Thursday, 24 July 2014

GWR 48xx/14xx: In Colour

First colour picture of the 48xx in GWR shirt button livery.

More pictures to follow as the colouring in continues.. if only it were as simple as crayons!

Friday, 11 July 2014

GWR 48xx/14xx: In the Cab

The cab for the 48xx/14xx is nearing completion with all the rivets and nuts in glorious 3D.
The keen eyed amongst you may notice the mechanism on the roof which was used to allow a cable running from the rear of an attached autocoach to operate the whistle of the locomotive when coupled back to back. If the locomotive was not fitted in this way, or the front of the locomotive was coupled instead, then the autocoach was fitted with a pedal operated gong for warning of its approach.
All of this will be replicated in the Train Simulator addon (and any future addons from Victory Works that are compatible) with the locomotives and autocoaches talking intelligently to each other.

The next task will be to get the loco and cab unwrapped and apply some textures.

Friday, 4 July 2014

GWR 48xx/14xx: Loco model.. done!

So the loco is now complete.
Yes, that is inner gear you can see and yes it will be animated. No point in having perfect wheel/exhaust synchronisation (rather than the default use of the distance travelled irrelevant of how fast/slow the wheels are actually turning) if the internal gear is going to sit there doing nothing.

Next job, the rather small cab - although the windows are huge in comparison so for once visibility from the in-cab view shouldn't be an issue.

Thursday, 3 July 2014