Discussion in 'Virtual (V) Scale' started by Turky44, Jan 3, 2020.
Wonder if that would load on my Trainz Simulator ? Excellent graphics!
It should work if you pick the right version. Two versions are offered, one for TS12 SP1, TANE and Mac and the other for TS 2009, TS 2010, and TS12 pre Sp-1. These are very nice ones for TRAINZ and it is great to see the Frisco USRA Mikado among the offerings.
Well, it looked too good to pass up, so I bought it. Review to follow.
what Trainz version do have?
It worked well in TS12 and TANE. Two locomotives were offered; One had a red cab roof and the other was black. Both versions looked great. A Frisco wood caboose is included with an interior that allows views while running. Locomotive numbers are randomly assigned from the range in the class when the locomotive is placed in the simulation. It is possible they may be user-specified. Two screen shots are from a run in TANE.
TS12 complained a bit about some of the included dependencies not being having the right "Trainzbuild." They were 2.4 and needed to be 2.9 minimum. A simple edit fixed this straight away and everything worked well. TANE accepted everything right away with no "complaints."
what route did you use for the pic above?
The route was a "home-brew" built with 3 meter data using TransDEM of an area in the Allegheny Mountains north of Pittsburgh, PA. Story way too long for here. However, 1 m NED data is finally available for Crawford, Phelps, Pulaski and Laclede Counties.....
The view from the caboose cupola reminds me of riding the cupola of Southern caboose X90 between Huntsville and Sheffield Alabama behind former Frisco 2-8-0 #77 on a ferry run in the fall of 1971. Oh to have those days back again.
Some day I'm gonna have to learn how to do this. Crawling around under an actual layout is beginning to seem like work.
Not sure how I missed this thread but holy cow! Awesome video. Makes me want to try that out.
The video is by far the best V scale I have ever seen!!! Thank you for posting.
Re: 1m 3m DEM.
Are you sure you don't mean 10 and 30 meter DEM? I've yet to see any DEM that was sampled at the 1 - 3 meter level. Wouldn't help us V scalers if it did, for most train sim platforms use a terrain mess in the range of 8+ meters square.
No, I did mean 1 meter NED data is available for Pulaski, Crawford, Phelps counties in Missouri. I have dabbled with it and it seems to export just fine to TRAINZ (TS12) with finer terrain detail than from 10-meter (1/3 arc second) NED for the same locations. While the main mesh in TRAINZ is 10 meters, terrain details finer than 5 meters across clearly show up in routes exported from TransDEM from high-resolution NED.
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