3D NYCentral Dreyfuss Hudson and the 20th Century Limited

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3D NYCentral Dreyfuss Hudson and the 20th Century Limited
Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, November 10, 2018 4:59 AM

In case you missed it! Some folks from K&L Trainz are making a 3D NYCentral Dreyfuss Hudson and the 20th Century trainset for the Trainz simulator. Classic Trains in 3D forms, stay tuned if you are interested.  

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:39 AM

My, they have excellent taste in trains, don't they?

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Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:23 AM

They do! My family love their works and have quite a lot of their product on my computer. Pennsy fans will love their collection. They are probably the most active 3D modeler who still making American steam locomotives for games. Their works are user-friendly which allows the user to reskin (repaint), exchange train trucks as well as editing of the config file. My first complete PRR Fleet of Modernism train set on my computer was modified from their works. My daughter contacted them for a PRR S1, but they told her that they are very busy and can't accept new project request until summer 2019. Thumbs Up

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, November 10, 2018 7:38 PM

Those are pretty darn gorgeous!  Bow

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:50 AM

Yes, they are very well detailed too. The game itself doesn't require a very powerful computer spec, a brand new computer from five years ago could handle it, but player better equips a graphics card for it. Smile

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:59 AM

From several years ago

 

One nit to pick - No B&O CPL's for signals.

         

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Posted by Jones1945 on Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:14 AM

BaltACD

From several years ago

One nit to pick - No B&O CPL's for signals.

I have this one as well, It was Olive Dennis' iconic work. The cars didn't have the interior but I reskin all the windows with better texture; a trick used in the era of Microsoft Train Simulator. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:18 PM

Remarkable!  Olive Dennis lives!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, November 11, 2018 6:59 PM

Holly cow!  Dreyfuss goes psychadelic!  Laugh

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Posted by Jones1945 on Monday, November 12, 2018 9:53 AM

: )

It looks like Dreyfuss met Andy Warhol. I believe different colors represent different 3D parts of the engine in that pic. We can see the same feature in those professional construction engineering software. 

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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, November 22, 2018 11:00 AM

An update from K&L:

After 20 years of waiting ( My first PC was purchased in 1998), I finally have a chance to arrange a "train race" between the NYC J3a and PRR duplexes. I am gonna finalize the engine config file of my S1 for the "Battle of the Century" 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, November 22, 2018 11:26 AM

Oh boy, let us know who wins!

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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, November 22, 2018 11:35 AM

haha. I will try recording it using the Window 10 built-in function. But the video file will be quite big. Stay tuned, Firelock76! YesCool

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, November 22, 2018 2:49 PM

Thanks!  As cool as that S-1 is (was?) I have to admit I'm rooting for the Dreyfus Hudson, I've got a family connection with the Central.

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, November 22, 2018 3:25 PM

Firelock76
Oh boy, let us know who wins!

Why bother; it's the wrong comparison.  If you need to run a J3a for some unaccountable reason, at least give it a fair handicap by leaving all that tin off.

The interesting comparison is S1 to S1.

 (And please, for my sake if no one else's, the stylist is DREYFUSS.  The other spelling is a Frenchman unduly accused of treason in the 19th Century.  Or an investment brand...)

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:04 PM

Dreyfuss.  I beg your pardon.  I probably dropped the second s due to excited anticipation of the turkey Lady Firestorm was cooking.

" L' Affaire Dreyfus?"  Hey, I know all about that, I've seen "The Life Of Emile Zola!"

Great film! 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, November 22, 2018 10:28 PM

Jones1945
haha. I will try recording it using the Window 10 built-in function. But the video file will be quite big. Stay tuned, Firelock76! YesCool

That is why YouTube exists.

         

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Posted by Jones1945 on Friday, November 23, 2018 6:05 AM

Overmod

The interesting comparison is S1 to S1.

That can be arranged. CoffeeWhistling

How about 25 T1s vs 25 T1s?

BaltACD

That is why YouTube exists. 

Definitely, Balt. I heard the "unlist" function is quite useful that online trolls or people having bad day can't find the video so easily; leaving passive aggressive comments to ruin the party. My 2 Cents

 

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