What's this about?
So I felt a German road vehicle set would be nice to have as an addition. Now that there are some cool new features for road vehicles are being developed, I figured it's about time to simply start creating such a set.
Very nice. But some questions appear. The first question is the scale. Possible scales are
1) 1.62 px/m that is used in DB set as train length measure, wlile the width and heigh are chosen in TTD scale, while keeping the height/length proportion as possible
2) TTD scale
3) George's 3.3px/m scale
What will be included?
The set will feature a variety of about 25 buses from 1920 until now, ranging from fast coach types to inner city double deck types, with some articulated ones being thrown in between.
Concerning freight transport, there will be about 20 basic truck types, some of which will be available in several sub-variants.
If you'll choose 3.3px/m scale, you could use some RVs, which are already drawn. they are (according to your list and some other german vehicles):
Mercedes-Benz O6600H, Mercedes-Benz O 302, Mercedes Tourismo O315RHD
Other buses from the list:
Ikarus 280, Ikarus 66/55, Neoplan Skyliner L
Possible buses according to the items in the list:
Setra S431DT, Ikarus 620/630
Possible buses under development by Greyfur and me (from TODO list)
MAN M1MP, BUSSING NAG, Ikarus 566/180
Mercedes LP 1623, FAP 1215 (Mercedes NG 1215)
Also possible to add:
Opel-Blitz 3.6, because the bus, based on this truck, is represented in the bus list.
I do not know about other vehicles.
The extended cargo scheme will be supported. The models included will reflect real developments (from conservative design to cab over engine, from truck+trailer towards usage of semitrailers).
Would it be a full vehicles set (including trams)? I mean whould it use the same IDs schema, as LV4, or would it be stand alone set with its own IDs usage schema?
The body types list (Dumper, Box, Flatbed, Tanker, Silo, Armoured, Refrigerated, Car Transporter) makes me to ask some questions.
1) what is silo for trucks? I never saw drop-down trucks except special quarry equipment, but it is hard to call it a truck and of cause it is not for TTD.
2) Why didn't you split the tarpaulin van? In fact it is a type of drop-side truck, not box truck
3) I'd suggest to use both platform/flatbed and low bed platform/gooseneck flatbed
4) Why not usng Timber truck/logging truck? And why to transport wood products in boxes? DBsetXL uses logging wagons for it
5) whi drop-side truck is missing? It is a widely used body type, and the DBsetXL has the similar wagon.
6) Mixer for cement?
7) Why sulphur and goods are transported in tankers? Is it correct?
why do grain, wheat, maize, potash, lime stone, cereals, oil seeds, cement are transported in silo? Aren't they transported in dumpers (or sometimes drop-side trucks)?
9) Why bricks, ceramics are transporte on flatbed? Should not it be drop-side truck and box?