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    Should I bother finishing this?

    I'll be honest... I'm not really motivated to do anything anymore... I've moved onto using LINUX as a desktop and that means I spend less time on OpenRails or anything Windows related.

    So, I can still do Blender on Linux and that means I can create stuff... It doesn't even seem like there are many active people any more,

    http://www.railsimstuff.com
    Just Blender now, 3DCrafter only when I have to.
    formerly The Keystone Works (All Permissions Granted)
    https://github.com/pwillard/MSTS-replacement
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    #2
    Absolutely Pete! There are a lot of us around that do not have the creative abilities that you offer to the OR platform. I enjoy observing and or using your creations and contributions, you've been in and around this community for years don't leave us!
    Kevin Kelleher

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      #3
      Sure Pete, that's a very well crafted piece of work...but of course, in a hobby you always have to follow your own path of enjoyment...best to you and thanks for all the wonderful work you provided for the community.

      ---side note: I've always been fascinated by LINUX ( having a gut reaction against microsoft os ) but I know that learning about it is more than I can do now.
      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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        #4
        Stick around Pete! We cant afford to lose any more of us "Senior" people. It is often VERY frustrating when people who contribute dont' feel that their work or efforts are appreciated. BUT,THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER do!!! This pandemic situation,especially at this time of year has EVERYBODY down. I hope this helps. Brian

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          #5
          It's up to you, but it looks pretty good to me. Definitely something I would run. Always appreciate anyone still plugging away at stuff nowadays (and releasing it, lol!).
          -Mike

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            #6
            Absolutely would use that car for all my MOW needs. Anything still released is a good thing!
            However, you do as you need for your own, and shouldn't worry about any of us!
            -Shawn K-
            Derby Rail Shops

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              #7
              Originally posted by pwillard View Post
              I'll be honest... I'm not really motivated to do anything anymore... I've moved onto using LINUX as a desktop and that means I spend less time on OpenRails or anything Windows related.

              So, I can still do Blender on Linux and that means I can create stuff... It doesn't even seem like there are many active people any more,
              Hi Pete,

              Beautiful model.

              You ever use CYGWIN ? Been using it for years and love it - I use it for all my "Bash" scripting needs on PC's. Other than a few quirks - you'd believe you're running a Linux/Unix system. I have tons of scripts to "process" files for TS - from route work to model work.

              Regards,
              Scott
              <a href=https://www.trainsim.com/forums/filedata/fetch?filedataid=80663&type=full title=thumb_80663.png >thumb_80663.png</a>​ My Blender Models

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                #8
                Hi Pete,

                I would use this for my consist, but my question for you, is are you finishing up the USLX series boxcars, the CR transfer caboose upgrade or just now abandonware? Even the new autorack car that you just showed us, is that also come to fruition? Just had to ask, since I am interested in painting and detailing those cars for the community. maybe CR/PC (PRR) open coil cars?

                Thanks
                Dave Edwards

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                  #9
                  I too have been waiting patiently for things you've had going, especially the USLX boxcars. If you want to drop those, I'll work on a texture for them. Anyway, I've always valued your work and still do.

                  But I too have slowed down quite a lot and I certainly make no expectations or judgements on what you want to do.

                  Christopher

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                    #10
                    Great work as always Pete. Don't lose heart, I know a lot of us appreciate your work immensely, and it's always great to see more quality North American stuff come out.
                    - Chris N.
                    So let me get this straight. You want to fly on a magic carpet, to see the king of the potato people... and plead with him for your freedom, and you're telling me you're completely sane?

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                      #11
                      If Pete did it, it is always awesome....!
                      Rick

                      http:\\mononrr.com

                      MONON-2

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                        #12
                        Pete,
                        Please don't lose interest, or feel unappreciated. Those of you who create are the the catalyst for everything you see in the screen shot forums.... you and man, many other talented people give us variety! Its not easy creating the models that you and the others do....I know I've tried and ....well they aren't to a proper standard. Hang in there.....and thanks for everything you.ve done to date and what may come in the future!
                        CG

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                          #13
                          Ok, Here is my plan.

                          I will try finish it.

                          I will attempt to do 2 versions... one version is *as seen* with modeled ribs.
                          Another version will LACK the ribs and rely on FLAT mapping to *imply* ribs for the PHOTO texture folks.

                          I would supply ALL source material, All BITMAPS as well as mesh (in Blender 2.8+ format)

                          That way, if any mods need to be made... you have the ability to fix it.

                          (And where I use other peoples stuff... attribution)
                          http://www.railsimstuff.com
                          Just Blender now, 3DCrafter only when I have to.
                          formerly The Keystone Works (All Permissions Granted)
                          https://github.com/pwillard/MSTS-replacement
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