I know she was a "narrow gauge" loco until the 1960's when she was rebuilt and sent around the country for Americas Bicentennial. When she was re-fitted, they converted her over to standard gauge, (my engine depicts the museum engine in Standard gauge) and converted her from wood burning to oil. I did the tender with wood because it looks better than oil.
I know she was built in the 1800's and used in the Civil War, (American). Unfortunately, I don't have the detals to make her like she was in that time period. (I don't think she was as good looking back then either!)
She was blown up once during the war, and survived a fire, (I think). All before her re-fitting and put in a museum.
My engine makes NO claims as to historical accuracy, although that would have been cool!
The original was a 4-4-0, but it was from 1849 or so, so it looks rather primitive compared to the "General" in its original form. It was potrayed in the Disney movie by B&O's "Lafayette" engine, but it's more like the "General" but with a firebox like the "Lafayette" and its cylinders are above one of the bogies rather than floating between them like the "General" and most subsequent engines.
I'm having difficulty getting her to shine! Looks good as flat colors, but your right, she needs some polish!
What may I be doing wrong?
I have the one "diffuse color" map used for almost the entire engine. I changed the "Specular level" to 100, and the "Glossyness" to 30 as described, (unsure where I read to set them to these levels). She shines in Gmax, but not Trainz.