I have a few expansions to the industry mechanics in mind, but rest assured the chains will be quite TaI-like. The rest of the Pineapple GRFs will be much like the trains - focused on gameplay and balance, rather than complicated mechanics, "realism", or an excess of content.doxlulzem wrote:I have a suggestion regarding Pineapple Industries when you start to make it - Can you keep it like TaI?
One of the ideas I had for backer rewards for the kickstarter was a pack of locomotives suggested by backers, either fictional or real, to add more visual variety. What I'm looking for for the main set is more about difference in function rather than difference in appearance or style. I'll write a lot more about the kickstarter next week - perhaps even get it started - after I finish my last mid-semester assignments.doxlulzem wrote:I do! Class 66 and 70 style locomotives! Or just a 66! Or a 66 and 14! Or a 66 and 60! Or a 66 and 143! Or a 66 and 159!
FWIW large twin-cab locos are difficult to squeeze into the 8/8 and look good. That's the main reason I went with the American-style cab for the Lincoln.
Anything too small for a B1200 should "realistically" be replaced by road vehicles in later years, I think. On the other hand, I had been planning to make some small industrial locos for industry sprites. I've not yet decided whether I should make them available to players too, either as rail vehicles or as trams...Plord wrote:my idea is may be corvine 2 and gronk 2? for small but vertical challenging trips?
Doesn't the Motron fit this niche?NekoMaster wrote:It'd be kind of nice if we could have a Petrol (or Diesel Powered) Doodlebug for lesser used lines.... and/or later on something like the Budd RDC
There are powerful electrics though, and I don't see much point in having electric and diesel locomotives with similar stats.NekoMaster wrote:after the AMF Lincoln, there isn't any diesels as powerful as that after it, the next diesel being the Grofe B1200, and thats only 1200 HP.
I'm not sure I'd say "American is the dominant theme." I could write more about the inspiration for the set as a whole or individual locomotives on my blog, if people would be interested?doxlulzem wrote:but hey ho, only Pikka knows the answer on his inspiration for this set. But American is the dominant theme for sure
I suppose another idea would be to extend the set outwards a bit. I'm not sure what, if anything, I want to do as far as "futuristic" locomotives go (I certainly don't want to do TTD-style maglev). Perhaps a couple of smaller 19th century engines, pre-General?