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Post by graymac on Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:48 pm

Here's a cute little thing
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Post by graymac on Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:12 pm



Pretty much finished the external. Needs a .dat file to be made and some controls. I don't have interior details just yet and it might end up with a 3D cab, which I've never done before.



Rather empty just now!!
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Post by graymac on Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:09 pm



Made a start on the controls etc. It is an animated cab, which is entirely experimental cos I never did one before. It only needs simple controls, - "go", "stop", "F-R" "toot-toot" and the speedo, which I've done, plus CAWS aspect display to do. I got a doors light working too.
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Post by Dexter on Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:58 pm

How do you like the 3D cab programming? I was thinking about a 3D cab myself, but I am not sure whether it's worth the effort...
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Post by graymac on Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:05 pm

Making the component objects isn't all that difficult. I'm not very good with .animated formulae though.  I'm mostly adapting examples from existing code to suit the job. I dare say if one is fluent in animated functions then it isn't too bad, but I can put a panel2  cab together much, much quicker, even though this little car is only simple. This departmental vehicle wouldn't suit a  2D cab, or I would probably have given it one.
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Post by graymac on Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:18 pm

Who wants to play?? This is really fun, top speed about 55mph.
http://celtictrainsim.com/ctsdownloads/packages/train/723_IE.zip

Beta to try out.
Errors showing on loading are to do with emergency brake
EbHandleBehaviour is invalid at line 42 in C:\Trainsim2016\Train\723_IE\train.dat
which I think may be "version related"?? Doesn't stop it from working.



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Post by ap1991 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Nice 3D cab!
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Post by graymac on Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:09 pm

Thanks! A panel2 wouldn't have worked, so I had no alternative but to go 3D.
Incidentally, the cab is almost 100% guesswork, as I've no opportunity to get near the real one. The exterior is authentic, from photos made available from the internet and from forum member hurricaneMk2



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Post by graymac on Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:42 pm

The real thing
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Post by Quork on Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:52 pm

I could try and get some photos of the inside of a German Skl, it's not the same vehicle of course but it'd allow for an educated guess about the inside of other similar vehicles. Do you want me to try?
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Post by graymac on Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:52 am

Thanks for the offer. Could be useful if I decide to make any more departmental machines, though I intended this to be a "one-off" mainly for the novelty value. I'm going to leave this one "as is", it has what it needs to work up and down ("up" anyway Smile - until bve is bi-directional) the track. I believe this vehicle is of German origin, wasn't it built by Plasser & Theurer? Well, Austrian at least.
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Post by Quork on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:56 am

Plasser&Theurer are selling stuff all over the world, but not that much in Germany actually. Schöma, Robel, Windhoff, Gleisbaumechanik are the dominant producers here.
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Post by jckhinks on Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:33 pm

hi graham. tokk this for a bit of a spin and the speedo flickers i.e the numbers and markings other than that i thing you have excelled with this beauty.regards jack
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Post by graymac on Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:27 pm

Thanks, Jack. I'm not seeing this on my screen. However, just to be "on the safe side" I've given the speed dial face a bit more "clearance" from the backing object, to be sure there's no z-fighting. See if it's better now.

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Post by Quork on Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:01 pm

I'd rather considering putting a hole in the backing object.
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Post by HijauKuda on Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:12 pm

graymac wrote:...wasn't it built by Plasser & Theurer?...

Sir graymac
I do think by Matisa of the Swiss
http://www.matisa.ch/en/matisa-links.php

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Post by graymac on Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Thanks, @HijauKuda - it does look a bit like those Swiss machines. I couldn't find out much about the little Irish car, performance, engine size etc. but decided I wanted to make one anyway Smile  Just for fun. I was told (by a person who knows these things) that for traffic path allocation purposes they are "timed" at 40mph average. That's fairly consistent with the 80kph top speed quoted for those Matisa machines.
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Post by leezer3 on Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:30 pm

Matisa VM100ST, built 1994:
http://www.intercityrailwaysociety.org/BookSamplePages/UKRS09samplepages2014.pdf

(Quite handy it was in the sample pages Razz )

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Post by graymac on Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:39 pm

That's good, it's got a name now, bless it!! Smile
They've looked after it well, it's quite smart still for a 24 year old machine.
It was fun to build, glad I did it.
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