Cambridgeshire (WIP)

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby mundo on Thu May 06, 2010 8:20 pm

Lovely F9 view of cambridge. I'm quite partial to this view of things myself :D

One thing I have noticed in other posts is that other route builders would like station models to be multiple objects, so they can be used more easily elsewhere (GARL is the most recent example). I've been keeping this in mind for when I get round to working on buildings myself.

I'm guessing that the tower on the right is a grain silo? If so exporting that and the low shed to the far right as separate models in a pack along with the main building would greatly increase the assets available.

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby cunningn on Fri May 07, 2010 7:21 pm

Mundo

Good concept - and one I wholeheartedly agree with. However in this case the two main buildings will be joined by a covered conveyor belt and a lower level building so not feasible to split them. However there is no reason that I can't do a clone of the lower sheds and release that seperately if anyone's interested. FYI - I will have to do the St Ives flour mill which is a simpler, stand-alone building that is much more suitable for general use - similar in size to the silo on the right hand side so just as useful.

But first ... learning how to use the unwrap and skin creation thing in 3dC - oh - and getting time on the computer when my daughter isn't revising on it :-?

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby rivimey on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:50 pm

Hi Neil,

I too am very interested in your route... I live in Cambridge and would offer my help if I thought it would be any use... very new to RW!

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby cunningn on Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:18 pm

Ruth

Glad to hear that people are interested. Slow progress at the moment as I'm building bridges and other scenery items (lots to learn on skinning models realistically). If you are keen on route building (and you may well not be...) then learning Sketchup is a good skill and fairly easy to pick up.
If you fancy beta-testing then that is great too - tho' it'll be a while before I'm ready for that !

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby rivimey on Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:19 pm

Hi,
Just wondering if you've been able to reclaim the computer from your daughter recently! Would be great to see any progress you've made.

Just seen that the DEM ground level model files from OS have been posted to UKTS yesterday - I guess you already have a solution for ground level, but worth noting!

Again, if I can help, ask!

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby rivimey on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:31 am

I thought a note might be in order. I've been working with cunningn on this route for a few months now and we continue to make some progress - those with eagle eyes may have seen a few posts, and the release of the Churches Pack to UKTS is one offshoot of this:
 Click to view more informationChurches Pack [1632636 bytes] - Churches v1.1.zip
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I made a new loading screen recently; not sure I like it yet, but this is it so far. It's based on the crest or logo of the railway companies who served Cambridge in the time up to the '50s.
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The routemap is extensive, as you can see:
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Cambridge station plan used to be very complex: this shot shows just half of it:
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And a few pics for the curious. I'll try and do a few more soon.
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We're working on several areas, notably stations to Royston, the Newmarket line and St Ives, so more to follow! If you're interested in help, drop me a PM.

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby hertsbob on Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:14 am

Excellent stuff. A fascinating looking project, and the churches are a very welcome addition to the scenery library.

I'll be keeping my eye open for more shots. :)

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby pjt1974 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:41 am

I didn't realise how much you were doing until you sent me the google earth paths. Like Bob said an interesting project that'll I'll be keeping my eye on.

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby Retro on Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:41 pm

I agree with Bob and Phil. Some very nice work here.
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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby pendolinobasher on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:53 pm

This is looking out to being a very good route :D :D

Keep up the good work :wink: :wink:
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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby rivimey on Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:07 pm

Thanks folks - encouragement is always very gratefully received! :-)

Going to do a bit more scenery and some shots now, I think.

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby rivimey on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:16 pm

I promised some more screenies of the Cambs Line, and here they are:

Two services in this group - an ex-LNER N2 class 0-6-2 with a local freight, and a Black 5 pulling Mk1 coaches for the Newmarket passenger service.

The N2 crosses Coldham's Lane bridge. Saxon works is on the right; it's now the Cambridge TA centre.
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This shot gives an impression of the size of the hole that was mined. The miniscule thing in the distance is the Black 5's passenger service.
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The N2 freight looking back towards Cherry Hinton.
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The N2 passes Norman Works. The works building was huge - around 600' long and about 5 storeys high. Chalk was mined hee and treated (essentially, baked) to make cement.
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The N2 passes the site of the Saxon Works. It was demolished at the beginning of the 50s, and in this shot only the sidings (used to supplement Norman Work's) remain.
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The Black 5 on its way East. Norman works is in the background.

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby rivimey on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:46 am

I've uploaded a video: see viewtopic.php?p=1446587#p1446587 for details.

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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby Acorncomputer on Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:18 am

rivimey wrote:I've uploaded a video: see viewtopic.php?p=1446587#p1446587 for details.

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Nice work Ruth.

It shows just how flat parts of Cambridgeshire are.
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Re: Cambridgeshire (WIP)

Postby rivimey on Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:22 am

thanks....

but this isn't the flat bit :-)


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