Train Simulator 2016 is the biggest package of exclusive content we have ever delivered in a Train Simulator. Here’s a complete list of what’s included: Riviera Line In the Fifties Feel the pressure of steam as you travel back to the time of Green and Gold, from the powerful Kings to the romantic...
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GEML Class 90 and BR Class 58 Updates now available
In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2016, Skyhook Games and Armstrong Powerhouse have today released an update for the BR Class 58 and GEML Class 90 respectively.
BR Class 58 Changelist
- Added a cant rail along main body – both liveries
- Added Trainload coal vertical sector flags adjacent to cab doors – Coal sector only
- Added door handles to main bodywork – both liveries
- Added a white stripe and cant rail level – RailFreight only
- Added another red diamond to both cab ends – both liveries
- Toned down the yellow cab fronts and orange interiors – both liveries
- Darkened bogies – both liveries
- Small tweaks to dirt and colouration – both liveries
- Added the line, ‘The following scenarios all take place on the Great Western - Mainline route.’, to page 10 of the Manual.
GEML Class 90 Changelist
- Compression of textures which may have a positive effect on lower-end computers.
If you own the BR Class 58 and/or the GEML Class 90, the updates will download automatically from Steam.
The BR Class 58 update will be approximately 70 MB in size and the GEML Class 90 update will be approximately 90 MB in size.
Half FPS with More powerful GPU
Recently I changed my PC to an alienware area 51 with a radeon r9 370. All was fine until a few weeks ago. Now in train simulator, facing in certain directions on any route the fps drops to 15. With my old Nvidia 660 card i get around 35 fps in all direct...
The wonderful world of Welsh narrow gauge comes to life in Train Simulator with the recently re-opened Corris Railway. With passenger services long gone and mineral freight in decline, it became less worthwhile for the Great Western Railway to combat the eroding force of the River Dovey (Afor Dyfi). Once the line closed under the guise of British Railways, it was thought to have been gone for good especially when the track was lifted in 1949 and the Talyllyn Railway, the world’s first preserved railway, bought the old Corris locomotives and rolling stock for their own purposes. This was however, not the end for narrow gauge in the Dulas Valley.
The hopeful return of the Corris Railway began in 1966 when Alan Meaden and his dedicated group of enthusiasts, many of which were already volunteers on the Talyllyn themselves, set out to form the Corris Railway Society. Their initial aim was to preserve what little remained of the line and open a museum solely for the history of the Corris Railway. They set the goal of rebuilding some, or maybe even all, of the railway that was lost following the closure. All of this would prove to be a serious challenge as the only rails that existed did not belong to the Corris Railway, instead they were some of the once-many various quarry branches and not very useful at the time. The Corris Railway Society had to preserve what no longer existed.
Due to the incredibly dire condition of what remained where the Corris Railway once dominated, it was to be several decades before it would become what it is today. It was not until 1970 that the first portion of a building outside Corris Station could be used for the new Railway Museum, and a very short section of track was laid the following year for demonstration purposes.
As part of a lengthy process to reinstate passenger services across the yet-to-be-recompleted railway, the original Corris Railway Company naming was brought back to life and the Corris Railway Society gained charitable status to aid in their funding and equipment procurement throughout the 1970s. During this time even more of the Museum was opened following further building restoration.
The 1980s would be the year when the Dulas Valley trackbeds saw rails once again. Starting at the Maespoeth locomotive shed – the eventual base for the entire line which was acquired in 1981 – track was laid northwards to Corris station, which came out to around a distance of just under 1 mile. A non-passenger run occurred in 1985 for test purposes and the railway was further upgraded, and buildings were consistently renovated, to allow for passenger operations in the future.
After what must have felt like endless years of restorations and donations, the first passenger services were officially introduced onto the preserved Corris Railway in the summer of 2002, some 72 years after the original services terminated for good. To begin with, passengers were hauled along the Corris Railway by a narrow gauge diesel locomotive. However, a new steam loco was built by the Corris Railway Society which entered service as No.7 on 20th August 2005, exactly 57 years since the line saw its final service.
With regular operations being steady for the past decade, the Corris Railway is looking to be extended beyond Maespoeth down towards Machynlleth. The first stage of this planned extension would end at Tan-y-Coed, which is about 2.5 miles from Corris Station. Preliminary work for this southerly extension began in 2015, however negotiations with the local authorities is essential. This is due to the potential line south of Maespoeth sitting immediately adjacent to the A487.
Whether the full extension of the Corris Railway will come to fruition or not, the fact that such a niche railway had the backing required to be preserved as it is today stands as an outstanding display of the passion behind UK’s once-lost railways. Thanks to Alan Meaden, we can enjoy the soul of the Corris Railway as it once was, despite history taking its toll on the stunning narrow gauge line; and thanks to Skyhook Games that experience will reach a different level as the uniquely historic Corris Railway is coming to Train Simulator.
The Corris Railway for Train Simulator features the modern-day preserved line from Corris to Maespoeth plus the proposed extension down to Tan-y-Coed. Also included is the Tattoo Locomotive No. 7 with a selection of rolling stock for both passenger and freight duties (including the special gravity wagons for downhill runs). A selection of Career scenarios will be included depicting a number of services, even featuring the day that No. 7 was delivered to the railway.
Wakayama & Sakurai Lines Available Now
Situated in the Nara Prefecture of the Kansai region in Japan, there are many rural railway lines that interconnect to provide local residents with a vital connection to the bustling city of Osaka. Converging at Takada for the run up to the main city, the Wakayama Line and the Sakurai Line are particularly busy routes featuring a scenic yet bustling journey throughout. Japanese suburban rail does not get more picturesque than or as challenging as this.
Japan is known worldwide for its picturesque scenery, fascinating history and of course, an impeccable railway network. The towns to the South of Osaka are no exception with the railways traversing towering valleys, local farms and a number of towns full of both modern and historical architecture. Combined with Japan’s famous Cherry Blossom trees, the line-side truly makes for a highly unique palette between the rails and the lush green hills in the distance.
The Nara Prefecture has the most UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings in the whole of Japan, meaning the lines surrounding Takada are sandwiched on either side by a number of beautiful buildings, shrines and Buddhist Temples. The Sakurai Line in particular is famous for this, having gained the nickname Manyō-Mahoroba which refers to the sheer number of ancient structures along the line itself.
Many of the railways south of Osaka are single track throughout and like the rest of Japan (excluding Shinkansen) they were built to the 1067mm (3ft 6in) ‘Cape’ gauge; or as it known locally ‘kyōki‘ literally meaning ‘Narrow Gauge’. Services pass each other at the stations thanks to Japan’s impeccable timetabling, making trains right on time, every time. There is no margin for error on Japanese railways, arriving on schedule is the pride of the network.
Following electrification of the Wakayama and Sakurai Lines, they have been dominated by the classic 103 and 105 Series electric multiple units. While the 103 and 105 are capable of operating at speeds up to 100 km/h, the top speed across the Wakayama and Sakurai Lines is no higher than 85 km/h. When combined with the frequent stopping of Sakurai to Gojo via Takada services and the peaceful nature around the surrounding valleys, the journey across this railway is a very picturesque one.
The Wakayama & Sakurai Lines route delivers the unforgettable experience of taking the controls of Japan’s iconic EMUs, JNRs classic 103 and 105 Series (AI Only). Drive the picturesque Wakayama and Sakurai Line routes in this latest route add-on for Train Simulator.
Train Simulator 2017
when the 2017 version of train simulator comes outwhat wold you like to see
To continue my 'Simple Guide to...' series, something I have recently got my head round is how to swap out individual engines or entire consists from scenarios. So many scenario writers these days use stock from countless different DLCs, leaving many disap...
PZB czyli Punktförmige Zugbeeinflussung to trochę skomplikowany system automatycznej kontroli pociągu, z jakim mamy do czynienia na trudniejszych scenariuszach w Niemczech. Pozwólcie, że trochę go wam rozjaśnię...
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Clearing misconceptions about absolute block signalling.
This is a short guide explaining how absolute block signalling worked on the real railway. I will cover the basic components from the driver's perspective & the signalman's perspective. I will also cover signals not yet available in train simulator but add...
While as simulator it's okay(ish), I'd not recommend to buy it because of the DLC and downward compatibility (or lack of it). In the past I've bought a couple of DLC packs, which over the year have become obsolete with new changes, but the developer does not take the effort to update those DLC packs. With that, the obsolete DLC packs ARE NOT downloaded to the current version of the game, so you CAN NOT make them compatible yourself (I can make a couple of disc DLCs I have compatible with the current version of the game). Also, I've noticed that a couple of old and obsolete DLCs have been readded as new DLC to the store without replacing the old obsolete DLC for the players who have bought it.
When do you people at DTG intend on fixing the problem with Profile Menu ?
It has been broken since the download of Update TS2016 57.3b on the15.07.2016.
Profile is Missing Route, Loco. Marketplace Tabs, making the profile menu pretty useless, you can ...
Is there any word yet on this years version of the yearly TS-update?
Past yearly updates would have been announced by now this time of the year, but this time around there isn't any news/update?
And what about the next-gen Train Simulator, the one being...