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nicky9499
January 27th, 2015, 11:18 PM
Greetings.

Show us some significant locomotives in railroading history. Class leaders are usually the first unit of a series, and can also be specially built for a specific company or railroad's requirements. This week's theme is brought to you by Jamie (H222); Class Leaders. 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 February 2 at 12:00 noon UTC/GMT/Zulu time (http://everytimezone.com/).

Cheerio,
Nicholas

wpn96
January 27th, 2015, 11:25 PM
This might be kind of a dumb question, but can these "class leaders" be fictional. Or does it have to be prototype-related.

nicky9499
January 28th, 2015, 02:20 AM
Prototypes are great, but if it's a cool work of fiction such as JR's MP2800/SW1200RS that's fine too.

oknotsen
January 28th, 2015, 02:53 AM
Edit: Nevermind; I was blind for a minute.

captainkman
January 28th, 2015, 03:34 AM
Oknotsen:

Class leaders are usually the first unit of a series, and can also be specially built for a specific company or railroad's requirements.

Kieran.

rbar_164
January 28th, 2015, 03:49 AM
J 500 stops at Tallarat to pick up a load of grain

http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/d7854b1f5091cd7d6c3d6845b69dccff.jpg

Cheers
Stevo

Exile499
January 28th, 2015, 04:41 AM
No.1 'Talyllyn' and No.2 'Dolgoch' were built in 1864 & 1866 respectively to work the Talyllyn Railway. They worked the line solo until 1951 when No.3 'Sir Haydn' and No.4 'Edward Thomas' were bought and brought in.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/028/4/a/trainz_2015_01_28_01_35_35_55_by_viennachan-d8fptdz.jpg

Enzo1
January 29th, 2015, 12:50 AM
It's been a while since I entered one of these, so how about this?

http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/c5d1f7909a6e415c4eee8d614d5b4d27.jpg

nikitka1988
January 29th, 2015, 07:44 AM
The famous UP EMD DD40X "Centennial" - Big Boy successor
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/03add949cb08d5bbf73faa00348fc775.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

Nikita:wave:

Zeldaboy14
January 29th, 2015, 08:20 AM
No.1 'Talyllyn' and No.2 'Dolgoch' were built in 1864 & 1866 respectively to work the Talyllyn Railway. They worked the line solo until 1951 when No.3 'Sir Haydn' and No.4 'Edward Thomas' were bought and brought in.


It's Skarloey's and Rheneas basis!

S301
January 29th, 2015, 08:40 AM
http://www.zecrail.com/files/tane/TANE%202015-01-30%2000-13-36-56.jpg
Class leader DD560 leads DD582 past the Cave Hill quarry on a loaded timber train.

Regards
Zec

emeraldnight123
January 29th, 2015, 06:58 PM
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx299/Jdur321/emeraldnight123_20150102_0001_zps31319396.jpg (http://s765.photobucket.com/user/Jdur321/media/emeraldnight123_20150102_0001_zps31319396.jpg.html )
Southern Railway #4501, the Southern's first 2-8-2, leads NKP #763 up to Sugarcreek with a heavy grain train.

Zeldaboy14
January 29th, 2015, 08:12 PM
Since we have the fabulous Talyllyn and Dolgoch in a screenshot, why don't we have there brother's?
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y413/Zeldaboy14/Zeldaboy14_20150130_0000_zpsdzd6xwws.jpg
Class leaders Skarloey and Rheneas get ready for a hard days work on the Skarloey Railway.

DON49PLM
January 29th, 2015, 08:16 PM
The beta of my HS18a.
1.http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/459853603567fc9652c70960dc24c22b.jpg

Enjoy, Don

Bill69
January 29th, 2015, 08:26 PM
How about N&W's J600 in T:ANE ce 1.1

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn39/Bill69_photos/J600_zpsxuz2il2g.jpg (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/Bill69_photos/media/J600_zpsxuz2il2g.jpg.html)

Installed without any errors or warnings but I think the smoke volume is down a bit and the engine spec needs to be modified for T:ANE.

Cheers,
Bill69

lego207
January 29th, 2015, 09:49 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7406/16399623575_4799c38861_o.png

Cheers,
SM

ATSF854
January 29th, 2015, 10:17 PM
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2d16d14e6d9dfeda011b6b995fa1a014.jpg

First GF6C built and tested

captainkman
January 29th, 2015, 11:04 PM
You can't have a screenshot thread about 'Class Leaders' wirhout a picture of Richard Trevithick's original Pen-y-darran engine!

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4024a0648ff55a69ee76020e804fa762.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

Kieran.

mezzoprezzo
January 30th, 2015, 12:21 PM
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The final class of steam locomotives built in the UK for use on British Railways was the classic 9F.

Introduced in January 1954, the class comprised 251 locomotives. Many of the class lasted only a few years in service before withdrawal when steam traction ended on the mainline in Britain. Withdrawals of the class from everyday service began in May 1964, and had been completed by June 1968.

Here’s the first number in the series, 92000.

After more than a century of steam railways the local cattle got quite used to trains running close by!

Cheers
Casper
:)


http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff461/fstrainz/9f_2_zps7hn3ey0p.jpg~original

wpn96
January 30th, 2015, 03:32 PM
One of the first batches of engines (4-4-2's) built for the Bryanton Central Railroad. (#'s 100-129)
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e1da3ee0f1055c983695b83514cd65a8.jpg

montanawestren
January 30th, 2015, 08:22 PM
MRL's SD70ACes the latest and greatest in MRL's fleet, the 4400 series are also new out of EMD
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/00a0a5c3b17c7a14e57400f1bad14569.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

jordon412
January 30th, 2015, 08:37 PM
Montana Rail Link's (MRL) SD70ACe's are an appropriate replacement for MRL's SD45's. Like the SD45's, the big radiators on the SD70ACe's give them a 'brutish' look.

Enzo1
January 30th, 2015, 08:55 PM
Montana Rail Link's (MRL) SD70ACe's are an appropriate replacement for MRL's SD45's. Like the SD45's, the big radiators on the SD70ACe's give them a 'brutish' look.
They also sound like they mean business... Ahhh, I love the sound of 16-710 engines at work, it's a truly marvelous sight

flyboy559
January 30th, 2015, 09:21 PM
PRR T1 6110, the first T1, leads The Manhattan in spring 1943
http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/b19b7208eec3560e76a9b74a018dedd8.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

benjaminw
January 30th, 2015, 10:19 PM
GWR King George V 6000 at speed with a railtour in a heavily industrial area.
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/867096f2b0bc6022b67eb50208cab38a.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

peterwise
January 31st, 2015, 11:02 PM
First of GWR Class 6000, King George V (with a Plymouth-bound Cornish Riviera Express), passes record-breaking GWR City of Truro (with a Paddington-bound Ocean Mails & Passenger Express).

http://www.linear-earthworks.ie/Trainz&Trains/GWR_King_and_Truro_Pass.jpg

gd5150
February 1st, 2015, 05:31 AM
"The Train of the Stars" The Santa Fe Super Chief speeds passengers out of Santa Barbara down the California Coast.
http://i61.tinypic.com/zn79xs.jpg

Saturnr
February 1st, 2015, 12:10 PM
The first diesel ever built by Fairbanks Morse, ex-MILW H10-F44 #760 brings several hoppers of ballast to IRM from the interchange. She is seen here passing a water tower from the steam era and several silos where the track enters a grove of trees.

Enjoy,
Saturnr
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/376f8841fe44f028317c026474b297ad.jpg

Saturnr
February 1st, 2015, 12:34 PM
GWR King Edward V 6000 at speed with a railtour in a heavily industrial area.
pic deleted

I assume you mean GWR 6000 King GEORGE V, not King Edward V, only preserved Edwards are 6023 King Edward II and it's BR blue and 6024 King Edward I in Green. Also King George V can not work rail tours because it is to tall, the other operating Kings have had their chimney's and cab's shortened slightly, where King George V is only original, full height King, so it is on static display at NRM.

Hope this helps,
Saturnr

benjaminw
February 1st, 2015, 01:57 PM
I assume you mean GWR 6000 King GEORGE V, not King Edward V, only preserved Edwards are 6023 King Edward II and it's BR blue and 6024 King Edward I in Green. Also King George V can not work rail tours because it is to tall, the other operating Kings have had their chimney's and cab's shortened slightly, where King George V is only original, full height King, so it is on static display at NRM.

Hope this helps,
Saturnr

Corrected. (ten characters)

generalman
February 1st, 2015, 04:45 PM
NKP #700 makes a promotional trip to raise awareness for the road's Berkshire's.
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/083bbe6ba6bca3a80abfa5b26575be7d.jpg

judahGrice
February 1st, 2015, 10:01 PM
At Caliente, a BNSF Dash-9 leads CSX 4831, the class-unit SD70ACe on a grainer...http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/248f8469c9cc03ae76e4b21d41b96091.png

nicky9499
February 2nd, 2015, 12:34 PM
Submissions are now closed. There are 18 entries for this round so up to 3 votes are allowed. Voting will be from now until February 8, 1200nn UTC. Please post your votes below.

wpn96
February 2nd, 2015, 01:02 PM
Zeldaboy14
generalman
captainkman

generalman
February 2nd, 2015, 06:44 PM
Thank you very much sir! It's outstanding the amount of realistic shots submitted this week. Great job to everyone!

judahGrice
montanawestern
mezzoprezzo

watemple
February 2nd, 2015, 06:57 PM
Generalman (I LOVE the Berks)
flyboy559
judahGrice

ARhian7
February 2nd, 2015, 08:49 PM
generalman
mezzoprezzo
exile499

jordon412
February 2nd, 2015, 10:05 PM
My votes are:
emeraldnight123
Reason: I'm a Southern fan, so if there's a entry with 4501 in it, I vote for it.

captainkman
Reason: A nice twist on the theme. Instead of being the class leader, it's the first of all classes of trains.

gd5150:
Reason: Another fine twist on the theme. The leader of first-class passenger trains.

Honorable mention goes to:
montanawestern
Reason: The appropriate setting for taking a screenshot of a mountain-climbing brute.

iannz
February 3rd, 2015, 05:05 AM
Whew, hard selection and great effort all (I hope to be a contender one day). But keeping with the theme selected, my 3 are:

mezzoprezzo - Postcard stuff!! The depth of the scenery just draws you in. One of the most powerful UK locos sometimes considered to represent the ultimate in British steam development.

flyboy559 - A real leader that resulted in 50 being built based on its success. A real powerhouse of its time (In 1944 #6110, tested in Altoona, developed 6,550 hp (4,880 kW) in the cylinders at 85 mph (137 km/h)).

ATSF854 - Postcard stuff also. Nailed the setting. As evident here, steam and diesel are always everyone's favourites, and its nice to see some electrics. The first of only seven built and now the only one of its class remaining.

There is my 3, not in any order, based on the setting and then rarity and history that makes it a class leader.

Good luck all.

Exile499
February 3rd, 2015, 10:52 PM
1. mezzoprezzo - God your scenery is fantastic, well done mate.
2. peterwise - I've always been a big fan of the Castles & City of Truro so these two historic engines together is well done.
3. S301 - Everything just blends so well together; the colour, the sky, the scenery.

Zeldaboy14
February 5th, 2015, 01:09 AM
My 3 votes are...

1 S301 - Great locomotive, fits the theme perfectly.
2 CaptainKman - Nice use of the first ever locomotive that was ever built.
3 Exile499 - The Talyllyn Railway is a brilliant railway to have 2 class leaders.

judahGrice
February 6th, 2015, 09:42 AM
ATSF854
generalman
S301

drmusic
February 6th, 2015, 09:58 AM
My votes:

judahGRice (great composition!)
Nikikta1988 (love the color processing!)
Flyboy559 (nice composition here too;)

peterwise
February 8th, 2015, 04:49 PM
Votes (favourite first)

mezzoprezzo - Absolute pastoral perfection & perfection of composition - look at that depth in the landscape!
benjaminw - BR ex GWR steam - beautiful. However, I'm unsure of the coaches. They're not early BR nor are they BR restored GWR colours for WR. Is it supposed to be a railtour which would usually use restored GWR or MK1's? Out of interest, what's the route you used?
generalman - Nice composition!

Special mention

captainkman - Certainly takes 'Class Leaders' right back to 'Founding Fathers'. I have a suggestion though, close shots need hi-res ground textures in the foreground, especially if background is a bit weak.

benjaminw
February 8th, 2015, 09:04 PM
Votes (favourite first)

mezzoprezzo - Absolute pastoral perfection & perfection of composition - look at that depth in the landscape!
benjaminw - BR ex GWR steam - beautiful. However, I'm unsure of the coaches. They're not early BR nor are they BR restored GWR colours for WR. Is it supposed to be a railtour which would usually use restored GWR or MK1's? Out of interest, what's the route you used?
generalman - Nice composition!

Special mention

captainkman - Certainly takes 'Class Leaders' right back to 'Founding Fathers'. I have a suggestion though, close shots need hi-res ground textures in the foreground, especially if background is a bit weak.
I guess it is supposed to be a railtour, I just thought the coaches looked good!:hehe:
The route is called Cootes Lane MPD by lord-claud-hamilton,<kuid:254397:106742>. But I edited it because there were some assets that apparently don't exist anymore.

nicky9499
February 9th, 2015, 09:54 AM
Fantastic turnout this week, both entries and votes. Thanks everyone and congratulations to Casper and Levi for their creative submissions!

5 mezzoprezzo
5 generalman
3 s301
3 captainkman
3 judahgrice
3 flyboy559
2 atsf854
2 exile499
1 nikitka1988
1 benjaminw
1 peterwise
1 emeraldnight123
1 gd5150
1 montanawestren
1 zeldaboy14

Cheerio,
Nicholas

captainkman
February 9th, 2015, 03:47 PM
captainkman - Certainly takes 'Class Leaders' right back to 'Founding Fathers'. I have a suggestion though, close shots need hi-res ground textures in the foreground, especially if background is a bit weak.

Hello Peter,

Thank you very much for the constructive comment. :)

I basically took an existing route and slapped plateway track on it. :p

I'll try harder in the future; I got really lazy with this entry. :hehe:

Kieran.

generalman
February 9th, 2015, 05:48 PM
WOW! I never thought I'd win. Thank y'all very much for the votes, they're very appreciated! :wave: