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    • May 11, 2020 4:49 PM EDT
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      a little different color pattern from the On30 models, but, hey,

      After all these years with Trainz I'm still uncertain whether what I'm doing is a reskin or a recolor, and it's going to be a little different color pattern from the physical On30 models,
      (which are still not finished and may never be) but, hey, can certainly get the character to come through, and I'm happy with that!

       
      For it to truly work there would have to be more divided color segments in the Trainz model than currently exist.

      Model is the "30 in Davenport (Reskinners Template)" by david111767, which is based on Bachmann's On30 model, which I have and is in black and silver instead of my freelance company's green since it is in their forest products division and they paint things their own way.

      On30 model is a bit greener than it looks on camera, so was the semi tractor which provided a reference for the hue.
      Eventually the bare black plastic sideframes will be aluminum, silver, or some hue of that nature.
      Pilot sheets are red and white striped like the side sills but I don't know where the image I used for the GP38s I did for Trainz 2006/2009 is, it is around, I've seen it on a CD or in this Windows 10 box. Eh, will get to it later if ever.

      Since these things sit out in the sun all the time in the hypothetical location of the On30 line, it figured that the engine hood top and cab roof would be a both faded and grimy version of the overall hue.

      Speaking of hues, the 'read me' says "gold.tga and gold2.tga are the main body colors. Make sure they are different from each other." but not why that is desirable.
      Guess I probably ought to get around to contacting the author with an inquiry about that.

      I swore I was not going to get in to 30 inch gauge on TANE, standard gauge was enough ...


      Well, so much for the reliability of my sworn oaths!
      Night before last and yesterday I downloaded a quantity of 3ft6in, 3ft, 30in, equipment, track, and layouts.
      What's that famous thing about never say never ...?

      Oh, yeah, lets add the reference for hue used for WCT ...

      ... although the hue was decided upon about 20 years before I encountered this semi.   It was rather greener hue to the eye, camera didn't pick it up, probably related to why greenscreens are used for special effects work.

      --> Which illustrates a common pitfall of using film and/or digital photos for color reference.

       

      This post was edited by Forrest Scott Wood at May 11, 2020 4:59 PM EDT
    • May 15, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

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      I likes it!!! You will enjoy a full immersion in the wonders of On30 modelling. Come on in the water is fine.

      Doc Tom

    • May 15, 2020 9:35 PM EDT
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      Tom Grabenstein said:

      I likes it!!! You will enjoy a full immersion in the wonders of On30 modelling. Come on in the water is fine.

      Doc Tom

      Indeed it is fine!

      What isn't know here because I've not said is my first two On30 kitbashes were done in mid 1980s with a new body for an Athearn SW7 and some new bodies for Athearn 40 and 50ft boxcar frames.

      Those models are no longer with us.

      Yet I've built the occasional On30 models on and off since then.

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