Toni!!! Great to have you back. That's the best news the Japan Set has had in a while.
Thanks for the warm welcome. First and most of all, I'd like to apologise for my sudden disappearance. I suddenly lost interest and got a girlfriend (still have her), so there was little time and motivation from my side. I'm however very happy to see that you're still working on the JapanSet and are still motivated! Awesome!
There has been a lot of progress behind the scenes actually and I was going to release the new version soon. However, I am still waiting for some steamer sprites from DanMacK *cough*, but it seems he currently does not have time to work on them. I am also working on the stations, but progress is slow at the moment and will be even slower for the next couple of weeks. So, no, I do not have a release date right now, only the famous "soon" (TM).
That's great to hear! Today I've been working on a renewal of the freight wagons, so they are compatible with FIRS, plus so that they have correct lengths etc. I've added a few attachments of the things I've been working on today. I was quite annoyed by how the freight wagons look (not the correct dimensions, etc.), so I decided to do an overhaul. I think drawing should be done in a few weeks. Loading capacities aren't decided yet, so that's still open. If you're up for it we could release this as a separate set, include it in the set, just use the graphics to update the current wagons (which is also fine by me) or totally ignore the thing.
Toni, I will PM you with some development stuff.
Thanks! I'm waiting for it!
what about adding some older station stuff for the steam age?
Yep, that's in my planning. It's a bit sad to see no nice station buildings and fitting platforms in the early ages, so that'll be done as well by me.
I hope I can keep up my motivation to reach some of my goals in the coming time.