A railway train from Wales

Well here is a little demo I have worked on during the last few weeks of this virus mess.

A Little Train

Idea based on the old narrow gauge railways that brought slate down from the quarries in Snowdonia to the coast. The locomotive is based on the Fairlie locos produced around the 1830s for the slate quarries. The railways survive as a tourist attraction now

Switch cameras at any time with the “c” key. Goes from an ArcRotate to a camera bound to the engine. Click on the little red signals to start engine (easiest with bound camera - you can just switch back as you want). Signals become active when you stop in front of them.

All created in Blender, the train animation is a baked (every two frames) from an “animate on a curve”

Steam particles and terrain texture created with Babylon.JS code.

Have fun and stay safe all, gryff :slight_smile:


EXCELLENT! Gryff, you da man! A rail sweet demo!

Really cooool!

Well, I’ve made a little update - now there is a tunnel for the train to pass through :

Train #2

Stay Safe All, gryff :slight_smile:


The locomotive I used as a model for the engine was the “Fairlie Single”. Now the Fairlie company produced a variety of locos including the one in the image below. It had two boilers, two smokestacks, two sets of driving wheels - but only one cab right in the middle. A single locomotive that was known as the “Fairlie Double” and it is still running today for tourists. The image below shows two of them together !!

Needed quite gradual curves - so could not de done on the demo as curves are too sharp.

Stay Safe All, gryff :slight_smile:


Now all you need is some switches and superelevation. :slight_smile:

Sorry, I used to work on MSTS 2 (the second attempt) before it got canceled.

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@bghgary - those are little locomotives (see image below) running on tracks just

about 24 inches apart - not the behemoths of MSTS :grin:

Stay Safe, gryff :slight_smile:

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