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Postby thegrindre » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:44 am

LOL, All sounds good... I thought you might be going Euro on us for a minute there... LOL

Hey, don't think you need a full roof walk maybe just a small square to stand on to turn the break wheel. It is a rather small car.:wink: I also like the ladder instead of the grab irons idea. It is freelanced... :D
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Postby Pencil » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:40 pm

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With people for scale reference ;)

And, it's available to try - http://www.carsoncarshops.com/files/30ng_boxcar.cdp

Still have some lod work to do, but it should be funtional :)

Comments / criticisms more than welcome!

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Postby thegrindre » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:13 pm

Awesome!!! I love it!!!
I see the doorslide, now. Maybe the handle does belong on the other side. :oops: Not sure it really matters on a car that small, though. :wink:

You gonna install a turnbuckle on those truss rods??? Don't suppose it needs that either on a car that small...

Run that poly count up... I have a 'big' computer... LOLOLOL


Let's see... Ken likes dark green, Norm likes old reds and browns, and I like the thing to look ooooold. :lol: :lol: :lol:

:D
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Postby Trainzsam » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:23 pm

I like the magma in 30in, even though it is a bit big... That Kiso baldwin has always been a favorite of mine, by the way. I love that boxcar too! I can tell Rick is all ready to re-skin that thing.

Sam :lol:

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Postby Pencil » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:25 pm

Early cars didn't have any turnbuckles - that was a later invention ;)
However, if you would all prefer, it wouldn't be that hard to add...
Because the car is so small, the door is offset to one side so there is actually room on the side to open it all the way. So, the door slides to the right on one side, and to the left on the other.

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Postby thegrindre » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:27 pm

Everything works, too, btw. Great job!

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Postby thegrindre » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:37 pm

Everything works just fine with the flat and the box car. Been testing my building with these two sweethearts.
I have a suggestion, though. I think the door opens too fast. Can we try slowing it down about 50%? It makes the sound way off and it doesn't look very realistic opening that fast, IMHO. :D
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Postby Pencil » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:38 pm

hehe - I just slowed it down yesterday - great minds think alike :)
The new version is on the beta page.

Here's a series of pics showing operation on the Linknpin railroad:
Dropping the cars off:
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Leaving the cars to be loaded:
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Unloading the first car:
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First car is empty:
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Loading the first car:
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After the first car has been loaded, the 2nd car is unloaded, then loaded. Then, the locomotive comes to collect the cars.

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Postby thegrindre » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:20 pm

He, he, he, Oh ya... That's better, much better! I think you got a keeper, here. LOL


Nice job... :D

I gotta go try that new .gs file, now. :roll:
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Postby Col Hogan » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:23 am

I know it has to be easy to reach but, I swear, that brake wheel looks like it waaay up there too high. Even for a short peep, it may look better a bit lower. Maybe my eyes are sitting too low in my head when I look at it. :roll:

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Postby thegrindre » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:30 am

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With people for scale reference ;)

And, it's available to try - http://www.carsoncarshops.com/files/30ng_boxcar.cdp

Still have some lod work to do, but it should be functional :)

Comments / criticisms more than welcome!
Ken, did you see this pic? The older, 1800's break wheels where about waist high. It was all very mechanical and hard to operate back then. They had to stand to do it.
Watch some old timey black and white movies with trains in 'em. You'll see what I mean.
If I'm not mistaken, the mechanical part was chain, and I don't mean bicycle chain, real link chain... the heavy kind with a sprocket... :D
There weren't many girls that could do it back then. No women's lib. Ya had to be a real man... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Col Hogan » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:40 am

Alright, I think I understand, now. Mostly I needed some explanation.
I had no idea the wheel had to be so high.
Thankyou Rick for the help.

Oh and BTW, Curtis - would there be a 30" EMRR bobber-caboose looming in the distance on your work table ? Hmmmmmmm.........??
And maybe if there is one, there might be a crewman looking out the window?

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Postby Pencil » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:20 am

No plans for a caboose right now - I need to get back to the moguls, I think. You could always ask Narrowgauge if you can convert his 24" caboose / flanger to 30"....

I have the random textures working on the boxcar now. Just need to convert them to jpg so the file is 500K instead of 7.5MB....

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edit: OK - files on the beta page have been updated. I'll still probably tweak some of the textures a bit, but it's getting close :)

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Postby thegrindre » Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:03 am

Hey Curtis,
Since you are using the random skin process on this little boxcar, do you mind if I re-skin this beta version I have and release it as an independent version? (I plan on looking into this random thing you're doing, also.)

Oh, btw, looking real nice, bud.

:D
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Postby Pencil » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:34 pm

Nope, I don't mind at all!
Feel free to release it whenever you're ready :)


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