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by Pencil
Tue May 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 34' Box Repaints
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: 34' Box Repaints

Those look great!! I'm looking forward to running them!
by Pencil
Sat May 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Western Coastline and Elderton Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: The Western Coastline and Elderton Railroad

That sounds very ambitions, and a neat concept! It looks like you are making good progress, keep us posted!

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by Pencil
Mon May 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

Looks great!!
by Pencil
Sun May 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

Looks good, Norm :)
At some point in time, I'll replace those cars also, but I've kinda run out of time. I'm going to need to start in on the next project soon ('The Building of the V&T') ......
by Pencil
Thu May 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

Some more cars upcoming:
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by Pencil
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

Yeah, i suspect they were happy when they invented the cupola :) Some CP coaches: A simple arched-roof coach: http://carsoncarshops.com/images/web/cp_coach%201.jpg With a stove in the center of the car: http://carsoncarshops.com/images/web/cp_coach%202.jpg A fancier arched-roof car (probably built i...
by Pencil
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

Next up will be an early CP caboose:
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The CP didn't get any 'regular' cabooses until 1870, after the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, and instead relied on these boxcar conversions.
by Pencil
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

Andrew reminded me that the early CP cars were a bit redder than the later cars; switching to more of a brown around 1868. So, I repainted the boxes, added an even earlier box with block lettering, and added a set of later boxes in the brown. Here's the early box; all cars are now on the DLS. cp_red...
by Pencil
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

The UP Caboose is on its way to the DLS:
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Also available lettered for the Laramie and Lodge Pole divisions....
by Pencil
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

Making progress on some CP cars (shown here with Dan's locomotive):
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by Pencil
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: Thanks

Thanks, Harold - glad you like it!
by Pencil
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dev tools
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Dev tools

I'm using Blender for modeling, Substance Painter and Paint Shop Pro for textures, and Notepad++ for scripting The only downside with Blender is that in Cycles, the texture parameters don't get exported. You need to export with a Blender renderer material - and the Blender renderer is no longer pres...
by Pencil
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

CP 25' boxcar:
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by Pencil
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

Thanks, Harold!
I think the water car is done, also....
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by Pencil
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promontory Stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 5049

Re: Promontory Stuff

UP platform cars are on the DLS. CP cars are coming soon:
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