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    Unless you have dimensioned drawings from the...

    Unless you have dimensioned drawings from the manufacturer or better still, the ability to spend time physically on your subject with a camera, notepad and tape measure then the ability to model with...
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    Check your Scene Properties>Unit System and Unit...

    Check your Scene Properties>Unit System and Unit Scale.

    Whichever system you use, metric or imperial, when in edit mode, select a vertex and see where it is located in the x, y and z co-ordinates....
  3. Thank you so much for taking the time to write...

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this up. An interesting and informative read.

    Cheers,

    Marek.
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    As a test, I created a loco with 330,000...

    As a test, I created a loco with 330,000 triangles. OR loaded 2 of these locomotives at the head of a train and ran with no problems.
  5. Read the posts in the following 2 threads. These...

    Read the posts in the following 2 threads. These will point you in the right direction.

    https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showthread.php?335139-working-with-blender&highlight=blender
    ...
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    I use notepad to edit the cvf file which is...

    I use notepad to edit the cvf file which is normally located in the cabview folder of the locomotive.

    I would suggest you examine cvf files for existing locomotives to see how they work and use...
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    Blender can import OBJ and export .S for MSTS/OR.

    Blender can import OBJ and export .S for MSTS/OR.
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    I'll second that.

    I'll second that.
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    Short step answer: Step 1. Learn 3D...

    Short step answer:

    Step 1. Learn 3D modelling
    Step 2. Learn 2D graphics program
    Step 3. Create 3D object in 3D modelling program and apply a texture created in 2D graphics program.
    Step 4....
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    I use TGATool2A because on the top right corner...

    I use TGATool2A because on the top right corner of this program is a preview of the alpha channel. I have on occasion, exported a TGA file from GIMP, and due to errors on my part, the alpha channel...
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    Is it these you are looking for? ...

    Is it these you are looking for?

    https://teamalco.com.au/TA06.html

    https://teamalco.com.au/direct_purchase.html
  12. I don't use the cab editor but you may be able to...

    I don't use the cab editor but you may be able to move the controls that way.

    Failing that open the cvf file with a text editor. Each gauge/control should have a position information that looks...
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    In case you haven't seen them, I would suggest...

    In case you haven't seen them, I would suggest watching the first 15 videos in the Blender Fundamentals 2.8. They are short videos that will show you how to get around blender and the handful of...
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    Version 2.8 or later. It's a bit less user...

    Version 2.8 or later. It's a bit less user hostile than previous versions and has lots of beginner tutorials on youtube.
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    Ahhh not quite "us all". :-) ...

    Ahhh not quite "us all". :-)

    https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/economic-support-payment/who-can-get-it
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    The Blue Mountains route has an animated bird...

    The Blue Mountains route has an animated bird called au_galah_anim.S that flies in a circle. Version2 of the route is here in the download library, blumtns.zip
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    I feel your pain. This was not as intuitive as I...

    I feel your pain. This was not as intuitive as I would have liked but once you know how......

    You have probably worked it out already, but Blender cannot use/display ACE files in the program. ...
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    What problems are you having with texturing?

    What problems are you having with texturing?
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    Nice looking 81 Class there, well done. I'm...

    Nice looking 81 Class there, well done.

    I'm not sure that there is a “regular process” as there are a number of ways of getting the same end result.

    I usually start with a 2D texture file...
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    I have an uncompleted model of a SD50S locomotive...

    I have an uncompleted model of a SD50S locomotive as used by Hamersley Iron and now owned by Utah Railway.

    Exports from Blender and runs in Open Rails. It could do with more details, fine tuning...
  21. If you are new to 3D modelling and looking at...

    If you are new to 3D modelling and looking at using Blender I would suggest watching the first 15 videos from the Blender Fundamentals course.
    ...
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    Dimensions for EMD cab controllers.

    Dimensions for EMD cab controllers.

    I'm trying to obtain the width and height of the hinged backplane that the Throttle, Dynamic and Reverser levers are bolted to, on a EMD (SD40-2 type)...
  23. I don't own these units but when I have cab...

    I don't own these units but when I have cab problems like this I normally compare my files with the eng and cvf files on the default MSTS Dash9 or SD40-2 depending if a combined or separate...
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    Task Manager is useful as a initial diagnostics...

    Task Manager is useful as a initial diagnostics tool but has limitations.

    If you are interested in knowing what memory a process is using, use VMMap. Google it and download it from the...
  25. 2.79 and earlier use:...

    2.79 and earlier use:
    http://www3.telus.net/wacampbell/downloads/BlenderToMSTS.zip

    2.8 or later use:
    http://www3.telus.net/wacampbell/downloads/Blender28ToMSTS.zip

    Both work for me and others.
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