Australian MSTS @ steam4me Infrastructure & vegetation

STRUCTURES
INFRASTRUCTURE & VEGETATION

(basically anything you need to install with Route Editor)

Updated Thursday 19-Nov-2015
 

UPDATE 19-NOV-2015: Infrastructure Section being rebuilt: most links should work whilst "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" even if some images don't appear.
Files with visible thumbnail images will link to pages that have been updated recently.

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INTRODUCTION

While working on a route I started to find some "issues" with existing shapes for route development:
  1. a lack of constant nomenclature meant that something like "factory3" (for example) could be anything from a small country warehouse to a large industrial complex;

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  3. the .ACE files didn't necessarily have the same or even vaguely similar names to the .S and .SD files (eg "ukcrossgate.s" looks for "levelcrossing.ace") .  After a couple of weeks, it became impossible to remember the filenames, necessitating running the .S file through SFM to uncompress it, then looking within the .S file at the names of the ACE files required for that model shape  - most unsatisfactory;

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  5. no consistency on where to find the data required for adding the item to a .REF file; and

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  7. no consistency of including, naming or placing readme.txt files, so an UNZIP could over-write a previous readme.txt which had been placed anywhere from \Microsoft Games\ to \Routes\MyRoute.
I therefore developed a standard which I'm using on all structures and infrastructure items at this site.  I will still be using an installer, but the end-user will still need to move shape and texture files as well add the model's details to the .REF file, but this procedure will be made as consistent and simple as possible.

Every model on this page will open into a folder within the "Routes" folder of MSTS.  This folder will be known as "AU_AddOns" and each model will install into its own folder underneath.  Each model's .S, .SD, .ACE, readme, add_to_ref files will be consistently and clearly named so that you can identify all the components of the model;  all WILL begin with AU_, something I introduced when this overall web site was initiated.  See the image below for an example.

The "readme.txt" and the "add_to_ref.txt" will remain in the folder, shapes and textures will be in their own folders.  This means if you need to re-install a model, or you wish to acknowledge the copyright owner in the route you will be distributing, you will have no trouble in finding this information.

The readme.txt file will contain a folder map of what files go where as well as the classification and the name you will find it under when you click on Placement | More in RE (which brings up the "Object Selector" pane shown below).

I hope that this will assist the route builders in keeping track of their Australian model add-ons.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click on the Image beside the name of the model you are interested in;

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  3. the page that opens gives you a picture, a brief description and a link to download an .EXE file:  download the .EXE file to a folder of your choice, perhaps "My Downloads".  Then browse to the folder with Windows Explorer and double-click on the file to commence its installation.  Click on "Next" or "Ok" to commence the installation and read the readme.txt printed on the screen;
     
  4.  you will then need to copy the shapes to the route's Shapes folder and the textures to the Texture folder.  The add_to_ref file contains the fragment of code that needs to be added to the route's .REF file.  Thereafter it's a simple matter to find the model in the Placement | More section of Route Editor.

STATION STRUCTURES / RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE
Click here for download info about the Fettler's Shed
New South Wales Fettler's Shed
3d model by Gavin Woolf
textures by Michael Thompson
Click here for download info about the PC2 station
New South Wales PC2 Railway Station
3d model and textures by Michael Thompson
Click here for more information about Peter Newell's speed limits nad mileposts
New South Wales Government Railways Speed limit posts and mile posts
3d model and textures by Peter Newell
Click here for more information about Russell Beer's VIC Gordon Railway Station
Victoria - Gordon Railway Station
3d model and textures by Russell Beer
Click here for more information about Michael Thompson's NSW G3 Goods Shed
New South Wales G3 Goods Shed
3d model and textures by Michael Thompson
Click here for more information about these NSW Signal Boxes
New South Wales 1912 Elevated Signal Box
3d model and textures by Michael Thompson
Click here for more info about Carisbrook Railway Station
Victoria - Carisbrook Railway Station
& Goods Shed
3d model and textures by Russell Beer
Click here for more information
Victoria - Talbot's Small Goods Shed
(two versions - with / without signs )
3d model and textures by Russell Beer
Click here for more information
New South Wales Suburban Station A8 type
3d model and textures by Michael Thompson
Click here for more information
New South Wales Country Station 
A4 type
3d model and textures by Michael Thompson
Click here for more information
Victorian Medium-Sized Signal Box
(two versions - Ballarat East Signal Box
& generic tall signal box)
3d model and textures by Russell Beer
Click here for more information
Victorian Large-Sized Signal Box
(Ballarat "A" Signal Box)
3d model and textures by Russell Beer
Victorian Railways buffer stops and baulks
3d model and textures by James Brook
~ links to James' website ~
OTHER BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES
Click here for download information about this sub-terminal
Victoria - Grain Elevators Board (GEB)
Medium Silo and Grain Shed

3d model and textures by Russell Beer
Victorian "Goldfields" buildings Volume 1
3d model and textures by Russell Beer
Click here for download information about this sub-terminal
Victoria - Ultima Grain Sub-Terminal
3d model and textures by Russell Beer
Click here for information about downloading these Grain Silos
New South Wales Grain Silos
S08, S016, S024 types
3d model and textures by E P Norrell
 
VEGETATION
Click here for more information
Australian Tree Fern
3d model & Texture by Yuri Sos
Click here for more information about this dry grass
Dry Grass Texture
Texture by Dave Nelson
Click here for more information about this palm tree
Canary Island Palm(~12m)
Texture by Yuri Sos
Click here for more information about James Hart's gum trees
Australian Eucalypts Set #1
(four varieties)
3d model and textures by James Hart
Click here for more information about Michael Thompson's gum trees
Australian Eucalypts Set #2
(eight varieties)
3d model and textures by Michael Thompson
Click here for more information about the Golden Wattle Trees
Golden Wattle Tree
Texture by Christopher Sos
LIVESTOCK
Click here for more information about Paul Gausden's Australian birds
Australian Birds Vol.1
(cockatoos, galahs and crows - static and flying)
3d model, textures and animation by Paul Gausden
Click here for more information about Paul Gausden's Kangaroo Hazard
Kangaroo Hazard
3d model, textures and animation by Paul Gausden
Click here for more information about Paul Gausden's Emus
Emus (two varieties)
3d model and textures by Paul Gausden
Click here for more information about Paul Gausden's Kangaroos
Kangaroos
(three varieties)
3d model and textures by Paul Gausden

14 Jan 2004, 19-Nov-2015