Making Tracks

One thing I’ve always wanted, but have never been able to have, is a rail system just as widespread and heavy as the American system, but with a wider gauge. Russian railways employ a gauge of about five feet instead of the standard 4 feet, 8.5 inches; India can run double-stacked containers on flatcars on their 5 foot 6 inch – gauge track. But neither of these I find to be quite right. While Indian practice is interesting, I felt their gauge to be just slightly too wide, while Russia’s doesn’t go far enough. So I’ve adopted the Irish gauge of 5 feet and 3 inches, and I’ve just made some track to that gauge in Blender. Once I texture these rails, Dertinia will finally have the track she deserves.


Looking down the rails:


On the shining trails of tomorrow.

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