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    #31
    I think The Guy Who made The ORTS P42DC SounSet( Nash G ), actually had the Code to do it with His Models @ One Time! He also knew how to Mod. other Ones from Other Sims. onto MSTS( now, ORTS ).

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      #32
      Over the course of 20+ years there has been tons of different models created with a wide range of detail level, accuracy, features, ect. while in the ideal world EVERYTHING would be represented at todays standard, its simply not the case and we all have to make due with what has been made available. There was many things that I personally wanted to have that were non-existent or outdated so I learned to paint and did it myself using better models if available. That being said there is still activity going on from both payware and freeware content creators who are continuing to work behind the scenes improving with every project and bring things to the table we have not had before. As always, this is simply a hobby for most and good work takes time and patience. I think its good that we periodically address what things are wanted and needed, However it needs to be understood that we cant have everything we want, when we want it. the only way to guarantee that is to get some software, learn a new skill, do it yourself and share it with the rest of the community if your willing.

      Anyway, Im glad this thread has everyone engaged.....Pete that rack looks fantastic!!

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        #33
        I am guessing that done in Blender?

        Yeah, Blender. It's the way stuff gets done in 2023.
        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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          #34
          Originally posted by pwillard View Post
          Yeah, Blender. It's the way stuff gets done in 2023.
          Man, I really need to sit down and learn it. The results from you and Scott have been nothing but fantastic!
          -Shawn K-
          Derby Rail Shops
          Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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            #35
            Originally posted by rrdiesel87 View Post
            ...Anyway, Im glad this thread has everyone engaged.....Pete that rack looks fantastic!!
            Yup, excellent work Pete...and the thread is engaging -- ( thanks to Shawn -- for starters ) -- glad I took the time to read the whole thing.
            Cheers, Gerry
            "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open." Frank Zappa
            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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              #36
              I just wish I had better resources for 1960's Autoracks. My conclusion is there are as many variations as gray hairs on my head. I picked a Bi-level as they are less common. I have zero retro-autorack drawings in my collection-o'-junk and working from photos is agonizing.

              I did look at the freeware from DW that was mentioned. (It's not that awesome but then I feel that way about anything I did before 2010 myself.)
              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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                #37
                Nice looking model there so far.
                Parker B. - A Misplaced Midwesterner.
                Also known as Mr. Two Bits and Mr. Squarewheels.

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                  #38
                  Yes, & @ time the PC's weren't that able to render Models that High In Detail( alot didn't even have Air-Hose Detail ). It's just a Wish-List( & Yes, I'd go all out & help if could/knew how, but It's above My Understanding & I'm not,"The Sharpest Spike Laid Down on The ROW".

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by pwillard View Post
                    I just wish I had better resources for 1960's Autoracks. My conclusion is there are as many variations as gray hairs on my head. I picked a Bi-level as they are less common. I have zero retro-autorack drawings in my collection-o'-junk and working from photos is agonizing.

                    I did look at the freeware from DW that was mentioned. (It's not that awesome but then I feel that way about anything I did before 2010 myself.)
                    Pete here's a couple of autorack drawings I have, got more modern ones from BNSF drawings, PM me.

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                    Cheers, Gerry
                    "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open." Frank Zappa
                    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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                      #40
                      Thanks. Better than pictures. Though I've settled on a PENNSY/NYC style car for this one, I guess.

                      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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                        #41
                        Wow!!!!

                        Texture that one well, and I personally think you have a winner!!!
                        - 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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                          #42
                          Well, you got me wondering what it would look like...

                          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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                            #43
                            Pennsy/NYC is just fine...looks real good...you put that together pretty quick...getting very proficient with blender. Everything I've read about blender is that it has a learning curve..but it's worth it.
                            Cheers, Gerry
                            "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open." Frank Zappa
                            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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                              #44
                              I think you are getting what Scott and I have been saying. Once you practice with it for a bit... it gets relatively easy and especially quick when you want to try out new ideas. Blender also allows you to save Library items ( sort of like you could do with 3D CANVAS) where you can have pre-built parts you commonly use within "arms reach". So, things like trucks, couplers, ladders end grabs, lift bars, etc are already modeled and ready to place on what you are making.

                              My model may not be 100% accurate, but I've yet to see a lot of consistency in Autoracks... so I'm not letting that stop me from some kitbashing freestyle work.

                              Blender, being free and now VERY popular, is really the best answer to creating game assets. It may not be what it is designed for, but it's really good at it. Anytime you run into a roadblock, there are tons of answers out there on the net on how to solve it.

                              Now with a LOGO plate...



                              Last edited by pwillard; 03-02-2023, 03:49 PM.
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                              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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                                #45
                                Would be interested in seeing some AO smith auto frame flats as they were a staple on Milwaukee trains across Iowa. As well as use able 4 bay hoppers (CNW 49x series )
                                Todd
                                Iowa Chicago and Eastern Mason City Sub

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