Unofficial Screenshot Contest 2022 Week 19

Discussion in 'Creation Centre' started by malakhit, May 16, 2022.

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Back Up Theme

Poll closed May 23, 2022.
  1. Desert

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Special Livery

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  3. Winter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Shunting

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. malakhit

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    Rules:
    - Screenshot should be in some way (can be very tenuous) linked to the theme. Otherwise anything goes.
    - You can enter up to 3 screenshots, posted as separate posts. You can delete and replace if you wish.
    - 3rd party content / Reshades / Reskins etc. are welcomed but are not mandatory.
    - Previous week's winner to decide winner (can't enter themselves).
    - The winner chooses the new theme for next week (and becomes the new judge).

    Entries will close at 9:00 PM BST on Friday, May 20th and will be judged by me - Malakhit

    In the event of this week's winner not responding by 5 PM Sunday, 22nd May a new thread will be created using the theme with the highest votes in this weeks poll.

    This weeks theme will be: "Engineering, RHTT and Test Trains"
    Good luck to all.
     
  2. Craigie-C

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    Test Train
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    When all around is quiet the Flying Banana takes to the rails, seen here charging through Birchwood Station on it's way from Manchester to Liverpool.
     
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  3. Craigie-C

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    Engineering
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    A bit of night time engineering work on the (OTS) Northern Line. (AP Class 37, JT Autoballaster, GST D73102 Tamper)
     
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  4. Craigie-C

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    RHTT
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    An autumn early morning leaf blasting run from Ipswich to Harwich & back. (JT Class 20 & RHTT)
     
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  5. Blazin

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    Southern Pacific SD40T-2 2.jpg
    2 Southern Pacific EMD SD40T-2's pull a caboose full of workmen to help clear the line after a heavy snowstotrm.

    Loco: EMD SD40T-2
    Route: Donner Pass: Southern Pacific
     
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  6. Blazin

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    Class 33 6.jpg
    A BR Class 33 arriving with supplies for the workmen to help with maitenance on the bridge.

    Loco: BR Class 33
    Route: West Somerset Railway
     
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    Doncaster Works 2.jpg
    2 BR Class 37's being cleaned up at Doncaster Works on a gloomy day.

    Loco: BR Class 37
    Route: Doncaster Works
     
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  8. Craigie-C

    Craigie-C Well-Known Member

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    Love it, thinking outside the box. Super shot.
     
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    Thank you so much. :D
     
  10. Pookeyhead

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    The monthly Blackpool North to Derby RTC Network Rail test train leaves Blackpool North.
    OTS Northern Lines Electric
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  11. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead Well-Known Member

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    ...and then Kirkham & Wesham
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    Pookeyhead Well-Known Member

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    You know what? I think I'm gonna put all my eggs into one basket this time.... I'm not gonna get time to play any more this week I don't think.
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    A Network Rail class 31 diesel locomotive heads up a test train on the slow lines between York and Northallerton on the ECML and passes the 200 mile marker sign for Edinburgh.
    Screenshot_[DPS] North East England_54.01068--1.15673_08-08-35.jpg
    Loco: AP class 31 EP
    Route: DPS North East England
     
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  14. cscarpenter

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    20220518182853_1.jpg
    97 304 waits to take over from 90 017 to haul an engineering train loaded with track laying equipment and materials over the non-electrified run from Calrlisle to Appleby.
    Locos:- AP Class 37, AP Class 90, SSS Lowmac + Salmon Wagon Pack.
    Route:- Settle - Carlisle
     
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    A Network Rail class 37 test train awaits a green signal to enter York station as it passes Holgate sidings and a Virgin Trains East Coast Intercity 225 service to Edinburgh (91101 Flying Scotsman power car) also awaiting a green signal.
    Screenshot_(Doncaster - Leeds - York) Leeds Lines _53.95041--1.10480_21-12-16.jpg
    Loco(s): AP class 37 EP and AP class 91 EP
    Route: Doncaster-Leeds-York (Leeds Lines) ATS
     
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  16. Pookeyhead

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    Looks like the 37 hauled Network Rail test trains are a popular choice :)
     
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    20220518184748_1.jpg
    Just to keep the Class 37 theme alive,
    37017 & 37108 top & tail an engineering supply train from Carnforth, destination Heysham Power Station
    Loco:- AP Class 37
    Route:- WCML Over Shap
     
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    And by golly don't they look good. LOL :D
     
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    Always mash Shift+C until you reach 10 :)
     
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    You got a link to that please?
     
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    Ooops, on checking I believe the wagons in view are the Lowmac & Salmon wagons from SSS not DT. The DT ones are further back along the rake and out of shot.
    I believe I got them in a twin pack which worked out cheaper + if you are quick I think the SSS Sale finishes later today.
    [EDIT] It is DT not SSS that has the Flash Sale.
    That will teach me to try and answer forum queries on my mobile phone screen, my eyes ain't what they used to be LOL. [/EDIT]
    Here are the links.
    https://www.steamsoundssupreme.com/salmon-bogie-flats-wagon-pack.html

    https://www.steamsoundssupreme.com/lowmac-wagon-scenic-pack.html

    Apologies for any confusion.
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    20220519162804_1.jpg
    Dropping ballast at Cromford on the Derwent Valley Extension. I'll let you all have a guess at what loco is at the other end.
    Loco:- JT Autoballaster
    Route:- JT Derwent Valley extension to MML Derby - Sheffield.
     
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  25. cscarpenter

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    Glad to share, here are a couple more screenshots which show them off a tad better.
    Also the digging machines etc. can be used as separate lineside assets when building scenarios.
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    My sincere apologies for de-railing our screenshot thread to a "where can we find these wagons" thread.
    Just please file this issue under OFS (Old Farts Syndrome)
    It comes to us all in the end. Sorry what were we talking about ............. LOL
     
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    It was my fault really. Let's draw a line under it and carry on :)
     
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    Wow some amazing pics this week I don't think I'll bother submitting any shots! Some I would have mistaken for actual pictures! Pookeyhead how do you get your SIM to look that good :o
     
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    Okay, tough one this week - so many great shots! I've mulled it over and reached a verdict...

    In third place, cscarpenter with these awesome looking HQA autoballasters and workers.
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    In second place, Craigie-C with a nice shot of late-night engineering works - always nice to see an On-Track Plant!
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    This week's winner has to be Pookeyhead with one of the claggiest tractors I've seen in train sim! I can almost smell this screenshot...
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    Congrats to everyone, and thanks all for entering - some very creative stuff being showcased. Pookeyhead, Week 20 is yours - looking forward to seeing what theme you pick!
     
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    I see you've also got the missing sleeper textures on some of the wagons - I reached out to SSS and they sent me the missing ones, would recommend doing the same - it really improves the look of them.
     
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    Some excellent entries here well done, congrats to the winners :)
     
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    Wow, thanks! To be honest, there was some such creative ideas this week I wasn't expecting that at all. Well done everyone really.

    I'll put a new thread up soon.
     
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    It's a combination of everything that matters set on maximum... RWEnhancer settings, and some carefully chosen ReShade shaders that modify colour, contrast anti-aliasing, and also subtle bloom and lighting effects. Also, let's not forget the AP rolling stock... that always helps :)
     
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    New thread/poll is now up.
     
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    Thanks for that, much appreciated,
    Have contacted SSS and the patch is on it's way.
    Cheers big time.
     
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    Can't complain about your choice of winner, absolutely stunning shot.
    Well done Sir Pookeyhead, well deserved.
     
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    Thank you Mr Carpenter :)
     
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    Out of all the entries you pick Pookeyhead as the winner?
    I really challenge your choice:-
    1. Is the composition of elements in the shot proportionate?
      Yes OK
    2. Is the lighting good?
      Yes OK
    3. Is it just a fantastic shot full stop?
      Yes OK
    4. Is it the best Clag ever witnessed on TS?
      Yes OK
    Fair play Pookeyhead, what a shot, well deserved winner.
     
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    Yay !!!!!! Thanks a million
    Those were one of my first ever purchaces of 3rd Party DLC.
    Had not a scooby what I was buying. Great to have somenone like yourself to put me right.
    Thanks again,
    Best wishes
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  40. triznya.andras

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    Let's not lick salt too much! :)
    It's good to have people returning to these threads and getting appreciated with the opportunity to post a theme.

    Having lost with shots I was confident about, once the salt washed it has motivated me to get better at my game, understand that people have different priorities, and just to take it easy.
    When I look through my older screenshots, I often think, did I really.
    Some people look exclusively at texture fidelity, others composition... Some people really like angles I personally avoid.

    I usually keep a shot or two like the winner in my sets of 20-30 per session.
    Pookey's shot, in my book, conveys perspective and the intent to go, go hard (with the clag).
    Like my #5 this week, it's not entirely awesome but I wanted to bring something nonstandard.

    One of my best shots from playing the ECML in 2017. A druid class 55.
    20170215203745 - Class 55 BR Green, Coach Mk1 BR Blue-Grey.jpg
     
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