-PE Models

1625 and 1622 Renders by Tim Muir

Posted on: May 12, 2012 by Pacific Electric 4 Comments
Tim Muir Collection

Tim Muir Collection

From Tim:

Here are a couple of the big juice jacks, 1622 and 1625 at "Santa Myrnaloya", named after one of my favorite old movie stars.

Tim Muir Collection

4 Responses

  1. Eriks Garsvo

    October 25, 2012

    HI, Tim
    i was wondering about your photos and they are very cool i do love pacific electric and they look like they are from a computer game? i have been trying to find a game were it would have pacific electric on it but no luck. i have trainz simulator 2012 and unfortunately didnt come with any cars do you just make up the photos or do they belong to a game? thanks Eriks

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    • Tim Muir

      January 15, 2013

      Hi Eriks,

      These renders are from Microsoft’s Train Simulator, which came out in 2001. It has been improved ten-fold by third party add-ons and patches from the original out of the box program. I use several different programs to create some of the buildings, all of the locos and cars seen in these pictures. The models are built using a program called Train Sim Modeler, by Abacus. I create the artwork that is applied to the wireframes in Paint Shop Pro, by Jasc Software. Much of the research material used for these models was supplied by many others in the Train Sim community, through the photos here and elsewhere. All these models are available for download at Elvas Tower dot com, free after you’ve contributed useful commentary on that site’s forums. The “route” where these pictures are taken is on my own creation, but not available.

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  2. Bob Davis

    October 26, 2012

    There’s a video game called “L. A. Noire” which has quite a bit of PE action in it. There’s even a PE Baldwin diesel switcher with the correct number of exhaust stacks on it.

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    • Tim Muir

      January 15, 2013

      Yes, I have the Xbox version, and it is a very fun game with 8 square miles of 1948 Los Angeles fairly accurately portrayed. The only PE cars you ever see running along the streets are PCC’s, everywhere. There are a couple of weird 100/600 -looking types hidden in the yards around the place. The Subway is well done, one of my favorite haunts. There are many glaring omissions, but it is only a game after all and not a perfect recreation. But it is very close! My main gripe with LA Noire is the cheap discs they come on, which crack due to the excessive heat these intense environments generate on the console.

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