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  1. pcas1986's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by captainkman
    That's absolutely fantastic! I can't wait to see if we hear what the beta tester thinks! It looks great to me.
    Well he should get it later today after I pack it into a CDP. Note it will have the same kuid number as the last one.

    I've removed the left rear vent as the picture I have shows a vent only on the right side. The pipe still looks a bit skinny to me.
  2. Edweird's Avatar
    That looks brilliant! I don't know what else to say. It looks exactly like the pictures.
  3. captainkman's Avatar
    That's absolutely fantastic! I can't wait to see if we hear what the beta tester thinks! It looks great to me.
  4. Edweird's Avatar
    Sorry, I've been busy revising for my exams and haven't checked the blog for a while. It's nice to finally have some closure on the reverser isn't it? So it WAS done when she was renumbered. I got something right for once!

    As for liveries, I was just trying to find the most polite way of checking, that's all.

    @ Kieran, How do the steam effects work? From what I've just read it sounds like the locomotive is loaded into a 3D graph and then you give the effects an origin, direction and other parameters.
  5. Thegoldenarrow1995's Avatar
    This is amazing! keep up the good work my friend!
  6. captainkman's Avatar
    I can't see much point in doing the inside cylinder gear either. It'll just add polys and not much else. And we can simulate the inside cylinders with the smoke effects.

    You'll have to add those names in Blender and edit the position of the 3 that I requested changing and make sure they are in the next update you give me to test.

    Safety valves blowing steam backwards do look rather odd!

    Kieran.
    Updated May 6th, 2012 at 12:15 AM by captainkman
  7. pcas1986's Avatar
    Sure!

    Currently the two outside piston attachments are called a.steam_l and a.steam_r. I suggest these names:

    Left side:
    a.outer_piston_left
    a.inner_piston_left

    Right side:
    a.outer_piston_right
    a.inner_piston_right

    The model has no inner pistons at present but the piston housing would be visible at tracklevel and directly in front. I can probably include the piston housing but I cannot see much value in adding the piston rods or doing the extra animation.
  8. captainkman's Avatar
    Paul,

    Can I ask for some attachment point modifications please?

    I'd like the Y axis of a.safety_left and a.safety_right and a.whistle pointing up, right now they're pointing backwards.

    And an I also have an attachment point or two for the inside cylinders, Y axis pointing down.

    I recommend modelling comes first, then textures, then my smoke effects. In the meantime I'll keep experimenting.

    Kieran. (Trying not to be patronising. I'm quite good at it! )
  9. pcas1986's Avatar
    Yes, the cab tender roof does overhang a bit at the back. And I've just noticed that I did not continue the beading (rounded edge) up at an angle of about 45 degrees to meet the roof.

    You probably have the same pictures as I do since they are all from the web. I do have a few others that Brian (Kennilworth) provided via a Backtrack article on Lickey Bankers from the Spring 1988 edition. On rereading the article I found a comment that the original reverse gear was replaced by a screw reverse in 1938. It was renumbered to 22290 at the time. So that mystery is solved and versions of the model post 22290 will have the screw reverse. Though I don't know what it looks like at the front end. And I guess the cab reverse control will have to reflect that. More work!

    I was aware of the placement of numbers and the crest. At this stage I'm more concerned about getting the model working and I'll worry about the livery versions later.
  10. Edweird's Avatar
    I would like to first point out that I'm only trying to be helpful, not annoying.

    I've been looking through the pictures of Bertha I have, and I noticed something, similar to the reverser rod. When Bertha was numbered 2290, the reverser rod wasn't visible, and her number was on her tender and smokebox door but teh number was not on her cabside, as there was a coat of arms there instead.

    Numbered 22290 and 58100 her number was moved from her tender to her cabside and then LMS on the tender.
  11. Edweird's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pcas1986
    Yes, it does, and currently it works better in TS10EE than TS12. Well, the locosound works in TS10 but not correctly in TS12 which remains a mystery.

    I don't have TS09 installed although I own a copy. Last time I looked I was about 800+ updates behind in TS10!
    Oh, excellent. That's lucky for me at least. I've still got just over 800 updates to apply to TS10 too, but at the moment I'm about 500MB into downloading 4GB of BR related 'assets'.

    I also found myself squinting at your tender again today. The roof does overhang at the back a bit, right?
  12. pcas1986's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Edweird
    I've only just noticed something. The category for this is TS 12. Will Bertha work in TS10:EE?
    Yes, it does, and currently it works better in TS10EE than TS12. Well, the locosound works in TS10 but not correctly in TS12 which remains a mystery.

    I don't have TS09 installed although I own a copy. Last time I looked I was about 800+ updates behind in TS10!
  13. Edweird's Avatar
    I've only just noticed something. The category for this is TS 12. Will Bertha work in TS10:EE?
  14. captainkman's Avatar
    Hmm, I wonder who you've picked as you beta tester?

    This is looking great, and I can't wait for further updates!

    Which reminds me. Work on my Matchbox loco has been VERY slow lately.
  15. pcas1986's Avatar
    You're right and I forgot those. I probably would have remembered when I add the coal stack since the coal used to stack up adjacent to the bars. I also haven't worked out the purpose of the hatch, if it was one, between the windows. If it is intended to be a door or hatch then I guess some steps would be required to get to it from the cab area. Or it could have been a slide up hatch to access coal from the cab. Currently I just stuck a pair of doors on the cab side.
  16. Edweird's Avatar
    The tender looks great. The only thing I notice is that there don't seem to be any bars over the windows in the tender cab.
  17. pcas1986's Avatar
    Probably. None of the photos I have show that level of detail. I got some really good pictures of the internal crossover arrangements for the inner pistons and cylinders. I haven't included any of it because it cannot be seen except if you are directly in front and at track level. In the model the wheels don't even have a axle. Something I probably should add.
  18. Edweird's Avatar
    Perhaps it was underneath the boiler, between the frames, above the axles. Here's an attempt at a simple diagram of what I mean.

    Before:

    |
    |_______________/

    After:

    |_______________
    _______________/

    <-Cab end / Piston end->

    If it was something like that, then if it became damaged or bent it'd be more of a pain to repair.
    Updated May 1st, 2012 at 07:16 AM by Edweird
  19. pcas1986's Avatar
    Yes, its rather curious. There must have been some changes after Midland Railway incorporated into LMS. Apparently BB had two boilers with one kept as a spare to reduce "down time" during overhauls. Perhaps whatever arrangement was in place before was too difficult to maintain. The Ian Beattie drawing I am using does show the position of the rod.

    So I am still wondering how the reversing gear was manipulated before the outside rod was introduced. Here is a picture of how I modelled the actuating arms up front. This part is inanimate but the "lifting arm" (my term) which attaches to this part moves back and forth with the Walschaerts gear.

  20. Edweird's Avatar
    I can't find any pictures of her with a reverser rod on her left side, but I do have some with and some without on the right side.

    When under her original 2290 number, I have picture evidence that the reverser rod was not present on either side.






    But under her later LMS number 22290 the rod appears, only on the right side.





    The same applies to images of her under 58100

    Did she undergo an overhaul when she was renumbered perhaps? Only with her being one of a kind, perhaps they found it easier to conduct some sort of repair/upgrade to the system by moving the rod to its new position.
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