Monday, 31 December 2012

All the best


What an interesting year it's been! lots of drama as usual, a few doing the 'Hokey Cokey', a few lobbing toys from their pram and arkham asylum re in acting ground hog day again.
Never a dull moment for sure. :)

For me it's been a busy year, a difficult one but rewarding.
The biggest thing to happen on my route was Bob helping me with the track, I say helping me, I mean helping himself.
I just watched from the side line at his wonderful work.
So my route was about 23 miles, it is now a wopping 100+ miles and a pretty impressive network.
The name changed from Wear Valley Railway to Weardale & Teesdale Railway to reflect the new lines, it should make for an interesting experience.

When it was just me working on the route I would just tinker here and there, drift from one asset to another without a real plan of how to tackle the project. It is nothing like a work project, with a team so much more can be done and progress can be amazing.
One man working on it 2 or 3 hours a night will always be a challenge.

My advice for creators in 2013 is to pair up or find a like minded group to enjoy your hobby with, so much more enjoyable and feels worthwhile.
The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy what you do because you will never have the time back!

All the best for the new year.

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Latherbrush Bridge

I am almost happy with the foliage (for now) so I am now able to start laying assets along the route. Here is an example at Latherbrush Bridge.

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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Embankment Update

Almost there, looks different enough now, still need to match some colours.

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Embankment

Later today I will be changing the Embankment asset. I made that for the IOW years ago now every man and his dog uses it. It's great because it have great coverage and looks good next to the track.
However it has been over used and it needs an updating.

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Friday, 28 December 2012

Grass Verge

Getting my house in order with assets and matching up textures so that they all sit well together.
I have deleted foliage I thought was not needed, (I did have way to much) Here at the top of the dam head I have a couple of assets that make up the grass verge.
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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Damhead terrain

Just a quick terrain painting hour around the damhead.
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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Wearhead New hill test

Yes, I've been here before, yes, it looks like nothing has been done. I keep ripping it up and starting again!
Anyway, this is the last time I start my terrain textures again( I do however need to make new trees). Modelling the houses for Wearhead village nest, then will look to make the engine shed.


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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas part 2

And so Christmas 2012 comes to an end.
No snow this year so I will not do the usual card.
Instead a random image, Merry Christmas everyone.


Monday, 24 December 2012

Terrain textures

I have just spent an hour painting in fields! very relaxing with the Christmas music on.
I keep changing the texture set and removing the mix maps. One of these days I will just have to leave what I have.
:)
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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi all, a very merry Christmas to all, especially to those on UKTS.

I hope you all manage to enjoy the holidays and spend the time with loved ones.

best regards

Derek

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Missing in Action

Donner Pass and the lead up to work at Christmas has meant I have been away for a few weeks.

Back to normal this week.

I see a little chat about the cost of stuff of late, My boy is well into his little Thomas toys.
For £15 you can get 1 of these

Choo Choo.. all aboard!

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