Well, I just uploaded 30+ new items that I hope that you will find useful. One of these items is the Marsz-I Maglev Atmospheric Protected Shield v1 (see pix below) --- Since Marsz' atmosphere is ferocious and merciless, the item in question will help keep the colonist safe... the Protected shield can be connected to tunnels, station buffers, or to the station itself --- when the Maglev goes through it it must pass through the 2 red shields. This will give the illusion that there is an invisible shield! Also, cover your ears because the loud powerful generator might hurt your ears drums! LOL
All of my maglev vehicles that load and unload people have been updated with the invisible passenger station assett, simplistically, the vehicles will load Paulo's Astronauts -- Special thanks goes to Manuel (IberTrainz) for bringing us this enable passenger station. Thanks also to Paulo for his permission to use his astronauts!
NOTE - Although the vehicles are updated and send to the DLS, the invisible station itself will not be send to the DLS til next Friday!
A reminder that single and dual tracks are now at the DLS, but under 2.9 not under 2.8 due to how Auran wants tracks to be done these days! Also, I have been making two track tunnels to take benefit of the dual tracks sets! Additionally, traffic signals are coming soon, either by week's end or next week, etc ... the signals are long overdue, and I am sure the small marz community will enjoy having traffic regulated finally!
Thanks for all the new Marsz content - trying tp incorporate as much as possible into the Mars route I have been working on for over a year (Large displacment map - going to be big!). I have only one request at the moment - are you able to make a Passenger Station connection to fit the new large station buffers?
Looks like the new stations will work - "no more gaps" and less jigging around - by the way I have placed a mineral & coal industry plus a few others and basically used DLS type then camouflaged them with some of your assets.
Ok worked out that I need to upload pics to a website and reference them for the blog - will work on it so you can get to see your artistic pieces in action.
First, let me just say, and I mean this!!! -- IMPRESSIVE!!! You have done such an incredible job in placing all of these pieces together, and it all looks so impressive!
Looking at your screenshot you have given me a few ideas, etc ... I see that you used transparent domes, etc from the Lunar items at the DLS, so I will expand on this idea, and create domes with matching marsz textures! I have also done dozens of coal industries contents in the pass, so I guess I can re-texture these to match marsz! And I see conveyor betls so I can re-texture mines!
Anyow, you have done supeb job in catching a full industrial commerical interactive scene on Marsz, that if you are patience more Marsz contents is coming! I have plans to bring visible products to load onto the maglev flatbed rolling stocks. more stations beside the two displayed on the screenshot above -- this friday, which the only day that I upload, will bring the stations, and beacons, which you will have fun placing, etc!
Well, great job, and looking forward to seeing more pictures whenever you decide to post more!!!
BTW- MY dear friend Manuel have finished sets of traffic signal lights and blinking warning lights -- 99% that I will upload those this friday, along with some warning signs too!
Thanks for the kind comments - I only wish I had the time and software to turn out assets like yours.
I came across this website has some interesting concepts: http://www.spacehabs.com/364778/nov-3-2011-mars-train/
Would be great to have a few locos or some reskinned Arraial Hybrid Maglevs (shame some of his items don't fir well with yours ie Pressuerised Tunnels.
If you don't mind a suggestion postyour screen shots at photobucket --- registration is free! Muchbetter to post, in that you just copy and paste the link and thescreen shot appears on the page!
Also, what's the official name of yourroute, so I can make a billboard with the name? – If you like me toadd anything to that billboard please let me know!
And, thanks for the link – I justtook a look, and I will definitely make items that are on that site!
As for the loco, I am not skilled indoing those items – I will explore the idea down the route, ofcourse! As for reskin Paulo's locos, etc is something that I tend tostay away because I like keeping with the same colors, in otherwords, orange and white and gray is the theme of Mars, which give thecontent characters – I made an exception with the Militarycontents, because those items needed to be different from thecivilian rolling stocks!
If you can detail what items of Paulo'sdoes not fit well with my contents please let me know – if you canbe specific so I can make necessary changes in future items, thatwould be great!
Lastly, there's over 500 Marsz itemsthat I have made, and countless of ideas that needs to be done, so,Butler, I think you are going to have lots of fun expanding yourroute in the distance future! LOL,
Thanks again for your tip re Photobucket - I will exlore this avenue. My routes official Name is "Mars - The Red Planet" I would like to eventually release it for the general trainz community along with sessions a. flyover explore, b. passenger session, c. industry session. But I keep adding and expanding and more than likley 98% of your assets are in it already plus Paulos'.
Re: the mismatch off tunnels between yours and Paulos' - I have removed his tunnels and am only using your tunnels problem fixed. I wouldn't worry about changing anything.
My only reason for suggesting new loco's and colours was to make it easier to identify a train with simialiar consists rather than right click "?" (lazy old man!).
Thank you for the offer of a Billboard - anything you come up with is fine by me, thanks again.
let the creative juices flow - well done Ish
It sounds like a lot of fun those sessions – I am going to assume that you know how to set up HMLT pages! However, if you don't know how and if you want to reach out tome whenever that time comes to make these sessions, I can assist in making those pages a reality! LOL
I made two tiberium tunnel buffers sonow there's no issues in connecting Paulo's tunnels with my own,which includes his station – which tell me that my rolling stocksdo not fit inside his station, so, in the coming weeks I will makethe necessary passenger rolling stocks to fit Paulo's tunnels andstation!
About the identifying the train thebest idea or alternative idea that I have in mind is to create arolling stock, with a nameable sign, so even if the rolling stock istexture orange, you can still ID by just typing whatever name –need to experiment to see how that idea goes first!
Billboard made – screen shot below –I will upload Friday, along with a bunch of these stuff, Butler!
Happy that you are having fun with allof this contents!
Take care now!!!
Love the billboard - that is so cool! Might have to get back to you on the HTML's for the route - you will get the 1st version when ready OK! I am busy going over the route to replace DSL maglev track with Marsz track (real pain) but I get to straighten and change things on the way. At least the new signals will be easier to replace when they arrive.
Ish wouldn't it be easier for Paulo to change the size of his tunnels as the Hybrid Maglev Loco needs some work to fix the in cab view and it sticks over on his Tiberium Station tunnel anyway?
Love the idea of ID code on rolling stock - have to be simialiar to auto-numbering type plate.
You more than likely realised that even your signals will have to stick out a bit so that rolliing stock doesn't appear to run through them.
I will put up some more pics over the coming weekend - would love you to see some of the "hidden" bits.
Thanks for putting my route up in lights - cheers
Happy that you like the billboard – Iwill upload this coming Friday! Also, as you may already know, whenthese items become available at the DLS I always update my thread atthe Forum, with a listing of the new contents!
The yellow and blue signals, whichblinks are coming this Friday – I like to place them in front ofthe atmosphere protected shield – the blue blinking light conceptis that this light is to be place near any landing bay – the maglevis alert by the bkue kight to process slow and with caution, etc …just a bit of info on the purpose of these lights, but of course, youcan use them as you wish! LOL --- Manuel and I have chat about thetraffic lights, and they need some work – hopefully I get thembefore week's end! Lastly, to answer your question, yes … seescreen shot below:
Paulo have moved on, and he's doingother projects – I took it upon myself to expand on his idea, etc …I really enjoy it all since it's so different in many ways then justrunning around with trains, lol!! I have so many other ideas that Iwill bring, in the coming weeks, etc … Still, if there's an issuewith Paulo's contents I can always make something up so both itemsblend easily! ..
The rolling stock idea I willexperiment next week and see how that goes – I will update thisblog about it !
On the screen shots, I recommendopening a free account with photobucket, which is what I use ---makes it easier to link pictures to websites – if you need anyadvice on doing please let me know! – just a suggestion! LOL
About your route, if you needbeta-testers, etc … Manuel (manweb) and Craig (seeseeme) are superbbeta testers --- I am not so good at it to be honest, etc .. but ifyou need a second and third pair of eyes you can send it to thoseguys or I can forward the route to them – Anyhow, decision lieswith you ,of course! Lol
Lastly, I will upload a third station– this station will allowed for two maglev vehicles to load andunload passengers at the same time … you would need to place twoinvisible stations next to each other!
FOOTNOTE: And, the invisible passengerstation can be elevated if you so desire to do that!
Well, Butler, you take care and lookingforward to seeing more screenies whenever you post them!!!
Have a look at this locomotive by Dave Snow - Are you able to reskin it with Marsz white and orange & logo, as I would love to put it into my route as a small token to real rail. He allows reskins, but I'm not sure if he would allow it to be turned into a maglev.
I send you an e-mail regarding the locomotive, etc ... I have reached out to Dave about that issue, and he will re-upload the loco due to a wrong kuids -- when that happens just do as I have suggested in the e-mail! LOL
Now, regarding Marsz -- 7 new landing bays will be uploaded Friday, and attached to then will be the static Hawk and the anima Hawk, so when you place these new items there is no need to locate the hawks Paulo have made --- actually if you place 5 landing bay with the anima hawk you will see all 5 hawks taking off at the same time -- really looks awesome!!!
Also, 3 very long bridges, single track for now, which will help for those long distance between cliffs, etc! The signas will be delay a month, since I mentioned them already, but the yellow and blue blinking lights are good to go!
This week over 30 new marsz for your enjoyment, etc --
Looking forward to seeing more screenies of the "Red Planet"! LOL
PS. All buildings, those that needs it, are night mode, however, if you come across a building that is entirely lid then that building was uploaded wrongly, and needs to be updated! Sometimes, Butler, working with so many buildings I forget to modifed the texture for nightmode! Please let me know it you ever come across a building like this! Thanks!!!
This week's uploads are cancel, and wull combine these with next weeks' upload --- This week's theme was Military and (surprise). all for next week -- Next week will be cargo, products and (surprise) .... I recken that by next Friday I will upload over 80 pieces, which includes a new sysytem of transportation for Marsz residents! LOL
BTW -- Surprise in THIS case means "I don't want to spoil what's coming" - LOL