Started by The Hood, September 27, 2009, 09:05:40 PM
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Quote from: The Hood on January 03, 2013, 07:14:40 PMLooking on his blog here: http://simutrans-creations.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/ships there is a blender model. Zeno, if you're reading this, can we have it please? The two liners QE2 and Baltic could also be good additions.EDIT: I should add that any of the pak128.Britain blends are of course free to adapt for pak128 style too. The blends aren't so detailed (except kierongreen's!), but I've not found that necessary at the scale they get rendered...
Quote from: jamespetts on January 05, 2013, 10:55:27 AMDo you mean the LCC paddle steamer or some other boat? I based them on the size of the steam tugs slightly enlarged (for the earlier boats), and then made the later boats progressively slightly larger again. Were these boats not larger than the tugs...?
Quote from: jamespetts on January 05, 2013, 12:49:42 PMMay I ask - what is the basis for some of the data on some of these ships, especially the passenger capacity and weight? The iron paddle steamer seems to have a capacity of 80, which seems too low compared to ships only a few years later, and also has the same tonnage as the wooden paddle steamer, which does not seem right. The cross-channel ferries of the inter-war years have a capacity of around 1,000, yet in pictures, they look decidedly larger than much earlier coastal steamers, such as the famous PS Columba (see here), which carried over two thousand passengers. Also, is the "Clyde steamer" of 1860 in scale with the iron paddle steamer of 1844? It seems a little on the large side given its relatively low passenger capacity.
Quote from: jamespetts on January 05, 2013, 12:49:42 PMFurther, do we perhaps need to give some consideration to the issue of the consistency of naming? A number of ships have generic names (such as "iron paddle steamer" or "clyde steamer") whereas others have the names of specific ships (such as "SS Invicta"). It seems to be a matter of chance whether the ships have generic or specific names. There seems to me some benefit in using generic names throughout, as the names refer to a type of ship rather than a specific ship. Indeed, players might wish to give their specific individual ships of the same class unique names, and it would be confusing if the generic name of the class of ship is actually the name of a specific ship.