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    NBSR SD70M-2's

    This week, the final two SD70M-2's landed on NB&M property in Saint John, NB. The NBSR 6414 ran its first run last night, and I got to have it as my lead unit from McAdam to Brownville Jct.

    With that said, I have finished up the 18 total number series for the NBSR (NB&M) SD70M-2 fleet. Huge thanks for Borislav for the originals, 6401-6406. I have changed on some shapes to better match the real units, with some texture tweaks. Eventually I will be going through each unit, 6401-6418 to double check the numbers to match the real units, make texture adjustments as needed, and then go through and do the custom cabviews for each unit as well where it will be NBSR 6401, 6402, etc, on the control stand monitor, and the conductor's side just above the window. I thought about matching horn sounds with each unit as well, considering not a single one is the same, but I don't think we have the right sounding horns for certain units, so it will just use the MRL SD70ACe sounds.

    These will all render the previous versions I released in the library, broken, so I will eventually have those files pulled, before I upload this large set of 18 SD70M-2's.

    Anyways..








    This rounds out the painted units, and will be as follows once released.

    NBSR 6401 - NB Southern
    NBSR 6402 - NB Southern
    NBSR 6403 - Eastern Maine Railway
    NBSR 6405 - Eastern Maine Railway
    NBSR 6405 - Maine Northern Railway
    NBSR 6406 - Maine Northern Railway
    NBSR 6407 - NB Southern
    NBSR 6408 - Eastern Maine Railway
    NBSR 6409 - Maine Northern Railway
    NBSR 6410 - NB Southern
    NBSR 6411 - Eastern Maine Railway
    NBSR 6412 - Maine Northern Railway
    NBSR 6413 - NB Southern
    NBSR 6414 - Eastern Maine Railway
    NBSR 6415 - Maine Northern Railway
    NBSR 6416 - NB Southern
    NBSR 6417 - Eastern Maine Railway
    NBSR 6418 - Maine Northern Railway


    This will wrap up the NBSR SD70M-2 project, as there are no plans for further units to be purchased. Next project will be the Progress Rail GP31M-ECO units, when those start getting delivered in 2025..
    -Shawn K-
    Derby Rail Shops
    Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

    #2
    Saw one of these units on eastbound CN train passing through Sarnia, ON. last week. Pretty impressive to see in real life!

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      #3
      Nice work Shawn!!!!
      Kevin Kelleher

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        #4
        They look nice up close, until you ride in them for 10-12 hours a night. I'll take an SD40-2 any day of the week. Haha
        -Shawn K-
        Derby Rail Shops
        Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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          #5
          you have 2 6405 shawn one should be 6404 my friend

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            #6
            Just a typo on here, as those units have been previously released with no issues.
            -Shawn K-
            Derby Rail Shops
            Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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              #7
              Wow, Shawn, you have been a busy little beaver! These look fabulous! Thank you for hard work - and your willingness to share. I for one greatly appreciate it.
              Larry Steiner
              Grand Rapids, MI
              (CSX Country)

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                #8
                These do look great!
                Borislav
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by =FI=Ghost View Post
                  These do look great!
                  Couldn't have done this massive project, without your originals!
                  -Shawn K-
                  Derby Rail Shops
                  Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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                    #10
                    Thank you, my friend.
                    Borislav
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                      #11
                      Putting the engines through their final testing.

                      I've swapped it out, so that these engines read in amps versus kbl's.
                      Added custom front cabviews for the engineers side, showing "NBSR 6401, 6402.. etc, on the screens, as well as the second screen paneled out.
                      Added custom front cabview for the conductors side, just a simple color change, as the numbers on the conductors side aren't seen in this particular view.
                      Swapped out shapes used to better represent the old hand brakes versus the new ones, while some still retain the old, so the MRL SD70ACe's or BNSF SD70ACe's from the Mullan Pass will be required, as well as the CN SD70M-2 set from TrainSimulations.
                      All sounds will be aliased to the MRL SD70ACe's, but may also have some changed to use the CN sounds, just to break it up for the horn sound.
                      PTC housing on the roof has been added to all units, while PTC isn't a requirement on NBSR, these units do have the assembly of them on top.
                      Numbers on 6407-6418 have all been adjusted, with 6410-6418 added into the package.
                      Custom flashing ditch lights when the horn is activated by Brody Wyrick.
                      These will end up rendering the older files either useless or overwritten, so I have currently removed the old files in the library. Which of course, now I cannot remember if it included the SD40-2 and GP38-2/40-2 fleet..

                      Currently writing up the readme file, and I hope to have these out by Friday afternoon..

                      These units are currently set up to work in the unstable version of ORTS.

                      Last edited by CSRX; 06-12-2024, 06:05 PM.
                      -Shawn K-
                      Derby Rail Shops
                      Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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                        #12
                        Great work!

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                          #13
                          Files have been uploaded. Tried a few times to get the display photo to show, but no matter what, it still says the photo was too large and was ignored, even with it being 200k. Oh well. Clicking on view shows the photo anyways..
                          -Shawn K-
                          Derby Rail Shops
                          Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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                            #14
                            Thanks Shawn for releasing these units.
                            Tim

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                              #15
                              No problem, I have also reuploaded the SD40-2/GP40-2 set, which also includes the GP38-3 #917. I actually forgot which GP40 model from TS that one used, so I have it written up as using the same GP40 model as 3095. Eventually this whole package will be redone on the newer models, at least the SD40-2's, sometime down the road, with more additions, and conversion over to the DRS naming.
                              -Shawn K-
                              Derby Rail Shops
                              Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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