Over this last weekend I was able to spend some time working on the C&TL&F flat. I am pleased to report that I have finished:
New texture for the sides of the car, based on my reference illustration for the cars.*
First stake pocket is modeled and textured, next step is to clone it as needed.
I stupidly forgot to take a screencap of the stake pocket side, but you can check out the new lettering and auto numbers (using Number IT!).
Beta should be ready by the end of the month!
*: There is a plan in the works to build a replica of one of these cars for the Nevada State Railroad Museum (so Glenbrook has an appropriate car to haul). Last month, I took part in a roundtable discussion on the cars and created one of my "color match" illustrations to help get a feel for what the finished car should look like. I was reminded at this time that the lettering on the car was very likely red. Also important to note: By the time of the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation company, all of these cars were rebuilt to be 24' long instead of the 22' they were built. This means that the cars which went to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge were 24' as well. So I will only be releasing this model in C&TL&F and C&C lettering styles. In the future, I'll stretch the car out to 24' and create the later versions.
The preview version of that illustration is available here, take a look: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/196 ... AT-RED.png