Noname Mine & Mill #1
Last updated: 11.07.2004 03:53
Not much done, was in Maastrich with Tore today for our weekly laser for
his eyes, hopefully this is last time now. Next time - 3rd august - he
will not have laser, just a normal checkup to see that everything has gone
okay and that they can proceed with whatever step they need to take next.
But, I've continued this afternoon with something I started yesterday, put
in track attachments in the mesh inside Gmax an let Trainz attach the
Unfortunately there's no way to make a switch this way, so those has
to be put in by hand inside of Trainz - which in this case is a real drag
as 1 is inside the building, and while the other is out on a bridge
it's still a very tight spot to do it in.
But I managed to do it, and it works... :-)
Next to do is make 2 bins, one ore bin in top of mill, and 1 coal bin in
that shed between the mill and the crib wall. Also needs to put in some
sort of a platform at the mill output in the front - and add the two
tracks I need to transfer this into a working Trainz industry.
Yes, I now, I need to add some script work too... Not looking forward to
And, I need something to run on that 18 inch gauge I've installed - need
to try my hand on an engine and some ore cars - because as you see, this
horse is to big to use... :-)
Anyway, wanted to just give an quick update and show some more pictures -
mostly of my newly laid 18" track... ;-)
Been trying to get a ground texture working, not as easy as I had hoped.
Made one from 1 of the pictures I took in the Cripple Creek area, and it
looks kinda good in both Gmax and TOE - but inside Trainz it didn't worked
quit as good.
I also found a horse that Barry (once more, it's a Trainz user name :-),
but also his first name...) had uploaded to the Download Station (DS) as a
so called "drivable horse" meaning it act's like a locomotive
and can be used on tracks (invisible mostly, but I used it to haul a
minecar as seen below) to drag different stuff along.
It's a little big I think for my need, but I could always make my
own... Oh no, not another project I would never finish... ;-) After
all, I need to make some proper mine cars soon, to use inside the mines...
Oh well, I just upload this two pictures I have, then go back to Gmax or
Not done much on this model, yesterday was not a good day as I got no
sleep on the night leading to it, beside, we where out a couple of trips -
after all, it was Sunday, can't stay in with the computer all day...
Anyway, I've been starting to build a bridge between mine and mill in
Gmax, but it's not visible very good on the pictures because the 2'
bridgetracks I've been using in order to have a train run on it... But it
Also more or less decided that my mine will not use 2'/24" track, but
instead go for a 18" track as I have some measurements for both a
battery tram engine and ore cars I sort of want to try build. And, most
mines seamed to use 18" gauge track inside the mine. :-)
But just for today's update I used my 2' track, a Mancha 1.12 Ton Battery Electric
engine made of X-200 (user name Trainz, real name Tim Gaskell) and 6
Merced ore cars made of what I think is narrowgauge (user name Trainz,
real name P.Pardoe-Matthews).
Noname Mine & Mill #1, this is just a model made for fun, and for
testing some ideas and textures - and, to get away from my normal duty for
Cripple Creek and Gilpin stuff... :-)
Based on a mine tunnel (The Gold Exploration Co. Tunnel) from Cripple
Creek and a mill (Avon mine & mill) from Gilpin (Central City)
The mine is not made from any Sanborn, just ideas from pictures I've seen.
The Mill is based on a picture I have of the Avon
Mill near Nevadaville in Gilpin county, meaning, it got served by the
And, since I already had a model of the Avon, and I needed/wanted to check
out some new textures I got from my Colorado trip, well, the idea ended up
in me spending now 2 days in Gmax and still not there yet.. ;-)
So far, I have a mine
tunnel with two buildings, 1 is the mine and it's tool shed and so on, and
the other is the powerhouse and such (this, is actually based on a
1900 Sanborn map of the mine), and then of course the mill itself.
Inside Trainz I've added
some tracks as the picture shows - but will try to see what I can get out
of Gmax as I want a little different look that my normal 2' NG track I
made for the Gilpin
But, for now, this is the
pictures I have from today.