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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2013, 12:51:35 AM »
I have just pushed some improvements to the BR Class 104 DMU along similar lines to the above in this commit. Samples:











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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2013, 06:29:34 PM »
I have now added the BR Class 120 DMU in this commit. This was an early (1958) cross-country DMU intended for longer distance journeys, fulfilling a similar role to the later class 123, albeit with a slightly lower top speed (68mph as against 70mph) and slightly lower comfort, with a more basic buffet, as depicted in these images of the interior of a preserved centre carriage:





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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2013, 12:04:21 AM »
I have now also added what I hope is a full set of liveries for the BR Class 419 MLV (the original versions of the image had a lighter blue colour than other vehicles), together with some improvement of the cab roof area, bogies and underframes. Images:










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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2013, 12:53:16 AM »
Good work. Been trying to merge some of these into standard. Noticed that the roofs on the 104 green livery don't match. To my eye the front vehicle has the better shade could you change the others to match please?

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2013, 09:35:02 AM »
Ahh, thank you for spotting that: the issue was inconsistent specular colours. Corrected images:






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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2013, 10:14:05 AM »
Looking into the Class 499 TLV (source), it seems that it is incorrect to use the MLV graphics as had been done previously: these were simply Mk. I BGs with the gangways plated up and that had been through-wired for multiple unit operation. I have made the necessary amendments to the .dat files in this commit, and given it its own dedicated graphic as follows:



It is hard to find much information about these elusive vehicles, and there are no photographs. Since they were only in service between 1968 and 1975, I have given them only the one livery - the all over blue that seemed to be used on mail/parcels vehicles in that time. If anyone knows better, I should be happy to add more liveries.

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2013, 04:13:27 PM »
In this commit, I update the graphics for the BR Class 489 GLV, giving it two liveries: the original livery in which it was introduced, with the wrap-around yellow front ends, and the later livery with the partial yellow front ends permitted after the introduction of the high intensity headlamp. Images:







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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2013, 07:04:05 PM »
very nice work.

I always wondered why 489 didn't have yellow front ends before.

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2013, 07:16:38 PM »
Ahh, it always did have yellow ends: but the vehicle appears in the depot in reverse (intended to go at the other end to a class 73 or similar), so you would not see the cab ends.

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2013, 12:50:08 AM »
Just a note that I've committed the following changes to standard:

From:
https://github.com/jamespetts/simutrans-pak128.britain/commit/24143911224c0fc6e8741228375989ee409ab20b

Committed new versions of BR 123 blue grey.
Have NOT committed BR mk 1 suburban maroon and suburban brake maroon. As I've not looked at whether standard uses front or rear brake.

https://github.com/jamespetts/simutrans-pak128.britain/commit/36fd6a064ecda422449ff67ead0e2d0b54ac10c9

Committed new version of BR 128 green.

https://github.com/jamespetts/simutrans-pak128.britain/commit/d22d37646ceb15eb5bcee761273f7d17fc0c62aa
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https://github.com/jamespetts/simutrans-pak128.britain/commit/f52c18b1acd5f9392400b4a50b8a8982608ac044

Committed new version of BR 104 green.

https://github.com/jamespetts/simutrans-pak128.britain/commit/be663f3e78921ea74dce4be87631f8ff00ed81b8

Committed new vehicle BR 120


As a note to myself/others the following commits haven't been added to standard yet:
https://github.com/jamespetts/simutrans-pak128.britain/commit/bc0bace3d70365e45117ca0f2da97bc278e9561f
https://github.com/jamespetts/simutrans-pak128.britain/commit/bd1e2e6ca250d2353ff71de7c39c8490bb841d03
https://github.com/jamespetts/simutrans-pak128.britain/commit/1eb1be4ba61b84002dc0a8399d18d97c8d13e16a




I've also revamped the unit constraints for 104, 117, 121 and 128 in standard. It looked like these were meant to be able to all be connected together so that's what I've allowed. Some constraints were missing (Green) off the end of unit names, others  had completely wrong vehicles resulting in odd combinations.

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2013, 05:17:48 PM »
James,

I was looking in the github page for the .png and .dat files for the updated Mk1 carriages (specifically the BR Maroon livery) to see if I could get them into my local version of Pak128 Britain (1.14). I am having trouble locating them, unless they're staring me in the face on the page. Any assistance is greatly appreciated! Sorry to drag this thread back up.

Thanks!

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2013, 06:45:42 PM »
The .dat files from Pak128.Britain-Ex (the Experimental version) can be found here, and the images can be found in the /images subfolder.

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2014, 05:20:24 PM »
Kieron, How far did you get in merging these into Standard?

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2014, 06:49:58 PM »
Nothing since above post.

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2014, 09:40:45 PM »
That would make sense. Somehow I managed to miss that post of yours. Not sure how - it's pretty big!

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2014, 12:09:08 AM »
Incidentally, two comments which might assist: the idea of a front break was introduced in Experimental; Standard, so far as I am aware, has so far used only rear brakes, although there is no reason in principle that Standard should not also have front brakes, as the rationale is the same in both, and it has the added advantage of reducing clutter in the depot window by showing only one carriage type of each set (the front break) at any one time, and then showing the other carriages in that set only when the front brake is selected.

The removal of "(Green)" and other livery designations in the actual names of vehicles is something that I have been doing slowly in Experimental, as this no longer makes any sense in Experimental given that we have a system of having multiple liveries for the same vehicle there. It is a matter for some consideration whether Standard should retain these livery designations in the names, as it seems to make little sense to have different vehicles just to have different liveries, and this may be confusing to players; it is probably better to stick with a single livery in Standard for each vehicle unless there are any plans to import Experimental's multiple livery system, or something like it.

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Re: Improving the graphics of the BR Mk. I carriages
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2014, 08:24:42 PM »
I'm now up to speed with these commits (I think).