, 2008, 11:24:16 PM
Maybe that will teach you to couple up slower. :D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/d70c02d99163ea39a457cd432cc29235.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/05812c936d092ea9377d9b470426e0a7.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/f8a4b0a338ab7a2147e628ba78b30951.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/74e85f3b280eca2cd49dc6674e443808.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on June 23, 2008, 02:00:45 AM
O nikos you can post plenty more Southern!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 23, 2008, 04:21:20 AM
Dashing through the snow in 3000 horse sleigh............
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/351cc3b06dcdf80483c54614a9d16f4c.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on June 30, 2008, 10:17:22 PM
Great bunch of shots guys.  Have enjoyed just about every one.  Now a few from me.

I'd been working on the FJ&G branch of the NYS&W for about six months now.  It was the last day of June and I reported to work at 6 AM sharp.  The sun was just coming up and the sky was ago on this summer's morning. 
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-4865.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-4868.jpg)


I picked up my RS at the engine house and after going over my engine and picking up my orders I headed out into the yard to assemble the morning Fonda Turn.  After dropping off the cars at the interchange we retreated to FJ&G rails to await the morning PennCentral westbound freight to exchange cars.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-4820.jpg)


By lunch time my conductor and I were back in Gloversville and after dropping off the cars in the yard we took the engine over by the station and parked it there while we walked into town for lunch.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-4911.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-4920.jpg)


After lunch it was time for some yard switching, assembling the afternoon Fonda train and that would be taken down by the second shift crew.  The afternoon seemed to fly by as we switched the yard and ran a local to North Gloversville and back and when we clocked out at 5 the second trick crew was just ready to pull pull out for Fonda to take the day's pickups along with some switching in Johnstown on the way down.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-4975.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-4987.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-5015.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/FJandG5/Screen-June2008-5012.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on June 30, 2008, 11:30:47 PM
Very very impressive route!  Its a little out of my desired time period but I may have to take a run at it!!!

Thanks for sharing,

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on July 01, 2008, 12:12:17 AM
Nothin beats the hobo life, stabbing folks with my hobo knife...
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/bcb2cce0293e5ce65ca59923ab4d180b.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/f702f168427c6d93709ce1f83275f040.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 01, 2008, 06:02:21 PM
well if you must have a western theme  ::)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_029.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 02, 2008, 12:45:53 AM
that would be atwood valley beta, by mike (22alpha) and its on USLW. the barn isnt on the route, i put that there......   I believe it's all narrow gauge too. the BNSF units are just there for the pic.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 02, 2008, 10:48:42 PM
actually, i don't. ask your dad. i'm sure he knows.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on July 02, 2008, 11:01:04 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/7fd8eddeac3a3f0f562067598cda3a6c.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/26e5e0c7a9746f0141b2d0078c7805ca.jpg)
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Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on July 03, 2008, 01:45:06 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_021.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on July 03, 2008, 01:57:46 PM
Mikeski, theres a better CSX C40-8 available here
http://uslw.net/downloads.php?action=view&id=196
nice shot though, CCLE right?  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 05, 2008, 02:30:36 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/c9302b6a60d54aa65bf30a2a99fbaaeb.jpg)
 ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 19, 2008, 12:21:53 AM
(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj312/stealthsteam/Screen_413.jpg)

I got to see that train when it toured the US in 1976. It was cool. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on July 19, 2008, 12:41:08 AM
Were you around for 1776, too, Bill?  :D

I tease. You're USLW pic makes you look 20, 15 even.

Like you just came out of the womb, without you know.. The blood and liquids and such.

Wow, I'm disturbing.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 19, 2008, 12:56:52 AM
I know your disterbing. Just look at your sig.  LMAO

If I remember correctly it was a field trip for my 4th grade class not long before summer vacation. It was parked at the Oakland Army Base next to the bay bridge. No pics though. That was before I got my first camera. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 20, 2008, 04:59:35 AM
nice the photos there! ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on July 20, 2008, 02:06:25 PM
HEY!  Welcome back dnutter!  We've missed ya.  How have things been?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on July 20, 2008, 11:21:04 PM
Dnutter! Whats goin' on man?   ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on July 23, 2008, 12:51:10 AM
<a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank">(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5729/lirnen1.jpg)[/url]
two R&N SD40-2s lead a manifest past the L&I headquaters
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on July 24, 2008, 02:46:31 PM
I know you'd like to think yo' shit don't stink..

Lol. Dieety, you're 'craps' awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on July 24, 2008, 02:49:38 PM
Slowly working on Shops Yard...  Idk, I think this area has potential but does anyone else have a better idea to model a rather large MARSH not a swamp...

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/24de2a8b6dfb049ec76bca7fc31aca67.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/b649d73bda26e55444d07611974134a0.jpg)

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 24, 2008, 05:00:23 PM
like the economy, the old mill has seen better days. this is a shot from a freestyle southern small town layout i'm building, based in the early 90's. High Hooded NS EMD's do the grunt work here.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_047.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 24, 2008, 05:42:04 PM
i believe the second pic is his own work, not yet released. :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on July 24, 2008, 10:02:23 PM
Flowers?  Are you going grogstop on us?!  :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 25, 2008, 12:48:49 AM
A brilliant California sunset at the end of a wonderful day. ;D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e1f932b2ef44fe85355fbc940abcf278.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on July 25, 2008, 01:25:15 AM
If it weren't for the floating rail, that may have been one of my favorite TRS shots of all time!!!  ;D

Good schtuff there Bill.

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 25, 2008, 01:50:15 AM
Thanks guys. I didn't see that floating rail Steve. Thanks for pointing it out. I'll have to fix it and shot it again. Because of the location of the road and the elevation difference between rails and road It's touchy on the ground location so there is no floating or covered rails or road. I must have missed that spot. :P

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 25, 2008, 03:03:03 AM
your both welcome. :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 28, 2008, 03:01:50 PM
so much for quality payware. >:(  good thing these were a gift and I didn't pay for em.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_054.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_055.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on July 28, 2008, 03:59:51 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/pc10.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 29, 2008, 04:46:37 AM
Hey Campbell5149,


Does Phil was been gift to you got an NS SD60 EMD??? Wow I didn't know that LOL but thank god that I already have one too and I just have SD60, ES40DC, ES44DC from WOT but oh my god, WOT tooo very expensive the price DUDE! And I like someone make GE CW40-9, C40-9 and C39-8!!!! But (sigh) I doubt so it well.....Also, great pic there, Campbell!



Note: Sorry, my english grammar very weak :( :-[
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 29, 2008, 07:54:50 PM
Makes it look like the doors stick out a half a foot. Not realistic at all. :P

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on July 30, 2008, 02:06:28 AM
Makes it look like the doors stick out a half a foot. Not realistic at all. :P

Bill

Does that mean If we bevel emboss the tip of our penis will it look like 1.5 ft? :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 30, 2008, 03:02:52 AM
Does that mean If we bevel emboss the tip of our penis will it look like 1.5 ft? :D

Nah, it 1.0 cm LOL just kidding ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 30, 2008, 07:49:50 PM
Cool vidio. 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on August 03, 2008, 07:30:57 PM
Hey Campbell5149,


Does Phil was been gift to you got an NS SD60 EMD??? Wow I didn't know that LOL but thank god that I already have one too and I just have SD60, ES40DC, ES44DC from WOT but oh my god, WOT tooo very expensive the price DUDE! And I like someone make GE CW40-9, C40-9 and C39-8!!!! But (sigh) I doubt so it well.....Also, great pic there, Campbell!



Note: Sorry, my english grammar very weak :( :-[

no, I purchased these with a gift card online. I think they need lots of help, but what really pissed me off is the green textures. thats just care-lessness.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 07, 2008, 01:41:13 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/5a6f93be0cdf6b19eea515d63b64d884.jpg)

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 07, 2008, 02:30:49 PM
Darn! Lucky, Mr.007007! Heheheheee and oh awesome the pic!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 360Degrees on August 07, 2008, 06:16:33 PM
http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/5a6f93be0cdf6b19eea515d63b64d884.jpg

Steve
Gotta love the UP :D. Say, what's it transporting, some mineral?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 07, 2008, 06:37:33 PM
Empty hoppers heading for the elevator for another load of corn.  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: WSOR4025 on August 07, 2008, 08:09:26 PM
I'm glad everyone has the NY&A & LIRR GP38's working. Mine don't. I'm missing kuid:9000:51049. Can anyone send me it as a cdp file? Please?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on August 08, 2008, 07:49:15 AM
Great shots everyone.  I especially like the last shot!!  I can just picture myself at rail side catching that scene.

I know it is early August and everything is hot and sticky but the cool, crisp days of fall are not that far away.  On another fall day long ago and far away these two scenes were captured in Pennsylvania along the Delaware.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LandHR-1940/Screen-August2008-751.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LandHR-1940/Screen-August2008-756.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 10, 2008, 03:04:13 AM
Some NS SD40-2's  :)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/b0e14f58d0613e4c50d6ded81c6e4470.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 10, 2008, 05:35:41 AM
Nice screenies, Nikos1!


But funny one thing that NS SD40-2 units never have got a headlight on an nose hood lol BUT they looking very awesome!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on August 10, 2008, 10:43:03 AM
Nikos just got owned by David.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on August 10, 2008, 01:24:34 PM
Hi all.
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/scrgrb0.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/scrgrb1.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/scrgrb2.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/scrgrb3.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/scrgrb4.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/scrgrb0-1.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/scrgrb5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on August 11, 2008, 12:14:51 AM
Nikos just got owned by David.  ;D
:D he's right though. I don't believe NS had lights in the noses of the 40's. Nice work though nikos. they look great.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on August 11, 2008, 01:49:14 AM
some more progress on my route. I had a little help in the town. condensed areas aren't my strong point.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/lancaster8-1.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/lancaster6-1.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/lancaster4.jpg)


i know, i know. it's based in the south but there are Pennsy units. just threw em on for the pics.
 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 11, 2008, 03:48:07 AM
Nikos just got owned by David.  ;D

Yeaah hahaha so it well Niko1 just got OWNED by me bastard!


Also, look very funny that see units have just got bit long nose (snoot) lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on August 14, 2008, 08:44:22 AM
Now that is what a route is suppose to look like!!  Great pic!!

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 14, 2008, 02:30:18 PM
Love the mismatched door!

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 16, 2008, 02:32:50 PM
Down south
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/70853c547ff89ef079da7b4a1ec0e3ec.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on August 17, 2008, 03:23:49 PM
nice pic nikos. family lines too. ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on August 18, 2008, 06:57:23 PM
Westbound out of Douglas, Wyoming with a load of coal.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/orin25.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 18, 2008, 07:23:10 PM
Through the fields of Kudzu
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/0cd4c61f20ef3afad51ea5f1c42c9e7d.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 19, 2008, 01:10:32 AM
A trio of Munnel Totors  emerging from Niles Canyon entering into Niles California.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/1ca0d1691a20d7ab9bb8a95e93a6f082.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/8ae65fcd5cfa2484c4b95009b3d3617f.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on August 21, 2008, 05:31:35 PM
Westbound for Orfa, Wyoming, about seven miles from Douglas. Gonna be bad weather coming, judging by those sundogs.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/orin27.jpg)

Crossing the North Platte.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/orin31.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 21, 2008, 08:06:54 PM
Looks smashing George!!!!!!  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on August 22, 2008, 01:15:31 AM
George = Badass
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 24, 2008, 12:42:18 AM
I'm working on it. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 24, 2008, 01:46:30 PM
screw train sims
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/gallery47.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 24, 2008, 01:51:10 PM
Grand Theft Auto:SA is still the best one by FAR!!!  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 24, 2008, 08:45:08 PM
A pair of AS-12's power a 100 car reefer train out of the LA Basin...
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/fe96f86d9f555184c02aff63d14a8c75.jpg)

They roll over a small riverbed as the afternoon Daylight drifts downgrade towards LA...
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/ca636f6bdf76bf5dfe832c07a86d75d8.jpg)

The two beasts are at trackspeed as the blast through Arroyo.
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/875ff96ddf9022778df2c904455a897f.jpg)

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: cascade on August 24, 2008, 10:52:11 PM
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/Screen_002.jpg)                     This shot has zero textures. Only one building, a signal bridge upright, a road spline, 20 grass's, 12 trees, and a errantly positioned crossbuck (intentional as any other placement would have been a back view of the crossbuck details.)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on August 25, 2008, 05:20:20 PM
Ah...might as well while I got photobucket open. :P

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_759.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_773.jpg)

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on August 25, 2008, 05:47:23 PM
Nice pictures, but that bridge is going to be history if you don't get a pier under it in the 0.007 seconds
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 26, 2008, 12:34:46 AM
I see the problem Adam. You have the piers under the middle of the spans and they are suppose to be under the ends of the spans. Other than that great pefcs. :)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on August 26, 2008, 01:07:10 PM
Here's a screenshot
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_022-2.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on August 26, 2008, 06:22:57 PM
forgot to turn the detail level up but oh well.  here a few GEVO's put on a show as the battle the grade in a squal.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_056.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on August 26, 2008, 10:15:29 PM
I think it's still in beta.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 27, 2008, 05:31:42 AM
Looks good but the FRA is gonna eat you up sooner or later...  Where are the headlights?

 :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on August 27, 2008, 03:54:45 PM
I see the problem Adam. You have the piers under the middle of the spans and they are suppose to be under the ends of the spans. Other than that great pefcs. :)

Bill

Hi Bill and gfisher, thanks for the comments. 8)

About the bridge:
Originally when I built the yard, a bridge was not supposed to be over top of it. I decided to give it a go and it looked ok. The problem with the piers is that the ends of the bridge are over track in the yard below it preventing me from placing piers in the correct spots. I have tried various bridges but none seam to do what I want or just dont look in place within the route. I have idea how to fix it without redoing the whole yard, something that I just dont feel forward to doing.

If you have an idea what I can do to fix the problem PM me about it. :)

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on August 28, 2008, 07:14:39 PM
Westbound for Careyhurst, WY on the cowboy line.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/orin39.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 28, 2008, 11:47:44 PM
nice screen, George! :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on August 29, 2008, 09:26:23 PM
Yep George!  Nothin' like double-heading those steamers!  Route looks great too.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 29, 2008, 11:37:17 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/36b8aa992af91271b81ea0e895cd54db.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on September 01, 2008, 06:10:03 PM
Win.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on September 06, 2008, 04:09:30 AM
Was board so I started to mess with a sky texture again. ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/7bf6a21b66b97d1c82b5fc9b42598231.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/36f4f9297d7de149100e6fe9019eaf63.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/858c8df1c0577493aaad6bec5a1562d3.jpg)

 ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on September 06, 2008, 04:19:21 AM
Nice sky mr. Bill
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/gallery130.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on September 06, 2008, 05:50:51 PM
the textures died i guess lol, no clue what happened, just happened on that one train for some reason :-\
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on September 06, 2008, 06:48:40 PM
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_809_Sharpen_Enhanced.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_804_Enhanced.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_807_Enhanced.jpg)

Hicup...

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on September 07, 2008, 09:59:47 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_059.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_062.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on September 07, 2008, 11:49:59 PM
GTA really makes a good railfanning simulator :)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/gallery104.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Iceguy923 on September 11, 2008, 01:37:40 AM
an amtrak P40 goes down the surfliner:

(http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff327/Iced8383/Horizon.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on September 12, 2008, 04:37:35 AM
Hey Brandon, where did ya get the truck (not a 'bogey' type truck, a road truck on rails :P) in this pic:
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj312/stealthsteam/Screen_130.jpg (http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj312/stealthsteam/Screen_130.jpg)

Looks Australian (By the looks of it, it has a Freight Australia logo on the side :P)

My screenshot:
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/WCPM-4.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on September 13, 2008, 01:52:08 AM
here's a few shots of the morning local while i was visiting a friend in ohio. To my suprise, not only was there a pair of SD40-2's, But there was two Geeps in tow bound for the other end of the line, they probably serve as road switch units. :)

"waiting to depart"
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/trainz2008-09-1223-12-52-90.jpg)

"over the river and thru the woods"
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/trainz2008-09-1223-15-31-37.jpg)

"waiting for work"
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/trainz2008-09-1223-34-46-32.jpg)


Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on September 13, 2008, 03:48:39 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/29f6466f3565c9be423ee2f80730b689.jpg)

My new fence I just made. ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/a5a5c28ff5c14cd9340fdf60b3da925e.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on September 13, 2008, 05:40:35 AM
Very nice Bill!  That should discourage those crazy foamers from getting too near the tracks!   ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Iceguy923 on September 13, 2008, 04:21:28 PM
nice shots everyone!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on September 23, 2008, 09:56:03 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/pc22.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on September 23, 2008, 11:37:50 PM
Excellent work as always george, that's one bdanniels steamers isnt it?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on September 24, 2008, 01:12:45 AM
Here's a bad screenie I took. Should I start pointing out the my mistakes?

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/ec751976df65603d2abb7f2142b01b80.jpg)

Oh. by the way. That's the bridge I've been working on. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on September 24, 2008, 03:23:46 AM
George, that's very nice work, as always.  Your routes have been an inspiration to me.  Is that a 2-8-2?

Bill, seems fine to me.  That bridge is looking good and funky.  :)

Fred   
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on September 24, 2008, 11:57:18 AM
Yup, that's one of bdaneal's 2-8-2's. Very nice work, among the best in Trainz. Custom cab too.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on September 27, 2008, 07:00:09 PM
http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showpost.php?p=343669&postcount=36

that made my pride go thru the roof. lol.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on September 27, 2008, 10:50:01 PM
Congrats Josh...Beauty!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on September 28, 2008, 12:00:53 AM
thanks!  great work on those SD's tyler, It really helped make the shot.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on September 28, 2008, 03:31:38 PM
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_851.jpg)

And from a different angle.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_856.jpg)

And one more.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_848.jpg)

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on September 28, 2008, 07:50:37 PM
LOLOLOLOLOL on gagstops route.  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on September 28, 2008, 08:35:38 PM
I like how the lily pads are floating above the grass in the second shot lol.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on September 28, 2008, 10:44:09 PM
Yea, I'm slowly trying to fix the route but it ain't going to well. lol.
He did a really crappy job. That has to be the worst spot but TRS keeps crashing on me. Go figure right? I might just start a new route and go off the idea of that one and create my own. I really have no idea yet.

Where can I find the fixed version of the 271? Did I miss it or something? God, I need to get with it again. :P

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on September 28, 2008, 11:07:59 PM
Yea, I'm slowly trying to fix the route but it ain't going to well. lol.
He did a really crappy job. That has to be the worst spot but TRS keeps crashing on me. Go figure right? I might just start a new route and go off the idea of that one and create my own. I really have no idea yet.
That's Gaystop for ya. Do a half-ass job at building a route, take screenshots of the best locations, and sell it for $20.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Rayonier on September 29, 2008, 01:30:55 AM
I like how the lily pads are floating above the grass in the second shot lol.

The tracks are floating in the second shot as well.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 02, 2008, 12:07:58 AM
(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5969/rivh8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Still a WIP, but coming along...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 03, 2008, 02:50:22 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/90fed4531ff3cb0c5ba9f9bf4e082f46.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 04, 2008, 01:11:28 PM
Sweet. More GE's i get to Bash the crap outta.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 04, 2008, 09:24:23 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_071.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_070.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on October 04, 2008, 10:05:44 PM
Is that your work, Kinda looks gfisherish.

Either way it looks great!  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on October 04, 2008, 10:06:37 PM
Sweet. More GE's i get to Bash the crap outta.

I've padded your karma because you were already negative 4.  Comments like that will not let you last very long.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 04, 2008, 11:11:51 PM
...Kinda looks gfisherish.

You are correct, sir!  That's George's route "The Loops".  Runs like a slideshow for me, but what'd you expect with a laptop?  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on October 04, 2008, 11:21:38 PM
LOL, gfishers routes are intense for any computer. I think he runs 640 x 480 or something with deep blue.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 05, 2008, 12:22:07 AM
yeah thats his work. that is why I would be contacting you, it runs like a slow motion show on my rig. My work will be up soon, I just haven't had time to post pics of it.

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 05, 2008, 01:44:48 AM
                                                       How's bill gonna get a beta to you If you live on another planet? ::) ;D
Transporter. Beam me up Scotty. This planet sucks. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 05, 2008, 01:33:11 PM
I spy NCHS..... ;D

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_072.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 07, 2008, 10:03:57 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/ba2135cd5c689fcaccc13b8d13c8a144.jpg)

Interlocking signal displaying a Lemon-Lime-Strawberry aspect.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 07, 2008, 11:34:51 PM
+1, NS_37.   :o

That signal available?  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on October 07, 2008, 11:39:25 PM
Good onya mate!!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 08, 2008, 12:00:50 AM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/728b48dc.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 08, 2008, 12:19:47 AM
10 + Justin!!!!!

And, 10 + Bill!

Awesome the pics there!  :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 09, 2008, 02:29:44 AM
Well if everyone liked that one so much this one ought to be pretty good too.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/4b6974939540a73416a9ab6787d9a321.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 09, 2008, 12:45:11 PM
And you'd be right!  ;D

+another 1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 09, 2008, 11:46:23 PM
A blue signal?  ???

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 09, 2008, 11:56:22 PM
A blue signal?  ???

Bill

I talked to Justin, Steve and Sean about what it meant..

Still not exactly clear on what it means, so you're not alone Billy.

Something about a "Lunar"...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Cozmo® on October 10, 2008, 02:34:32 AM
§ 218.23   Blue signal display.

(a) Blue signals displayed in accordance with §218.25, 218.27, or 218.29 signify that workers are on, under, or between rolling equipment. When so displayed—

(1) The equipment may not be coupled to;

(2) The equipment may not be moved, except as provided for in §218.29;

(3) Other rolling equipment may not be placed on the same track so as to reduce or block the view of a blue signal, except as provided for in §218.29 (a), (b) and (c); and

(4) Rolling equipment may not pass a displayed blue signal.

(b) Blue signals must be displayed in accordance with §218.25, 218.27, or 218.29 by each craft or group of workers prior to their going on, under, or between rolling equipment and may only be removed by the same craft or group that displayed them
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on October 10, 2008, 04:38:17 AM
These are some very cool signals, Justin.  The only reason I can't use them is that I don't have a layout at the moment that fits.

Signalling in Trainz is not prototypical...by a long shot.  Discussions about signalling in Trainz is really just pissing in the wind...just my opinion.

Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on October 10, 2008, 09:52:09 AM
§ 218.23   Blue signal display.

Are you sure that is for the "lunar" aspect?  I think that those rules are for the "Blue Flag" that are set up around loco servicing and what not.

Pic:  The signs can vary lettering.
(http://www.trainweb.org/hotrail/rbbx/rbbxblueflag.jpg)



I will let you guys know for sure come next month when I go to conductor training if a verdict hasn't come up yet!

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on October 10, 2008, 11:00:30 AM
I couldn't find that exact signal configuration on my NORAC list, but I think it is meant to be a "lunar white" and red over lunar white is a "restricting" aspect, "Proceed at Restricted Speed until the entire train has cleared all interlocking or spring switches and the leading wheels have passed a more favorable fixed signal, or entered a non signal Form D territory." I don't think it has anything to do with "blue flagging" a piece of equipment or track.

The signal on the right is displaying "approach limited".
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 10, 2008, 03:33:05 PM
I couldn't find that exact signal configuration on my NORAC list, but I think it is meant to be a "lunar white" and red over lunar white is a "restricting" aspect, "Proceed at Restricted Speed until the entire train has cleared all interlocking or spring switches and the leading wheels have passed a more favorable fixed signal, or entered a non signal Form D territory." I don't think it has anything to do with "blue flagging" a piece of equipment or track.

The signal on the right is displaying "approach limited".

gfisher has it exactly right. it looks a little blue in the screenshot but its more white-blue in game. it is in fact showing the 'restricting' aspect. the one on the right is also in fact showing an 'approach limited' (how you know its blinking the green light I can't imagine ;) ).  if the green was not blinking it would be an approach medium.

Quote from: Zorronov
Signalling in Trainz is not prototypical...by a long shot.  Discussions about signalling in Trainz is really just pissing in the wind...just my opinion.

this is true at the moment and in TRS06 it is using substitutes for the available aspects that make since when used at an interlocking or crossover as intended. TRS09 however has 40 signal states with the above mentioned plus most others in the rulebooks which are also speed setting if i read the auran scripts right.

in 06 I have substituted it like this with the trainz meaning on the left and the aspect I display on the right

Code: [Select]
Stop = R,R,R - stop
Clear = G,R,R - clear
Caution =  Y,R,R, - caution

caution and diverge = R,Y,G - Medium Approach Slow (sometimes restricting, yes i forced a lunar cause i like them)
clear and diverge = Y,Gf,R - Approach Limited

advanced caution = Y,Y,R - Advance Approach






Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on October 10, 2008, 06:35:27 PM
Quote
TRS09 however has 40 signal states
  Cool.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/pc27.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on October 10, 2008, 09:41:10 PM
Justin...that is very good news, indeed!  Beautiful job on these signals.  I also hear that the grid size is being reduced in Trainz 2009.  Now if something could be done about the tunnel problem...  8)

George...another great shot!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 10, 2008, 11:18:16 PM
George, do you understand that you could get some serious cash if you sold those routes? I'm pretty sure all of the Trainz community would have no problem paying coin for that.

Your work is great, George. Good man.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 11, 2008, 03:08:57 AM
Florida Panhandle
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/SPpine.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on October 11, 2008, 12:56:29 PM
Quote
George, do you understand that you could get some serious cash if you sold those routes?

Maybe........but they will remain as freeware.    8)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 11, 2008, 03:19:01 PM
The Great Gfisher shows us another masterpiece.
Very cool Mr. Fisher. As always, your routes set the bar for new heights in trainz.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 11, 2008, 04:53:11 PM
Florida Panhandle

SP?  In MY Panhandle?  ;)

Great shots, all!  ;D

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on October 11, 2008, 05:41:22 PM
Florida Panhandle
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/SPpine.jpg)


Damn, that sim looks so damn good, checkout the sweet burry ass engines, oh wait thats nikos pc sucking huge fat dick.

Just kidding  ;D ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 11, 2008, 05:46:12 PM
Not one of your better pics Nikos.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 11, 2008, 09:53:31 PM
yeah my graphics settings have died recently for some reason. I hate ATI.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 11, 2008, 09:58:29 PM
Maybe........but they will remain as freeware.    8)

+1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 11, 2008, 10:19:54 PM
Ferrous, SP power was commonplace on the P&A sub during the early 90's ;)
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=63213&nseq=1
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94295&nseq=0
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 11, 2008, 11:17:51 PM
yeah my graphics settings have died recently for some reason. I hate ATI.

ATI! *Geeez!

 :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 12, 2008, 10:22:26 PM
L&N westbound autorack, Milton, FL
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/5ec6fb59480e6114a6c90c90c6ba972d.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 13, 2008, 08:53:31 PM
Ferrous, SP power was commonplace on the P&A sub during the early 90's ;)
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=63213&nseq=1
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94295&nseq=0

that is was, and nowdays it is very common to see UP power running out of New Orleans along the coast over CSX.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 13, 2008, 11:48:59 PM
Yup though the UP power is rarely as interesting, i had a friend who used to live on the Gulf Coast and at times he said that it seemed that UP owned the railroad, of course that can be said for many CSX lines around 2003-2005ish.
Lets try this one again, with native power and more scenery :)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/c6cebcde74a5540e41eb21ef7c52b718.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 14, 2008, 10:26:43 AM
Love those L&N units!   ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on October 14, 2008, 11:28:54 AM
Eat me KRS!  :D

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on October 15, 2008, 06:36:56 PM
yeah my graphics settings have died recently for some reason. I hate ATI.

lawl, i love my ATI radeon 4870.  Steve likes his 4850 to :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 15, 2008, 06:45:32 PM
Big difference between that and a ATI X700  :P
Mabye ATI has improved since AMD bought them out, this card has been such a pain in the ass i doubt ill get another one from them.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 17, 2008, 12:39:36 AM
Damn,

I love GE C30-7!

Nice screenshots, Ryan! :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PVincent342 on October 19, 2008, 07:18:35 PM
i know i havent been here in awhile but anyways heres a couple favourites of mine:

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb230/PVincent342/Trainz/trainz2008-10-1916-16-01-18.jpg)
Southern Pacific GP9 sitting as a Museum Peice at Danbury on the Charlestown Sub Route


(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb230/PVincent342/Trainz/trainz2008-06-1220-18-23-82.jpg)
A MARC GP39 pulling a commuter train [Note: This is my reskin and this is not avalible to the public]
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 20, 2008, 12:13:34 AM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_075.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on October 25, 2008, 06:06:08 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/pc28.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/pc29.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/pc30.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 25, 2008, 06:16:10 PM
Very nice George. 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on October 26, 2008, 12:13:03 AM
Some more. This time on my own route with some new steamers I downloaded. Man they look good and Freds reskinned versions look even better.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_879.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_886.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_889.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_897.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_900.jpg)

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on October 26, 2008, 12:37:46 AM
Those are pretty sweet man.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Lord_Nikon on October 30, 2008, 02:00:40 AM
(http://emperorevoclub.com/forum/uploads/1212940615/gallery_1_1_31345.jpg) (http://emperorevoclub.com/forum/index.php?autocom=gallery&req=si&img=207)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on November 01, 2008, 01:07:55 AM
The stores have Christmas supplys in stock already, so i guess its time to break out the winter shots again  :)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e2115ad691a041b34f6fdd0ec3e65e4c.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on November 01, 2008, 01:12:07 AM
The stores around here have had Christmas stuff out since August. I'm just happy they don't play the music til September.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on November 01, 2008, 03:01:44 AM
The stores have Christmas supplys in stock already, so i guess its time to break out the winter shots again  :)

It hasn't snowed here yet. Hasn't rained much ether. So no green or snow pics yet. ;D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/b3379563ce5147f9a11f734226502306.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 02, 2008, 08:40:33 AM
Old pic but oh well :P A quiet day at the SSAM loco depot...
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/SSAM-DEP.jpg)
And a BNSF Coal train passing through some countryside:
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/BNSF-COAL-NL.jpg)

Tom :)

P.S. Sorry to dial-up users :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on November 02, 2008, 10:14:25 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/pc31.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on November 04, 2008, 05:07:25 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/29b3a956aef3ea1738da2ea0c2ba8462.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on November 10, 2008, 08:18:42 PM
Nice pic Nikos, is that the KRS Fail Forest?

 ;D

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on November 10, 2008, 08:53:54 PM
Better than the TRS Epic Fail forest where the trees show through each other :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on November 10, 2008, 09:10:24 PM
The trees show through each other if the alpha texture isn't strictly black and white. Same thing with track ballast.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on November 10, 2008, 09:17:14 PM
KRS vegetation looks a little boxy to me.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 22, 2008, 06:58:28 PM
i was putting around in surveyor, thought this looked kinda cool.......

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/kidacoolsurveyor.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on November 24, 2008, 06:46:55 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/cs01.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on November 25, 2008, 09:45:19 PM
Man oh man. Amazing shot there George.
That is a Xmas card or something.

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on November 28, 2008, 10:50:02 PM
Seaboard System at Moravia Yard:

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_006-1.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_008-1.jpg)

Enjoy!

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on November 29, 2008, 02:52:08 AM
Exiting the eastern end of Nile Canyon.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e7ae9244e15f6553ba5a6773a023ae6a.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/472e1c80c457c518146b3fc9b50e0357.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/0b9d36510e601d9ee6c18bcde7b4f7f7.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e1e01d1561263e25d1caabf9d1363772.jpg)

 ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on November 29, 2008, 11:47:50 AM
And of coarse george and bill go showing off to everyone... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on November 29, 2008, 02:31:09 PM
And of coarse george and bill go showing off to everyone... ;D ;D ;D

We're just trying to get more repeat visitors here. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on November 30, 2008, 01:22:18 PM
Those are some beautiful shots. I love DRG by the way.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2008, 04:28:19 AM
Here are some pics from my 1943 Homefront route that I am working on. It is set in Eastern PA, and centers around shipping troops and equipment to the docks for shipment overseas for the war front. And yes, I know that the locomotive in the pics is Canadian, but my K5B from VMD hasn't arrived yet, and it was the best steam loco that I had. Of course, it should look familiar to you USLW members. ;P

Anyway, comments and suggestions are greatly appriciated.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_005-1.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_007-1.jpg)

A nice shot across main street to the locomotive pulling into the station.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_008-1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 02, 2008, 09:41:44 PM
Those are pretty nice.

Is it just me or are one of the rails missing in that last picture?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2008, 10:45:42 PM
You noticed too. Yeah, one of them sunk funny. It is the wheel tracks road. I wish that there was something similar that sat flush to the ground. I also had to sink the tram rails a little too, which didn't help matters. (they appear to be about a foot tall.) It is hard getting them right because the Wheel tracks are slightly transparent, so I thought that they were both visible. Oh well, it should be fixed now.  Glad you liked them. ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 02, 2008, 11:08:37 PM
Well done. I like it. 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2008, 11:16:42 PM
Thanks, I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on December 03, 2008, 12:18:03 AM
Of course, it should look familiar to you USLW members. ;P

Indeed it does,  I spent most of Christmas eve day exporting and re-exporting to get it right.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 03, 2008, 12:30:06 AM
And it shows. Thanks for the effort Tyler. 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 03, 2008, 01:06:10 AM
Yes thank you. I really wish there were more quality US steam engines of that time out there. I have to say that it looks great in the snow.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 03, 2008, 05:28:41 AM
Well, I have gotten the basics of the first small town complete, and I was wondering what you guys though. Is it realistic enough? (Towns are not my strongpoint)  The first few shots are of the town with clear weather, then the rest are of the town with the snow set for what it will be like in the scenario.
By the way, I haven't added anything to the surrounding area yet, but it will probably be snowed over farm land.

Well, without further ado, here is the first small town of my route.

The first shot is a long distance shot of the town
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_005-2.jpg)

Next we have a shot towards the right of the town, and a shot towards the left side
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_006.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_004-1.jpg)

And for the last clear shot, I chose a shot from the station looking at Main Street
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_007-2.jpg)


Now for two zoomed shots of the town while it is snowing.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_001-1.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_002-1.jpg)

And finally a snowing shot from the station.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_003.jpg)

Thanks in advance for any comments or tips/criticism, I really appriciate it.

Edit: I probably be changing the sky to the Misty white one.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 03, 2008, 04:34:07 PM
That's pretty damn realistic enough. I like how added multiple streets unlike some people who have buildings one side of a single road and call it a town.

One thing a would do is place the brick road spline over your platform. The bricks are somewhat faded and gives the look of snow that is still on the platform. You could also add street signs at the intersections.

 Keep it up man.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on December 03, 2008, 06:33:49 PM
very nice, the only thing is, Every route that has an actual town, I spend more time exploring than I do running trains!  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 03, 2008, 10:44:40 PM
very nice, the only thing is, Every route that has an actual town, I spend more time exploring than I do running trains!  :D
And the problem is? :D

 It's looking very nice. To bad the buildings don't have snow on them. But still. 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 03, 2008, 11:34:42 PM
Thanks guys. I really appreciate it. I agree that those 1 street towns never looked right to me. The only problem that I have with making real towns is that it takes forever lol, and I am always worried that it doesn't look right.

I will definatly have to try the bricks thing, and I will search for some street signs, maybe a single traffic light.

And Bill, do you know how hard it is to find really good buildings that fit the era, and look really nice, let alone ones with snow. LOL.

Anyway, it means alot to me that you guys like it. It helps to keep me from giving up because I am bored of building a town that I am worried isn't good enough lol.(I need to stop being such a perfectionist lol)

I really think that I have something with this route. It combines my two favorite subjects, US railroads, and WWII. One of the features that I plan on having in this route will be a vehicle construction plant. Now I just have to find a good tutorial for GMax to try my hand at making Shermans in various assembly states.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on December 07, 2008, 12:49:27 AM
Al the shots look great so far.  Here are just a couple
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LRandC/Screen-December08-392.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LRandC/Screen-December08-1871.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 07, 2008, 09:02:21 PM
Is that trainz or KRS. If it is KRS, I am tempted to give it another try. I will have to try to find some user made content for it though. (Lack of available content is one of the reasons that I gave up on KRS)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 08, 2008, 03:01:52 AM
Wow, I didn't know that MSTS looked that good. I might consider picking it up on amazon.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 09, 2008, 01:39:00 AM
The built in stuff for MSTS don't look that good. There is some great looking 3rd party content though.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 10, 2008, 01:11:14 AM
I used to own MSTS, but I unfortunately lost/my brother's friends destroyed my second disk. I will have to pick it up again, like I said.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 11, 2008, 03:32:05 AM
Hey guys, I need your opinion on something. I am wondering if my tracks are spread out too far for a mainline, or if it is still realistic. Thanks in advance for the help.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_003-2.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on December 11, 2008, 10:45:16 AM
Yes, they are.  I think the widest spacing between tracks on a mainline is 15 foot between track centers (and I'm pretty sure that was out west somewhere)?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on December 11, 2008, 12:03:11 PM
Not strictly true anymore. I was reading in Trains a few months ago about the triple tracking and quadruple tracking of the Powder River basin and there they were spacing the track on 25'-0" centers. The reason for this was so they could maintain their very high volume of traffic by not issuing slow orders whenever work was being done on an adjacent track. The implication of the article was that this thinking was being appplied elswhere on high traffic lines where the right-of-way allowed for it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on December 11, 2008, 01:43:44 PM
Ah, that must have been what I saw.  Thanks for the clarification, George!  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 11, 2008, 05:15:27 PM
Hmm, well, it looks like it is time to tighten things up. Good thing that it is only one baseboard right.

Edit: Thanks for the feedback by the way. Also, does anyone else have a problem with starting a route or project, and getting sidetracked by another idea that seems more fun? It keeps happening to me. I have about twelve routes that I started, and then forgot.


Edit2: Ahh, this is much better, thanks again
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_005-4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 11, 2008, 11:23:48 PM
That happens to all of us at some point Alex. Why do you think I have so many projects going. :D

UP's standard plans call for a minimum of 15 feet center line to center line for parallel tracks. Nothing says they can't be farther than that. I've worked on enough railroad jobs were they had speed restrictions due to were our work was happening. There has been a few times that UP's EIC stopped our work and pulled use away from the track for 20 minutes so he could clear the main line. West and east bound full speed. Half dozen trains later we were back to work. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 17, 2008, 09:10:16 AM
One to make you use the scroll bar :P
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/WSOR-Local-2.jpg)

Just about finished I think, needs more dirt though :D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 17, 2008, 12:29:09 PM
Very nice Tom. I like it. 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on December 17, 2008, 11:15:47 PM
WSOR keeps their units clean... What are you talking about?  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 18, 2008, 06:48:08 AM
(http://tommyg.victrainz.com.au/Trainz/GT-Local-Freight.jpg)

This ones needs some more work, but it's getting there :P

And thanks for the comments guys ;D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on December 18, 2008, 06:59:48 PM
somebody likes my route..... ::)
looks excellent though. good work!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 18, 2008, 10:13:49 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/ce1afbdd38a9146ef6604496f5af11fd.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/c64a918e2ed8ea6946b8a119cc737570.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on December 18, 2008, 10:32:49 PM
Purdy darn sweet dare Billeh!!!   ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 18, 2008, 10:50:07 PM
Thanks Steve. Here is one more pic. ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/1385ee6d37c5bfe94dbe346eea9548c7.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 21, 2008, 05:35:41 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/f6877776ecab5bfa1f20d179508b9007.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 21, 2008, 07:29:11 PM
Minus the screwy trailer wheels, that tractor trailer is the best that I have ever seen in trainz. Is that another one of your projects Bill?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 21, 2008, 08:24:07 PM
That truck project is as old as my snoot project Alex. I started them both within days of each other 2 years ago next month. That thing is as big of a poly hog as my locos and it's only a scenery item. The trailer tires look screwy because I never got around to putting the axles under it. Maybe one of these days I'll do something about it. Brandon is just upset at me because I won't transfer the truck or the hopper in working on to his computer. :D


Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on December 21, 2008, 08:38:47 PM
That's a nice 379 you've got Bill. Hey, sharing is caring.... ;)
I understand about projects though, I've got 2 routes for trainz, a list of reskins, A couple of vehicles for RoR, alot of trailers for 18WoS ALH, and the list goes on......  :'(
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 21, 2008, 09:15:25 PM
When it's beta time for one of my creations I usually put it in his computer so he can check it out and I usually coach him on the things I tend to look for on betas. But if it's not in beta he don't get it yet. So in the mean time he stands over my sholder drooling on my key board. :D
 
Just in that last pic there is 7 items (excluding the route itself) I've made and put in game. Only 2 of them have been released. The lead loco and the track. Just in the custom/trains folder in Trainz I have 41 pieces of rolling stock in game I have not released yet. (very little of that has even made it to beta testing) That don't include the ones that haven't made it in game yet or all the other scenery, spline. track, texture and products I have going either in game or not in game. (or the stuff I've released already ;)) I'm trying to brake myself of the habit of getting something in game then starting something else. :P

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on December 23, 2008, 04:57:07 PM
Your a lucky kid Brandon, I wish my dad knew this stuff. I'd prolly learn a-lot more b/c I have someone showing me, unlike these stupid tutorials. Stuff looks good bill!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 24, 2008, 01:19:31 AM
Train verses truck. The age old story. :D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/914c27f7d011a0e84478772bae7ea3d1.jpg)

More Western Region in progress. ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/aa1d8c714649aa5928ac6ec360492c04.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/734a7eeb88d9e3f388fa8152e74b3e18.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/84ca264c2fad8d4dee457757b310129c.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/f88e9fab3ee1b3f1ab87db5d93665f5a.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 28, 2008, 06:48:24 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6fbb510a3753a8173cc794b5cbb973a4.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 29, 2008, 12:09:59 AM
That is a beautiful looking route, and those ballast cars and snoots look great.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 29, 2008, 02:03:05 AM
Thank you. :)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on December 29, 2008, 11:07:57 AM
Looks good so far Bill  ;D

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_028-2.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_029-2.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on December 30, 2008, 09:04:36 PM
Central of Georgia
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/46494d3790c33e9ede068ed07e4c599a.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 01, 2009, 03:21:58 PM
Woot. CofG
Too Bad 'highhoods and fail' took over the poor CofG..
Anybody got an SD70ACe? I sure do.
in CofG
:D
Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dnorris on January 01, 2009, 05:35:07 PM
Nice looking pete truck Bill where did you get it from :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 01, 2009, 07:21:08 PM
It's an unreleased, unfinished project that he started.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 01, 2009, 11:44:07 PM
Nice looking pete truck Bill where did you get it from

It's an unreleased, unfinished project that he started.

Adam has the right of it. It's one of many. I thought about releasing it but at just over 28,000 polys it's as bad as a semi detailed loco including the trucks. (the tires and wheels are 18,000 polys by them selves. I went a little overboard on it :D) I am making some lower poly Pete's but who knows when I'll get around to finishing them.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 02, 2009, 01:00:17 AM
Nice Units Ryan. Really like the OB SW1500+slug

Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on January 02, 2009, 01:45:25 PM
Never ask Ryan to test his skins. God help you, as well, if he isn't done with them... If he decides to send you a CDP, it'll probably be some nonsense like this...

Thanks, Ryan.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 02, 2009, 02:09:19 PM
Dillon..
I know. I wasnt asking to test his skins, i was wondering where the SD60M came from. I know now, its NS_37's unit.
Nuff' said.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on January 02, 2009, 03:21:42 PM
Dillon..
I know. I wasnt asking to test his skins, i was wondering where the SD60M came from. I know now, its NS_37's unit.
Nuff' said.


There WAS a picture there. It was an inside joke with me and Ryan.

Its not all about you.  :D

Quote
« Last Edit: Today at 11:50:05 AM by NS_37  » 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on January 04, 2009, 12:20:13 AM
yes Ryan, yes we can...

William :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 04, 2009, 07:49:42 PM
Apples?

...yea, umm.
We can tell Ryan...just release the damn things already. ;D

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 06, 2009, 12:24:27 PM
Here's a fictional set of power for Philskene's Port Ogden & Northern for TRS.

(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/5571/ponhu8.jpg)
And some Coast line power for phosphate trains
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3688/scl2ul6.jpg)
Leasers?
(http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/941/cefxgk9.jpg)
Some Lackawanna action with a local...
(http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/1406/50134365ua0.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 06, 2009, 07:36:38 PM
That SCL looks kick ass Mike!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 06, 2009, 08:43:52 PM
sexcellent work, Mike

Sexcellent, that's how I got into this baby thing.......


lol

Tanks Guys!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on January 06, 2009, 08:45:01 PM
The wife had the kid already?

Why wasn't I informed?  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 06, 2009, 08:57:43 PM
Why weren't YOU informed??  If she had the baby already, the question is why wasn't I informed?  lol

She's due May, 8th, and I found out today we are having a girl, this should be a fun ride.  I need to update my weapons and ammo collection.  Remember, GUNS don't kill people, angry fathers do!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 06, 2009, 09:43:50 PM
*awesome*

Yes, please!  :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 07, 2009, 06:18:40 AM
Sweet screens Mike - love the Seaboard.

And congrats on the baby thing - nice one!

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dnorris on January 07, 2009, 06:48:27 PM
Hey nice to see your back dermmy long time on see :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 07, 2009, 07:27:35 PM
Hey nice to see your back dermmy long time on see :D

Agreed!  Nice to see ya Andy! 

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 08, 2009, 02:26:19 PM
Couple more "what-if" skins.....  Thanks to NS_37 for these incredible models!
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8037/cirxzl1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on January 08, 2009, 03:52:17 PM
nice skins 22alpha . now you need to release them ;D. still waiting on that seaboard system GP40-2  you did awhile ago.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 08, 2009, 04:53:43 PM
Oh god, that thing was horrible, I mean horrible!  I did do another version, I'll have to dig up a pic.  As soon as I have permission I will post what I can.  Thanks for the comments.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 08, 2009, 09:39:58 PM
WOOT! Chattahooche Valley!
Great skin's Mike, even if CIRR wouldve never used power that big, get Justin to make you a GP11 too  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 09, 2009, 06:58:15 PM
Yeah....Hmmmm Hope you reading this Justin, a small Geep is pefect! :)  I think I harass him enough as it is.  I'm going to do a SW1500 in this scheme next.
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8168/cirr30pj7.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 09, 2009, 09:30:41 PM
liking the U-boat. they look great mike!  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 09, 2009, 10:08:00 PM
I love U-boats!  Keep working on them!   :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on January 10, 2009, 02:02:48 AM
I got bored...

CN southbound along a retention pond just west of Junction City, WI.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/724b040365b3820c4387c380e504edc4.jpg)

The same train in full dynamics coming into Junction City.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/61cebb00a4db39269bd961d660effa93.jpg)

After making a set out and a pick up in Bancroft Yard, the train highballs out into the farmlands yet again.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/0c859f940501b2d99c22360912ee7417.jpg)

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 10, 2009, 02:04:26 AM
Missing CN already Steve?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on January 10, 2009, 02:12:32 AM
Nah.  I get to play with the CP stuff all day so I figured I might as well play with some stuff I can't play with if I'm gonna play at all.  There would have been CoW SD70M-2's on the point if SOMEBODY would have came through...  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 10, 2009, 10:37:00 PM
I decided to take a pic from my current project and enter in the screenshot of the month on Auran's forum.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/PicofthemonthReading.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 10, 2009, 11:11:15 PM
Not bad, but you'd better get a support under that bridge before it collapses!  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 11, 2009, 12:08:13 AM
It has a support. It is just hidden by one of the box cars. I will probably end up adding one more right before the yard though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 11, 2009, 11:30:19 AM
Ferrous, your taking Georges job lol,
on that type of bridge the pier is always positioned between the two truss sections, having the in the middle of one wouldnt work.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 11, 2009, 02:45:53 PM
Ah, okay, I will have to try to fix that. (I might just change the bridge entirely because of the yard underneith the bridge. It is hard to find room for the piers.

Unless, of course, you guys have any suggestions on how to fix the bridge without messing up the tracks below.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 13, 2009, 04:00:52 AM
 :o :o :o :o :o

 ;D
Tom :)

P.S. What is it? Looks like a GP38E (E for Elephant :P)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 13, 2009, 04:14:34 AM
That looks pretty cool. Very unique looking. Is it based on a real locomotive design?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on January 13, 2009, 06:18:58 PM
That paint scheme looks awesome. Those elephant ears are an interesting addition as well.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 13, 2009, 10:51:06 PM
Nice work ryan. What were the HT-B trucks typically run on?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on January 14, 2009, 08:12:52 AM
.....you didn't seriously do that....

 :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 15, 2009, 02:10:01 AM
Well, after hours of work, I have finally finished my first reskin. (well sort of, it still needs to be weathered, but I am not sure how yet.) What do you guys think? (I know that it isn't as good as the better quality reskins out there, but hopefully it doesn't look too horrible.)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090114_0000.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090114_0001.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090114_0002.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090114_0003.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 15, 2009, 03:05:37 AM
By the way, I need a favor from someone here on USLW. Could someone please help me find a good picture of the Bee Line service logo. Thank you very much.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on January 15, 2009, 01:33:08 PM
for reference this? (http://www.x635photos.com/albums/userpics/thumb_BeeLineOld.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 15, 2009, 03:31:59 PM
Nope, I am referencing the logo on the side of this locomotive. (My current project, a U30C)

(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/rdg/rdg6301gea.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on January 16, 2009, 03:34:57 PM
Thats a simple logo, just draw it up in photoshop.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 16, 2009, 04:00:51 PM
Yeah, that is probably what I am going to do. Thank god I got the stupid line to go away. Been working hard on the engine, and it is starting to look acceptable. Also, does anyone know where I can find a tutorial on weathering. (The one on World of Trainz doesn't get all the way to the weathering section.) The engines would looks so much better weathered, but I unfortunately don't know how to do it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 20, 2009, 10:38:22 PM
Well, she is all weathered up and awaiting permission to release. What do you guys think of her.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_002-4.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_003-3.jpg)


(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_004-4.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_005-5.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_006-3.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on January 20, 2009, 11:03:19 PM
Shes looking good jade great work! ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 21, 2009, 12:31:53 AM
Well, another one is out of the painting shop. I have really dirtied up the U30C, and it is ready to pull some coal.

Also, a special thanks to Bill(Slave-Driver) for helping me get everything working correctly. Between restoring my hard drive, textures turning white, and the uncooperative lights, this engine sure has been difficult. But I think that it looks pretty good. What do you guys think.

Also, a few notes. First of all, I hope that the Bee Lines Service logo looks good. I did it myself.  Second, I know that the Reading logo is missing below the window, but due to a mapping error with the texture file, the logo wouldn't work right. I also couldn't resize it without losing quality, so I have decided to leave it out.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_001-5.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_002-5.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_004-5.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_003-4.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_005-6.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_006-4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 21, 2009, 06:24:08 PM
It would look better if the image was bigger so you could get more detail out of it. But considering that it still came out looking nice. Good job Alex.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 21, 2009, 06:31:06 PM
Looks good jade,

I've been doing some weathering myself lately but hit a road block when I decided to weather up cloakedghost's Conrail slug and forgot to clone it in CMP >.< Blast it all, now I need to go redownload it.

I will learn sooner or later. I just reskinned some AC6000 by gumbytrains but the liscense says I cant redistribute or modify it in anyway. So I'll have to email him and see if I can release it and what not. It's always better to read license first, then reskin and what not I learned. :P

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on January 21, 2009, 08:28:49 PM
Good luck contacting gumbytrain Adam, he disappeared a while ago.

They look good Jade. I really like that SW1500
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 21, 2009, 10:06:37 PM
Thanks, yeah the weathering isn't that great on the U30C, and I made the mistake of not creating a copy of the file before I flattened the layers. Good news on the SW1500, I got permission to release it. Now I just have to make sure that the config is in order, and figure out how to release it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 22, 2009, 05:32:47 AM
A quartet of snoots heading into the bay area with general goods.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/fb784753a73b58412a2c798e193e301e.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on January 22, 2009, 03:04:07 PM
Very nice bill!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 23, 2009, 12:57:02 AM
I have another loco completed. What do you guys think. I am hoping that I have the coloring correct, I have been tweaking it for a while. This and the SW1500 are now awaiting approval for the DLS. It is a GP9M by the way. Reading actually never owned a GP9, but I couldn't find a GP7 high hood.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_020-4.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_021-3.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_022-4.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_023-5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 23, 2009, 01:09:15 AM
switch out the trucks, the model isnt great itself but i guess itll do, pretty good reskin, the Reading lettering doesnt look in the right place though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 23, 2009, 01:15:10 AM
Kinda looks to pale and washed out. I think half the challenge is getting the color right in Trainz. Not bad though. I think your right Niko. I think the name on the side should be higher like just above the handrail.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 23, 2009, 01:42:11 AM
Yeah, it is too far back. That's what I get for pretending that a GP9 was a Gp7 lol. Yeah, it is still too pale. I will have to do some fixing on it. BTW, what trucks do you recommend Nikos?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 23, 2009, 02:48:40 AM
well, I adjusted the logo to the correct placement. I also darkened the skin a bit. Hopefully this is better.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_001-7.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_002-7.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_003-7.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_004-8.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 23, 2009, 02:57:56 AM
Lots better. :)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 23, 2009, 03:06:48 PM
overhauled default Auran F7. I was telling Ryan, this is like getting a cheap HO model and detailing it to be something nice.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/debc025c6d749d9a4471865d32c35751.jpg)

the ATSF Warbonnet has a working mars light.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/3262d2da18af1b98aedf15a6e6a45b5d.jpg)

heres comparison between the default (stock) and the re-worked:

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/7d69d558f1c96f6ed6c371dad26bad21.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 23, 2009, 03:15:24 PM
That is pretty beautiful. I love that scheme, especially the white on the nose. I will probably end up doing the same for a Reading F7. By the way, are non paint shed reskins of Auran stuff releasable.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 23, 2009, 04:55:25 PM
Those are the sexiest F7's around - beautiful stuff!!!!!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 23, 2009, 05:32:43 PM
That looks about 200% better Justin. WOW! :o

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 23, 2009, 06:12:55 PM
overhauled default Auran F7. I was telling Ryan, this is like getting a cheap HO model and detailing it to be something nice.
*snipped, regrettably*
It's...beautiful... :'(


 ;)

EDIT:  I don't suppose we can expect to see these any time soon, seeing as they're based off the Auran model?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 23, 2009, 06:16:19 PM
That's a huge improvement!  It's good to see someone doing something about those F7's at last.    :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 23, 2009, 06:18:20 PM
they will be available soon. if protrainz can modify the f7 and pass it off as payware im sure i can detail/texture it and offer it for free.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 23, 2009, 06:26:44 PM
lol, failware.  Very nice Justin, thanks for the facelift!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 23, 2009, 06:58:04 PM
I love that Southern unit Justin, the nose looks a bit squashed in but texturing and detail is awesome! Cant even tell it came from that ancient model.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 23, 2009, 09:30:19 PM
spinny doodle, agreed!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 24, 2009, 11:55:46 AM
they will be available soon.

Music to my ears!  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 24, 2009, 09:09:46 PM
Some sort of pullman coach. Oh, what do I know.

@NS
You are friggin awsome due! A well overdue update to those poor locomotives.

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mrail on January 24, 2009, 11:48:42 PM
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e272/mrail/Trainz/CSXinJesstonmillsmall.jpg)

A shot from a steel mill layout I made a while ago.

BTW, I cant wait to get my hands on those F7s
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 25, 2009, 12:29:38 AM
There already out bud ;)  http://trainzforums.com/index.php?topic=1336.msg18330#new
Nice screenshot too, you did I good job on that route.

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mrail on January 25, 2009, 12:46:11 AM
oops

Thanks though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 25, 2009, 01:55:50 AM
Well....thats a rather creative way to fix a logo that has worn off a loco :P

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 25, 2009, 03:38:27 AM
Amazing.....


(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/sou_038.jpg)

Love it Justin ;)

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 25, 2009, 01:39:24 PM
Damn you all to hell...excellent locos+excellent setups=win  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 25, 2009, 04:16:58 PM
...and rust, dirt, maybe some chipped paint..
 ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on January 26, 2009, 12:45:29 AM
Mmmm.....SD60Ms.... ;D

Decided to reinstall TRS06. Just need to get better content now...

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a120/ericmp/sou1.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a120/ericmp/sou2.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a120/ericmp/sou3.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a120/ericmp/sou4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on January 26, 2009, 01:49:57 AM
Wow...  The version of Tidewater I have looks quite a bit different than that...  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on January 26, 2009, 11:28:38 AM
Steve if only we could show pictures.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 26, 2009, 07:13:02 PM
A pair of Reading F7s pulls a cut of coal hopppers toward the mine.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_004-9.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 26, 2009, 08:26:05 PM
Not bad, Jadebullet!  Just don't forget to fix the ARN...  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 26, 2009, 08:36:12 PM
time to break out the polly-scale "grimy black" and "rr tie brown"   :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 26, 2009, 09:39:16 PM
>< that is my second mistake. The first was that I didn't have my graphics up all the way. Man is this F7 deserving of the name F7.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 26, 2009, 10:54:16 PM
Thank you. That means alot coming from you. I think that I may have found something that I am good at.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 26, 2009, 11:12:43 PM
Agreed, excellent work.  And I would have to say you wasted NO time getting down to business.  Keep at it, and let's see some more, don't forget there are textures in there for a B unit too!

Nice!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on January 26, 2009, 11:23:00 PM
ill take a western maryland F7.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 26, 2009, 11:29:30 PM
Hmm, I guess that I have to download the blank template so that I can make a B unit.


Edit: Well this is odd... It seems that someone bred a Reading F7 with a Southern F7.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunsetsailor/3077594396/
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 27, 2009, 01:16:43 AM
Well, you are lucky that WM has the same color as the Reading did on their F7s. Here we go. By the way NS_37, what are the rules about releasing reskins of this beautiful locomotive. (BTW, I am still trying to figure out how to disable the ARN on the loco so that it will stay the Running number that I put in. It keeps changing it when I start the session.)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_005-9.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_006-7.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_007-7.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 27, 2009, 02:12:45 AM
Here's my crappy attempt :P
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/TLCW%20Stuff/F7ATLCWFinished.jpg)
F7A Units 9000 and 9001 pull out of the TLCW Depot after being repainted from the Southern livery into TLCW's livery...

Hmmm, needs ditch lights :P

Thanks for the update Justin ;D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 27, 2009, 03:15:15 AM
This is what happens when you flaunt a psd for a hot loco in front of me. ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_c558b3bcc0cffeda2472e282dccd68f3.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/c558b3bcc0cffeda2472e282dccd68f3.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_6a8ef3eefb1ad64ebb827ee689c206e5.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6a8ef3eefb1ad64ebb827ee689c206e5.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_83f356462fde2b131faaecfbc32b77b8.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/83f356462fde2b131faaecfbc32b77b8.jpg)

Encountered a couple mapping issues I managed to work around but I'm satisfied with the results. Only one thing that would make it better. Justin, would it be to much trouble to relocate the side ARN panels strait back so they are between the rear side doors and the back end of the loco? Out side that I'm happy with it. Now for the B unit. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 27, 2009, 03:34:03 AM
I liked the Sou - a lot - but the ATSF is magic!!  I celebrated by throwing some 'grass' around on the Clovis at Trojan and swapping the lo-poly track out for a few yards of George's beautiful mega-poly stuff and set this up....

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/Clovis%20Sub/c2screen_061.jpg)

FYI Trojan is still single track, so the track layout on the route is pretty much as it was when these beauties ruled the rails.

Kinda liked this one too...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/clovis2/atsf_f7_10.jpg)

Andy ;)

Edit  You bloody idiot Andy - forgot the freekin' headlights - DOH!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 27, 2009, 03:35:05 AM
Well, you are lucky that WM has the same color as the Reading did on their F7s. Here we go. By the way NS_37, what are the rules about releasing reskins of this beautiful locomotive. (BTW, I am still trying to figure out how to disable the ARN on the loco so that it will stay the Running number that I put in. It keeps changing it when I start the session.)

to disable the ARN look in the config and remove the number high and number low entries from the extensions container. this will cause the script to forget ARN.

tommyg: Ryan just put ditch lights on his with no problems. i might put out a ditchlight kit for it since its ready to have fully functional ditchlights that even flash.

Bill, that is HOT. ill see about getting you an im file set up for it.


oh- dont forget that the mars light really works on that ATSF unit. i have yet to see a screen with it on... oh yea thats right i forgot to tell you that you press "1" on the keypad.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 27, 2009, 03:39:13 AM
Also Bill, looks like you will need an updated WP unit behind those F's :)  Glad to see it out there.  Oh yes, those F's are pretty nifty....
Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 27, 2009, 05:38:58 AM
Looks even better as a A/B/B/A lash up. 8)

image 1600x700
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_d45935d20da3f947b129fcc1d68b7fad.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/d45935d20da3f947b129fcc1d68b7fad.jpg)

Thank you Justin. That would be perfect. Were I have "Western Pacific" on the side of the "B" units is were it's suppose to be. With that ARN moved to the back I can raise the name up to were it should be then a couple touch ups on the B unit and this ones done. NEXT! ;D

Maybe not an updated one but at least a cleaner one Mike. LOL!

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 27, 2009, 07:09:54 AM
In agreement with Bill..
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/TLCW%20Stuff/F7-TLCW-Complete-Set-TN.jpg) (http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/TLCW%20Stuff/F7-TLCW-Complete-Set.jpg)

;D Looking forward to the extra lights Justin (and Ryan.. :P)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 27, 2009, 09:09:30 AM
Attempted weathering...
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/TLCW%20Stuff/TLCW-F7-Set-Weathered-TN.jpg) (http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/TLCW%20Stuff/TLCW-F7-Set-Weathered.jpg)

Getting there :P

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 27, 2009, 02:23:20 PM
hot damn. If only auran had known what they're missing.  :D excellent work to all of you!  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 27, 2009, 03:29:37 PM
>< you beat me to it Bill. That was the next scheme that I was going to work on. Oh well, time to search for a new scheme. Hmm, maybe LV. Not sure though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 27, 2009, 04:41:51 PM
Just a small note to those re skinning this F7. There is a small mapping error by the front window. I ran into it on the body on both sides at the top/ front of the engineers and conductors side windows. That piece is mapped on the bottom of both front window corner posts. If the whole cab is one color and no stripes are in that area there is no problem. But with the orange and silver meeting there it gave me headaches until I figured a good compromise.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 27, 2009, 04:50:15 PM
Once I realized the psd was available it took all of 3 minutes. (long enough to download it and open it in Photo Shop ;) )

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 27, 2009, 05:01:58 PM
You did a really good job Bill. I have started yet another reskin of this Loco. I think that I might be addicted to reskinning it lol.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 27, 2009, 08:08:47 PM
lol jade, this loco has really facinated me but the skinning job on it for me was a pain in the butt!
After finally figuring it out I created this....not a master peice but after I dirty it up I think it will look good.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_168.jpg)

God this loco's has a shiny gloss! :P

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 27, 2009, 09:34:49 PM
Guess I should make post 2100 a good one.

 The California Zephyr 30 minutes out of  their final destination of Oakland Ca. Not even bad weather will make them late today. ;)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/e6ff8404.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/ec002853.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/8518d319.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/3bbd3f35.jpg)

I pressed the 1 on the key pad while driver and the Mars light didn't go? I'll have to try the unmodified SF one to see if that one works.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on January 27, 2009, 09:36:51 PM
Great stuff Bill, Love the bridge shot!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 27, 2009, 09:51:35 PM
Wow, that bridge shot actually makes me feel like I am there. I can almost smell the rain, and feel the slight coolness of the air when I look at it lol. (I have an over active imagination. ::)) Great job.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 27, 2009, 10:53:19 PM
I got thinking about the mars light. Those pics were in 04. It works in 09 though. Very cool Justin. 8)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/cced94cf.jpg)

I just haven't got all my downloaded content into 09 yet. :P I really need to do that. Is the red light suppose to come on when you go into Emergency?

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 27, 2009, 10:54:25 PM
Just finished my reskin of these amazing F7's!
This actually turned out pretty good. Thanks for pointing out the error Bill, if you hadnt I would have been bashing my head for hours trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with it as my original plan was to do something in that location.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_176.jpg)
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_177.jpg)
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_172.jpg)

Now just to get them all dirty, I hate clean locos. :)
Many thanks for there amazing F7's Justin!

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 27, 2009, 11:00:16 PM
So you let me do the head bashing instead. What a bud. What a pal. LMAO! Took me 3 hour to figure that one out. I was about to leave the error their when I accidentally found it. Needless to say I was getting pissed by then. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 27, 2009, 11:36:38 PM
WIN


(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/774b9b932447a67b150eb4295bf19522.jpg)


so they don't work in 04 huh? i was hoping they would but i don't have one to test in anymore. the red light is supposed to come on when in emergency, but i didnt track down what emergency is in TRS. there is room for improvement as i did include the red light and flare, except there is currently no way to activate it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 27, 2009, 11:48:42 PM
win agreed. nice work justin.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 27, 2009, 11:55:23 PM
Yes...that's a big WIN!  These look mahvelous, Justin.

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  Just me being selfish again...any chance of an NYC skin?  They would look great along the Hudson.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 27, 2009, 11:59:40 PM
Major win.WOW :o! Looking at were the yellow separates the brown and orange by the corner window post I take it you fixed that small mapping error.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 28, 2009, 12:16:08 AM
That is a very beautiful skin. The emergency brake is the pause Break button for me. I am pretty sure that it is the default key.

My skin is coming along nicely. It had a pretty intricate nose, so I have spent this entire time getting it right. (I was trying to get a curve right before I became smart and used the line tool. I felt really stupid because I was trying to do it pixel by pixel for about an hour and a half.) I will hopefully be able to get the majority of it done by the time that I go to bed tonight. If not, it will get done tomarrow.

Does anyone know the rules about releasing the reskins that we have made?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 28, 2009, 12:26:18 AM
reskins are free to be released. this only increases their popularity so im not complaining.


Bill the only mapping i reidd this time around were two pesky squares on either side of the cab over the windows that were somehow getting their color from the top of the nose. i also revised some of the grab iron mapping for this engine. let me tell ya, auran did not map this thing in a very nice way, i have had to fix several things but the trouble is you only find them if doing certain schemes. the first time i opened this the grabs and a lot of other details were mapped all in one big jumble in a patch of texture. it was really sad.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 28, 2009, 12:31:48 AM
Okay cool. I just wanted to make sure that it was okay first. It is nice having a high quality F7 to play around with

By the way, do you have any plans on updating the Alco FA-1 at all? (I think that it is an Auran item.)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 28, 2009, 03:11:06 AM
OH YAH I defiantly believe you on that Justin. Seeing what I did just on this fairly simple skinning I saw many places for improvment. You or I would be embarrassed doing that poor of a mapping job. Thank you for the effort you've put into this F7 to make it better. The mapping you mentioned is the one I was talking about. With that correction I can fix the top of the nose on these WP units.

Oh! Buy the way. Does anyone want a Black Widow schemed F7? ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_60aaa5245f50e9982d4aa9a8173d3713.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/60aaa5245f50e9982d4aa9a8173d3713.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 28, 2009, 03:15:45 AM
hehe, gonna do a BW soon too. you know you can remove certain parts in the config mesh table, like those lift dealys on the nose and the sidskirts.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 28, 2009, 03:37:08 AM
I saw that in the config but forgot to set auto-create to "0". Just did it now that you reminded me before I forget again. This one needs 4 digit run numbers on the sides at the back. Damn. This is getting fun. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 28, 2009, 04:55:14 AM
Well, I got another one out of the paint room. Who wants an Erie Lackawanna?

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_001-10.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_002-10.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_003-10.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_004-11.jpg)

I like this shot alot. (though it would look better with either PRR or LV instead of the WM.) I agree Bill, this is fun
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_005-10.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 28, 2009, 10:32:47 AM
WIN

 :o :o :o :o :o
WOW...when can we expect these beauties?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 28, 2009, 02:29:39 PM
:o :o :o :o :o
WOW...when can we expect these beauties?

When you stop asking!    ;D 

We should have these up later today!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 28, 2009, 03:20:48 PM
Once Justin gets done with the updated mesh I'll be releasing the ones I've done. One more skin for me and it's back to work on a different project. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 28, 2009, 04:25:27 PM
I will be releasing mine as soon as I do some finishing touches.

I have a few questions though. Does anyone know where I can find the file to modify the color around the side portholes, and the part around the front number boards, and the hand rails/grab irons?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 28, 2009, 06:26:58 PM
I'll trade you questions. :P

The file name is f7_sfred_c for you jade.
Now my question is how in the hell do you change the color on top of the cab with file f7_sfred_b without making the back black too?? Thank you!

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 28, 2009, 06:52:27 PM
In the lower left hand corner, there is an L shaped piece of black that looks like filler. That is what is hooked up to the roof. It takes some playing with to get it right.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on January 28, 2009, 06:56:27 PM
WTF....thats what that is, thanks man. :) :P
Sean will like this one.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/Screen_191.jpg)

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 28, 2009, 07:37:49 PM
I will be releasing mine as soon as I do some finishing touches.

I have a few questions though. Does anyone know where I can find the file to modify the color around the side portholes, and the part around the front number boards, and the hand rails/grab irons?

on map c there are a bunch of squares near the bottom, those are mapped with most of what you asked about. the number board housings are mapped under the doors on map b, to the right of the cab roof.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 28, 2009, 09:48:59 PM
Nice LV F7 Titaniclover. Thanks NS_37.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 28, 2009, 10:40:27 PM
Hey, Bill.
Is this the maping error that you were talking about.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screen_009-3.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 28, 2009, 11:33:02 PM
Thats the one. I know it's fixed on the GN F7 but I don't know if Justin has updated anything else yet.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 28, 2009, 11:45:52 PM
Do you know if there is anything that I can do to save my skin from the error without starting over?

Edit: okay, copying it to the GN one wouldn't work, because I still want to keep the single headlight version.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 29, 2009, 12:15:05 AM
You'd probably need the new PSD's....

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 29, 2009, 12:26:45 AM
They are the ones available in the reskin kit right? I am downloading them now. So what do I do? Do I copy the image that I am currently modifying onto the new image file? Or do I have to start over, or what do I have to do? Sorry, I am still new at this. :-\
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 29, 2009, 12:31:16 AM
Actually you'd need both the new/fixed .im file (that has the corrected mapping) and the new PSD's that were used on it..

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 29, 2009, 12:34:17 AM
Thats the one. I know it's fixed on the GN F7 but I don't know if Justin has updated anything else yet.

Bill

i promise you i didnt change that at all on the GN model. i know its wacky there, but im staying away from changing that area because of the silly way its mapped.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 29, 2009, 12:37:18 AM
So is there any fix for the problem, or should I just move the line forward a few pixles.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 29, 2009, 12:58:38 AM
If you look on the last pic jade posted at the very top just above the side window is the part I was talking about. At the base of the corner post were your strait line is blurred and distorted is another mapping issue I really didn't expect Justin to mess with. After working the skin for a while I got a feel for how it was mapped even without seeing a pic of the unwrapped UVW and any way you look at it that would be a difficult place to map well. After tinkering with it for a few hours I don't think you can get that looking good enough to make a believable strait line in that spot. My best suggestion is to move that part of the red a little forward and/or made the angel of the red on the side a little steeper to get it away from that spot. A little higher on the corner post or a little farther away towards the nose would take care of it.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 29, 2009, 01:14:20 AM
That is a good idea Bill. On a whim, I adjusted the line forward 8 pixles, and that also solved it. Thanks again though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 29, 2009, 02:33:03 AM
And I've been trying to get that spot to look it's best on all 4 of these. ;D

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/0a92908d.jpg)

These are sitting in the unfinished  Western Pacific Stockton yard looking for work. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 29, 2009, 03:33:54 AM
Those look very nice. You can barely even see the spot.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 29, 2009, 07:19:11 AM
Very nice skins guys :)
Here's what I've been doing...
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/TLCW%20Stuff/TLCW-F7A-Special-DLights.jpg)
All they need now is a script (hint hint :P). The white stripe was added for safety (since the front was 'too dark') and the yellow stripe (which goes around the whole body) will either have it's colour changed or gotten rid of :P

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 29, 2009, 08:40:46 AM
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/TLCW%20Stuff/TLCW-F7A-Special-DLights-2.jpg)
Added marker lights and moved the ditch lights. Almost done now :D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 29, 2009, 09:24:22 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/special/gn_f7-02b.jpg)

Superb skin once again Justin....
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 29, 2009, 01:21:30 PM
Added marker lights and moved the ditch lights. Almost done now :D

Tom :)

you could have the ditch lights work with the bell key by using http://www.jointedrail.com/content/Freeware/ditchlight/ditchlight.rar

and adding an extra part of your mesh table like this.

Code: [Select]
ditch_fr
  {
    mesh                                "ditchlight.im"
    auto-create                         0
    att                                 "name of the attachment you want the corona on"
    att-parent                          "name of the ditchlight model"
    effects
    {
      dl_corona
      {
        kind                            "corona"
        att                             "a.corona"
        texture-kuid                    <kuid2:45324:10100:1>
        max-distance 2000.0
        max-size-mul 8.0
      }
    }
  }
 
  ditch_fl
  {
    mesh                                "ditchlight.im"
    auto-create                         0
    att                                 "name of the attachment you want the corona on"
    att-parent                          "name of the ditchlight model"
    effects
    {
      dl_corona
      {
        kind                            "corona"
        att                             "a.corona"
        texture-kuid                    <kuid2:45324:10100:1>
        max-distance 2000.0
        max-size-mul 8.0
      }
    }
  }


then in the extensions area of the config where the number high and number low is put this

Code: [Select]
ditchlight "1"
if you do this right then they will flash alternatively when you press the bell key.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 29, 2009, 07:48:22 PM
Wasn't really what I  intended on doing but it looked cool. ;D

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/7ea8b40e.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 29, 2009, 09:12:41 PM
They are looking mighty sweet.  Bill, can you do an NYC one with a mural of the Hudson River, maybe with Bear Mountain Bridge along the side?   ;D  Just kidding.

Justin, I noticed in the mesh table posted above..."max_size_mul 8.0".  This same line in the Conrail SD60 config elicits an error message in TRS2006.  You know...the one saying the tag max_size_mul isn't allowed in the container.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 29, 2009, 10:16:06 PM
this is a CMP bug, the tag is effective and valid. if you remove it, the coronas wont look like they should. i actually had to request that they fix this for 2009/CM2 and they did.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 29, 2009, 10:52:11 PM
OK...error message ignored.   :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 30, 2009, 01:44:42 AM
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Werribee%20Valley%20Route/TLCW-F7-Coal-3-TN.jpg) (http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Werribee%20Valley%20Route/TLCW-F7-Coal-3.jpg)
F7A Class leader #9000 'Sir Tom Anderson' leads 3 other F units through the coal loaders...

Couldn't get the script to work Justin, it even made Ryan think.. :P

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 31, 2009, 03:31:26 AM
Very nice Ryan ;D Time for a night shot..
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Werribee%20Valley%20Route/TLCW-Coal-F7-Night-Edit-TN.jpg) (http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Werribee%20Valley%20Route/TLCW-Coal-F7-Night-Edit.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on January 31, 2009, 04:51:10 AM
Finally made time to transfer my downloads folder from 04 into 09. 14 hours latter. :P (I need a faster computer and one that don't mind multi tasking. ;))

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/3458c5f5.jpg)

Now I can move forward again.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 31, 2009, 05:42:19 AM
I knew the picture would turn up someday.

 ;D

keep that Ryan, there will be an SD70 sometime.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 31, 2009, 05:03:39 PM
Very nice pics. Both of you.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 31, 2009, 06:39:13 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_130.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_132.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 31, 2009, 07:57:35 PM
Those shots are great looking. I love the signal in the first one, and the second one looks almost like a photo. What is that building? Is it a Crib style grain elevator?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 31, 2009, 08:09:31 PM
You'd have to ask George. I honestly couldn't tell you.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 31, 2009, 08:16:47 PM
I have to say that those F units really add to a scene, just like the real engine would. I wonder if Auran will come out with there own version to "wow" us with engineer's edition.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 31, 2009, 08:36:04 PM
see that's what shows how much a company cares about their product. If a modder can put that much detail into a default mesh, then there's no reason that the company couldn't have done it other than they don't care that much.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on January 31, 2009, 09:03:30 PM
Yeah. Or they make a nice looking locomotive, except that the measurements are off. Or, and this one is pretty bad in my opinion, they release a game, for build routes, and setting up a database for the release of the actual game later in the year, except that the game itself doesn't support alot of the older things. Such as trees. That is the one thing that really pisses me off about 09, is the fact that the older high quality trees, don't work any more(you can see through them) because the new engine doesn't support them. Then, the one tree that they do give us that works, looks like crap. Then, when one creator manages to figure out a way to keep his trees from looking like crap(JVC), Auran went and "fixed" an issue that was how JVC was getting the trees to show up well. (Thankfully this "fix" hasn't affected me at all for some reason.) By the way, JVC has stopped making trees and other vegetation for 09 because of this.

But hey, it could be worse. It could be difficult to get user made content, and support for it like it is with KRS. (There is some nice stuff out there, like Nikos's site, but other than that, it is pretty rare to find some good US stuff. And don't bother asking questions on KRS's forum. You will basically get the message, we don't support this. Locking thread.) That and their creators don't really seem to care about their customers that much either. A bunch of people have been asking constantly for more US stuff. We are then treated to other KRS players saying that we should be happy with our route and that we should shut up about "US crap."(happened to me several times.), our threads are deleted, or locked, and the reason that they give is, we are demoralizing the dev crew, by saying that they are playing favorites with the UK stuff, and stating the fact that if they don't give the rest of the world some content, that they are going to probably pick up a different game.

Anyway, sorry for turning this into a rant. I do agree with you Campbell. Auran kinda sucks at making good content, and it is up to content creators, to fill in the gaps.


Edit: I figured that I would get back on topic with a pic of my latest reskin that I have been working. (took about 5 minutes.)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090201_0000.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 01, 2009, 12:32:45 PM
Finally made time to transfer my downloads folder from 04 into 09. 14 hours latter. :P (I need a faster computer and one that don't mind multi tasking. ;))

Bill

EMAIL ME :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 01, 2009, 03:37:21 PM
1 to 2 weeks I'll know for sure Tyler. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 01, 2009, 05:03:24 PM
I wonder if Auran will come out with there own version to "wow" us with engineer's edition.

I hope you're kidding.  If you want to see what they call "wow", check out the Default SD40-2 in 09.  It's wow alright, wow what a joke.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 01, 2009, 05:44:31 PM
Agreed. The SD40 is pretty bad, but at least it is better than the older default SD40.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on February 01, 2009, 05:45:36 PM
It's wow alright, wow what a joke.

(http://uslw.net/content/members/007007/gif/ohsnap.gif)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on February 02, 2009, 12:04:08 PM
Agreed. The SD40 is pretty bad, but at least it is better than the older default SD40.


textures are better, the level of detail is better. But the old SD40 proportions (scale, and size in relation to other objects on the locomotive) are a lot better than this new one. on the new one the handrails are almost at thick as my leg and it seams a little wider than normal (to me). and the MU cables are about half the size of my wast. (when they should be more the size of the current hand rails)

and yes it's a joke lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 02, 2009, 01:14:55 PM
The thing I don't understand is that Justin spent the time to send them accurate drawings and plans.  Yet Chris Bergman, did nothing with it.  That doesn't surprise me one bit, he's an ass clown.  The level of ignorance over at Auran is unreal. I'll tell ya, I was amazed at some of the built in routes (yeah I know some came from other versions) I wouldn't want ANYONE to see those.  Since when were there fields of green in Harlem?  Have they ever been to Harlem? Or at least looked at pictures?  There is nothing green in Harlem, except what the few street level drug dealers have.  They should WAKE up, why not ask creators like gfisher, and derrmmy and other fine route builders to put their stuff in there.  Look what Justin did to the F7 in a few hours!  Auran would have been better off closing the doors after 04.  Oh yeah, and the only thing Chris Bergman should be doing at Auran, is cleaning the bathrooms, because as we know there is plenty of filth included in 09.  Rant mode Off.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled screenshots.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 02, 2009, 01:43:35 PM
Well, at least they have the route builder pretty well done. It's alot better than KRS's sad excuse for a route building program.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on February 02, 2009, 01:59:30 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/f8e329ebfc6b41aa740fd0f51d370dc8.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 02, 2009, 02:40:16 PM
DAMN!  She's looking good!  Nice work.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 03, 2009, 02:53:34 AM
On March 15th, 1975, the failing Penn Central railroad was forced to pay it's considerable debt to the Reading railroad. With now money to pay, the Penn Central sold all of its assets to the Reading. This merger was the key to saving the Reading from being dissolved into a proposed consolidated federal railroad. With the acquisition of trackage rights to both NYC and PRR track, the Reading had a straight shot from the coal mines, up to the harbors in New York.

One of the things that came out of the merger was the Reading's acquisition of all of the Penn Central's running locomotives. The Reading didn't want to go through the process of repainting all of the locomotives into Reading colors because they were still in financial danger. On the other hand, they also decided that simply patching the locomotives was too bland looking. They instead chose to follow a middle path. All of the PC logos were patched over in black. Then, living up to their nickname of the Bee Line, they painted yellow stripes on the rear, and painted other parts in the same Reading yellow. Thus the yellow jacket scheme was born.

Here we see a two SD40 Yellow Jackets, and a cream and green Geep pulling a string of coil cars through Gerrardsville.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090203_0000.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090203_0001.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090203_0002.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090203_0003.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090203_0004.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 03, 2009, 04:05:09 AM
Jade your reskins came out pretty nice.  Getting better each time you make one.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 03, 2009, 11:42:32 AM
Yeah, I've gotta say I like those.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 03, 2009, 01:37:02 PM
Wow, thanks guys. I have to say that I really like how these turned out. This was just an idea that popped into my head while I was bored, and I didn't actually expect it to actually come out good.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on February 03, 2009, 06:05:32 PM
I got bored again lol
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/gallery205.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 03, 2009, 06:09:32 PM
WHAT.
Dude. Hooker being pushed by a RS. What will they think of next... Cab Porn Movies?!
 :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 03, 2009, 06:22:17 PM
*NEW* From wierd-insertions.com! Watch this girl take an entire train!!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 04, 2009, 10:14:22 PM
Well, I have completed my first reskin only using photoshop. I am kicking myself now because of how much easier it is to reskin these F7s when you use the reskin kit. (Before I was doing all of the shading and riviting by hand.  :-\ Oh well, live and learn.

Well here she is, with my first B unit too. It is in a Boston and Maine scheme that I saw in my one model railroading book. In my opinion it looks better on the F7 than the red and yellow scheme. I just hope that it is accurate enough. I could not find any pictures of this loco other than the nose that was poking out from behind a yard building in the book, and a VERY small image of an Athearn model.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090205_0000.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090205_0001.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090205_0002.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090205_0005.jpg)
I just have one question. Could someone please point me to the part of the image file for the B unit that is mapped to the unpainted area above the fuel tanks?
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090205_0004.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 04, 2009, 10:46:09 PM
The top of image f7_sfred_c.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 04, 2009, 10:54:23 PM
Thanks Bill. I appriciate it.

Edit:  :-[ It is on the B unit, which doesn't have a C file. All it has is A&B.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 04, 2009, 11:30:37 PM
I just looked in the "B" unit folders for the ATSF and GN units and that image is in both. It should be in their. If it wasn't in their that part would be white. Check again.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 04, 2009, 11:35:03 PM
My bad. I was looking in the reskin kit. Thanks again Bill.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on February 07, 2009, 11:01:08 AM
Not dirty enough!  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 08, 2009, 03:52:31 PM
Crossing the North Platte on the loop track just west of Glenrock, WY.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/orin44.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 08, 2009, 04:02:01 PM
So which one of your amazing routes is that George? It looks amazing.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 08, 2009, 04:29:09 PM
It is the route along the North Platte river of the CNW and BN from Orin Junction to Casper, Wyoming. I am perhaps 60 percent along, although it goes fairly fast between the towns and it is mostly just grassy prairie and a little woodland along the river. The Big Muddy Oil Field is coming up next.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 08, 2009, 04:43:39 PM
It looks like alot of fun.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 09, 2009, 01:08:36 AM
When did they start drilling for muddy oil?   ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on February 09, 2009, 04:55:26 PM

Well here she is, with my first B unit too. It is in a Boston and Maine scheme that I saw in my one model railroading book. In my opinion it looks better on the F7 than the red and yellow scheme. I just hope that it is accurate enough. I could not find any pictures of this loco other than the nose that was poking out from behind a yard building in the book, and a VERY small image of an Athearn model.


The B&M red and yellow scheme is badass. The blue scheme, not so much. That looks like a mix between the New Haven and Boston and Maine late scheme.. The only blue F-units I know of are completely blue, some with the B&M Logo and some with the Minuteman.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 09, 2009, 05:00:50 PM
They did have that scheme on some F units. I am not sure about F7s, but they had at least one F2 in that scheme. (If you look on page 64 of the latest model railroader magazine they have a good picture of one, though the blue is a little darker. Of course I get this after I finish the paint scheme going off of a tiny thumbnail.) The yellow and red scheme does look nice though, especially on the RS3s.

(http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/graphics/140/L8035.jpg)

The plain blue doesn't look that great in my opinion.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2160/2613492071_8d58bdc235.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 09, 2009, 06:50:36 PM
They had an F2 unit painted like jadebullet's reskin, #4256.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 09, 2009, 07:22:41 PM
Thanks for clearing that up George. Hopefully it isn't too much of a sin that I painted an F7 in that scheme. So, is the scheme for a special reason?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 09, 2009, 09:09:37 PM
here ya go jade  :)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/MRing.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 09, 2009, 09:39:47 PM
It looks like someone has the latest issue of Model Railroader. ;)

That gravel pit article really inspired me. By the way, what company is the locmotive on the front. (Blue and yellow RS11)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 09, 2009, 09:52:14 PM
I think it is fictional. Woodsville Terminal Railroad, or something. He had a nice Lamoille Valley RS3 too. I never did get atound to skinning one of those.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 09, 2009, 10:04:58 PM
Yeah, I like it too. I might get around to painting one of those, and then patching it into a custom shortline to go with my gravel pit. Yes, I know, I once again got distracted into modeling a new route. Maybe one day I will finish one. ::)

I will tell you what though, that was a really nice cement mixer that he had. And that front end loader was beautifully weathered.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 09, 2009, 11:18:56 PM
Yeah, I have to say that those Alco RS units are sexy I do see what you see about it not being an RS11. Was it a modified locomotive or something? It looks very similar with several differences, such as the front hand brakes.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 10, 2009, 12:08:46 AM
It looks like someone has the latest issue of Model Railroader. ;)

That gravel pit article really inspired me. By the way, what company is the locmotive on the front. (Blue and yellow RS11)
I mostly read it for the scenery ideas. When I do my new layout i'm going to really focus on scenic-ness.  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 10, 2009, 12:21:21 AM
I know what you mean. Scenery is everything, and I have to say that your routes are very nice. (The ones that I have seen when you posted them. I haven't really downloaded any routes from anyone other than the R&N route, and a Gfisher one that runs pretty good until my laptop overheats and shuts down. Who the hell puts all of the cooling fans on the bottom of the laptop and then gives it no clearence? I melted my cooling pad slightly.) I got a 2 year subscription to give me ideas for trainz, along with several other MR books, such as freight yards and the Locomotive Servicing terminal one. They are very useful.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 10, 2009, 11:40:07 AM
Now my routes are melting laptops?      :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on February 10, 2009, 12:16:37 PM
Now my routes are melting laptops?      :o

Nah, just keeping them in shape.  Whenever I think my laptop's getting a little soft, I fire up the Loops and run it until it crashes.  Perfect workout! ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on February 10, 2009, 09:44:58 PM
climbing up grade at TERRA ALTA,WV on the B&O WEST END also known as CSX's  MOUINTAIN SUB.
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/lsstaten/LSSTATEN_20090208_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 10, 2009, 11:44:10 PM
Now my routes are melting laptops?      :o

I get some smoke every once and a while, but it's well worth running your routes!  Almost like having a fast car and not burning out once and a while.....  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 11, 2009, 12:21:58 AM
Don't worry George, it isn't your fault. The idiots who designed this laptop only gave it about a quarter sized hole on the bottom to serve as a cooling system.

Anyway, here is a few pics of my current WIP. Mainly at the gravel pit that I was talking about. Oh, and the headlight isn't on because the locomotive is pushing the coal cars. (before you get me on that.)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090211_0002.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090211_0011.jpg)

My screen of the month shot.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screenofthemonth.jpg)

By the way, this RS11 is mapped really funny in my opinion. It is hard to find where peices begin and end because of how it is mapped. There are no outlines of the loco itself, but I think that the loco came out pretty good despite of it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on February 11, 2009, 11:09:18 PM
Wow, that's nice route, Jade! ;)

Keep working on your owner route! :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on February 11, 2009, 11:35:33 PM
Nice work! I recognized those shots almost instantly, was just looking at that article yesterday, gotta say it was some of the most realistic model railroad scenery id seen in a long time.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 12, 2009, 12:12:07 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah, that article was a great inspiration.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 12, 2009, 12:17:01 AM
I'm sitting here lookin at the MR and I have to say, that's pretty close!  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 12, 2009, 02:04:43 AM
Thanks. I have to say that the texturing turned out really good. It was actually something that I was worried about, that and making it look like it was dug out.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 12, 2009, 11:49:05 PM
Well guys, I need your opinion on something before I start texturing and laying frogs. I have just finished laying, labeling, and changing the switches for Mayburry yard. It is not actually going to be in the town of Mayburry, but rather on the outskirts. I am wondering if you guys thought that it was prototypical enough for a small yard. It has two sets of Classification yards, and the main two commodities that are sorted are logs from the nearby logging project, general goods from the freight depot, and gravel from the gravel pit, though it also can house other things that a small freight yard would. Speaking of the logging project, I have the same question about how it looks at the moment. Is it realistic enough? Keep in mind that on both, there are more details to model.

Looking North. You can see where the mainline and the Gravel branch rejoin.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090213_0000.jpg)

Pic of the yard looking south towards what will eventually be Mayburry. The logging spur and the service area for the Mayburry Gravel CO's engines is on the left. On the south side are the engine scales and on the right is the freight depot.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090213_0001.jpg)

The yard's car scales. The gauntlet track is for the locomotive to ride on so that it doesn't **** up the scales. (The cool part is that it works with the loco on one track and the rest on the other without derailing the train which makes me happy.)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090213_0002.jpg)

The freight depot
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090213_0003.jpg)

The engine shed. The RS11 is inside, while the RS3 sits on the garden track. The RS3 was just acquired by the Mayburry gravel from the LV and is awaiting new paint, and some new parts.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090213_0004.jpg)

A close up of the fuel truck that refuels the locomotive.(Though it is in weird colors, it fits the B&M bluebird scheme thankfully. It is the best truck that I could find that came close to the tankers from the 60s that they used.)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090213_0006.jpg)

And of course, the logging spur ends at this logging, clearing, thing.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090213_0005.jpg)

Please let me know what you guys think.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 13, 2009, 12:09:14 AM
What do I think? I think I'll have a beer. ;D It's looking good so far. Looks like you should add the straitening tool to a couple tracks in that yard and you might want to half the spacing from one track to the next in the yard. (I think they use  something like a 16 foot on center for most yard tracks depending on the yard layout.) Looks to spread out to me. That one siding going into the trees has a kink in it at the tree line.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 13, 2009, 12:20:13 AM
Yeah, I noticed the Kink too. I will have to fix that. The spacing is a bit wide, I do agree with you there, but it is sort of a comprimise in order to get the turnouts from being really sharp. By the way Bill, thanks for making this track. It works great.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on February 13, 2009, 12:22:56 AM
You need to find someway to blend that track in, its sticking out like a sore thumb right now, way too clean and bright for the environment its in.
Edit: the tracks you are using in the second group are alright, Bills white mainline ones in the first shots dont fit though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 13, 2009, 12:28:07 AM
Thanks Alex. Maybe a little ballast ground texture under the tracks. That's 09 so you can do 5 meters. Ideal for that.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 13, 2009, 12:43:00 AM
Oh, I fixed the bright mainline. It is now the darker version. You are right, it doesn't look good for the environment. It is more of a western ballast. You are right Bill, I do need to add a little shading under the rails. I just haven't gotten around to it yet, and the yard isn't even textured yet.(it is still textured for the surrounding woods lol)

By the way, do you have any suggestions for a ballast texture?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 13, 2009, 01:38:36 AM
I'd suggest the ground texture that goes with that track but I haven't finished it yet. Not sure when I will either. I'm working on something else at the moment. Out side that I haven't a clue right now.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 13, 2009, 01:44:02 AM
Meh, it doesn't matter anymore so don't worry. I have found a nice combination of ballast textures that look pretty good. This route has to be my favorite that I have worked on so far, and now I have a place to fill up those ballast hoppers once you are done with them.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RailKevin on February 13, 2009, 06:47:57 PM
Are those tree stumps your creations, or are they on DLS?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 13, 2009, 07:32:57 PM
DLS, I think that they are built in in 09 by the way. I didn't download them, they just showed up when I searched for stump in the content finder. They might be from Northbay Country(the NG logging route that 06 had.) but I am not sure. They are pretty nice detail wise.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 13, 2009, 10:08:47 PM
Your on a good start Jade, but if you think realistically, you gotta add more than your generalistic industries. Stone and Lumber, thats a good base. Now branch off of it... Think: Where does stone go when it needs to be processed?
               Stone
                /   \
      Concrete  Asphalt

And continue to branch off there. Also, adding like a scrap Yard, where 1 gon a week goes makes for a little scene filler.
I, am a Shortline Set up pro. No-matter the size, i can give you a Roster, Track Speed regs. Locale, etc. etc. If you ever need help, IM me: Xthorsthammerx
I'll help you to make the Mayburry Gravel A successful shortline.
Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 14, 2009, 01:23:39 AM
Oh, don't worry, I am already planning ahead. This is just the start. The gravel/agragate is going to be shipped up to a cement plant much further up the line. The mainline itself is owned by B&M, with the CV having trackage allowance, along with CP.

Mayburry Gravel is going to be my main focus right now, in the section that I am working on. It is a small shortline that mainly focuses on loading the cars with Aggragate, and performing local work in Mayburry yard, as well as taking the dropped off logging flats to the logging area, and bringing them down to the yard where they are picked up by mainline traffic.  The Mayburry Gravel Company currently owns two locomotives, an ex-Seaboard RS11, numbered 51, which is in charge of working the yard, and gravel pit. They also own and Ex-LV RS3 that they owned before they got the RS11. The RS3 is unfortunately out of commission and sitting on the garden track as it waits for the delivery of a new cylinder head. Its main use is going to be performing short hauls of things dropped off in the yard, and taking the gravel trains up to the cement track. The company is also awaiting an order of Ex-UP ballast cars that will be used by the Gravel company to lease out maintainence on the main, and branch lines in the area. ;) The owner of the gravel company is currently looking at purchasing a used B&M S2 for running a MOW train.

I don't really have the line fully planned out yet, but I plan on having the mainline remain B&M, and have some shortline action with the Mayburry gravel. Some ideas that I have for the routes industries other than the cement plant, and eventual lumber mill are a dairy(I am not sure about this. I will have to research dairies more. Maybe I will do a milk train, the ones with the reefers that deliver the large canisters of milk, but I am not sure yet.), some local produce areas in a few towns, definitely a scrap yard(a small one, like the one near my house. Probably served by one dead ending track.), and a few lumber distributors, like 84 lumber. These are basically brainstorms, and I am just taking the route one step at a time. I am trying not to over load myself with plans, because I end up staying too rigidly to them. As of right now, all I have are a few pieces of 8.5" X 11" pieces of paper with things drawn on it, such as the plan for Mayburry yard, the gravel pit area, and a very small overview of the part that I have done so far. I have to say that it is getting to be alot of fun, and I have a very nice group of textures for ballasting the tracks.

The mainline is going to be a single track main with passing tracks. I am using the Searchlight signals to signal most of the track, but I also plan on placing some older signals at random locations, as the B&M had some older signals on their lines even in the 80s. Hell, I might even use a Ball signal at some point. Talk about old school.

I will have to IM you some time, and we can talk about shortline operation. Thanks for the feedback, and if anyone has any other suggestions for things for the route, feel free to let me know.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 14, 2009, 04:23:35 AM
Well, how about some pics of my latest skin that I have been working on, a B&M GP9 in Bluebird paint. By the way, the dwarf signals are currently in a testing position, not their final position.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090214_0002-1.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090214_0001-1.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090214_0000-1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on February 14, 2009, 10:25:32 AM
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh406/SP_Guy/WaterTown.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 14, 2009, 01:26:11 PM

Why look at those SEXY BACHMANN USS Bulkheads!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 14, 2009, 01:28:15 PM
SURE he doesn't use Photoshop.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/grogstopped.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 14, 2009, 03:07:31 PM
That's the haziest I could make it without making it rain.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/407287ea.jpg)

Damn! I forgot to over sharpen it. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 14, 2009, 03:11:07 PM
Yup, that is what I was saying. You cannot reproduce his photoshopped shots without photoshop. What an idiot. By the way George, I want to thank you for making such nice Boston and Maine RS3s. That is one more thing off of my reskin list for my route, and they look great, especially the Red and yellow ones.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 14, 2009, 03:30:15 PM
Yup, that is what I was saying. You cannot reproduce his photoshopped shots without photoshop.

Therein lies the snag. GAG keeps saying he's not photoshopping his pics. He may well be telling the truth on that. After all, Photoshop isn't the only program you can do that with. That's why I've had no qualms about calling him a lier when he said that he did NOTHING to his images other than post them. Until 09 came out Trainz only saved in.tga format. Yet he was posting images in a .jpg format. To change it you need some kind of image editing program. Needless to say my post got deleted. Even if he did a Ctrl/PrintScr it still would have to go through some sort of image editing program to save it.

To tell you the truth I don't like the way the screen shots turn out in 09. It's almost like it's over compressing the .jpg image it saves and makes it look terrible compared to what was on the screen.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 14, 2009, 03:45:08 PM
Yeah, I know what you mean about the compression.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: CommanderHobo on February 14, 2009, 04:39:28 PM
That's why I use FRAPS...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 14, 2009, 06:59:00 PM
Well, after quite a bit of delicate work, I managed to create this shot of VMD's K5b Payware on my route. I have entered it in this weeks screenshot competition of course. (It is probably going to be hard to beat Sabertooth in this one because this is his forte.)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screenofthemonth2-20.jpg)
Oh, and while editing the shot, by accident I figured out why Grogstop's shots hurt my eyes. When he edits his shots, he is lazy and uses the auto sharpen, which is also why the sharpening is so noticable. If he took his time and sharpened it manually, his shots wouldn't look as unrealistic as they do.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on February 14, 2009, 07:28:23 PM
No photoshop.  Just crank the bad weather fog up, make it rain, and turn the particle effects all the way down...  ;)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/2ef1eb80ab79eaed9a02f5ccf06beebb.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 14, 2009, 07:37:33 PM
Yup, and that looks really good 007007. The problem with GrassAss is that he won't admit that his are altered. It is obvious that he sharpens the image, and the haze that he has in his pics is impossible to recreate in TRS. Where as yours has that beutiful effect of a train coming out of fog, his is just a light haze all over. The problem with him saying that it isn't from being altered is the way the TRS engine renders the fog. The fog is meant to hide the background a bit, and help for people that cannot run at the best settings. (Though you can also make great effects like yours 007007.) This means that the fog will be in highest concentration farther away from your perspective, but will also try not to screw up the fore ground, so the good weather fog will just barely appear near the camera on it's highest setting.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 14, 2009, 09:14:59 PM
Nice technique, 007007, but of course if you are trying to do a steamer it kind of wipes out the steam too.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/cs09.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 15, 2009, 03:33:38 AM
Well, I figured that I would share some pics of a Boston and Maine mixed freight, led by an RS3 and a GP9, as it heads north through the Mayburry yard, and continuing north on the B&M Mainline. I hope that you enjoy them.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0001.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0005.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0006.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0007.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0009.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0010.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0011.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0014.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0015.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0017.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0018.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0021.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090215_0022.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 15, 2009, 02:07:19 PM
Well done Jade. I especially like the third pic. I think it wouldn't hurt to move that track on the near side of the shop just a little further away from the building. If there is a piece of rolling stock parked their and they opened the side door of the building it would hit. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 15, 2009, 06:27:49 PM
LoL, I didn't even notice that door. Thanks for pointing that out. I love the third shot too.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 16, 2009, 01:10:33 AM
Ah, I was bored, so I decided to make this shot. It is early in the morning and this Boston and Maine RS3 is pulling a goods freight out of Mayburry after a crew change at Mayburry yard.

Edit: Well, after more work, and a little help from my fiance, I managed to make the image look nicer. I like how it turned out.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/BostonandMaineRS3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 17, 2009, 05:36:01 AM
I have another screenshot that I heavily modified in photoshop. If you are wondering why I am doing this so much lately, it is for two reasons. First, my fiance loves enhancing the screens with me, and actually told me today to go play trainz and make some screens, and second, I have started a Deviantart page to place my enhanced screenshots. My favorite is still my steam pic.

For this one, I did some work to the shot of the yard, such as adding a sun, and a small lens flare on the headlight, and then I made a copy of the background, turned it black and white, and then adjusted the transparency. I think that the effect turned out pretty cool. You can just barely make out some of the colors, such as the BAR State of Maine Boxcars, and the GP9.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Yard.jpg)

By the way, incase you were wondering, my deviant art is,
http://jadebullet.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: cascade on February 17, 2009, 01:27:35 PM
Maybe the door hinges opens inward...for RR acesss ? Nah...door threshold is too low to represent a loading dock door. Great shots !
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 17, 2009, 06:41:04 PM
Jade, add mikeshoots on Deviant Art, I'd love to all you're shots!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 17, 2009, 06:47:32 PM
Jade, add mikeshoots on Deviant Art, I'd love to all you're shots!

Mike

You are added.  ;D I am glad that you like them.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 18, 2009, 01:05:18 AM
Well, I am done the preliminary stages of yet another screenshot.

November, 1943, Mayburry Vermont. One of the dark marks on the town of Mayburry's history. An NYC express train led by engine 8841 was heading into the town at about 45mph during a very severe thunderstorm. About a half a mile before it reached Mayburry yard, the train had to cross a small wooden bridge across White's creek. Unfortunately, the flooded stream had washed out the bridge. In the dark, the engineer saw the washout too late as his engine steamed out of the tunnel. At 10:52pm, the sound of crushing and twisting metal was heard in the town of Mayburry. The locomotive left the track at 45mph and plunged into the streambed. Three of the loaded Pullman passenger cars piled into the creek behind the locomotive, pushing it up the embankment, before it rolled back down into the water. The other six Pullman coaches buckled, and left the tracks, taking out several trees, with two of them, ending up on their sides.

When the first of the emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found a pile of twisted passenger cars, spilled coal, and the twisted form that was engine 8841 spewing steam from its many wounds, and boiling the water which she sat in. Rescue crews worked hard into the night, and by the light of the next morning, 34 people had died, including the engineer and fireman, along with almost triple that wounded.

The line at the site of the crash was severely damaged, and the Boston and Maine, which owned the trackage rights, decided to close the line that lead through the tunnel, opting instead to lay track around the end of the mountain, which would allow for better visibility in the event of a wash out. About a month later, the Mayburry Gravel Company, having exhausted its gravel pit at the time, decided to buy the old mainline from the B&M along with the land around the tunnel for use as a gravel pit. They repaired the area of the wreck, replacing the track and the bridge, and thus saved the old mainline from becoming scrap. Another thing that came out of the tragedy was the emplacement of a 10mph speed limit on approach to and while crossing bridges on the mainline, as well as on the newly bought gravel rail line.

On November 5th, 1948, the 5th anniversary of the wreck, a memorial was erected in Mayburry, in remembrance of the 34 people who lost their lives that tragic night.

Local ghost myths claim that the site of the accident is haunted, and that on stormy nights, you can hear the haunting moan of engine 8841's whistle as it approaches its demise. Some that have heard it swear that it is the doomed trains whistle, while the more skeptical say that all that they heard was the wind, though you can see in their eyes that they don't really believe that.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/GhostofNYC8841.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on February 18, 2009, 09:38:57 PM
Interesting story Jade. Ghost storys are always fun. Maybe you should put a boiler at the bottom of the river or add the Ghost Hunters crew investigating LOL. The whole story reminded me of this picture.
(http://www.chuckstraub.com/images/ETtrainwreck4.jpg)
The story.
http://www.chuckstraub.com/eastthompsontrainwreck.htm
Hope to hear more from Mayburry .
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 18, 2009, 10:21:54 PM
Oh trust me, you will hear more about it. I am currently starting on the town itself. It is slow going though because I want it to be VERY detailed. I especially like coming up for backstory about things, like the wreck. Very interesting read on that real wreck by the way. It reminds me of a book that I have called Great Train Wrecks of Eastern Pennsylvania. It is a very interesting book if you are in to that sort of thing like I am. If I wasn't so busy lately, I would consider attempting to learn Blender or Gmax in order to create some things. One of the things that I have been mulling over is a couple of damaged locomotives, but I am not sure how it would work out or if I would be any good at making them. That and I know nothing about scripting or texturing in a 3D program. Maybe I will learn over the summer. As for now, it is just reskinning and route building.

I might put that boiler plate piece from the dls in the stream, but I am not sure. It isn't exactly high quality, so I am not sure if it would look good, or even be prototypical enough.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 19, 2009, 05:46:42 PM
what the bejeebles?!?! You honestly can't expect me to run a road-railer train thru that at 65mph can you?  :P

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Screen_136.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 19, 2009, 05:53:39 PM
That's what happens when the tunnel portals snap to the map grid. Blame it on ground movement and drop a speed restriction in front of it. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 19, 2009, 05:55:47 PM
Is there any way to stop tunnels from doing that?  There is nothing better than realizing that my tunnel that leads to the gavel pit exits the mountain way to the right of where it should.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 19, 2009, 05:59:29 PM
yeah it's a trainz thing. no one understands.... lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 19, 2009, 06:43:25 PM
There is a way to get it not to snap in place like that but I can't remember off hand what it was. Have to do some looking.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mrail on February 19, 2009, 07:39:08 PM
You could make a version of the tunnel the way bridges are normally set up in Trainz. This lets them aim more normally, but doesn't punch a hole in the ground. To deal with this, you need to use one of the hole punch scenery objects (i think vmd has some) to make a hole for each portal. I often have problems with the tunnel dissapearing because of being too far away for Trainz to show it, but the hole remaining. This makes a square spot that looks like sky :(.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: strench707 on February 19, 2009, 10:23:31 PM
MARC Commuter at New Carollton, MD
(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/NEC%20Route/Screen_006.jpg)

Davis
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 22, 2009, 02:45:31 AM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/ae926d0e.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/01d3ef27.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/040e0316.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/df6a8ff1.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/52dec539.jpg)

I really need to get more done on this route. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: smokeygear2 on February 22, 2009, 01:26:13 PM
Seems to me you got ARN to finally work.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 22, 2009, 02:01:53 PM
Seems to me you got ARN to finally work.
Yes I did. I just need to rework a couple numbers that didn't turn out to well and some othre things on the loco and it will be ready. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on February 22, 2009, 04:33:12 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/074ce687b14540b85392e5485618c3d5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 22, 2009, 06:18:49 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/ss02.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/ss04.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on February 22, 2009, 06:26:09 PM
nice csx pic nikos.speaking of csx nikos do still have the C40-8 you did in the all grey scheme. love to have it if you got it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on February 22, 2009, 11:46:17 PM
George...

Just, wow. My hat is tipped in your direction, sir. That is amazing work.

Looks like a "Low Clarence" sign is in order for the street nearest the under portion of that massive bridge.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 23, 2009, 12:08:40 AM
George, wow is right, the quality is simply stunning.  You sir, are proof of how powerful surveyor can be.

Thanks for making such stunning content and sharing it with us.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 23, 2009, 12:57:23 AM
My wife wanted  to take a train for a drive so I obliged. And of course she stopped to sightsee on the way. :D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_52631f27aa6226ebfc9bf049b426fff8.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/52631f27aa6226ebfc9bf049b426fff8.jpg)

And naturally it ended in a derailment. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: CommanderHobo on February 23, 2009, 01:42:55 AM
Wow George, that route looks incredible.

I know you've made several, which one is that?

- Dan
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 23, 2009, 12:22:36 PM
It's not really a route, just three baseboards to try out Ben's bridge....at the moment labelled "Secaucus Southern". I may eventually merge it into another of my routes, the Passaic Central.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 23, 2009, 01:03:28 PM
Or you could just expand on it. It looks really good. 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 23, 2009, 05:04:14 PM
that is one of the best shots I've seen in a while. Excellent work George! That picture makes me wish I could have grown up in those days, it was different life back then.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 23, 2009, 06:50:32 PM
Yeah, you could actually walk in Newark without carrying a gun.  :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 24, 2009, 07:41:56 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/ss05.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/ss06.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 26, 2009, 07:32:55 PM
Maybe george will make a route with the sun shining sometime!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on February 26, 2009, 09:04:43 PM
The sun NEVER shines in New England.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 27, 2009, 02:35:20 AM
Only because I could.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 27, 2009, 01:13:24 PM
George, I have to ask. What road is that with the shoulder for on street parking? Also, what sidewalk is that?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 27, 2009, 02:48:10 PM
Both road and sidewalk are part of my AASHTO series and are on the DLS.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 28, 2009, 01:33:48 PM
I have something that would look good behind those. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 28, 2009, 02:16:18 PM
Bill, a giant can of beer looks good behind anything. ;D

Are those SD70MACs? (Sorry, My identification of fat heads is very poor at best.)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 28, 2009, 02:58:34 PM
Ah, okay. Cool, thanks. And you are right, it is Alex. ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 28, 2009, 05:49:49 PM
Gota love those normal maps. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dnorris on February 28, 2009, 06:53:24 PM
This is revert counting coming here you don't have any reflectors strips on the side  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :o 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 28, 2009, 08:31:58 PM
This is revert counting coming here you don't have any reflectors strips on the side
I was wondering when someone was going to point that out. :D Actually not all of them have the reflectors on the sides. About 2 months ago just before I started making these UP had a ballast train in town here. That's were I got most of my pictures I used for reference. Maybe about 10% of the ballast hoppers that were here didn't have any reflectors at all on the sides. Some only had small white reflectors along the bottom body side, some others had the bigger yellow reflectors part way up the sides. Some had them in both places. I've been debating about if I should put them or not.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 01, 2009, 01:31:27 AM
I would say make it prototypical Bill. Make different versions so that we can have a mix of them on our trains. That is just me though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on March 01, 2009, 03:49:18 PM
Still overcast in Newark.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/ss07.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 01, 2009, 03:59:33 PM
Beautiful shot George. Is this still a WIP? By the way, is Jersey ever not overcast?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on March 01, 2009, 05:39:15 PM
The sun still shines in New jersey. Dunno yet jadebullet, maybe it will becone a short switching route. Its a nice antedote to miles and miles of Wyoming prairie.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/ss08.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 01, 2009, 10:00:13 PM
I don't know what part of California your talking about Ryan but We haven't seen the sun all day. :D

A little busy at the service rack today. ;D



Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: matruck on March 02, 2009, 04:07:11 AM
Howdy Everyone,
Only joined your site yesterday,Thank you for the amazing content so far.I was wondering if i could ask a favour of George,Could i please find out sum more about your Wyoming Route please,Your attention to detail is unbelievable,Anyway keep the great shots coming fella's and thanks again.
Cheers Mick. ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on March 02, 2009, 11:37:59 AM
Hi Matruck - The Wyoming project is the route of the BN and CNW along the North Platte river from Orin Junction to Casper where both railroads had division yards, a distance of some 50 miles or so. I began the route three years ago at Orin and have now reached the outskirts of Casper where there are some large oil refinaries, having passed through the Muddy Creek oil field. In the east the terrain also extends to Shawnee Junction on the CNW where today's line into the powder river basin begins and I have about 20 miles of terrain into the basin. To the south-east the BN extends down past the Glendo reservoir to another junction whose name escapes me at the moment, perhaps another 30 miles. Perhaps I'll finish it this summer sometime.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 02, 2009, 02:38:20 PM
Question George. How many tracks is the mainline and who actually owns it, BN or CNW. I am just wondering because of the CNW's thing with running their trains on the left hand side of a double main.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 02, 2009, 03:30:16 PM
George something of interest for you, Rick (GAURC.us) has two videos probably from the mid to late 70's, one is all about the opening of BN's Gillette/Orin line.  Two parts to the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ICc02OMZoY&feature=related

Hope that helps.....

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on March 02, 2009, 05:26:48 PM
jade bullet - They are, or were, two single track mainlines, and they paralleled each other sometimes just yards apart and sometimes a mile apart on each bank of the river. The CNW line was refered to as the "cowboy line" and ran to Lander, Wyoming, a line from somewhere to nowhere. At one time the CNW contemplated extending it to either Portland, Oregon or Eureka, California, but common sense prevailed and they never built the extension. It is almost all torn up now and no longer exists. UP aquired the section of the line into Shawnee Junction when they bought CNW and that became their entrance to the powder river basin. BNSF owns the BN line obviously. I tried to get those CNW signals to work, but the creator was no help at all and refused to provide instructions of how to use them, and the thread I started with him in the old forums crashed with the forums, so I said the hell with it and am using other trainz signals.

Mike - Thanks for the video link. I shall look at it with interest.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on March 02, 2009, 08:07:52 PM
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/unnamed_20090301_0014.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/conrailman/unnamed_20090301_0025-1.jpg)

I hate the way TS2009 saves the screenshots...it makes them all pixely :(

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: matruck on March 03, 2009, 02:39:37 AM
Thanks,
Thanks for the reply George i appreciate it,Great shots there Adam. :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 04, 2009, 12:26:55 AM
3 phase II's pulling a west bound mixed freight. ;)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/b75b99db.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/57793fce.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/72ed655a.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 04, 2009, 03:09:26 PM
(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/stories/pageone/norfolksouthern37_20090304_0003.jpg)

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/stories/pageone/norfolksouthern37_20090304_0004.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on March 04, 2009, 10:23:08 PM
I like the look of that Kodak scheme Justin! Great shots.

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on March 05, 2009, 12:46:41 AM
The bluebonnet looks great!  What other roads are you planning to put out on the C30?

Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on March 05, 2009, 02:12:22 AM
I have the Conrail and CSX ones and they are very  nice!  My rockin' railroadin' heart still yearns for a U-boat...i.e. pre-C30.  Maybe someday?   ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 05, 2009, 08:27:13 PM
Wow, those GE's look great in that scheme. I still cannot wait for a good looking Reading Uboat. (I am so happy. I found a real U30C in Reading colors about 15 minutes from my house. ;D along with a Reading F7A, SW7(?) and several other locos.)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 06, 2009, 05:16:10 AM
i had to post this. Mike and i talked about having the toasters belch a flame now and again, well today was the day.

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/stories/pageone/norfolksouthern37_20090306_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: matruck on March 06, 2009, 06:41:13 AM
Amazing work NS_37,
I can't wait to add these to my collection.
Cheers Mick. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 06, 2009, 12:27:58 PM
Nice fire breathing dragon. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on March 06, 2009, 01:01:09 PM
nice i didn't know that fire could look so that in trainz lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 06, 2009, 03:56:30 PM
Bring yer weenies!  Time for flame grilled goodness! 

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on March 06, 2009, 08:29:25 PM
Here's something from billm001's PBRR route, featuring NS_37's fantastic looking Southern F7.  ;D

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Southern_F7_1.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Southern_F7_2.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Southern_F7_3.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Southern_F7_4.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Southern_F7_5.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Southern_F7_7.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Southern_F7_8.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Southern_F7_9.jpg)

Robby

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on March 06, 2009, 11:47:47 PM
I got something for ya, Ryan!  ;)

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9976/21520311.jpg)
Feel free to tear my routebuilding efforts to shreds, should you feel inclined to do so.  ::)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on March 07, 2009, 06:49:39 AM
I would, but I'd rather gag at that piss-poor job I did on painting that unit

[puzzled]Are we talking about the same thing - I have always reckoned this skin one of the best around...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/temp/screen_102.jpg)

Andy[/puzzled]
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 08, 2009, 10:05:03 PM
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7127/pandoratrainz.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on March 09, 2009, 02:54:36 AM
As I said at the other place - great screen!  Maybe a tad too 'clean', but now I'm just being a picky old fart.  Love it...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 09, 2009, 12:08:46 PM
Question, where did you get the concrete pad? Great shot by the way.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 09, 2009, 02:37:42 PM
(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/stories/pagetwo/norfolksouthern37_20090309_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 09, 2009, 02:44:55 PM
Beautiful locomotive. I have to say that, though I don't like CSX that much, the Chessie System was a beautiful railroad.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 14, 2009, 03:02:04 AM
Yes Please.  Stop hoarding content and give it up!  :P

Pony Up the Goods!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on March 14, 2009, 03:22:59 AM
give up the chessie SD50's.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on March 16, 2009, 07:54:16 AM
Clovis 2 has two main operational features - a ballast quarry at Pedernall and a junction with the Union Pacific at Vaughn - so it is not entirely impossible that a UP train could load at either the unit train loadout....

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/temp/screen_050.jpg)

... or at the older loader alongside the main line...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/Clovis%20Sub/c2screen_075.jpg).

Thanks Bill, these are great cars!  Now if only some kind soul would skin 'em for the Big New Santa Fe I could fill up the Pedernall yard......

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 16, 2009, 01:15:53 PM
It shouldn't be in the to distant future and we should see some other skins for this hopper coming out. ;)

I really like that top pic Andy.  Most excellent looking. 8)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 16, 2009, 01:52:49 PM
(http://jointedrail.com/images/stories/pagesix/sweet.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 16, 2009, 02:19:49 PM
I like what that station looks like in the woods like that. Great shot.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on March 16, 2009, 04:36:08 PM
Damn that nice.  :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: MarvinMartian on March 16, 2009, 07:40:36 PM
@ Dermmy: great shots, Clovis 1 is awesome, and I suspect that Clovis 2 will be equally so.   :)

@ Mike: I see you're getting some use out of the CORP's  ;)  They should be hauling lumber products though  :P hehe

Leroy
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dnorris on March 16, 2009, 07:50:29 PM
Sorry Bill ;D Montana rail link ballast hopper reskined off of S-driver up one's
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dnorris on March 16, 2009, 07:57:17 PM
MRLl pic's
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dnorris on March 16, 2009, 07:59:57 PM
MRL pic's
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 21, 2009, 07:33:44 PM
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8489/epicwinborder.jpg)

shameless double post
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dnorris on March 21, 2009, 08:17:48 PM
(http://jointedrail.com/images/stories/pagesix/sweet.jpg)

That GN loco look like what sitting static at the old Great northern station at whitefish montana 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 21, 2009, 08:38:37 PM
probably because that IS whitefish station...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on March 21, 2009, 11:48:32 PM
hi i just joined a couple of days ago. or was it a couple weeks? i dont know. anyway, i just got done going through is section of screenshots, and i really liked Dietrich172's pics of his route. i was wondering, has it been released yet, or is he still working on it?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on March 22, 2009, 12:15:53 AM
Last time I checked he was still working on it, and probably will be for the rest of his life :P

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on March 22, 2009, 12:58:17 AM
Thanks for letting me know. :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 22, 2009, 06:39:52 AM
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7859/landingville.jpg)

Generally i dont like to photoshop my screens (although i do add borders), but i really couldn't be bothered loading up TRS again just to turn on the headlights.

William :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 23, 2009, 12:16:28 PM
That is a BEAUTIFUL paint scheme on that locomotive.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on March 23, 2009, 03:52:50 PM
I like it.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on March 24, 2009, 12:40:11 PM
Okay, so I cheated a little and used photoshop. Big deal... I still like how it looks.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/29ea9cf1322b35b467ffab1921a2c66c.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 24, 2009, 01:15:53 PM
holy crap dude. those look real nice.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on March 24, 2009, 03:05:00 PM
More ****ed up focus. LOL

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/560ff6df7c1864464869e02b2e325c22.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 25, 2009, 03:32:15 AM
I just had to. ;D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/thumb_6757c711d2100b34ff50ffa9ef7ac788.jpg) (http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6757c711d2100b34ff50ffa9ef7ac788.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on March 25, 2009, 04:14:46 PM
Holy shit I finally posted a pic! :)  I got bored one day and created this.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 25, 2009, 08:24:37 PM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/96c25533.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on March 26, 2009, 04:28:47 PM
Quote from:  link=topic=605.msg21133#msg21133 date=1238091442
Bill, if that's the route I'm thinking of, those CSX SDs are far from home.  ;D

You can tell you're a commuter guy... Can't tell a GP from an SD...  fail...  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 26, 2009, 05:20:25 PM
I count 6 axles on that front unit, as well as the second and maybe the third. Correct me if I am wrong, but that would make them part of the SD series, not the GP series.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 26, 2009, 05:43:02 PM
well you obviously can't count because thats 4-axle power :o

William
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on March 26, 2009, 05:49:37 PM
I count 6 axles on that front unit, as well as the second and maybe the third. Correct me if I am wrong, but that would make them part of the SD series, not the GP series.

Dude... Jade... MAJOR FAIL!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 26, 2009, 06:17:00 PM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/96c25533.jpg)

Bill

Sorry for the image quote, but we are talking about the same image here right, because these engines look like they have 3 axels per truck, though I could be wrong. It is kinda hard to see.

Edit: Okay, I was wrong. That is just the spring box(I think.) It is very hard to tell from the angle and distance, but judging from the size of the fuel tank, I would have to agree that these are GPs. My bad.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 26, 2009, 06:36:21 PM
Heres a better one for ya ;)

(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/8970/csxgp40.jpg)

William
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: CommanderHobo on March 26, 2009, 07:51:58 PM
The single fan on the dynamic brake grid is a dead giveaway that they're GPs...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 26, 2009, 08:06:06 PM
The single fan on the dynamic brake grid is a dead giveaway that they're GPs...

You learn something new everyday. But yeah, those are GPs alright.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on March 26, 2009, 09:19:23 PM
I thought they were C40-8's at first.

JUST KIDDING.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 27, 2009, 02:25:41 AM
I have failed the great train gods. I beg for their forgiveness.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 27, 2009, 02:33:06 AM
I have failed the great train gods. I beg for their forgiveness.
You can't have it yet.  You need to grovel and cower some more. :D 

I have a great idea. I'll make a special SD unit just for you Alex. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 27, 2009, 02:57:28 AM
I'm feeling generous.  Here's a special SD and a GP unit just for you. ;D

SD
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/6cc3f3f5.jpg

GP
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/f3a95c67.jpg

Hope you like them. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 27, 2009, 03:12:42 AM
*bill sets a new standard of detail within the industry*

+1 :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on March 27, 2009, 03:15:32 AM
GP's, SD's...what the hell's the difference?  One damn motor and one damn fan... ;D  Oh...and the horsepower to mass ratio...and... :D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 28, 2009, 02:34:08 AM

(https://webspace.utexas.edu/warnerwt/picard-facepalm.jpg)

Aw, I love that the photo lmao ;D

+1 for Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 28, 2009, 01:33:31 PM
GP's, SD's...what the hell's the difference?  One damn motor and one damn fan... ;D  Oh...and the horsepower to mass ratio...and... :D

Cheers,
Fred

The tractive effort,  cost of the loco, the amount of space it occupies in the consist...  ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on March 28, 2009, 02:22:49 PM
General Purpose and Special Duty  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on March 28, 2009, 07:49:16 PM
early csx
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/lsstaten/lsstaten_20090328_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 30, 2009, 12:17:05 PM
General Purpose and Special Duty  ;D

Don't forget the father of them both. Branch Line. ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 30, 2009, 09:13:43 PM
Oh, so that is what that stood for.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 31, 2009, 05:52:53 PM
Resolute Soldier.
hehe.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 31, 2009, 08:40:45 PM
Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 31, 2009, 09:24:11 PM
Symmetrically Deficient.  Genetically Pathetic.  Pathetically Asinine.  Swaggering Wino. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 31, 2009, 09:53:16 PM
Ass Clown 4400
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on March 31, 2009, 10:24:25 PM
Erotic, Motivational and Deviant
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on April 01, 2009, 05:19:10 PM
You All Are Gay


 :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 01, 2009, 05:50:23 PM
WTF you guys fail.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 02, 2009, 07:35:48 AM
On a drizzly Fall day a few years ago I came upon this short BN local shoving a couple of hoppers into a silo in some small town in North Dakota.  I missed the drop but caught the locos as they eased back along the decrepit siding to the main...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_004.jpg)

... I walked quickly along the overgrown trackside fence and got a front-end shot of the trailing unit, #2321...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_003.jpg)

... before cutting across the tracks for a shot of the other side of #2328.

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_002.jpg)

All three shots from TRS06 on my unreleased Indiana & Ohio route.

Jointed Rail Payware - I finally weakened, just too good to walk away from!

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on April 02, 2009, 11:26:46 AM
Nice pics, Dermmy, they have a nice sort of dreamy quality to them. I was always partial toward the old BN color scheme.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 02, 2009, 04:50:34 PM
Does Jointedrail take moths as payment because that is all that is in my wallet. :'( Those locomotives are damn sexy. I am just glad that they haven't released any Reading Lines payware because I don't think that I would be able to resist. lol.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on April 02, 2009, 05:11:56 PM
Does Jointedrail take moths as payment because that is all that is in my wallet. :'( Those locomotives are damn sexy. I am just glad that they haven't released any Reading Lines payware because I don't think that I would be able to resist. lol.

*Justin and Mike sees post; makes reading locomotives.* Yay money!  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 02, 2009, 07:22:15 PM
*Justin and Mike sees post; makes reading locomotives.* Yay money!  :D

I guess that I could always sell my body to get money for the locomotives if they do.  Hmm. I could always try to sell them custom artwork in exchange for a locomotive lol. Speaking of which, once I get enough pieces done, I plan on going to train shows and setting up a booth to sell my artwork. Hopefully I can make some money that way. I am also going to try my hand at oil painting over the summer since I have an extreme want to work in color, and my fiance has a bunch of paints that I can use. Wish me luck on getting money for my love of trains.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 03, 2009, 10:46:31 AM
A lone BNSF GP38-2 shuffles a few cars around the industrial spur at Madrone Nm on slideshow version of Clovis tarted up for screenies...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_008.jpg)

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on April 03, 2009, 12:58:03 PM
Dude....... Andy.....

WIN


That is an awesome shot!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on April 04, 2009, 09:02:26 PM
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh406/SP_Guy/100_2724-1.jpg)
For you ryan 8)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 04, 2009, 09:05:20 PM
A lone BNSF GP38-2 shuffles a few cars around the industrial spur at Madrone Nm on slideshow version of Clovis tarted up for screenies...
Andy ;)

Great shot, Andy!  Tarted up you say?  Hey...I put lipstick on mine.   ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 04, 2009, 10:13:26 PM
ryan- epic win! +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 05, 2009, 09:24:30 AM
Bill's new BNSF hoppers at the Pedernal Ballast loadout on Clovis2.  Thanks Bill: beautiful model, fabulous textures...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_010.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_012.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 05, 2009, 01:37:26 PM
Those screenies look great Andy. :)

If you don't mind my asking is that building/warehouse for your loading facility available someplace?  I think I have a place I could use it on my route.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 05, 2009, 06:36:10 PM
Hi Bill

Basic building is built-in Building Rolling Mill -1:100636

Added to it are

64038:260025 Generic Bulk Loader
64038:28022   TPR Open Fork2 Tipple
64028:28026   TPR Cumberland Tipple

The first is on the DLS, the second two might be, but you might have to raid TPR's Download Depot to find them.

Andy
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 05, 2009, 07:09:17 PM
Thanks Andy. :)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 05, 2009, 10:46:24 PM
Outstanding, Andy!   ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on April 06, 2009, 12:26:25 AM
http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showpost.php?p=427369&postcount=16

William ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 06, 2009, 12:51:20 AM
http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showpost.php?p=427369&postcount=16

William ;)
*chokes on mountain dew*  pardon?!?!?! same??? but how.... its..... no....  wtf?  :-\
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on April 06, 2009, 08:34:07 AM
Just a quick one before I go to bed.

damn daylight savings....

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/42be68d8e9ffb4d8951aedc601224769.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 06, 2009, 12:26:18 PM
I have been wondering, what is the point of the elephant ears.


Also, fun fact: Andy Muller, owner of the R&N, in all of his infinite wisdom based the engine shed at Port Clinton off of a model kit. The problem is that once you place an engine in there, there is no clearance on the one side of the locomotive.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 06, 2009, 01:09:24 PM
elephant ears - the experiment that led to the tunnel motor. pulls cool air off the walkway instead of consistently cycling it up high when in an enclosed space.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 06, 2009, 01:16:20 PM
Ah, okay. By the way, what is a Tunnel motor? (I have been wondering for some time.) I know it has something to do with airflow, but I could never find out what made it different.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 06, 2009, 01:41:40 PM
This is a tunnel motor. ;D

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e1f932b2ef44fe85355fbc940abcf278.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on April 06, 2009, 01:42:55 PM
Basically the same reasons as Justin said.  While in a tunnel, locomotives had a tendency to "choke" on their own exhaust so EMD engineered the air intakes to suck in air from a lower point where "less" exhaust was.

I'm sure Justin can help you out more but that's what I know...   :-\


No Bill...  That is a Munnel Totor... get it right...    ::)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 06, 2009, 02:52:48 PM
Ah, okay. I see what you are talking about there.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 06, 2009, 03:05:05 PM
Actually Steve that engine air intake for the prime mover is that grill between the cab and the dynamic brake blister.  On the SD50s, 60 and 70s they moved the dynamics to in front of the engine air intake then on the SD80s, 90s and SD70ACE the dynamics were moved to the rear of the long hood but the engine air intake remained just behind the electrical cabinet at the back of the cab.  The engine cooling system is what benefited from the tunnel motor design.  Having the intakes lower down the sides of the long hood helped the cooling system draw in the cooler air lower in the tunnels instead of the supper heated air at the top. (hot air rises)  That's on EMD units.  GE is a different story. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on April 06, 2009, 03:28:17 PM
I tried...  CP doesn't bother with them...  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 06, 2009, 04:16:27 PM
That's interesting that what I learn by now by Justin said as well. ;)

And, interesting looks at Ryan's screenies and units and, why not you made SD40-2 with "elephant ear" style?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 06, 2009, 08:06:33 PM
Actually Steve that engine air intake for the prime mover is that grill between the cab and the dynamic brake blister.  On the SD50s, 60 and 70s they moved the dynamics to in front of the engine air intake then on the SD80s, 90s and SD70ACE the dynamics were moved to the rear of the long hood but the engine air intake remained just behind the electrical cabinet at the back of the cab.  The engine cooling system is what benefited from the tunnel motor design.  Having the intakes lower down the sides of the long hood helped the cooling system draw in the cooler air lower in the tunnels instead of the supper heated air at the top. (hot air rises)  That's on EMD units.  GE is a different story. ;)

Bill

supper heated?

i don't know about that, but the problem comes from the typical EMD design where air comes in through the sides and passes through the radiator exchanging heat and through fans that blow it out the top. when in a tunnel or snowshed, this air is blown against the ceiling obviously so it was being re-ingested by the intakes. putting hot air into a radiator sure wont cool your engine, and the locos have this great feature where they lower themselves to idle or shut down once they get hot, and that sure wont get your train over the hill. the idea was to try placing these shrouds over the intakes, forcing them to take air from near the ground. while it was still hot air it at least kept the engine cooling cycle going.

now munnel totors were built on that idea, pulling air from deck height and passing through fans then through a radiator core, and that was even better.

not all locomotives had to be tunnel or snowshed operable, the idea was the less units that shut down, the more your train is moving, and the less you need to cool anyway. since the SD50 the radiators have been much larger and more free flowing than older sd40 or 45s and with microprocessor controls the engines are much more heat efficient anyway.

oh i forgot to mention GE... they don't overheat, they just burst into flames. nah, joking aside they have traditionally used lower air intakes with large rads, so this wasnt much of a problem for them. they did however have a problem with excessive noise, and SP had several units equipped with something similar looking to the elephant ears on them to try and keep the noise down.

I tried...  CP doesn't bother with them...  ;D

but they did try the ear design for sd40s that did the same thing
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Conrail88 on April 06, 2009, 10:51:44 PM
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/9166/buffalotrains9320090407.jpg)


God Bless,

Ryan :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 06, 2009, 11:04:18 PM
Jade,
I started on the Main Yard, but its not entirely done. When i finish it, i'll post some pictures.
Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on April 07, 2009, 04:04:08 AM
Thought this looked pretty cool so left it at it's original size :D
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/RN-Grassy-Line.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 07, 2009, 02:02:49 PM
Green with envy. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 07, 2009, 02:52:38 PM
MOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 07, 2009, 04:59:24 PM
I think that I will join in on the posting of shortline stuff. (by the way, yes these are old pics, and yes, there was a mapping error around the headlights when I weathered the skin. It is fixed in the version of the locomotive that I have in the backup.) Does anyone else find making your own shortline to be more fun than running a real prototype?

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/Screenofthemonth.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090211_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 07, 2009, 05:45:21 PM
Oh aren't you just so special and naive...  ::)
*Image removed*

What do you call that?  :P
Yeah WTF Steve. You are too busy with CP now that your a working man. the COW is part of the system, we just barely hear from you. I'll fix my statement.

*EDIT: Also, how did you get your ditches to shine that good up close? Mine are all focused into the center, with very minimal Light.
**edit:


...Would, you and Ryan can why not make SD80MAC and SD90MAC with elephant ear lol ;D just kidding...
Now that would look interesting. Justin hasn't made a SD80, or SD90MAC yet, so i dont know. Haha.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on April 07, 2009, 10:55:34 PM
Your forgetting bout me Sean :P
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/c2ca9c2d.jpg)
(Bill's pic ;))

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 07, 2009, 11:33:33 PM
Two from my Birmingham route (still very much a WIP)

Tried to mimic what Steve did in that Juice Train pic.  That's I-65 in the background, about a mile and a half south of exit 238.
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3662/bham18.jpg)

And now for something, completely different:
While aligning track just (railroad) south of the previous shot, I was suddenly reminded of a movie I had seen a few years ago.  So, I threw down some desert textures and shopped in a crappy black background because I was too lazy to fix up the rest of what was in view.  ::)
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7145/toughguys.jpg)
I think we made it to Mexico, boys!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 08, 2009, 09:48:02 AM
Sorry, it's a double post from Auran, but I really liked this one...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/Clovis%20Sub/c2screen_083.jpg)

Andy :)

Dam - just noticed the gantry wants eased upwards a little, ah well.....
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 08, 2009, 11:26:48 PM
*Ferrous golf claps  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on April 08, 2009, 11:51:47 PM
*Cough*
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRR-Hack-Render-02.jpg)

Mines better, doesn't have the window bay ;D lol looks awesome Ryan :)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 09, 2009, 12:08:27 AM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/My%20sig%20images/caboose11.jpg)

 ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 09, 2009, 01:50:56 PM
ROFL!   I had to post that old picture.  I fixed that a long time ago.  It's defiantly not up to my currant standards.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/886a1b2f.jpg)

I actually thought about working on it a few months back but I got distracted again. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 09, 2009, 06:07:53 PM
(http://jointedrail.com/images/stories/pagesix/norfolksouthern37_20090409_0000.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: CommanderHobo on April 09, 2009, 06:31:49 PM
 :o  8)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 09, 2009, 07:04:47 PM
Aint that sweet!  Actually it is not 'sweet' at all - more of a rugged brute workhorse!

Now the biggie - Payware or Freeware?

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 09, 2009, 07:13:23 PM
i don't do much for free anymore; got tired of cocky idiots. there will probably be at least one free one though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: smokeygear2 on April 09, 2009, 07:38:05 PM
I like those UP SD40-2's, ESPECIALLY the weathering. Yall are making my vow to not buy payware nearly impossible.  :P

I still respect your choice though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 09, 2009, 07:44:01 PM
Sweet unit, NS_37! ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 09, 2009, 08:06:38 PM
justin i had to do a double-take because I wondered to myself who was putting KRS stuff on this part of the forum. Very nice.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 10, 2009, 01:51:17 AM
i don't know whether to be insulted or not...  :-\
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 10, 2009, 11:34:11 AM
hehe maybe I should re-phrase that. I meant that the KRS paint look, not the mesh. Your mesh kicks ass.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on April 10, 2009, 11:50:06 AM

Now the biggie - Payware or Freeware?

Honestly??? people still ask this stupid question?   ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 10, 2009, 01:20:48 PM
I would have asked that stupid question myself but Andy beat me to it. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on April 10, 2009, 02:24:21 PM
Hey I remember that, I got that far with mine too.  ;D
Gotta love those Long Island hacks, the most useless things in the world, no cupola or bay window.


Somehow one of them ended up at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.
http://rypn.sunserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27266&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 11, 2009, 06:49:37 PM
Yup.  Stupid trusses.  :P
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/7753/ms2.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 11, 2009, 09:29:10 PM
Trying to get a decent screenie thru a truss bridge is one of lifes great challenges...

andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 12, 2009, 06:19:30 AM
Get the camera closer... ;)  Forget about the guy in the boat.  He's not gonna catch anything anyway.   :D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 13, 2009, 07:46:03 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_016.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on April 13, 2009, 04:17:26 PM
Must resist urge...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 13, 2009, 05:06:23 PM
Must resist urge...

You and me both man. You and me both.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 13, 2009, 06:25:07 PM
Jeez Andy, you've been dropping the hammer on all of Jointed Rail recently! I thought you weren't in favor of payware :D

I was dead set against it - right up till I got my hands on some!  The textures on the Jointed Rail stuff are awesome.  I started running some western stuff on the Clovis Sub, then looked at all the lovely eastern skins and thought 'why not dust off East Kentucky?', hence the Chessie.  Conrail and CSX to come.  In the meantime, back on the Clovis...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_017.jpg)

... between the great loco textures, finally getting a grey ballast track on the route (Thanks Bill :)) and tweaking the in-game gamma setting I don't think my screenies have ever looked better.

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: matruck on April 14, 2009, 02:42:27 AM
Jointed Rail have changed their Payware page style looks like there's sum UP Loco's (Hopefully)about to make their way onto Clovis Sub Dermmy.( Oh well my copy of it anyway )
Cheers Mick. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 14, 2009, 04:05:31 AM
Payware, Freeware...who cares!  Quality is the only thing that matters to me.  This is the freedom one gets with age and increased buying power.  I would like to make one comment, however, about Jointed Rails content.  This is not meant to be negatory...just constructive.  Justin...Mike...I think, if you are going to charge 10 bucks a pop, you need to make some custom cabs.   Just my opinion... :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: matruck on April 14, 2009, 07:33:12 AM
Freeware,Payware....Who cares! I do Fred I care alot,I reckon the boys at Jointed-rail are working on Custom Cabs and if the inside is as good as the outside we will be laughing( And no i don't work there and No i get no kick backs either ).  :'( :'(
Cheers Mick. ;D ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 14, 2009, 11:58:39 AM
Payware, Freeware...who cares!  Quality is the only thing that matters to me.  This is the freedom one gets with age and increased buying power.  I would like to make one comment, however, about Jointed Rails content.  This is not meant to be negatory...just constructive.  Justin...Mike...I think, if you are going to charge 10 bucks a pop, you need to make some custom cabs.   Just my opinion... :)

Cheers,
Fred

yes its been heavily considered. the reason we dont have them is because its a lot of work and time that i can be using to make more locomotives. its tough for a one man 3d artist, but it will happen. you also have to take into account the textures, model accuracy, sound, and scripting that is included. you dont find that anywhere else. you might find one or the other but - trust me i know. we would have it all if we had the cabs.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 14, 2009, 01:21:31 PM
Cab views are not easy especially if your trying to make it prototypical.  The control stand is basically the same for similar styles of loco but you have different styles of control stand for different time eras, custom options dependent on the railroad, new technologies and options being added during upgrades to the loco or to the railroads operating system, jerry rigged things the shops do that you think is stock.  Just coming up with accurate dimensions for components inside the cab is challenging.

This is a cab view I've been working on for some time.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/EMDcab4.jpg)

It's a slow process to make it look right.  I'm not even going to get into the different variations I've found just in the electrical cabinet on the back wall.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 14, 2009, 02:54:26 PM
yep, its bad enough that i have to sortof take shortcuts on the locos since there are so many variations. if i had a cab creator that would be nice... any applications? you'd get a cut of the pay of course.  ;)

all i need is a start on it, then i could modify them into anything. but then people would want more, widecabs, GE cabs, cabs for this cabs for that.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 14, 2009, 04:32:05 PM
If I can ever finish this thing up maybe It will look good enough for you to use Justin.  Maybe I should make it look like an out house with a control stand. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on April 14, 2009, 08:41:54 PM
yep, its bad enough that i have to sortof take shortcuts on the locos since there are so many variations. if i had a cab creator that would be nice... any applications? you'd get a cut of the pay of course.  ;)

all i need is a start on it, then i could modify them into anything. but then people would want more, widecabs, GE cabs, cabs for this cabs for that.

i could make the meshs for ya if you do the textured, scripting, etc all tho i could start doing the textures when i get a little farther in to my BDRV project.

(http://tcr.rrmods.com/Dylanvieydownloads/photos/cab.png)
F69phac / F40phm i didn't' start the handles and levers yet but i think all (or at lease most) of the switches, and buttons are done. and i don't think I'm even 25% finished with the detailing.

EDIT: O ya i'm not going to say it's proto. the right contruls are from a F40phm, right side is a F59phi and everything else I'm using my imagination on.

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: stouthm on April 15, 2009, 03:52:56 PM
 I haven't logged on for a while and I'm just now catching up on this thread and there are some really amazing screen shots here.  Nice work to all.  One question for I think 'Therock 4449' , in reply #35 on page three S-Driver inquired about acquiring the ground texture that you made.  Did you make it available?  Thanks.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: matruck on April 18, 2009, 09:15:55 AM
Howdy Fella's,
(http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/matruck/JR4.jpg)

(http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/matruck/JR3.jpg)

I have been hangin for this one,Thanks Fella's its an amazing bit of gear.
Thanks Again.
Cheers Mick. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 19, 2009, 05:48:48 PM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/ClovisSub2.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/ClovisSub3.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 19, 2009, 06:58:30 PM
Had to do another one. ;D

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/8583f744a645b2be8e36fb491380011e.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 20, 2009, 08:49:16 AM
Double post from Auran, but this is sweet...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_027.jpg)

Appropriately enough on my unreleased Indiana & Ohio route.  On the route the bridge is a thru truss, but thru trusses are hard on screenies, so I temporarily knocked it down.  I might leave it this way.... :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 20, 2009, 12:40:48 PM
Why are they hard on screenies?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on April 20, 2009, 02:08:42 PM
Why are they hard on screenies?

i think because the trusses obstruct the view of the subject (AKA the locomtoive)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on April 20, 2009, 02:26:19 PM
That's good in some cases, although not in this case.    ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 20, 2009, 02:37:42 PM
Why are they hard on screenies?

Near enough the same shot...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/temp/screen_067.jpg)

... great bridge, great content, crap screenie.  OK, I could find a better angle, but a shot of a through truss is always a shot of a bridge, not a shot of a train.  I have been trying for ages to get a decent screenie at this spot, only way was to replace the bridge.

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 20, 2009, 03:13:14 PM
You either have to grab a screen of the train crossing the bridge while looking down the tracks at it, or get it as it is emerging from the bridge to set up the screen to be focused on the locomotive.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: cascade on April 20, 2009, 03:31:46 PM
I'm sure you know of this old trick...laying a temporary section of invisatrack on a steep upslope, and at an angle to the mainline...using the "Jetsled" (which has no windshield), or by using freeintcam, you can roam about until you get the perfect desired shot. "AC MWM Signalman" & "Lantern Camera" has it's potential for this application also. Sometimes a shot through a temporarilly placed locomotive, viewing out of the cab side window glass, gives a totally different feel to the screenshot, looking as if you were actually there !
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 20, 2009, 07:00:38 PM
I'm sure you know of this old trick...laying a temporary section of invisatrack on a steep upslope, and at an angle to the mainline...using the "Jetsled" (which has no windshield), or by using freeintcam, you can roam about until you get the perfect desired shot.

Or you could go to all the trouble of hitting '4' on the keyboard.....

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 20, 2009, 10:04:21 PM
There are ways, there are ways
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/b69fabff388a69354320933ca5446daf.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/4e298afa0970b2d0aafc78de3af5db04.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 21, 2009, 12:31:14 AM
A lot of it depends on were the loco is on the bridge.  Also how big the beams on the bridge are. ;)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/3458c5f5.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/3bbd3f35.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/c558b3bcc0cffeda2472e282dccd68f3.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/0b51ac6a84f20815d32530f80404a8bc.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 21, 2009, 08:20:55 AM
That original shot of mine was for the Auran weekly screenshot comp, theme-of-the-week - 'water'.  I wanted a shot with water prominent, but still with trains as the main focus.  I also wanted to showcase both the new Jointed Rail INRD locos.  The SD60had to be second loco to balance the red GP38-2 with the red BNSF boxcar, but in a head-on shot the red loco dominates and the white loco gets lost in the background.  So the shot has to be taken from behind the locos to put the light coloured SD into prominence.  The red Geep is no longer the main subject, but the colour guarantees that it gets noticed.  I also want the screenshot from a 'photographers' perspective, so no helicopter shots.  That leaves me on the right hand bank of the river - could be a 'boat' shot, but the camera was on the bank.  I didn't want ground detail in the foreground, because 'no grass' looked unrealistic and a 'grass shot' put too much prominence on the grass.  Hence the cropping.  Anyway behind the locos, on the bank, made a shot through the through truss near impossible.  I know that because there are sixty-seven reject shots still in my Screenshots folder.  Yep, sixty-seven.  Every angle and train placement possible was tried, and every one was a shot of the bridge.

So I replaced the bridge.

The default sky on my I&O route is the one in the through truss shot, but it doesn't work with the white loco, the sky colour is too insipid.  There are another twenty-two reject screenies trying different skies and light colour balances.  That's eighty-nine rejects now.

I finally found a sky that worked with both locos, but I wanted the pinkest part of the new sky in front of the red loco with the bluest part simultaneously over the white loco.  So I repeatedly re-loaded and exited the session till the sky rotation was in the position I wanted.

Oh, and all of this had to be done between 10.30 and 11.00 am Trainz time, because before and after that time Auran's lighting just plain sucks.

So I got the shot I wanted on the ninety-third attempt.  The difference between eighty-nine and ninety-three was slightly different angles and camera placements.  Unfortunately the final shot had to be cropped 1200 wide rather than the 1024 I prefer (fits forum screens better) because I can't back off farther due to a road bridge positioned right behind the camera.  I could have knocked that bridge down, but would have had to totally re-do the land form.  Anyway, ninety-three ties later I almost got the shot I wanted.

But I still don't like it, the boxcar looks 2D.

--------------------------------------------------------

I believe it is also possible to just hit 'Print Screen' as the train roars past.....

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 21, 2009, 04:53:35 PM
Damn Bill, I am going to have to hit you up for those bridges at some point. They look great.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 22, 2009, 03:21:25 AM
Yes, but if you can find settings that look good all day I'd love to get them.  I can get good lighting in the mornings, but damned if I can get things looking good after lunch!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on April 23, 2009, 11:18:01 PM
two CSX AC units tie up at the end of a eastbound coal train to help shove up the newburg grade at newburg,wv. route CSX MOUNTAIN.
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/lsstaten/lsstaten_20090423_0000.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 23, 2009, 11:46:39 PM
New CSX YG skin  :)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/CSXYGLeft.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/CSXYGright.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 29, 2009, 07:26:23 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_030.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 29, 2009, 11:03:45 AM
that has got to be one of the best shots I've seen in a long time! nice one!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 29, 2009, 04:55:37 PM
I agree. And that is saying something because I hate fat heads, and really don't like the CSX paint.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 29, 2009, 07:45:53 PM
This.  Plus, it's got not flared radiators or dynamic blister.

Also, congratz on 1000 posts in this thread!  :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 29, 2009, 11:38:56 PM
This.  Plus, it's got not flared radiators or dynamic blister.

Also, congratz on 1000 posts in this thread!  :cheers:
thanks!!! I can't remember when I started it though..... and I'm 2 away from 1000! yay me!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 29, 2009, 11:39:21 PM
999  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 29, 2009, 11:40:35 PM
1000th!!!!! Hoorah! maybe I'll have some seniority now!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on April 29, 2009, 11:49:11 PM
Banned for waffling.  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 30, 2009, 12:06:07 AM
aint that the truth  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 30, 2009, 12:31:27 AM
You still have a long way to go. :moon:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 30, 2009, 12:37:56 AM
yeah yeah i know. I guess I can't quite waffle like bill... hehe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 30, 2009, 08:31:21 PM
Hey, everybody!  (And especially George and Justin)  This just arrived in the mail today...

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/334/classictrainsgg1cover.jpg)

 :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:

 :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:

  ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on April 30, 2009, 08:59:12 PM
God, Zorro, have you succumbed to the cursed smilies too......


I guess I will have to actually subscribe to that magazine after all.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 30, 2009, 09:04:33 PM
God, Zorro, have you succumbed to the cursed smilies too......

Sorry, George...I just couldn't resist...me being...well...me!   ;D

But seriously...it's a great mag.  I used to buy it occasionally off the newstand, but, since it's published quarterly, I finally subscribed.  I haven't been disappointed.

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  George...I promise...those smilies were a one time deal.
P.P.S.  I'm really not trying to promote Classic Trains...but there are some cool online extras...like cabshots of the GG1...just FYI.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 30, 2009, 11:15:55 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/CSXtrestle.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on May 01, 2009, 11:05:28 AM
Awesome shot Nikos, that's really looking awesome.   :jawdropping:

Mike :jawdropping:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PPsh-41 on May 01, 2009, 12:04:36 PM
OH !!!!!!! :jawdropping: :jawdropping: :jawdropping:  Nice nikos1 Screenshots

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/gp40_drgw2-l.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/gp40_drgw1-l-1.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/gp40_drgw1-r.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/hersrud60ss2sdbox_drgw.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/burgerDRGW56bheadMT.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/burgerDRGW56bheadMT.gif)(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/burgerDRGW56bheadMT.gif)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 02, 2009, 11:24:23 PM
Thanks Mike and DRGW dude!
more to come when i feel less lazy

In the meantime.......
Epic fail: this is how its done
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/a093326c1d3c57b0ce0f0010af5ec83a.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 03, 2009, 02:12:46 AM
Wow Um.. SD40 doing a wheelie.. Didn't know that was physically possible on this thing you call earth..?
And it's evel Kenivling a RS3.. Wow.. Nikos, have you been hittin' the bong a bit too hard recently?
Be honest.
:-P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 03, 2009, 03:12:26 AM
5 AI drivers.  Epic FAIL! :damncomputer:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/ClovisSub6.jpg)

Before I got it straitened out 1 more AI arived from each direction to add to the cluster ****. :bonk:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 03, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
Video of the wrong way. :bonk:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/th_trainz2009-05-0220-32-21-32.jpg) (http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/?action=view&current=trainz2009-05-0220-32-21-32.flv)

Video of the correct way. :cheers:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/th_trainz2009-05-0220-42-37-51.jpg) (http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Dash%202s/?action=view&current=trainz2009-05-0220-42-37-51.flv)

Sorry for the jerky vids.  That's my sucky computer I'm not in a position to do anything about at work. :damncomputer:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 03, 2009, 06:31:54 PM
My bad :(

That's what happens when you protect facing junctions.  If you haven't already use 'Find Object' in Surveyor and delete signal S876-80B.  It should never have been there and is gone on C2.

Also gone on C2 is a signal right at the west end of Becker.  It doesn't pose so much of a problem because it is on the outside of a curve and the AI is uaually on the other track, but it still shouldn't be there...

Andy 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 03, 2009, 08:46:50 PM
I've been wrangling AI trains on this route. (8 of them ;) )  When I hit 9 AI trains my computer was lagging to much.  That was the only place they couldn't figure out who's on first.  It was humorous to watch and yet irritating that they couldn't figure out something simple.  You did a great job on this route Andy.  Some beautiful scenery in it. :thumbsup:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/ClovisSub16.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on May 03, 2009, 10:29:47 PM
Fine shot there, Bill!  As soon as I get a chance to take a break on my project, I've gotta notch it up to run 8 on that one.  Your snoots look right at home.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 04, 2009, 09:05:24 AM
Thanks Bill.  You will like Clovis2, you can run UP trains on UP track!  There is about thirty miles of the Tucumcari Sub on C2...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 05, 2009, 04:51:13 PM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/UP72.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on May 05, 2009, 10:15:22 PM
whats going on back there???  :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 05, 2009, 10:18:19 PM
One of the guys from the shop is making a pass at Lamp Post Linda. :naughty:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 08, 2009, 11:42:30 PM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/dd70ba43.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/888696d5.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/45197c6f.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 10, 2009, 01:17:51 AM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/83418250.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 10, 2009, 01:58:07 AM
for some reason i dont think thats going to be enough ballast  :bonk:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 10, 2009, 04:24:54 PM
The ballast hopper isn't their for ballast.  On the CWR trains they usually put a hopper or box car or 2 on each end to act as a buffer in case any of the rails get loose while in transit.  Last thing you want is a rail to roll off the back and derail the next train to come through or to have one go forward, catch on something and derail your train plus whatever other damage it might cause.
  (http://cencalrails.railfan.net/sacsta3.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 13, 2009, 09:04:10 PM
The ballast hopper isn't their for ballast.  On the CWR trains they usually put a hopper or box car or 2 on each end to act as a buffer in case any of the rails get loose while in transit.  Last thing you want is a rail to roll off the back and derail the next train to come through or to have one go forward, catch on something and derail your train plus whatever other damage it might cause.
http://cencalrails.railfan.net/sacsta3.jpg

Bill

Makes sense, i guess thats why CSX doesnt do it. :lame:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=218998&nseq=2
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on May 14, 2009, 01:19:00 PM
its regulation to have a car separating the locomotives if the load can shift and possibly puncture them. when NS runs a pipe train in my area there is usually an autorack on either end of the 20 or so 89' flatcars with pipes.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 15, 2009, 02:43:07 AM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/UP72.jpg)

Bill


Someones getting laid! :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 18, 2009, 05:28:11 AM
A CP GP9U hauls a cut of wood chip cars up the steep grade to the sawmill for filling.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090518_0000.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090518_0001.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090518_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on May 18, 2009, 06:38:06 AM
looking good alex  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 18, 2009, 08:31:23 PM
Something about this route I really like, I guess I haven't done a logging route in forever!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 18, 2009, 08:32:57 PM
Thanks guys. It is almost finished. I just have to change the switch stands to something more... non default, and check a few things, then the Canadian Pacific Slocan Lake Subdivision will be complete. Then I will run a session and take some pictures for you guys.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on May 18, 2009, 09:16:22 PM
(http://onemanga.createmybb.com/images/smilies/lol.gif)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on May 22, 2009, 08:37:30 AM
Now this picture is just pure win...

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/668173ec5ed9f03fa92ec1de4da55385.jpg)

William :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 22, 2009, 10:13:50 AM
Nice job Rugrat.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 22, 2009, 09:42:54 PM
You got yourself Karma There Rugrat. That's awesome.
Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on May 25, 2009, 09:39:29 AM
I knew something was up when i saw the link on facebook...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 26, 2009, 11:47:43 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b0d4f9565d1c8e5fe9be942e146c632d.jpg)

Still a WORK IN PROGRESS.
I know the  grating is Blue, as well as the handrails. I know the stripes aren't lined up yet. Deety wanted me to post a teaser. So, I did.
Like i said: it is still a WORK IN PROGRESS(That's directed towards Tyler who will FIND something to criticize.. :P)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on May 26, 2009, 11:50:24 PM
Find something wrong with it? All we have to do is throw a dart at the screen, and where ever it lands, BAM, problem.  :cartwheel: lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on May 26, 2009, 11:53:44 PM
why is everyone doing SW1500 atm? one would say "time for a new mesh"

(http://www.uslw.net/content/screenshots/d6baf5c4f73e9dea9a6501c528fc9bdb.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on May 27, 2009, 05:57:20 AM
Anybody remember this *thing*?
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/mp15forsig.jpg)
:lame: :bonk: :crazy: :damncomputer:
LOL really need to actually finish it. Need to rebuild most of it to bring the poly count right down.

Tom :dancing: :rockon:

P.S. ROFL how long these emoticons been here? :thumbsup: :notworthy:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on May 27, 2009, 06:19:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_doLasNAqCA     :sheman:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 27, 2009, 06:42:16 PM
Find something wrong with it? All we have to do is throw a dart at the screen, and where ever it lands, BAM, problem.  :cartwheel: lol
Ahaha. Your funny. :thumbsup:
We all learn somewhere don't we?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 29, 2009, 06:01:04 AM
A close to the end of the line for the Reading, a mixed freight with a Yellowbird leading heads through Tamaqua on its way to Rutherford Yard.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0001.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0004.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0007.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0010.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0013.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0014.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0015.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0017.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0019.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0023.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0024.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0027.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 29, 2009, 06:30:27 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_041.jpg)

JointedRail payware.  Aint that a sweet skin!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PPsh-41 on May 29, 2009, 01:35:46 PM
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/jadebullet_20090529_0001.jpg)

 +1 To Jade "Bullet" Gibson

;D ;D 3600 to 6300  ;D ;D  ???

 Nice Pic
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on May 29, 2009, 07:48:27 PM
OH SHI-

Good eye, +1!  :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 29, 2009, 10:06:42 PM
>< damn. I will have to fix that. Thanks for noticing it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 30, 2009, 10:06:07 AM
Absolutely the best 'black' in Trainz to date.  Absolutely stunning.....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_045.jpg)

Congratulations Justin.  Outstanding skin!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PPsh-41 on May 30, 2009, 10:19:05 AM
Absolutely the best 'black' in Trainz to date.  Absolutely stunning.....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_045.jpg)

Congratulations Justin.  Outstanding skin!

Nice Pic Dermmy

See the headlight is Not fully open.  ???
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 30, 2009, 02:32:12 PM
Do you mean the ditchlights?


And I agree, that black is the perfect SP black. Great work Justin.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Cozmo® on May 30, 2009, 03:31:02 PM
Dont you mean dark grey?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 30, 2009, 08:11:21 PM
Don't you mean dark grey?

That's why I have 'black' in inverted commas - It's the same as painting a 3D model - never ever ever use black!  I delete almost every SP and NS skin I download because the skinner has used 'black', or at least a very very dark grey and hidden all the detail in the process.  On this model though it is not 'black' at all (nor should it be), but rather a not-all-that-dark greenish (to my eye) grey.  Whatever the heck it is though - it LOOKS fantastic!  I believe Ryan comes in for some of the kudos on this one, great work!

The ditch lights are 'off' deliberately, I wanted to depict a couple of locos idling quietly on a summer morning.  I had the headlights off too, but that just plain looks 'wrong'!

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 30, 2009, 10:58:30 PM
Danke sehr

No, Thank You :)

I posted this at the other place, but I know not everyone visits Auran, so forgive the double post....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_047.jpg)

How sweet is that?

:)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on May 31, 2009, 05:24:22 PM
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh406/SP_Guy/SOUGP39.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 31, 2009, 05:35:26 PM
Man, those clothes are going to get quite a dust bath.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Simon on June 01, 2009, 07:13:38 PM
Damn...it's hard telling from what's real and what's not!

Great work!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Cozmo® on June 02, 2009, 02:44:30 AM
A little something for the "road" fans... a little more tinkering and she'll be released soon..
(http://www.rrmods.com/host/pics/597963b4b861ff018e7ee494799534f5.jpeg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on June 03, 2009, 12:11:45 PM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_050.jpg)

Done!  The eastern portals are hidden in the background haze.  Just gotta sort out some problems with the signaling and then get through the detail tweaking phase, so another year or two should do it....

Andy ;)

Dammit Ty, 1064 is not too wide anywhere else and that's a nice balanced screenie.  See it full width here http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_050.jpg
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on June 03, 2009, 12:26:30 PM
Ya! It's almost done!  :notworthy: :cartwheel: :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on June 04, 2009, 01:16:55 AM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/48048f40c1ec8f52eccfd0ddca2b2fab.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/2e190c6c25854b3d6257df4659673b10.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/9cddb931f080cdbde300a7595b368029.jpg)

Have my graphics slider all the way over to "quality", but the handrails are still pixellated.  :lame:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Simon on June 04, 2009, 10:56:26 PM
Nice pictures Canonball and Derrmy!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on June 05, 2009, 04:36:36 AM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/530ec247de42f8facad3b5d09d09bde5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on June 05, 2009, 05:29:35 PM
Damn son, that looks great!  +1! :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on June 05, 2009, 06:52:46 PM
SONNNN
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on June 08, 2009, 11:20:17 PM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/d2ee322c1bbd7ac4e8f0dfa911054738.jpg)

Having some fun with my latest toys...check out the pushers, too.  :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on June 10, 2009, 08:01:02 PM
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh406/SP_Guy/Rainy.jpg)
Only if I would finish the route.... or any thing else.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 11, 2009, 01:47:28 AM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/2b02a2a24f0b1185aa62b6886a5db6d4.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on June 11, 2009, 03:42:31 AM
Purdy engines there Bill.  :cheers:
Looks like a bit of GM&O and Indiana & ohio in there, i really like it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 11, 2009, 12:40:37 PM
Thanks Nikos.  Still some fine tunning needed but overall I like the way it's turning out.

A closer shot.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/bc79c809b1d455a275653d28e0d4ab9b.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on June 11, 2009, 06:43:12 PM
Sweet skin Bill, and I just love those new RI skins - I thought the first effort was trumps, that is beautiful!!!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 11, 2009, 07:16:43 PM
Epic Skin Bill.
Welcome to the family. OB Rail industries. (Yes, Ryan is the pres.)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on June 11, 2009, 11:26:38 PM
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh406/SP_Guy/Zsky.jpg)
I love these Z skys! ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on June 18, 2009, 12:44:24 PM
Some shots from billm001's PBRR route.

Reading FP7A #903 makes its way through the mountainous terrain
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/PBRR_Reading1.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/PBRR_Reading2.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/PBRR_Reading3.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/PBRR_Reading4.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/PBRR_Reading5.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/PBRR_Reading6.jpg)

 :cheers:

Robby
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on June 18, 2009, 02:41:46 PM
Very nice paint on that FP7. I am currently working on redoing my Reading F7 at the moment, and I have to say that you did a great job with the stripe. The double headlights are a bit un proto, but that isn't too much of a problem.(all of the Reading's FP7s had single headlights.)[I don't mean to nitpick by the way. I still want these units.]
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on June 18, 2009, 03:21:22 PM
Yeah I originally did the reskin with the SOU F7A and ran into a couple issues, so I switched to the SP F7A with the double headlights.  Eventually I may switch back to the SOU or go for the ATSF skin, but it doesn't have to be 100% proto.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ghost44 on June 19, 2009, 03:01:49 AM
Here are my nearly finished Conrail Skins for JR's F7s. (Need some heavy weathering)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7193/f71.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/f71.jpg/)
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7361/f73.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/f73.jpg/)


Prototype Photos
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5016/1648cr.jpg
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2466/1792cr.jpg
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7334/1878.jpg
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2513/3861g.jpg
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on June 19, 2009, 03:16:42 AM
Here are my Reading F7As for the contest.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/12179524963d271028af74f5cfca6f98.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/187d1fafedc7f751836e745d090be7f2.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on June 19, 2009, 09:21:33 AM
Very nice job there jade.  :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on June 27, 2009, 04:15:08 AM
Youse guys have been having so much fun...now you've got me doing it... :)

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/2374/nycf7a1.jpg)

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/968/nycf7a2.jpg)

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4557/nycf7a3.jpg)

Stay tuned, Sports Fans!   :D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on June 27, 2009, 11:26:37 AM
That sorta looks like NYC gray...... ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on June 27, 2009, 06:31:35 PM
#1737 could be NYC, but slap a quick faded 'PC' on #1737 and I'd be happy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on June 27, 2009, 07:54:53 PM
No fair, George!  Now to detail the fans and dress her up with some lightning stripes.  That should be fun!   ;D

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/1848/nycf7a4.jpg)

Hmmmm...PC.  That's also a possibility.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 27, 2009, 10:06:26 PM
The stripping should be easy until you get to the rounded part of the nose.  That's when your fun will begin. :GRRR:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on June 27, 2009, 11:25:53 PM
Looking good Fred! Can't wait to see the lightning strips.

I'd like to see PC too.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 28, 2009, 12:12:46 AM
You could always take the easy road and dress it up in Cigar Band. ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on June 28, 2009, 12:46:51 AM
Thanks mates!  Sorry LVman, but I hate cigar bands.  Lightning stripes are the only way to fly.  I have a little trick I'm gonna use for them...a template.

Bill...thanks...but the last time I tried stripping...everyone kept telling me to put my clothes back on.   ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on June 28, 2009, 01:21:06 AM

Bill...thanks...but the last time I tried stripping...everyone kept telling me to put my clothes back on.   ;D

LMAO +1  :sheman:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on June 28, 2009, 01:47:50 AM
Bill...thanks...but the last time I tried stripping...everyone kept telling me to put my clothes back on.   ;D
We needed another good laugh. :thumbsup:  I'm so proficient at sticking my feet in my mouth I have athletes tongue. :bonk:  +1 :sheman:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 28, 2009, 02:06:21 AM
Thanks mates!  Sorry LVman, but I hate cigar bands.  Lightning stripes are the only way to fly.  I have a little trick I'm gonna use for them...a template.

Bill...thanks...but the last time I tried stripping...everyone kept telling me to put my clothes back on.   ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Haha. Nice. I understand. A local shortline uses the same scheme. Can't wait to see the results Zorro.
Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on June 28, 2009, 07:59:49 PM
Eventually having 15 BL2s, 12 purchased from EMD, 2 from the C&0(#'s 81 and 84) and one from the Boston and Maine, (# 1554), made the Mayburry Northern the biggest purchaser of the GP7s ancestor. Though they could only MU with one locomotive at a time, the BL2 found a perfect niche on the Mayburry Northern, even with some of its steeper grades.

Here we see a lashup of BL2 #13 and #17 pulling a cut of airslide covered hoppers in 1954. The hoppers were newly invented, and quickly found a home hauling cement on the Mayburry.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/5a797016eceebfd6748c7d5de3a2122b.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on June 28, 2009, 08:33:19 PM
wow u got that BL2 to work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on June 29, 2009, 07:38:56 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9057e4ca3de9375e9fde7c774803c152.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 29, 2009, 02:38:49 PM
Ryan And William... Those both are amazing screenshots!
Although, I gotta bug ya, those tanks in your shot ryan, and that shed in both of your shots.. I am very curious as where you guys got those.
Oh, and Ryan, when you get a chance, need to talk to ya on Skype or aim, whatever.
Thanks.
Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on July 01, 2009, 07:32:49 PM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_055.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on July 02, 2009, 12:11:32 AM
Wow, Andy...words are failing me atm.  :crazy:

+1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on July 02, 2009, 04:18:47 AM
Holy mackeral!  Looks like a BNSF party goin' on!  Great shots!  Andy...that one is spectacular...+1.

So far...so good...now for the hard part...;D

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/18fe9fac.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ghost44 on July 02, 2009, 08:29:33 PM
Some recent screens of JR stuff.
First shot is from Santa Maria by Caddylars
Second and Thrid are from R&N Beta

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2203/shot1feq.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/shot1feq.jpg/) (http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/shot1feq.jpg/1/w1200.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img31/shot1feq.jpg/1/)

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6379/shot2b.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/shot2b.jpg/) (http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/shot2b.jpg/1/w1200.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img31/shot2b.jpg/1/)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8890/shot3o.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/shot3o.jpg/) (http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/shot3o.jpg/1/w1200.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img18/shot3o.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on July 06, 2009, 04:32:51 PM
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/TER_NE_CP1.jpg


Robby


Don't post TER trash here.. KTHX
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on July 06, 2009, 06:43:38 PM
Grassstop69 route! initiate auto ban :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on July 06, 2009, 07:14:53 PM
Woops, sorry.  Had no idea screenies of TER routes weren't allowed here.  :crazy:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on July 09, 2009, 03:43:24 AM
Trying to skin some Canadian stuff, here the progress so far.
(http://mlcproductionstampa.com/mike/CNES.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on July 09, 2009, 05:54:58 AM
Jesuz!  :o

How soon? I'll pay for that.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on July 09, 2009, 09:30:14 AM
One of zee new skyz at zunzet.....

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/Clovis%20Sub/c2screen_131.jpg)

Nice - thanks Fred :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on July 09, 2009, 06:25:55 PM
Grassstop69 route! initiate auto ban :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

Fixed :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on July 09, 2009, 06:51:48 PM
One of zee new skyz at zunzet.....Nice - thanks Fred :)

 ;D You're most welcome, Andy!  Great looking route...great shot! 

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on July 15, 2009, 09:31:54 PM
Some fictional stuff getting ready for release.

(http://jointedrail.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/SBRR.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on July 16, 2009, 12:41:13 AM
I LIKE it!   :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on July 17, 2009, 03:02:48 AM
The OHCR MWT crew that just outlawed waits for their MNT re-crew to arrive.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/090b56a5bc2d153c3654e599d9e644b1.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on July 17, 2009, 02:04:53 PM
Couple of CN ES units await inspection due to turbocharger failure.  Imagine that.
(http://jointedrail.com/images/stories/pagesix/cnes44.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on July 17, 2009, 04:57:56 PM
Will the JointedRail GEVO's be updated with a new script to show flaming turbocharger parts "exiting the carbody" when the engines are notched up to Run 4?  :cartwheel:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on July 17, 2009, 06:34:30 PM
The subject has been discussed I can assure you of that.  That's all I can tell you.   :rockon:

"Components exiting through the carbody"  That is awesome.


MIke
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 17, 2009, 07:40:23 PM
Will the JointedRail GEVO's be updated with a new script to show flaming turbocharger parts "exiting the carbody" when the engines are notched up to Run 4?  :cartwheel:

That was my thoughts too. :thumbsup:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on July 18, 2009, 05:33:47 PM
Ryan.
That.
Is.
****ing.
Amazing.
 :steveslife:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 19, 2009, 08:54:01 PM
The subject has been discussed I can assure you of that.  That's all I can tell you.   :rockon:

"Components exiting through the carbody"  That is awesome.


MIke
i'd buy it just for that reason. It'd be a good chance to use those blue caronas on JR signals!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on July 19, 2009, 10:35:11 PM
Oh god.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on July 20, 2009, 12:43:27 AM
 :steveslife:

Awesome.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on July 20, 2009, 10:28:37 PM
  (http://www.yardlimits.com/forums/images/smilies/uploaded%20smiles/wank.gif)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on July 20, 2009, 11:10:13 PM
You on a boat steve?  :sheman:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 20, 2009, 11:16:23 PM
Yah!  A "U" boat. :rockon:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 21, 2009, 12:30:00 AM
Didn't know GE made those.  :steveslife:  +1 for Ryan

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on July 21, 2009, 11:32:36 AM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/9bbda13f0d1ea3718193c5ab0fd63df1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PPsh-41 on July 21, 2009, 12:12:39 PM
(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/Screen_001.jpg)

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/Screen_004.jpg)

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/Screen_002.jpg)

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on July 21, 2009, 02:52:32 PM
Nice pic Jadebullet. Where in Photoshop does one find Alienskin exposure? Is that a plug-in, and if so, where can I find it?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on July 21, 2009, 03:53:49 PM
You can buy it, find a torrent, or have someone who has it send it to you.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on July 21, 2009, 04:20:32 PM
As usually the case I forgot that Google is my friend. I think for $249.00 just to get a nice black and white grain texture that I'll pass on this one.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on July 21, 2009, 11:32:24 PM
I just have the 30day trial of it. It does a bunch of different film effects such as kodachrome, but right now it is just a messing around with plug in, so I doubt that I will buy it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on July 22, 2009, 01:43:29 PM
Did your shortline just get bought by Four Rivers, Deety?
Sweet shot, love the amount of detail
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on July 22, 2009, 07:06:40 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/59d577607dfa93b67f11ef6ec84488e3.jpg)

This looks sick!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on July 22, 2009, 09:34:31 PM
Very nice shots everyone!  :thumbsup:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Strasburg_90_6.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Strasburg_90_9.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Strasburg_90_10.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Strasburg_90_11.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Strasburg_90_12.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Strasburg_90_13.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on July 23, 2009, 10:42:22 AM
that paint scheme is nice. ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on July 23, 2009, 03:21:02 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f99b7e8daac48f682da15df800f849a5.jpg)
Got a little bored, threw this together outside of Atlanta on the Crescent.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on July 23, 2009, 07:48:17 PM
L&N Crescent?  ???
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on July 24, 2009, 09:31:32 AM
lol no, I was going for more of a Pan-American feel.  I meant that I was on the Crescent when I made it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on July 25, 2009, 01:09:05 AM
lol no, I was going for more of a Pan-American feel.  I meant that I was on the Crescent when I made it.

Oh alright cool, too bad you wern't riding today otherwise you wouldve gotten to see a exclusive glimpse of me foaming at Austell.  :rockon:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 26, 2009, 01:17:08 AM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/33049350d12316fd6b0f96ce84917113.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on July 26, 2009, 12:24:33 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!   :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on July 26, 2009, 01:02:43 PM
I think you know were that is at Steve. :thumbsup:

I really need a couple ES's for this shot. :P

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/a670a5cc62a6b68cdbb1d73e7780d078.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 27, 2009, 02:54:49 AM
thats awesome bill  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on July 30, 2009, 11:21:37 PM
This game ****ing fails  :lame:
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/b23876070a0ce23465999f38aabe882f.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/9e2a6a1a43931c02c3a1ce7a40207e7f.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on August 01, 2009, 07:34:54 PM
Love these.....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_059.jpg)

Yes' I know it set up for LHF, it's going away from the camera.

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on August 01, 2009, 11:01:44 PM
JR did a sweet job on those
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_005-5.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_006-4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on August 02, 2009, 06:07:52 AM
Looks like Stoney Creek Bridge.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AceArmand12 on August 02, 2009, 03:13:35 PM
Looks like Stoney Creek Bridge.

 IT IS the Stoney Creek Bridge. I know that bridge when I see it.

 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on August 02, 2009, 06:19:02 PM
That is the stoney creek bridge but that's not the stoney creek route (I forgot the name of the line I think it's kicking horse pass but I'm probably wrong) It's a redone version of king mountain I did, that bridge was the only one I could find that spanned the gap and didn't look funny.

Here's a really high bridge on that route
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_009-3.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_008-2.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Screen_007-5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 02, 2009, 11:54:06 PM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/402518a40d73ad90ba05dd7906e43312.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on August 03, 2009, 12:52:45 AM
I reworked my Reading F7's, and I'm finally satisfied with them.  I hope to release these when I get permission from Justin.

(click to enlarge images)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_RN_FP7_1.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/RN_FP7_1.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_RN_FP7_2.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/RN_FP7_2.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_RN_FP7_3.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/RN_FP7_3.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_RN_FP7_4.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/RN_FP7_4.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_RN_FP7_5.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/RN_FP7_5.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_RN_FP7_6.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/RN_FP7_6.jpg)

Robby
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on August 03, 2009, 02:23:33 AM
Engineer side number board is backwards bub.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on August 03, 2009, 08:58:58 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/bfec2648f564e99837a40ef368be11eb.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on August 03, 2009, 09:50:28 AM
Engineer side number board is backwards bub.

Yes I know.....I realized after posting the images that it could be fixed, so it's fixed now.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on August 03, 2009, 07:52:41 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5a67bed66658c148b79a8b97f6c9c27e.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 03, 2009, 09:40:08 PM
Nothing in particular...  Just got bored...

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/2f323613f4b548a1ed1c3e43bbae7ac1.jpg)

-Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 04, 2009, 05:13:53 AM
Well... I tried...  :damncomputer:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on August 04, 2009, 12:09:53 PM
Looks awesome steve. Textureeeees, though.  :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on August 04, 2009, 01:16:49 PM
Nice, Steve.  (Try adjusting the RGB values on the texture files in Photoshop or PSPX2.  I've been doing a lot of that lately and have found it helps.)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on August 06, 2009, 10:34:11 AM
Here are a few more pics of my Reading F7's, made a couple adjustments, now to wait for these things to get to the DLS.  Seems due to the recent f*** up of Auran, the DLS isn't working properly (when does it work properly? :bonk:).



(click to enlarge)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_Reading_FP7A_Finished1.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Reading_FP7A_Finished1.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_Reading_FP7A_Finished3.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Reading_FP7A_Finished3.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_Reading_FP7A_Finished4.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Reading_FP7A_Finished4.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_Reading_FP7A_Finished5.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/Reading_FP7A_Finished5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 06, 2009, 10:37:34 AM
Awesome Reading F7's.    I been on the DLS this morning it took 6 min to load a page to look at content. it's been really slow since they got bought out in the last month.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 13, 2009, 01:20:37 PM
That is my Desktop already. That picture is so sweet.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 13, 2009, 10:56:34 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/c33b3e5282b1624cd0e48d5fb6c3cfa1.jpg)
What a Super Picture :jawdropping: :jawdropping:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on August 14, 2009, 11:00:42 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e8fbd8ccf41735ccc66d4bce745e045e.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PPsh-41 on August 14, 2009, 01:28:11 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/58554cd345b5b803b3b58e5585a55ab5.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9ce2a4d3ecdbc24fbb9ecc51be3ba456.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/459b4dcefbd9eab6ee135a0cacb5fbe9.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/cc14aaf73a8bdb6afd7afaf75b97be10.jpg)

gevo SPAM Pic  :cartwheel:  :crazy: :crazy:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 14, 2009, 05:28:37 PM
What a Super Picture :jawdropping: :jawdropping:
NICE JOB QUOTING PICTURES. :|
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 15, 2009, 12:44:38 AM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/14e801eed2b00c128fd72132979d433e.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/7b97e70277353298982b54d1bfc6dc52.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/dda3af36f6eb649574405eae95b51e71.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/6ba5a9027a1d319007a216b35f7ea1da.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/f9a6aa8c66fc9ca3c7f66a51a1343b51.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 15, 2009, 04:03:49 PM
http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/7b97e70277353298982b54d1bfc6dc52.jpg

Uh oh...  Someone crossed the piss line...   :jawdropping:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on August 15, 2009, 07:11:06 PM
I wondered about that one too!  Even if the manifest in the foreground cleared the interlocking under a caution signal it should still be farther along before the ballast train got so far down the line.  If the manifest is stopped at the next signal down the line it must be an awesomely long train!

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 15, 2009, 09:35:09 PM
Either way, the signals wouldn't have cleared for the ballast train until the manifest was out of the plant.  So someone  :GRRR:'d up!    :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 15, 2009, 10:42:50 PM
That's one of the things about the AI drivers I don't like. (at least that's what they do for me)  If one AI is sitting at a red signal waiting on another train just as soon as the other train clears the the spline point were the diverging track is attached the stopped train gets a green and starts moving no matter what speed the other train is going.  That was a screenie I took during the beta.  If I remember correctly that manifest was that problematic train that gummed up the works Andy.  It was only going 3 mph so with the problem of the AI driver getting the green to soon the ballast train had actually ran through the rear end of the manifest.  The "Z" train in the background was 1 of 4 trains log jammed behind the manifest and would not pass on their own so I forced the "Z" train to the other track because the AI driver refused to pass the manifest.  I liked the shot anyway. :rockon:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on August 16, 2009, 12:18:56 AM
Got bored, so I took an SD45 for a spin.  :rolleyes:
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d7650a243f164df40ab2b0a96800e5b6.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on August 16, 2009, 12:33:12 AM
That's one of the things about the AI drivers I don't like. (at least that's what they do for me)  If one AI is sitting at a red signal waiting on another train just as soon as the other train clears the the spline point were the diverging track is attached the stopped train gets a green and starts moving no matter what speed the other train is going.  That was a screenie I took during the beta.  If I remember correctly that manifest was that problematic train that gummed up the works Andy.  It was only going 3 mph so with the problem of the AI driver getting the green to soon the ballast train had actually ran through the rear end of the manifest.  The "Z" train in the background was 1 of 4 trains log jammed behind the manifest and would not pass on their own so I forced the "Z" train to the other track because the AI driver refused to pass the manifest.  I liked the shot anyway. :rockon:

Bill

it may be possible to script the tracksearch of the signal to find that junction, and then check each way on that junction for a train, elliminating the way they do that. i agree its a little silly.

on the other hand, TS09 uses signal overlaps, and the trains have to wait a bit more after another train clears to do anything. i have been doing major scripting on signals lately... TS09 is the big player for signalling.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on August 16, 2009, 05:55:35 AM
If I remember correctly that manifest was that problematic train that gummed up the works Andy.  It was only going 3 mph so with the problem of the AI driver getting the green to soon the ballast train had actually ran through the rear end of the manifest.  The "Z" train in the background was 1 of 4 trains log jammed behind the manifest and would not pass on their own so I forced the "Z" train to the other track because the AI driver refused to pass the manifest.  I liked the shot anyway. :rockon:

Bill

Ah - yes, I remember, I had an AI_Brake lost in the middle of the consist in the 09 session, a proper 'uck up on my part.  So totally mia culpa on that one :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 16, 2009, 04:01:03 PM
it may be possible to script the tracksearch of the signal to find that junction, and then check each way on that junction for a train, elliminating the way they do that. i agree its a little silly.

Having the signal change after the consist has cleared the points by 200 feet or cleared the signal as long as the signal is a reasonable distance from the switch would make the AI train work a little more realistic.

Ah - yes, I remember, I had an AI_Brake lost in the middle of the consist in the 09 session, a proper 'uck up on my part.  So totally mia culpa on that one :)

It's that sort of thing that make testing entertaining. :thumbsup:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 17, 2009, 11:30:49 PM
Looking good Ryan.  Looks like you have a small stripe alignment problem on the upper stripe from the nose to were the back of the cab would be and a little on the lower stripe by the nose.

Oooooh! Looky their.  I must have a secret admirer again.  My karma has dropped 8 point in the last 4 to 5 days.  Obviously someone that don't have anything better to do with their time and isn't man  (or woman) enough to confront me with whatever imaginary problem they think there is.  The funny thing is I haven't been posting much the last few weeks and the posts I've been making haven't been negative.  Evidently the suction is to great for them to pull their head out of their ass.  I don't really give a flying rats ass anymore if some dickhead has a problem with me.  The real world causes more problems then they ever will on here.  Oh well.  **** them.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 18, 2009, 02:32:17 AM
^^ what he said.^^
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on August 18, 2009, 06:00:50 PM
With power like that who needs scenery......

Andy  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 18, 2009, 07:01:07 PM
Ryan. That is ****ing crazy cool. Sweet stuff dude.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on August 18, 2009, 11:21:18 PM
Oh dear, it seems that he is infected with a rare form of Ryanitis, and it appears to be increasing in severity. Not that's a bad thing...

Excellent work Ryan!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 19, 2009, 08:14:55 PM
I like the trux.  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 19, 2009, 09:09:25 PM
I like the Paint choices and the trucks :rockon:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on August 20, 2009, 12:56:23 AM
A GG1 passenger train runs through Mayburry at dusk after crossing the White River and heading onto the high line.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/15145ffac899f4d55f6508afee54ad08.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on August 23, 2009, 11:09:36 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/bf9af475c477abc6dff8434ffa7ce690.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on August 23, 2009, 12:30:12 PM
Taking the "High" Line there  William?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on August 24, 2009, 07:24:04 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/69ebad4858c4ec07b6f3301c4c6f09d8.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on August 25, 2009, 08:44:54 PM
CSX MOUNTAIN SUB
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/lsstaten/lsstaten_20090825_0000.jpg)
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/lsstaten/lsstaten_20090825_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on August 26, 2009, 05:41:33 AM
Strike a light!!!!

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/Cane%20Creek/ck_019.jpg)

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on August 26, 2009, 12:51:02 PM
Amazing, they look perfect on that route!  Nice shot Andy!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 26, 2009, 03:55:54 PM
Damnit! Right when you WANT something from JR, you have no money to buy it. >:/ Oh well. Those UB geeps are damn good lookers Justin & Mike ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on August 26, 2009, 08:52:58 PM
Those UB's are all Justin right there.  They are pretty nice if I do say so myself.  I based the AN units off of that mesh however.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 26, 2009, 10:35:44 PM
I've always admired Eric Brooman's work on the Utah Belt. Whens the UB SD60Ms comin' out Mike? ;)
Make those SD60Ms and you got a definite purchase. ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on August 26, 2009, 10:56:11 PM
Again, that's all Justin there, he did the UB's.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on August 27, 2009, 09:10:18 PM
Sure it is, all you need is a running start.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on August 27, 2009, 10:53:28 PM
but he didn't say were to shove that hill and how far. :crazy:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on August 28, 2009, 01:00:46 AM
I don't think it's possible to shove a hill.

I beg to differ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xkU7vyGdCA
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on August 28, 2009, 05:43:20 PM
nah he didnt make everything. maybe skinned those but....
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on August 28, 2009, 05:58:46 PM
What, was the loco involved in a fire or something?  Or did they run out of paint before they got to the nose?  :bonk:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on August 28, 2009, 06:57:48 PM
nah he didnt make everything. maybe skinned those but....

Well, I kind of threw the seven degrees of separation out the window there.  :notworthy:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 28, 2009, 09:56:29 PM
I didnt think that geep could get any worse looking, but congratulations Deety  :bonk: :cartwheel:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 29, 2009, 02:52:32 AM
Dillon,
You mean the LCCR geep is pushing that piece of lard, and pulling the train?
;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on August 29, 2009, 11:31:07 AM
 :lame:


 :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Truemac on September 01, 2009, 06:20:14 PM
My small mediocre contribution.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/truemac_2006/trainz2008-12-3121-39-27-00.jpg?t=1251836226)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/truemac_2006/Screen_001.png)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/truemac_2006/oldnew.png)

these are all old images. I need to make some more recent ones.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on September 01, 2009, 09:52:15 PM
Yeah i stole the textures from streamlines, sue me  :cartwheel:

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/862b651c40fded9108546b035d4ec325.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on September 01, 2009, 11:31:06 PM
Were is the front coupler?  I didn't know they used snow plows to clean the ballast off the ties either.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on September 02, 2009, 12:50:36 AM
Not only that, the entire locomotive seems to have sunken into the rails.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on September 02, 2009, 02:08:04 AM
**** it, im not fixing all this shit.
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/7704aa1e7ba7d0b4697d408818e2d4f5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on September 02, 2009, 02:38:32 AM
**** it, im not fixing all this shit.
http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/7704aa1e7ba7d0b4697d408818e2d4f5.jpg

i thought this was a TRS screen shot forum not a GTA SA forum lol   :shooting:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on September 03, 2009, 11:35:04 PM
 :)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/36eacb123d0143af8d858ba18aaf0f57.jpg)

First one to recognize it gets a +1.  Tyler and Ryan, no answers please....  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on September 04, 2009, 12:05:20 AM
Dysfunction Junction  ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQgMXOW0FLU
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on September 04, 2009, 12:14:02 AM
What's your function?  :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on September 07, 2009, 12:45:57 AM
Is that really a appropriate slogan for a company owned by Dillon?

"Notch 8, no debate" or "Horn Lever for Ever" might be more appropriate.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on September 07, 2009, 01:18:46 AM
WTF is that supposed to be Ryan?
+1 to Mr.GEV0SPAMMER

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on September 07, 2009, 01:23:27 AM
Where do you see Justin posting?  I only see Ryan with a yellow breadbox...  :bonk:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on September 09, 2009, 04:19:52 PM
Railgrinder?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on September 09, 2009, 07:03:45 PM
Railgrinder?
think HO scale not real scale lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on September 09, 2009, 08:22:47 PM
I hope your model will have knuckle couplers and not those hideous rapido couplers, although hideous couplers blend in with trainz.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on September 09, 2009, 08:24:10 PM
think HO scale not real scale lol
correction N scale. lol Is their a HO scale one?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on September 10, 2009, 04:49:14 PM
They sell 'em in both scales, being the N modeler myself I'm basing this off actual measurements I made from the model, scaled up x160 :rockon:

What are you going to do for the buttons and other stuff on top? jut model them or find some think to replace them (like fans and stuff you would find on the roof of a train)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on September 10, 2009, 11:13:16 PM
How about a windup key like the old toy cars had. :thumbsup:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RalphJohnson on September 15, 2009, 01:40:29 AM
Think about the other and Union Pacific says true with TTX doublestackz pulled by a couple of UP SD70ACes at (guess what the name of town):

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1816/ralphjohnson20090913001.jpg)

Ralph.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on September 15, 2009, 01:52:10 AM
Lemme guess.. Shelby Montana.
UP.. and doublestackz? seriously?
:/
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on September 15, 2009, 02:54:15 AM
Lemme guess.. Shelby Montana.

And sean self pwns himself once again...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RalphJohnson on September 15, 2009, 03:50:36 AM
Lemme guess.. Shelby Montana.
UP.. and doublestackz? seriously?
:/
Doublestackz is my way to say double-stack container carrier car (this one is TTX well car).

The answer is CUT BANK! Are you forgotten about the Cut Bank bridge?

Ralph.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on September 15, 2009, 10:38:34 AM
Shelby Montana.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-qWIoDabZTA/SK9Uqqb6FrI/AAAAAAAAAF4/aW6kM9lueS4/S1600-R/ALMOST+MADE+IT)
 ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on September 15, 2009, 11:17:21 AM


 Are you forgotten about the Cut Bank bridge?

Ralph.
nope I aren't forgotten nothin.  :damncomputer:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on September 15, 2009, 11:19:22 AM
*snip*
 ;D
:thumbsup: +1 for a good laugh
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on September 15, 2009, 03:14:45 PM
October 19, 1954

A lashup of a GP7 and a BL2 cross under the PRR mainline as they bring their heavy limestone train into Mayburry yard in Mayburry, Pennsylvania as a PRR fast freight crosses overhead. The skies have just opened up behind the locomotives as the tumultuous storm overhead finally breaks loose.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/1f79ed3887d4005a3a1c4aad91272939.jpg)

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on September 15, 2009, 04:17:24 PM
Nice shot!  Is that the old paintshed geep?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on September 15, 2009, 05:07:58 PM
Dear God no! lol. Nah, I tried that thing before, and it was far from satisfactory. Nah, that would be the VMD Payware DRGW GP7, reskinned into Mayburry Northern for personal use.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on September 15, 2009, 05:10:55 PM
No wonder I hardly recognized it!  Very nice!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on September 15, 2009, 05:30:44 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on September 15, 2009, 08:55:41 PM
Sean   --->   :bonk:  <--- Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on September 15, 2009, 10:19:43 PM
Just out of curiosity, how long has VMDs payware been "a work in progress?"
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on September 15, 2009, 11:01:31 PM
Oh well. Sorry Montana. I misplaced a town.
:P
Thanks Steve, needed a good whack or 2.. maybe 10 on the head with a wooden mallet.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on September 17, 2009, 02:01:54 AM
 :steveslife:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on September 17, 2009, 03:51:54 AM
hey guys im such an great art*

blugh. jpeg compression is a gag

*kudos to steve for the original track layout- which I've bastardized to my liking

is that the A&M trackplan? soon as i saw the second pic i thought Model Railroader...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on September 17, 2009, 10:49:13 AM
I just saw the * part.  I'm not taking credit for the trackplan.  I used a basemap for it.    :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on September 22, 2009, 06:09:23 AM
I once said, "I don't photoshop!"  Well...there's always a first time...

Godzilla Returns!

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/31645a96.jpg)

 ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on September 22, 2009, 12:22:55 PM
GORZIRRA!!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on September 22, 2009, 04:28:03 PM
(http://www.splitreason.com/Product_Images/a517d9be7701.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on September 29, 2009, 03:37:42 PM
Just messin with one of my Wyoming routes...

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/Milw06.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on September 29, 2009, 06:10:16 PM
That looks very nice
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 04, 2009, 06:06:25 PM
Ryan. Awesome. like 2+2.
Yes.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 05, 2009, 07:06:00 PM
thats a nice looking fence ya got there deet... to bad about that terrible shelter in the backround  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 05, 2009, 08:24:11 PM
am i the only one who sees the bench with a fence going thru it? or is that normal around those parts?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on October 06, 2009, 06:30:39 AM
Hello all at USLW,you bunch of piss taking bastards,lol
Well if I'm going to display my work here I better get prepared to take some usefall,no bullsh*t comments.
I've been downloading content from this site for a few years now so thank you heaps to those who contribute to the D/load page.
I'm hoping I my may contribute something myself one day.
cheers Andrew.(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/2324/bn20.jpg)   
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on October 06, 2009, 07:01:08 AM
Well if I'm going to display my work here I better get prepared to take some usefall,no bullsh*t comments.

cheers Andrew

Here's a usefull, no bullsh*t comment:

When the page loaded your screenie was cut off about half way down so I could see the locos and most of the grass, but not the foreground tracks.  For way way too long I thought it was real....

Nice one!

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 06, 2009, 09:19:54 AM
Nice to have you here KF...

William

damn, cant pull the "I'm the random New Zealander" card anymore

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on October 06, 2009, 12:53:09 PM
The damn New Zealanders are multiplying. Now we have to deal with two foreigners who post great stuff.

Great to have you aboard.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 06, 2009, 02:30:16 PM
Hello all at USLW,you bunch of piss taking bastards,lol
Well if I'm going to display my work here I better get prepared to take some usefall,no bullsh*t comments.
I've been downloading content from this site for a few years now so thank you heaps to those who contribute to the D/load page.
I'm hoping I my may contribute something myself one day.
cheers Andrew.


GREAT screenshot. i thought it was real too for a second.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 06, 2009, 04:52:46 PM
+2 from me, KF, and more to come!  :rockon:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on October 06, 2009, 05:10:59 PM
Most excellent screenshot, kf...keep 'em comin'.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on October 06, 2009, 08:56:47 PM
kingstonflyer i love that BN photo you took. It looks so real.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on October 07, 2009, 06:27:08 AM
Thank you all guys,more of that to come.
That's a pic of my first US route still a good month away till finished,I bit of a short but sweet eye candy route using the best content out there at the moment like BNSF50 rr xings,JVC's lo poly trees & shurbs,NS37's great look'n signals,gfishers latest road splines plus many other goodies to many to name.....All thrown together as best as possible as a kiwi can do 1/2 way round the the other side of the planet.
Thought I'll start with something small and get it out there,and start play'n in the sandpit.Stay tuned for updates.
Cheers Andrew.
PS those dancing bananas are just mad,I like em  :dancing:   
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 07, 2009, 06:32:43 AM
All thrown together as best as possible as a kiwi can do 1/2 way round the the other side of the planet.

I do believe its time for a duel...  MWA HA HA HA

William  :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on October 07, 2009, 11:00:48 PM
Quote from: KiwiRail
I do believe its time for a duel...  MWA HA HA HA
My money is on the New Zealander. ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 07, 2009, 11:09:59 PM
 :rockon: :cartwheel: :sheman: :steveslife: :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on October 08, 2009, 02:50:26 AM
My money is on the New Zealander. ;D

Giventhat both protagonists are Nzlndrs that is a fairly safe bet  :dancing:

OK, I just needed an excuse to use to use the dancing banana.....

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on October 08, 2009, 02:51:46 AM
Didn't this used to be a screenshots thread??

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/Clovis%20Sub/Clovis3_004.jpg)

 :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 10, 2009, 01:10:02 AM
Its not on fire, there must be something wrong.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 10, 2009, 01:13:27 AM
nope, nothings wrong, its just not a GEVo. :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 10, 2009, 02:27:33 AM
Early morning at the MRMX facilities.

(http://railreference.net/images/1/14/MorningMRMX.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 10, 2009, 03:00:32 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e1886f5f20f4a1878951a794e44bd0c5.jpg)

 :dancing: :steveslife:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 10, 2009, 05:17:21 AM
not a chance, ive already DEMed and laid track in Reinbeck.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 10, 2009, 09:20:59 AM
Silly Ryan! everyone knows that unit never existed... although the Garner-Manly transfer has been a bit short on power lately  ;)

William
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 10, 2009, 02:41:05 PM
More from the MRMX shops, as we diligently wait for my damn 2 SW1500's, two C30-7's and a visit from our beautiful Haymus.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3e357aca5c4bf8878805549d06e8bcd9.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/c5495048f48cf343417870f7b5abcde0.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 10, 2009, 05:22:49 PM
not a chance, ive already DEMed and laid track in Reinbeck.

Have it your way Justin, look what happened to the Iowa Midland when it got in my way.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 10, 2009, 07:19:05 PM
AND the MP2800/C

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091010_0002.jpg)

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091010_0003.jpg)

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091010_0004.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 10, 2009, 09:45:48 PM
Kudos to Justin and Ryan both. I'm diggin' both those units.
;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 11, 2009, 11:32:19 AM
With the way the end of the cab is shaped with those boxes sticking out at the bottom like they do the best alternative I can see would be angel up your end strips so they wrap around to the sides of the cab just below were the side windows are.  The bad part is most of your wing will be behind the lower windows or number boards.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 11, 2009, 05:28:02 PM
Several MRMX ballast hoppers await pickup by IAMD.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/401bc5df7d9e39b7ae0c04e47036a57c.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/168bb0133fd3300ee037e7473516322f.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 12, 2009, 07:45:26 PM
MORE MRMX.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0f3c7a326cf4041d2ceb6193ae1b0bfd.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/7e83a9e1c36979981af5e04d960e2899.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f00be084c10070619b54ea472854e9bd.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/c2a860d24898da915a1811a0b00a058b.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on October 13, 2009, 10:22:15 PM
100% what rural farms look like
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on October 13, 2009, 10:43:21 PM
I had gotten bored and decided to dirty up JR NS GP38-2 High Hood

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/32b309bcd6534665dcde886ca041c631.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

 :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 14, 2009, 01:22:35 AM
1337 posts!!!  :steveslife: or am I missing something?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 14, 2009, 02:10:02 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ce1185e5cb726b95fc8bea2cf365864e.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on October 14, 2009, 03:28:16 AM
1337 posts!!!

"leet" - elite
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on October 14, 2009, 08:02:07 AM
Silly Ryan! everyone knows that unit never existed... although the Garner-Manly transfer has been a bit short on power lately  ;)

William
And you said that unit never existed There is also a few words also that jade would like behind the Conrail letters ( READING )

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_rdg2710.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 14, 2009, 08:35:42 AM
Are you completely f***ing retarded? in what way is that ment to be a haymus MP2800?... you have eyes - use them.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d29f64d61487a38763e6a9275dd26a9e.jpg)

William
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 14, 2009, 10:25:21 AM
I'm reminded of the West Harbor Line colors...only this time, it's a real train.  Kinda.  You know what I mean.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on October 14, 2009, 01:53:38 PM
I like the paint scheme William. You did a good job on it.

As for the locomotive Hardhat, that is an ex-Reading unit, but it isn't anywhere near the Haymus, or even a roadswitcher body with an end cab. That is actually a Reading class SWE-4, or a Baldwin VO1000 that was rebuilt by EMD into an SW1200M. All of the Reading's VO1000s were converted in this way, as well as their VO-660s, which were classed SWE-14, or SW900Ms.


I already found the real world equivilant, sort of, of a Haymus in a GP7 long hood, on a switcher frame and cab, though that is nowhere as close to the Haymus.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 14, 2009, 09:46:11 PM


Neither Dillon nor I own a locomotive manufacturing.... *logistic shit here*

Thats what you think.  :crazy:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 15, 2009, 06:32:38 PM
 :cheering:

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/60d442af6b91a8e0da534280bd3ea9c9.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: annapolisfoamer on October 15, 2009, 08:05:57 PM
In present day Amtrak's NEC near Seabrook, MD (sorry for it being in surveyor) :
(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090927_0002.jpg)

Davis
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on October 15, 2009, 08:08:22 PM
That looks Very Nice & Welcome to the forum.                :dancing: 
                                                                          :dancing:   :dancing:
                                                                                  :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: annapolisfoamer on October 15, 2009, 08:09:55 PM
Thank you very much this seems like a nice place to get involved with the community and share my work.

Davis :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 15, 2009, 09:58:02 PM
New complex, OH NO.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/babeea619bdcf08ec8c69617c75837b0.jpg)

OH NO A MAP

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/7973a80f1b43d1efa95ad9fcaa197a48.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: annapolisfoamer on October 15, 2009, 10:14:16 PM
LANHAM Interlocking
(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090927_0006.jpg)
Davis
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 15, 2009, 10:54:11 PM
Some nice pics annapolisfoamer.  Here is something that might help.  While in surveyor Alt+U puts your view into fly mode or free roam if you prefer, (forward, back, left, right are controlled by the 4 arrow keys on your keyboard.  Direction you are looking is controlled by your mouse.  Forward, back, left, right are determined by the direction you are viewing) Alt+O puts you in walk mode. (starts you were the compass is.  Keeps you approximately at eye level from the ground your viewing from. Look around using the mouse.  No mouse buttons required for these functions)   Alt+O will get rid of the arrows over the junctions and rolling stock while in walk or fly mode.  To exit walk or fly mode press Esc.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 15, 2009, 10:55:31 PM
nice work davis, i'd like to offer a tip though. ease up on the grass, use more texture. grass kills FPS and it's useless anyhow if your at texturing. just a thought. keep up the good work.  :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 15, 2009, 11:49:04 PM
strongly disagree... i like grass.

Zaneta Jct. on the Blackhawk and Central Iowa...

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091012_0003.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: annapolisfoamer on October 16, 2009, 12:02:55 AM
Thanks for the tips guys!  Ill be sure to ease up on the grass.  I have also noticed in driver that it slows things way down and everything got really choppy.  Would you recommend a mixture of textures to give a better effect  and also should I keep some of the grass?

Thanks

Davis
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 16, 2009, 12:35:51 AM
oh yeah definitely keep some dont get me wrong. Just dont' load it up. There is a happy medium trust me.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 16, 2009, 09:24:10 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/bebfa7c9982595a2cea9444baacedc54.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: annapolisfoamer on October 16, 2009, 09:57:53 AM
I think I figured out why I added too much grass.  I added the grass before the textures so in an attempt to fill up all of the space I just threw down a hell of alot of grass.  Speaking of which this is a shot before I added the textures through Lanham:
(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/1.jpg)

Davis
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 17, 2009, 09:15:32 AM
Logo FAIL  :rockon:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0cb3070d0f5649dbcf727df2d3c47e54.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 17, 2009, 08:06:21 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1234fb4627a8651164b135fab10c6a4c.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d7275fd8b2bf119f64ad4136bcb6ce2f.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f9e78055c88401b56c347ac53df72d21.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 17, 2009, 08:20:39 PM
Dillon, have you ever seen a real train before? i guess not...

 :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 17, 2009, 08:37:41 PM
Dillon hasnt seen a GEVO, and GEVO's are the only real trains.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 17, 2009, 08:37:54 PM
Dillon, have you ever seen a real train before? i guess not...

 :dancing:

Listen Sheep****er, MRMX does things how MRMX does things. If you want to **** around, I'll send those SW1500's right back to Analsheepland.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 18, 2009, 12:01:21 AM
ROFL

hey i like that harvest scene, mind telling me what you used there?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 18, 2009, 12:20:19 AM
Your F7B unit and the Conrail C30-7.  :steveslife:

But more specifically, what do you want to know?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 18, 2009, 01:24:10 AM
I think the wheat spline is by Roberto Conti or Jankvis.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 22, 2009, 08:52:46 AM
WTFBOOM

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/96c42b6b1afbb25228ad95bf5e1c23bf.jpg)

Kudos to Ryan for these units, its even his screen! (Damn trainz took a sh*t again) Once i get that up & going I'll be sure to get a screen in POTT colours asap

William :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 22, 2009, 09:40:05 PM
Sweet stuff William. :steveslife:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on October 23, 2009, 12:22:40 AM
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/lsstaten/lsstaten_20091023_0000.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: FolkstonGuy on October 23, 2009, 01:11:33 AM
Custom patched ex-Penn Central MGRX SD45s beg for mercy!  :cheering:  I had 'em in Run 8 almost all the way up the mountain!  The slowest I got in notch 8 was 12 MPH.  When I got to Tamaqua, I had to double-up into the yard and even then I had to back up and start at the bottom of the major grade.  FYI the patched SD45s are based on the fictional Magarac Steel and Iron Company in Model Railroader Magazine's Model Railroad Planning 2008 issue.  They're my first try at re-skinning.  What do you guys think?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on October 23, 2009, 08:28:33 AM
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2448/diar6.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dylanviey on October 23, 2009, 07:16:26 PM
Custom patched ex-Penn Central MGRX SD45s beg for mercy!  :cheering:  I had 'em in Run 8 almost all the way up the mountain!  The slowest I got in notch 8 was 12 MPH.  When I got to Tamaqua, I had to double-up into the yard and even then I had to back up and start at the bottom of the major grade.  FYI the patched SD45s are based on the fictional Magarac Steel and Iron Company in Model Railroader Magazine's Model Railroad Planning 2008 issue.  They're my first try at re-skinning.  What do you guys think?
:shooting:

Lighten that pure black up a bit in the patch. it will look a LOT better.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: FolkstonGuy on October 23, 2009, 08:12:39 PM
The sister 4501 looks better.  Pics of 4501's patches are attached.

The 4502 was supposed to look like a really crappy patch- like a guy in the mill's paint shop grabbed the nearest bucket of black paint and slapped it on over the old logos and lettering.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on October 23, 2009, 08:20:39 PM
looks good. I would use host then post for your images

www.hostthenpost.org
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 23, 2009, 09:05:06 PM
Notice how the patch on the long hood seems completely flat... it shouldn't be. Make sure to put in the door panel lines and any other detail from the surface underneath. Cab seems OK though, but I agree with Dylan - different black & dull down the white.

William  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 23, 2009, 10:15:34 PM
Looking so nice screenshots everyone!

I love those CSX units.  :cheers:

- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 23, 2009, 11:33:39 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3a9cf6647b0e0893022ed8d4e9351671.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f98c5ce37af67a1e8f8d8ad3a1223047.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on October 24, 2009, 12:11:08 AM
One more for good measure...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b2827bfed48689ff39f4eb2efc86cdd3.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 24, 2009, 03:44:27 PM
Dillon. Arlington Bay Quarry = Win.
+1.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: FolkstonGuy on October 24, 2009, 11:20:25 PM
Nice pics Dillon.  Where'd you get that track?
Here's mine for today.  CSX local O711 heads north out of Plant City, FL to switch out some industries in nearby Knights, FL.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on October 24, 2009, 11:39:47 PM
Very Nice,
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on October 25, 2009, 08:07:44 AM
Stuck in the hole at Duoro NM....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_103.jpg)

JR Rules :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 25, 2009, 08:23:52 PM
Ryan. just stop.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on October 25, 2009, 11:22:34 PM
Paint Scheme 13 never made it past #50, so here is 14

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/b8f103fbf31b7c1355491fed76eb52ae.jpg)

 :steveslife:

Find a way to get more black on there and those would look good.  Maybe ditch the black face and put a huge black stripe on the back or something.  Maybe like BHP's iron ore stripe?

(http://www.onehouse.co.uk/BHP6070.JPG)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 27, 2009, 03:35:57 AM
Thats not Rock Island at all,
Very classy Ryan, one of your best yet.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on October 27, 2009, 04:09:30 AM
Very very cool Ryan. I like that one the best out of any of the paint schemes that you have created so far.


Anyway, I wish that I had some texture done on the route, but here is my paint scheme. I think that I have finally found a paint color choice for the Odin Sioux Falls and Northland that I am satisfied with.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/8a168429bb9baf9601709b19bdf7023b.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 27, 2009, 07:42:15 AM
Oh dear

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0c8e1449b8e60689390d62fdccd42791.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/90830e1caa63159ddc49c5c7232796bd.jpg)

Well, after wasting my time like this i did end up having to add two GP38-2 to the roster, mainly due to the amount of RR i have. Yea i was short, but i was damn close!

William  :lame:

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on October 27, 2009, 12:15:00 PM
Now do a stringline diagram.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on October 27, 2009, 01:02:53 PM
You do realize that YOU actually have to run these trains, right?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on October 27, 2009, 01:59:51 PM
I told you William. :P

Looks nice though. It shouldn't be too hard to set things up with AI drivers... oh, wait.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: FolkstonGuy on October 27, 2009, 03:49:19 PM
Looks nice though. It shouldn't be too hard to set things up with AI drivers... oh, wait.

lol.  I hate AI.  I won't be able to use it on my S-Line route because of all the distant signals on single-track mainline.  Unless I use A LOT of triggers and have really good timing. :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 27, 2009, 05:23:06 PM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/H94.jpg)

- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 27, 2009, 05:33:41 PM
lol.  I hate AI.  I won't be able to use it on my S-Line route because of all the distant signals on single-track mainline.  Unless I use A LOT of triggers and have really good timing. :P

or use TRS 09 where my signals allow for that operation by themselves.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on October 27, 2009, 06:10:06 PM
or use TRS 09 where my signals allow for that operation by themselves.
True that.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: FolkstonGuy on October 27, 2009, 06:33:09 PM
Oh, sweet.  I didn't know that was a feature.  I've looked for 09 everywhere down here and can't find it.  I know I can get it off of Auran's website, but I'm too lazy to transfer all my 06 stuff into 09.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 27, 2009, 06:49:45 PM
its not a built in feature or is currently used in any signals i am aware of, its a feature of my signal script, unfortunately it uses 09 only functions to work, thats why it needs 09.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on October 28, 2009, 11:48:21 AM
Duoro NM, where the Santa Fe completed the last link of what would ultimately become the BNSF Transcon way back in March 1907...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_106.jpg)

I finally found TRS09 retail - now I can run 8000 foot stacks behind hi-poly locos, throw in some reasonable draw distances and still get something way better than the slideshow the same recipe produced in 06...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_107.jpg)

Love it!

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on October 28, 2009, 02:17:37 PM
Duoro NM, where the Santa Fe completed the last link of what would ultimately become the BNSF Transcon way back in March 1907...

http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_106.jpg

I finally found TRS09 retail - now I can run 8000 foot stacks behind hi-poly locos, throw in some reasonable draw distances and still get something way better than the slideshow the same recipe produced in 06...

http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_107.jpg

Love it!

Andy ;)

Outstanding screenies again Andy.  Now if all the content you are using on your route is error free so you don't need to run it in compatibility mode it will run even better. :rockon:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on October 28, 2009, 03:10:51 PM
error free can mean a lot of things.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on October 29, 2009, 10:08:57 AM
Wooo for half-assed patch jobs & unfinished Weathering

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4949eaf153dfc752c89778bcb21388d4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on October 29, 2009, 11:35:27 AM
That is a pretty nice screenshot. The red van is a nice touch.  :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on November 04, 2009, 04:48:57 AM
I am pretty happy with my new toy, which I promptly took for a spin near my home area.

Reading T-1 2102 roars through Port Clinton.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/cb6797382bad838f3e6b7fb1d01a3b68.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/3839a543bf8ef674946bbca11fe14bb6.jpg)

I was a little slow on this one.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/53b7f7ac7d633722778d49522693948a.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/9bd98fbeb8307b004f60d073e3ab6a16.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/42706029cf15175c830ce6bdb94443dd.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/e6989440efbe33554b6d57417bb402bd.jpg)

By the way, the area of the shots is in no way close to being presentable, especially the textures which were set up for the R&N.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on November 05, 2009, 04:23:53 PM
Yay for "what-if" railroads.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e7c6bba7564ce0140dfe26e88ca4d291.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 05, 2009, 05:47:24 PM
Yay for painting all your exaust grills white.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on November 05, 2009, 06:58:06 PM
Edit: Missed placed.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on November 05, 2009, 07:47:36 PM
Yay for painting all your exaust grills white.

technical error.

grilles on the sides of the hood are intakes, not exhausts.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 05, 2009, 08:39:00 PM
My bad, knew there was something wrong with that sentance... the statment still stands though, that scheme wont look too pretty once it been in service for a while.

william :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on November 05, 2009, 08:43:58 PM
Yay for painting all your exaust grills white.

Why do you have to be a douche? 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 05, 2009, 09:03:45 PM
Why do you have to be a douche? 

because its fun.  :P


Yahd tracks.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on November 06, 2009, 09:04:26 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/eacbcfdd3782212b26c9e94a015896bb.jpg)

Too much? Not enough? Do you care?  :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on November 06, 2009, 04:26:41 PM
'Care' is an overstatement, but I can take an interest :)

I'd leave the cab roof white, but make the hood roof green, maybe down to the top of the rear intake grills.  A white roof would be a car-washers nightmare!  Still like the basic scheme a lot though....

Andy
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on November 06, 2009, 07:18:58 PM
Different scheme all together. Dunno if I should paint the nose white or not. Criticism is welcome.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/614075e6f4ed7f3c5e0591318336cac7.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on November 06, 2009, 07:48:16 PM
You could have checker like it is now or paint the nose completely white. Just keep the top part of the nose green. I think that would look good. How about the white stripe on the long hood near the end tilts down or up just to bring some visual interest.

I need to get going on some of mine while I am thinking of it, why am I giving away my ideas to others?  :bonk:

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 07, 2009, 02:18:28 AM
me likey  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on November 07, 2009, 02:27:59 PM
My first try. How do you get rid of the junction markers?

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Picture.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on November 07, 2009, 03:32:05 PM
Uncheck "Show in-game help" on the Startup opions tab (you can get there from the middle button on the surveyor menu).

Not too terrible a start.  Personally, I'd suggest a little more clutter; it looks kind of empty right now.  Oh, and I don't know if those trees are a spline or not, but they look pretty repetitive (not to mention builtin).  I recommend using some of Trunda's trees near the line, fading back to a more basic spline-type layout further away...sort of like what they did on the Reading & Northern route.

Can't wait to see more!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 07, 2009, 07:51:38 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ef11a169cd3fecb19adc54f007f0a9fa.jpg)

Must hurry up & fix those switch stands..
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on November 07, 2009, 09:31:42 PM
lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on November 08, 2009, 08:05:08 AM
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/Clovis%20Sub/Clovis3_015.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on November 08, 2009, 04:29:53 PM
(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/RunJunction.jpg)


(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/coalingtower.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on November 11, 2009, 03:35:02 PM
It still needs some work but Port Clinton is coming along nicely.


An A-A-A set of F7s roars through Port Clinton on its way to Tamaqua with a string of empties.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/650606cbc7c6ce40756698ff3d25b638.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on November 12, 2009, 07:37:41 AM
Alex are you redoing the Reading&Northern from like way back in the 1960's. Looks very good so far
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on November 12, 2009, 01:51:46 PM
1954 :shh:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on November 12, 2009, 07:21:01 PM
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh406/SP_Guy/SCLLNPWNS.jpg)
Ok really? >  O0
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on November 12, 2009, 09:12:07 PM
Wrong era, wrong roadname, but there are more photogenic spots on George's new little one-boarder than in some 100 mile desert routes I can think of :)  I love it...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/special/bport_01.jpg)

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on November 12, 2009, 10:37:32 PM
Wow, that looks great. Just wondering, what sky is that?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on November 12, 2009, 11:52:17 PM
Andy, I didn't know SP operated in Connecticut ;)

Great route George, fantastic detail, some random screenshots of it.
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard03-2.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard04-2.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard06-1.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard05-3.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard01-13.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on November 13, 2009, 01:21:35 AM
Looks like a great route.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on November 13, 2009, 01:41:03 AM
Andy, I didn't know SP operated in Connecticut ;)

Your right - SP was never gonna work on that.  How about...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/special/bport_002.jpg)

That's Polish rolling stock.  With a bit of tweaking of signs and road vehicles this route could be anywhere, any time.  Absolutely masterful....

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 17, 2009, 02:25:54 AM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20091117_0004.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 17, 2009, 02:53:17 AM
Headlight Fail
indeed. and +1 for the awesome quote.  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on November 17, 2009, 03:19:56 AM
I am posting this here to get your opinions, as well as have it on the internet so that my team mates can see what I came up with paint scheme wise.

The Central Railroad of Pennsylvania is a shortline that I established as a group project for my business info systems class. It is a shortline that runs on both ex Reading trackage, as well as Ex CNJ. It also interchanges with Conrail.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/a2cc40744bc72fca1c54c9166d8e8f02.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/5bc7d3386480bb760117ecf6b8331ca4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on November 17, 2009, 05:47:29 PM
Looks... PBNE or South Buffalo-ish...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on November 17, 2009, 08:53:12 PM
It is pretty much painted in the colors that the Reading originally chose for the GP30s. The top should be Green, but I didn't think that it looked as good as solid black.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on November 19, 2009, 05:35:00 AM
(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/riverrunschemes.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on November 19, 2009, 05:50:10 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/095bc48bb3546078b299852ce9297078.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on November 19, 2009, 06:09:10 AM
Nice shot, kingstonflyer.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on November 20, 2009, 08:44:42 PM
(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/ModelTrains/riverrunschemes.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on November 20, 2009, 09:10:38 PM
Just wondering, are those shots from your route River Run. It isn't looking too bad.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on November 21, 2009, 01:19:14 AM
Just wondering, are those shots from your route River Run. It isn't looking too bad.

Yes, I have the route from Harmon Ohio to Morgan Run laid down. I have to finish the scenery from Baltic to Morgan Run yet. I don't know if I'll go all the way to Zanesville or not. I would like to at least make the power plant at Conesville so I have a place for my coal. The hardest part was making the junk yard just south of Baltic. I've been using google satillite pics. I'm not modeling the Ohio Central, I'm doing mostly Nickel Plate. The PC units have strayed north from Morgan Run. This is where the track runs next to Route 93 between Sugarcreek and Baltic. It's a great place to pace the real thing on the Ohio Central....I have video of 1551 and 13 we shot while pacing back when the OC was still running the steam trains.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 21, 2009, 03:07:34 AM
Yea. Don't ask.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/6ab94a56b914606e55470871f524868e.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on November 21, 2009, 07:32:42 AM
Hey Rug...baby...I like it...I like it.  Please continue...

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 23, 2009, 03:57:39 AM
What Ryan's trying to say is...  :wtfdavidblaine: :screwy:

Hey Deeter, remember this route? ;)
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRRShots-1.jpg)
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRRShots-2.jpg)
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRRShots-3.jpg)
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRRShots-4.jpg)
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRRShots-5.jpg)
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRRShots-6.jpg)
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRRShots-7.jpg)

Back to 3ds I go lol O0

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 23, 2009, 06:47:57 AM
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/LIRRShots-5.jpg)

Tom :)

GP40. that is all.

William :hideunderchair: 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 23, 2009, 07:06:19 AM
lol Ruggy, that was my original thought when he sent me them, why didn't you put them on a 38 like they really are? :D

New one looks awesome though Deet, do those red lights work?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 23, 2009, 07:28:37 AM
Meh, it's fine either way haha.

I think I need a job...so I can get some money to buy some of this JR stuff. My fictional shortline F7's are getting are bit lonely/used and either need an overhaul or to be replaced ;D Yay for kick ass weathering jobs :lame:
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/TLCWF7blah.jpg)

Tom :)

P.S. Actually I can see it already, a MP15 with elephant ears, a sweet sounding leslie 5 chime horn, lights galore in the same scheme as above :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 23, 2009, 07:43:38 AM
why aren't we skyping right now?  :screwy:

Because YOU logged off skype...

MP15 with elephant ears

Wait - what?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 23, 2009, 08:00:40 AM
Like what Ryan had on his geeps, except way smaller and somehow covering the grill? (To tell you the truth why any RR would want to do that is beyond me as it wouldn't do anything but block the airflow I guess). Oh yeah and some HT-B trucks ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 25, 2009, 06:39:14 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1926f65cb5709672b3f40c288a1c14b8.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 25, 2009, 09:05:52 AM
A TLCW local lead by 9004 and 9000 departs Davenport headed for Rochelle
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-Davenport-1.jpg)
Other side of the yard, 9002 idling away.
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-Davenport-2.jpg)
9005 heads for the yard with a loaded ballast train.
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-Davenport-3.jpg)
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-Davenport-4.jpg)
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-Davenport-5.jpg)
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-Davenport-6.jpg)
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-Davenport-7.jpg)

Took me around 5 hours to do that much lol. Gotta add in a few things (small details like frogs, signs etc.) but it's getting there. After this there's a loco depot to do and then it's pure grain country ;D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on November 25, 2009, 12:00:36 PM
Great Shots, very nice.  Nice to see you around again too Tommy!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on November 25, 2009, 12:35:42 PM
Explain this to me,cause I can't. :DWell SP did it to draw cooler air through the radiators so it's entirely possible.

not on a 15 series though. they already use the best way.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 26, 2009, 01:48:27 AM
Thanks Mike :) Also did you get my PM?

Did some more work at the other end of the yard today...
A UP GP50 departs Davenport headed for who knows where
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/DavenportAG-1.jpg)
A TLCW local arrives at the yard, the UP waits for a clear line
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/DavenportAG-2.jpg)
Rolling through the yard
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/DavenportAG-3.jpg)
Further down
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/DavenportAG-4.jpg)
An overall view of the yard
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/DavenportAG-5.jpg)

Now for the loco depot ;D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on November 26, 2009, 03:30:59 AM
Welcome back Tommy - nice screens :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 26, 2009, 10:03:23 AM
...departs Davenport headed for who knows where...
  :bonk:

lookn' good tom :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 26, 2009, 11:46:36 AM
Thanks guys, finished off the um oil refinery tonight? (Could be anything to be honest, anyone with more knowledge on what it is let me know please ;D). Here's some more, probably the last I take because the next 30 thousand miles is just farms :D
Round the bend out of Davenport
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-More-1.jpg)
Wig Wags swinging away
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-More-2.jpg)
A look at the plant
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-More-3.jpg)
Overall view
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-More-4.jpg)
Spare power and some tankers lying about
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-More-5.jpg)

Need bigger and more reliable locos than the 5 F7's I have me thinks hehe.

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on November 26, 2009, 12:56:51 PM
Looks great but I think an ethanol plant would suite that space and geographic location a bit better.   ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on November 26, 2009, 03:53:11 PM
Hey RiverRun, I live right along that route. My dad works for the OHCR, and I can jelp somewhat.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on November 26, 2009, 05:35:29 PM
Well, I'm kinda doing the days when it was run/owned by the Nickel Plate Road. I'm trying to find out what is missing nowadays that was there when the NKP was still around. If you can come up with some old diagrams or pics it would help. Thanks!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 26, 2009, 11:17:14 PM
Looks great but I think an ethanol plant would suite that space and geographic location a bit better.   ;)

Ethanol Plant it is. Now to check what the differences are between what I've done and a ethanol plant :P :dancing:

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on November 26, 2009, 11:18:42 PM
Ethanol---BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Why not find a product that can stand on its own? Like OIL!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on November 26, 2009, 11:30:20 PM
Hahahaha!!!   Gotta do what we gotta do, eh?   :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on November 27, 2009, 12:30:28 AM
Maybe Justin can post a pic of his sweet looking Ethanol plant....

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on November 29, 2009, 09:10:26 AM
New toys...
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/Davenport_TLCW/TLCW-Newlocos-Night.jpg)

TLCW's 5 newly acquired GP38's arrive into the yard at Davenport while TLCW's 7050 and 3123 roll through on the main with a local during the early hours of the morning.

Purdddyyyy ;D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on November 30, 2009, 03:44:53 AM
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/551/evan123200911240002.jpg) (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/evan123200911240002.jpg/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on November 30, 2009, 04:41:02 AM
Dug up the R&N for some stupid reason...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/892092c0203ce539d0945f73984986ee.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9115c20013bd14384084c64b4130e90f.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on November 30, 2009, 06:13:35 AM
Nice Pic's fellow countryman,car-pie bro O0
Here's a few shoot's I've my soon to be completed grain route.
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/cd0532509a8b49fc38405bec383f96c7.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/5eb3a1d6e82f75e29bb0fa51d0d960de.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/e08757eecb5b5b51d915ec148e2951b8.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/908ef36ea7420159d86aea0f33258e73.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 30, 2009, 07:45:17 PM
epic  :)  beautiful work. I'll be sure to get this one.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on November 30, 2009, 09:13:00 PM
Okeechobee City

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/OC04a.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on November 30, 2009, 09:19:46 PM
Awesome work george, your the best content creator. HA 100th page
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on December 01, 2009, 01:52:05 AM
HA 100th page
Yay me! I did something successful!! haha  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 01, 2009, 04:52:09 AM
1-DTIC231-C is seen powering through the fields leaving Davenport headed for Iowa City...
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/DMC-DTIC-1.jpg)

Now for the loco depot and yard ;D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on December 01, 2009, 08:10:18 AM
1-DTIC231-C

*Gasp*

other than that -  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 02, 2009, 12:33:24 AM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/trainz2009-12-0101-02-17-18.jpg)

In morning, NS H39 crew on NS 12G train plan have to start rolled to through Woodside location about 2 to 3 1/2 mile away there...and, there 12G have get to painfully because there bring with OVER 100 cars with mostly bunch of loads grains on last rear...

NS 12G plan to acceleration around between with 25 to 30 mph because due of heavy trains...

- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2009, 04:40:35 AM
Business Info Systems team project team picture. (I am the blond idiot in the bomber jacket.) The rest are my teammates. I don't think that it turned out too bad. (Now, if only the engines weren't in New Jersey for the pic, lol.)

Damn, I wish that I could make things look a little less... fake.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/11160b64c2b575189167c03299dbfb4d.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on December 02, 2009, 07:46:58 AM
It looks good Alex. It will look even better if someone would create a better detailed GP9 locomotive.   ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2009, 01:40:39 PM
This geep may be outdated, but it is better than the freeware version.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 02, 2009, 02:04:42 PM
That's a good group Alex.


(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/OCspecial1.jpg)


(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/OCspecial2.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on December 02, 2009, 04:27:36 PM
Randy have you seen the OC Geeps on USLW?

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 02, 2009, 06:35:57 PM
No I haven't. Since I switched from TRS2004 to TRS2006 things don't download very good, so I haven't been shopping too much.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2009, 06:59:32 PM
With CMP I have found that the best thing to do is to download the .cdp to your hardrive, then drag and drop it into CMP. It tends to crash less.

Also, you may want to change the tracks you are using.

I personally prefer these, as there is quite a variety of ballast types.

http://www.greenery.name/mstsg/mstsgd.htm?trainz,1

BTW, I have started on the hoppers V.2 but it is slow going with my studies getting in the way. But they should be done by the end of the weekend.

The route looks pretty nice so far.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on December 02, 2009, 10:47:57 PM
Randy check this out:  http://uslw.net/downloads.php?action=view&id=68 (http://uslw.net/downloads.php?action=view&id=68)

Best price of all, free.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 03, 2009, 12:18:48 AM
Arielle "That's adorable. It looks like freaking Oregon Trail 4."
(In regards to my team picture.)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 03, 2009, 01:51:19 AM
Randy check this out:  http://uslw.net/downloads.php?action=view&id=68 (http://uslw.net/downloads.php?action=view&id=68)

Best price of all, free.

Mike



Nice, but I can't get it to download. Thanks.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 03, 2009, 02:00:34 AM
Arielle "That's adorable. It looks like freaking Oregon Trail 4."
(In regards to my team picture.)

Hahahahaha. +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 03, 2009, 07:55:42 AM


Nice, but I can't get it to download. Thanks.

Not being able to download is a 'feature' - click on the 'here' where it says: 'Your download will start in 3 seconds... If not click Here'

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 03, 2009, 01:53:06 PM
If you still cannot get it to work, just shoot me an email. I will grab it and shoot the cdp your way.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 03, 2009, 02:18:12 PM
The GP-40s show up on the list with the rest of the locomotives, but when I click on them nothing happens. I also noticed my avatar is squished in IE8 but not in Google Chrome.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 03, 2009, 02:35:26 PM
Seems like you are missing some dependencies. Try downloading this.
http://uslw.net/downloads.php?action=view&id=164
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 03, 2009, 05:11:54 PM
Yup, you are just missing dependencies. With locomotives that are not showing up, I normally find them in CMP, drag then into the Download box, and see if there are any DLS dependencies. If not, then I rightclick and select dependencies or something like than. Then it is just a matter of copy and pasting the KUID into google to try to find them.


Of course, with this one you are just missing the pack linked above.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 04, 2009, 05:53:01 AM
The loco depot...
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/screenshots/tommyg/DMC_Shortline_Route/DMCLocodepot-1.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on December 04, 2009, 12:45:40 PM
This route looks fantastic, how big is it so far?

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 04, 2009, 04:46:37 PM
(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091204_0001.jpg)

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091204_0003.jpg)


default route and session... just placed my locomotives on this train. i have found that ts10 has some pretty good routes other than the same old crap thats been resold to us since 04. while some might be a little far fetched, like the harbormaster - kindof plays to model railroading interests in the spirit of industrail, there is plenty to do, and its not just australian or uk routes, or just plain garbage. its way more tolerable right out of the box than any other previous trainz version... as in, id actaully play it without adding my usual collection of rolling stock. not perfect, but its what trs 04 should have been.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 04, 2009, 05:30:23 PM
Great pics, Justin; the game actually looks like a step forward. :) I'll consider it for xmas.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on December 04, 2009, 07:43:10 PM
Is that layout supposed to be a model of the MILW rocky mountain division? Looks the part, 010 might be worth getting.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 05, 2009, 12:15:48 AM
This route looks fantastic, how big is it so far?

Mike

Thanks Mike :) Uhh it's almost 10 baseboards so far, should be easily over 50 if not more once I'm done. Probably should be using a Dem but I find the ruler in Google to work fine enough and it allows you to cut corners where necessary :P

One from the other end...
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/DMC%20Stuff/DMCLocodepot.jpg)

Hey Justin, have they fixed the LOD issue that happened with SP2 for 09? The second level was kicking in too early which meant screenshots were just a no go zone. I think the 3D trees are growing on me, just doesn't seem as real though as alpha trees...

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 05, 2009, 12:34:38 AM
I like the ffel of your yard, makes me want to scrap mine and go back and start over.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 05, 2009, 03:33:25 AM
i cant stand alpha trees, x shaped crap.

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091205_0003.jpg)

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091205_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on December 05, 2009, 08:33:04 AM
Justin that looks purdy on a route.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on December 06, 2009, 01:29:43 AM
gag, failracer route. im trying to keep my eyes on the F40's. Actually wont be that bad if they put winter trees on a snow route.....
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 06, 2009, 03:15:53 AM
gag, failracer route. im trying to keep my eyes on the F40's. Actually wont be that bad if they put winter trees on a snow route.....

His routes have some detail but even though I live in FL I can tell that they are crushed and abbreviated, like my FEC was in 2008, before I restarted... I remember this particularly sharp curve that probably isnt sharp in real life
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 06, 2009, 05:48:20 AM
A Boston and Maine train rolls through Vermont on a cold winter evening.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/fb4070f5e6f8a3d828113809aae5d74a.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/959eb3a38fbc795d4e8e5887fa8a69fa.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/65940f4ca0f9b2ec97b07f5b74ee20d8.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/8848a647df03f8409b9565be2ae24a42.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 06, 2009, 08:34:12 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_header.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 06, 2009, 10:25:21 AM
Andy is the EK with trees?

What kind did ya use?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 06, 2009, 01:58:31 PM
gag, failracer route. im trying to keep my eyes on the F40's. Actually wont be that bad if they put winter trees on a snow route.....

kindof a low blow, of course it is a failracer route, but its not really that bad, i have to give him credit for not having horrible trackwork like his other stuff. the trees would lose their leaves if it were later in the year. you have to know speedtrees to get it i guess, or oh i know go outside sometimes. they change their look according to the calendar. plus its not like its uncommon for snow to happen when the trees have leaves on them. hell it snowed here friday night, looked just like that route, and the trees are orange. ive heard this 'the trees have leaves in the snow lolololol' argument, and i think its fricking stupid. here let me change the day of the year and see if it can appease you winter trees only when it has snowed guys.

just changed the date

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091206_0000.jpg)

what you dont realise is, the trees can even get snowed on. now all we need is ground textures and other map objects that respond like these trees. you can have a route at any time of the year.



Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 06, 2009, 02:02:36 PM
kindof a low blow, of course it is a failracer route, but its not really that bad, i have to give him credit for not having horrible trackwork like his other stuff. the trees would lose their leaves if it were later in the year. you have to know speedtrees to get it i guess, or oh i know go outside sometimes. they change their look according to the calendar. plus its not like its uncommon for snow to happen when the trees have leaves on them. hell it snowed here friday night, looked just like that route, and the trees are orange. ive heard this 'the trees have leaves in the snow lolololol' argument, and i think its fricking stupid. here let me change the day of the year and see if it can appease you winter trees only when it has snowed guys.

just changed the date

what you dont realise is, the trees can even get snowed on. now all we need is ground textures and other map objects that respond like these trees. you can have a route at any time of the year.
Justin: I'm curious to know that if you put a Summer session date, is the day longer?


Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on December 06, 2009, 02:25:26 PM
Those bare trees totally suck.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 06, 2009, 02:28:57 PM
yea thats a LOD thing George, normally they look like the foreground. its no secret that they need to adjust some things about these trees, but any way i look at them, it beats flat plane trees hands down. i think from now on the flatplanes should be background only. honestly, i never noticed that when i was in game, i had to be looking at a still screenshot. if you are in there running trainz and not staring at trees i think it works quite well.

i am not sure if the day is longer, since i havnt tried it long enough, or why that even matters. who plays for a whole day anyhow? i doubt that it does change, ive been through several settings in the calendar, and ive never seen the lighting change so im sure its just for referencing when the trees should change.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 06, 2009, 02:35:35 PM
yea thats a LOD thing George, normally they look like the foreground. its no secret that they need to adjust some things about these trees, but any way i look at them, it beats flat plane trees hands down. i think from now on the flatplanes should be background only. honestly, i never noticed that when i was in game, i had to be looking at a still screenshot. if you are in there running trainz and not staring at trees i think it works quite well.

i am not sure if the day is longer, since i havnt tried it long enough, or why that even matters. who plays for a whole day anyhow? i doubt that it does change, ive been through several settings in the calendar, and ive never seen the lighting change so im sure its just for referencing when the trees should change.

I don't play for a whole day but sometimes run FEC trains that conflict with sunset, and 6 PM is too early in some cases for a sunset.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 06, 2009, 02:55:39 PM
I still say that the flat trees should still be usable for background. I still say that they look much better than those 3D trees at further distances. Especially the leafless ones.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 06, 2009, 04:11:24 PM
Those bare trees totally suck.

Alpha trees have problems, but those 3D things are a catastrophe at any distance at any time of year.  They are the overscale, crap textured tree equivalent of a Paintshed Gp38.  No, I don't have 10, I am making my judgement purely from viewing screenshots, but I have yet to see a shot with 3D trees that doesn't scream 'Toy Train'.  I have seen a zillion alpha tree screenies where you have to look twice to see if it is a photo....

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 06, 2009, 04:13:50 PM
Andy is the EK with trees?

What kind did ya use?

Yup - I am fed up with desert textures atm so I ahve been playing with EK3 - or should I say 'EK Tree' lol.

Mostly www.greenery.name  with a smattering of Dave Drake's timeless offerings.  The route looks way different with treeezzzzzz, about half a million so far and I have only done a couple of miles.  Also relaying most of the trackwork, which is pretty crappy and probably replacing the roads with maddy's YARN stuff.  And re-texturing most of it.  Hell it would be quicker to just start again from scratch....  :)

Andy...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 06, 2009, 04:28:31 PM
I agree--- the default trees do look like crap. When I saw the screens they looked too cartoonish and huge. I prefer the older trees we see today, like some of those on Nikos's/my KWE and Miami to Fort Pierce routes though I think it would benefit to have Speedtree installed so you can do it yourself...

Alpha trees have problems, but those 3D things are a catastrophe at any distance at any time of year.  They are the overscale, crap textured tree equivalent of a Paintshed Gp38.  No, I don't have 10, I am making my judgement purely from viewing screenshots, but I have yet to see a shot with 3D trees that doesn't scream 'Toy Train'.  I have seen a zillion alpha tree screenies where you have to look twice to see if it is a photo....

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 06, 2009, 05:11:47 PM
yes they can use some work, but its new. the trees are all different sizes and configurations even placing the same tree. there are a few kuids that get somewhat oversized. they are definitely not bad textures, they look really nice.  i think what youve been seeing is ppl with bad lod settigns or video that isnt as sharp as yours. you get right up on them and you see some really nice detail.

alpha trees do look good in a screenshot and thats all, but in the game, where you are actually playing and moving around they look like shit. always have. i think thats where the difference is. these work well in GAMEPLAY where it counts, at least to me.

i still think the alpha trees have their place in the background as fill, but you get close to those and all you see is blur... or get above them at all and see that stupid star pattern. one thing i have to say aobut the speedtrees as they are now is they move way too much. its nice that they animate, but cmon auran you overdid it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on December 06, 2009, 11:11:57 PM
Some from a winter route I just started.
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard01-14.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard02-4.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard03-3.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard04-3.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard05-4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 06, 2009, 11:51:11 PM
i got a chill just form looking at that.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on December 07, 2009, 07:17:07 PM
Nice pics, Mikeski.  Looks mighty cold.  Since I'm moving back to the midwest this summer, I guess I'll have to get used to that.  Oh...and buy a new icescraper for my windshield.   :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on December 07, 2009, 08:31:37 PM
Nice!  I got to sweep switches all morning... Looking forward to the 8" to 14" of the white shit to hit Tuesday into Wednesday...    :dancing:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on December 07, 2009, 09:19:52 PM
Nice!  I got to sweep switches all morning... Looking forward to the 8" to 14" of the white shit to hit Tuesday into Wednesday...    :dancing:

But the good things is, you had sweep switches all morning!   ;)

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 07, 2009, 09:27:44 PM
It could be worse. You could work at SMS. You sweep the switch, then a minute later, you sweep it again due to the drift.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 07, 2009, 11:41:02 PM
It could be worse. You could work at SMS. You sweep the switch, then a minute later, you sweep it again due to the drift.
Jade. How do you think it is in Minnesota/Wisconsin?
Take New Jersey, and multiply it by 10. No? 100 then.
I'm sure Steve has many a story about drifts.
:P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 08, 2009, 12:25:56 AM
Yes I bought TS10. Sue me.

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1372/evan123200912080000.jpg) (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912080000.jpg/)

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/566/evan123200912080001.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912080001.jpg/)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7365/evan123200912080002.jpg) (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912080002.jpg/)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4738/evan123200912080003.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912080003.jpg/)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1372/evan123200912080000.jpg) (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912080000.jpg/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 08, 2009, 12:33:41 AM
I have to say that it doesn't look that bad.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on December 08, 2009, 12:34:38 AM
lead engine

What the hell is that mess?

Also, no trucks on the second unit in the second pic.  :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 08, 2009, 12:35:31 AM
I have to say that it doesn't look that bad.

That's because of my natural good lucks & route building skills.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on December 08, 2009, 12:39:27 AM
What the hell is that mess?

Also, no trucks on the second unit in the second pic.  :P

How the hell did you spot that!? Good eye.

That's because of my natural good lucks & route building skills.

+1 for the answer you gave jade.
Looks really good man, TS2010 doesn't look as bad as I thought it would be...I still don't like the look of speedtrees though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 08, 2009, 12:54:09 AM
Speedtrees will be updated soon hopefully.. They could use some work thats for sure.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 08, 2009, 05:19:21 AM
(http://www.rrmods.com/members/tommyg/DMC%20Stuff/DMCSW1500nologo.jpg)

Recently acquired and repainted SW1500 2225 sits outside the engine shop awaiting logos and touch-ups.

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 08, 2009, 05:38:00 AM
Which SW1500 is that one man??

Me needs some
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on December 08, 2009, 06:07:23 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/71127eef0afd0cbaecc535f17c213184.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 08, 2009, 06:43:26 AM
Well I'm getting used to TS10. It's hard getting used to how speed trees, layers, and other features work. Here is some screenies from my first TS10 route.

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1853/evan123200912080010.jpg) (http://img189.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912080010.jpg/)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/534/evan123200912080006.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912080006.jpg/)

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/2641/evan123200912080008.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912080008.jpg/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 08, 2009, 07:33:20 AM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/71127eef0afd0cbaecc535f17c213184.jpg)


Dang man that looks good.

Evan the see through trees, is that normal?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 08, 2009, 10:12:43 AM
Some more from EKTree.  These are experimental shots from the Blair Fork Spur area on EK2 to see just how many trees i can add and still get respectable frame rates.  The answer is lots...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_100.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_101.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_102.jpg)

Andy ;)

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 08, 2009, 10:58:41 AM
Andy, that looks awesome man. You setting them all by hand?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 08, 2009, 03:07:20 PM
These are great shots! I like the one by Cooper's Garage.

I'm an Alco fan, so I'm leasing these units.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/DH.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 08, 2009, 04:30:41 PM

Evan the see through trees, is that normal?

Probably not.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 08, 2009, 04:46:48 PM
Andy, that looks awesome man. You setting them all by hand?

Copy/Paste is your friend :)  I set up a couple of areas three or four hundred meters square and arranged trees and ground texures to look good, then copy/paste from those areas for the backgrounds.  Foreground trees are one-at-a-time though...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on December 08, 2009, 07:28:30 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/cs10.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on December 08, 2009, 08:02:37 PM
Copy/Paste is your friend :)  I set up a couple of areas three or four hundred meters square and arranged trees and ground texures to look good, then copy/paste from those areas for the backgrounds.  Foreground trees are one-at-a-time though...

Andy :)

Just dont get a bit of grass in with it or there will be hell to pay later!

What version you building EKTree for? Looks really nice, and it might even run on my old PC. The EK series has always been my favorite route for TRS, partially due to the fact of how much operational opportunities there are while the same time i get FPS above slideshow level.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on December 08, 2009, 09:07:38 PM
Another great shot, George.  Everyone else too.  Happy Holidays!   :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 08, 2009, 09:08:44 PM
I tried copy paste but was getting the ground texture as well. Most likely not doing it right.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on December 08, 2009, 09:15:02 PM
Oh...you did copy and paste...silly me.  Red...there are three buttons on the paste menu.  Turn them off except for paste objects.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 08, 2009, 09:16:27 PM
OK thanks buddy
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 09, 2009, 08:41:22 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_104.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on December 09, 2009, 12:50:41 PM
That's a sweet shot!  Well Done sir!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 09, 2009, 03:01:17 PM
Yeah... I want that route, lol. It looks great Dermmy. The EK facelift seems to be really working out for you.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on December 09, 2009, 06:07:31 PM
Holy crap...Dermmy you have outdone yourself again, now I need to get EK3 when it comes out. Damn!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 10, 2009, 01:23:06 AM
Very nice Andy.  A big change from the open plains. :cheering:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 10, 2009, 01:09:51 PM
Well if the shortline guys get executive units, I'm gonna have a steamer ;D

(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/DMCSteamer2.jpg)
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/DMCSteamer1.jpg)

I can run it on freights too :wtfdavidblaine:

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 10, 2009, 02:25:46 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/27b6860bea07dc10fb2e0a8f6a5d890d.jpg)

So who else is adding steamers to their roster?

EDIT: I cant get some of these TGA's to work for shit. I tried re-skinning the USRA Mikado by bdaneal. Can't get it. Help? Please?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 10, 2009, 03:15:56 PM
Australian's aren't allowed to run coal burning steam. Change the texture of the coal to Koallas and then you will be prototypical. :wtfdavidblaine:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 10, 2009, 03:35:05 PM
Quote from: Jadebullet
Change the texture of the coal to Koallas and then you will be prototypical. :wtfdavidblaine:
Save babies, burn dingos ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 10, 2009, 04:36:26 PM
Australian's aren't allowed to run coal burning steam. ...

Don't listen to him Tom!  I think this was the first - maybe second - reskin I ever did...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/temp/mountain.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on December 10, 2009, 04:41:28 PM
Steam in Iowa? but its not chinese...  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 10, 2009, 11:03:14 PM
Australian's aren't allowed to run coal burning steam. Change the texture of the coal to Koallas and then you will be prototypical. :wtfdavidblaine:

Wash your mouth out boy, or I'll be chucking reading stuff in there instead ;)

I cant get some of these TGA's to work for shit. I tried re-skinning the USRA Mikado by bdaneal. Can't get it. Help? Please?

Gotta change the alpha as well. Just black out what you don't want on the main, put down your markings and numbers, select it all, copy and then go to channels, delete everything on the alpha channel and then paste Wow that was a mouthful lol but that's how I got mine to work (and me and photoshop is always a recipe for disaster haha).

Nice re-skin Andy, which model is that one?

Thanks for that too Ryan, you've given me an idea ;D

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 11, 2009, 12:29:17 AM
Wash your mouth out boy, or I'll be chucking reading stuff in there instead ;)


Well, I guess books burn pretty well too.  :wtfdavidblaine:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 11, 2009, 12:52:49 AM
A frame rate friendly sized FEC 335 hauls ass through Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade counties

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/FEC335Boca.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/brickbuilder711_20091209_0017.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/FEC335Sheridan.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/FEC335Iria.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/FEC335entersHialeah.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 11, 2009, 05:56:08 AM
Nice re-skin Andy, which model is that one?

Bill Scott aka 'Timetraveller' did the original FEC Mountain way back TRS04SP2.  IIRC it was on a third party site now defunct, but I stand ready to be corrected on that.  There are a heap of reskins mostly by Euphod on the DLS.  Search 'Mountain', restrict to TRS04 Locomotives.

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 11, 2009, 06:37:02 AM
Quote
So who else is adding steamers to their roster?

I added two steam engines for excurion on the VLR.

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/vlr108.jpg)
The VLR Baldwin Standard 2-10-0 (Decapod)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on December 11, 2009, 06:39:53 AM
WOW LOOK AT MY FANCY LOGO

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0656fd7346f33d60c882dd355e50ece6.jpg)

 :damncomputer:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 11, 2009, 07:08:45 AM
Where? I can't see it. Wait! There it is!  :tyler:

Guess who's route this is:

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9740/evan123200912110009.jpg) (http://img685.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912110009.jpg/)

You actually go EXPLORING in that route! Just drive your train straight through the forest, you'll eventually get to the otherside.

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1805/evan123200912110008.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912110008.jpg/)

Or if you're coming through the yard, you must navigate through a very tight and slick looking curve. Just try it with the SD70, You'll be alright son.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 11, 2009, 11:19:52 AM
That is some shitty track work. :puke: On that last pic in the upper right corner do you think he could have gotten the switchout any closer to the engine house or the one by the bridge support in the middle of the pic?

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 11, 2009, 11:21:35 AM
Quality Routes in his mind!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on December 11, 2009, 12:22:18 PM
Post those shots at Auran and he will just say that you modified the route...   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 11, 2009, 12:36:09 PM
Closed clearance ahead.

Oh, my brother in law saw the pics of the route and he agrees that John is retarded and knows nothing about trackwork.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 11, 2009, 12:42:01 PM
Yah but he's good at tree and grass Spam. :screwy: :screwy: :screwy:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on December 11, 2009, 03:33:44 PM
Can someone post a video of a 6 axle engine navigating that "S" curve under the road bridge?  That would be an interesting sight...

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 11, 2009, 05:30:54 PM
Mike, It'll be just like a 72' flat working a 18" radius in Model Railroad!  :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on December 11, 2009, 06:21:31 PM
if he pay me ill do his track work for him. :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 11, 2009, 08:39:40 PM
Where? I can't see it. Wait! There it is!  :tyler:

Guess who's route this is:

You actually go EXPLORING in that route! Just drive your train straight through the forest, you'll eventually get to the otherside.

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1805/evan123200912110008.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912110008.jpg/)

Or if you're coming through the yard, you must navigate through a very tight and slick looking curve. Just try it with the SD70, You'll be alright son.

My message to prospective Trainzers is this: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS. Thank you and back to your regularly scheduled program.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 12, 2009, 01:02:31 AM
I'm trying to see how that is REMOTELY prototypical, let alone realistic...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 12, 2009, 01:11:27 AM
I'm trying to see how that is REMOTELY prototypical, let alone realistic...

It isn't.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on December 12, 2009, 01:33:52 AM
Bill Scott aka 'Timetraveller' did the original FEC Mountain way back TRS04SP2.  IIRC it was on a third party site now defunct, but I stand ready to be corrected on that.  There are a heap of reskins mostly by Euphod on the DLS.  Search 'Mountain', restrict to TRS04 Locomotives.

Andy :)

I was interested in doing a weathered reskin of the mountain at one time.  But, unless you have the original mesh, you can't get rid of that shiny crap.  Real working steamers...one's that are not in a museum or on a tourist train...were not shiny.

Cheers,
Fred

P.S  Well...I take that back.  Before the turn of the century (19th to 20th, not 20th to 21st... :)) the old 4-4-0's were spit and polished.

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 12, 2009, 04:28:14 AM
Another problem with it is the way the tender side is mapped - the 'Norfolk Appalachian' text is the fullest extent possible to carry text, farther forward and behind is mapped from somewhere else, the boiler iirc....

Andy
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 12, 2009, 05:56:01 AM
From yours truly!

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6938/evan123200912120008.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912120008.jpg/)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2354/evan123200912120013.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912120013.jpg/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 12, 2009, 06:06:25 AM
What route is it?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 12, 2009, 09:30:59 AM
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/JointedRailPayware.jpg)

Getting in early before the Christmas rush ;D Thanks guys, look beautiful. My only complaint (geeze I'm picky lol) would be the broken 2nd LOD on the UP gevo, but other than that they're just real purdyyy O0

Tom :)

EDIT: ROFL never knew that happened when you write gevo :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 12, 2009, 03:03:30 PM
grr, did you just buy that UP gevo? i have been trying to fix that 2nd lod thing forever, but any time cmp saves the file as a cdp it causes it... i mean i dont see it, but everyone reports it, its very VERY frustrating.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 12, 2009, 03:18:17 PM
What is it doing to the second LOD level?

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 12, 2009, 03:30:06 PM
apparently it turns it into a crazy pile of polygons. i dont have the problem so i cannot describe it. whatever happens to it happens after i pack it. in one test, i packed it with CMP (TRS2006 as all of mine are packed in for downward compatibility) and deleted the installed one, then installed the cdp. i did have a model error when i did that, so i can only assume that cmp is doing it.

but since then i made a cdp that i can load and reload and it never gives me problems, but buyers still report that its broken, so im just getting angry.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 12, 2009, 03:44:40 PM
That's odd.  I've had a few times the were CMP jacked the CDP so it didn't work but repacking it fixed it.  If it's not happening on any of the others it sounds like there is something screwy with that mesh for the second LOD.  I can see were that would make you angry.  You can't really fix the problem if it won't show up for you.  Have you tried packing it from 09 to see if the problem continues?

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 12, 2009, 05:34:13 PM
apparently it turns it into a crazy pile of polygons. i dont have the problem so i cannot describe it.

You just described it!  Just to add to your frustrations I was hit with the problem so bad I stopped using the thing, but I just re-installed it from a fresh download and spent like 10 minutes trying to make it happen to post a screenie and couldn't get it to happen in either TRS06 or TRS09.  Another thing I noticed was on my original version the LOD changes (when it didn't turn into a pile of polys) was like hitting a switch, it just screamed 'LOD CHANGE!!!!.  On the latest version the LOD0 - LOD1 and LOD1 - LOD2 changes are so close to seamless if I wasn't staring at the screen looking for it it would be unnoticeable.  So you got an intermittent problem on some installs.....

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 12, 2009, 06:47:38 PM
lol, yea i dont know what it was. i just knocked out lod 2 and sent the effected people the new one. im just tired of fighting with it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 12, 2009, 07:16:35 PM
What route is it?

Erie Lackawanna I think.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on December 12, 2009, 07:55:08 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/8398d336d6f5bbf37580c5e11c7ee32e.jpg)
Grass.  :yay:
Somewhat based on:
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/4/0/5840.1232154464.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 12, 2009, 08:03:40 PM
grr, did you just buy that UP gevoSPAMSPAM? i have been trying to fix that 2nd lod thing forever, but any time cmp saves the file as a cdp it causes it... i mean i dont see it, but everyone reports it, its very VERY frustrating.

Yep just yesterday. Not sure which LOD it is (either 1st or 2nd I think) but basically the mesh turns invisible and all you can see is the shadow, ARN and the grills and so forth at the back.

Maybe Ryan broke it? :D

Tom :)

EDIT: Just loaded it up again and bam the LOD works :-\ All I did was open it for edit and had a look how big the lods were... strange! :screwy:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 13, 2009, 03:22:08 AM
Yay purpose double post lol

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/11ed93fc7232636edaf8dfdbb4f7322f.jpg)

And yeah the gevo is now on and off, sometimes the LOD works, sometimes it doesn't. Strange...

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 13, 2009, 03:33:33 AM
yea send me an email ill give you a new cdp with that lod removed.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 13, 2009, 04:32:01 AM
Not as nice but here goes.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/sugarcreek.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 13, 2009, 04:43:34 AM
Done :thumbsup:

What the heck, another screenshot lol
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/56fea03b3fd5c9c872686261bf531049.jpg)

DMC's newly acquired GP15 #8001 departs Davenport yard pouring out smoke with a small local, as GP38 5188 has just arrived with 13-233-B (check that up on rail reference and you'll get it lol).

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/babf68ffd61447af946b4d45f01b7ce9.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/f3db851abb518d2cf8189562f27ad362.jpg)

My Ethanol plant which leaves a lot to be desired lol, need to do some more work on it me thinks.

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 13, 2009, 09:28:51 AM
Geeze, this time difference sucks lol, wake up it's almost Monday already for me :P

DMC's second GP15 #8002 is now 'out and about', seen here pairing up with #8001 on the works train 14-231-E.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/2792a5972fa9cd1bd20faa3b8c312a35.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/54c21b566908c475236fd0ff39d2d897.jpg)
Pouring out smoke and screaming like you would not believe, but they made it over the tiny hill...just.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/b60219a81285326741a6b1a3ca4479af.jpg)
Until #8002 decided to crap itself so the train was brought into the yard, #8002 towed away and #8001 was left to haul the train itself. Not sure how it went :shh: #8002 is currently in the shops being repaired. Shouldn't be too long till it's back out again.

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 13, 2009, 03:33:15 PM
That is looking nice Riverrun.

I like what you have done with those GP15s Tommy.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 14, 2009, 09:38:31 AM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/4ebae05f35939f984ead10b155243420.jpg)

#8501 and #8502 sit outside the DMC engine shops waiting for the paint to dry, as #8002 looks on currently being repaired for a blown radiator.

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on December 14, 2009, 05:54:41 PM
Some Rutland action...

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/cs12.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on December 14, 2009, 06:32:45 PM
Great Shot!  Is that an Opal? 

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 14, 2009, 06:49:20 PM
It's a jag. Dinorius_Redudicus just created it.

BTW, amazing shot George.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on December 14, 2009, 07:11:30 PM
I'm interested in that track, too. Its about time we get some good snow-covered tracks for Trainz. Makes me want to do a winter route.  :tyler:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on December 15, 2009, 01:37:20 AM
Yeah...looks like an XKE coupe.  About 30 years ago, I had a roommate that had one of those.  He never let me drive it though...the selfish jerk.   :D  Nice shot, George!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 15, 2009, 02:03:14 AM
Oh yeah! I'll top George's route!

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1585/evan123200912150001.jpg) (http://img63.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912150001.jpg/)

(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/2551/evan123200912150000.jpg) (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912150000.jpg/)

 :tyler:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on December 15, 2009, 08:11:50 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d0635605c2488d7122a3d59c6c62736b.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 15, 2009, 08:43:04 AM
Chessie in the hollers....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_112.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on December 15, 2009, 01:02:08 PM
Lookin' sweet!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 15, 2009, 03:23:38 PM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/ff1368553912e7b824172646c6cf5793.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 15, 2009, 04:13:38 PM
Lookin' good Jade :)

Andy...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 15, 2009, 04:27:07 PM
And now my confidence is shattered. Thanks a lot everybody. :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 15, 2009, 04:33:23 PM
Thanks guys. It really means alot.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on December 15, 2009, 05:26:16 PM
excellent jade. I'm at a loss for words. It's got a GFisher feel with a twist. It's truly insperation for me to get back into route building. +1 to you sir.

edit: this is now the backround on my phone. I just love it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 15, 2009, 05:33:27 PM
That is one hell of a compliment right there. Thanks.

One of the things that I did for research for the route, was to download all of Gfisher's routes, and study them extensively, mainly because I enjoy his style. The texturing that George does didn't work out too well for me, so I went back to my old texture choice and style, and I think that it turned out nicely.

By the way, I am glad that I inspired you.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 15, 2009, 07:16:57 PM
Looks great Alex.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 16, 2009, 07:04:14 PM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_113.jpg)

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on December 16, 2009, 07:21:15 PM
East Kentucky was always one of my fav routes.  Lookin' forward to this new version.  It's funny...I came really close to using those loco's in my previous shot.  There's a lot of nice Conny and CSX stuff coming out these days...cool.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 16, 2009, 10:11:05 PM
All I could think of when I saw that Andy, was Win.
+1 for you sir. ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 17, 2009, 02:10:24 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5b9271c951cafec32bdedaa93541fa05.jpg)

Wish my computer wasn't such a piece of shit...  :damncomputer:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on December 17, 2009, 08:33:10 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9e40ef5f477ba0de56928a075ae1a12a.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 17, 2009, 10:06:11 AM
Me likes the CNW geep ;)

Nice shot Willy :)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 17, 2009, 12:35:48 PM
Somewhere in Iowa for some reason...
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/fb3d99fe3ce30bb06880df41f66de6d1.jpg)
Sitting in the loop waiting for the next train to pass...
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/ad5ffbb34798e7c35d2ec6bb88258aed.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on December 17, 2009, 07:16:28 PM
Nice screenshots tommyg!

A pic from gfisher's wonderful Loops route with WC SDL39 #586 on the lead...

(click to enlarge)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/th_LoopsWC1.jpg) (http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/LoopsWC1.jpg)

Robby
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: titaniclover on December 18, 2009, 01:25:51 PM
OMG, I LOVE IT!!! +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 18, 2009, 04:27:11 PM
Sweet!!!  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 18, 2009, 04:39:29 PM
OMG RYAN, wrong font dude... fix that shiz.


and when you are done send me the source files thx bai.


(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20091218_0002.jpg)


Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on December 18, 2009, 05:04:37 PM
@ Ryan -  :yay: Ears?
@ Justin -  :o Wow....
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on December 18, 2009, 05:28:49 PM
Nice!  I'd put my **** in both of those things!    :steveslife:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 18, 2009, 05:50:44 PM
Wow, Steve, thats just...  :-\
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on December 18, 2009, 06:22:38 PM
we know what steve does at work now lol. :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on December 18, 2009, 11:06:32 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on December 18, 2009, 11:12:46 PM
New dome car?

I like where this is going...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 19, 2009, 11:36:55 AM
At all are brilliant everything how to work on progress with locomotives and, they is brilliant and kick KCSrailfan's ass...

Looking very nice, Justin and Ryan..;)


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 19, 2009, 12:32:54 PM
Wow, the F40PH looks awesome! Better than any other F40PH I've seen.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 19, 2009, 03:00:53 PM
MOW unit working the grade into one of the junctions.

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/trainz2009-12-1912-54-02-81bmp.jpg)

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/trainz2009-12-1912-54-10-96bmp.jpg)

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/trainz2009-12-1912-54-24-89bmp.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 20, 2009, 07:38:02 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_117.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AB103 on December 20, 2009, 02:49:43 PM
Very Nice Andy, is that on your Kentucky coal route?  If only that SD60I was 5504, because that's the model I have sitting right next to me.  :D



-Andy 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AB103 on December 20, 2009, 03:18:03 PM
(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt287/NSHR2004/Engineer_Brouse_20091220_0000.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt287/NSHR2004/Engineer_Brouse_20091220_0001.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt287/NSHR2004/Engineer_Brouse_20091220_0004.jpg)

Not a fan of RRMods locomotives, but I have to say, the SD45's look pretty nice.  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on December 20, 2009, 04:26:02 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard01-15.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard02-5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AB103 on December 20, 2009, 04:31:50 PM
OOOHHHH!!!!   :o  :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 20, 2009, 05:02:54 PM
FEC 204 through the Middle Keys. If only this damn line existed today!

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/trainz2009-12-1912-56-33-63.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/trainz2009-12-1912-58-43-02.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/trainz2009-12-1913-04-25-08.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/trainz2009-12-1914-17-50-06.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on December 20, 2009, 06:31:39 PM
Thanks AB103 :)
Nice screenshots there FECTrain

Just finished up a portal on a tunnel.  The tunnel is based on the Hoosac Tunnel in Northwestern Mass.  What does everyone think?  It's my second time making a tunnel out of splines and bridges. 
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard03-4.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard04-4.jpg)
What its modeled after
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/8/1/9581.1170399600.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AB103 on December 20, 2009, 06:55:13 PM
I like it, especially from the ground looking up, that looks really nice +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 20, 2009, 08:23:21 PM
Yeah, I want that tunnel. lol. It looks great.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 21, 2009, 03:00:29 AM
DMC's recently repainted GP38 #7000 pulls into the yard with loaded ethanol tankers to go on the next train out...
(http://www.victrainz.com.au/tommyg/Trainz/dmclocal3.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AB103 on December 21, 2009, 03:03:15 AM
Nice shot Tommy!  :D btw, where did you get that bulkhead from?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on December 21, 2009, 03:16:54 AM
where did you get that bulkhead from?

Unreleased - still in beta

William :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AB103 on December 21, 2009, 03:19:57 AM
It looks like a very nice model.  Can't wait to download  ;)

Man, I have to get back into making content with gmax.. Have to wait till I get my new system though  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 21, 2009, 03:32:41 AM
Unreleased - still in beta

William :)

What he said ;)

(http://www.railreference.net/images/f/f7/Dmcmowtrain.jpg)

8001 blowing a heap of smoke as it pairs with 8502 on a MOW train.

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AB103 on December 21, 2009, 03:34:15 AM
Yes, you can surely tell which is the better operating locomotive in that example   :P   :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 21, 2009, 03:52:56 AM
Nice screenshots everyone!

Red,

Maybe I can ask you where you get crane on MOW gondola? Thanks


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 21, 2009, 04:50:59 AM
Just a pic of the first in a long roster of Mayburry Northern steamers.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/801b39367c430c57e19d2962575d783b.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 21, 2009, 04:55:25 AM
Okay, here is a shot from the farmer's backyard that only the railroaders see.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/penncentralohio.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 21, 2009, 10:45:35 AM
Just some finishing touches to do now...

Specially painted Operation Lifesaver unit 7002 leads 7003 out of Davenport on 21-241-M...
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/b6afab1532be6cf11c2aa305028b1a76.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/61dab5959b41444bc783b547a9cc8aa2.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/77f8ef5f5b7f2048aebb70a68cc73d52.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 21, 2009, 09:20:41 PM
Bugtussel Pusher Crew awaits the next call in the Bugtussel siding.

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/trainz2009-12-2119-04-23-43bmp.jpg)

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/trainz2009-12-2119-04-56-56bmp.jpg)

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/trainz2009-12-2119-06-11-70bmp.jpg)

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/trainz2009-12-2119-06-34-64bmp.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: AB103 on December 22, 2009, 07:43:39 PM
Kick ass loco's Red.  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 22, 2009, 09:53:48 PM
(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/BCI_xmas.jpg)

 O0
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 22, 2009, 10:01:10 PM
[img[/img]http://O0

Creative pic, Justin! :D

Here are the rates that Gagstop's latest business charges

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/brickbuilder711_20091222_0028.jpg)

Yes, FEC945 stopped for that. REMEMBER ALL THIS IS IN CHEAP AND GOOD HUMOR.


through a blown up power substation
(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/brickbuilder711_20091222_0031.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 22, 2009, 10:22:54 PM
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/Volunteer%20Line/trainz2009-12-2219-35-58-78bmp.jpg)

Bugtussel pusher works its way to the tail of an irregular CSX southbound train. Don’t see many CSX and we don’t see many southbound in these parts.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on December 22, 2009, 11:23:44 PM
Slamtrak...

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/bfec64f7f04b8dee643c76c07ad711c8.png)


Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 22, 2009, 11:52:53 PM
Slamtrak...





I literally just LOL'd when i read "Slamtrak.." HAHAHA.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 23, 2009, 03:25:26 PM
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/Volunteer%20Line/trainz2009-12-2312-22-00-04bmp.jpg)

7042/7036 pushes the through train south toward Bugtussel just past the Grassy Mountain Tunnel. Picked up 13 miles north and another 12 miles to go.

**These are easily my favorite units
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on December 23, 2009, 03:49:42 PM
Flower mating season must be early this year. :bnhcontract:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 23, 2009, 05:51:29 PM
Flower mating season must be early this year. :bnhcontract:


Flower power man!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 23, 2009, 08:14:18 PM
70's Era peace movement recall there Red?
;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 23, 2009, 08:35:41 PM
Some'm like that
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on December 24, 2009, 01:59:35 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/df0f71610a95e8ab38ab125336747eb2.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 24, 2009, 02:01:53 AM
lol +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on December 24, 2009, 02:05:17 AM
LOL

I'm not sure if that is a +1 or -1 yet...   :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on December 24, 2009, 03:30:41 AM
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1521/milw7.jpg)
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/7414/milw6.jpg)
see you crazy bastards in the new year may santa bring you more processing power & ram
cheers
Andrew O0
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 24, 2009, 04:25:04 AM
Dear God man, that first pic is beautiful. The entire thing is great, but the way that the light is shining on that truck is so realistic in black and white. Good job.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on December 24, 2009, 05:49:15 AM
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8609/evan123200912210006.jpg) (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/evan123200912210006.jpg/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 24, 2009, 08:48:03 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_118.jpg)

Happy whateveryoucallit wherever you live...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 24, 2009, 12:07:39 PM
just wow.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 26, 2009, 08:34:50 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_119.jpg)

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on December 26, 2009, 11:23:47 AM
Your route is looking superb Andy. :o  Are you putting much interactive industry on it?

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on December 26, 2009, 01:40:07 PM
Andy, you need a nicer track!  Me, Bill an NS37 all have superb track that would make your great route look even better!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 26, 2009, 02:55:40 PM
Andy, you need a nicer track!  Me, Bill an NS37 all have superb track that would make your great route look even better!

He's not alone... As if Half oval track looks right in my KWE or Mia-FTP

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/trainz2009-12-1900-05-38-57.jpg)
(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/brickbuilder711_20091219_0002.jpg)
(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/FEC335entersHialeah.jpg)

I try and try Gfisher's track, but it is mean to my FPS. And to get the somewhat subpar track in my routes, you need to register for a separate site. What a ripoff.


Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 26, 2009, 04:33:51 PM
Andy, you need a nicer track!  Me, Bill an NS37 all have superb track that would make your great route look even better!

Yep, I know.  Thing is I have been looking at this route with this track so long that every time I swap the track when I load the route it just looks 'wrong'.  But you're right and it will get done.....

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 26, 2009, 04:44:26 PM
Your route is looking superb Andy. :o  Are you putting much interactive industry on it?

Bill

You raise an excellent point!

Short answer:
Yes, it does.  About 100 coal loading tracks, most loadouts have a gengoods, and there are about three non-coal industries so a 5-car local can play dodge-the-coalies.

Long Answer:
[gimmiepig] I have a real problem with industry tracks on this route.  Most of the coal loadouts are on steep branches - way steep.  2 or 3% is not uncommon.  Problem is that industry tracks cannot be rotated in the Z axis, so they are all horizontal which gives a ridiculous roller-coaster ride down through the loaders.  To minimize this effect I have used the physically shortest industry tracks I can find which are ProtoLars.  I have no complaints about the PL system, but I would love to use load-as-you-drive-thru type industries at the loaders.  Anybody volunteer to make me a coal loading industry as physically short as possible which loads as you drive through in four versions at 0%, 1%, 2% and 3% grades?  It really would enhance the route and make the sessions I have planned for this one a hell of a lot more fun.[/gimmepig]

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: matruck on December 26, 2009, 06:20:52 PM
Howdy Dermmy,
I replaced all of your Protolars tracks with whats called a Coal Loader 40,Bit of fiddling with the terrain under sum but they are all got replaced ok and now ya just drive thru each and fill er up.
(http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/matruck/Screen_239.jpg)
 This is a pic in surveyor with the Coal Loader 40 sitting this side of the telegraph poles there.
It's on the DLS too.
Cheers Mick.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 26, 2009, 09:45:02 PM
...Most of the coal loadouts are on steep branches - way steep.  2 or 3% is not uncommon...

Does this mean I get to pile on the dynamics with my Clinchfield SD45-2s? :D


Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 26, 2009, 10:45:41 PM
Looking very good Andy.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on December 27, 2009, 12:19:53 AM
Does this mean I get to pile on the dynamics with my Clinchfield SD45-2s? :D




Has Auran fixed the dynamics in 09 or 10? Dynamics are no fun in trainz, no sound or the sound of the engine notching up if i remember right.

Btw: EKTree looks awesome Andy, will definitely give it a try when its released.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on December 27, 2009, 12:33:41 AM
Lookin' fantastico!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on December 27, 2009, 03:48:55 AM
Move along, nothing to see here ;)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/fe6ceff1b89c7750596d99b2f38d4920.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/bede3651f3125675262a57c5b954929b.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/47fd08e91464de3f50bc0dd940085410.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 27, 2009, 01:48:55 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4d1e3605ebe9d82c3bcf9751df5d9915.jpg)

 :crazy: Those are some pretty friggin awesome shots there Tom.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: MarylandRailroader on December 27, 2009, 03:07:21 PM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_118.jpg)

Happy whateveryoucallit wherever you live...

Andy :)

Hey,

I apologize for wasting page space by quoting an image but since it was a page back it was easier to refer to the photo this way.


I was wondering how you got that JR gantry configured so that one part is geared for a single head and the other space for a double head.  Being able to customize this would be very helpful for me considering some gantries I deal with have a 2 head and a 3 head and I have to settle for either gantry.

Thanks for any help!

MDRRer
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 27, 2009, 04:37:31 PM
The Gantries and Signal bridges are 2 separate items. Signals found under trackside items, and Bridges under objects. You can move the signal heads to your desired position on the Bridge by the move tool. Justin released the signals with single heads, double heads, and triple heads, for even the craziest of junctions.
Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 27, 2009, 04:53:19 PM
Being able to customize this would be very helpful for me considering some gantries I deal with have a 2 head and a 3 head and I have to settle for either gantry.

MDRRer

Included in the pack is a stand-alone 3-head platform...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/temp/platform.jpg)

... it is set at a default height to sit atop the supplied 2-head gantry to allow for situations like this...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/temp/sig3-1.jpg)

... but it can be lowered onto the single-head gantry like in the photo you quoted.  A very handy little bit of kit.  One of Justin's best ideas ever....

Andy  :clap:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 27, 2009, 08:40:42 PM
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/Volunteer%20Line/trainz2009-12-2718-31-31-50bmp.jpg)

A lone unit heads south to Dison Yard, just before the Ryan Valley Creek Trestle
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on December 27, 2009, 09:09:48 PM
holy F**K red amazing work!  :o
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: MarylandRailroader on December 27, 2009, 10:12:55 PM
Thank you everyone for the help!  I redownloaded the dependencies part and I skipped every asset and it only downloaded one.  That one was that piece of the kit I was missing.  Maybe that was a later addition?  I remember downloading this right when Justin released it and maybe he added the extension later to the kit.

Thanks again!

MDRRer
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on December 27, 2009, 10:13:08 PM
MR MEXICAN with his friend AMTRAK!

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f2927daa708de5385941e8122d0552ed.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 27, 2009, 10:47:32 PM
Would ya look at that.. one DIDN'T Jump the fence! It's a Miracle! ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 28, 2009, 12:33:32 AM
Dermmy, what's the name to search for ingame to get the ladder extensions? I tried searching but couldn't find it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 28, 2009, 01:03:48 AM
Dermmy, what's the name to search for ingame to get the ladder extensions? I tried searching but couldn't find it.

Assuming you mean the gantry platform search Scenery Objects (NOT Trackside) All / All and type in 'safetran'.  That will bring up the gantries.  If you only have three Safetran objects download the pack again, as mentioned above the stand-alone platform is a late addition.  If you have four items, iirc it is the last....

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on December 28, 2009, 01:41:13 AM
Assuming you mean the gantry platform search Scenery Objects (NOT Trackside) All / All and type in 'safetran'.  That will bring up the gantries.  If you only have three Safetran objects download the pack again, as mentioned above the stand-alone platform is a late addition.  If you have four items, iirc it is the last....

Andy :)

Yeah, I had three. So I have to redownload the pack.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: MarylandRailroader on December 28, 2009, 08:04:00 AM
I was in the same situation and I redownloaded it thanks to these guys' advice and I was all squared away.  I dunno if Justin announced the addition or just kind of through it in.

Either way I'm very thankful for it,

MDRRer
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on December 28, 2009, 09:09:14 PM
i did not really announce it. it and some other changes were made for the clovis route, i did not really publicize it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 28, 2009, 09:22:54 PM
I got some nice freightcars someplace else. I ran my first NS Train on the River Run tonight.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/beachcity.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on December 29, 2009, 12:48:24 AM
More work on my winter route
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard06-3.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard07-2.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on December 29, 2009, 01:10:00 AM
That makes me colder than I already am. It's snowin and blowin like crazy here.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on December 29, 2009, 08:49:02 AM
A couple from a totally re-worked Blair Fork Yard  - now has 6 tracks, different junction arrangements, Safetran sigs and lots of green...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_125.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_126.jpg)

They are a bit repetitive, sorry, but can't turn the camera around as I haven't re-done the other side of the river yet!  Now I think of it, I should post some before and afters.

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on December 29, 2009, 09:14:15 AM
Oh dear, i seem to have pooped my pants...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on December 29, 2009, 07:00:43 PM
lookin' good
Is an understatement.  Can't wait for EKTree, Andy!  :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on December 29, 2009, 09:18:16 PM
Amazing Andy!

Makes me rethink my route.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on December 30, 2009, 12:32:55 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/31cd919d81e8f5edcf7d2388c83542b1.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/6fd5ee74f20ff087abaf401422c3c051.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on December 30, 2009, 01:34:10 AM
I like the Reading train. Let's see more of that, lol.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ethandude on December 31, 2009, 06:23:10 PM
(http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo350/SP2873/Clovis-JRPic02.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on December 31, 2009, 07:18:15 PM
nice pic you got there.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 01, 2010, 08:18:14 AM
Ooh - Clovis :)

Meanwhile, back in East Kentucky...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_130.jpg)

Incidentally there is no 'eye candy' placed for the screenies in any of the EK3 shots, they are are absolutely WYSIWYG.

Andy...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on January 01, 2010, 09:31:41 AM
 :yay:  nice picture andy. I can't wait to get EK3.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ethandude on January 01, 2010, 05:55:10 PM
Later in the day three SD60M's come to pick up the loaded ballast hoppers.
(http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo350/SP2873/Clovis-BallastLoadoutPendero01.jpg)
After pumping up the air and making a test the ballast train departs for points west of here.
(http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo350/SP2873/Clovis-BallastLoadoutPendero02.jpg)
Then the power assigned to the single car ballast loader heads off to load more hoppers.
(http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo350/SP2873/Clovis-BallastLoadoutPendero03.jpg)
Alongside the loader, crossing over to reach the UP hoppers.
(http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo350/SP2873/Clovis-BallastLoadoutPendero04.jpg)
Pulling up to the loader with hoppers in tow.
(http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo350/SP2873/Clovis-BallastLoadoutPendero05.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on January 01, 2010, 06:19:57 PM
 :yay:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on January 02, 2010, 08:23:42 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard16-3.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 03, 2010, 04:14:31 AM
I really like the screen,  but not sure about what Auran have done with the underwater view.  The old dead-set cut-off was wrong, but at that angle the clarity is worse....

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 03, 2010, 09:19:32 AM
First 2010 shots for me, some graphics issues to fix but running like a dream so far, only Trainz installed now :)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/64ab543703036c34117dfcc0122a3427.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/0b80a475870fea4bc174711d41281454.jpg)

So many new good features definitely outweighs the negatives.

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: stouthm on January 03, 2010, 09:52:52 PM
Andy, as someone who runs EK2 a lot I would really like to see some before and after shots.  When EK3 is released what do we do with EK2?  I'm assuming that the trackage will be the same for the most part but with a lot more trees.  I can see myself deleteing EK2 and going with EK3.  Will you give us some info as to what you're changing for EK3?  If you already have sorry I missed it, point me in the right direction.  Thanks.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 04, 2010, 12:02:02 AM
New route...soon to be Calera, AL.  Apologies for the offending ACe.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/15ad7ecabe331004697eee206a3275b4.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/fab453bb7a2a75c2d078e2514dae4b53.jpg)

If only I had some track on a fill...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 04, 2010, 05:08:21 AM
Andy, as someone who runs EK2 a lot I would really like to see some before and after shots.  When EK3 is released what do we do with EK2?  I'm assuming that the trackage will be the same for the most part but with a lot more trees.  I can see myself deleteing EK2 and going with EK3.  Will you give us some info as to what you're changing for EK3?  If you already have sorry I missed it, point me in the right direction.  Thanks.

Wandering slightly off-topic, but EK3 includes all of EK2 with main line track extended westwards to the major yard at Hazard plus lots more coal on the Davidson (Davison?) Creek Spur and the Lotts Creek Branch, plus East Kentucky Power's generator station.   Changes to the EK2 part are purely cosmetic.  Better track alignments, miles of floating track and roads fixed, a couple of track reskins to get better shiny-rusty transitions, better scenery objects in lots of cases (mostly people and road vehicles, but also some structures) and a complete re-signalling using Jointed Rail stuff.  Operationally though everything from EK2 remains the same, although most of the yards (Beech Fork and Dent especially) pick up a track or two.

I am TOYING with the idea of releasing a version 2A, which will be all of 2 totally revised as above but extended westwards only as far as the Davison Creek Spur and the east portal of the Hazard Tunnel for no other reason than that is where route building is at the moment and I am pretty excited about the changes.  But I'm not convinced....

Oh, that's right, this is a screenshot thread, so...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_124.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: stouthm on January 05, 2010, 04:20:05 PM
You should be excited, it looks fantastic.  Yes, screenshots:

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1492/wpnightapproaching.th.jpg) (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/wpnightapproaching.jpg/)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9514/beautifulcountry.th.jpg) (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/beautifulcountry.jpg/)

Screens taken from two routes that I merged, Roymac's 'Western Pacific Railway' and Eso's 'King Mountain Version2'
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 06, 2010, 08:14:07 AM
More 'real scale' East Kentucky spam....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_134.jpg)

Andy  :hideunderchair:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on January 06, 2010, 12:37:39 PM
Lay on the SPAM Andy!!!     :uselesswithoutpics:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 06, 2010, 01:23:40 PM
Looks terrific, Andy!  Keep em coming.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dajoun on January 06, 2010, 11:52:15 PM
SD70ACe very great locomotive :thumbsup:


(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C23419%5CIMG_0144.JPG)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_zRy_Xz03YGM/S0VMhem6CDI/AAAAAAAAALQ/Qmlr4O5mYYc/s800/Screen_092.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_zRy_Xz03YGM/S0VMhckcmEI/AAAAAAAAALU/-I1nr4cSV6E/s800/Screen_109.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_zRy_Xz03YGM/S0VMhgQM-WI/AAAAAAAAALY/Rw1rENdj9f0/s800/Screen_096.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_zRy_Xz03YGM/S0VMhmw91NI/AAAAAAAAALc/3HNST6Pm1j4/s800/Screen_095.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 07, 2010, 12:28:46 AM
B-Boats make everything awesome, even MSTS, kick ass route too.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/eaf09cbfbdbad09637ce0ad4833b578f.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: adamox25 on January 07, 2010, 02:45:56 PM
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9599/54021474.png) (http://img237.imageshack.us/i/54021474.png/) (http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/54021474.png/1/w846.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img237/54021474.png/1/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: adamox25 on January 07, 2010, 02:48:20 PM
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8126/24943365.png) (http://img245.imageshack.us/i/24943365.png/) (http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/24943365.png/1/w838.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img245/24943365.png/1/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on January 07, 2010, 05:39:26 PM
B-Boats make everything awesome, even MSTS, kick ass route too.
(http://)

Awesome screen, Nikos! May I ask which route this is in? It looks pretty north-Florida-GA-like.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 07, 2010, 06:24:28 PM
Not too terrible for a first start, adamox, but I recommend http://www.hostthenpost.org for image hosting.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 07, 2010, 09:00:42 PM
Awesome screen, Nikos! May I ask which route this is in? It looks pretty north-Florida-GA-like.

lol, its actually Illinois, but ill agree it does look right for CSX stuff.
Route is LSRC for MSTS, great route, one of the best for MSTS, only reason im bothering playing it and im having fun too, except for derailing everytime i hit that 20mph curve at 50  :rolleyes:
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/40040100697c2c93250f75008da4744b.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on January 08, 2010, 08:42:58 AM
Sweet shot there Nikos,one of the better shots I've seen from MSTS
No theme from me today just some random sh*t.
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6867/scl2r.jpg)
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5566/scl3.jpg)
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1842/up15.jpg)
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2389/cn1.jpg)


 
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 08, 2010, 09:00:31 AM
Sweet shots KF, love what you've done with that SP route.

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_135.jpg)

Nikos you aced those GP40-2 skins - totally nailed 'em.  The middle one isn't bad either - not bad at all :)

Andy...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on January 08, 2010, 06:21:41 PM
I just logged on for the first time in about a month, and about fell out of my chair when I saw all of the EK3 stuff. +1 to Andy.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Great_Lakes on January 08, 2010, 06:47:03 PM
(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/3995/cncityws3.jpg)

Attempting to experiment with new layout features and building-Here is an old one I have of one of my routes I am tinkering on.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on January 08, 2010, 08:12:51 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard20-3.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 09, 2010, 01:01:58 AM
Damn.
Even though I hate PRR, whoever did those mods to the F7, is a very talented person. +1
And those SCL F7s are damn good lookers too.
Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on January 09, 2010, 12:45:39 PM
Sean, the F7s were done by MGTrainz.  Right now they have three different railroads done for the F7s, PRR, SCL, and N&W but are planning more.  Some very talented reskinners over there
http://mgtrainz.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Swordfish58 on January 09, 2010, 03:49:00 PM
Thank you very much for the link to the reskins. There are a lot of pictures of reskinned F7 around but only some reskins to download.
Also many thanks to the reskinners, offering their works to the public.  :)

Regards

Swordfish58
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 10, 2010, 06:16:11 PM
(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/Midwest1.jpg)

 :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 11, 2010, 07:56:24 AM

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/Snoots1.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 11, 2010, 04:14:11 PM
Just one barn thing after another...

Nice shots Fred :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on January 11, 2010, 09:47:27 PM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/srr89_20100112_0000.jpg)

Robby
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 12, 2010, 05:38:28 AM
Nice one Robby - a tad overpowered perhaps!  If  you don't mind, what version of Trainz was that from?

Andy
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on January 12, 2010, 06:58:26 PM
Thanks, this was from TS2010.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 13, 2010, 05:58:03 PM
"Run to the barn!  There's a storm acomin'!"   :)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/KCS1.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Before and After...
Post by: Dermmy on January 14, 2010, 07:57:47 AM
Daisy Tipple on East Kentucky 2...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_138.jpg)

... and EKTree

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_137.jpg)

And another one for good measure...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_136.jpg)

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 14, 2010, 01:45:55 PM
yea i think i just steamed
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on January 15, 2010, 03:10:18 AM
An ALCO S-1 pushes a cut of wood chip hoppers towards the dump at the Thorold Paper Mill.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/453/evan123201001150000.jpg) (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/evan123201001150000.jpg/)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: stouthm on January 15, 2010, 10:04:32 PM
Andy, those before and after pictures are fantastic.  You must be tired of planting trees by now.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 18, 2010, 02:58:59 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100118_0000.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 19, 2010, 05:48:08 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100119_0012.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 19, 2010, 10:04:33 PM
Nice shot, Josh!

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/NYCF7A1787.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 19, 2010, 10:21:49 PM
Lightining Stripe win. +1 Zorro.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 19, 2010, 10:51:19 PM
Thanks LV.  I'm not satisfied with them yet.  It doesn't seem to be possible to get them lined up with the details of the mesh (cab door, grab irons, and vents) and themselves the way they should be.  I'll probably have to do a little fudging to get them looking better.  Oh well...I'm tired of messing with them at the mo.  My eyes are starting to cross.  I'll take a couple of days break from it and return when I'm fresh.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 19, 2010, 11:35:30 PM
I think the grills and cab windows are too deep, which is prolly what is stuffing you around.

+1 anyway - sweet lookin' skin :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 20, 2010, 04:44:51 AM
My 400th post snuck past unnoticed - here's something special anyways...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_141.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_142.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_143.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_144.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on January 20, 2010, 09:16:58 AM
Jaw dropping stuff Andy, just magic :)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 20, 2010, 10:53:52 AM
heck yea its special!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 20, 2010, 05:15:58 PM
Looks great, Andy!

Ok...this is better.  I straightened and resized the lightning stripes on the nose and replaced the 8 on the number board with a more protoypical one.  Now to do the B unit, which should be much easier.  After that...I'll throw some dirt on them...

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/NYCF7A17872.jpg)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/NYCF7A17873.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on January 20, 2010, 08:03:10 PM
Those look right at home Fred. Great job. :clap:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 20, 2010, 10:29:53 PM
Thanks!  Those lightning stripes on the front of the cab still weren't right!  Geez...I promise, this is the last pic until they're done.  Bill was right.  Putting stripes on the nose of this model is a pixel by pixel job...

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/NYCF7A17874.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  Hmmmmm...666 posts.   :D

  
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 21, 2010, 04:34:34 AM
SWEET!!  Love it Fred.  I would back-date my Indiana & Ohio route to run those.  Right after I finish EK3, Clovis 3 and......

Nice skin anyways :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on January 21, 2010, 09:20:17 PM
Wow Fred.....stunning locos!  O0

Here's something I just finished...

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/srr89_20100121_0007.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/srr89_20100121_0008.jpg)


Oh no, the horizons are derailed!!  :crazy:
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/srr89_20100121_0009.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/srr89_20100122_0010.jpg)

Only problem I can't fix is the font of the numbers on the front numberboards, I know they are wrong but there doesn't seem to be a correct font I can use from photoshop...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on January 21, 2010, 09:43:08 PM
Aww... Now why'd you go and do that? The weathered texture looks a bit... Weird? But that's just me. Nice job either way.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 21, 2010, 09:55:53 PM
Very nice!  I feel an attack of gimmepig fever coming on... :)  Try going to www.fonts.com.  Register and you can download a bunch of free fonts.  There's about 15 pages of them.  They show some of the numbers so it doesn't take long.  That's what I did for the 8.  The one above is not right either.  Check out the Hudson thread to see a better one.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on January 21, 2010, 11:46:30 PM
Love the Amtrak F7 Robby! 
Fred, great work on the NYC one.

By any chance would either of you be planning on doing a PC F7?

Anyways some screenshots
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard02-6.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard03-5.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard05-6.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard06-4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 22, 2010, 12:09:37 AM
Thanks Mike!  I don't think it's about how many railroads Penn Central or Conrail took out.  It's simply that PC was a disaster and Conrail was a success.  Plus, PC had about the ugliest, nastiest lookin' locos ever.  So...no...I won't be making any PC skins soon.  I don't really like ugly and nasty...well...I take that back...maybe when I was younger.   ;D

Cheers,
Fred  
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 22, 2010, 08:46:06 AM
Frank Murphy's skin on the original Auran F7s with the addition of animated trucks, new road numbers and a bit of weathering.  Frank's RS3 skin rounds out the power.  I haven't run these in years...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_148.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 22, 2010, 04:18:37 PM
Looks mahvelous Andy!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 24, 2010, 05:16:33 AM
Thanks Fred, and thanks for these also - sweet as...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Hotlinks/screen_078a.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 26, 2010, 02:49:36 AM
You're very welcome Andy.  Glad you like 'em.  :cartwheel:

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on January 27, 2010, 07:22:15 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_152.jpg)

Before anybody asks the Derelict Baggage Car is a new asset on the DLS.  It's gonna get used a lot!

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 27, 2010, 11:49:43 AM
Wow Andy, that is a sweet shot.  That baggage car will be a very popular item I'm sure.  Is that part of the "Derelict" series, all of that stuff is amazing! 

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 27, 2010, 01:10:41 PM
Great shots Andy!

My apologies to George for modifying his Watseka & Kankakee route for this shot...

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/RockCity.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on January 27, 2010, 01:48:30 PM
That's one of my favorite maps!  Sweet engines Fred, you've outdone yourself on these!  Wish we had a nice passenger set to pull behind it!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 27, 2010, 02:27:57 PM
Thanks Mike!  It should be pointed out that many of NYC's freight F-units were painted a very dark grey...almost black...some with a slightly greenish tint.  The shades varied, however.  Some were lighter...similar to the passenger E-units.  I chose to go with the lighter grey for two reasons.  First...versatility...they can be used in a dual purpose role, pulling passenger cars, as you mentioned, as well as hauling freight.  Secondly...Justin did such a nice job of increasing the details on these...I didn't want to obscure it by making them too dark.

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  I didn't do the cigar band version because, as everyone knows..."Lightning Stripes Rule!"   :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 27, 2010, 03:10:47 PM
yes those are mighty fine
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on January 28, 2010, 03:14:10 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/bfcb6d73b4417d775bed8e9ae8014f70.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: evan123 on January 28, 2010, 03:24:06 AM
What track is that CN?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on January 28, 2010, 10:00:50 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f97674e2b44f2097f984b1c13bb957c3.jpg)


(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/571a5e3b456872c3e834f09ae90c7ce7.jpg)


(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4fa00fb8b7511fc4d95bc40d9aea4fa7.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 29, 2010, 12:27:09 AM
Lookin' good Dillon.  You might want to add a few sidewalks though.  I know thery're a pain (believe me, I know) but what the hey.   :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on January 29, 2010, 12:43:29 AM
Thanks Fred! Right when I read what you posted, I booted up Trainz and added the sidewalks in. I wasn't going to question it, you do such nice work!

You're right about them, too. Makes the street look much, much better.  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on January 29, 2010, 01:00:13 AM
Way to have a manual thrown switch as the control point.  Fail.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 29, 2010, 03:52:51 AM
Steve...you prototypical guys can be so anal retentive.  Give Dillon a break here.  Instead of telling him he fails...why not tell him what he needs to do to make it more prototypical so you can feel better about it.   :D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on January 29, 2010, 04:38:02 AM
Instead of telling him he fails...

He didn't. the fail was just tacked on the end as it is with aything regarding Mr. Hayward...


Don't worry dillon, we still love ya anyway  :cartwheel:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on January 29, 2010, 10:41:37 AM
He's right...

"its a boy Mrs. Hayward! Fail..."
"I beg your pardon?"
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on January 29, 2010, 11:30:52 AM
please for the love of God put ladders on the signals or i will be forced to activate Justin.exe...

-Thanks
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on January 29, 2010, 11:55:32 PM
Steve...you prototypical guys can be so anal retentive.  Give Dillon a break here.  Instead of telling him he fails...why not tell him what he needs to do to make it more prototypical so you can feel better about it.

I'm just givin' him a little shit.  Not going for the jugular just yet.   :shh:

@Ryan - LOL
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on January 30, 2010, 04:02:23 AM
Ok...I understand.  You guys... :D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on January 31, 2010, 07:04:06 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5d02085146e2aa64284d5bc833fcf628.jpg)
First reskin...still a few things that need done to it (grab irons, the horn, logos, ARN, and weathering), but it's finally in a presentable state.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on January 31, 2010, 08:14:55 PM
Ooo purdy. I have an NC&StL skin, but haven't touched it in ages, it's in need of a good bit of work still.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on January 31, 2010, 09:59:17 PM
Nice work Ferrous!  Anyways, when a friend and I had a little extra time on our hands:   :badumtish:

PS- I'm not trying to degrade Justin's fabulous work.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 01, 2010, 12:09:52 AM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100201_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 01, 2010, 01:59:48 AM
Funny...I've just made a building that looks somewhat similar to that one...similar brickwork and windows...the old naval armory on Iona Island.  I'll show some pics soon so you will see what I mean.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 01, 2010, 06:07:23 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5d02085146e2aa64284d5bc833fcf628.jpg)
First reskin...still a few things that need done to it (grab irons, the horn, logos, ARN, and weathering), but it's finally in a presentable state.

I know, I know - Don't quote pics...

BRING IT ON

I would LOVE to release a pure L&N session with EK3...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 01, 2010, 08:50:20 AM
Nice skin.  I notice there's a small problem up around the top right side of the nose.  I hate to say this, but that looks like a pixel by pixel fix job.  The mapping on the nose is such a pain.  Keep going bud.  This should be an excellent addition to the F7 fleet.  :)

Cheers,
Fred     
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on February 01, 2010, 12:32:00 PM
Fred, are you referring to the border on the top finger, right where the two mapped portions meet above the grab iron?  I'll see what I can do.

Thanks for the feedback, guys! :cheers:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on February 01, 2010, 02:51:48 PM
use the wire layer as a guide. these polygons are mapped from a sharp angle, so drawing over them straight as possible should solve the problem.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 01, 2010, 06:05:42 PM
Fred, are you referring to the border on the top finger, right where the two mapped portions meet above the grab iron?  I'll see what I can do.

Yep.  Do what Justin said.  Use the wire layer.  That should do it.   :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on February 01, 2010, 06:16:50 PM
Thanks guys.  The wiremesh layer was a great idea...if I can remember to turnoff the visibility when I .tga it.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 01, 2010, 06:21:45 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100201_0008.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 03, 2010, 08:27:07 PM

SUPER GE!!!!!  O0

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100203_0021.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 04, 2010, 08:18:34 AM
There is something about green and white locos that just knocks me out.  Love 'em.  Why not grab the grey off your SP SDs and put on the roof instead of that black...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 06, 2010, 07:29:37 AM
New Jointed Rail stuff at Pedernal loadout on my Clovis Sub

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/special/screen_134.jpg)

Check out the detail on these things - no point posting this @ 1600 wide, so here's a link (http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/screen_135.jpg).

Another biggie if you click here (http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/special/screen_137.jpg)

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 06, 2010, 12:30:06 PM
Great stuff everyone!  I love the locos.  Andy...I gotta get me some of those!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 06, 2010, 06:02:41 PM
Anyone who hasn't tried George's NS loops, DO SO NOW!!! it kicks ass. And thank you George for doing such a great job, I learned a lot from that route on what to do with my fall route. It's really amazing what you can learn when you pay attention.  :P

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100206_0011.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100206_0006.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on February 06, 2010, 06:21:26 PM
look a bee


(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/norfolksouthern37_20100206_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 07, 2010, 02:21:50 AM
But I only counted 4 Bees in your pic. :duck2:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 07, 2010, 04:35:00 AM
But I only counted 4 Bees in your pic. :duck2:

Bill

No, there's deffinitely hive.....
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 07, 2010, 08:10:23 AM
(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/special/screen_145.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on February 07, 2010, 11:06:41 AM
No, there's deffinitely hive.....
:badumtish:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on February 07, 2010, 01:16:19 PM
Wow. Andy makes it look like i know what im doing.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 07, 2010, 02:59:48 PM
Wow. Andy makes it look like i know what im doing.

With a publicity department like that you can't lose. :cheers:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 07, 2010, 03:11:26 PM
It worked on me!   My wallet's a bit lighter now.   :D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 07, 2010, 05:46:15 PM
Some L&N?  Andy you got me going on these....  They should look good on EK.
(http://www.jointedrailproductions.com/images/trainz%202010-02-07%2015-38-31-35.jpg)
(http://www.jointedrailproductions.com/images/trainz%202010-02-07%2015-48-49-12.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on February 07, 2010, 06:19:06 PM
Great L&N pics, Mike! Gotta love CSX heritage...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on February 07, 2010, 06:47:49 PM
Very nice Mike. You might want to do something about the side number boards though, they seem a little unnatural to me.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 07, 2010, 07:14:10 PM
Yeah these were done today, still needs some details taken care of.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 07, 2010, 07:19:01 PM
Mike, please stop tempting me to work on an L&N route. I have enough trouble staying focused.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 07, 2010, 11:15:24 PM
Mike, please stop tempting me to work on an L&N route. I have enough trouble staying focused.
Alex.. Andy has that covered... lets not steal his thunder...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 07, 2010, 11:47:19 PM
Alex.. Andy has that covered... lets not steal his thunder...
I mean..... what?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on February 08, 2010, 12:00:30 AM
In other words... STFU josh.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 08, 2010, 06:00:21 AM
Andy is working on just one route, which i would love to do pure L&N if there was more stuff available.  So thanks Mike for more 'stuff'.   And there is plenty room in Trainz for about a thousand more L&N routes, so anyone is welcome to join the party...

Andy ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on February 08, 2010, 11:21:35 PM
Southern 3841 picking up a boxcar while doing some local chores...

(http://www.eastcoasttrainz.com/sr6900/images/ssp/3841/SR6900_20100209_0003.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on February 08, 2010, 11:28:20 PM
Volunteer 8010 stopped at Bugtessel with 38 miles ahead to the Dutch Valley Sub Yard, where she will exchange her 105 empties for the 105 loaded waiting for her there.

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x179/SweetshellFS/Volunteer%20Line/trainz2010-02-0821-20-19-99bmp.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 09, 2010, 12:04:38 AM
Now that orange is perfect. I would change all of your locomotives to that orange. The others just seem a bit too bright for me. The route seems to be coming along nicely it seems.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on February 09, 2010, 12:27:32 AM
Thanks man and I agree, perfect color. I have four of these named that will lead the through trains for me. Since I like WWII nose art, I osrt of took the nose naming on these, no art though.

It is coming along good, would have been done if we'd not had the one data issue. But that has allowed us to fix some issues we didn't like before, such as making it with two sub-divisions.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 09, 2010, 01:45:57 AM
I like the nose art idea.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on February 09, 2010, 09:47:23 PM
Here's a couple more F7's I just finished.  The livery here is CDOT ex-New Haven.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/srr89_20100210_0000.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/srr89_20100210_0001.jpg)

Comments and criticism are welcome as always.  :)

Robby
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on February 10, 2010, 06:31:43 AM
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6584/atsf14.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on February 10, 2010, 06:39:31 AM
+1 for kingstonflyer... Damn that shot does look amazing.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 10, 2010, 07:10:19 AM
+1 for kingstonflyer... Damn that shot does look amazing.

And another  - what you have done to that old route is amazing!  Great stuff...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on February 10, 2010, 04:15:32 PM
Great stuff Kingston

Amtrak worktrain
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard01-19.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on February 12, 2010, 09:39:14 PM
Just can't get enough of this route....all hail Dermmy! :notworthy:

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/clovis_sub1.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/clovis_sub2.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/prr1361/clovis_sub3.jpg)

Robby
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 13, 2010, 06:47:02 AM
lol - thanks Robby :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on February 13, 2010, 11:41:42 AM
Its Clovis Sub V2 by Dermmy.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 14, 2010, 10:45:20 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100215_0002.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100215_0005.jpg)
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100215_0008.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 15, 2010, 02:51:28 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/PC53.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 15, 2010, 06:13:58 PM
Awesome. 

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 16, 2010, 10:09:25 AM
Just got done playing with the Harbor Master route included in 2010 by philskene. I must say I am very happy with 2010 EE, I have not had this much fun on my computer in a long time. I use DCC mode, I find it is more fun; almost as fun as operating the real thing.

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Harbour%20Master%20-%20GMTX%202501/trainz2010-02-1606-21-27-04.png)
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Harbour%20Master%20-%20GMTX%202501/trainz2010-02-1606-23-14-66.png)

The loco is something I have been toying with in Photoshop for a few days, I am happy with how it turned out. It is based on the JR Conrail GP38-2, so the details are not spot on correct with the shape file yet.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on February 16, 2010, 05:26:08 PM
A few from the other side:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-1952/Screen-2-16-10-0190.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-1952/Screen-2-15a-10-0027.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-1952/Screen-2-15-10-0496.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-1952/Screen-2-15-10-0511.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: n8phu on February 16, 2010, 06:24:05 PM
Those are some sweet a** RS units!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 16, 2010, 08:05:31 PM
Those sure are nice, they are from BLW.

http://trainzforums.com/index.php/topic,238.240.html

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 16, 2010, 10:35:56 PM
I Got TS2010 today...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0b7fc48fcbf5eace1b4023c99be1f217.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 16, 2010, 10:49:01 PM
A few from the other side:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-1952/Screen-2-15-10-0511.jpg

It looks very nice.  However you might want to do something about those trees on the top of the ridge.  You might want to place about 2 more tree types  among them an randomly rotate them.  There is a function in surveyor to do as you place them so you don't have to do it manually later.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on February 16, 2010, 11:25:02 PM
not trainz Bill....
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 17, 2010, 12:30:57 AM
Not surprising I missed that.  Maybe tomorrow I should leave my brain at home so I don't wear it out at work. :stick:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 17, 2010, 11:13:51 AM
It looks very nice.  However you might want to do something about those trees on the top of the ridge.  You might want to place about 2 more tree types  among them an randomly rotate them.  There is a function in surveyor to do as you place them so you don't have to do it manually later.

Bill

He's still got a damn good point though.....  Trainz or not, rotate those trees!    :headspin:

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 17, 2010, 04:36:11 PM
I Got TS2010 today...

Nice pic!  Is that stub point functional?

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 17, 2010, 05:51:01 PM
There goes the neighborhood. :D
I Got TS2010 today...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 17, 2010, 06:41:50 PM
Thanks guys! The layout is Devil's Creek by spikerod, kuid 147684:1717  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 17, 2010, 09:51:41 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0753b2d8983191c7d9e86816fcdb8ad3.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/cd7f97d746c836847032198f002694de.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/69676c36283c032a5e165bbd63d9a1df.jpg)

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Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on February 18, 2010, 05:22:38 PM
Lawdy he's come to the dark side  ;D
Sweet shot Eric, I like the looks of that sky you're using.

I definitely agree about that sky, looks quite sweet. I quite like TS2010, is it the new gold standard? Maybe... IMO it should be.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 18, 2010, 06:15:15 PM
Quote
TS2010, is it the new gold standard?

It is completely useless for a whole variety of reasons, and I for one will probably never build a route in it.....says George who has just been fooling with it on a one baseboard route and cursing it most of the time.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on February 18, 2010, 08:10:22 PM
Just have to get used to the new system of organization. That took me like 5 minutes, just save common search filters that you use. If you learn to use them correctly, it's makes it super easy to find content since you can get into specifics a lot more, if you can find content in CMP, you can with the new surveyor search filters. I like it better, it's a change one has to get used to, but once you do you might start liking it. That's just my opinion.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 18, 2010, 08:29:08 PM
These are taken using 2010, I think it is the best version yet.

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1807-56-48-78.png)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1806-37-26-60.png)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1807-57-59-04.png)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1807-56-57-12.png)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1808-03-06-63.png)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1808-03-37-18.png)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1808-04-14-20.png)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1808-04-03-90.png)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/Hawkeye%20Express/trainz2010-02-1807-59-38-41.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on February 18, 2010, 08:52:25 PM
back in time  ;)

(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/7e6f905cf6b02d33613786067cb4ba2c.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

 :headspin:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on February 18, 2010, 09:02:24 PM
A Conrail 40 hauling an NS hopper in a B&W photo that looks like its from the late 19th century


yea no.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 18, 2010, 09:03:37 PM
back in time  ;)

(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/7e6f905cf6b02d33613786067cb4ba2c.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

 :headspin:


who let grogstop into the thread?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on February 18, 2010, 09:34:29 PM
Because skinning locomotives 38s always takes priority over an education doesn't it deety? Well you did a good job on those rustbuckets anyway.

William  :D

Nice doublehorn btw
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 18, 2010, 09:37:34 PM
No school Saturday nights.
  :shh:
Nice job on the paint.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on February 18, 2010, 11:50:08 PM
A Conrail 40 hauling an NS hopper in a B&W photo that looks like its from the late 19th century


yea no.
but the 90s are like the 19th century in internet years :hideunderchair:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 19, 2010, 12:47:03 AM
What happens when you're home sick on a Saturday night...

Sweet!!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on February 19, 2010, 11:18:30 PM
Now this is pretty sweet!  ;)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/cd4b3da67a094d203f9221f16002a7a0.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on February 20, 2010, 04:24:35 AM
what you figured out how to make it snow?
j/k
i had ot take a second look there at the SD40. i thought there was another Conrail SD40-2 out there. Mike did this skin so im not used to seeing it as much.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on February 20, 2010, 10:29:38 AM
ZOMG MEDFORD!

<---- MEDFORD

 :hijacked:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on February 20, 2010, 12:02:51 PM
OK Ryan.  Medford is one hot looking loco. :sheman:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 20, 2010, 12:35:35 PM
Ryan, that is looking sick. You should make more heritage units. Due the Rocket Freight next.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on February 20, 2010, 01:16:33 PM
THEN DO THE UP HERITAGE!>!>!>?!/!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on February 20, 2010, 02:29:44 PM
I agree, Medford kicks ass.  Dig the headlights, too.  :headspin:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 20, 2010, 07:35:52 PM
Wow.  Excellent. 

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on February 21, 2010, 04:46:15 PM
CSX K950-04 with two C40-8s and about 80 rock, first shot the H.O.T. at A796.71 and second, the consist at A795.6. braintrainz made the hoppers.

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/trainz2010-02-2112-43-32-79.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/trainz2010-02-2112-45-29-50.jpg)

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 21, 2010, 04:46:53 PM
Great job on those Ryan. I think I finally finished my Iowa Northern skin, I'm very pleased with the outcome.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/42dd7b3a91f8cac501c886f192ea8775.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 21, 2010, 07:51:55 PM
Amazing stuff guys!  :)

Tried Surveyor...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/80ec1fc6c2daeeff0a3d87bbfbfe8c6a.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/14ba84199356778f24099062132d5e57.jpg)

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(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9ed7818a10500c9cafa894cd41981bc8.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2ba04210ad2c87ece05e33d70a39b139.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/33d629f21f2d7ffb12e5708463f49b52.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3e722c002771241a2cd0d58c15d1f4c1.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/445ff9b85880211882c8cf46adb0ee5b.jpg)


Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 21, 2010, 07:52:22 PM
Last two:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/7353ea6bd3940d67aa8eb536d4ff8927.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/912eb85cddafa8ef53adf6d0e212fc32.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on February 21, 2010, 08:07:50 PM
Holy crap that's good Eric. +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on February 21, 2010, 08:15:34 PM
Tried, and succeeded nicely!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 21, 2010, 11:07:46 PM
That's what I thought he said... tried.  Yeah you tried, worked out pretty damn well if ya ask me.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 22, 2010, 03:23:31 AM
Thanks for your input guys!  :)

Another go:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/52ef237098f645dbee05ff20f24c2ade.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3dc25d7b9940fb4ddf6f79073c2fb9b2.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/04456a1abca6e4baec345a9a9ebbd7c7.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4f54a90e947551ce5bfe3d0834e470ad.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b1d4c854949849dcbd113fbe26a9c46e.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/997cc8511750df6b7730c6f5ef002275.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0c0a402a84a1d10043bc9d3185d1cb62.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/8cb39d790e2e64ad35629511536eabc3.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/72c2546ec05e00fb363735725781b7fd.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ce0f37c7c1ec8384623d8a0a3141dc05.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 22, 2010, 04:06:52 AM
I like what you did with the steel mill.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on February 22, 2010, 06:02:53 AM
I am awe-struck to say the least. Very nice!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 22, 2010, 08:23:17 AM
Wow eric, looks better than that Texas route you where making for me back in MSTS.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 22, 2010, 02:06:57 PM
Conrail, Steel, done right!!!? you sir, are my hero.  :D  Nice work eric, enjoying TRS?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 22, 2010, 03:09:43 PM
Damn dude, that looks legit!  :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on February 22, 2010, 04:10:04 PM
Epic! Looks like George, Fred, and Andy got more competition.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 22, 2010, 04:45:07 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/282fe70741fff4232f6bf84e930955be.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/c03cfe3f20d6e32b26e3deb64efd19a1.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Doing more skins....

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Conrail88 on February 22, 2010, 05:35:46 PM
Eric

Pertaining to the Steel Mill Pics, where can I find that High, High Poly track that is found on the hill and everywhere else for that matter? 

Thank you!

Take care,

Ryan :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on February 22, 2010, 05:50:56 PM
Awesome shots, Mike! Love the CEFX unit.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 22, 2010, 05:51:11 PM
Nicely done mike. Almost looks MRL-ish.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 22, 2010, 06:13:59 PM
Thanks guys! I'm glad to hear approval from here.  :)  I'm actually really enjoying TRS right now.

Ryan, here are the KUIDs:

Shiny: 407271:1044:1

Rusty: 407271:1047:1

Nice shots Mike!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on February 23, 2010, 02:35:47 AM
can you dirty the numbers too please?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 23, 2010, 02:42:23 AM
Round 3:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f796de9b684fb9d65541b4aa390b32b5.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/8b98660fbda6043abc1f702465b06928.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/122a09992e2ba0ecfc3632a9128e40bb.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/dcc21c66edb2c977ea016da056e67d23.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b7f5c684c25186e21ec9bfb60d5cee7a.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4c4de466fd3d5b0b27f3628d521f6c71.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5974301359e05f8d89c2c0c036fee1a8.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1713c859c0e29822da520bb8ed2e1e02.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/8c6ee40e57211bd9511ea52af978e305.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 23, 2010, 04:11:11 AM
(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/ConrailSD70Mac1.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on February 23, 2010, 08:10:53 AM
Eric, That is beautiful yet again!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 23, 2010, 01:04:18 PM
Great pics both eric and fred!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on February 23, 2010, 04:07:30 PM
And Fred, as always I love to see updates on the Hudson, nice to see some stuff near to home.  :)
Ditto. I live close to the Hudson, rowed on the Hudson, and go to college right on the Hudson. Knowing the Hudson this well, I can say that Fred's route is close to perfection. I got to give you a +1.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 23, 2010, 04:39:15 PM
Thanks guys! I really enjoyed making that layout.

Fred, I always enjoy looking at your screenshots. You do some amazing work.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 23, 2010, 07:13:44 PM
Thanks everyone.  That route is coming along nicely Eric.  Looking forward to more.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 23, 2010, 09:21:57 PM
http://A Reading GP7 hauls the first of the Baldwin RF-16 Sharknoses purchased by the Mayburry Northern through Port Clinton on their way to Newberry Jct.(Williamsport) where they will begin their work on the Mayburry.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/89c612d3d8eb1ae61a5cb50864c5625d.jpg)



removed your last [/img] so your picture would show. :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 23, 2010, 11:08:58 PM
Need help finding the other tag there jadebullet?  :headspin:

Just a quick shot from yesterday's run.
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/trainz2010-02-2116-27-38-08.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on February 23, 2010, 11:17:14 PM
LOL, I failed and put my entire message into image brackets.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on February 24, 2010, 04:54:06 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard05-7.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard06-6.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 24, 2010, 06:53:56 PM
Nice shots guys!  :)

Round 4 WIP:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/94f710b7dc5f0c6f2fff7cbdf7d78e26.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d56f83faf53d2c79ccb9e0cfd1326594.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: gfisher on February 24, 2010, 07:09:59 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/PC58.jpg)

What is the line that you modify in an engines config that adjusts the amount of tilt it will accept under the banking consist rule? Notice in the pictures the loco and tender don't tilt while the coaches do.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on February 25, 2010, 12:24:04 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/23e56c09d6223c9ae78a796e958f94f1.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 25, 2010, 12:25:26 AM
Eric,
HOLY CRAP.
That is just amazing man. That track, that locomotive, that view.. You sure thats not a photograph?

I'm really digging that shot man. Great stuff. +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 25, 2010, 12:54:37 AM
Very nice mike!! i was wondering what happened to that route!  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on February 25, 2010, 03:20:58 AM
Great shots guys, and thanks ALCOholic!

Man, I am LOVING this:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d8ed8f7c404ecee5d3918347d35a6bd9.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/698dd027973cf8bdc480a3c8bc522c67.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/7edf1f784d5f8405521a8830e7704e34.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9be8cbd5cf3f1edbc0b0a9679df2fd03.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/c3df60bda62c975f9562d2f7d60badd4.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/dbc2311a11b416035bc129aa8dc5c1c2.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/59157fee30646785aa54fa986f1f5f96.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e32b1d3cdd9e880a1d330d2f9baa8e97.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/a52119b1e3cad104515211632b81845a.jpg)

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Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 25, 2010, 04:59:30 AM
Ok...I'm probably going to get slammed by a bunch of people for saying this...but...eric...what you are doing is great...but what you are doing it with..isn't.  TRS 2010 is a disaster.  NV3...it's not really Auran anymore...has decided to go for the little picture instead of the big picture.  They have gone with supporting the graphics advances of 3dsmax for modelling locos, rolling stock, and other surveyor assets at the expense of supporting real draw distances and splines.  That's not about route building.  It's about modelling the individual assets on the route.  Speedtrees looks like something from the Cartoon Network.  Perhaps that is the company plan. I don't know.  But...as far as what I am doing...there has been a parting of the ways.

By the way...my copy of 3dsmax is in the mail.  I intend to use it to support the big picture.  That's my vision of where Trainz should be going.   :)

Cheers,
Fred



Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on February 25, 2010, 05:53:51 AM
Fred,

What the hell was the point of that post? ok, Auran fails we get it - but what the hell does that have to do with erics route? why him instead of the rest of us?

William  :screwy:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on February 25, 2010, 07:15:27 AM
Fred,

What the hell was the point of that post? ok, Auran fails we get it - but what the hell does that have to do with erics route? why him instead of the rest of us?

William  :screwy:

Fred's point is that Eric is wasting a major talent mucking about with TRS10.  He should get himself a cheap copy of TRS06 (or imho TRS04) and REALLY enjoy route building. 

When you go to a model rail expo there are two different kinds of models on display - beautiful craftsman-built models of individual locomotives etc and then there are the model railway layouts.  In general the layouts do not offer the same level of detail as the individual craftsman-built models, because you simply couldn't maintain that level of discipline over the long haul and finish a model railway.  Nothing wrong with either approach and I know there are exceptions, but 'in general' most modellers focus on either beautiful individual models or building model railway layouts. 

Think of TRS09/10 as being for the individual-model craftsman.  You can make a TS10 model that will beat the pants off anything you can do in 06 or down, but I honestly doubt if it will ever produce a truly good route.

Think of TRS04/06 as the model-railway builders tool.  No phenomenal individual models, but you can produce a damn good route using them.

Now +1 for Fred while I wait my turn to get slammed...

Andy :)

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on February 25, 2010, 08:18:36 AM
Eric,

Great shots there my friend.  Seems you do well in whatever sim you model in.

Fred & Andy,

I agree with the points you have made.  I have Trainz 2004 and 2009, never bought 2006 I am afraid and don't think I will buy 10 either, and of the two I like 4 much better.  I also have MSTS1 and RS as well and it seems like all the sim manufacturers are on this path that is following the computer graphics we see on the big screen and in gaming instead of what the sim was suppose to be for, modeling railroads and simulating their day to day operations.  I love the things you do do, especially Andy since that is the area of the country I am originally from and it brings back fond memories.

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 25, 2010, 08:48:29 AM
I guess the beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder with TS 2010. I have had every major version of the game since UTC (Excluding TC2 and 2009) and I cannot be happier with 2010. I also have had KRS and MSTS, and still I cannot be happier with 2010, so I guess it just depends on how much the user likes the snazzy graphics and if the user does not venture into the route building aspect of the game. I don't do any sort route building, wish I could, but skinning is enough fun for me.

Great stuff Eric, like always. I see no reason for Andy or Fred to get knocked. They didn't slam Eric; they both are fantastic route builders, so I cannot think of any two people (that I know) more qualified to talk/post about the TS10/TS06 surveyor situation.

:)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on February 25, 2010, 08:58:49 AM
My post was in no way meant as a slam to Eric.  I did not pick him out, William.  Why you would think that...I have no idea.  It was meant exactly the way Andy explained.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on February 25, 2010, 09:51:10 AM
I dunno i just didn't get your post Fred... i wasn't hating in any way i just wanted it explained a little more (Which Andy did fairly well). The Eric part was more about the OT factor, why go on a random rant only to eric rather than to the community as a whole.


And trust me, i know exactly what you guys are talking about - I bought 2010 on the words of a few other USLW members a while ago - as soon as I loaded up one of my routes i knew i'd wasted my money...

William :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 25, 2010, 09:59:23 AM
Could someone please explain to me what is wrong with TS 2010; I have it, and I cannot be any happier with it. I am not Sayre you all are wrong in any way for hating 2010, I just don't use the route building section so I have no clue as to what is right and what is wrong with it.

Thanks! :)

EDIT: If this is better explained via PM, I will delete this post.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on February 25, 2010, 10:26:27 AM
Well I can say that there are a number of things "wrong". Replacing speedtree assets for original assets might actually be on the top of my list. I have a number of Treez that are not shown in 2010 because of speedtrees having the same kuid number. I will say however that 2010 is my favorite version yet. I still have about 2k items left ( started with 17k) that need to be repaired to run in native mode and have only had less than 10 that I could not get to work in 2010 native mode. I think most of the complaints on 2010 over at auran forums are because the majority of people there have no clue how to repair assets (nor should they). Auran has been dreadful in getting anything out to assist people in how to repair broken items.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 25, 2010, 10:46:38 AM
Hmmm. I actually have not had any errors at all with 2010, outside of having to figure out that enabling compatibility mode is your best friend. SpeedTreez is one of the features that sold me on 2010, however I think it would have been better if Auran included it as an optional feature. They could have given SpeedTreez its own section in the settings menu, with the option to have graphics settings and maybe the choice to have small or medium amounts of SpeedTreez instead of 100% SpeedTreez. Oh well, it is what it is. Thanks for filling me in on why 2010 is not to favored.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PintOLager on February 25, 2010, 03:17:47 PM
I've had three versions of Trainz, 04, 06, and 09. Of the three I like 04 and 09 the best. 06 was an absolute disaster for me, it would regularly lock up, crash, and even give me the finger (aka Blue Screen of Death), I used to think that was because I was running the program on a RAID 0 setup, but 04 ran fine on the same machine. Granted 04 would sometimes lock up on me, but that was a rare occurrence. I've found 09 to be very stable, but I also haven't updated to SP1 since I've heard that it seemed to cause more problems than it solved. The only issue I have with 09 in surveyor is that I can copy terrain features and ground textures, but I can no longer copy objects. A minor problem, since I only use the copy function on ground textures anyway. My two cents on the TRS version debate, I'd post a pic of the route I'm working on, but I'm still in the track laying phase and I have very little in the way of actual scenery in place.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 25, 2010, 04:02:45 PM
Time for.......
(http://sunderlandbookgroup.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/group-hug1.jpg)


.... a Group Hug!


Yay.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 25, 2010, 04:53:15 PM
gay
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on February 25, 2010, 08:18:36 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b4e2cb658e7493ed3909f4ad2d96a4d2.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
 :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on February 26, 2010, 12:00:15 AM
I have put quite a bit of time into 2010 and really enjoy working with it. I do though think that Fred and others may be on to something. I have what I would concider near top end system and as I am working on The Virginian Railway I am having troubles with not so much framerates but freezes during gameplay. I would have hoped that they would have had this worked out by now. I can't even imagine what someone with a couple or more year old system has to deal with while running 2010. Fred and anyone else if you wouldn't mind giving specific examples of how 2006 or even 2004 is better for route building than 2010 I would love to see that. Perhaps, I should be working on The Virginian on one of those versions.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on February 26, 2010, 12:38:25 AM
CSXT O721 is hauling ass to the Homestead Sub to switch Orr, AFEC, and Cemex. It is flying after picking up manifest from East Rail.

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/CSXFreightHM.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 26, 2010, 02:45:08 AM
Looks pretty snazzy. I could of used that, but oh well it really is not that big of a detail to bother me.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on February 27, 2010, 06:59:25 AM
Dat are beh tah coolest stashun evor Royan!

in all seriousness though...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d875f7f7b3f1e74b7be479e8b4ed1e8d.jpg)


William  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 27, 2010, 11:02:16 AM
That's a damn fine shot right there...  Nice.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on February 27, 2010, 11:54:20 AM
Thats a Damn fine Station there. Now if it had some orange................. :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on February 27, 2010, 12:42:02 PM
Yes sorry Ryan, Station is awesome, very well done.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 28, 2010, 03:23:02 AM
Summer 1991, the Amtrak Empire Builder negotiates an s-curve through Marias Pass on its way to Chicago.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/092a91de0bcbd852beec8eb6cfb176e0.png)
TS 2010 -- HP-Trainz Marias Pass Route - All custom/modified content by myself
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on February 28, 2010, 09:29:05 AM
:sheman:

I came. I saw. I came.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on February 28, 2010, 01:52:53 PM
I came. I saw. I came.

I did that, just not in the same exact order. :P Great stuff Ryan, any chance of a more classic paint job on that depot?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on February 28, 2010, 11:59:36 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard15-4.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard16-5.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard17-4.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard18-4.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard19-4.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard20-5.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard21-3.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard22-3.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard23-3.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 01, 2010, 12:25:45 AM
Well guys, I have completed my latest 3DS abomination, a 36' boxcar that has been converted into a covered hopper for cement service for my shortline. I am not sure what I want to do with it right now, but I do plan on throwing it into at least Southern Pacific, and maybe Southern, as I am sure that nobody cares about Mayburry Northern. I will probably also release the PSDs if people are interested. I also have to get some permission stuff out of the way with the trucks.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/52ad2afb934db088690a622c3087f88d.jpg)

I built it to the specifications of a PRR boxcar, as well as a few pictures of 36' boxcars, a blurry screencap of a Reading conversion of a boxcar into a hopper from a video, and alot of imagination.

And yes, it is short.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/58987d6dc82766770c137e48a30d3f10.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on March 01, 2010, 09:52:40 PM
Looks great, ACL did something similar to that. If you'd like I could shoot you the drawings for the prototype.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 01, 2010, 11:17:19 PM
LOL, nice. Maybe some day I will do that. I am kinda burned out on boxhoppers for the moment, but I have started on a new, equally ridiculous project that I don't think anyone will want but me. And I also have a Reading Crossing watchpost to work on.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on March 01, 2010, 11:28:56 PM
a new, equally ridiculous project that I don't think anyone will want but me

Does it start with B and end in L2?  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 02, 2010, 05:27:30 PM
Close... ish. It has a BL2 style cab, sort of. This thing is going to be huge, at 97' without the tender, which is going to be a huge Vanderbuilt type. It is also going to have traction motors similar to a Centipede.

Essencially, think bigger, and uglier, and also, VERY fictional, as it was built in the Mayburry Shops. (Dear God, why do I have such an urge to build this monstrosity?)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on March 02, 2010, 05:41:54 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/a8b5c785a2e5e2048263e9699e16adff.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 02, 2010, 08:48:34 PM
Okay, here we go.
Essencially, I am combining the following locomotives in some way shape or form into one Steam-Turbine electric locomotive.

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_prr5823.jpg)

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/alco1500c.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3790577653_86e4bf380e.jpg)

(http://cruiselinehistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/stream3.jpg)

(http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~wkaiser/ak03trip/3Jaspr482.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1111/1383054493_7f04797472.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/4/3/6843.1057727940.jpg)


I have a vision, and a drawing of what this thing will probably end up looking like. I also have the internals mapped out for how it would work, as well as basic dimensions.

Essentially, the Mayburry took two of their 4-8-2s and made two new locomotives out of them. They stripped the boilers of their cabs and running gear, and rerouted the steam into a compression chamber that ran it through a turbine that was connected to a generator, which powered traction motors. The use of Anthracite coal helped to keep a hot fire, and to reduce coal dust, thus helping to reduce the problem of coal dust in the traction motors. The fire was fed with two automatic auger stokers designed specifically to eliminate the need for a fireman to hand fire the locomotive. This allowed the railroad to place a cab onto the front of the locomotive, right in front of the generator. The cabs for the two locomotives were actually taken from the failed ALCO Black Maria demonstrators, though they were modified extensively. Enshrouding the boiler, and forward turbine housing/compression chamber was a metal cowling, that was beveled at the top the allow venting on heat built up inside of it. With the exception of the area around the generator, the shroud had no cabinet doors, and thus was segmented to allow a crane to remove it for maintenance purposes. Drawing from the successful design of the BL2s cab for visibility purposes, the shroud was also beveled near the top, allowing the cab to have rear ward visibility. Narrow catwalks along the side of the shroud also allowed brakemen to traverse the side of the locomotive if need be. The shroud was insulated to keep the external area from getting too hot to touch if a crewman needed to traverse the long hood. The locomotives had two stacks. One near the center, that was from the original boiler of the donor steam locomotive, and one that was a vent for the turbine. Needing substantial amounts of water and coal, a special Vanderbilt style tender was constructed for each of them, and in some cases, a secondary water tender was carried behind that.

Overall, they were a mild success. While the locomotives functioned properly, and were quite powerful in their own regard, they were too complicated maintenance wise, and expensive to build. Because of this, only two were built, and by 1963, both were out of service. The first turbine to be retired was the second one built. Its retirement came on October 4th, 1961, when the train it was hauling rear ended a Boston and Maine freight train near Portland, ME, demolishing the cab, and compromising the turbine compression chamber. It was sent to the after the cleanup of the wreck had concluded. The second turbine(first built) was retired after it suffered a cracked turbine assembly(a common ailment of the turbines) and it was decided that it was time to retire it. It was shoved onto a siding at Sayre, PA and left to rot, the railroad waiting until scrap prices got to a preferable level. Thankfully the Mayburry Northern Historical Society managed to purchase the locomotive on March 24, 1965, for purposes of restoration. The locomotive sat on the siding for two more years until it was hauled to the historical society's Museum near Bangor, Me. There it was restored to a presentable condition, though it cannot currently run. The society is collecting money to have its boiler and turbine housing restored so that they can host an excursion with it, though the cost puts that objective quite far off in the future.


EDIT: OMG DIAGRAMZ(Drawn in Managerial accounting, and yes, they are half assed.)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/4e10503b909147cdcb6c573efc9669b6.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/b84eeac3688b5b57bca8adf3f7f4181d.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on March 03, 2010, 07:49:20 AM
If 6015 is the one located in Jasper, I've seen that big bastard in person. Helluva locomotive.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on March 04, 2010, 01:41:27 PM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100304_0006.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on March 07, 2010, 10:41:03 AM
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-1952/Screen-3-7-10-0066c.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-1952/Screen-3-7-10-0064c.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/pnrailway/MSTS-Login/Piedmont%20Northern/LHR-1952/Screen-3-7-10-0055c.jpg)

Paul
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on March 07, 2010, 11:46:45 AM
LOL, nice. Maybe some day I will do that. I am kinda burned out on boxhoppers for the moment, but I have started on a new, equally ridiculous project that I don't think anyone will want but me. And I also have a Reading Crossing watchpost to work on.


Why not do a bunkhouse car for MOW. I could a few of them now.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on March 07, 2010, 12:50:27 PM
Couple shots from my other Route. Currently on hiatus. The Indiana Railroad from Wisconsin Yard to Sullivan Indiana.
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/Wisconsinyard3.jpg)
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/wisconsonyard1.jpg)
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/Wisconsinyard2.jpg)
Have to change those trees. This route was loaded from trs2006 and so the dreaded ALpha channel problem has hit it.
And a last one of a Amtrak on an old C&O line
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/Amtrakcomingin.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on March 07, 2010, 03:21:56 PM
Very nice man.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 09, 2010, 07:03:55 AM
Downloaded some more of Deane's content today so i thought i would give it a try...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/8bcf2a37c6ef265ef2a9f982b89ed21b.jpg)

Not my worst piece of route building if i may say so myself!

William :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on March 09, 2010, 12:17:36 PM
That looks very nice Kiwirail.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 10, 2010, 10:25:34 PM
Looks good William. I love that front end loader. I still have the pictures of it, and they are still up at Frackville.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 11, 2010, 07:36:28 AM
thanks guys  :D too bad the locomotives are now out of date...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ff2f3972f4fa2604c30f43d8190f399f.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on March 11, 2010, 01:18:03 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/70a2bb9a4e6f1260aab4992377c01b59.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 11, 2010, 08:31:41 PM
GN scheme ftw. :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 11, 2010, 09:39:38 PM
That blue is smooooooooth. +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 11, 2010, 10:26:00 PM
i agree, GN FTW
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 11, 2010, 11:26:40 PM
Hey, it is actually appropriate, seeing that it's the Big Sky Country (Blue, Country, same thing.) Paint scheme.. even though it's montana's state motto...  It looks better running around in Iowa/Minnesota.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on March 11, 2010, 11:29:25 PM
Badass GN paint
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/uemmc.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on March 11, 2010, 11:34:58 PM
Two NS burners take the U-OWNE into the siding at Junction City for a meet with the L-BA which has work off of the main in town.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/f29df2ec874623e361f54a68f11a5ee7.jpg)

-Sleepy Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 12, 2010, 12:12:56 PM
thats a flippin awesometastic shot Steve  O0
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 12, 2010, 07:41:56 PM
thats a flippin awesometastic shot Steve  O0

...and a pretty flippintastic new word!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 12, 2010, 09:39:19 PM
Love it steve  :D

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9996f376cf7cff610b9e555817fd0daa.jpg)

And then i was couch.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 12, 2010, 09:45:55 PM
what the
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on March 12, 2010, 09:51:39 PM
IT HAS NO CAB.  :damncomputer:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: n8phu on March 12, 2010, 10:09:47 PM
Nice herald for the railroad. Quite a nice twist on words for the roadname too.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on March 12, 2010, 11:30:27 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard03-9.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard04-8.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard05-8.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard06-7.jpg)

Also, jadebullet, if you haven't already seen this, check out what this months TRP is.
http://www.trpmagazine.com/wizzc.html
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on March 12, 2010, 11:53:39 PM
Cabless B unit picture

Wait... a horn but no cab?  Am I missing something?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 12, 2010, 11:56:26 PM
Wait... a horn but no cab?  Am I missing something?

 ;)

woo fixed the numberboards

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/44b81bc320d724843f3b74de5de6e710.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 13, 2010, 12:06:48 AM
Wait... a horn but no cab?  Am I missing something?

What can you expect from someone hanging on upside down to the bottom side of the world. :duck2:

It's simple but it looks nice. :cheers:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on March 13, 2010, 12:13:34 AM
Ok good.  I thought I was going crazy, but apparently it's just William.  :P

Nice job, none-the-less.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 13, 2010, 12:20:41 AM
you know i could just blame ryan... if it wasn't for him my fancy dancy S2Ms wouldn't have even got there in the first place!

THANKS RAIONE  :bonk:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on March 13, 2010, 02:15:49 AM
couple from Clovis running on ts2010
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/cnwonclovis.jpg)
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/UPonClovis.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on March 13, 2010, 08:21:24 AM
On the contrary...

(http://smilepanic.com/images/stories/2010_mar_06/16/1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 13, 2010, 12:11:42 PM
Very nice.  If that's the results from a 6 hour long entertaining skype call then keep talking. :cheers:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on March 13, 2010, 10:43:55 PM
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/lsstaten/lsstaten_20100314_0000.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 14, 2010, 06:41:43 AM
Finished Alphaing out all the crap and now its on to adding detail...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4e80625e88bac7f36cfae1bd8e814c80.jpg)

...Made sure to do the most important parts first  :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on March 14, 2010, 11:37:53 AM
Good call on the switchbroom Skip.   ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 15, 2010, 01:13:53 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/352374b2691e603421e0805589c30f74.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/a86ac1a1ae125f0c6cb07058d8a5e065.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on March 15, 2010, 02:01:05 AM
Mike that first shot is freakin awesome.   :cheering:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on March 15, 2010, 08:41:15 AM
Lookin good brother, I'll get that recording one day.  :D

The result of 6 or so hours of work and a VERY entertaining skype call..  :headspin: Ignore the badly mapped garage door and regular door cutouts on the right portion-

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/dcffef7ccc87c2c8ec94f6e8f97e799b.jpg)

Holly crap.... I'm sure Deeter posted this yeah? Fark mate, excellent work O0 Hehe the Hack could have some hope? :P

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on March 16, 2010, 03:39:34 AM
UP almost to Cheyenne.

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/UP.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 16, 2010, 03:53:19 PM
I like it man.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: SR6900 on March 16, 2010, 10:09:22 PM
Thanks Bill, and thanks Tom, much appreciated - nice to still see you alive buddy.  :D

Got the strange craving to crack open the hack again...got a little carried away, still recognize this puppy Tom?  ;D



Long Island hack?

I'm glad the one we had at TVRM ended up going back to Long Island, it looked completely out of place siting behind CG 349.
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C24543%5Cmo%20trip%20711.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on March 17, 2010, 11:28:37 PM
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/up-1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PintOLager on March 18, 2010, 01:03:29 AM
"Serving Iowa"; cheesy but hey?

It's simple and to the point. If you want something catchy, go with something like "The Corn Belt Route". Just an idea.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 18, 2010, 02:16:14 AM
"The Corn Belt Route"

already was... ditched it ages ago. think the herald is still on some of my psds lol.

William  :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 18, 2010, 04:01:34 AM
ya those see through radiator intakes really get on my nerves...

carry on then
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on March 18, 2010, 07:36:08 PM
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/PhotograinLN.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 18, 2010, 10:20:39 PM
Great shot.  Mick did a fantastic job on those SW's.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on March 19, 2010, 02:35:11 AM
Thanks, Yeah he really did. They don't really fit on The Virginian but that L&N and those Boxcars look so good I decided to see if I could get a good shot of them.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 22, 2010, 05:32:53 AM
*ohey fancy screens bro*

 :yay:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on March 22, 2010, 06:20:56 AM
God daium lol Deet's on a roll :) Funny thing though, somehow the hopper became the first wagon in the second shot :P Haha nice work mate :)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on March 23, 2010, 03:27:58 AM
gorgeous shots deet!



just puttering around
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100322_0007.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on March 23, 2010, 07:07:32 AM
Cool!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on March 23, 2010, 12:10:04 PM
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/Tunnel.jpg)
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/Reeferattunnel.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 24, 2010, 02:10:21 PM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/trainz2010-03-2402-28-38-32.jpg)


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on March 24, 2010, 05:27:20 PM
Nice shot David :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 24, 2010, 05:45:56 PM
i was doing some night shots too recently. i want to change the stars so bad. they look pretty dumb.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 24, 2010, 06:05:02 PM
i was doing some night shots too recently. i want to change the stars so bad. they look pretty dumb.

Dumb? Mine posted pic look pretty dumb?  ???


Thanks Andy!


- Dave
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 24, 2010, 06:07:47 PM
He was taking about the stars in the night sky David.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 24, 2010, 06:33:04 PM
Dumb? Mine posted pic look pretty dumb?  ???


Thanks Andy!


- Dave

no your pic looked really nice. i was rude for not saying that. its just that my first thought was that i wanted to do night shots too but dislike the stars in the sky... sorry. i just wasn't thinking.

-1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 24, 2010, 08:06:41 PM
Wait, who are you giving a -1 to, lol.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 24, 2010, 09:34:50 PM
Himself....  Don't worry I'll dock him one....   lol

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 24, 2010, 09:36:04 PM
Himself....  Don't worry I'll dock him one....   lol

Mike

After all, what are friends for. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 24, 2010, 11:10:40 PM
Wait, who are you giving a -1 to, lol.

It's me... :-\

But, actually I haven't made sky with star that made by Fred from USLW download that somehow I download so I was really like it and, I just enjoy and play around at night time on trainz game as well....

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on March 24, 2010, 11:33:43 PM
Actually, I didn't make the stars, just the sky.  The stars are built into the Trainz program.  I don't recall using that sky at night.  I kinda like the way it looks...wispy with a touch of the receding redness after sunset.  Nice David.  +1   :)

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  If you want a really dark, clear night sky...George made one that works great...hmmm...I forgot which one off hand.  Can't do anything about the stars though.  
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on March 25, 2010, 12:32:27 AM
A bit OT...but if you could get them to look like this...

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/Stars-1.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 25, 2010, 03:18:29 AM
exactly. the current stars are too big and silly looking, and they are in a repetitive pattern that distracts my eyes. it might just be me, since i tend to notice patterns more, but it drives me crazy.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on March 25, 2010, 05:55:50 AM
I don't 'drive' much anyway, but I almost never drive at 'night' - the only thing more story-book in Trainz than speedtrees is the night sky.

Could something like Fred's shot be used with a modified lighting scheme to trick Trainz into thinking it was night when it wasn't...

Andy ???
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 25, 2010, 03:47:37 PM
Sadly, they appear to be two small images tiled across the sky, so all you can get is a repetitive pattern no matter what. They should have set it up so that it was just a sky map. I mean, they wouldn't have to work very hard to make one. They could have just copy and pasted one in that they got on the internet.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on March 25, 2010, 04:04:11 PM
the only thing more story-book in Trainz than speedtrees is the night sky.
even more storybook than the beachball-sized snowflakes?  ;)



Quote
Could something like Fred's shot be used with a modified lighting scheme to trick Trainz into thinking it was night when it wasn't...
You could indeed.  I seem to recall doing something similar with one of the sunset skies (found the best "stock" lighting, and then tweaked it from there).  The only downside is that buildings' nightmode wouldn't be triggered.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on March 25, 2010, 06:23:25 PM
A Starry Night

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/StarryNight-1.jpg)

 ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 25, 2010, 07:30:25 PM
That's a great shot.  LOTS of stars in that one.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 25, 2010, 10:14:52 PM
Actually, I didn't make the stars, just the sky.  The stars are built into the Trainz program.  I don't recall using that sky at night.  I kinda like the way it looks...wispy with a touch of the receding redness after sunset.  Nice David.  +1   :)

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  If you want a really dark, clear night sky...George made one that works great...hmmm...I forgot which one off hand.  Can't do anything about the stars though.  

Oh, I was thought you make the star with sky so my bad so I really like the sky that's where you made kinda of stars in USLW download.

Thanks Fred! ;)

George made of sky? From USLW downloads?


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on March 25, 2010, 11:41:09 PM
even more storybook than the beachball-sized snowflakes?  ;)


You could indeed.  I seem to recall doing something similar with one of the sunset skies (found the best "stock" lighting, and then tweaked it from there).  The only downside is that buildings' nightmode wouldn't be triggered.

What about the sun that looks like it's supernovaing.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on March 26, 2010, 07:06:55 PM
David...look for gf sky on the DLS.  The one I mentioned is gf sky 1.  It's clear and makes a nice dark sky at night.

Bill...if the time of day is anything other than near sunrise or sunset, the sun isn't visible in the field of view.

The 2 biggest problems with creating a more realistic night sky are getting rid of the Auran stars and ignoring the fact that the stars would be moving at the same rate as clouds.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 26, 2010, 08:42:56 PM
David...look for gf sky on the DLS.  The one I mentioned is gf sky 1.  It's clear and makes a nice dark sky at night.

Cheers,
Fred

Oh okay thanks I will look try to find george's sky on DLS ;)


(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/trainz2010-03-2603-47-25-53.jpg)

Yea, that Dermmny's route with Clovis sub 1


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RailRunner154 on March 26, 2010, 11:11:04 PM
Here are a few shots of an amtrak train heading to Shelby station and departing.

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5268/f40phswithphiiisuperlin.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8210/f40sarrivingatshelby.jpg)

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6082/f40sdepartingfromshelby.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 27, 2010, 05:23:40 AM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/trainz2010-03-2701-39-36-42.jpg)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/trainz2010-03-2702-28-35-01.jpg)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/trainz2010-03-2702-37-58-59.jpg)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/trainz2010-03-2703-05-06-18.jpg)


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on March 27, 2010, 06:10:55 AM
Nice pics David - you picked a couple of my favourite railfanning spots!

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on March 27, 2010, 06:25:32 AM
Look what I found - lease power idling under the old loadout at Pedernal on the BNSF Clovis Sub...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/special/oc_001.jpg)

Beautiful work Ryan - really outstanding skins!

(sorry about the oversized image, but you just gotta do these things justice!)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 28, 2010, 12:51:06 AM
Nice pics David - you picked a couple of my favourite railfanning spots!

Andy :)

Andy,

Thank you as much for say! Yea, I pretty playing spend with your route pretty so long like about 100 or 200 or more miles! :)

But I stuck with intermodels with double stacks because those few error and slowly so I just use regular hot piggy rolling stocks lol

- David ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on March 28, 2010, 09:00:07 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b7fd36e1e135d03c874d010f31e650a5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on March 28, 2010, 11:12:53 AM
Nice skins there.... And an even better shot, good stuff!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RailRunner154 on March 28, 2010, 01:28:16 PM
Here I find UP #1983 leaving a yard with a train of superliners.

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8797/screen001p.jpg)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4228/screen002ag.jpg)

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6757/screen003e.jpg)

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/764/screen004o.jpg)

Now we turn to a lonesome Southern Pacific Heritage unit.

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 28, 2010, 04:54:04 PM
Overall, not bad, but what is up with the sky. (Also, just a tip. It might be a good idea to use less ballast texture.)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on March 28, 2010, 09:05:53 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/527681ebfb4c3371fb77ea64a7292461.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
All I need to do is add the intermobile yard and Bowden is done.  :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 28, 2010, 09:47:19 PM
Not bad but this look so its okay to me lol..this from my route (Delmarva Secondary Branch)

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/trainz2010-03-2819-01-37-46.jpg)


- Dave
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on March 28, 2010, 11:17:27 PM

All I need to do is add the intermobile yard and Bowden is done.  :P

Good job! I do have a way to go to get Hialeah done, but here comes train 202 shot at Lauderdale towards Bowden.

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/brickbuilder711_20091129_0044.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 30, 2010, 07:09:16 AM
Looking is good or fair or bit need to change?


(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/route.jpg)


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on March 30, 2010, 09:47:26 AM
New JR SD70ACes at my favourite railfanning spot on Clovis - the west end of Vaughn Yard, tarted up for the occasion with some extra foreground grass....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/clovis3/clovis3_020_thumb.jpg) (http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/clovis3/Clovis3_020.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/clovis3/clovis3_021_thumb.jpg) (http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/clovis3/Clovis3_021.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 30, 2010, 06:47:07 PM
Fresh new SD70ACe! Looking so impressive route, Andy. Is that's right Clovis 3?


+1 for Andy


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on March 30, 2010, 11:51:14 PM
I caught this Inspection Special laying over at the shops, took too long to get out of the yard so I didn't get to chase it.
Pardon the bad angles, this is as good  of an angle I could get while shooting through the chain-link fence around the shop.  :D
(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/5db5f30dc69097744a13cd45b09e8168.png)

(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/806935ed7397cf01f1e8c6600a0840cc.png)
[Thanks to diecastgalore for the passenger cars, they're pretty neat.]
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on March 31, 2010, 03:24:41 AM
epic.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on March 31, 2010, 04:44:07 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/diecastdeluxe/modeltrains/beachcity.jpg)

Nickel Plate Road mikado has train #163 well in hand at Beach City Ohio as a pair of RS-11s work the feed siding.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on March 31, 2010, 07:24:20 AM
BAM!!!
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/139/gn5z.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on March 31, 2010, 10:37:41 AM
I passed by the UP shops again on the way to school today. I found some interesting units sitting outside the paint booth, by the looks of it two are not fully painted yet. I will check back again on my way back home today, if I remember my camera I will take another snapshot.

(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/135cd53644bb630bcf34ba8397e64649.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on March 31, 2010, 01:59:23 PM
Wow, really like the new JR SD70ACes, Domingo!!!! Great quality meshes...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on March 31, 2010, 05:27:34 PM
O721 kneels past Hialeah Market at 25mph, then later books it to Hialeah Yard at 45mph with half an empty coal train.

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/O721HM.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: wheelnrail on March 31, 2010, 07:42:50 PM
hmm... all of these excellent pics are from newer versions of Trainz. Let's see if 04 can do something...

Here we have a ATSF SD40-2 leading a ultra short local to Big Lift, CO, passing parked power on... The Joint Line. specifically, Colorado Springs. :D

P.S: One of the many reasons i might get 09 is due to the lack of visible light on the locomotives in 04...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on March 31, 2010, 07:44:52 PM
Nice. By the way, there is one thing with your route that will probably be a little difficult. How are you going to have the Rockys in the background? Are you going to be using a back drop or something similar?

Anyway, looking pretty good.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: wheelnrail on March 31, 2010, 07:48:41 PM
You know, it's funny you mentioned that. since making the actual rockies would add another half a year to my route release schedual, i might (if i can find one) use a cheap backdrop. if not, then a Version 2 of the JL with rockies will be made WAY in the future. and also.. extra land could add a ton of poly's so im still unsure.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on March 31, 2010, 09:21:53 PM
Wow, really like the new JR SD70ACes, Domingo!!!! Great quality meshes...

Thanks for the compliment man.
@ Yep, all the stuff at JR is pretty solid.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 01, 2010, 12:12:25 AM
If only CSX had Heritage units....

(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/stories/pageseven/crqsd70.jpg)
(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/stories/pageseven/trainz%202010-03-31%2021-54-19-40.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Truemac on April 01, 2010, 12:23:07 AM
If only CSX had Heritage units....
*image*
Mike

(http://api.ning.com/files/p7O58bDGA2PIIy5yJoKWm-UPuwHQKukDEAZFa1BdA*fUWQQQ*Hg6KJaYETLvwKmf/GORDON_FREEMAN_APPROVES_by_amateur1314.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 01, 2010, 01:11:36 AM
hmm... all of these excellent pics are from newer versions of Trainz. Let's see if 04 can do something...

Here we have a ATSF SD40-2 leading a ultra short local to Big Lift, CO, passing parked power on... The Joint Line. specifically, Colorado Springs. :D

P.S: One of the many reasons i might get 09 is due to the lack of visible light on the locomotives in 04...

My pic was from 04.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on April 01, 2010, 01:13:30 AM
If only CSX had Heritage units....

[two images of fictional Conrail Quality SD70ACe's]

Mike

They could pass as authentic,but they are way too clean Mike.  lol
Sweet stuff. :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 01, 2010, 01:28:46 AM
(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/stories/pageseven/es44.jpg)

Gee-voh.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 01, 2010, 06:35:28 AM
Look like almost as CR SD70MAC or SD80MAC and, CW40-8, Mike lol..

Nice units, Mike!


- David
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 01, 2010, 06:51:54 AM
Mike - you do any more sweet Conrail and I'm gonna have to stop running them in Kentucky and build somewhere legit....

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 01, 2010, 08:03:06 AM
There must be about a dozen models of the SD40-2 around the place, but the JR model has always been a standout.  When they released the ATSF skin I thought it couldn't get any better, but it did...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_113_thumb.jpg) (http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_113.jpg)

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_114_thumb.jpg) (http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_114.jpg)

Click the thumbs for a 1600x675...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 01, 2010, 09:39:43 AM
Mike - you do any more sweet Conrail and I'm gonna have to stop running them in Kentucky and build somewhere legit....

Andy :)

Done, no more CR stuff till you finish EK..... I can not wait for this route to be finished, these screen shots you are posting from it are just ridiculous, almost illegal...  or they should be anyway!  I'll do some more L&N to keep you on track so to speak....  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 01, 2010, 09:56:46 AM
-Keenbrook, CA just before palm ave. Cajon Sub!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/74ddbacd.jpg)

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 01, 2010, 10:15:31 AM
Joe I was just looking at your route over at Auran, and wow, that is some impressive work.  Really amazing shots, trackwork looks superb!  I hope to see lots more.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on April 01, 2010, 03:15:13 PM
hey mike release those conrail units i gotta place for them.   :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 01, 2010, 03:30:25 PM
We are going to release them VERY soon.  I have decided to do an entire CSX Heritage fleet, so stay tuned....

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 01, 2010, 03:49:29 PM
An entire CSX Heritage fleet, hmm.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on April 01, 2010, 08:00:45 PM
We are going to release them VERY soon.  I have decided to do an entire CSX Heritage fleet, so stay tuned....

Mike

 :jawdropping:
Looking forward to the paint schemes you design Mike.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 01, 2010, 08:08:49 PM
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/6faaf5de531ed40aa343c3162658171e.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 01, 2010, 10:29:35 PM
(http://www.jointedrail.com/images/stories/pageseven/sclsd70.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: killahvocabz on April 01, 2010, 11:35:30 PM
now dats tha shit son.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on April 02, 2010, 12:37:16 AM
Wheres the MRMX one?  ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 02, 2010, 02:28:52 AM
Oh hell yes.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 02, 2010, 03:43:15 AM
-Sullivan's curve Cajon Pass California!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/74a74151.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/8cb70768.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/ad86a07a.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/b4a98565.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 02, 2010, 05:22:59 AM
My first steam reskin, NKP 588.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/NKP587-588.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 02, 2010, 11:17:21 AM
JR's utterly filthy YN2 SD40-2 just about to pass under the road bridge entering Jeff KY from the East on EK3...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_195_thumb.jpg) (http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_195.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 02, 2010, 12:01:32 PM
you win too hard...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 02, 2010, 01:18:57 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/af121c4fb8385c3358897e6883a9734b.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/caa32fb6ca5cad9a8a2710458497daea.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d9a85fbefd5dcb248f244138d84e7149.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b361a210cbaf730bd8659a5e1d8ea0ff.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 02, 2010, 01:53:10 PM
-Sullivan's curve Cajon Pass California!
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/ad86a07a.jpg
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/b4a98565.jpg

Those last 2 pics are awesome.  May I inquire as to the creator of that route?

Love that reskin Mike.  There is an awful lot of win on this page.  Still no drooly faces. :cheers:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on April 02, 2010, 01:54:43 PM
Where is the Norfolk Southern SD70ACE?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 02, 2010, 02:20:07 PM
SoCal, your Cajon pass/Tehachepi loop route is looking way too damn good. Something tells me that it is going to be a HUGE hit.  :steveslife:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 02, 2010, 02:55:47 PM
Where is the Norfolk Southern SD70ACE?

NS doesn't own any ACe's
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on April 02, 2010, 03:08:16 PM
I made a mistake the ACE and the SD70M are closely alike.  :stick:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 02, 2010, 03:53:02 PM
I made a mistake the ACE and the SD70M are closely alike.  :stick:

NS has the 70M-2's.  I'm pretty sure those are on the list.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 02, 2010, 04:58:35 PM
Those last 2 pics are awesome.  May I inquire as to the creator of that route?

Love that reskin Mike.  There is an awful lot of win on this page.  Still no drooly faces. :cheers:

Bill

-Well my name is Joe McGuire. I'm from San Bernardino, CA but currently live in Denver, CO! been here for 5 1/2 yrs. I'm 28. I grew up on trains. saw the atsf 3751 camping at Tehachapi Loop, Blue Cut, Summit (all over the Cajon Pass) even back when i was younger, my moms boy friend was a conductor for amtrak i think and i got to see the 3751 at kaiser back in the day i think when it was getting rebuilt, before calif. speedway! I've been into trainz off and on since the 06 release more-so now thanks to places like jointed rail and rrmods. i've have friends now that work for UP here in denver runs from the denver north yard to cheyenne and in cali running from colton to barstow! (and lucky them cause they r the people i grew up and camped with! what happened to me? now i'm just a carpet technician!
-Not sure what u wanted to know but if u have any questions i'll be happy to answer them!
-Thanx for the nice comments from everyone!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 02, 2010, 05:32:11 PM
LOL!  All I really wanted to know was who made the route because I want.  I didn't want to sound like a gimmy pig. :D

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 02, 2010, 06:04:59 PM
now i'm just a carpet technician!

hehe aint we all?  :badumtish:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 02, 2010, 06:05:33 PM
Joe +1
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 02, 2010, 06:47:04 PM
LOL!  All I really wanted to know was who made the route because I want.  I didn't want to sound like a gimmy pig. :D

Bill

-LOL! Well I'm Making It And It Will Be Release In Sections. SBDO to Barstow. Barstow to Mojave / Cajon Summit to Mojave UP line (palmdale cut-off). Mojave to bakersfield. And not necessarily in that order! No given release date but i do work on it everyday for quite a while!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: wheelnrail on April 02, 2010, 07:23:13 PM
Denver hmm.... and you were able to get Cajon Pass THAT detailed!? amazing! if only the JL could be as detailed... :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 02, 2010, 07:41:46 PM
Denver hmm.... and you were able to get Cajon Pass THAT detailed!? amazing! if only the JL could be as detailed... :D

-Sorry for being stupid but what is JL? And Thanx btw!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: wheelnrail on April 02, 2010, 07:49:40 PM
JL= Joint Line. the Subdivision South of Denver :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 02, 2010, 08:04:54 PM
Well Joe, your doing a fantastic job on it.  When I was still driving truck I ran through Cajon Pass for almost 12 years 1 to 3 times a week and I must say that looks like I remember it.  I'm very much liking what I'm seeing.  Please continue. :cheers:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 02, 2010, 08:15:59 PM
Thanx guys i appreciate it really! JL... thats what i thought it meant! I went down to palmer lake just before winter and i have to say its nice down there! It was kinda funny too. I asked a friend in cali if it was busy down there and he told me ok u have this and this coming down and this coming up, so i said ok! so im down there waiting for the trains and the one coming up to denver, i was on the phone with my cali freind and as im talking to him he was like ok....... he should be coming to u and min. now and should have have one pretty new es44 on him. And sure enough a few seconds later here it came! point is it was kinda kool that he can tell me that kinda stuff and not even be in the same state! thanx internet!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 02, 2010, 08:25:30 PM
-a west autorack cosist waits patiently while a east bound double stack crosses over at cajon headed to barstow!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/87d2ef44.jpg)
-He got the clear to go!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/7113b767.jpg)

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 03, 2010, 12:35:46 AM
Mike: That SCL unit is killer. I cannot wait to see the next installment.
Question: Would you consider doing a NS heritage series, including Conrail's precursors? Just curious.

Joe: I am DROOLING over that route. Your routebuilding skills are unbelievable. Keep it up!

Sean
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 03, 2010, 05:49:51 AM
-thanx alcoholic!
-i just noticed in my last post, in the last pic, it might have been a better shot if i was a little closer so that sd60m's trucks woulda appeared right  :screwy:
-Coming down main 2.
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/920a42c3.jpg)

-East bound exiting Sullivan's Curve.
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/c1f255f9.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/09dc9b40.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/79d2494c.jpg)
-Near east Canyon on the SP line.
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/ab133e4d.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/54fa0ca5.jpg)
-Even tho i had the draw distance up to 5000m it still ruined some of these pix

-EDIT: the last pic i think would of looked better if we could bank the track like it is in real life. (bank track like how u would roll bnsf50's crossings)

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 03, 2010, 12:19:20 PM
That is pretty kick ass. Keep up the excellent work!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 03, 2010, 12:54:43 PM
Very impressive, Joe!

In regards to your comment about banked turns, I know gfisher has some superelevated track here, and I believe there's also a "Banking Consist" rule available on the DLS?  If anyone knows what I'm talking about, feel free to correct me on that one.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 03, 2010, 04:01:32 PM
-thanx ferrous. i will look into that!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 03, 2010, 05:15:15 PM
-just what i was looking for! that banking rule is awesome. it will add more realism for me. the only thing is seem not to work for everything esp the locos! refer to pics. in the ttx well cars the first and last out of the 5 pack did not bank but they do on the ttx spine cars!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/3f37b285.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/f3c7605c.jpg)
-i dont want to use other track since Trunda makes a good pack of track so i will stick with this rule.
-the max is 3.0 on the setting (and is what u see 3.0 banking, just testing) now i need to find out what the max is in real life. woulda loved to see the locos bank but this will do!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Great_Lakes on April 03, 2010, 08:12:37 PM
It looks like you are making the train go 70mph in that zone hence the banking.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on April 03, 2010, 08:41:36 PM
CSX Y120 unhooks for a long time consuming job at FP&T and Miami Iron and Metal.

Holding the Downtown Spur consist at Hialeah Market.

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/CSXY120HM.jpg)

Turning from the Miami Sub over to the Downtown Spur.

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/CSXY120Downtownspur.jpg)

Working FP&T

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/CSXY120FPT.jpg)

Back to his train to move south. Apparently, I had to go on to school from this point.

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/brickbuilder711/CSXY120Coupled.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 03, 2010, 11:03:17 PM
Those routes are looking real fine everyone!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 04, 2010, 12:32:25 AM
i have not tried the banking consists rules, but if i knew what made them work or not i would try and make sure my locos had it.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 04, 2010, 01:07:37 AM
i have not tried the banking consists rules, but if i knew what made them work or not i would try and make sure my locos had it.

-that would be nice!
-Gfisher wrote to me: Some locos bank and others don't, and some cars seem to bank more than others and some bank in the wrong direction. I have never quite figured out why that is. I tend to run my own consists at 1.5 to 2 degrees using the banking rule.
-as my pic shows not everthing banks proving gfisher correct. it would be nice if the author would do an update!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 04, 2010, 01:46:40 AM
I think this is just another one of those things that results from all of the different versions of Trainz that we've had.  I wouldn't hold my breath for an update by the author.  The only way you will get it to work consistently is to take the time to experiment by trial and error.  Use only the content that works consistently for the rule.  A pain?  Yes.  But, since this is such a minor detail, it's up to the individual to decide if it is worth the effort.  Personally, I don't.   :)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: wheelnrail on April 04, 2010, 01:50:09 AM
Wow! The banking rule looks great! i wish it was avalable for TRS 04...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 04, 2010, 01:58:49 AM
I think this is just another one of those things that results from all of the different versions of Trainz that we've had.  I wouldn't hold my breath for an update by the author.  The only way you will get it to work consistently is to take the time to experiment by trial and error.  Use only the content that works consistently for the rule.  A pain?  Yes.  But, since this is such a minor detail, it's up to the individual to decide if it is worth the effort.  Personally, I don't.   :)

Cheers,
Fred
-Ya thats true :( but its something that shoulda been done a long time ago (in 2002) by Auran. Keyword:.... Simulator!
-on another note looking forward to better screen shots now cause i'm still going to use this rule

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 04, 2010, 02:26:31 AM
Ok Joe...good luck.  The only problem is... it will limit the content you can use, locos, rolling stock, etc., for your screenshots.   :(

Cheers,
Fred  
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 04, 2010, 05:30:58 AM
IMHO the 'banking rule' should never have been needed.  Railways have used super-elevated track in curves for about 100 years, Trainz should have had some manner of auto super-elevation since day one.  Still waiting...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: actionhank on April 04, 2010, 05:33:04 AM
I got bored in photoshop.
(http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt311/actionhank1786/stupid.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RailRunner154 on April 04, 2010, 08:42:36 AM
Cool pic!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 04, 2010, 11:24:24 AM
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/44116a19.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/39ac02e2.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/6773c17c.jpg)

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: actionhank on April 04, 2010, 06:09:38 PM
Wow, this look sharp!
I really like the paint jobs.
I think that blue and grey looks awesome together.

Also, Joe that route looks fantastic.
Those screen shots make me really want to play it.
I love how you've made the map feel like it's actually a huge area, not just a train rolling down a few tiles of track hoping the world doesn't end soon.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: wheelnrail on April 04, 2010, 06:15:20 PM
More epic shots there Joe! now i kinda feel inspired to delay my route release date until i get the JL half as detailed :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 05, 2010, 12:29:36 AM
More epic shots there Joe! now i kinda feel inspired to delay my route release date until i get the JL half as detailed :P

-thanx. dont delay i like to drive on prototypical railroads

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on April 05, 2010, 04:33:29 PM
Early Morning

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/OverBRidge.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dajoun on April 07, 2010, 11:37:57 AM
the very best pic ..il love american locomotive very much .. :D

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2180/13711262600673.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 07, 2010, 12:05:49 PM
Wrong section, you are looking for post a picture every day. By the way, your avatar seems familiar, but it says that you only have one post.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 07, 2010, 12:42:33 PM
the very best pic ..il love american locomotive very much .. :D

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2180/13711262600673.jpg)

- i tried to duplicate but damn trs2010 won't give me my 5000m draw distance :(
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/9aff98e5.jpg)

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 07, 2010, 01:42:31 PM
Man, I was hoping that you would do that, lol.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: dajoun on April 07, 2010, 05:00:29 PM
oh no  :o  cajon is near los angles  :cheering: all this contenaire go or from los angles ..this is my map ..i will work again on my los angeles long beach  :headspin:

http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?location=BNSF%20Cajon%20Sub

i will post pic later



Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on April 07, 2010, 06:14:52 PM
Awesome screens guys!  :)

I have some more. These were reduced from 1920X1200.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3f6ed544e4f6d72a85329a5cad7ad726.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9bf2007ec1475ea442ddc4462f9cbb60.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0a87a8ebe5adc83e4f3957b41e9844bc.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ad784c73dae2d1725f28375af25b7f45.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/7bc1503752081be861c335d93240f90a.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/12b94653752783fdcc25c38f14e7f24b.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/86687022c38fdaa97a03d50c7662b1ae.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/09a71e9f1d4dcf46ce4eaa00aa5e3a80.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4d5298b77391e804a0d97a127c21955e.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: n8phu on April 07, 2010, 07:58:11 PM
Love the SD-9. Where is it from?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 07, 2010, 10:31:17 PM
Unbelievable Eric, you're making Trainz not look like so much ass.  :D

Indeed, both these and the Cajon shots make me want to get TRS 010 and do a little routebuilding. Maybe this summer.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 07, 2010, 10:51:25 PM
Indeed, both these and the Cajon shots make me want to get TRS 010 and do a little routebuilding. Maybe this summer.

-how did u get a karma of 666?  lol!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 08, 2010, 12:11:11 AM
One word: Dillon
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 08, 2010, 12:25:30 AM
Indeed, both these and the Cajon shots make me want to get TRS 010 and do a little routebuilding. Maybe this summer.

Wait.
Nikos...
Trainz...
Routebuilding...
In one sentence?
Shit, Hell froze over already?
I musta missed that date then.
;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 08, 2010, 12:33:10 AM
Yeah scary isnt it, let my mind wander too much. If Wal-Mart is selling 010 for cheap then maybe ill just pick it up once i get off school.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 08, 2010, 01:10:11 AM
Indeed, both these and the Cajon shots make me want to get TRS 010 and do a little routebuilding. Maybe this summer.

I hate to have to be the one to keep bringing up this sad point and, believe me, I really wish it were otherwise, but..there is a fatal design decision that has been made by N3V in TRS2009 and TRS2010.  They have chosen to write a "limiter" into the program code.  It isn't a bug.  It's intentional.  This is what you are starting to experience, Joe.  It has nothing to do with the vaunted 5000m draw distance, although I think NV3's 5000m is much shorter than mine.  Maybe they all have shorter rulers...;D  What this code does is...when the density of assets reaches a given level...the program stops rendering them.  Stuff starts popping in and out on the screen...including the terrain.  I brought this up when TRS2009 came out.  First...I got the run around.  Then...I got stonewalled.  Now, they've finally admitted it, but, basically, the company's attitude is "tough shit!"

Cheers,
Fred  
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 08, 2010, 01:54:39 AM
-wow, that explains it. and that ts2010, for me, is an un-reliable platform to build in.. speed trees come and go as they please. damn program likes to freeze and corrupt. shoulda just stayed in 09!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 08, 2010, 02:07:27 AM
The same thing happens in TRS 2009.  You probably had not gotten to the asset density limit yet.   :(

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  George, Andy, and I are the kings of asset density.    :D
P.P.S.  Well...actually...I have to take that back.  Andy and I are the princes.  George is the King.   ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 08, 2010, 02:15:21 AM
Stuff like this is the reason that deters me from going back to TRS. 04 is old as all hell and half the new stuff doesnt work in it (not buying it anyways), I have 06 and its a piece of shit and it will never touch this computer, I dont want any of the classics series doesnt sound like they are even supported, 09 and 010 apparently have their own set of issues.
TRS could be a really awesome program if given to a decent developer.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 08, 2010, 04:20:16 AM
Anyone who might be interested in the history of this issue should go here first (note the date of the thread):

http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?t=34912&highlight=Zorronov

Then here (again...note the date of the thread):

http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?t=54481

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 08, 2010, 05:33:15 AM
P.S.  George, Andy, and I are the kings of asset density.    :D
P.P.S.  Well...actually...I have to take that back.  Andy and I are the princes.  George is the King.   ;D

Rofling uncontrollably: +1 at least :)

Not rofling at all though at the subject of the post.  Damn near weeping actually.  My new 'asset dense' EK3 runs smooth as silk in TRS06 with draw distance hacked out to 2500 meters with TrainzTuner.  In TRS10 with draw distance set to 2500 (a) you can't see anywhere near as far and (b) the route is a slide-show with the farthest ground/trees/other stuff popping in and out of view constantly.  I honestly had high hopes for 10 after I got SP2 into it, but nope I don't think so...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 08, 2010, 05:38:37 AM
-i am done with ts2010. i never new about trainz tuner, hell, maybe i'll go back to 06. the only down side is wont get the full effect out of justins new signals whenever he releases them!

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 08, 2010, 06:10:48 AM
Time for some random roster shots. Now, none of these reskins, minus the RS1 are weathered, or fully polished, but they are almost entirely there.

Engine 6600. One of two Ex Soo SD39s owned by the Milwaukee & Western Grange. (I need to figure out how to swap the door with the reskinned door that I made. That and figure out what is up with my numberboards, lol)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/0e5047754f1c4a89b87afdcf521c0a90.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/e8f5b2a651bdc28b39466a26d02f8402.jpg)

Engine 410 and 411. The two ex Soo GP30s that the M&WG owns. (Ignore the numbers, they were preliminary numbers set up before I created my numbering system, and me forgetting to change the numberboards.)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/5058fe37d11d1d9c12fd99f57bc96dc3.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/467a2386074c0a5bc440ff0c77c31f30.jpg)

Engine 54. The only SW1500 on the switcher heavy roster.  It is of BN heritage.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/0356425ce050eb66bc1e45e730d9e84c.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/e5f23c83d7ae08863af3be1943385154.jpg)

And finally engine 20. It is one of the three RS1s that the M&WG inherited when it was formed. It is of NYC heritage, and belonged to the Great Lake Terminal railroad before that was absorbed into the M&WG. Before the railroad was acquired, engine 20 blew a head, and was shoved onto a Milwaukee siding. During that time, it was vandalized. The demise of the GLT's third RS1 provided the parts necessary to get it up and running again. Since the ALCos are slowly being phased out by EMD power on the M&WG, cleaning up the locomotive, and painting it in the scheme isn't a priority. A simple patch would have to do.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/e0b6f503f15f10907405ae625b739e27.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/f4ad1d4e84df1df42b5bf61140561285.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 08, 2010, 12:50:26 PM
(I need to figure out how to swap the door with the reskinned door that I made. That and figure out what is up with my numberboards, lol)

Can't help with the door but the number board is blank. :duck2:  :D  I like those reskins Alex.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 08, 2010, 02:08:18 PM
Yeah, I think that I ****ed up the numberboards by making them black instead of white like they used to be.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 08, 2010, 02:17:28 PM
Is there anyone that can tell me where those NS SD-9s came from, please?  ???
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 08, 2010, 02:51:11 PM
Thanks, the link to their forum doesn't work either. Too bad.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on April 08, 2010, 10:39:50 PM
Made my first JR purchase today. Amazing locomotives.  :cheering:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/a7f9463a1b008841aad1b522a3359f0e.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1730401ff532c7e63559df994d1af045.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/070d69d51bf71edc18acf578a2dca6fa.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/32111d3883a6b4902741fad79bfd95b7.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d92bf03128ba96aff622f8897b2f13f7.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/169c482ca07ba35943c2b1eb1374035e.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ad553a21fe58b4f9b02436c81b6721ca.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/72c7ac2c0521f4b865972eef7c900658.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f15ed9722e8915c07ff54eb6ec2a5c44.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e4b53f53440d4b2cd1cfe412e40cb1b6.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 08, 2010, 11:10:23 PM
Great shots Eric, on that CSX SD60M, if you right click on it, you can turn on the marker lights!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 09, 2010, 02:44:44 PM
Tried backdating a shot for shits and giggles.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/35bae53ca31cc9b2de8c743362131f6f.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 09, 2010, 06:22:12 PM
you sir, just got a +infinate. I love that shot.  :cheering:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on April 09, 2010, 06:53:16 PM
Nice shot Ferrous, +1!

A couple more:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5c0d81884f2ff5423e54b8163348df84.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e003021025518fded1a68ecd318a3e0a.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 10, 2010, 05:11:06 AM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/campbell5149_20100410_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 10, 2010, 02:33:09 PM
Alex; Love the MWG units. Those look pretty sweet man.

Eric, Those JR shots are pretty gnarly. I especially like the low angle shot of the massive locomotive. If that were a night shot, it'd win a contest. Awesome stuff.

Josh; Couldn't read the text on the side, but I dig the skin man. Good stuff.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 10, 2010, 07:48:02 PM
Avondale and South Shore.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 10, 2010, 11:15:35 PM
-Kern Junction!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/a2cd84e4.jpg)

-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on April 10, 2010, 11:19:25 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b352a489d2fb919a5f37dbeb63c8af92.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
ye'old AWVR
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Truemac on April 11, 2010, 12:50:24 AM
ye'old AWVR

Haha, I instantly recognized that scheme. I really hope Hollywood doesn't screw up the movie.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on April 11, 2010, 10:19:21 PM
Apologies for the usage of Frank's locomotives, I know the sight of them around here causes members to freak ;)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard08-6.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard09-6.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard13-5.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard14-5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 12, 2010, 01:26:21 AM
Not bad; digging that third shot especially! 

Mind if I ask what route that is, Mike?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 12, 2010, 01:55:49 AM
Apologies for the usage of Frank's locomotives, I know the sight of them around here causes members to freak ;)
*images removed*

Not freak, just vomit uncontrollably for 10 minutes, then rave about beercan smashing over your nose.   :P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on April 12, 2010, 05:33:16 AM
Ahh yes, the California coast...with CSX power...oh dear...:duck2: :shitfan:

(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/22bd9a987b54926ffd6e8d8c1e400a99.png)

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 12, 2010, 08:28:10 AM
sandcut, mojave sub!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/d2810ab6.jpg)
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: PintOLager on April 12, 2010, 03:15:27 PM
Nice shot Joe, your ground texture's are amazing.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 12, 2010, 03:55:47 PM
Nice shot Joe, your ground texture's are amazing.

-thanx man i appreciate it!
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: actionhank on April 12, 2010, 05:58:33 PM
Not freak, just vomit uncontrollably for 10 minutes, then rave about beercan smashing over your nose.   :P

I'm just wondering what is awful about them?
I mean, i know they have since been outdone by the pay ware efforts, but i thought they looked pretty nice not too long ago when i saw them come out originally.
I have never actually downloaded them, but i didn't think they looked so bad.
Is there some hidden terror once you get them?
Also, does anyone know where i can find that Cowl bodied SD-40 that's on the banner up top on these forums?
I've searched around but with out luck.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on April 12, 2010, 06:07:25 PM
Not bad; digging that third shot especially! 

Mind if I ask what route that is, Mike?
The route is one of my WIPs, it's a freelanced mountain DEM, I will try and finish this one but it's a long way from release as I've only just started the scenery.

actionhank, the reason behind why everybody here hates Frank is because of what he said/did here a while back but since I don't remember all the details and I'm no good at story telling you'll have to get the full story from another member
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on April 12, 2010, 06:09:52 PM
I'm just wondering what is awful about them?
I mean, i know they have since been outdone by the pay ware efforts, but i thought they looked pretty nice not too long ago when i saw them come out originally.
I have never actually downloaded them, but i didn't think they looked so bad.
Is there some hidden terror once you get them?
Also, does anyone know where i can find that Cowl bodied SD-40 that's on the banner up top on these forums?
I've searched around but with out luck.

There's really nothing wrong with Frank's locomotives... Well I kinda take that back. The under body shadowing, the over-weathering, weird engine sounds, shitty hornsounds that come with it, etc. I mean because it's freeware, we really shouldn't be bitching, but it happens nonetheless.

The other problem is that Frank is pretty much the worst person in terms of relations with other people from Trainz. He's almost as bad as grogstop, but grogstop is also in a league of his own if you will. Frank is often rude and nasty towards pretty much anyone, and that really detracts from any quality in his locomotives.

Just my two cents to pitch in a point. Anyways! Back on topic...

(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/ead5985b5a20443dc0a54809756f7791.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on April 12, 2010, 11:55:53 PM
Who doesn't love a rainbow train?
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard17-6.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard18-6.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 13, 2010, 05:23:08 AM
A pair of Norfolk & Western SD-35s head a coal train south of Pearl Ohio on the Zanesville line in 1975. The train will soon cross the diamonds of the Pensylvania Railroad at Morgan Run heading for the Conesville Power Plant.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/coaltrain.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 13, 2010, 06:27:35 PM
Crossing Sugar Creek. You can see the junk yard in the distance.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/sugarcreek62.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 16, 2010, 02:25:19 AM
Those routes are lookin' mighty fine!

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/NYCF7A17071.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 16, 2010, 05:25:08 AM
Remember, this is an old fart with an old computer and TRS 2004. I reskinned a Mikado to look like a NKP H-5.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/nkp954.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 16, 2010, 09:38:50 AM
Nice shotz...

New skin Fred???

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 16, 2010, 08:04:51 PM
Yep...still got a little tweaking to do and then the B-unit.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 16, 2010, 08:06:40 PM
Can you guys see my pictures? Do they suck that bad?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on April 16, 2010, 10:07:46 PM
Whoa there, Randy!  Just because we don't reply immediately doesn't mean your pix suck.  I, for one, think that your screenie was really cool.  I like the truss and I think the reskin looks great.  I would +1 you if I could.

-Evan
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 17, 2010, 12:55:18 AM
Thanks, I just 1+ you.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 17, 2010, 01:52:35 AM
I like it randy!! sorry, I haven't really commented on anyone's pics but i'm also an NKP fan, and I've been enjoying your shots!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 17, 2010, 03:23:13 AM
Thank you, here's one in front of the Depot.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/fresno.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 17, 2010, 03:48:16 AM
Looks good Randy.  One thing you might want to do is...when you change the lettering and/or numbering on the skin...do one sharpening in your graphics editing program.  I haven't responded previously because...first...I was at work...then...I was waiting for my wife to call to pick her up at the airport...and finally...I was finishing off the last details of my plan for total world domination.   ;D

Cheers,
Fred  
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 17, 2010, 01:02:20 PM
hi im ryan i stay up 'til 3am working on sw1500's because... :stick:

You could. :imwithstupid:  It's looking nice.  How close are you to putting a skin on it?

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on April 17, 2010, 01:03:52 PM
Okay, sweet, now add a snow plow. MRMX will buy forty.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 17, 2010, 01:17:14 PM
That switcher looks real! Fred, maybe it's TRS 2004, because when I look at it in Trainz Objects or the Railshop it looks crisp.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 17, 2010, 02:16:22 PM
Okay, sweet, now add a snow plow. MRMX will buy forty.

Add double ditch lights and a K3 and BCNR will buy twenty-five.  :P

Good work btw.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 17, 2010, 06:29:44 PM
Lookin' awesome Ryan! Cannot wait to see the final product.

Question though, Are you going to put the fans behind the front grill? I don't know if they'd be noticable, but it'd be a neat feature.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RailRunner154 on April 18, 2010, 11:56:56 AM
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9320/railrunner1542010041800.jpg)

(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/9320/railrunner1542010041800.jpg)

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9320/railrunner1542010041800.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/9320/railrunner1542010041800.jpg)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9320/railrunner1542010041800.jpg)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9320/railrunner1542010041800.jpg)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9320/railrunner1542010041800.jpg)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9320/railrunner1542010041800.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on April 19, 2010, 04:51:42 AM
*Ryansauce*

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1d3e4a21970f0761f22475fe81850fa6.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 19, 2010, 12:45:57 PM
What he said. :imwithstupid:  :cheers:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on April 19, 2010, 04:39:23 PM
(pictures)

A little too close don't ya think? Great content choice none the less!

And Ryan, I just drooled...all over my shirt.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on April 19, 2010, 06:45:09 PM
epic pictures
(http://trainzforums.com/Smileys/default/bukkake.gif)


Yes I'm still alive
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on April 19, 2010, 07:50:36 PM
Finally getting started on my version of Mojave to Barstow. These are just very early shots. Almost nothing down yet. Please be kind(or not) never set foot on the other side of the Mississippi river before.

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/startofbarstow.jpg)
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/hardintoBarstow.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on April 19, 2010, 11:52:05 PM
Great stuff guys

Been playing with MSTS lately
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/image001.jpg)
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/image002.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 20, 2010, 02:22:25 AM
sturmtiger: How come there's no running numbers on the bnsf loco's? just curious! great start by the way on your route! from one route builder to another a little bright on the sand! like therock said!
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Foos on April 20, 2010, 02:43:52 AM
sturmtiger: How come there's no running numbers on the bnsf loco's? just curious! great start by the way on your route! from one route builder to another a little bright on the sand! like therock said!
-Joe

He might have changed the hornsound or engine sounds on the locos.  The locos were made by SPORBUST (Frank) and whenever you mess with his locos the ARN stops working and doesn't appear.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 20, 2010, 04:30:49 AM
-hmmm, weird. I've changed the engine file on sporbust's locos and I've never lost arn's or nothing.  ???
-anyway, got an east bound at Edison, Ca.
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/5c00dc59.jpg)
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 20, 2010, 11:49:52 AM
There is a number of thing it could be that caused the ARN to not work.  What, if anything, did sturmtiger do to the locos when they lost the ARN?

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on April 20, 2010, 12:37:38 PM
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/hardintoBarstow.jpg)

I like how it says "AC4400CW" on a GEVO.  ;D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on April 20, 2010, 12:51:49 PM
Yeah not the most accurate but I don't have many BNSF Engines.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 20, 2010, 02:41:10 PM
actually BNSF did call them AC4400CWs on the 5700 series units. those are among the first gevos. this is because they are nothing more than tier 2 AC4400s anyway.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on April 20, 2010, 02:49:10 PM
 :hideunderchair:

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on April 20, 2010, 02:57:46 PM
Yeah I had to change pm's to IM's to get them to work in 10 for me. When I did that the numbering stopped. Not sure how to fix that.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 21, 2010, 12:00:00 PM
(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/NYCF7A-B-AontheWestShore.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on April 21, 2010, 12:48:00 PM
actually BNSF did call them AC4400CWs on the 5700 series units. those are among the first gevoSPAMs. this is because they are nothing more than tier 2 AC4400s anyway.

I stand corrected.  No matter how many times I learn my lesson, I always open my mouth again when I shouldn't.  :rolleyes:

-Evan
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on April 21, 2010, 01:20:02 PM
actually BNSF did call them AC4400CWs on the 5700 series units. those are among the first gevoSPAMs. this is because they are nothing more than tier 2 AC4400s anyway.

I am leaving that all to you guys. I don't know a damn thing about BNSF or much of the modern Diesels.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 21, 2010, 10:45:51 PM
I stand corrected.  No matter how many times I learn my lesson, I always open my mouth again when I shouldn't.  :rolleyes:

-Evan

Welcome to the club!  Only way to find things out is to ask, or say.  Just when you think ya got something, there is some RR out there that did it slightly differently.  Take the UP Gee-Voh's they call them C45TACDFENDJSXJ44AC's or somehthing like that.  Everyone around here is pretty good to point out the facts, lots to learn as they say, I enjoy it. 

Mike

Oh yeah and a screenshot....
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5d3dfac6dd9d83eb1a014dfc9538db86.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 21, 2010, 10:54:19 PM
Er... C45ACCTE

Also there's a new one coming out. ES44C4 (4 traction motors) Gunna have A-1-A trucks. BNSF is ordering a few...

http://www.railwayage.com/content/view/855/121/
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on April 21, 2010, 11:00:17 PM
BNSF actually already has C4's on roster, the center axle raises up a few centimeters off the rail head when the computer senses more adhesion is needed. It is not possible to raise the axle manually though.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 21, 2010, 11:02:33 PM
Leaving things up to a computer seems like a bad idea. But thats just me.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on April 21, 2010, 11:06:06 PM
Leaving things up to a computer seems like a bad idea. But thats just me.

Lol yeah.  We should send GE a video of what happens when we let AI run loose in Trainz.  Add a note that says, "This could happen if you leave things up to a computer!!!"
:P
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 21, 2010, 11:08:22 PM
What is that train doing in Port Clinton?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hudson2640 on April 21, 2010, 11:18:23 PM
What is that train doing in Port Clinton?
Um....training?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 22, 2010, 12:15:27 AM
What is that train doing in Port Clinton?

Delivering a tanker full of who the **** cares what that train is doing there.....

Na, just kidding, needed a break from what I was working on.

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 22, 2010, 01:51:20 AM
Probably the same reason when I was working next to the UP main line in Lathrop California a couple years ago I saw a train go by with 4 loco's. 1 BNSF, 1 NS, 1 ATSF patch and 1 CSX.

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 22, 2010, 02:02:55 AM
Yeah...if you railfan enough...or look at enough pictures and videos...you'll come across many interesting combinations of motive power and rolling stock in seemingly odd places.  For instance...I've seen Sante Fe, Southern Pacific, Burlington Northern, BNSF, UP, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, SOO, Norfolk Southern, etc. on the River Line, which has always been either NYC, Conrail, or CSX territory.  So...don't get too nitpicky about all that stuff.  Odds are...someone will come up with a pic to prove you wrong.

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  That's one of the many reasons I chose to model the Hudson River, both the west shore and the east.  I can use a lot of the stuff I have on my hard drive.  Heck...you even get circus trains coming through every once in awhile.
P.P.S.  I love circus trains.   :cartwheel:

    
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on April 22, 2010, 08:16:51 AM
Meh, I was just messing with him. I have run random crap on the line as well.

As for foreign power on the line, this is the closest thing that I could find. Just purchased by the R&N.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/0/0/1100.1269655659.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on April 22, 2010, 02:46:27 PM
Sweet job on these Fred ;D
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard01-23.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 22, 2010, 06:08:48 PM
-Empty Tank Train.
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/b005b34a.jpg)
-I don't see to many in-cab shots, so here's one looking at a factory in Edison, Ca!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/481e36f3.jpg)
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 22, 2010, 06:59:44 PM
Trane unit
:badumtish:

Route's looking great, Joe; keep it up!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 22, 2010, 07:25:35 PM
-thanx ferrous! here's one more to my collection! a gp30
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/8d1535e1.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/7092e91b.jpg)
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 22, 2010, 07:28:27 PM
CloakedGhost's GP30?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 22, 2010, 07:30:48 PM
CloakedGhost's GP30?

-Yup!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 22, 2010, 07:42:33 PM
Cool, awesome route too. Good work.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on April 24, 2010, 06:29:09 PM
UP GP30 & a tired CSX GP38-2 rest at the Harbor Line Maintenance Facility.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3f7566a62099c6e87363ae1d7e998bdf.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on April 25, 2010, 04:44:46 AM
william approved

Nuff' said.

 :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 25, 2010, 05:13:06 AM
-damn that is looking good! i esp. like that warehouse in the first photo! great work!
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on April 25, 2010, 12:30:00 PM
Looking mighty fine there, Ryan.  :yay:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 25, 2010, 04:14:37 PM
Looks great. I think the GP-30 is a locomotive that needs done right with better detail. It's a landmark locomotive, and the versions that are available now pale in comparison to some of the newer builds I have. I'd like to see one cleaned up like those F-7s were.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on April 25, 2010, 06:18:22 PM
Looks great. I think the GP-30 is a locomotive that needs done right with better detail. It's a landmark locomotive, and the versions that are available now pale in comparison to some of the newer builds I have. I'd like to see one cleaned up like those F-7s were.
Is this one done right? I think it is great; I bought if from CloakedGhost, http://www.cloakedghost.freeiz.com/home.htm. (The GP30 in my picture has underwent a few texture edits and modifications done by myself.)
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/12fca67af9fe0daf18f6dcd093f1672f.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 26, 2010, 04:21:16 AM
The one I have is from the DLS.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/morganrun3.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 26, 2010, 04:30:17 AM
Sweet job on these Fred ;D
Thanks Mike.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on April 26, 2010, 04:46:29 AM
Is this one done right? I think it is great; I bought if from CloakedGhost, http://www.cloakedghost.freeiz.com/home.htm. (The GP30 in my picture has underwent a few texture edits and modifications done by myself.)

Yes...that model looks nice but...it doesn't look realistic.  I'm probably going to get slammed for this but...as everyone has probably figured out by now...I really don't care.  Being a loose cannon in a group of loose cannons is kind of fun.   :D

I have found that many 3d modellers lately have been relying on baking textures, bump mapping, and normal mapping to make their models look "good", at least, good enouigh to sell.  To make them really look good...requires weathering.  Weathering is a very subtle art.  It takes a lot of time.  Time equals money. A little more time spent on weathering the models would take them to another level.  But then, that wouldn't be as profitable..would it?

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 26, 2010, 05:08:54 AM
Its missing the safety chain.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on April 26, 2010, 09:34:13 AM
Zorronov & TasteofIrony, I agree with you both. I think sometime real soon I will have to learn to make basic shapes with 3DS Max, that way I can add more details to that GP30. I also agree on the weathering part, that is why I spend nearly a full days time modifying the textures on the GP30. I didn't want to heavily weather it, but I also did not want it to look too new; I think I did a good job. (I guess it all comes down to personal preference.)

I think CloakedGhost did an amazing job on the unit though, I do not mean to trash him at all. His GP30 is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 26, 2010, 10:17:55 AM
Yes...that model looks nice but...it doesn't look realistic.  I'm probably going to get slammed for this but...as everyone has probably figured out by now...I really don't care.  Being a loose cannon in a group of loose cannons is kind of fun.   :D


Love it!!!!

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on April 26, 2010, 11:31:58 AM
I have to agree Fred for weathering excellence see Mr. Selios's Franklin & Manchester Model Railroad. That man understands the importance of proper weathering.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 26, 2010, 12:42:10 PM

I have found that many 3d modellers lately have been relying on baking textures, bump mapping, and normal mapping to make their models look "good", at least, good enouigh to sell.  To make them really look good...requires weathering.  Weathering is a very subtle art.  It takes a lot of time.  Time equals money. A little more time spent on weathering the models would take them to another level.  But then, that wouldn't be as profitable..would it?

Cheers,
Fred


i dont know a lot of people who use texture baking to add the ambient occlusion shades just yet, but i think we all know the alternatives. many 'models' in TRS are simply shapes with nothing but color applied (WoT). tell me how that equals any kind of effort. bump and normal mapping are the same thing, but it does add a lot to an otherwise boring texture.

i think that gp30 model is just ok. i bought it, and ive used it once or twice already. its better than most items and i dont get sick when looking at it. i get the feeling it was released prematurely, probably under pressure from others. maybe he knew that if he didnt release it it might take another 2 years before it would be ready. the only other thing is that i wish it didnt have lod textures, bc these are pointless memory hogs.

p.s. i just won EMD diagrams for the GP30 and SD9...    O0
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 26, 2010, 01:45:20 PM
Ohhh! An SD9.  Been thinking about making one.  As if I really need another project going. :rolleyes:  Hasn't stopped me before. ;)

I was hopping he would have gotten away from those LOD textures but I guess not.  I think it could use some more dirt and grime.  The model can only get the looks so far.  The bump mapping can really enhance the looks of the model but it's the texture that will make or brake it. :duck2:  But what do I know.


Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 26, 2010, 06:12:29 PM
I would have to join the gimme squad on an SD-9. I want one in NKP without dynamics so bad. I'd pay for that one!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 26, 2010, 06:18:30 PM
p.s. i just won EMD diagrams for the GP30 and SD9...   

Need any grey paint?  Or yellow lettering?

 :hijacked:

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on April 26, 2010, 06:37:09 PM
cool

the prints i got have both dynamic and dynamic-less profiles on them, as well as internal arrangements. i hope these speed up the process and help me make models as nice as Bill's DD40. ;)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 26, 2010, 08:19:51 PM
(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/morganrun4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on April 26, 2010, 10:57:45 PM
cool

the prints i got have both dynamic and dynamic-less profiles on them, as well as internal arrangements. i hope these speed up the process and help me make models as nice as Bill's DD40. ;)

You could do that with both hands closed, 3 sheets to the wind and one eye tied behind your back.  Ah... wait a minute. :hideunderchair:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: CNRAIL on April 27, 2010, 12:00:37 AM
Awesome pic there randy  O0
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 27, 2010, 01:05:10 AM
Thanks! That's Morgan Run Ohio where the Ohio Central once had their locomotive shop.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on April 27, 2010, 12:47:05 PM
Thanks! That's Morgan Run Ohio where the Ohio Central once had their locomotive shop.
They still do have there Main Shops there, if I'm not mistaken
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 27, 2010, 01:38:29 PM
I meant before G&W bought them out. I'm sure they still use the shop.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on April 27, 2010, 02:04:02 PM
My bad. I think they still do use it. It used to be a terminal, but that's been moved to Newark.
Speaking of G&W, look how they ruined a perfectly good engine with their ugly ass paint scheme.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/99478e4e3f2d15a0ab2d2e8054fb070f.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
By the way,  :hijacked:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 27, 2010, 03:01:35 PM
Thanks for the pic. I used to go railfan the OC, but I can't get around anymore, so that's that. I've been building a Route loosely based on the OC from Harmon south to Zanesville. I started at Harmon/Justus, and I've just finished putting down tracks south of Coshocton where the old PRR and NKP interchanged and start to run side by side to Conesville. I've been working on this Route since September.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KingOoblec on April 27, 2010, 03:05:32 PM
If you need any reference photos or any other help, I'll be glad to help. I live in Sugarcreek and my dad works for the Ohio Central.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 27, 2010, 03:34:09 PM
I've made it from old information I have on the Nickel Plate, so some of the things that are there now are missing in my version. The problem in trying to make a Route is you can't reproduce buildings and place them where they need to be, so it ends up being a very loose representation of the real thing. Here a schoolbus sits at the Sugarcreek Depot as some school kids take a ride on one of the last OC Steam Excursions. An OC freight rolls north past the depot.

(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/sugarcreekdepot.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on April 27, 2010, 03:38:28 PM
For those of you that have been reading Sam's layout thread, here are the pics of my East Rail layout based on Lance Mindheim's model railroad.

-Evan
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 27, 2010, 04:40:38 PM
(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/sugarcreeknorth.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on April 27, 2010, 07:32:21 PM
Evan, awesome pics! One day I might run a session on the route... (I got the route through email). As for DT Spur, it's included in my Miami Sub route.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on April 27, 2010, 10:44:47 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/192befd3eddcc7752fecce31657eaeb1.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 28, 2010, 04:03:26 AM
(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/CoshoctonWYE.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on April 28, 2010, 08:06:51 AM
Speaking of G&W, look how they ruined a perfectly good engine with their ugly ass paint scheme.

Fortunately they didn't do a bad job over here...
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/5/6/7356.1245583757.jpg)

 :hijacked:

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on April 28, 2010, 08:39:36 AM
Fortunately they didn't do a bad job over here...

But Australia IS a bad job...
ZING.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 28, 2010, 10:47:04 AM
Big pic - either find a way to scroll it or put it in its own window by clicking here (http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_219.jpg)...

(http://checkrail.com/images/Trainz/ek3/ek3_219.jpg)

Thanks to Justin, Mike and George: you guys are the best!

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on April 29, 2010, 01:51:12 AM
Great pics guys!

Some from the Reading Line...

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4336661728379ba4c10d5ee312a6db2e.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/a0936546ddca32d0291de80f759856a3.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/421edd74ec1b0fae79bc679017b45873.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4c7388d0dd99e9f8ebfeea0032c5c674.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5bf077caec38af35b4eabe0d84f63d1d.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ce6ec809ec84fdb843423e1887b3460a.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/03afd069b139c0f3a7b8c7ccd5b87bfe.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b4e0ca174f45e3b4f603a2080732deaa.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b316cef1174800a383a088749babe77c.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/7899b0bf6d667460513e9971e8419404.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on April 29, 2010, 11:15:49 PM
Nice shots Eric, route looks great.

Here's one from me.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b95c9f2843c4f34062b3a8007d94ed83.png)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on April 29, 2010, 11:32:02 PM
Wow, you almost make chrisracer's stuff look good.  Nice pic.

-Evan
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 30, 2010, 04:37:07 AM
(http://www.wtv-zone.com/diecastdeluxe/Screenshotz/roundhouse.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on April 30, 2010, 06:51:10 AM
100
-Great shots everyone. Dermmy, I dig the guy smoking a cig in the building. Nice touch!
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on April 30, 2010, 12:25:35 PM
Nice shots Domo amd Randy!  :)

A run on EK2:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/fc2a56c6823f3ced971915ef451b918b.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/054719f99f868815eef48b5709c8bea4.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/729a1e62c3908c0fb02423580d9e3131.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2676ff9bdaff0236e2c2a9e183a8b550.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/54c423143cf6daf3911c6f7a94e76535.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/bfbbc94f65f6cc64ad591ebac88af8ee.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/78bd98af970d26e52fd2d1db35838aa7.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: pnrailway on April 30, 2010, 02:31:32 PM
Great shots there Eric.  You could post those over at TS and I bed that they wouldn't even be able to tell they were Trainz.

Paul;
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: srr89 on April 30, 2010, 05:04:21 PM
Freaking nice shots as always. :rockon:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 30, 2010, 06:29:24 PM

A run on EK2

Love it Eric!  You've been planting trees - wait till you see EK3, this is as near as I can get the camera to the same spot at Jeff you took your sixth shot...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Dermmy/East%20Kentucky/screen_045.jpg)

... I can't get the camera any farther round or any lower because of the trees!  Look for new trees, grass and shrubs; Maddy's roads; better ground texture; better road vehicles; different track arrangement (Jeff now has a passing loop to help the AI sort things out); different RR buildings; and finally a totally re-worked White Oak loadout with simplified track (don't need the run around loop any more, use the passing loop on the main instead) and got the grade to the loadout down from an outrageous 7% to a marginally more manageable 4%.

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on April 30, 2010, 06:52:15 PM
We got some good stuff here, eh?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on April 30, 2010, 06:59:05 PM
We got some good stuff here, eh?

Oh yeah.  I simply can not wait (although I really have no other choice) for this route to be released. 

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on April 30, 2010, 07:11:15 PM
Eric I have just been having another look at your screens - what Trainz version are they from?

Andy
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on April 30, 2010, 07:23:57 PM
Awesome stuff Dermmy! I took those screenshots in TS2010.

EDIT: A couple more:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/97a366d4c4420e1981716ca6c52cddb9.jpg)

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/22dfdc7008bc5e3224c783296f33b3c5.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 01, 2010, 06:41:14 AM
Awesome stuff Dermmy! I took those screenshots in TS2010.

Yes, I thought it was 2010.  I don't think I have ever seen Alpha trees rendered so well in 10, I assume that it is 'Compatibility Mode' and not Native?  When I run EK3 in 2010 it looks crappy in either mode....

Andy ???
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 01, 2010, 07:21:15 AM
That sure is a nice steamer there Eric; I wish TS2010 would run steam loco's better.

A pic from me-
(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/ebd9479ccddae7e2a2f1bcb45850fda7.png)
The morning T&CT job switches out the Mars plant in Central Pointe Rail Park, Temple, Tx.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on May 01, 2010, 11:48:53 AM
New PC+Boredom=this:
(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/4c62924a58c2a6102e22fe003484f754.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/f9259d7d2116fb3873b3fadf8383779d.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/08cc50f426ecb61eb2a79cd8ab1a4fba.jpg)

i7 930, 6GB DDR3 and a GTX285. Not the greatest, but pretty darn good ;) Oh +JointedRail+Bill+Mike ;)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RRFoose on May 01, 2010, 06:07:50 PM
My first attempt at posting pictures on here - hopefully it'll work!

A few nice surprises at the fuel pad today:
(http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae350/rrfoose/Trainz09%20Screenies/rrfoose_20100501_0022.jpg)

Have a great day!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on May 01, 2010, 06:51:40 PM
(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/08cc50f426ecb61eb2a79cd8ab1a4fba.jpg)

Please tell me where you got those industrial buildings and what they're called!  I need them terribly for my CSX Bone Valley route!

-Thanks,
Evan
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on May 01, 2010, 11:38:20 PM
Not sure mate, not my route ;) Try Cement or Ballast on the DLS.

(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/aac247554924ca9137164cf7b7d148ea.jpg)

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: brickbuilder711 on May 02, 2010, 05:10:52 AM
Please tell me where you got those industrial buildings and what they're called!  I need them terribly for my CSX Bone Valley route!

-Thanks,
Evan
The silos in the foreground are "Cement Processing Plant V2" (and there's a V3, that mesh is a little different) Both available on the DLS, but show up as Faulty on my thing.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 02, 2010, 10:18:23 AM
I love Conrail - there's just something about that particular shade of blue....

(http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_115_thumb.jpg) (http://checkrail.com/images/Payware/pw_115.jpg)

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on May 02, 2010, 11:15:26 AM
Me too, Andy!  Great shot!

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RRFoose on May 02, 2010, 03:41:53 PM
Round two - finally figuring this out!

An eastbound Amtrak train arrives at the station as mixed Conrail freight train departs the yard
(http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae350/rrfoose/Trainz09%20Screenies/rrfoose_20100502_0002.jpg)

A local freight shoves a cut of reefers back into the cold storage loading dock at the Nestle plant
(http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae350/rrfoose/Trainz09%20Screenies/rrfoose_20100502_0005.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Flak on May 02, 2010, 08:23:06 PM
Bowden, need new SD40s...
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/34e0a593346c5544dddcc727d7a89e8b.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
and scenery.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on May 02, 2010, 11:44:49 PM
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/Clipboard01-24.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 03, 2010, 01:23:19 AM
Just having too much fun with my T&CT.


Edit pic removed until I can find a good hosting site that has thumbnail options. Sorry about posting giant pics guys, my bad.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on May 03, 2010, 01:43:45 AM
Domo,

I don't care if you have a big ass screen - RESIZE YOUR DAMN PICS. At most it should be 1400 wide, not this 2113 bullshit.

William.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 03, 2010, 01:44:34 AM
Agreed. it doesn't even fit on my monitor.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on May 03, 2010, 02:28:30 AM
Yeah...I think it's kinda funny that some people think...if you make the pic really huge and/or post a shitload of them in a row...it equals good.  It's like posting a comment in all caps. It's like saying "Hey, everybody...look at me!  Give me some attention!"  Personally, I don't give a shit if anyone pays attention to me or not.  I'm having fun anyway...so go blow!  Zorro strikes again!   ;D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 03, 2010, 03:42:26 AM
at the risk of wandering off-topic, I used to post all of mine 1280x1024, then 1200 x 675 when i got a w'screen monitor.  But then 1600x900 (or 1600 x 675) snuck in 'cause they make nice wallpapers with a black border for the dozen or so icons that adorn my desktop.  On account of I am too lazy to re-size them twice, i have been posting biggies via a thumbnail (which you might have noticed are also getting bigger :() 

What is people's opinions - is this a less-is-more situation?  I would happily go back to smaller, I have to host the biggies on my own site cause the freebie hosting services either re-size them or drop the resolution and bandwidth is bandwidth....

Andy ???
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on May 03, 2010, 03:50:08 AM
-i run a 1600x900 LED and yes some pics are huge but i'm not going to complain instead just give a friendly reminder that it does say this in the Trainz Discussion Forum:
Screenshots
Show off your Trainz screenshots, with absolutely no size restriction!
-but yes sometimes it does suck if you cant see a really good screenshot all in one screen!
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 03, 2010, 04:28:06 PM
I use host then post, how can I get a smaller thumbnail to post? I used to use Photobucket, but switched to Host then post for it's ease. Should I switch back?

& " It's like posting a comment in all caps. It's like saying "Hey, everybody...look at me!  Give me some attention!",  I don't need or want the attention, I just wanted to post a few pics of my T&CT power. It's not like I have my own 41 page thread about them. I don't really care if anyone pays attention or not to mine either, as long as I have fun with my stuff I made in game then I could care less; I just put the pictures up for either to let other people enjoy them or for them to give feedback. So sorry if you got the wrong idea and thought I was trying to brag about my monitor size (Which is really dumb, not to mention ridiculous.), I just thought since the rule was no size limit to screenshots that I didn't have to take the time to bother and resize my pics. I am lazy, what can I say. But yes I did not take into consideration not everyone has big screens like I do.

&  Kiwi, I just don't know why you seem to hate me.  But I will resize all my pictures I post from now on, or find a way to thumbnail them, sorry for the inconvenience to you and all the users of the forum. Have a great day.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on May 03, 2010, 05:42:49 PM
1920X1200 but my screens are rarely that large when i post them.
and i dont care if the images are 96mb and bigger than my house. if i want to see them ill wait or scroll over, or zoom out for crying out loud. all this bitching over image size takes up more space and is more useless than a 90000x90000 all black jpg. so stfu.

 :wtfdavidblaine:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 03, 2010, 06:19:45 PM
takes up more space and is more useless than a 90000x90000 all black jpg.

I tried...and failed, 235 mb, f*** that.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on May 03, 2010, 09:01:15 PM
lol i knew someone would...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on May 04, 2010, 03:17:43 AM
Looking good Ryan :thumbsup:

@Domo, keep posting your shots mate, they come up fine on my screen, and look great :) My only 'beef' is that they are .png. Try saving as a jpeg but at the highest quality (irfanview is a good program that saves jpegs well), you should get the exact same (or very similar) image at half the size which means it's easier for people to load :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RRFoose on May 04, 2010, 09:50:47 AM
Ryan - awesome work!  What tracks and road are you using in those shots?  And how do you get your screenshots so clear?  Any tricks?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 04, 2010, 10:13:16 AM
Simply amazing work Ryan! Looks like one heck of a Route, I'd love to run on it (Is it Texas?). I wish I learn how to build routes, lol but knowing how to texture is enough for me I guess. That RI GP38 is sweet, I was wondering when you would make one, :). I too must say your shots look very clear, sweet stuff.
_____________
Quote
@Domo, keep posting your shots mate, they come up fine on my screen, and look great  My only 'beef' is that they are .png. Try saving as a jpeg but at the highest quality (irfanview is a good program that saves jpegs well), you should get the exact same (or very similar) image at half the size which means it's easier for people to load

I will use .jpg from now on, I used .png well because I use .png for pretty much everything lol. Thanks for telling me about using .jpg, it will be much easier to host images this way using a more common file type.
_____________

Here's another picture I just took of my T&CT. Hope I am not getting annoying posting pics of them, I am not showing off or anything I just like them that much. They are my newest toy's, lol ya'll probably understand what I am saying.

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1883/tctcowtown.png) (http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/70920b8fb2e2d74ee938bbc6ce6ecf15.png)

WOOT! - I figured out how to make a thumbnail, I had to use both ImageShack and HostThenPost to do it though. I gotta find an easier/quicker way to do this, lol.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on May 04, 2010, 10:31:10 AM
Devore, Ca.
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/c0488222.jpg)
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on May 04, 2010, 03:04:51 PM
Just having too much fun with my T&CT.


Edit pic removed until I can find a good hosting site that has thumbnail options. Sorry about posting giant pics guys, my bad.

You can get a free account at Photobucket, and it has an option to automaticly resize your photos when you upload them from your computer. IT'S FREE!!!!!   :bnhcontract:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on May 04, 2010, 09:59:28 PM
WOOT! - I figured out how to make a thumbnail, I had to use both ImageShack and HostThenPost to do it though. I gotta find an easier/quicker way to do this, lol.

 :badumtish:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 05, 2010, 12:15:57 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/f168af8514853b910348d90f4251ae1a.jpg)
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/89b172513ed598ebfc2ff2897ed4fd61.jpg)
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ca3a43adef8c2004c7931dab33ab8593.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on May 05, 2010, 12:31:22 AM
That shit's pretty awesome, tyler.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 05, 2010, 01:20:02 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/634fbd13d2e3d338aea22c6c85d469e2.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d1e21921c7c91d6f776fd64884562de5.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/70ca60e86e3b531b76f3f5f22e43606d.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 05, 2010, 01:46:51 AM
 :kablamo: Too much win.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on May 05, 2010, 01:55:25 AM
Holy shitballs.  :onfire:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on May 05, 2010, 04:02:12 AM
epic  :knowitall:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 05, 2010, 04:14:55 AM
Time to show some screens from the route that I made for the route building competition.
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/76207a9a6c952a2bafdee471b482e615.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/9768d78e6825a3d6eafa29cace1ed3f2.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/cd169328b2412c40a0afe3055218a8fc.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/4754697d4c31f921c96af343aa8fdcd7.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/f5d731a9dc5d63f452400760e9c1ebd1.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/8d330bbe9755e39bfdd034c4b6922d89.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/e83dfb5e29ca66575a0ba76f1510e638.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/8d8d04660cc6e1dbc9c87e076916fcc4.jpg)

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/70445c023b69e3c08a252fdcebc1c6ee.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 05, 2010, 09:08:25 AM
You can get a free account at Photobucket, and it has an option to automaticly resize your photos when you upload them from your computer. IT'S FREE!!!!!   :bnhcontract:

I got a Photobucket yesterday, but I found that HostThenPost has a thumbnail section. Thanks for the help though!

Tyler - Good stuff man.  :smirk:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 05, 2010, 11:57:06 AM
Alex thats def one of your better builds.  :headspin:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 05, 2010, 12:36:11 PM
Thanks man. I will definitely have to send it your way once it is recovered.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on May 05, 2010, 01:25:08 PM
Just a couple random from The Virginian route but with some "foreign" power.
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/LNbound.jpg)
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/HeadingoutofMullens.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 06, 2010, 01:52:36 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/78666b89b8e295e288f0565153a5e492.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 06, 2010, 01:55:47 AM
Out of curiosity, I don't suppose you'd ever put that one board crazy sauce up for download anytime eh?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Campbell5149 on May 06, 2010, 02:01:57 AM
nope, it was a private release (to my knowledge) to the uslw members only.

alex- Gorgeous pics buddy!
tyler- other than the 10billion percent grade, id say its a heaping pile of win.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on May 06, 2010, 04:35:04 AM
10billion percent?



(http://jointedrail.com/images/trainz%202010-05-06%2001-03-02-32.jpg)

(http://jointedrail.com/images/trainz%202010-05-06%2001-16-49-89.jpg)

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: The Vezman on May 06, 2010, 06:26:10 AM
I think I just teared up, a lot... </amtrak fan boy>

Hey, wait a minute... I've seen that locomotive somewhere. Hmm...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 06, 2010, 08:36:39 AM
OMGZ CAN I GETZ AMFLEETZ AHDURRRRZZZZ /facedesk  :kablamo:

But seriously, thats totally wicked awesome.

Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RRFoose on May 06, 2010, 10:08:12 AM
Is that Amtrak equipment available somewhere or is that just your personal work?  That's some nice stuff!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 06, 2010, 01:13:31 PM
Too much win there Justin.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on May 06, 2010, 01:43:24 PM
BWH
ಥ_ಥ
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: CNRAIL on May 06, 2010, 02:27:18 PM
wow, thats some really awesome stuff there Justin :cartwheel:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on May 06, 2010, 03:05:23 PM
Something makes me want a Pepsi...  ;D

-Evan
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on May 06, 2010, 03:36:14 PM
Does it come complete with grade crossing collision sounds???  

 :clap:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on May 06, 2010, 04:33:31 PM
-holy cripes batman! this is awesome!  :onfire:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 06, 2010, 05:43:31 PM
doze are shiny!  :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 22alpha on May 06, 2010, 06:33:05 PM
Does it come complete with grade crossing collision sounds???  

 :clap:

Epic Win, can we have an I love Steve smiley too?

Mike
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Mikeski on May 06, 2010, 08:19:24 PM
 :cartwheel: :cartwheel: Freakin awesome Justin
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ericmp on May 06, 2010, 08:25:55 PM
Mind= Blown  :headspin:

Amazing stuff Justin!  :cartwheel:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 06, 2010, 11:42:27 PM
Still more fun in Texas.
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/TCTMixedTrain2.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/d0941b584b323247b869a8f5dc6e9b7b.jpg)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/TCTMixedTrain1.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/6705e00e7a7cf3e0f7258664121159e8.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: jadebullet on May 07, 2010, 01:19:20 AM
Looks pretty good, but something about the red and the black just look off to me.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on May 07, 2010, 02:41:52 AM
i have not tried the banking consists rules, but if i knew what made them work or not i would try and make sure my locos had it.
-i've noticed on your c30-7 units, bank with the rule but not on any of the others i have noticed! and i have quite a few of your beautiful locos!
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RailRunner154 on May 07, 2010, 10:51:35 AM
 :o Those pics are epic win Justin.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RiverRun on May 07, 2010, 11:12:06 AM
Those are panoramic vistas.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 08, 2010, 02:44:30 AM
Still more fun, hope I am not bothering ya'll with all these shots of my TC locos. (They are the only thing I have been running lately)
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/domo_rails_20100508_00732.jpg?t=1273293529) (http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/2b7eb713789b14c4cd15348c732f3553.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 08, 2010, 03:02:33 AM
Its a nice scheme, fancier than mine.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/64cd212f1ccb14512e936e8b5e20898e.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: NS_37 on May 08, 2010, 04:36:12 AM
all you people are vampires
!!111!!!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 08, 2010, 05:08:09 AM
Uh?  :poke:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on May 08, 2010, 05:44:21 AM
Battle of the shortlines? :headspin:
(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/83deb455a271455ea7bce0adb5ec862b.jpg)

Must be a weekend...

Tom :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RRFoose on May 08, 2010, 12:06:52 PM
Awesome work Tom!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: actionhank on May 08, 2010, 12:21:58 PM
10billion percent?



(http://jointedrail.com/images/trainz%202010-05-06%2001-03-02-32.jpg)

(http://jointedrail.com/images/trainz%202010-05-06%2001-16-49-89.jpg)



Damn, that looks great!
And where are you all finding these Amtrak cars?
I can't find anything besides some of the old Horizon cars i had in 06.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 08, 2010, 12:44:24 PM
Battle of the shortlines? :headspin:
If you wish.
Aww poo, I'm all out of shots. You win, lol. Is that a RRMods loco TasteOfIrony? It looks good.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 08, 2010, 06:19:24 PM
Quote
If you wish.
Aww poo, I'm all out of shots. You win, lol. Is that a RRMods loco TasteOfIrony? It looks good.

Yes sir it is, although I'll be redoing it on a new model, and thanks for the comment. Your T&CT loco's are quite the lookers.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 08, 2010, 07:30:18 PM
Yes sir it is, although I'll be redoing it on a new model, and thanks for the comment. Your T&CT loco's are quite the lookers.
np,  a new model? LOL, that one already looks great. (Minus the truck textures, just my opinion. Sorry if it offends) I wish RRMods would let me buy there stuff, eh.

Shucks, where are my manners tonight? Thanks for the comment on my T&CT, I am still updating them; don't you just hate detailing. lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on May 09, 2010, 07:43:13 PM
Some good shit been going down here lately,great work & screens guys.
Been head down arse up building this,my latest winter time project,well one of many  ;)
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2092/csx3.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on May 09, 2010, 07:46:16 PM
-nice shot kingstonflyer, you got the touch!!!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: 007007 on May 09, 2010, 08:31:23 PM
Northbound UP ballast train holds in Coddington for traffic to clear up on the Valley Sub north of JO.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/3e6a8444cf81621f0fc2a10aac47951e.jpg)

Good to be back in action...

-Steve
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: s-driver on May 09, 2010, 08:56:57 PM
Some good shit been going down here lately,great work & screens guys.
Been head down arse up building this,my latest winter time project,well one of many  ;)
http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2092/csx3.jpg
I had to do a double take when I first saw that.  At first I thought it was a real photo. :thumbsup:

Bill
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 10, 2010, 07:46:33 AM
Andrew where is your Gamma slider at?  It is way overcooked but it gives your shots a kinda washed-out, hazy, summer-time look that I really like...

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on May 10, 2010, 10:37:31 AM
Cool shots everyone  :thumbsup:

Playing with zooms on one of my little test routes -

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ee426d3619410e0e8633c2be3e3cf9d0.jpg)

Trying to get that "real photo taken by not too good photographer" look...  :screwy:

William :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 10, 2010, 10:55:47 PM
Need. To. Upgrade. Computer.  :kablamo:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/379f6cf644d14b0fabcb9a28de27f2c6.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 11, 2010, 02:39:34 AM
Yay for new F7 skin.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1d11429a17fd4d2f3b7dc32c1d1ddec4.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: kingstonflyer on May 11, 2010, 06:14:21 AM
Andrew where is your Gamma slider at?  It is way overcooked but it gives your shots a kinda washed-out, hazy, summer-time look that I really like...

Andy :)

Thanks for pointing out Andy,My shots look rather dark when i first open my screenshot folder,so I lighten them up a bit using the options menu in infranveiw may have overcooked that one lol.
More darker moodyer,emo,seedyer shots to come guys :D
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 11, 2010, 06:40:33 AM
Oh god that was such a waste of 40 dollars........
(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/a180f35e05a69728b42efe8fccafc9e5.jpg)
Atleast it works unlike 06, the speedtreez arnt all that bad, idk what the bitching is about, they look nice in the summer mode, fall colors are way too bright and winter is odd but eh, still alot better than 2d trees for close up.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: KiwiRail on May 11, 2010, 10:06:08 AM
pathetic angle of some of tonights brainfarts i call routebuilding -

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d59e665439e13ee0813782e33f01d251.jpg)

Car splines are so sexy...
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on May 11, 2010, 10:37:02 PM
Great stuff!

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/CRSD501.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: VGN903 on May 12, 2010, 02:13:00 PM
Working in Coo's Bay

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/Coosbay1.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 12, 2010, 06:08:31 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2c0fd553e5969553aec9925fb5cd5d0e.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on May 12, 2010, 07:33:08 PM
Nice work!  Now throw some dirt at it...:)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 12, 2010, 08:10:07 PM
Nice atmospheric shot TOI.

[nitpick]Wasn't the CN Zebra scheme applied so that the stripes all ran in the same direction irrespective of what way the loco was facing?[/nitpick]

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on May 12, 2010, 08:19:39 PM
(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/CRSD502.jpg)

Hmmmm...according to my photos...I need to change the number boards so the background is white and the numerals are black.  NP...I think that should be easily done.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 12, 2010, 08:20:31 PM
[nitpick]Wasn't the CN Zebra scheme applied so that the stripes all ran in the same direction irrespective of what way the loco was facing?[/nitpick]

 :kablamo: Damnit Andy you would have to be right. lol
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Ferrous on May 12, 2010, 09:25:32 PM
It is hard as balls to emulate hand-laid track by eye.  The rolling mill and depot are standbys till I can model the actual buildings/find suitable stand-ins, as is the 2' gauge train, because I don't have any zoo-train-esque equipment.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2d7734b0e95645e0d4bc4190be3dbb90.jpg)

Derelict baggage car, sitting on a pair of Blombergs.  At the museum, we did the same with an ng boxcar.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/39f30ac3f7310d07ae6e25ef4ea72332.jpg)

Whaddayaknow, if I block half the shot with some Gevo, it looks halfway decent.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/42213b09b21c57eab7df66d08635298a.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 12, 2010, 09:27:26 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/83e055dd331ed22d994120ff6a81a93e.jpg)

Eh.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on May 12, 2010, 09:52:13 PM
+1.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Dermmy on May 12, 2010, 10:16:33 PM
Eh.

Thaz betta :)

Nice one Fred :)

And I love that centipede baggage car!!!!

Andy :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 13, 2010, 03:18:10 AM
*image*

This is how it would look if I tried running this route (or any good route for that matter) lol

(http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo259/ryanstrains/a002.gif)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: socalwb909 on May 13, 2010, 03:50:18 AM
-blue cut!
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/socalwb/Trainz/e98d98f4.jpg)
-Joe
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on May 13, 2010, 04:06:46 AM
This is how it would look if I tried running this route (or any good route for that matter) lol

Patience...in a couple of years, when I get it finished, computers will be able to run it smooth as silk.   :)  Ya gotta keep lookin' at the big picture.

Cheers,
Fred

P.S.  Nice one, Joe!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: RailRunner154 on May 13, 2010, 07:51:14 AM
Running along the BNSF Clovis Sub.

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3197/railrunner1542010051300.jpg)

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3197/railrunner1542010051300.jpg)

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/3197/railrunner1542010051300.jpg)

(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/3197/railrunner1542010051300.jpg)

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/3197/railrunner1542010051300.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Zorronov on May 15, 2010, 09:49:55 PM
(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv180/Zorronov/CRSD505.jpg)

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on May 16, 2010, 12:33:10 AM
(http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/hardhat/ScreenShot001-1.jpg)

 :yay:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on May 16, 2010, 09:35:42 AM
(http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/hardhat/ScreenShot002.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 16, 2010, 03:38:35 PM
A little railroad some of you may remember.
(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/73c57ebe5d1974151d4247c7b989942d.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on May 16, 2010, 03:47:00 PM
Where can you pick that up man?
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 16, 2010, 04:38:51 PM
My hard drive :duck2:
Version one is available at the USLW download page, V1 is still one of my favorite routes ive done (the only one ive finished) but V2 will be even better.
http://uslw.net/downloads.php?action=view&id=79
The Forty Fives will be available with V2 if I can get permission from Joe.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Red on May 16, 2010, 04:45:04 PM
Thanks man I'll check it out.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 16, 2010, 08:50:42 PM
Holy crap...
A railroad that i thought I'd never see again...
Glad to see it's back Nikos!
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: Hardhat on May 17, 2010, 09:45:01 PM
(http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/hardhat/ScreenShot003.jpg)
 

:)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 17, 2010, 11:43:13 PM
Milwaukee Road SD40-2's lead a executive train in 1976. Coming soon from JointedRail.com.

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/milw1.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/d94c8bfb4990f8c552c325d186149575.jpg)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/milw2.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/05418f1db8a6ea757d3ced3ee3d32ac2.jpg)

(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad19/domo_rails/milw3.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/abb4608e82374f15e997a116ddc9b2ab.jpg)
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 17, 2010, 11:49:19 PM
NICE!  :kablamo:
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: csx6900 on May 18, 2010, 12:07:57 AM
Awesome stuff, Domo.  But were the couplers really blue???

-Evan
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: domo_rails on May 18, 2010, 12:12:58 AM
Thx, yes the couplers were blue from what I saw in some pictures. Since I do not own the image I guess I can link to it on it's home server.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=355162
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: DHayward on May 18, 2010, 12:25:25 AM
Might want to turn your engine down. It's hurting my ears.
Title: Re: USA pics
Post by: tommyg on May 18, 2010, 01:17:17 AM
Gee. Sure is Long