Over ten years later since the first preview, I’m finally making my version of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion Architectural Plans available…for free!
I haven’t worked on this very much since the original preview so I figure it’s fair to release this, although I would say it’s about 90% complete. Only some ironwork details and a few architectural ornaments are missing. What’s included though are:
Floor plans and roof plan (since it’s a shell building, it’s just basically the building footprint/outline)
Patio floor plans
Elevations of all four sides
Patio facade elevations
Elevations of the iconic green iron railing
Architectural ornaments elevations and details: cupola, chimney, and so much more!
Windows and doors schedule
Patterns, patterns, and patterns! “Bird of Paradise” Ironwork, weathervane, and more!
The millwork, patterns, and ornaments were drawn from the original plans or manufacturer’s drawings where available. Otherwise, some elements were recreated from measurements or just guessing, as usual. Anyway, I still believe this is the most complete set of plans for the facade building available. It’s 36 pages of full 24″x36″.
You can now get a PDF (digital) copy of the CK Holliday Plans Engine Study Book in addition to the hard copy. This is a 1:1 PDF copy of the 2nd printing of the plan book, with no printing restrictions or watermarks. The PDF book is immediately available for download once you complete the purchase. You can get it right here.
On another note, I just now noticed that while you can leave comments, they do not show anymore. Sorry about that, this isn’t intentional and I’ll look into it.
I’ve been getting increasingly more requests for news on the sim, and that’s totally justifiable because the last news was over a year ago! The simple answer to why there’s been no news is because: there’s no news.
I haven’t worked on the sim since last year, and honestly, I don’t even have the development computer at the moment. The research of the historical Disneyland is daunting, as well as not having any free time, basically leaves the sim as is. I’ve looked into hiring outside help for modeling, but there really is no interests.
Sorry for the not so exciting news, but as it is, please do not expect anything new for the foreseeable future.
I’m glad to say though that I’m happy with the current state of the sim. The last update with the virtual fireman was the one feature I really wanted to have, and I’m happy it got released. I think the mechanics of the live steam operations as is are solid. Any future updates would be mostly cosmetic (like that map).
Meanwhile, I’m planning on one more video over the Christmas break just to revisit the sim, and talk trains. Stand by.
We demo the new fireman feature, both the expert and the novice guys, by taking a quick trip between the roundhouse and Main Street Station. We also cover tips and tricks, such as when to order commands, and why you might want to use the override commands:
The Simulator’s 1.0.2 update has been released! You can get it by re-downloading the program using the same link found in your original purchase email. For Windows, the installer will replace and update all the files necessary. For macOS, simply replace the old version with the new one.
Take a look at the release notes here for a list of updates and changes (there’s also been a couple of additions to the list since the original post).
Don’t forget that the manual has been updated as well to address the new features. From today, if you order the printed Sim manual, it will be based on this version.
Have fun running the engine with your new fireman! Remember to press the F4 key to activate the fireman menu.
This project started even before he was born, and here he is still pulling on the whistle on the weekends. It’s been quite a journey!
The test builds of update 1.0.2 are running well so far. Only one or two bugs were identified and are being hunted down this weekend. I’m finishing up with the packaging of both Windows installer and macOS images, and updating the manual, then we’re good to go!
When the update is uploaded and live, it will be announced here on this blog.
So now that we’re code freezing the update, here’s the final list of new features and changes:
VERSION 1.0.2, released 2019-06
NEW! Added interactive fireman feature. Active by pressing the F4 key
Drawings of the real steam locomotives are hard to come by. They are usually old, or have been lost, or incomplete, inaccurate, or over simplified. Whatever drawings that exist are usually guarded and “proprietary”, so there’s very little luck that you can get your hands on a complete set without knowing someone on the inside.
Perhaps a big attraction to the CK Holliday Plan Book is that you can get your hands on a fairly complete set of plans, based on a very popular engine, made in the same style as the “real deal” drawings.
So, once a complete set is up for grabs, I think it’s a pretty big deal, and I definitely want to let you know about it. This is a complete set of the Promontory locomotives. They are made available because these drawings were produced with public funds to construct the full-size replicas. So, indeed, this set is the real deal.
PS: The coding for the sim 1.0.2 update was 100% Unfortunately, during the update some bugs were introduced and prevented the sim from building/compiling, so it’s going to be a bit of a tedious work bug hunting/fixing some dependencies. But, yes. the good news is that the coding of new features is done and we’re almost ready to release the update!