3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby thegrindre » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:14 am

My little caboose is almost ready for release.
I wanted a FRED so I made one and got it working, thanks to Norm. (I'll release this as a separate asset, btw, shortly. Working and everything, thanks to Norm. LOL)
I wanted smoke and got that working, thanks to Norm.
I wanted Elvenor's couplers and finely got them working, thanks to Norm. (It was nothing but a syntax error all this time, btw.)
I now want to add a cab view sitting on the roof walk and am working on that without Norm, at present but, will probably need him by the time I screw things up again. LOL
I also want the FRED to work only when an engine is coupled to it. (Hi Norm).

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......................................................................Here's the FRED. I need to add a handle and it does have a red corona, too. You may change this if you want to.

Once I get all this figured out, I'll add everything to the Blacksmith and Sand car and release them, too.

Did I ever thank you Norm?


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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby thegrindre » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:33 am

I've done a little rebuilding of my web site this morning but wanted to also let you know that the Sand Car and its Trucks are now available.

Direct link;
http://www.geocities.com/thegrindre/page91canvas3d.html

Have fun,
:D
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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby nwhitney » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:30 am

Of course, we still haven't figured out what or how it was exactly used. :D :D :D

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby thegrindre » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:59 am

No we haven't but the addition of the two sander valves and pipes I added makes it a bit more logical for emergency sanding, IMHO...

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby thegrindre » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:21 am

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Now available in all the usual places.

Enjoy!

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby thegrindre » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:13 pm

Thought I'd share the next coming attraction. LOL
It's loosely based on the Mich-Cal Water Car of the same type and this one is also used for track side and trestle fires.
I plan to add hoses and valves and washers and nuts and bolts all over it. LOL
Still have a ways to go but, all in all, it's coming along fine, IMO.

36ng Water and Fire Car;
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Comments, suggestions, and criticisms are always welcomed.

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby Pencil » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:43 pm

Looking good, Rick!

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby Col Hogan » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:51 am

I am really liking those wood textures. Are they from our favorite source or are you getting
real good at making them from scratch ?

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby thegrindre » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:40 am

Believe it or not, I've pretty much used up all CG's textures. If you look closely, this is the latest barrel lid texture with my 'magic' added to it. Still have a bit to do to it yet to get it just right, though.
I wish there was a tutorial on making wood textures. I'm not as good as Ben to be able to make my own from scratch, as of yet. I don't really know that secret.
I basically just Google around searching for one thing or another and when I happen upon a wood texture I like I'll grab it then play with it till it comes out the way I want it. It's rather time consuming but the results are worth it, IMO.

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby smokeygear » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:07 am

Looks great, I wish my stuff would look like that.
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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby thegrindre » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:08 pm

Thought I'd try this effect. Never done it before and Paint.NET was an interesting prospect to try it out in so, a little water seepage.
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Wadda ya think? It's a first attempt for me.

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby Pencil » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:12 pm

That's a neat effect, Rick!

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby Col Hogan » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:14 am

I like it real fine. What if.............
you have a bunch of water on the car's decking . . . . from the leak?

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby thegrindre » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:45 am

Well, I've thought about that, too, Ken. This is supposed to be a 'newer' car or at least the tank is and a little seepage rather than a leak was all I was looking for. I'll keep it in mind as I progress along, though.
You know me... This may turn into an 'old' car by the time I'm done... LOL

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Re: 3DC rolling stock in 3' NG

Postby Trainzsam » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:15 pm

That looks really really nice! I love the leakage, very realistic. 8)

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