Thursday, January 26, 2017

Full Steam Ahead

After not posting here in over a year (eek!), here's a new sign of life. Following the improvements made to my EMD GP9 model for the final release of the Springfield Line late last autumn, I have now added those updates to my other GP9 models as well. And the GP5 and GP7, too.

So what's new on the updated Geeps?
  • much better exterior texturing, looks much crisper and more detailed now thanks to double resolution hood textures, completely redone normal maps, and remade shadows/highlights on the main texture
  • some improvements on the cabview walls, still a bit crude but better than before
  • added a cab interior model that is visible from exterior cameras

I'm attaching some screenshots below. You can get the updated engines by simply downloading the .rwp installer files from my website and reinstalling them.








Sunday, July 19, 2015

Updated PS-1 50ft Boxcars Now Available

My old PS-1 50ft models have been updated and re-released. The new cars conform to TS15 standards and should generally match my other models in quality.

The updated RWP file is available here: http://golden-age-rails.com/packsrw/boxps150.html

The repaint kit has also been updated, please send me an email if you would like to learn more.


Monday, July 6, 2015

GN Train 6 "Cascadian": A New Scenario for Stevens Pass

Hello,

I have just published a new three-part scenario (total playtime of approximately 240 minutes) that lets you take control of GN's daily Seattle-Spokane all-stops passenger train across Stevens Pass. The train uses two EMD F7A units to pull up to seven cars and runs on a tight schedule.

The scenarios uses my previously released Stevens Pass Backdating kit!

You can download the scenario here.







Thursday, June 25, 2015

Amazing Vegetation Update for the RWA Route

Wayne Campbell has recently published a vegetation and texturing update for the RailworksAmerica "Lakeside Route" (Riverside, Waterton & Atlantic -- RW&A).

This update to the route includes an extensive overhaul of the distant and lineside vegetation and improved terrain texturing for the whole route. And it looks remarkably good.

You can download the update in the RailworksAmerica file library.

The update requires only the original Lakeside route to be installed, which you can also get at the RailworksAmerica website.

I'm attaching several screenshots below... but really, you should see it with your own eyes, on your own screen.










Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Central Vermont

A fantastic new route has been released at RailworksAmerica: the Central Vermont Champlain Division by Rick Kfoury.

From the author's route description: "The Central Vermont Champlain Division is a fictional route set around Lake Champlain in Northwestern Vermont and up-state New York in the year 1960. The time period of the route is adjustable from the early 1950s to the late 1960s, and steam facilities are included. The CV was one of the last American railroads to use steam."

This scenic and well-made route is a gem for steam and 1st generation diesel era fans.

Some screenshots that I took during my first run: