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Post by Tstageman on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:15 pm

Here are a few shots of my latest and quickest moving project, West Horton Trams.

I have begun constructing the route, using many of the NWM Open objects however I plan to replace these with my own creations as time permits, but I have used them for now to see what its going to look like. All of the stations have been built by myself, along with the trampoles, but the track and points have been built using the appropriate generators, for which I thank the authors of them very much!!

Anyway, a few shots of the route first:







And then I have begun to build the first tram for the route, a Tramlink T1 tram (name will be changed shortly no doubt!) There is still a lot of work to do on it I appreciate that but I keep chipping away bit by bit and hopefully it should develop into an animated model with destinations, lights, doors and all the usual gadgets. The train.dat for the tram is now complete as far as the movement goes, I still need to sort some sounds out for it and work out how to build this 3D cab that I have my mind set on!



Anyways, thoughts or ideas are very welcome.

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Post by Northern Line on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:19 pm

Yay another fictional (correct me if I'm wrong :/) tram route on the production line. I like those pictures of yours, keep it up
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Post by graymac on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:22 pm

Should you have platforms with trams? Or even rails with sleepers? (Although it's OK to have sleepers when the tram isn't sharing the highway with other traffic). The screenies look good, anyhow.
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Post by Tstageman on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:43 pm

Well I was thinking more along the lines of the Manchester Trams which have slightly higher platforms than the rest of the trams in the UK, even Croydon only has very low platforms but well kind of knocked something together to see what it looked like really.

Next jobs on the list are to sort out the Run sounds on the T1 tram, finish putting in the seats and the textures for the tram and then the cab. The route is only scenery-ied up to the first stop/station so will be looking for some inspiration for that.

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Post by graymac on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:15 pm

It's years since I went to Manchester. So no knowledge of the trams there. There's new trams in Dublin which don't seem to need platforms and run on the 4'8'' gauge instead of the Irish 5' 3''.
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Post by Northern Line on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:16 pm

Is dublin and Ireland completely different from each other including railway gauge
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Post by Tstageman on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:29 pm

Ah yes, the Luas system if my memory serves me correctly. I still have yet to get across to Ireland but when I do I will be sure to visit Dublin especially for the Luas and Dart systems. Yes, the Manchester trams have doors that are located a bit higher up, and the trams themselves are more the size of our mainline trains instead of the size that the Croydon/Nottingham/Sheffield trams are. I may yet still alter the route to be low floor but I haven't decided yet.

And thanks for your email NL, I may ask if its ok to use that item at some point during this project!



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Post by Northern Line on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:42 pm

Sure, I'll change the handle type so that it looks more tram like.
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Post by graymac on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:43 pm

Is dublin and Ireland completely different from each other including railway gauge

Irish Standard Gauge is five-foot three inches. This include Northern Ireland as well as the Republic. The dimension was decided upon in the nineteenth century by Royal Commission of the tyrannical saxon occupier. In the beginning, during the dawn of the railway ere, there were three different gauges used and standardisation was urgently needed.
The LUAS trams in Dublin do not share metals with Iarnrod Eireann, so did not need to conform to the Irish Gauge. I imagine that may have saved money because the four-foot+ gauge is more common and components identical to other systems could be used.

So that's the gauge question. As for Dublin and Ireland being different from each other? Yes, they are, in the same way that London and England are different Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by mrknowitall on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:50 pm

Looks very tasty either way! well done.
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Post by Wakim2005 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:23 pm

mrknowitall wrote:Looks very tasty either way! well done.

I thourght you had left this forum Shocked

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Post by Dexter on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:27 pm

You are not up to date. Very Happy
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Post by graymac on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:43 pm

You are not up to date. Very Happy

Who is??? Stuff happens fast!!!!
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Post by mrknowitall on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:44 pm

OH i think ben came back at some point? i think he did? wait a minute, ill check the mirror. Very Happy
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Post by Tstageman on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:52 pm

Well theres not so much to update on over the past couple of days what with being at work and stuff, but I have started a bit more scenery on the next section of the line, I am also rebuilding the crossing after the second stop and also adding some more details to the second station, West Horton Church Road. I will post some shots a little later on when I am not sat in the office at work!! Thanks for all the positive feedback guys, much appreciated, I will have to be raiding the new object database before long I think too!!

Hope everyone is well,

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Post by Dexter on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:02 pm

We are looking forward for your input, Tom, not only to the database but mainly regarding the new route, this sim needs new routes to be played!
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Post by Tstageman on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:10 pm

Yes, definitely the same as what I thought there Derryck, I have a few routes on the go at the moment but as usual, theres so many ideas but only one or two end up taking priority and seeing there isn't any other OpenBVE tram routes around (that I'm aware of!), I guessed this would be a good one to work on.

I could do with a few words of advice from someone clever with regards to animating and creating signals though, something I've never done before but would like to have for West Horton Trams.

Thanks

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Post by Dexter on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:11 pm

What kind of animation would that be? We have various tram signals here in Czech republic... Very Happy
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Post by Tstageman on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:13 pm

Well the signals I am thinking of are basic go or stop signals, something similar to a one lense-ed traffic light, but instead of a light, a small line of white bulbs in either a straight vertical line for go, a straight horizontal line for stop, and a couple of variations for when you get to a junction etc. All I want is some kind of signalling system to be built into it.

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Post by mrknowitall on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:19 pm

Id love to build a tram. And seen as i hve free time i may just, is there a paticular build and model in mind?
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Post by Tstageman on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:30 pm

No no, I just sort of looked at a few photos and drew up a couple of sides and put them on a face and saw what they looked like, I originally wanted to build something like the Croydon Tramlink, both trams and route but kind of got other ideas really. I plan to have the T1 (first idea) tram released in the livery its in now and then build a couple of more modern sets so that it gives a difference of stock you can drive, but that'll be a little while away yet as I haven't even finished the first one!

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Post by Dexter on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:38 pm

Maybe you can cooperate on something. Smile
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Post by Wakim2005 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:12 pm

mrknowitall wrote:Id love to build a tram. And seen as i hve free time i may just, is there a paticular build and model in mind?

Why don't you built one of the new Croydon Tramlink Stadler Variobahn tram's Question

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Post by busheyheath on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:13 pm

Try the red Tatras from Prague! Cool
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Post by Dexter on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:35 pm

busheyheath wrote:Try the red Tatras from Prague! Cool

These are already built I think... or wait a sec, no the externals are not. But here in Brno we have the same. Smile
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