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Thread: Beyond The Fence (courtesy of Cyril Freezer)

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    Default Beyond The Fence (courtesy of Cyril Freezer)

    I've recently been modelling the steam age in the UK and to help my research I opened up some boxes of books that I packed away back in 2012 when I made a house move.
    The boxes have now been opened and I came across a book by Cyril (C.J.) Freezer called "Modelling the Steam Age Railways".
    A very informative book, my copy was published back in 1990 and contains many pages of info that can be useful for modelling in Trainz.

    The last chapter in this book is entitled "Beyond the Fence" and is about what lies beyond the railway lineside fence.
    He does say that the level of detail is up to the builders own preferences, detailed or basic depending on the setting.
    So, I have started this thread for me and you to show what has been done 'Beyond the Fence' in your Trainz routes/models.

    Today I will show you a Castle for the Laird, which is a feature of one of my future freeware releases.

    All parts are by author masontaylor.












    Please join in, show what you have alongside your railway, whether it's a townscape, industrial scene or just a scenic view.

    The more we share, the better our routes will be.
    Graham,
    EM Modelz

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    Well done Graham, a mighty fine idea this thread.

    Thanks to Mason Taylor we can all own a Scottish castle or two.






    Cheers, evilcrow

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    It's amazing to see how those very early assets hold up to scrutiny even today, and great to see just how far the original box-of-bricks concept can be taken. Well done, both!

    [I'm aware that things from me seem to have gone a tad quiet: It's partly due to pushing myself too hard to accommodate all the extra textures that turned out to be necessary for the factory kit to look right in different lighting settings in TS19, and even more so due to my having to mind a business for a family member who's away just now, which is taking up much more of my time and effort than I'd ideally like: retirement was busy enough already!

    There's plenty more on the way: it will just take rather longer than I hoped, as this particular bout of managing has been considerably extended beyond its original planned duration.

    Looking at the mansion kit, I can see that it's yet another series that could do with a fresh start! 48hr days and 10 day weeks would be really useful just now!]


    Cheers,

    m

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    Mason, please take your time and worry not!
    I am very grateful for all that you have done for "Beyond the Fence" asset creation.

    You now have some fans in Germany...
    https://www.trainz.de/forum/thread/1...s-teilen-baue/

    Just wait til they see your factories!
    Graham,
    EM Modelz

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    Giant cat sighted in Welsh tourist village.



    A screenshot from my next public release 'soon'
    Graham,
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    Welsh giant sighted, looking for his giant cat.

    Graham,
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    Red Sky at Night..



    The Carrach Stone Circle



    Carrachmuir Workers' but 'n' ben Cottages

    Graham,
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    Countess Park on the NBR's Border Counties Railway


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    Reedsmouth Junction on the NBR's Border Counties Railway.


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