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Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:44 pm
by Classical Modder
Hi all. I am trying to make a custom map which uses drivable trains as the main vehicle for the Axis team.

I know that BF1942 has a lack of railway rolling stock (locomotives, freight cars, train signals and railroad crossing signals) but I know a few mods that have some nice meshes like BG42 (the BR52 DB Class locomotive) and FH (train station and railroad crossing signals). The main thing I'm looking for are railside speed signals and I can't seem to find them in any mod. Does anyone know of some mods that would have them?

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:39 am
by takiwa
Not sure, but couldn't you just model them yourself? This is a fairly easy object to knock out in a few minutes...

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:00 pm
by Classical Modder
takiwa wrote:Not sure, but couldn't you just model them yourself? This is a fairly easy object to knock out in a few minutes...


Making them from scratch would take too much time plus I'm not a modeller. Only solution is to port some models from Turbosquid or another model library.

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:55 pm
by takiwa
post a few pics of what you need, if I have some spare time I'll try to do a couple

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:40 am
by Classical Modder
takiwa wrote:post a few pics of what you need, if I have some spare time I'll try to do a couple


Semaphores are already in BG42, so those don't need to be made.

I have searched a bit and found this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Medium.jpg

These are position light signals, and they were first introduced on North American railways circa 1920 according to my research. I have no idea if these signals were used in Europe in WW2. Perhaps electric light signals were just starting to make an appearance on European railways in the 1930s-1940s, but I couldn't confirm that with my research.

EDIT:

These pictures were taken in Germany in WWII, I can confirm they used position light signals back then:

Picture 1: Overhead position light signal on the top right corner of the image: https://wwiitracings.files.wordpress.co ... aiting.jpg

Picture 2: Another type of signal is shown here, consisting of alternating yellow and black squares (middle of the picture): https://wwiitracings.files.wordpress.co ... tation.jpg

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:05 am
by takiwa
gonna be a few days, I'm getting my mod ready for the next release, but shouldn't be too hard to knock those out...you owe me $5 :)

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:52 pm
by takiwa
ok, I've looked at the pics you posted and it's gonna be hard to model from them when there is so much that isn't shown...do you have any better pics for reference?

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:20 pm
by Classical Modder
takiwa wrote:ok, I've looked at the pics you posted and it's gonna be hard to model from them when there is so much that isn't shown...do you have any better pics for reference?


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NS ... PROACH.jpg

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CN ... Signal.jpg

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:OV ... Medium.jpg

http://www.customsignals.com/oscale-ns-bo-style.php


https://hiveminer.com/Tags/eisenbahnsignal/Timeline


https://hiveminer.com/Tags/eisenbahn%2Chauptsignal

This is the best I can do right now.

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:04 am
by takiwa
I'll work on these over this weekend, just released my 3.02 patch for Warfront so I have some time now :)

Re: Railroad equipment and rolling stock in bf1942

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:43 am
by takiwa
Ok, I did 2 standalone markers, plus I have the round and oval lightboards exported by themselves so you can add them to other statics. Let me know if these are ok...

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