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- Born Acorn
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Yeah mostly British, but some European engines do run in the UK now so all suggestions are welcome - it depends how many slots there are (and judging by the DB set there are a lot!)Born Acorn wrote:I don't know, but I think its Birtish because of the amount of narrow guage railways there.
My initial ideas list was:
Festiniog Prince type (with tender)
Double and single Fairlie
Russell type tank
Vale of Rheidol type tank
WW1 Simplex diesel
Tralee and Dingle tank
Londonderry and Lough Swilly tank and tender types (the big ones)
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If anything, they would be seperate entities, probably replaciung either electric railway (boo-hiss) or maglev/monorial (yay).
Hope that was the answer you were looking for
I was kind of thinking that the narrow gauge rails would replace the normal ones, because I want to make the new engines and wagons slightly overscale to emphasise the effect and therefore you couldn't run both gauges together.
Anyway, I've done some of the snow graphics and everything seems to be fitting together okay. The graphics for the overhead wires work automatically with them (although that isn't in the screenshot) so you could have electric narrow gauge too.
At the moment I'm encoding the changes directly into the main .grf files but I noticed that the new grey stone tracks by Den are a seperate new .grf file - how do I set one of those up so that they over-write the original graphics? I know I have to make an .nfo file for it but how do I specify what is replacing what?
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The right way to do this isn't as an installing EXE, it's as a GRF file, and there's a tool to do that, but I'm not sure how to use it. PM Dinges or Shadow for advice.
I don't think it's a good idea to go overscale like you said, because then it won't fit with the existing buildings. TTD is overscale enough already anyway. I do think you should keep the existing normal and electrified rails, and have narrow-gauge replace the monorail, because then you could use it in combination with the BR set when it's ready - normal and electrified mainline track, and narrow-gauge service in the mountains. This would add another dimension, the need to trans-ship the carge from the narrow gauge branches to the mainline in the valleys. To make this work you'd probably want the narrow-gauge locos to have disproportionately high power, but low top speed.
Unfortunately I have a bit of a problem where I keep playing the game instead of working on new toys for it - the new DB set sucks away my time something rotten.Born Acorn wrote:what hapened here? I thought this was a go?
I really want to see this go through.
are you still here cornelius?
But I am still thinking about how I want the idea to work - although it might not prove to be a popular decision I would like to make the set narrow gauge-only so it can have a large number of locomotives. But we'll see - I'll try to put together some initial graphics for engines and rolling stock when I have a chance.
I noticed you've done some of the carriages for the American set - would you like to get involved in this one too?
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