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Weekend over, some work done


I was not able to check out my hoist house in Trainz until today – but at least it looks like I can safely reduce the texture down to 1024×512 pixel without it affecting the look to badly.
Hence, I’ve done that, 1,5MB is better then 6, right…? πŸ˜›

I’ve also spent a little time building my self a dynamite shed, based loosely on the drawing set – mine made out of stone, the drawing indicated brick walls.

What is left to do is to check in TRS2004, back those up, post it to Auran’s DLS and the TPR Download Depot and move on to fix up the head frame, the ore bin and a trestle to connect it all. πŸ™‚

For now, this is what I have of pictures:

First out, the newest & final look of the hoist house, I’ve added the same water stain/damage to the windows as already was on the wall. This makes it a little more believable I think, and hopefully make it appear like a about 2 year old structure that been standing out in the weather unprotected. hence the dark patterns on the wall – just like I see outside my own window everyday – it’s depressing, but in Trainz it only adds characters to the scene. πŸ™‚
Hoist house fully textured and looking nicely
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Second up is a closeup look of the newest member of the Iron Blossom No.3 family – what I call (and think is) the Dynamite shed. This shed might not be among my greatest creations texture wise, but it was a rather fast job and I’m so far happy with it, so I leave it at this. πŸ™‚
Dynamite shed up close, set into the side of the hill
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The third, and last picture I’m showing now, is as always, a look at the whole scene as it now stands in Trainz. πŸ™‚ I’ve done it a few times now, and it helps to see how I play around in Trainz and dreaming away and from that I relax on my gmax creating time… πŸ˜›
You get to see how I sat the dynamite shed into the hill, how the hill was dug out to make room for the massive hoist house (OK, this started as a adit/tunnel mine in my head… ;)), how the head frame is situated some meters lower on the hill, and way down there in the small valley, by the railroad track, is the newly/freshly built (by the look of it that is LOL) ore bin!
You also see I’ve added a few small houses for the miners to live in – after all, I to try take care of them, and no log cabins for my miners… πŸ˜›

Dynamite shed up close, set into the side of the hill
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So, there you have it, this was how I spent my weekend Trainz/modeling wise – how was your weekend? πŸ™‚


Categories: Modeling
  1. 07 Aug 2009 at 00:34

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

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