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illinoiscentral
May 6th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Alright,
Hardly any of us have fully complete route right?
Well, I figured we could post pictures of our "WIPs" right here.
I'll start with my partially abondoned CNO&TP Route Project;http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/TrainzIC/trainz2009-05-0522-57-17-01.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/TrainzIC/trainz2009-05-0522-57-42-22.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/TrainzIC/trainz2009-05-0522-57-49-43.jpg

illinoiscentral
May 7th, 2009, 12:00 AM
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/TrainzIC/trainz2009-05-0522-57-03-31.jpg

jadebullet
May 7th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Looks good. I have a suggestion though to make the route seem more realistic; use alot more than one texture. On my routes that I am working on, I have about 5-7 different textures in each area. Don't completely cover anything, just paint a bit over it, overlapping it. It really adds to realism.

illinoiscentral
May 7th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Yeah I kinda abondoned this project when Backyard and I came up with the idea to do this together...also delayed I think. Last I heard he was having trouble with the DEM.
I was still texturing when I stopped...thinking about resuming for the heck of it.

Woody

motorbreath
May 7th, 2009, 01:31 AM
This is one I'm almost finished with. It's a figure 8 looped kind of route that I made for my nephew, but with decent details and a logging industry. I like the way it looked so I'm now building a point to point RR inspired by this one, but with more realistic operation. By the way, does anyone know why some ground textures show up almost black in my screenies? The really dark stuff is supposed to be lighter and blend into the other stuff.

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/Grimjimthe1st/Screen_002-1.jpg

strench707
May 7th, 2009, 05:00 AM
Some new NEC screenies:

Catenary isn't all strung yet:
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090503_0007.jpg

All reds looking South at Lanham interlocking (right before New Carrollton going South) :
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090503_0006.jpg

Going under the Capitol Beltway 495, once again not all catenary has been strung....:
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090503_0005.jpg

More to come later.....

Davis

Iced8383
May 7th, 2009, 09:44 AM
You're off to a nice start IC, but as jadebullet said, don't use one base texture. If I were you, I would make a Lime/ Sandstone textures combined with a rock texture and a few grass patches here and there.

Pencil42
May 7th, 2009, 10:00 AM
By the way, does anyone know why some ground textures show up almost black in my screenies? The really dark stuff is supposed to be lighter and blend into the other stuff.


If there's an alpha channel in your screenshot TGA, try removing that.

motorbreath
May 7th, 2009, 12:29 PM
If there's an alpha channel in your screenshot TGA, try removing that.

Ok. Now... I have seen the term "alpha channel" several times, usually referring to track. May have even been from you, Pencil. I think you were trying to help me modify some track bed at one time. What exactly is an alpha channel? And to remove it from a picture?? Would I have to look over the little check list Irfanview pops up when converting or "saving as" to a JPEG? If not, please elaborate.

applegathc
May 7th, 2009, 06:17 PM
KCS WIP

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r437/CPES44AC/Screen_196.jpg
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r437/CPES44AC/Screen_199.jpg

:cool:

motorbreath
May 8th, 2009, 12:59 AM
David111767's 30in Mallet decorated for my Harmony Grove RR. That cab forward of his will suffer the same fate soon I hope!

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/Grimjimthe1st/Screen_001-2.jpg

Sub Par Productions 30in boxcars I reskinned into my produce/reefer wannabe cars. I'm gonna re-do these, It took some time for my insufficient brainz to figure out how to do the multiple skins.

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/Grimjimthe1st/Screen_002-2.jpg

strench707
May 8th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Here are some more prototypical NEC shots:

1. Here we have the NEC crossing under the ex B&O bypass that runs across Route 50/New York Ave. Back in the day PRR attached 2 south and 2 north signals to this bridge and they are still in colorized use today. The bypass connects in a wye with the ex B&O (now CSX) Camden Line. MARC is the only passenger service on this line. CSX is actually tring to double track alot of this bypass because its a bottleneck in the artery of Chicago to South traffic.
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090503_0009.jpg

On the bypass looking towards the bridge. You can also get an almost perpendicular view of one of the ex-PRR attached signals.
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090503_0010.jpg

On the Ivy City side of the NY Ave overpass which seperates the shops and Union Station.
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090505_0000.jpg


All trains on the NEC mains (2 tracks) must blow there horn on whichever side of NY Ave they are crossing under. This is so because there are constantly workers milling around and it is a major blind spot so it is required. Dont you love a detailed NEC!?
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090505_0001.jpg

From the other side:
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv272/strench707/strench707_20090505_0002.jpg




Thats all for now!

Davis

motorbreath
May 8th, 2009, 01:04 PM
That's looking great, Strench.

motorbreath
May 8th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Here is the end of the line at Harmony Grove. There is a loco service facility as well as a stub yard. Just starting to color and detail this area, and I'm still having the alpha problem with my screenies causing the really dark texture.



http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/Grimjimthe1st/Screen_001-3.jpg

Heading into the previous scene...
Im kind of trying to employ scene blocking area to prevent obvious pop-ups in the distance on the more straight track areas to make for a better cab view.

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/Grimjimthe1st/Screen_002-3.gif

The town of Harmony Grove.
Lots of work and detail to be added. Should have som good switching opportunities, with most industries being active.

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/Grimjimthe1st/Screen_003.jpg


http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu80/Grimjimthe1st/Screen_004.jpg

whistlehead
May 8th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Very good, one suggestion, use brown textures in the yard and place grass all over it.

Chris

Euphod
May 8th, 2009, 05:54 PM
Ok. Now... I have seen the term "alpha channel" several times, usually referring to track.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_compositing

evan123
May 8th, 2009, 07:15 PM
West Cedar switching yard & station.

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4734/evan123200905070000.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=evan123200905070000.jpg)

strench707
May 8th, 2009, 08:02 PM
That's looking great, Strench.

Thanks man I always appreciate the kind words. :):)

Davis

Ekowc
May 9th, 2009, 04:10 AM
Elevated track near Ōmori-Kaigan station.
http://i42.tinypic.com/244xzj7.jpg

Keikyū Line Limited Express train at Heiwajima station.
http://i41.tinypic.com/vexhtg.jpg

Wessex_Electric_Nutter
May 9th, 2009, 04:49 AM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/wessexelectricnut/Trainz/Wessex_Electric_Nutter_20090508_000.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/wessexelectricnut/Trainz/Wessex_Electric_Nutter_20090508_-1.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/wessexelectricnut/Trainz/Wessex_Electric_Nutter_20090508_-2.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/wessexelectricnut/Trainz/Wessex_Electric_Nutter_20090508_-3.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/wessexelectricnut/Trainz/Wessex_Electric_Nutter_20090508_-4.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/wessexelectricnut/Trainz/Wessex_Electric_Nutter_20090508_-5.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/wessexelectricnut/Trainz/Wessex_Electric_Nutter_20090508_-6.jpg

motorbreath
May 9th, 2009, 06:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_compositing

Thanks, Ed. That just broke my brain.