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Post  RIGFindlay on Sat 08 Oct 2016, 8:25 pm

I should like to build a locomotive, but I thought I should make something simpler first. So I have become Bob the Builder. I don't know whether other people might find these buildings useful, but they could be uploaded once the night and snow textures have been done.

Two have been built by scanning Bilteezi card kits, supplied by Jerry Freestone of Freestone Model Accessories. He says it would be quite all right to upload them.

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Post  rufuskins on Sat 08 Oct 2016, 8:43 pm

Now they are what I term excellent models, and the idea that helped generate them was first class. Very impressive work for your first attempts, well done! I would strongly recommend uploading them.

And of course we can never have too many locomotives!


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Post  RIGFindlay on Sat 08 Oct 2016, 8:47 pm

Thank you, Alec. R.

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Post  Markh5682 on Sat 08 Oct 2016, 8:50 pm

Nice work Roderic, new buildings are always welcome to add variety to routes. OK

Good luck with the loco when come to build it. Smile


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Post  RIGFindlay on Sat 08 Oct 2016, 8:51 pm

Thanks. R.

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Post  StephenRWells on Sun 09 Oct 2016, 11:12 am

Hi Roderic,

I fully agree with the other comments. I do have a reminder for any one who uses the church that when placing it the tower is at the WEST end - so many people get this wrong.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Sun 09 Oct 2016, 6:57 pm

Thank you, Stephen. Quite right about the tower being at the west end. It's worth getting the  churches to face the right way. R

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Post  NiallGray on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 10:19 am

Something like that has never bothered me, never will!

Keep up the good work, Roderic, always nice to have more scenery to choose from. Like Mark said, always nice to have the variety.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 4:31 pm



This one is proving more difficult. Too many polygons: 5048. It will load only after going through Shape Fixer, which says I have an oversized primitive. What does that mean? It sounds rather rude.

How do the superb SMJ buildings with recessed windows have less that 2000 polys?

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Post  rufuskins on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 7:37 pm

Can't answer the question about primitives, but several options spring to mind.
1. Delete polygons that aren't visible; e.g. base of building.
2. Run the shape through Polymaster - somewhere I have some notes that Justin sent me and which I meant to post as an HFL subject! Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Others may have some alternative suggestions.


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Post  RIGFindlay on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 9:56 pm

Thanks a lot. I am removing polygons and making the chimney pots with fewer sections. R.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:35 am

Thank you, Alex. The chimney pots were the main culprits. The building now looks exactly the same but with a tenth of the number of polygons, and it loads beautifully. Thanks again. More lovely L & Y wagons rolling out of the workshops at your end. Roderic

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Post  emufarmer on Fri 04 Nov 2016, 3:05 am

Hi Roderic

Here is a way of Lighting your Windows.   http://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/night_light.html

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Post  RIGFindlay on Fri 04 Nov 2016, 8:45 pm

Hi Frank,

Thanks a lot for that. I will certainly look into it.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Mon 05 Dec 2016, 8:23 pm

I have uploaded four buildings onto UKTS. Work is proceeding on a revised station building with steeper roofs. I now have a decent set of photographs of windows and doors from Horsted Keynes and Kingscote.

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Post  rufuskins on Mon 05 Dec 2016, 11:13 pm

Continuing to impress; very nice work Roderic.


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Post  RIGFindlay on Wed 07 Dec 2016, 7:09 pm

Awaiting windows and doors.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 2:15 pm



The station building is designed to go with Canopy Acton UKTS 13884. Some more work needs to be done. R

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Post  RIGFindlay on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 2:18 pm



Here is a half-timbered inn. I am going to live with it before it is uploaded, and possibly make some variations. R

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Post  rufuskins on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 7:49 pm

. . . . and very nice too! An excellent model with well executed textures!


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Post  RIGFindlay on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 8:22 pm

Thank you, Alec. I am working on the textures. They need to be darker with slightly more contrast I think. R

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Post  RIGFindlay on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 10:39 am

I have managed to upload two buildings to UKTrainsim, complete with night and snow textures. Roderic

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Post  rufuskins on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 3:06 pm

. . . and very nice too!


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Post  dee4141 on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 7:27 pm

Well Done Roderic. A very nice collection of buildings on this thread. Very Happy
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Post  RIGFindlay on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 7:24 pm

Thank you both. Comments much appreciated. Roderic

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Post  RIGFindlay on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 4:46 pm

In between working on buildings, I have managed to upload two modified cab views with Darwin Smith's kind permission. The originals had lever reverse: the modified versions have screw reverse. They are not exactly authentic, but they are useful for a lot of older locomotives. For example, the Stroudley E1 0-6-0T had lever reverse, but the D1 0-4-2T had screw reverse.




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Post  rufuskins on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 7:31 pm

Good to see you spread your wings a little further - so to speak. More good work!


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Post  RIGFindlay on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 9:23 pm

Thanks. R

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Post  RIGFindlay Yesterday at 12:17 pm


The church I made some time ago has had 100 downloads, so I have built another one, adding a chancel. This is a bit of a wangle. I copied every part of the nave and its roof, shunted them eastwards and reduced them to nine tenths of their original size. I put a small cross on the eastern end of the nave roof.
I hope to upload this building in a day or two. Roderic

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Post  rufuskins Yesterday at 4:19 pm

As Punch would say:- "That's the way to do it!".

Looks very good, and when can we expect a cathedral?


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Post  RIGFindlay Yesterday at 7:25 pm

Thanks. I don't think we will get that far, but I might try lengthening the nave on the next one if I can get the textures to join seamlessly. R

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