View Full Version : Screenshot of The Week: March 11 to March 18 2014 (Hump Yard)

March 11th, 2014, 08:55 AM

This week's contest is brought to you by nikitka1988 and it's very interesting; hump yards! Please send your theme suggestions for subsequent competitions via email or Skype by clicking on the little icons below my username.

One screenshot allowed per entrant. Screenshots must adhere to the theme and the Trainz Forum Code of Conduct (http://online.ts2009.com/mediaWiki/index.php5/Code_Of_Conduct).

Submission closes on March 18 at 12:00 noon UTC/GMT/Zulu time (http://everytimezone.com/).


March 11th, 2014, 10:25 AM
Its and older shot but I may change my submission if i get the ambition to work on this project a little more, not that I know where I want to go with it.



March 11th, 2014, 01:29 PM
That screenshot wins hands down ! You got my vote !

I may have to try taking a screenshot myself, of my hump yard, but I just cant seem to get a realistic view ... but yours is gonna be real hard to beat ... Unless Ekankal, Mezzoprezzo, or some of the other greats, enter a screenshot

March 11th, 2014, 01:39 PM
I really like this screenshot I think this a winner

March 11th, 2014, 10:00 PM

March 13th, 2014, 05:45 AM

March 13th, 2014, 09:15 PM
First of all, I only have Trainz MAC, the original MAC version, because that is the ONLY version that has ever been made for MAC. All it is, is Trainz 10 reprogrammed for MAC. In other words, my version is far more primitive that those of you who have Trainz 12. So I don't have a prayer of winning the screenshot contest because of all of you out there with the vastly superior Trainz 12. You all have an unfair advantage over me. Secondly, the theme for this week is also unfair to me because Trainz MAC does not have any hump yard components in it at all. So I can't even build a hump yard at all, at least not one that looks realistic anyway. So there is no point at all in my entering this week's contest. I've been left high and dry. Thanks a lot. And no, I am not whining, I am pointing things out that needed to be pointed out, that's all.

March 13th, 2014, 10:07 PM
Oh boo hoo. I had Trainz Mac for a really long time while my PC was being repaired, and it is equal to TS12. The content is the only thing that is different. For example, TS MAC has the doppler effect that came with TS12. It is not "primitive." You are not at a disadvantage, stop whining and crying about nothing. The humpyard components that have been made for Trainz work in TS MAC as well, so that puts you on an equal playing field in that regard. You are not "pointing anything out," you are whining and complaining about nothing.

Also, register your Trainz version, it might help a bit.

March 14th, 2014, 12:25 PM
A class 13 double gronk idles at one of the UK's many hump yards.
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/914d4745c95bf582517449cd4a2d130a.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

March 15th, 2014, 08:00 AM

March 16th, 2014, 09:37 PM

March 16th, 2014, 11:16 PM
you do realise the theme is hump yards (Gravity sorting) not flat yards, don't you?

March 17th, 2014, 12:53 AM
Like this? :p


March 17th, 2014, 03:49 AM
You know, I'd much rather look a screenshot of modern US on topic than off topic UK steam atm.

March 17th, 2014, 04:44 PM

I rather think that your comment was unfair and could loose me votes too! ;)

A classification yard (American and Canadian English) or marshalling yard (including hump yards) (British, Indian English and Canadian English) ...
[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classification_yard ]

So who is to say that the marshalling yards outside Skipton were not gravity-assisted hump yards. I don't know! Do you?

It's up to Nick to decide these sort of things and I will happily abide by his decision (but then I would then expect to be able to legitimately re-use my screenshot another time).

At the other end of the Settle and Carlisle line was (a couple of decades later than shown in my screenshot) Carlisle Kingmoor marshalling yard:

Opening in 1963, Carlisle Kingmoor once had the accolade of being Europe's largest marshalling yard ...
[ http://shunterspot.myfreeforum.org/archive/carlisle-kingmoor-yard__o_t__t_2519.html ]

By the way, I like Sci-Fi too, Dr Phlox! But lets keep to posting screenshots, eh?


March 17th, 2014, 11:18 PM
jacksonbarno, Trainz MAC is equal to Trainz 12? I emailed N3V games about it and they confirmed to me that it is, in fact, Trainz 10, NOT Trainz 12. You don't know what you are talking about. Also, NONE of the deciduous trees (maple, oak, elm, etc.) work properly in Trainz MAC. They don't have any leaves on them. No foliage at all, just bare branches. I have searched and searched and searched in Trainz MAC for hump yard components and have not found a single one. Also, I have noticed that there are many, many locomotives and rolling stock, not to mention buildings, etc., in other people's submissions to these contests that are not in Trainz MAC, and I CANNOT download them because NONE of the downloadable content is MAC format. It is ALL for PC only. I have noticed that the overall quality of the scenes in other submissions is far superior than anything I have been able to create. There are so many things in those scenes that Trainz MAC just does not have, and, as I said above, CANNOT be downloaded. So know all the facts before posting your assinine and inappropriate comments. You are behaving very much like a typical American.

March 18th, 2014, 12:53 AM
I know from experience. It is Trainz 2010 in terms of content, yes, but it has some features of TS12. Also, the tree issue can be easily fixed by changing the date in the edit environment tab under options. I do, in fact know what i am talking about because I use Trainz Mac extensively and about half of my screenshots are taken in Trainz MAC. The screenshot that I entered in the last competition was taken in Trainz MAC. Before shooting your mouth off, try these things:
-Using Google
-Searching the DLS
-Asking on the forums

If none of the above help you, then you are on your own. Also, have you ever stopped to think that maybe you can't create good scenes because of your skill level in making routes?
All of the content made for Trainz versions on PC is able to work on a mac, the files are no different.
Look on the forums for a hump yard kit, there is one around here somewhere.
Most of the locomotives and cars and some buildings and other stuff was downloaded from 3rd party sites.

Also, I'm glad to see that you think I act like a "typical American." I am proud of my country and I am proud to be an American. It isn't an insult, it's a complement, thank you very much!

So no, I wasn't being an "asshole," I was just "pointing something out that needed to be pointed out, that's all."

Also, registering your Trainz version would probibally help.

March 18th, 2014, 06:51 AM
Okay, none of my replies are being posted to the forum. Why?

Register your game.

March 18th, 2014, 11:33 AM
Submissions are now closed. Voting will be from now until March 25, 1200nn UTC (http://everytimezone.com/). Please post your votes below.


March 18th, 2014, 03:20 PM

March 18th, 2014, 05:17 PM
7 submissions, some not even showing a hump (this weeks theme). 3 votes feels a bit like overkill, so going for 2:


March 18th, 2014, 05:53 PM
Same thoughts as oknotsen,

March 18th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Same thoughts as oknotsen,

I vote the same(and agree)

March 25th, 2014, 11:20 AM
Voting is now closed.

4 nicky9499
3 stealthsteam
1 mezzoprezzo
1 johnnyc1