Index  •  FAQ  •  Search   •   Register | Login  

It is currently Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:15 pm


Last visit was: style=

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 65 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
 Aylesbury to London Marylebone 
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:58 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
Now that my health is considerably restored, I thought I'd better get on a do some work. Most of it has been the "fiddly bits" putting detail in here and there but there's been some good progress "in the countryside", as it were, too.

Having seen some great photos of Aylesbury station in the 1970's and having also aquired a track plan of Aylesbury South Signal Box, I decided to take the station back in time and restore the "back roads" - the storage sidings alongside the old bay platform (first picture.) Along with the semaphore signalling, I hope this will please our steam buffs too. You may also notice that the canopies are currently missing from the platforms. Well, look closer and you'll see there are now two more new buildings in situ and so new canopies are under construction to fit the new platform layout. I do appreciate that a whole lot of "artistic licence" has been taken here as the surrounding districts are pretty much the modern structures of Aylesbury today but I can't help that really as I have little or no reliable information about what it looked like before. If possible, I want to try and keep railway things around the 1960 - 1985 time span. The surrounding scenery is a best effort. Not historically accurate by any means but with no less care taken about its construction.

Image

Image

(above) Just one of the time consuming fiddly bits. The allotments alongside the Branch Line to Princes Risborough

Image

(above) The new ballast texture has made quite a satisfying difference too.

Image

(above) I now have track laid all the way to Chesham but...

Image

(above) ...the town is yet to rise from the abyss

Image

(above) Other detail includes flats and houses at Finchley Road...

Image

(above) ...new LT Cable Gantries replacing the non-DLS stuff that was there before...

Image

(above) ...and various crossings and bridges being constructed



Many thanks for your continued interest.

Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm 
Milepost 5
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Posts: 51
Trainz Version: T:ANE
Trainz Build: 90946
Author KUID: 0
Bloody hell what a nice work !!! I suppose that you used TransDem ?

_________________
Image


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:24 am 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:12 pm
Posts: 1494
Trainz Version: T:ANE
Trainz Build: 78667
Author KUID: 0
Excellent work Dave.

_________________
Meetings. None of us is dumb as all of us.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:21 am 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
Thanks Innis and MF01.

MF01, yes TransDEM is the basis for everything within this route. I just colour it in, as it were.

Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:56 pm 
Past 750!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:08 pm
Posts: 983
Location: Southampton, England
Trainz Version: TS12
Trainz Build: 49922
Author KUID: 688183
This is looking fantastic, some really great work there!

_________________
James M, creator of the
Image
network


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:28 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
Thanks James. A brief update while I'm at it. Chesham has finally started to appear. To make the branch line a little more interesting for Trainz users I decided to put the 3 roads it used to have at Chesham station back in place, instead of the one road it has in this day and age. I haven't been able to find a reliable enough track plan or I'd have been tempted to put the goods yard back in place too.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image



Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:57 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
...and one more from this evening's work.

Image

Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:54 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
My little steam trip:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


I can't see how there's still a housing shortage in this country. I must've built 3 million of 'em in the last week alone :lol:

Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:24 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
Just a few pictures to highlight the fact that I haven't given up. Most of the current work now is the boring stuff; filling in the backgrounds and adding the little details here and there. As you may have seen from klambert's (Berkshiretrainz Station Buildings and Structures) thread there are more than a few items that he is now releasing generally that are used throughout this route and I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of using them. Some of the items are still to be released but they'll be on the DLS sooner rather than later, I'm sure. Once Karl has completed the Marylebone buildings - which he is currently working on - then that area of the route can be worked on in more detail and I'll keep you posted re: progress. There is much to be done in that area to catch up with the rest of the route.

Image

(above) The new Aylesbury station buildings and canopies as made by Karl (klambert)

Image

(above) The new older Aylesbury station

Image

(above) Back to the 70s and 80s look

Image

(above) The typical BR 70s and early 80s mixture of upper and lower quadrant signals

Image

(above) A Gt Missenden departure for London Marylebone

Image

(above) A recently added feature - Gt Missenden Cricket Club - and the local housing in the background

Image

(above) Another addition, the seemingly endless woodland is a feature of the early part of the route

Image

(above) Looking south along the platform at Rickmansworth some more of Karl's [klambert] excellent work can be seen in the form of station buildings and canopies.



Many thanks for the continued interest and compliments. It's taken a bit longer than I expected to get where I am at the moment but it shouldn't be too long more before the end is finally somewhere on the horizon, if not closer.

Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:38 pm 
Past 750!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:56 am
Posts: 940
Location: Aldershot
Trainz Version: 2012 TANE
Trainz Build: 61297
Author KUID: 393563
Been working on Marylebone, it's quite an ambitious project and I'm mostly using 3DS max for the first time for trainz models, had a Sunday spare so I took some renders of progress so far.
As can be seen, still lots to do.

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
Image
http://berkshiretrainz.webs.com/

Great Bolshy Yarblockos!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
Stunning Karl. Absolutely beautiful. I look forward to seeing the masterpiece when it's complete. :drool:

Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:35 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
:D
Back on the trail, as it were.

I have a superb looking working model of the Marylebone station buildings in place (which I won't reveal right now because Karl's masterpiece is not finished yet and I haven't asked for his permission to do so anyway.) This has led me to get stuck into the surrounding area and I've done a fair bit but I'm here asking for help again. Does anybody know if there's a good representation of these Georgian style houses (below) anywhere in the Trainz world? I've been through just about every house that Dom Sarto has made and a good few others besides but they just don't feel right for this particular scene.

Image

Image

Image

Some of Dom Sarto's stuff is great for this area but not these particular streets (above) that run adjacent to Marylebone.

Image

These particular DS ones (above) are almost ideal for this part of the area that fronts the main road.

Again, any help would be appreciated because there doesn't seem to be much Georgian architecture in Trainz that is representative of these London areas. Your recommendations don't necessarily have to be on the DLS. If they're on another site somewhere and they're worth downloading then I'd love to hear about them.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:17 am 
Past 750!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:56 am
Posts: 940
Location: Aldershot
Trainz Version: 2012 TANE
Trainz Build: 61297
Author KUID: 393563
Of course you may show Marylebone here Dave ;)

In regards to the houses, I quite agree, I've used his Georgian stuff extensively for CLL but I agree it does require some Georgian London yellow brick houses. It'd be quite easy to reskin the houses, the hard part will be contacting Domsarto.

A little project I've had going on in the background is creating one of the two storey terraces, also very common around London. See attached picture.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Image
http://berkshiretrainz.webs.com/

Great Bolshy Yarblockos!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:47 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Posts: 1387
Location: West Midlands
Trainz Version: 2006 2012 T:ANE SP3
Trainz Build: 94916
Author KUID: 214658
:D

Thanks Karl, I may well post a few pictures a little later on. Those two storey houses look great too.

Cheers

Dave

Here's a couple of little pictures that I've got hanging about at the moment (and a couple of quick ones that I took this morning.) Things have progressed a little since most of these were done but there's still loads to do around this particular patch. However, it gives you a quick look at Karl's excellent work on the station buildings so far, and that's the main intention here:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image



Cheers

Dave


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aylesbury to London Marylebone
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:26 pm 
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:12 pm
Posts: 1494
Trainz Version: T:ANE
Trainz Build: 78667
Author KUID: 0
All looks great Dave and Karl. I'll see if I can get a hold of Domsarto re his Georgian houses.

_________________
Meetings. None of us is dumb as all of us.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 65 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next


 Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

 
Index  |  FAQ  |  Search

phpBB skin developed by: John Olson
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group