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by SantaFebuff
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: Have These RSI Gate Lights Been Installed?
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Have These RSI Gate Lights Been Installed?

http://catalog.railroadsignalintl.com/i ... |1096|1022

I would love to see these come up near me.. interesting concept.

Cheers,
Joshua
by SantaFebuff
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Train Photo Of The Month
Topic: April 2014 Train Photo of the Month!
Replies: 1
Views: 2406

April 2014 Train Photo of the Month!

Hello guys, again, it's time for some pictures and good ol' competition.

Keep it fun and clean, I look forward to some good shots.

Cheers,
Joshua
by SantaFebuff
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Photo Of The Month
Topic: April 2014 Photo of the Month!
Replies: 2
Views: 3244

April 2014 Photo of the Month!

Sorry I'm 9 days late, school distracted me too much yet again.

Same rules as before, have at it!

Cheers,
Joshua
by SantaFebuff
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Railroad Crossing Gate Diagrams
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Railroad Crossing Gate Diagrams

I am talking about diameter.

3" is dangerously thin for a gate mechanism.

Cheers,
Joshua
by SantaFebuff
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Railroad Crossing Gate Diagrams
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Railroad Crossing Gate Diagrams

Looks like it. Most gate mechanism crossing signals are 5" poles.

Cheers,
Joshua
by SantaFebuff
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Railworks Pictures/Video
Topic: Railroad Crossing Model (WCH)
Replies: 4
Views: 5713

Re: Railroad Crossing Model (WCH)

A poly count is a the count of the polygons that are in the mesh or model. You don't want to make the bell too "high poly" or with too many polygons because each polygon must be rendered by the graphics card. It's quite wasteful to have a high poly bell. Like the regular definition of a polygon, it ...
by SantaFebuff
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Bell only crossings
Replies: 270
Views: 75909

Re: Bell only crossings

Image

Kentland, Indiana

Used to have signals at it at one point I'm sure. TP&W is known for it's corner-cutting abilities.

Cheers,
Joshua
by SantaFebuff
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Railworks Pictures/Video
Topic: Railroad Crossing Model (WCH)
Replies: 4
Views: 5713

Re: Railroad Crossing Model (WCH)

First off I would be careful with your poly count, but more pressing is that your yellow cylinder looks a little short. What I would do is make a plane the exact height and width of a WCH e-bell and texture it with a perfect side-on shot of a WCH e-bell and work from that as a reference. Like a blue...
by SantaFebuff
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 5667
Views: 721058

Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

YoshiDino90 wrote:Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha what does that stand for? It obviously doesn't mean "what the f***?"
I know the "W" means "Walkout". More information here, in this PDF:
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/53250096/WA ... -MODEL-WTF

Cheers,
Joshua
by SantaFebuff
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: What is the strangest Crossing signal you have seen?
Replies: 34
Views: 14716

Re: What is the strangest Crossing signal you have seen?

The sad part is a lot of motorists would take that stop sign more seriously than the crossbuck or a yield sign... but I agree, those don't offer the nice protection of flashing lights and a bell.

Cheers,
Joshua