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Steam Locomotives

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by Ben_Broomfield, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Ben_Broomfield

    Ben_Broomfield Member

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    TSW needs a steam locomotive, personally, some form of British one. You may ask why?

    Imagine the possibilities within multiplayer (which is coming 'soon') for a steam loco - separate driver & fireman undertaking their duties on the footplate. Getting outside the loco and doing oiling/lubrication, soot cleaning, coupling and water filling would be great to see also. Combined with possible signalmen & other crew for a heritage railway would make a really great & interactive simulation.

    Not only for multiplayer but for graphical & physical improvements using the Unreal Engine.

    Overall i think they would add a lot of user interaction & playability especially on multiplayer.

    Lets just hope these beautiful locomotives get added soon!
     
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  2. GP40Man5528

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    I have made several proposals regarding steam locomotives for these exact reasons. They would be so much fun to operate with a friend as well as be visually appealing to the eye with UE4.
    We can only hope it'll happen someday...

    Cheers,
     
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  3. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    American!
     
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  4. jedi247

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    An American or British route would be great.
    Suggestions (America):
    UP (maybe Sherman Hill/Wasatch Grade in the 1940s and 50s) (Engines: Big Boy, Challenger, FEF, 4-12-2, etc.)
    Santa Fe Route (Cajon or something) (Engines: 3751-Class 4-8-4, 2900-Class 4-8-4, Hudson, 2-10-10-2 Mallet, etc.)
    Norfolk and Western Route (Engines: Y3- or Y6-Class, A-Class, J-Class, etc.)
    Pennsylvania Route (Horseshoe Curve or another route) (Possible engines: H10 Consolidation, M1A/B Mountain, Duplex, 2-8-8-2 Mallet, 2-10-0 Decapod, 2-10-4 Texas, CC2s 0-8-8-0 Mallet, B6 0-6-0 Switcher, etc.)
    New York Central Route: (Engines: J1 or J3 Hudson, Dreyfuss Hudson, Empire State Express Hudson, Commodore Vanderbilt Hudson, Niagara, etc.)
    Baltimore and Ohio Route (Engines: EM1, Hudson, etc.)

    Suggestions (British):
    East Coast Mainline
    Great Western Railway
    LNER
    LMS
    Possible Engines: LMS Black Fives, Flying Scotsman (LNER A3 Pacific), LNER A4 Pacific (Mallard or others), GWR Castle, LNER A1 Tornado, GWR Pannier Tank, etc.
     
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  5. LoganTMT

    LoganTMT Active Member

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    Currently under development for UE4 by me, What am I building? I'm doing a two pack set right now of the D&RGW M68 and the MP N27 4-8-4s
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    This is what the engines will look like when completed.
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  6. Challenger3985

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    Pray tell how did you even manage to get these blueprints in order to build these locos you mentioned.
     
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  8. LoganTMT

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    I scanned the builder's drawings from the Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Engineering of 1938 and I found the trailing truck frame drawing on Google. And, I'm also waiting for the SP GS-3 4-8-4 drawings now that USPS found my package and are sending it to me now.
     
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  9. LoganTMT

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    Okay guys, Here's a much better version of the Trailing truck frame.
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  10. LoganTMT

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    Here's a better view of the Driver.
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  11. LoganTMT

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    Here's the finalized version of the D&RGW Trailing truck frame. Now moving on to the wheels and journal boxes.
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  12. LoganTMT

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    I've finally got started on the Baldwin Disc Driver. I'll be continuing it tomorrow.
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  13. LoganTMT

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    Did some more work on the Driver. Got it prepped for the rod bushings to be built up.
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  14. LoganTMT

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    And more done on it, Now it needs the three different counterweights and the steel tire.
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  15. LoganTMT

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    Now I've got the medium counterweight on it.
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  16. LoganTMT

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    Completed the first Baldwin Disc Driver.
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  17. LoganTMT

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    Finally found a tutorial to help lower the graininess to much more like the real castings are like. Still need to adjust the UV smoothing groups.
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  18. Alicatt

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    Very nice, and I'm another one that is awaiting a steam locomotive, I tend to fall asleep driving the diseasels
     
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  19. Ben_Broomfield

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    Looks fab! Personally American steam doesn't blow my whistle but i find it great to see some form of steam loco in development - maybe better progress that DTG so far ;)

     
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  20. LoganTMT

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    Here's some more work on my GS-3 80 inch Heavy Boxpok Driver.
     
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  21. LoganTMT

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    Almost finished with the Heavy Driver, just need to add the steel tire and the bolt heads on the counterweight.
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  22. LoganTMT

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    Got the Lightweight Boxpok Drivers Completed, now I have to do the Intermediate and then the Wheels are done and ready to get the steel tires put on.
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  23. LoganTMT

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    Completed the wheel Centers and placed them in 3ds Max.
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  24. Aljaž Skarlovnik

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    Excelent work, Logan.

    Personally, I'd love to see a Black 5, 9F or 8F be made for TSW first, just so that they could go with the Somerset West route already present in the game.
     
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  25. LoganTMT

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    Final version of the main driver.
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  26. Gabe_1.0

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    Well from what i've been told steam locomotives aren't sure how to make them work properly. Just like the AI issue and the cold and dark modes.
     
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  27. LoganTMT

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    Here's the early build of the Smokebox front with reflector chrome and a very hardly noticeable headlight glass.
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  28. LoganTMT

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    Finally figured out how to get my Boiler and firebox built to look like it's got lagging.
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  29. Michael Newbury

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    Very nice so far, keep up the great work.
     
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  30. SD40Australia-Daniel

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    This is awesome! Imagine having a 1940's era mainline American route for TSW in steam and all its glory! I hope DTG are very interested in your work. If they can get the physics at least 95% right I will be interested in buying this.

    Thanks for sharing.

    SD40Australia-Daniel
     
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  31. LoganTMT

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    Okay guys, What should I do? Should I build the inside of the smokebox with all the parts and pieces to it or should I leave it as a solid mesh?
     
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  32. Aljaž Skarlovnik

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    Unless you plan to make the Smokebox door openable, I'd suggest leaving it as one mesh for optimisation.
     
  33. LoganTMT

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    Okay, I think I'll do two versions, one for optimization and one for those who wan't to see the inside of a smokebox(Maybe build a scene with it in the shops).
     
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  34. LoganTMT

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    First test with boiler in UE4.
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  35. LoganTMT

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    Did some weathering for a little project I'm working on.
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  36. Aljaž Skarlovnik

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    May I ask Sir, are you planning to make any Mountain type locomotives?
     
  37. LoganTMT

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    ...maybe...maybe not...
     
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  38. Aljaž Skarlovnik

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    Regardless of what you are making, I am excited for it.
     
  39. LoganTMT

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    [​IMG]
     
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  40. LoganTMT

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    Finally figured out how to build the Skyline casing to follow the actual versions used on the SP GS-3.
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  41. solon

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    Very great !
     
  42. LoganTMT

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    Here's my first successful attempt at animating my engine.
     
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  43. Michael Newbury

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    Very nice looking forward to seeing more.
     
  44. LoganTMT

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    Doing some Texturing to see how the Orange color looks...[​IMG]
     
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    Looks good so far
     
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  46. LoganTMT

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    Man, I wish the creator kit would come out for TSW soon, cuz boi has that game got boring to play. And some new work on my model. (Forgot to post it a month ago)[​IMG]
     
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  47. russianchip

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    Just an idea for a steam locomotive but with the announcement of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust building Gresley class V4 No. 3403 why not try and tag in with this and create the loco for the game and buy a part or fund the project at the same time. Not only does it promote TSW game/Dovetail but it also helps the trust with their project. Just an idea and I'm sure its much more difficult but its something to ponder.
     
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  48. LoganTMT

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    Sorry, but I only do American Steam, due to I don't have to pay hundreds of dollars in shipping for the builder's drawings.
     
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  49. Anthony Pecoraro

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    That’s interesting.
     
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    I want a steam loco in this game so bad...
     
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