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Post  j3801 on Fri 25 Jan 2013, 12:26 pm

Hi guys,

Talking with Brain about Aussie train simming got me a little nostalgic and thought I'd share this one with you.



This is taken on Brian's Main Illawarra V3 route. The route is set back in the 1950's to 1960's.

The coaches are also by Brian. They are coaches of a particular service that ran down the South Coast of NSW from Sydney Central to Nowra called the South Coast Daylight Espress. These coaches are as they were in the early 1940's.

The loco is my model of the old NSWGRs 3801 as it was back in the early 1980's.
This particular model was my first serious attempt at making an engine way back in 2005.
It has seen many updates since then, and is currently awaiting its turn back in the shops.

The Station that the photo is taken at is not on the main south coast line but on a branch line that runs to a coastal beach.

If you haven't put two and two together yet, I will spell things out Laughing Laughing .

My name = Justin, Loco = 3801 (keeping up yet?) Station = Kirrawee. Rolling Eyes Shocked Laughing geek lol!

I'll let that sink in for a bit.

Justin


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Post  mikehendle on Fri 25 Jan 2013, 2:01 pm

Hi Justin,
That is a nice looking screen shot the loco looks good.
I used to like the Australian routes and New Zealand ones as well,the problem was there were never any activities written for them,my family have Railways in our blood,my cousins late husband worked for Tanz Rail as a driver on the Wellington Lower Hutt and Wellington Palmerston North Routes.
I worked for Zuid Afrikans Spoorweg\South African Railways,at Durban and Pinetown Freight Yards as a checker in the 1970's,Pinetown was on the Old Main Line to Pietermartitzburg,when I worked there it was the end of the Suburban Route from Durban,it only had 2 through passenger trains a day going through to Pietermaritzburg,but plenty of freight traffic.
The new main line took most of main line trains to most of the Passenger traffic.
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Post  bharrison on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 9:46 pm


the first loco I drove properly and with realative ease was an Lms black 5 on msts. To me a black 5 now is a loco I use in many activities as they can take alot of strain.

the loco in question was 45110 of the SVR add-on don't have a screenshot now sorry Crying or Very sad

justin

nice shot of 3801 I have her on a vhs when 4472 visited Austrailia and they did a Parallel run think 4472 won just.



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Post  j3801 on Thu 31 Jan 2013, 10:19 pm

Hi Ben,

You should see the model now:

It may be hard to tell from the photo but the model has ahd a major overhaul and clean up.
I just have a few more things that I want to fiddel with and then I will upload the whole class.
Yes that's right all 30 of the NSWGR 38 class have been modeled (these have been sitting in the back of the workshops since 2005). Brian has encoraged me to get them finished off and uploaded.

Justin


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Post  Markh5682 on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 7:20 am

When I got MSTS (when it was first released) I played with it for a while, then I wanted something other than the Scotsman for the S&C, there was practically no DLC available except a few early (mainly US) models and a few repaints, then I found a repainted Kiha31 in BR blue/grey and downloaded it, I was quite happy to have something that at least had some resemblance to a BR DMU.



When I see rivet counters criticising a model for some tiny innaccuracy that you need a microscope to see, I think back at what we used to be happy with, we are spoiled for choice now. Smile


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Re: Old Favorites and first drives.

Post  dee4141 on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 8:11 pm

My favourite loco is the WC/BoB unrebuilt - the first time I saw ( and heard) one at Fratton it took my breath away. Having been "raised" on LMS I'd never seen anything like it. I also quite liked the Schools' and King Arthur's, but the spamcan has always remained my favourite.

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Post  rufuskins on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 8:28 pm

Whilst not my first drive, the parcels activity with a Class 33 that came with LSE was when I really discovered that I liked MSTS. Just prior to that I was going to walk away because it kept crashing, but then I was introduced to Train Store!

Since then the world of MSTS has been my oyster.

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Post  bharrison on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 9:21 pm


danny,

If your talking faviorates in my mind an A4 everytime non valanced version mainly. being an Lner man But always had a soft spot for a WC(Both rebuilt and unre-built)/MN (rebuilt)/BOB(Un-rebuilt)


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Post  mikehendle on Sat 02 Feb 2013, 9:02 am

Hi
I think my favourites are 2 South African loco's Class 25C They had a condensing tender for use on the line Between Kimberley and De Aar across the Karoo Desert,and the 15F.
British would be Southern Region Rebuilt BB\WC and the Lord Nelson, Eastern Region A2

Models Danny's Spam Cans Smile


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Post  andrew moody on Sun 03 Feb 2013, 2:25 pm

I guess my favourites are the DB class 012 Pacifics,class 042 2-8-2 and class 043/044 2-10-0
from the Rheine-Emden line, in Germany.
Also South African GMA GEA and GF Beyer Garrets.
Diesels are the F7s,SD40 or SD45s from Canada/USA.
The reason I became hooked on MSTS was that I visited Marias Pass a couple of times,the first
when the Dash 9s were only just starting to appear in 1998, I actually used the MSTS Marias Pass to give me an idea of sutible photographic locations for a second visit in 2003.
US/Canadian Steam favourites are UP 3985 and UP 8444
SP 4449 and Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson 2860.
Over here any Southern or Western Steam Locos and the 76XXX Standards.
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Post  bharrison on Fri 08 Feb 2013, 1:19 pm


Another two faviorates of mine from the GWR are the 57xx panniers and the Manors.


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Post  NiallGray on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 1:33 pm

This is what Glas-Car V2 looked like when I was involved with testing for the former route author.



If there's any proof of what can be achieved with routes, the same station in V3, looked like this.





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Post  rufuskins on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 3:29 pm

We who will perhaps get a chance to run a train or two on it salute you!

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Re: Old Favorites and first drives.

Post  35005CP on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 5:22 pm

dee4141 wrote:My favourite loco is the WC/BoB unrebuilt - the first time I saw ( and heard) one at Fratton it took my breath away. Having been "raised" on LMS I'd never seen anything like it. I also quite liked the Schools' and King Arthur's, but the spamcan has always remained my favourite.


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Always have preferred the rebuilts myself. Very Happy
I've had many a time firing on 34007 and always found her to be a fussy engine, especially with the Steam Reverser.
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