About the red light, was inpired in the existing locos in my country (Brazil), some are auto lighted, some are only reflexive boards (becomes iluminated when a headlight pass over them, like in modern autos). They are usefull especially when loco headlights are turned off (or dimmed) because red is the light you can see farer than any other (this is why they are in the top of buildings, towers etc. for flying visual warning).
And also, here most of the numbers actually are black over yellow background (some yellow over black) because black and yellow are the two colors that have the highest contrast (this is why the main roadway boards in all the world are black over yellow).
As everything in virtual world, some things are for visual effects (a certain mindfreak, to become driving experience more attractive, or different) more than try to reproduce prototypicall real word stuffs. Once the locos are original rolling stock in USA, if american users strange too much yellow and red lights, we can issue a pattern collor version (no red lights and numbers white, but they are visuallly a bit funnyless, at least in virtual world).
Our pack is focused in enhancing existing headlights, in the first shot of this thread tank car (same track of loco, in the center) is 200ms far and iluminated, this is 3.5 brightner than default SD40-2 and almost twice default ES44AC headlights (and optimized to impact fps no more than 10%). The difference when driving is impressive indeed, you will see and feel.
About ditch lights, beacons and others, they are not in the default models and, for now, we won't change models, we will only ehance lights (including external and in cab lights for those who likes to drive with an eye in the gauges).
You can download this Show Case Pics of WIP and take your time to check the huge difference between default and TAD Locomotive Lightings and Cab Views http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SU117PAX
File Name: Show Case WIP TaD Enhanced Locomotive Lightings and Cab Views
Content: 69 jpg pictures
Ps.: I don't know how to add a shot here
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