Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

Dear friends, may I wish you all the best for the new year!

Please keep a close eye on this blog from 1st of Jan, there will be a post almost daily!

be good all!

d


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Darlo - WIP

Got a good man at DTG making a station for the route.. Looking fab!


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Game of Gnomes

http://store.steampowered.com/app/277754/

Some of my finest work, the second in the TS Christmas trilogy.

Improving on last years offering the Naughty gnomes have made off with the presents and it is down to Little Ned and his friends to get them back under the tree before daybreak.

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Peircebridge Signal box

Still a few details to add, but a nice scene.


Friday, 24 October 2014

Count of Monster Disco

Some good friends of mine made a cracking addon for Train Sim:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/277751/

Really good fun and some interesting scenario ideas we got working together.

If you like 'Phun' then this is for you!

Cho Cho chaps!

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Piercebridge Progress

Now to spend some time on the main buildings next.




Saturday, 11 October 2014

South Church

This model and it's textures took around 10 hours, the most interesting thing about them was I made them on the train to Chatham and back! I have a 50 minute section of the journey which allows me to get the lap top out and do some extreme modelling!
The Church is not really that close to the track but I had to make it. I will use the texture to make a few generic churches for the rest of the route.




I have copied over the 101 and the class 37 which will be 2 of the included bits of rolling stock. There will be a few more surprises too, (more on those later) but seeing as I made these for this route many moons ago they just had to go in. (maybe a shunter too... ;) )


Next up I am focusing on Piercebridge Station, I will be looking to make each station bespoke but with 40 on the route that will be a challenge!

more soon.
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Ok so less of the Running! and more about the Route!

Some real progress made at last!

Anyone still read this blog? I know I have been rubbish but I blame work for keeping us to busy!
A few images to follow.

But in the meantime a question from Stuart...

If anyone has any photos of typical signalling on the line, and particularly and signalling layout diagrams please let me know.
We are aware of the SRS preview diagrams, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to order them, and they don't seem to give full coverage of the area in question anyway.

Can anyone point to any books of the area that give good coverage of the subject?

thanks in advance,

d

Thursday, 18 September 2014

TS2015!

Wow, how time flies, here we are and another release!

How long have we been supporting the product?

Happy days!

Enjoy.

d

Saturday, 28 June 2014

100k and running

https://www.justgiving.com/Derek-Siddle1/


Just a little run I am doing in September.
:)


Saturday, 21 June 2014

lovely summer

Getting all the textures back in and removing all the unwanted models has been a time consuming task, however I am almost through the scenery items.
I also looked to re model a few trees when I was on going, I think it looks slightly better than the one I made a few years ago.




Friday, 20 June 2014

so only 3 games and the last one means nothing!

So deflating. But Costa are playing some great football!

Oh well, now I can turn my attention back to the route.

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Will England get more than 3 games?

just modelling a few objects while watching the football..
I love the world cup.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Self portrait


I have been beavering away making assets and renaming the friendly names and removing unwanted assets.
It has been a long slog but hopefully worth it.

d

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Seen it all before?

As I have been going through and exporting my assets I am amazed at how many buildings/bushes and clutter objects that have been used on other routes.

There was once a time when my route looked so different from all others, now you would be hard pushed to tell it apart.
Well I'm not sure I like that, a refresh of some key assets will have to be made I think.

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Monday, 26 May 2014

Lets get organised!

I am now looking to re export all my assets with my buildings/Structures and Station textures all in the same folder. I have been looking through my assets and finding lots of duplicated or very similar textures.
Also want to get my foundations right for the big push.

more new soon.

d

Monday, 12 May 2014

CoOp

I made a selection of textures and am now making most of the shops and commercial buildings,

Here is the CoOp, I have now made about 40-50 other buildings that uses these textures.


Sunday, 20 April 2014

back from a trip north

While I don't get back so often I feel like I have walked every street many many times over building the town in the editor!

will show some progress this weekend.
d

Thursday, 17 April 2014

LNER K4

Went back to my K4 last night after a drive around my network, I wondered what state I left it in, had a few offers of help on it so may take them up on it.
Paul G had got me a bunch of images awhile back so I feel I have enough ref.

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Musical

One day I'll produce this...


Sunday, 16 March 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014

End of the line

Just been tinkering with the houses at Wearhead.

Stainmore

Just read about a route close to the one I am doing:

http://stainmorerouteproject.blogspot.co.uk/

'Ever see the light of day..' how very dare you! :)

However, fair comment.

Good luck with your route fella!

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Saturday, 1 March 2014

RAFA

And the RAFA where many of us Siddles drank.
Bless you Grandad and Uncle Bill!


Bistro

An even more simple building, just top flesh out Cockton Hill road.


Green Tree

I have been busy over the past few weeks making a number of BA buildings.

Here is a nice and simple model of the Green Tree Pub on Cockton Hill Road.


More to follow.

d

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Still here...

Sorry guys, I have meant to keep folks up to date with progress.

Will see if I can put up a number of images tonight.

d

Monday, 13 January 2014

No Steam route for Railworks?

It's coming...
39 stations of joy.

Diesel and Steam, passenger and mixed freight.


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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year all

Hope the days be kind to all who follow my blog.
cheers
d