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Post by cris_smith14 on Wed 17 Dec - 14:00

Hi guys just a post i thought i would write. 

I have been thinking who would like too see a class 50 loco in the collection?.

I would like too attempt too build one with some help of you guys i have sourced lots of photos. 

It would go great in our collections of diesels especially with steve grs vast collection with diffrent liverys?.

Whats your thoughts?.
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Post by jckhinks on Wed 17 Dec - 14:44

yes i would like to see one as an object if thats what you mean. jckhinks
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Post by cris_smith14 on Wed 17 Dec - 15:04

Not really i mean a drivable one if it would be possible.

I was thinking taking it from the orignal Microsoft train simulator and converting the files so that we could drive it.

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Post by graymac on Wed 17 Dec - 19:43

I rather like the old 50s, used to see them fairly frequently at Cheltenham Spa.
The hard bit is getting the right sort of pics (sides, front, underframe etc, taken "square on" or near as possible)for exterior & cab plus the proper sounds, always harder when the loco is no longer in service.
Surprised Steve Thomas doesn't have one??? Or maybe it's "in the pipeline" :-)
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Post by bvetmd on Wed 17 Dec - 20:27

Not really i mean a drivable one if it would be possible.

I was thinking taking it from the orignal Microsoft train simulator and converting the files so that we could drive it.


Eh ??? I released my class 50 a few years back.....

Still available here, scroll down the page a bit http://bvetmd.org.uk/locodl.htm
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Post by graymac on Wed 17 Dec - 21:50

Right so, found it and may I say what a lovely cab! I might have a go at some externals one fine day, unless you beat me to it Very Happy   Would look nice on its way to Hereford from Newport.
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Post by Quork on Wed 17 Dec - 22:24

cris_smith14 wrote:I was thinking taking it from the orignal Microsoft train simulator and converting the files so that we could drive it.
You know what "intellectual property" means, right...?
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Post by Stevegr on Thu 18 Dec - 7:49

As of this moment I don't have any plans to make one, why?

Well it's the same problem I have with the Class 37 and the 97/3, I may have loads of photo's of both Classes but none have a good side on centred shot of either the cast or fabricated bogies they have!

I've also felt a bit bad about using the work of Martin's in my own externals and sometimes altering them!

Although he does not always notice what the alterations are when I give him the WIP to comment on!  

But at the moment it's the Mk2 coaches I am back working on and possibly the best train ever to ride the rails in the UK from a passenger point of view next year.

These also more than likely resulted in the Inter City sector actually making £10 million profit in the last year of BR!

Although that would mean nicking an ex TSC product and tweaking it a bit, from Martins site. Bugger......
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Post by bvetmd on Thu 18 Dec - 18:25

Steve, you should know by now theres no problem using anything from my site whatsoever !....

and regarding bogies, didnt realise you had a problem in that department, theres an email on its way.....
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Post by mobile1 on Fri 19 Dec - 10:52

Re; Class 50,
Hi Chris, i have done the external of the class 50, using the pics supplied by Jamie Course, if you want to improve on the external, i will be happy to send you the pics Jamie sent to me. If  you look in the development section at the Midland Main Line post , its there at St Pancras
If you want i will send the complete code for it if you want to improve it...regards mobile1
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Post by cris_smith14 on Wed 24 Dec - 11:09

Thank you mobile one That would be great.

It was an idea i was thinking of doing as i love the 57s and 47s.

What sort of things could we get it too haul mabey a railtour?.

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Post by mobile1 on Wed 24 Dec - 16:31

re the class 50 pics, sorry Chris, i think the pics were on my old laptop, lost the lot when it crashed..regards
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Post by cris_smith14 on Fri 26 Dec - 17:31

ahhhh never mind i have been gathering quite alot of them  What a Face

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