Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

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Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by starcraftguy1 » 12 Dec 2018 04:18

The only locomotives I found that are close are the PA/PB used for passenger trains.
Has anyone made FA/FB locomotives?

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Re: Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by Walter1940 » 13 Dec 2018 00:21

It's christmas soon. Let yourself be surprised. :wink:
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- From MSTS to Locomotion ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/msts2loco/
- Wally ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/wally/
- xml-modding ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/xml-modding/

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Re: Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by starcraftguy1 » 13 Dec 2018 03:21

:D :o :)
Walter1940 wrote:It's christmas soon. Let yourself be surprised. :wink:

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Post by Walter1940 » 24 Dec 2018 13:34

Look on my Homepage. (Link is in the Signatur)

Merry Christmas at all.

:)
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Vehicles for Locomotion

Tutorials in english
- From MSTS to Locomotion ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/msts2loco/
- Wally ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/wally/
- xml-modding ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/xml-modding/

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Re: Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by starcraftguy1 » 31 Dec 2018 18:59

Walter1940 wrote:Look on my Homepage. (Link is in the Signatur)

Merry Christmas at all.

:)
Happy New Year to you.
Great work!
Thanks for making.
:)) :bow: :D
Is it possible to search by locomotive model/railroad name in your website?

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Post by Walter1940 » 01 Jan 2019 11:17

starcraftguy1 wrote: Is it possible to search by locomotive model/railroad name in your website?
I think you mean mainly US locomotives. In principle, it is not possible. But I've built everything alphabetically. Therefore, one would have to find everything easily.
But I can try to write a script for the website that is easier to find.

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Vehicles for Locomotion

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- From MSTS to Locomotion ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/msts2loco/
- Wally ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/wally/
- xml-modding ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/xml-modding/

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Re: Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by starcraftguy1 » 06 Jan 2019 21:56

[quote="Walter1940"][quote="starcraftguy1"]

The locomotives work well.
I have two suggestions: change the horn to a US style one, it currently uses a UK whistle or similar. I think it would be better to have the A and B units as separate locomotives.
I was able to change the horn myself.

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Post by Walter1940 » 07 Jan 2019 05:33

starcraftguy1 wrote:I think it would be better to have the A and B units as separate locomotives.
Really? I put them together because it saves space. So not so many files are present. Because with 3000+ files in the folder, the menu can no longer be scrolled in the editor.

But of course I can make two files out of it. No problem. Should I do it?
starcraftguy1 wrote:I was able to change the horn myself.
Well, I assume you used the tutorial. :wink: So somebody will read that. :P
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Vehicles for Locomotion

Tutorials in english
- From MSTS to Locomotion ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/msts2loco/
- Wally ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/wally/
- xml-modding ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/xml-modding/

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Re: Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by starcraftguy1 » 08 Jan 2019 07:34

Walter1940 wrote:
starcraftguy1 wrote:I think it would be better to have the A and B units as separate locomotives.
Really? I put them together because it saves space. So not so many files are present. Because with 3000+ files in the folder, the menu can no longer be scrolled in the editor.

But of course I can make two files out of it. No problem. Should I do it?
starcraftguy1 wrote:I was able to change the horn myself.
Well, I assume you used the tutorial. :wink: So somebody will read that. :P
Actually I didn't use it, because I didn't know one existed. :shock:
I just did a little digging and guess work. :o

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Post by Walter1940 » 08 Jan 2019 13:31

Should I actually make two separate files out of this? You can only choose 224 vehicles. If I get them all the parts are 12 instead of 6 vehicles!
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Tutorials in english
- From MSTS to Locomotion ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/msts2loco/
- Wally ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/wally/
- xml-modding ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/xml-modding/

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Re: Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by starcraftguy1 » 08 Jan 2019 18:10

Walter1940 wrote:Should I actually make two separate files out of this? You can only choose 224 vehicles. If I get them all the parts are 12 instead of 6 vehicles!
It would be nice, but its up to you.

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Post by Walter1940 » 10 Jan 2019 09:39

OK, I've split the locomotives now. But as you can see in the picture, there are problems. With 4 vehicle parts it still works. Everyone is looking in the right direction.
But if there are 3 or 5 vehicle parts, then the last part looks the wrong way. I can only change that if I build a reversed FA-1. But then we are at least 3 files per locomotive. That was somehow better solved with the combination of FA-1 / FB-1.
Proposals?
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http://www.walter1940.de
Vehicles for Locomotion

Tutorials in english
- From MSTS to Locomotion ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/msts2loco/
- Wally ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/wally/
- xml-modding ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/xml-modding/

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Re: Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by starcraftguy1 » 11 Jan 2019 17:50

Walter1940 wrote:OK, I've split the locomotives now. But as you can see in the picture, there are problems. With 4 vehicle parts it still works. Everyone is looking in the right direction.
But if there are 3 or 5 vehicle parts, then the last part looks the wrong way. I can only change that if I build a reversed FA-1. But then we are at least 3 files per locomotive. That was somehow better solved with the combination of FA-1 / FB-1.
Proposals?

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Is it possible to have the rear locomotive in the A-B-A face backwards? If so, that would be ok....
If not then scratch that idea.... It looks bad. ?( :x

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Re: Looking for ALCO FA/FB locomotives?

Post by Walter1940 » 12 Jan 2019 08:58

That is the point. Unfortunately, unless I build a flipped version of the locomotive. But then you have to select in the editor of 224 possible vehicles already 3 vehicles. Not efficient in my opinion. So I'm just doing an update with the US horn.
http://www.walter1940.de
Vehicles for Locomotion

Tutorials in english
- From MSTS to Locomotion ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/msts2loco/
- Wally ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/wally/
- xml-modding ---> http://www.walter1940.de/tutorial/xml-modding/

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