This series of locomotives is intended to fill in the major gap of steam power for Trainz between the 0-6-0 switcher and the 4-8-2. The first group covers shortline motive power (They all happen to be Baldwins, but ALCo and Lima built similar locomotives). These locomotives are set up to be easily relettered by using a tga with alpha channel for all lettering. The light 2-8-2 and Northern Pacific F1 are also set up this way, but not standardized as these are.
How to reskin these
Create a new folder in your TRS2004/World/Custom/Trains directory, and name it to whatever you like (let's use aliasexample). Copy the *_art folder from the original asset into aliasexample; Copy text.texture.txt and text.tga from the original asset's *_body folder into aliasexample; And finally, copy the config.txt and any scripts (ending in .gs) into aliasexample.
Now that all the files are copied, open config.txt. Change the line kuid to alias. Then add a new kuid line above it and fill in your own kuid. Change the Name, Company, Origin, and Description tags to taste.
After modifying your config, you can edit the texture. This is the break down of the text.tga for a tender while this is the break down of number.tga for a locomotive.
For TRS2006, do the above, but change TRS2004/World/Custom/Trains to any folder you want, then drag onto CMP when you are done.
For any Trainz Classics release, the engine probably doesn't work.
The 2-6-0, 4-4-0s, 2-6-2, and 4-6-0s use trw1089's Pacific engine sound, on the DLS, while the rest use billegulla's NZR K engine sound which is also on the DLS. The engineer and fireman are based on meshes made by elvenor. The whistle recording is from Kevin Wood; it is a recording of the whistle used on Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad's General II (nee RR&G 104).
Baldwin Shortline Locomotives
Common files used by many of the following generic locomotives.
Shortline Steam Cab
A typical cab found on Baldwin's shortline steam power of the 1910s and 1920s. It is specifically based on the cab of Chattahoochee Valley 21, currently under restoration at the Southeastern Railway Museum
Modern 2-6-0 (Mogul)
Baldwin built many 2-6-0s like this one for light freight service on shortlines, but most had slide valves. Because of the piston valves, this is not based on any specific locomotive, but is a composite of several similar locomotives.
Modern 4-4-0s (Americans)
There are two styles of modern (1920s) 4-4-0s in this package. The lighter type was sold to a few logging railroads and smaller short lines. They were generally intended as passenger power, though I know of at least one logging railroad that used one on log trains. The light 4-4-0 is based on Red River & Gulf 104, which was sold to the Louisiana Eastern as #1, and then to Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad as their "General II." In August 2007 the locomotive was donated to the Southeastern Railway Museum, and was moved to the museum's Duluth, Georgia site in late April 2008.
The heavier type saw service as passenger power on shortlines and some class one carriers. It is based on San Antonio & Aransas Pass #60, later Texas & New Orleans #260, Louisiana Eastern #2, and finally Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad's "Texas II."
Light 2-6-2 (Prairie)
Baldwin built many of these light 2-6-2s to logging and shortline railroads. This one is based on Reader Railroad #11.
Modern 2-8-0 (Consolidation)
Baldwin built many 2-8-0s like these for shortline service. There are two versions, one with a high headlight and one with a centered headlight. The centered headlight version is based on Chattahoochee Valley #21, currently under cosmetic restoration at the Southeastern Railway Museum of Duluth, Georgia. The high headlight version is based on Huntington & Broad Top Mountain 38.
Medium 4-6-0 (Ten wheeler)
4-6-0s of this style were common dual service power on shortlines and Class one carriers for many years. There are two versions, one with a high headlight and one with a centered headlight. The high headlight version is based on Atlanta, Birmingham, & Coast 104, while the centered headlight model is based on Missouri & North Arkansas 20.
Heavy 57" 2-8-2 (Mikado)
The 2-8-2 could be found in freight service on almost any railroad. While later 2-8-2s with 63" drivers were much heavier, when compared to other 2-8-2s with 57" drivers, this is a fairly heavy engine. There are two versions, one with a high headlight and one with a centered headlight. The high headlight version is based on Atlanta, Birmingham, & Coast 204, while the centered headlight model is based on Missouri & North Arkansas 50.
Baldwin Standard "Not a Russian" 2-10-0 (Decapod)
The 2-10-0 could be found in freight service on almost any railroad where heavy trains needed to be moved over a lightly built line. There are two versions, one with a high headlight and one with a centered headlight. The high headlight version is based on Great Western 90, currently operating at the Strasburg Railroad. The centered headlight model is based on Gainesville Midland 203, currently awaiting restoration at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia.
If you were wondering, yes. I do volunteer at the Southeastern Railway Museum.
New York Central K-11 4-6-2 (Pacific)
This represents a large class of short drivered Pacifics built for the New York Central during the 1910s. Some may have been sold to other railroads. There were some similar engines built for other roads, as well. Note: needs the USRA cab.
USRA Steam Locomotives
Note: Thanks to Billegulla for granting permission to modify his K class sound set.
A standard cab for USRA engines. It is equipped with a stoker, which makes it usable on most USRA road engines. It is also suitable for several non-USRA designs.
USRA Light 2-8-2 (Mikado)
The light 2-8-2 of the United States Railroad Administration was the most common of the standard designs while the railroads were under USRA control, with 625 examples constructed. More copies were built later on, for a total of about 1250. These could be found on many major railroads, and many similar locomotives were also in service on many railroads.
USRA Light 4-8-2 (Mountain)
There were only 47 examples of these 4-8-2s built under USRA control. However, many copies were built later on.
USRA Light 2-10-2 (Santa Fe)
There were 94 examples of the light 2-10-2s built under USRA control. 4 copies followed after the end of the USRA, and that was it. They had very short (57") drivers, which was good for the drag freight era... which ended very soon after they were built. Even though they were not ideal for the post drag era, the light 2-10-2s did remain in service until the end of steam.
USRA 2-8-8-2 (Mallet)
The 2-8-8-2 was the largest of the standard designs built under the USRA. 80 were built for three roads under USRA control, with copies built for at least two addional lines. Even though Mallets fell by the wayside at the end of the drag freight era, the USRA engines and copies remained in service until the end of steam.
These require many pieces of content from Auran's Download Station. Search for:
Undecorated EMD SD7/9
Undecorated EMD SD7/9 cab
The EMD SD series began with these in 1952. SD stood for "Special Duty," and these early SDs were essentially stretched GPs with extra axles. This one is undecorated and its got a lot of bitz you can swap around.
D&RGW EMD SD7
D&RGW EMD SD7 cab
The EMD SD series began with these in 1952. SD stood for "Special Duty," and these early SDs were essentially stretched GPs with extra axles. This one is in the original D&RGW road switcher scheme.
CofG EMD SD9
CofG EMD SD9 cab
The EMD SD series began with these in 1952. SD stood for "Special Duty," and these early SDs were essentially stretched GPs with extra axles. This one is in the original CofG road switcher scheme.
The EMD SD series began with these in 1952. SD stood for "Special Duty," and these early SDs were essentially stretched GPs with extra axles. This is a fictional chop-nose rebuild.
This page last updated September 28, 2013
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