Hi all, small update today
Finally, after several months and a new year, I've managed to cobble together enough progress for a decent release. The 'big' new feature is the addition of the cable-stayed bridges shown in the preview pics earlier. I've polished them up and made some tweaks from the teasers but mostly they look the same.
I've also made some big changes to two of the existing bridges, adding some much-needed cribbing to the wooden railroad trestle with a small recolor (ideas stolen from GarryG
), and I also repainted the steel cantilever railroad bridge in a rusty white color. These changes can be seen in the image below:
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In addition to the obvious visual changes I also added some proper speed limits and introduction dates for all the bridges included so far, both of which I hope to make configurable in the future (once I figure out how
). In fact, here's a handy little table I made to track what's done in the set so far:
id | type | year | speed | transport types
00 wood - 0 - 25 mph - road + rail
01 stone - 0 - 35 mph - road + rail
02 steel truss - 1870 - 50 mph - road + rail
03 cable-stayed - 1990 - 200 mph - road + rail
04 - - -
05 - - -
06 plate girder - 1920 - 70 mph - rail
07 concrete - 1960 - 120 mph - road
08 - - -
09 covered - 1850 - 40 mph - road
10 - - -
11 - - -
12 - - -
Also with this release I've decided to go ahead and make this set available on BaNaNaS for easier consumption (and yes, this version is compatible with the previous release!).
Go ahead and let me know what you think, good or bad, otherwise I hope you enjoy it!