Changes to QUARTA Wiki Page, routes, stops, map
I'm in the midst of changing a lot with the QUARTA System. In redrawing all of the tracks on the OGF map, (as of Nov. 17th I have all but line 9 complete and station platforms on most lines, but still in progress) a lot of stations are moving and changing names. Because of that, a lot of the station lists and such are about to change soon. Also, lines 2, 3, and 5 are also getting express service. Most of the changes I've been making to this wiki are for to set it up for the new stuff and making it look more uniform. I'm happy to say that what you see on this page and on the OGF map is the beginning of the future of QUARTA. :) --Ernestpcosby (talk) 20:59, 17 November 2015 (CET)
More sketchup models
I've started building a QUARTA Q700 subway car based on your picture. By luck I gave it longitudinal seating (facing across the aisle) and each section is 16.3m long (excluding the articulated sections) and 2.45m wide, which I assume is within your loading gauge. A couple of questions:
Are the new trains driverless or should cabs be provided? Cloth or plastic seat covering? - Freedemia is a hot country, but one in which vandalism is probably quite rare. Third rail or overhead electrification? Colour of interior features? - I am going with red and blue
I also have a complete model of a Karolian suburban train which I could reskin for use on Freedemiam railways. However I notice all your cars in QUARTA are built by Chang e Sainz (the Class 043 is built in Karolia by Celedo Rail), and also the cars would have to be narrowed a little for standard gauge rails unless you have a very wide loading gauge. Do you want to 'buy' some for mainline surface railways?
- Thank you! Well, the Q700s are not driverless, (although its successors, the Q790s, probably will be) so there would be a cab at the front and back of each car (Each one is sort of accordioned in the middle, similar to the model of the Karolian train but with an additional "front"-piece in the back).
- While some seats do face each other across the aisle on each train, I actually had meant that seats face forward and backward towards each other in booth-like seating, with 2 seats facing 2 seats forward or backward :P But you don't have to change that, some trains probably would have longitudinal seating throughout, especially on smaller lines and on night/low service times, so that still works. :)
- I'd say plastic seat covering, but slightly cushioned (if that's a thing).
- Not much vandalism in Freedemia (although sometimes on older trains QUARTA may allow some "sanctioned grafitti/mural art" on trains, since it wasn't until the Q550 trains in the 1990's that they had an outside design like that picture, before then it was just silverish like NYC's old trains. But I digress.)
- The trains operate with a third rail. I'd say leave the poles and such silver, but make the seats red and blue (maybe white with red and blue cushions by section).
- I'd say we could purchase a small amount of Class 043 trains, as the suburban system is expanding. (Currently it's only 2 lines but even those lines are somewhat new, and eventually at least one more line is likely.)
Here's a render of the Q700 set, I can make more from different angles
Wow! Looks great! Thanks again! The only other angle I can think of would be one from the side. --Ernestpcosby (talk) 16:30, 22 April 2016 (CEST) Would it be possible to change the bottom part of the display to just say "Capitol West/Mathersboro/Downtown/Highfield Line"? Some of the listings are a little off and it seems a bit crowded on the bottom. (The top part labeled Highfield U is great the way it is, though it might work better as Highfld Univ.) --Ernestpcosby (talk) 16:58, 22 April 2016 (CEST)
Oh, I can change that. The idea is that it's a scrolling list of all the stops on the route which runs along the LCD display. I can also do a render of the interior showing the chequered seat design I came up with and the line maps.
Regarding the Class 043 suburban units, it turns out that actually they fit into standard gauge loading gauge at 2990mm wide, so no need to narrow them. I am adding pantograph equipment for overhead lines and am going to give them the designation class C16 for running numbers (copying London Underground practice to simply use the year they were first in service) and a slightly different colour scheme.--Sarepava (talk) 01:25, 23 April 2016 (CEST)
- Ohhhhhhhh XD that makes more sense. And that sounds good. Thanks again! --Ernestpcosby (talk) 05:44, 23 April 2016 (CEST)
Here is an interior shot of the new C16 commuter rail units. I've used green as the main colour as this is what the suburban lines are coloured on the map. The maps in the cars are illuminated information screens. Exterior render underneath...
The colour scheme has a thicker blue section than metro cars, and the front has been modified from the Karolian version 'to meet Freedemian lighting regulations'. Pantograph added. This is a quick render, a better one with more realistic lights will follow, and the QUARTA logos and Freedemian stock numbers added. --Sarepava (talk) 02:16, 28 April 2016 (CEST)