British narrow gauge (preservation project needs volunteers)

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British narrow gauge (preservation project needs volunteers)

Post by cornelius » 21 Jan 2004 00:53

EDIT: 28/08/2005

Tracking table online: http://users.tt-forums.net/narrowgauge/
Narrow Gauge rails released: http://tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?t=19888

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Killer 11's suggestion of some narrow gauge graphics got me thinking about the potential for a set based on the diverse lines of the British Isles (from little Welsh quarry engines to huge Irish tender locos).

Anyway I've cobbled together an image as a kind of 'proof of concept' - an iconic double Fairlie engine based on two TTD locos stuck together and some low-tech station buildings 'borrowed' from bits of the small airport. Obviously I would try to draw my own from scratch if I was going to do this seriously.

I used the snow setting because the contrast is better - I'd guess you would want to use the arctic climate as a base anyway because of the potential for very twisty and hilly routes.

Any interest?
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Post by SHADOW-XIII » 21 Jan 2004 08:09

nice depot ... but more nice station, just great!
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Post by nilsi » 21 Jan 2004 11:49

Wonderfull loco, nice station and nice depot - I like it.

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Post by Raichase » 21 Jan 2004 12:32

I love the station, and the tracks! Tell me, do the trains run on the tracks asis, or do you need to redraw the wagons to get them to align properly?

But great work on the tracks and the station, they look VERY nice! :))
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Post by cornelius » 21 Jan 2004 13:33

Raichase wrote:I love the station, and the tracks! Tell me, do the trains run on the tracks asis, or do you need to redraw the wagons to get them to align properly?


I've only put it together in Photoshop so far. Hopefully it will run ok - actually the horizontal track is the original image because it already looks quite narrow. This is the first time I've tried making new graphics for the game but I will put them in later on and see how well it works.

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Post by Louie Armstrong » 21 Jan 2004 15:00

Damn that looks cool, sure im interested

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Post by _RaK_ » 21 Jan 2004 17:35

I like it very much, Gimmie your files and we will download! :)
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Post by Louie Armstrong » 21 Jan 2004 19:50

he hasnt actually made them yet, they are just a photoshop image

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Post by krtaylor » 21 Jan 2004 20:36

Yes, a nice idea.

In one of the other threads, there has already been drawn a very nice narrow-gauge track. You'd want to use short traincars also, some of them were already drawn for the Tropicset but not yet used there.

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Post by Born Acorn » 21 Jan 2004 20:52

Fairlie!

Ffestiniog railway!

Gimmee! :D
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Post by ZleDth » 21 Jan 2004 20:59

because when there ain't going to make new trains for it i think it's kind of useless!! :?
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Post by cornelius » 21 Jan 2004 20:59

Born Acorn wrote:Fairlie!

Ffestiniog railway!


Yep, that's the plan! Where do the engines in your sig and avatar come from? Maybe they could be resized and used as the basis for other engines?

The short wagons would also be a good idea - I thought there were some problems with the way they work though?

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Post by Born Acorn » 21 Jan 2004 21:03

Just click on the black loco to get to the webpage, that railway is actually being rebuilt by the Ffestiniog railway.

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Post by krtaylor » 21 Jan 2004 21:04

The problems with the short traincars have been worked out, according to Josef. You could ask him or Shadow how you have to configure them.

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Post by cornelius » 21 Jan 2004 22:53

Born Acorn wrote:that railway is actually being rebuilt by the Ffestiniog railway.


Yeah I know :) I was wondering what the origin of the artwork is.

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Post by Born Acorn » 22 Jan 2004 15:57

they are from the rolling stock page

I hope I can get this soon! :P

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Post by Raichase » 23 Jan 2004 11:05

krtaylor wrote:The problems with the short traincars have been worked out, according to Josef. You could ask him or Shadow how you have to configure them.


Yeah, it can be seen that MB is using them in his new set... Freight cars of that size would look great on a narrow railway...
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Post by ZleDth » 23 Jan 2004 17:19

are you still testing????
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Post by cornelius » 23 Jan 2004 18:03

ZleDth wrote:are you still testing????


I'm working (and playing a game with the DB set ... d'oh!) but I should have some time to start getting something done at the weekend

If anyone has suggestions for the kind of engines etc they'd like to see, let me know!

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Post by nilsi » 24 Jan 2004 10:19

Are you asking for British locos only or also for continental ones?

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