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    Hi Scott
    Yes that is a real fine collection of steam shots. I especially like the shot of 2-8-2 #83 at Port Morris with the coal station in the background and the side shot of 4-8-2 #12.
    Looking forward to the release of the B&M Mountain.
    Regards
    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlyerxx View Post
    Scott, don't sell yourself short!
    Although I'm more an early diesel guy, I appreciate and use your L&HR Mountain pack regularly on Rich's route.
    Just as Paul may be considered the "King" of route builders, you're definitely the "King" of steam locomotive builders in my book!
    Your creations are way beyond anything available commercially.
    I wish I had the skill set and the patience that you seem to have in spades to develop models of this caliber.

    Phil
    Hi Phil,

    Yeah - I've tried to kickstart a new LHR project a few times - with TSRE where you can load maps and satellite imagery - it makes laying track far easier than it used to be. I have the DEM created for the route and it's of much higher quality than Rich used. I've approached a couple of people known for their track skills - no takers yet. I've built quite an extensive library of vegetation and I'm good with Terrtex. Doug mentioned we can use some of his objects off his TriState Project. He's been pretty silent lately though - I hope he's well. I'd like to take advantage of some of the better track systems. I would also make the changes necessary to the steam fleet to make them all LHR appropriate. I can do buildings and structures. Maybe someday - if we find a decent gandy dancer.

    Modeling probably isn't half as hard as you think - persistence and perseverance - are more important than skill. I'm no rocket scientist and I don't have any natural artistic talent - I just keep plodding through until I get something I like. There are a bazillion YouTube tutorials on Blender and help is here for train specific - take the plunge and make something simple to start with. I was a bit nuts in the beginning - I knew I wanted a steam locomotive - so that was my very first model imported into TS. I just headlong plunged into it.

    Anyway - thanks for the response and kind words.

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdonald1 View Post
    Hi Scott
    Yes that is a real fine collection of steam shots. I especially like the shot of 2-8-2 #83 at Port Morris with the coal station in the background and the side shot of 4-8-2 #12.
    Looking forward to the release of the B&M Mountain.
    Regards
    Don
    Hi Don,

    Thanks - onwards and upwards.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Thanks for the encouragement Scott!
    It's amazing how far this sim has progressed through the years. I still run MSTS on my ancient XP game computer as it won't run OR very well but will run all of my older routes with Noli's wide screen patch at 1920 X 1080 resolution. I can't seem to give up my old computer yet as it still works great. I installed a solid state drive for it a while back. I also have Win 8 and Win 11 systems for OR. Looking forward to what the future brings to the trainsim table.

    Phil

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    Hi Folks,

    Far fewer untextured parts - not too many left.


    BM482 Development by Scott B, on Flickr


    Regards,
    Scott

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    Scott that Mountain is one amazing creation you made. I can only imagine the time you've spent building this GIANT BEAST!
    Thank You
    Kevin Kelleher

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    Scott, that's an amazing looking 4-8-2. I can't remember, but aren't those the ones that later went to Maine Central and used over the old MEC Mountain Subdivision? If I recall, there was a set of steam engines the B&M got, later onto MEC, that were former ATSF...

    Anyways, regardless, that model looks great!


    Edit: ah hah! I was thinking of the X class 2-6-6-2's, but apparently built for B&M, as well as the other brutes, the 2-10-2's
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=4394882
    Last edited by CSRX; 12-17-2022 at 04:05 AM.
    -Shawn K-

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbtower View Post
    Scott that Mountain is one amazing creation you made. I can only imagine the time you've spent building this GIANT BEAST!
    Thank You
    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks - yeah - from what I've read - the B&M wanted a Northern but couldn't do it without a massive track and infrastructure upgrade - so they made one of the biggest and most powerful Mountains ever made.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSRX View Post
    Scott, that's an amazing looking 4-8-2. I can't remember, but aren't those the ones that later went to Maine Central and used over the old MEC Mountain Subdivision? If I recall, there was a set of steam engines the B&M got, later onto MEC, that were former ATSF...

    Anyways, regardless, that model looks great!


    Edit: ah hah! I was thinking of the X class 2-6-6-2's, but apparently built for B&M, as well as the other brutes, the 2-10-2's
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=4394882
    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks - yeah - you got it - the Santa Fe's went to MEC. I didn't know the MEC ever ran articulated.

    During WWII the LHR built three of these Mountains off the B&M plans. They were so unusual and aesthetically pleasing - for the LHR - there's stories of people running from their houses to watch them pass.

    The B&M sold off a bunch of these Mountains to the B&O which became their T4's - IIRC.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottb613 View Post
    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks - yeah - you got it - the Santa Fe's went to MEC. I didn't know the MEC ever ran articulated.

    During WWII the LHR built three of these Mountains off the B&M plans. They were so unusual and aesthetically pleasing - for the LHR - there's stories of people running from their houses to watch them pass.

    The B&M sold off a bunch of these Mountains to the B&O which became their T4's - IIRC.

    Regards,
    Scott
    I had no idea either until I started doing some research and bought a few Maine Central Steam Engine roster books. Was planning to do a bunch of various repaints of a few such as the 4-6-2's, 2-6-2's etc for the Mountain Division I had designed for the 1940's era.
    Never came about though.. sadly.
    -Shawn K-

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