Locomotives Vehicles

Animating steam loco driving wheels bogie

A tutorial on how I animate the driving wheels bogie for steam locomotives in Trainz. This tutorial covers just the wheels, coupling rods, connecting rods, and crosshead/piston; stay tuned for future tutorials to see how to animate Walschaert’s and Stephenson’s Link valve gear.

0:00 welcome and setup of bogie
5:25 creation of driving wheel dummies
11:05 animation of coupling rods
15:03 animation of connecting rod and crosshead
35:15 finishing off connecting rod and crosshead animation
37:00 cloning dummies for right hand side connecting rod and crosshead
39:04 finishing off for export
40:55 exporting
42:10 configuring the bogie asset
46:36 previewing and testing the bogie

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