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Post by graymac on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:08 pm



Didn't overdo the feasting yesterday so stone cold sober on St Stephen's day to continue with the work in progress. Made a signal box and finished some details for the semaphore sigs (.animated files).
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Post by graymac on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:52 pm


Done the footbridge and buildings approaching Abergavenny, now staring the station itself
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Post by graymac on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:02 pm



more buildings!
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Post by graymac on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:15 pm



Thanks to Steve for the lovely Arriva blue dmu. Visit his site here:
BVE4Ttrains
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Post by Stevegr on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:20 pm

No problem Grey.

The animated digger looks rather good!

I should point out that the 150 is not a current release on Bve4Trains.

Thats more detailed, but I new route object that's rather smaller file size than what I've released as an external.
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Post by graymac on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:57 pm

http://celtictrainsim.com/cwm1.html

I'm intending this to be released possibly in the coming week - preview screenshots on the website.

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Post by Quork on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:18 am

graymac wrote:OK, you want a challenge? As I'm in a good mood this evening, here's the two raw screengrabs that I used to make the whole thing. Now, build me a station house! Make your own mesh, either .csv if you prefer or .b3d which is what I use. Very Happy And anyone else who wants to try it as a tutorial.

It took me about five hours to make this building from the start.

Oh it certainly took it's time (or better said, much time passed before I really got to doing it) and I'm still missing several elements, but you might, despite all artistic liberties I took, recognize something Wink Here's to the first 21 elements of "BuildingBricks"/Welsh Rural Station, inspired by and dedicated to Graymac:




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Post by graymac on Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:25 pm

Interesting - although the shape is similar this is distinctively different from the original. It would be a fine addition to many routes, but two architectural points make it incorrect for south Wales. The window shutters would be most incongruous and the roofing material shown is highly unlikely. Slate would almost certainly be the original roofing material, with, possibly, concrete tiles used if the building had been re-roofed more recently.
Nicely done, all the same! Will there be a route to go with this? Very Happy
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Post by Quork on Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:37 pm

Oh, I googled around and couldn't find anything specific about shutters... Could you tell me what they'd look like?

As to the roofing - there's a plating roof available as well. I had guessed however, wooden plating would be realistic anywhere around northern Europe, seems I was wrong?^^

EDIT: One might think they don't know shutters in Wales at all Shocked Though I found this image which suggests they do: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Red_Shutters_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1056298.jpg Would such shutters be fitting in your opinion?
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Post by graymac on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:19 pm

Oh, I googled around and couldn't find anything specific about shutters... Could you tell me what they'd look like?

"Shutters" is what Brits call them feckin' doors you've put in front of the windows. They are not a common architectural fixture in England or Wales, except occasionally seen on a few houses in very exposed locations. I believe they are popular in many EU countries where greater extremes of hot/cold weather are found.
Timber tiles, or "shingles", are almost unknown in UK.
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Post by Quork on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:54 pm

Well, seems I forgot Wales is quite temperated climate-wise thanks to the sea... Here in southern and middle Germany shutters are quite popular, however it's a rather hilly region and also more continental in climate. Then I'll remove the shutters and the shingles, thank you =)
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Post by graymac on Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:02 pm

It's easy to overlook the detail when working on "foreign soil", that's what helps to make such a great variety of routes for us to enjoy. Like the superb Genova - Recco route, exquisitely Italian, the architecture and scenery so right. Dexter's Czech works, marvellously detailed. We all use similar tools and techniques but the end result is down to skill, imagination and location. And that explains why I don't attempt routes of places I don't know well enough!
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Re: New route begun

Post by devilreborn on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:46 am

May I ask what tool did you use for making the tracks?
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Post by graymac on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:17 am

I've always used "Switch" for all trackwork. Some adaptations of textures is convenient to perform, when necessary, and a bit of hand coding here and there. But its all you really need. I don't have the site URL to hand at this moment in time, it should be in the knowledge/links section on here.
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