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    Default Clinchfield SD40s

    Got these in ORTS over the weekend. Probably will put together an upload package pretty soon. Tyler Bundy did a great job with this model, and even made Clinchfield specific mods for me. Comes in 3 Versions, which are represented by numbers 3000 (v1), 3008 (v2), and 3015 (v3). 3015 has been weathered, the other 2 haven't yet as the grey versions tended to get really nasty and I haven't had the heart to do that yet. Ha

    Details of the models dates them late 70s/very early 80s.
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    Weather them if you wish buddy, but please leave one or two in factory fresh paint.

    Jerry Sullivan

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    Hey, Jerry

    I was planning to include both sets of texture files, so folks can pick whichever they want. At this point, I actually have clean versions of the entire SD40 roster. I'm not uploading all that, though.

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    I can vouch for all those schemes in the late 1970's. I was working for NC DOT as a summer hire in 1976 and 1977 on a survey work crew. One of our jobs was a new bridge over the railroad tracks in Cherryville, NC. Coal trains from the mountains came down the Clinchfield to Bostic, where they transferred to the SCL (old SAL) line to Charlotte and return. Saw all these schemes and SCL units mixed in, maybe about 3 or 4 trains a day or more back then.

    Not so much now.
    Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
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    Just uploaded these, so hopefully will appear in the next few days. There is a package of 6 locomotives--2 different paints for each version, as follows:


    Version 1 (3000-3007, included are 3000 weathered grey/yellow and 3001 clean grey/yellow)

    Low brake cylinders
    * Older EMD Hotdog builders plate
    * Older-style frame (L&N style fuel shut-off)
    * Sunshades
    * Plow on front end, footboard hose box on rear -- no pilot grab iron for footboards
    * Leslie S3L horn (poorly simulated low profile)
    * No electrical cabinet filter box behind left cab. (no EC Filter shadow)
    Handbrake in nose
    * Older style dynamic brake blister
    * High bell with shadow


    Version 2 (3008-3014, included are 3008 weathered grey/yellow and 3009 clean grey/yellow)

    High brake cylinders
    * Newer square EMD builders plate
    * Newer frame (IC style fuel shut off)
    * Sunshades
    * Plow on front end, footboard hose box on rear -- no pilot grab iron for footboards
    * Leslie S3L horn (poorly simulated low profile)
    * Electrical cabinet filter box behind left cab.
    * Handbrake wheel on back porch -- no rear platform lights on rear hood
    * Older style dynamic brake blister
    * High bell with shadow


    Version 3 (3015-3024, included are 3015 weathered black/yellow and 3016 clean black/yellow)

    High brake cylinders
    * Newer square EMD builders plate
    * Newer frame (IC style fuel shut off)
    * Sunshades
    * Plow on front end, footboard hose box on rear -- no pilot grab iron for footboards
    * Leslie S3L horn (poorly simulated low profile)
    * Electrical cabinet filter box behind left cab.
    * Handbrake wheel on back porch -- no rear platform lights on rear hood
    * Phase 2c style dynamic brake blister (Door Lines, Rivets, Highlights, Shadows)
    * High bell with shadow
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    Thanks,

    They'll find a good home in my stable of locomotives.
    Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
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    Awesome! Enjoy!

    I just finished uploading unweathered textures for the entire Clinchfield SD40 roster. These are textures only, to either overwrite the originals or to use to create stand-alone locomotives (if people know how to work with .s files in a text editor).

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    If you're going to make different locomotives with these textures, what has to be done to get the sim to recognize them as different, i.e. is there something that needs to be changed in the engine file as well?
    Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
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    There's a couple of different ways to do this. I'll describe the cleanest way. First, put the textures in the same folder that was created when you unzipped the clinchfieldsd40s.zip file. Once you've done that, you'll need to copy/paste the eng, sd, and s files from one of the original locos and rename them to the loco you're trying to create. For instance, if you're trying to create loco 3020, you'll put the 3020a and 3020b ace files into the original CRR_SD40 v3 folder that was created when you unzipped clinchfieldsd40s.zip. Then you'll copy/paste CRR_SD40_3015 eng, sd, and s files from that same folder back into the folder. That should create "copy" versions of each file. Rename each to CRR_SD40_3020. Open the new 3020 eng and sd files, and replace all instances of "3015" with "3020." Uncompress the s file (I use RouteRiter for this, but other tools are available and instructions for uncompressing/compressing s files can be found in this thread: https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showth...ESSING-s-files). Once the .s file is uncompressed, open it in a text editor and rename the 3015a and 3015b ace files to 3020a and 3020b. Then recompress the s file. If you want the 3d cabview, you'll also need to go into the OpenRails folder. From there, copy/paste the CRR_SD40_3015.eng file and rename it CRR_SD40_3020. Then open the new 3020 eng file and replace ONLY the first instance (i.e. the Include line) of 3015 with 3020. LEAVE ORTS3DCabFile LINE ALONE.

    You'll have to repeat this process for each new loco you want to create. Once you get the process down, it doesn't take that long. And the skill will come in handy in other areas, too.

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