Mancha 1,5ton Trammer
Last updated: 11.09.2004 14:16
||Well, it seams like this project hit a
But, today I have some news, I've had a major breakthrough, and now
my little trammer has animated wheels that actually rotates - wow!
Yes, for me that's a big WOW!. Not to difficult either. Now I just
need to figure out how to make a handle and brake to work with
inside "Driver" in Trainz...
For now I use the "DCC" mode which just uses two
keyboard buttons to drive with.
From a little earlier I also put in a driver made from a figure
that "TheCowboy" (Trainz username) has made available on
Not the best look of the figure, since my redone of it was not a
very good one, but at least from a distance it looks okay - more
work to be done later when I feel for it...
For now, here's some pictures and 2 animated gif's showing of my
wheels - bad looking, but still, it's my wheels... :-)
||I'm back..! :-) Yes, I've been out (or was it
in...) testing my new trammer... By just adding an attachment called
a.light0 in gmax and nothing more in the config.txt file I was able
to have some light showing me the way in the tunnel - cool!
Okay then, it might not impress you at all, but me, I found this SO
COOL!! :-) Below is some pictures from this trip, and I've also just
to be nice added some pictures of that maiden trip with the pink
Enjoy the pictures, sorry it is so many, but I'm so proud I just had to
take many pictures to show who ever cares to watch! :-)
Look how small he his compared to his big brother at right (2')...
Coming around the bend - yes, colors are all wrong, but...
Ups, light went out...
It's now Monday afternoon, and I'm still working on my little Mancha...
;-) Or, more truthful right now, my page about it...
I started yesterday with a paintjob, and have continued today - and for
the moment I'm happy about how it turned out. It looks good inside of gmax
where today's pictures are from - and also quite okay inside TOE. Just
wonder how it will look inside of Trainz, as I haven't been in there since
yesterday... Hopefully not to bad.
As you can see on the pictures I still need to "dirty it up" but
I guess that will happen while it's in use... :-) Oh, no, the computer
will not to it, so I have to do it...? Okay, if you say so... :-)
Anyway, I still have to read up on how to make lights working, how to
animate the wheels so they rotate, how to make the power up/down thing
actually work and so on - but still, being my first real engine I'm really
proud of it!!
Okay, no more babbling, I will show you all (?) the pictures... ;-)
I've just done
something I should have done before actually try building this - a search
on the Internet... ;-)
Not that I found so
very much interesting, but beside finding 1 page featuring a real model of
the one I have plans for - that page is here
- I also learned a little and saw a couple of pictures of some real ones.
But I found the model so cool I just had to update my page with a link to
I have also been successful
of getting the engine to both show up in Trainz, and actually ride along
the track, and wow, I even got the "inside" view to work! Had
hard time with that on my first secret engine...
Okay then, still
need to get a better engine file for it, and paint it - now it is bright
pink and therefore I have no pictures of the test run... Beside, I had
some track problems...
But, I'm getting there, I'm getting there! :-)
is dedicated to my first (okay then, second...) ever engine/locomotive for
Trainz! My first engine was in fact looking like something else, and is
still more or less a secret (only two other's outside this house has heard
about it, 1 actually seen it...) so making this page means I will put out
for the whole world to see my version of a small little mine engine called
a Mancha trammer!
This is a battery locomotive, meant to be used to haul ore cars out of
the mines, it's small being just 1,5ton, and runs on just 18" gauge
(ca 45,72cm) but according to the drawing I used (found in the NG&SLG
Sep/Oct 2000 edition, page 88) it's the most popular sized models in the
Not knowing much about either the industry or the engine I just tell you
what I've reading... :-)
The fact that I have no idea about this stuff means that I actually
have some small problems modeling this, so if you happen to know this
engine and thinks my model is way off - well, remember, I don't know what
I'm doing, I just tried following a drawing so I could get my self a model
I could ride inside Trainz so I could inspect my mine tunnels without
||There's already an model of a Mancha engine at the
Trainz download station, made by X200
(Trainz user name - hyperlink just work if you have Trainz installed
and registered), and is available as a 2' gauge locomotive.
You see it on the left as it moves by in an old animation that I
made long time ago, using one of my old mine tunnels, the locomotive
and some 2' coal cars made by someone I just can't seam to remember
who is now.
Me wanting a smaller gauge, and more true to spec as the one above as
far as I know is more or less freelanced, I went through my magazines in
search of a drawing..
I actually wanted an electric trolley one, or an compressed air driven
one - but this seamed like an easy modeling project so I tried this one...
It took me the some hours Friday night, and the whole Saturday to get
to the point you see in the pictures! And still lot of works left...
It needs to be painted - think I make it bright pink... ;-)
It needs some sort of attachments to work inside Trainz.
It needs I would guess rotating wheels, working light, operating things,
like the brakes and the forward/backward thing...
It needs an engine spec to be able to drive in Trainz
And so on...
But, all that is still to come, right now, here's the pictures I took
last night just before I went to bed!