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I became slightly confused today. There are parts that I pulled off your website many years ago. Now it seems as if they don’t exist. They are parts for the Train Track 9v Points. They were authored by Soete Ludo. I submitted one thinking it was an update. Only it was treated as if I authored it. Could you please explain?
This is the part list:
2864.dat
2866.dat
s\2864s01.dat
Sorry, what 'your website' do you mean? And what did you mean by 'submitted'.

I'm really quite at a loss to understand what you mean here.

Tim
I assume I got them from the Parts Tracker. But now there is no reference of them.
They might come from Tomas Burgers BS folder here.

In that folder are also two partnumbers that might be relevant here.
53404/53407, switch right/left, but I can also find numbers 53403/53406 as switch right/left.
I think that it is part alias numbers.
Maybe you got them from LUGNET
2864, 2866, s/2864s01
and they were never submitted to the LDraw Parts Tracker

Ludo Soete has affirmed the contributor agreement so if you wish to leave him as the original author you should set the author line to:
Code:
0 Author: Ludo Soete [ludo]
Now I just noticed that things have gotten a little complicated with the parts 2859 and 2861. It seems an author/reviewer has submitted other versions of these parts. And when I submit my updates. The submission is changed somehow.

My main goal is to get these parts certified. I don’t care who gets the credit. So if you can narrow down what needs to be what? I will do my best to fix it. I can understand simple fixes, but this is blown out of proportion.

It is not like these file just popped up last week. They have been in the Parts Tracker since 2009.

And thank you for the answer to my first question. I thought I was going nuts.
They way in which we handle these complex assemblies has changed over the years. The current thinking is to publish each separate moulding as a LDraw "Part", but to prefix the description with "~" if it is not a part that is issued separately by LEGO. In many cases we don't know (and maybe will never know) the design number for these moulding, so thet get allocated a Unnnn number.

Subparts should only be used for repeated or reusable sections of a "Part". A pertinent example is for sections of a part that may be used in mirror-image form in another part - but to allow stud substitution by renderers that include the LEGO logo, studs should not be included in such subparts, but rather placed in the parent part file.

The issued assembly is normally nnnnC01, where nnnn is the design number of the largest or most obvious "Part". Sometime we know the LEGO number for the assembly.

I can rename and renumber as Admin, so please give me a day or so to straighten this out, then we can assess what remains to be done.
Chris Dee Wrote:They way in which we handle these complex assemblies has changed over the years. The current thinking is to publish each separate moulding as a LDraw "Part", but to prefix the description with "~" if it is not a part that is issued separately by LEGO. In many cases we don't know (and maybe will never know) the design number for these moulding, so thet get allocated a Unnnn number.

Subparts should only be used for repeated or reusable sections of a "Part". A pertinent example is for sections of a part that may be used in mirror-image form in another part - but to allow stud substitution by renderers that include the LEGO logo, studs should not be included in such subparts, but rather placed in the parent part file.

The issued assembly is normally nnnnC01, where nnnn is the design number of the largest or most obvious "Part". Sometime we know the LEGO number for the assembly.

I can rename and renumber as Admin, so please give me a day or so to straighten this out, then we can assess what remains to be done.

Chris,

All sub-part codes are known for these parts. Keep me in the loop, please.

-- joshua
Please post those as comments on the Parts Tracker, to avoid me renaming twice.
Hello Kevin,
yesterday I've straightend out some of the glitches of the Train Track 9V parts.
Please download the latest version from the PT before continuing work.
Here's a summary of my changes:
- subfiled out the main body part portion of 2859.dat, 2861.dat into a new subfile s00 (which later should,
along with the other subfiles, become a ~part)
- replaced color 383 by 494
- unmirrored studs
- corrected origin of pivot to its rotation point
- corrected origin of 2859.dat, 2861.dat to match all the other currently official train track points, i.e., at the center of their straight portion
- changed 2859.dat, 2861.dat into shortcuts
- corrected positioning error in 2859.dat, 2861.dat: the pivot was in "branching" position, the lever was in "straight" position: tidied this up, so 2859.dat, 2861.dat now both are in "straight" position. Created additional shortcuts c00 in analogy to the 12V and 4.5V train points which represent the "branching" position.
- added shortcuts c01, c02 which add the yellow lever (currently a mockup).
- add the 3 missing primitives 3-8rin24.dat; 3-8con5.dat, 3-8con24.dat
- found the lever file on lugnet, BFCed it, loaded it up to the Parts Tracker
When somebody continues working on these parts, don't forget to update all necessary files and the subfiles,
i.e., start downloading top-down from
2859.dat, 2859c00.dat, 2859c01.dat, 2859c02.dat,
2861.dat, 2861c00.dat, 2861c01.dat, 2861c02.dat
LDView for example can do this easily.
My goal also is to get these out finally with the next parts release.
From my point of view there's just a handful of things remaining to correct:
(a) Some files need to be converted from subfiles to ~parts. Chris, I've put hold votes on the affected files, so you could easily find them.
(b) There are 2 files where 2 edges are too short, they also carry a hold vote
© If I remember correctly, I spotted a BFC error somewhere but am not really sure anymore.
Steffen


PS here is a good test assembly for an overview:
1 8 -117 0 330 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2861.dat
1 8 -577 0 330 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2861c00.dat
1 8 -117 0 -410 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2861c01.dat
1 8 -577 0 -410 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2861c02.dat
1 8 573 0 330 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2859c00.dat
1 8 133 0 340 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2859.dat
1 8 573 0 -380 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2859c02.dat
1 8 133 0 -370 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2859c01.dat
1 8 1173 0 537.8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 32087.dat
1 8 870.5 0 1008.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2867c04.dat
1 8 1199.9 0 97.8 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 2865.dat
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