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File: Airslide_50_GM_Gray/Readme_ADMX_53025.txt

ADMX 53025
A 55' Airslide hopper for MSTS
Version 1.2
Original models by George Mathews
Texture modifications by L. W. Shell. Some textures are based in part on photos by L. W. Shell. 

Repaint of George Mathews' BN 410501.

Wagon physics are similar to Plainsman's 4.93, with modifications by L. W. Shell
Couplers are Otto Prieger et al's Bin-compatible "rigid" couplers.

Unzip this folder directly to your Trainset folder. (Alternately, unzip this folder to any location convenient to you, then Move or Copy it to your Trainset folder.) Create a consist using this car, and enjoy. For ease of finding the new cars (one loaded, one empty) among your rolling stock, its name begins with "Airslide 50' ADMX... ...."

Airslide hoppers were built by General American Car company (GACX). This model is of the double bay" (actually two pairs of discharge bays side-by-side) 4180 cubic foot model, approximately 55 feet long. This car has gussets on the car ends. 

This first large model of the Airslide hopper was manufactured well into the 1980s. These cars often carried edible commodities such as flour, sugar, and bicarbonate of soda. Many of these cars are still in use. 

ATSF is provided in loaded and empty versions. The empty is based on a separate shape marked by a dingling cap near the air piping assembly.

These models are highly detailed, high-poly models, and are a bit resource-hungry. Each car is furnished with 4 LODs to ease computer resource use. They have not been field-tested on low-end computers.

Other thanks go to George Mathews II for his remarkable shape building, to Lee Gautreaux for his inspiration and research library, and to Otto Wipfel, Joe Morris and Bill Prieger for their work on Bin-suitable coupler values.

This MSTS model is for purposes of development and testing, and is not to be redistributed for any other purpose. It may not be used for any commercial purpose whatever. Redistribution of this model or any of its parts is prohibited.

Repainting, reskinning, or retexturing of this model for personal use is permitted. Any redistribution of any derivative work from this model is subject to the following terms:

--the model must be freeware and completely non-commercial.
--the model must include this readme file in its entirety.
--appropriate credit must be given to the model builder (George Mathews II) and to the repainter (L. W. Shell). Any photographer credited in this readme must be credited if the derivative work makes use of any part of any texture file based on that photograph. 
--the model must be uploaded only to the MopHouse file library. Any texture creator credited in this readme must be credited if the derivative work makes use of any part of that person's texture file. 
--the model must be uploaded only to the MopHouse file library.

Any exception to these terms requires express written consent of all contributors to this model.

L. W. Shell
18 April 2010


George Mathews' original readme file follows:

( Low BrakeWheel With Dangling Cap )

An add-on for Microsoft Train Simulator
Created by (c) George R Mathews II, 2008

Version 1.01 - (Released to Wayne Shell)

December 29, 2008

Original Model by: George R Mathews II
Original Textures by: George R Mathews II
Photographs by: Wayne Shell
Original .wag File by: George R Mathews II

Original Model created using Abacus Train Sim Modeler v1.1
Original textures created using Adobe Photoshop 6.0


1. Copy the folder called BN_410504_Hopper to your ... \TRAINS\TRAINSET folder.
     Assuming a default install, the full name would be:
     C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Train Simulator\TRAINS\TRAINSET
2. Add the Hopper to a consist using the Consist Editor.
3. Start MSTS and enjoy!


- This model is released as freeware.
- This model is available exclusively for a TEST VERSION ONLY--DO NOT  
REDISTRIBUTE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES and is not to be distributed in any  
other way, commercial or non-commercial, without prior consent from the original  
author, George R Mathews II.
- Modification of the original shape file included is not permitted.
- Retexturing of this model is permitted, however proper credit must be given and 
this read-me must be included with any files to be distributed.
   Please note that this is only the first version of this car and therefore 
the texture maps may not be the most desirable for retexturing. 
- Use this file at your own risk.  While I take precautions to avoid any potential for 
harm from this file, I cannot and will not be held accountable for any damage which 
may result from its use.

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