A little survey

How realistic is the rail texture?

  • Extremely Realistic

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Very Realistic

    Votes: 13 59.1%
  • Somewhat realistic

    Votes: 6 27.3%
  • Not too realistic

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Not realistic at all

    Votes: 1 4.5%

  • Total voters
    22
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Hi,

Just a little poll to see what you think about the rail textures. The rails are semi-rusty as theres only a few trains running on them each day.

Question: How realistic would you rate the rail textures on the picture below?

Edit: Please rate the rails NOT the ballast or sleepers. If you think its unrealistic( compare to this picture http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8067/45mph7fs.jpg ), please suggest how it could be more realistic (e.g colour needs to be more purple/ red etc...)





Poll closed upon request from 'EmergencyBrake' - Coxster
 
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Met Driver

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class 313 said:
Very nice, looks like tube trains use it so i dont see how only a few trains use it a day but still very nice
Assuming the shot was taken from EB's Ongar route, I think it's pretty accurate! The branch hardly had a service to boast about in the years running up to its closure! :lol:
 

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IMHO, the rails look a bit on the thin side; might pay to check what width it should be using a suitable reference.
 
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Seth said:
Assuming the shot was taken from EB's Ongar route, I think it's pretty accurate! The branch hardly had a service to boast about in the years running up to its closure! :lol:
Yes, during 1992, only three trains ran the branch in the morning and four in the evening, this makes only seven trains per day.

Dennis said:
IMHO, the rails look a bit on the thin side; might pay to check what width it should be using a suitable reference.
Hmmm, not sure about that. The mesh for the rails was from the LUL rails objects but the rail texture was from EOR's own track which I have tinted using Irfanview.
 

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Colour looks fine - I was just questioning the actual width of the rail, looked a bit thin to me.

(It's not always safe to assume objects already in existence are correct; learnt that one the hard way, I built a BVE2 route many years ago with narrow guage track that I had copied from another UK mainline route!)
 

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Dennis said:
(It's not always safe to assume objects already in existence are correct; learnt that one the hard way, I built a BVE2 route many years ago with narrow guage track that I had copied from another UK mainline route!)
Must have been a while ago - lots of the early routes used Japanese narrow gauge track.
 

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If you want me to get picky, then i'd say if you want the route to look well used, get a silver line of varing widths going along the rail heads, to make the route look well used.

Generally though, it does look very good
 
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