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nicky9499
September 8th, 2014, 04:47 AM
Greetings.

We're going old school. This week's theme is brought to you by Kieran (captainkman); Vintage. 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.

Submission closes on September 14 at 12:00 noon UTC/GMT/Zulu time (http://www.everytimezone.com/).

Cheerio,
Nicholas

captainkman
September 8th, 2014, 04:54 AM
If I may clarify 'Vintage' before someone makes a fuss over it, my intention was for the shots to represent the 19th century, i.e. 1890's or previous.

If only Trainz would start so I could participate; what great timing that was. :p

Kieran.

flyboy559
September 8th, 2014, 11:08 AM
http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/37a8b0de9ca6981ddfe831303d10302b.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

Epoche3bis4
September 8th, 2014, 03:43 PM
another one from my Trainz Screen Shot Archive, made in TRS2006 :)

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/90/1286290/6137336566373533.jpg

Nice Greetings

Epo:)

Saturnr
September 9th, 2014, 09:13 PM
Here is mine from my new NSRM route
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9591c6c1218bd150d5cea3127a9ef16f.jpg
Inyo comes in from an Independence Day Outing at NSRM's northern end of track, pulling comboose 9 (disguised as 10) and coach 4. At the edge of the shot at left, the dual gauge track is visible.
Saturnr

Saturnr
September 9th, 2014, 09:23 PM
Why is the Genoa hauling freight in you amazing picture epoche3bis4? The Genoa was mainly and express and passenger loco and backup to the Reno, is this the late era of steam (still with bonnet stack though so -1900)?
Saturnr

trainboi1
September 9th, 2014, 09:31 PM
First shot is of Humbolt, second of Genoa, and third of Inyo, let's get one of some more V&T here...
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/252/8/e/trainboi1_20140909_0002_by_trainboi-d7ymdy6.jpg
Virginia and Truckee Nos. 19 and 20 haul 320 tons of empty four-wheeled ore-hauling stock ca. 1880. Their respective crews are still very proud of their style 1 engines, and despite the effect of 5 years of cheap painting jobs, have managed to keep almost all of the original Baldwin lining on the sisters thus far.
@Saturnr - You're probably correct; she wouldn't have pulled a freight looking like that in any case - the lining would probably have been wrong for any time after 1885. Though I'm not gonna fault Epo for that since he did so well on every other aspect, and knowing the V&T just about anything's possible.

rickf77
September 10th, 2014, 01:13 AM
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Saturnr
September 10th, 2014, 05:40 AM
Good point Trainboi1, it is a great shot Epoche3bis4. Just like in mine the Inyo has stripping (1870s) the Inyo is circa early 1890s today with a maroon-er cab and tender, compressor and no striping. All great shots of a great railroad that I dearly love.

Saturnr

trainboi1
September 10th, 2014, 08:32 AM
@Rickf:
Yes, there were telegraph lines that looked like that back then, but no, there should be no telegraph lines in the shot, but I couldn't be bothered to make my own route so I actually used a 1930s/40s(or somewhere around there) route. It's only thanks to clever placement that you can't see a massive industrial estate or a huge steel drawbridge.
As for your route, you could get away with using a smaller telegraph line, they did often but not always follow the railroad for three good reasons:
1.) It was easier to maintain along a line that HAD to be well-kept.
2.) The depots all had telegraph booths - it was important so that if a train got into trouble, the depot staff could alert each other all down the line.
3.) Some engine crews were given telegraph tappers, so that in the event of an accident on an isolated part of the line, they could attach a temporary device and tell the stations in either direction what had happened and where they were. It was a very effective safety feature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Fortunately or not there was not enough need on the V&T for this to be put into use along that line(and the road was laid through an easier place to build) but many a line did have it.
And yeah, have fun trying to explain that mistake away...hence why I always wait in or near the kitchen when cooking. Heckuva lot easier to tell when something's ready.

@Saturn
I'm not actually sure that Ben's model is accurate to any era; in the 1870s she would have had (to the best of my knowledge) Wine paint with full Style 1 lining, a varnished walnut cab, polished iron rods and pilot braces, even a brass nameplate with red backing on the cab! But by 1877 or 1878 or somewhere abouts(I wanna say) she'd got her nameplate replaced with paint, had lost some of the lining, got a toolbox on the back of the tender(she wasn't delivered with one) and her iconic huge smoke riser(she wasn't delivered with that either), as well as airbrakes and some other stuff. By 1885 most of the engines had lost their tender lining(Inyo included) so although I'm not sure, she would've been painted brown sometime between 1885 and 1890. Along with that would've come an ash cab(walnut cabs were never painted) and a couple other things. She lost all her lining when she was painted brown, so that particular model of Inyo is not accurate anywhere.
Good job with the dual gauge as well, that's exactly what I had in mind. :)

And before any of y'all ask I just heard all this from the V&T Historical Society conference last year, as well as from my good friend Andrew, who knows more about this stuff than anyone I've ever heard. So yeah, it's impossible for almost any V&T train to be accurate.:hehe: Until Curtis finishes his mogul updates, that is, and knowing how busy he is, it won't be for a while yet.

rickf77
September 10th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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captainkman
September 11th, 2014, 04:57 AM
Ignore my earlier post, I got Trainz running again!

Now to spice things up with something that isn't a screenshot of an 'Old West' locomotive.

This is a screenshot of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway's locomotive 'Lion'. The real thing is the oldest steam locomotive in the world that is capable of being run. And the shot is sepia toned to highlight the locomotive's age. And make it look like an old-timey photograph.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/30615be718df1d7b2ac718ee5c365bf1.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

Kieran.

generalman
September 11th, 2014, 09:32 PM
Wow! Y'all have really outdone yourselves! :) Here's my pic for this week:
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d23a765518ecb40d8578dc78100a342a.jpg

trainboi1
September 12th, 2014, 12:31 AM
Nice, Kieran! I would consider doing something like that but I'm literally a Western guy, and I just had these moguls begging for it...I did not sepia the screenshot because A) I couldn't be bothered and B) This is how the folks would've seen it, why dilute it with the poor photographic technology of 1880? XD

@Generalman: You haven't exactly done poorly yourself, mate. Gotta love those early '60s trains...

jjanmarine3
September 12th, 2014, 06:02 AM
captainkman - Although it is a very nice screenshot I would like to see this one in full color ( colour ?) ..please ..:)

rickf77
September 12th, 2014, 06:21 AM
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captainkman
September 12th, 2014, 06:44 AM
Hey Kieran, old buddy, I think your underwear is showing! Look under the bridge, looks like "grid marks". You could give it a little "click" and replace the shot. It would be a shame if you lost votes for that. My eyes aren't the best anymore, so I might be seeing things!

Cheers, good luck .... Rick
Hi Rick,

I'm afraid you might be right! The route is one I downloaded from the DLS and it's very lovely and I'd rather not modify it, and I'd hate to change my shot this far after I entered this one....but thanks for bringing the mistake to everyone's attention! :D

There's not too much competition this week so I don't think a few default baseboard lines will affect too much...:hehe:

Hi Jjanmarine,

Here's the original, full colour shot as requested. I'm not entering this one of course but it's here for you to see:
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/95f44e69f44a40a4545173a6f26029ce.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

Kieran.

rickf77
September 12th, 2014, 07:49 AM
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captainkman
September 12th, 2014, 07:56 AM
Alright my friend, next week you can give my shot a real going over!
Will do! :D

Kieran.

Saturnr
September 12th, 2014, 03:06 PM
Why does the Lion have no driver or fireman?

captainkman
September 12th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Why does the Lion have no driver or fireman?

She does, they're just hidden behind the firebox.

jjanmarine3
September 12th, 2014, 04:17 PM
Hi Rick,

I'm afraid you might be right! The route is one I downloaded from the DLS and it's very lovely and I'd rather not modify it, and I'd hate to change my shot this far after I entered this one....but thanks for bringing the mistake to everyone's attention! :D

There's not too much competition this week so I don't think a few default baseboard lines will affect too much...:hehe:

Hi Jjanmarine,

Here's the original, full colour shot as requested. I'm not entering this one of course but it's here for you to see:


Kieran.

Thanks ! Both cool shots , as are the rest of them. The guys are really stepping out.

817TAYLOR
September 12th, 2014, 04:39 PM
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag11/SN_Photographer/817TAYLOR_20140323_0004_zpsedcd7d11.jpg?t=14104715 25

mezzoprezzo
September 13th, 2014, 05:46 AM
'
SNCF vintage steam, hauling freight lakeside through the Alps.

Now active again for the northern European winter.:p


Cheers
Casper
:)


http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff461/fstrainz/vintage2_zps3c6356f2.jpg~original

rickf77
September 13th, 2014, 08:05 AM
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edh6
September 13th, 2014, 10:37 AM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gV7xA1Li0S4/VBRkYOd0mgI/AAAAAAAAEpU/1breFBHqV1A/w969-h545-no/edh6_20140913_0001.jpg

mezzoprezzo
September 13th, 2014, 12:36 PM
~snip~
Hey Casper, those dandelion like flowers look pretty good. Would they be small enough to use track side? I'm finding lots of great wild flowers and weeds, but they are all a little too big.

Cheers .... Rick

Hello Rick.

Thanks!

The dandelion “lookalikes” are one of the JVC series by jankvis.

JVC-Wildflowers36 Autumn Hawkbit <kuid:328583:2336>

It’s on the DLS with loads of other examples of his excellent work. Make sure TRS2004 box is checked if you want to download it.

I know what you mean regarding some of the sizing of the plants. The hawkbit asset is around one metre tall, but looks pretty good scale wise. It has a cluster of lower leaves, so you could bury some of it without losing the flower heads if the height is a problem. I don’t have a problem with that one though, although some of the others are a bit oversized.

What you can do, as I’ve done in the screenshot, is to mingle them amongst grasses to give a more natural look. I used two or three various Trunda greenery grass clumps and dropped a couple of the hawkbit wild flowers in amongst them, with no height adjustments to any of the foliage.

Cheers
Casper

jjanmarine3
September 13th, 2014, 02:15 PM
'
SNCF vintage steam, hauling freight lakeside through the Alps.

Now active again for the northern European winter.:p


Cheers
Casper
:)




Contender for screenshot of the year I think..with or without a beer bottle or hobo...

rickf77
September 13th, 2014, 03:49 PM
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BobCass
September 13th, 2014, 03:50 PM
casper: Your up to your old tricks again..Using Winner Pics..Nice Going..

peterwise
September 13th, 2014, 06:44 PM
http://www.linear-earthworks.ie/Trainz&Trains/19th_century_Newport_BG.jpg

trainboi1
September 13th, 2014, 07:19 PM
*1860s narrow gauge removed*
Well there's something you just don't see every day. Great work Ed, this piece of the Englands projects looks spectacular.

ARhian7
September 13th, 2014, 07:29 PM
The pioneer era

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/TwitchyWitchy1/Trainz/trainzpioneertclass01_zpsac0e619f.jpg~original (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/TwitchyWitchy1/media/Trainz/trainzpioneertclass01_zpsac0e619f.jpg.html)

rickf77
September 14th, 2014, 12:35 PM
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John514
September 14th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Edited: Wrong image. I`ve don goofed!:o
Good shots everyone!

NYCBlues
September 15th, 2014, 12:39 PM
I guess we're voting now, so here are my votes:

MEZZOPREZZO

817TAYLOR

captainkman
Good luck everyone!

NYCBlues

rickf77
September 15th, 2014, 01:05 PM
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NYCBlues
September 15th, 2014, 02:02 PM
Hey Rick,

Don't know who Shaz is, but I do know the other two.

NYCBlues

chris2001trainz2010
September 15th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Arhian7. (10)

generalman
September 15th, 2014, 09:16 PM
Nicky you're starting to slack up a lot here lately. Don't be slacking up too much on us! :hehe:
Let's see, lots of great shots this week! My votes are:
trainboi1
ARhian7
flyboy559

nicky9499
September 16th, 2014, 12:15 AM
Give a guy a break, I just got back from a week of climbing volcanoes last night. As usual, all prior votes counted, others please post below.

Cheerio,
Nicholas

nicky9499
September 16th, 2014, 12:16 AM
arhian7
mezzoprezzo
trainboi01

rickf77
September 16th, 2014, 12:57 AM
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Saturnr
September 16th, 2014, 03:01 PM
My votes are for
mezzoprezzo
trainboi1
817taylor, I usually go for steam, but I love long hood diesels and the effect was great.

generalman
September 16th, 2014, 07:55 PM
Give a guy a break, I just got back from a week of climbing volcanoes last night. As usual, all prior votes counted, others please post below.

Cheerio,
Nicholas
Well I've gotta aggravate ya a little bit! :hehe: No hard feelings.

peterwise
September 20th, 2014, 07:00 PM
mezzoprezzo [Definitely first!]
edh6
ARhian7

Peter.

jordon412
September 20th, 2014, 07:47 PM
. . . . I just got back from a week of climbing volcanoes last night. . .

How hot was it?

nicky9499
September 20th, 2014, 10:34 PM
Surprisingly not at all in the middle of the night. I was 10 feet away from this phenomenon called the "blue fire" - burning sulfur. :cool:

Here a pic I took from a bit higher up. http://imageshack.com/a/img540/7826/9H8Qud.jpg

oknotsen
September 21st, 2014, 04:48 AM
peterwise
ARHian7
mezzoprezzo

nicky9499
September 21st, 2014, 11:16 PM
Voting is now closed. Another tie; I guess there's always space in the newsletter for a few more of these beautiful shots. Thank you all for participating.

6 arhian7
6 mezzoprezzo
3 trainboi1
2 817taylor
1 edh6
1 peterwise
1 flyboy559
1 epoche3bis4
1 captainkman

Cheerio,
Nicholas

rickf77
September 23rd, 2014, 09:03 AM
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mezzoprezzo
September 23rd, 2014, 10:29 AM
Thanks Rick.

I did get a bit worried when I saw Kieran’s post #2 in this thread saying that vintage was intended to be 19th century, by which time I’d posted my entry.

I’d banked on 100 years old, or more, as being vintage. The old French steam loco in my shot started production in 1913, so I left it in – even though the subject matter was 13 years too young.

Thank you to all who voted for my entry (and for not being disqualified).

Cheers
Casper
;)

rickf77
September 23rd, 2014, 11:22 AM
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ARhian7
September 23rd, 2014, 04:00 PM
Congrats Shaz and Casper!

Cheers .... Rick

Thank you Rick and thank you to those who voted for my screenshot, it is very humbling. And to be a tie with mezzoprezzo, that is really cool. Isn't "cool" such a 70's word. Congrats mezzoprezzo!