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    CSRX/Shawn's WoodChip Hoppers From NBSR-NVLW Recent Pack

    Excuse the lateness please( I've got to do it this way, there's no way to PM him ), but are The AOK & 2 EMRY Woodchip Gondolas suppose to look like this?

    #2
    That's how mine look as well. There are limited pictures online of these cars, but they look spot-on as compared to the pictures.

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      #3
      Ok, He does excellent work! I just thought It looked "odd", but if It's Suppose to look like that, alright. Means, It's Installed with the needed stuff then.

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        #4
        Originally posted by marklester01 View Post
        Ok, He does excellent work! I just thought It looked "odd"...
        Yup, some of the woodchip gons looked cobbled/patched together....here's a shot of some SP Woodchip gons. The AOK gon does look especially weird...with the ladder in the center. I looked for some photos online ( not a deep search ) and could not find any.

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        Last edited by R. Steele; 12-22-2022, 03:15 PM.
        Cheers, Gerry
        It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.
        Forever, ridin' drag in railroad knowledge.
        Audi, Vide, Tace, Si Vis Vivere In Pace

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          #5
          I'm scratching my head as to how those files are like that for you.

          This is how they SHOULD be looking, and how they DO look on my end.






          Be sure you are using the MRL_WOODCHIP_35051_LD.s or MRL_WOODCHIP_35027_LD.s and their MT counterpart shape files, as those are the specific ones to be using.

          DO NOT use the BN ones from the SLI_BNSF_FREIGHT folder, as those are NOT the correct models. This is my only guess as to why these ended up this way, as the ladder is on the opposite side with the BN unit, and the model is slightly different.

          This is directly from the readme that I provided.

          "You will need to copy the following files from the Trains/Trainset/Mullan Freight folder.
          MRL_WOODCHIP_35027_LD.s
          MRL_WOODCHIP_35027_MT.s"


          This is exactly what the BN shape does, from the SLI_BNSF_FREIGHT folder.




          This, is why I provided specific cars required for these shapes in the readme file of the folder.
          Last edited by CSRX; 12-22-2022, 09:55 PM.
          -Shawn K-
          Derby Rail Shops

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            #6
            Actually, I used TS WP 84's. Does It do the same thing & why it looks like that?

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              #7
              Hi,
              With respect, a readme is provided to ensure that anyone downloading reskins gets the same results as the author. If the instructions aren't followed EXACTLY, you're on your own as far as the resulting appearance goes.

              Cheers,
              Ged

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                #8
                You can lead a horse to water......
                Kevin Kelleher

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by marklester01 View Post
                  Actually, I used TS WP 84's. Does It do the same thing & why it looks like that?
                  I don't recall if I have the Western Pacific chip gons, but if I had to take a wild guess on your end result, it's probably the same exact shape as the BN one.

                  Again, the MRL chip gon from the Mullan Pass is the shape required and needed, for these cars to properly work...

                  If the shape isn't available to you, then at least the freeware versions are available for your enjoyment.
                  -Shawn K-
                  Derby Rail Shops

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                    #10
                    It's ok. I'll just carefully use these/those till I can get The MRL's Mullan Packs.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Curt C View Post
                      That's how mine look as well. There are limited pictures online of these cars, but they look spot-on as compared to the pictures.


                      Originally posted by R. Steele View Post
                      Yup, some of the woodchip gons looked cobbled/patched together....here's a shot of some SP Woodchip gons. The AOK gon does look especially weird...with the ladder in the center. I looked for some photos online ( not a deep search ) and could not find any.

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                      Was wondering if either one of you got these cars sorted out with the correct files needed.
                      I have photos to make more of these cars, but if it's going to cause headaches for the end users, I may scrap that idea.
                      -Shawn K-
                      Derby Rail Shops

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                        #12
                        Shawn, you've already given specific instructions on installation and the cars look great. I love your stuff it's always excellent. Please create away. I always look forward to a new release! Thank you for all you do for the community.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by CSRX View Post
                          Was wondering if either one of you got these cars sorted out with the correct files needed.
                          I have photos to make more of these cars, but if it's going to cause headaches for the end users, I may scrap that idea.
                          Shawn, My cars are correct, no problems --- I was referring to the OP's screenshot of the AOK woodchip and also posting pictures of SP Woodchip cars to give an example to the OP how some Woodchip gons look.

                          I always advise new members to read the instructions --- but instructions in this hobby range from unintelligible word salad to overly complex pseudo legal documents --and sometimes are nonexistent. I pretty much know what needs to be done, and do it.

                          Your instructions --- thankfully -- always are intelligible and easy to understand.
                          Last edited by R. Steele; 12-28-2022, 05:09 PM.
                          Cheers, Gerry
                          It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.
                          Forever, ridin' drag in railroad knowledge.
                          Audi, Vide, Tace, Si Vis Vivere In Pace

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                            #14
                            Well, with not knowing The Difference Outside Of The Route Pack didn't help me. See, alot You can update to ORTS Unless, there's a Car already there. Luckly, there's Same Shape in Different Packs that Solve The,"If Don't Have" Issue. Seemed, The BN One inside FR84 Route would do, but Didn't, & now I know why. I looked @ The Instructions, yes, but The Not knowing, & then learning helped. Shawn's always been A Leader On Both Sides Of The,"Sim Pond"( MSTS & ORTS ).

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by R. Steele View Post
                              Shawn, My cars are correct, no problem.

                              Your instructions --- thankfully -- always are intelligible and easy to understand.

                              Excellent news!
                              I always try to make my instructions as simple as I can, as I personally know it can be hard to understand or comprehend. I was always better with picture memories than I ever was reading.
                              Personally I feel like that's why I am pretty fluent with switching freight cars. I can glance at my switch list once or twice, and memory of the numbers, prefixes and car type stick in my mind.


                              Originally posted by marklester01 View Post
                              Well, with not knowing The Difference Outside Of The Route Pack didn't help me. See, alot You can update to ORTS Unless, there's a Car already there. Luckly, there's Same Shape in Different Packs that Solve The,"If Don't Have" Issue. Seemed, The BN One inside FR84 Route would do, but Didn't, & now I know why. I looked @ The Instructions, yes, but The Not knowing, & then learning helped. Shawn's always been A Leader On Both Sides Of The,"Sim Pond"( MSTS & ORTS ).
                              Unfortunately this doesn't always work. The BN and WP models do look similar, but they are actually of a different car type all together compare to the standard MRL and even SP style chip cars.
                              BN and WP models are more similar to the thrall coal gons.

                              I do believe the MRL car is the only available one currently, from the trainsimulations stock, that will work for these cars.
                              -Shawn K-
                              Derby Rail Shops

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