3D NYCentral Dreyfuss Hudson and other classic trains

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:34 AM

Every Picture Tells a Story

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Posted by Jones1945 on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 3:47 AM

Happy New Year to everyone!

After a long vacation, I finally reunion with my own PC again! I am glad to see our forum is alive and kicking during the long holiday. These are some pics captured in the computer game TrainZ Simulator by me and my family members who love trains. Some captured moments of the 3D NYCentral Dreyfuss Hudson and PRR's legendary duplexes racing for fun! Videos will be uploaded asap, please enjoy! Smile, Wink & Grin

 

(The S1 on the left is freeware which has been released a few years. We re-skinned and improved the texture of it for better realism. )

(Player can customize the trains fleet number)

 

We converted and customized some cars from N&W The Powhatan Arrow into PRR's twins-unit dining car, therefore some details are not accurate due to technical difficulties (including the number of golden strips and the door on the Full-dinning car) It can't be fixed without creating a new 3D model of it.

Tags: t1 , S1 , 3768 , 3D , Dreyfuss Hudson

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:56 PM

Jones1945
Welcome back, BaltACD. Thank you for providing the historically accurate details of how the engines were changed at Harmon! It would be interesting to see the Century and all of its sections changing engines at Harmon. IIRC, sections of The 20th Century Limited were 15 mins apart from each other. If there were three sections of the Century, the last section would arrive Harmon 45mins later than the first train wasn't it? 

Btw, you could drive the Century in the Trainz simulator. Thumbs Up But the route in the video is not available for purchases...

I can't say that the move I detailed was used - however, if the move displayed was used the car knockers would be standing there for five or more minutes without a engine attached to the train and the clock would be ticking.

One thing you learn working with T&E personnel - they KNOW HOW to get the job done with a minimum amount of work in a minimum amount of time.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:31 PM

Welcome back, BaltACD. Thank you for providing the historically accurate details of how the engines were changed at Harmon! It would be interesting to see the Century and all of its sections changing engines at Harmon. IIRC, sections of The 20th Century Limited were 15 mins apart from each other. If there were three sections of the Century, the last section would arrive Harmon 45mins later than the first train wasn't it? 

Btw, you could drive the Century in the Trainz simulator. Thumbs Up But the route in the video is not available for purchases...

Tags: Harmon

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:48 PM

Jones1945
An "update" from K&L TrainZ, a nice presentation of the legendary history of The 20th Century Limited.

A couple of nits to pick.  The engine change at Harmon is depicted wrong if only 5 minutes is allowed for the change.  The electric engine would pull ahead far enough that the Hudson could come in behind it clearing the switch back to the train and then while the Hudson was going back to couple up the electric would clear the main.  As depicted the engine change would take upto 10 minutes.

Arriving LaSalle Street Station the James Whitcomb Riley is shown departing, the Riley operated in and out of the Illinois Central's station down closer to the Lake Michigan waterfront.

Beyond the nits, a great CGI video!

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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:37 PM

An "update" from K&L TrainZ, a nice presentation of the legendary history of The 20th Century Limited.

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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?

 

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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

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

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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 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 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 11:26 AM

Oh boy, let us know who wins!

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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" 

CoffeeCool

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

Holly cow!  Dreyfuss goes psychadelic!  Laugh

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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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 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. 

MILW's Class A:

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

Those are pretty darn gorgeous!  Bow

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

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

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3D NYCentral Dreyfuss Hudson and other classic trains
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 computer simulator, stay tuned if you are interested.  

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