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    Default The last unit - SP SD40M-2 8579

    Well, this is the last unit to complete the Cascades Crossing locomotive package, and now that I have the data I need on it, it's time to build the thing.

    This is one of the more complex units, being bashed from a SD45 and a GP40. It's part of the reason I put it off for quite some time.

    Still very much a work in progress. Some parts by Nat Flores and Erick Cantu.

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    that is looking great! Nice to see some SP again which we really need.

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    Some major updates, I'll post a pic tomorrow.

    • Ended up rebuilding the rear hood section a few times to improve mapping.
    • Repositioned the brakewheel slot to better fit the SD40M-2.
    • Cleaned up the front so I can use the existing MU stands, and started making the ditchlights for the front of the unit.
    • Replaced the cab roof to take care of the stray horn, and allow me to install the Antenna planes later.
    • I'm redoing the long hood texture. MK used a door arrangement very different from the stock SD45s and the GP40s radiator section, so I can't just redraw the SD45s hood doors onto it.

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    Sorry, couldn't do the export I wanted, so here's this for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsSheare View Post
    that is looking great! Nice to see some SP again which we really need.
    I agree with you .
    Very good initiative by friend Parker B sd40-2
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    But the flintstone wheels...
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    Yes, I know, I've been trying to figure out how to fix those for a while. I've never been flush with cash, and I do want this stuff to be not so dependent on payware, so I'm stuck using square wheels for now.

    My apologies for the bluntness of that.
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    I've never been flush with cash, and I do want this stuff to be not so dependent on payware,
    No, I totally get it. The only hobby thing I do where I could make extra cash is my fonts... but I decided in 2002 that I would not sell them... so I don't. And A LOT of the repaints lately are payware driven... which means... no.... I don't have them either.

    I sort of wish MSTS was more like TRAINZ... where you can actually replace Trucks/Bogies independent of the main model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwillard View Post
    No, I totally get it. The only hobby thing I do where I could make extra cash is my fonts... but I decided in 2002 that I would not sell them... so I don't. And A LOT of the repaints lately are payware driven... which means... no.... I don't have them either.

    I sort of wish MSTS was more like TRAINZ... where you can actually replace Trucks/Bogies independent of the main model.
    Thanks for understanding, and thank you for the fonts.

    There have been some locomotives made over the years that consist of a FA just riding on some trucks. But yes, I really do wish I could hot-swap trucks like I can in Trainz.

    The wheels will hopefully be less noticeable once I darken them and reduce the saturation.
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