Most popular community and official content for the past week.
ECML: London - Peterborough update released
In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator, we have today released an update for the ECML: London - Peterborough route and the Hitachi Class 801 Add-Ons.
This update is around 644mb in size and should download automatically through Steam.
See the following article for more information:
New Problems After Patch
The game now seems to be stuck running, I've tried verifying, exiting and reopening steam (With task manager obviously) and even rebooting my PC. The instant I open steam the game is "running" and since its already running I can't do anything with it.
In response to your feedback on the functionality of Train Simulator 2016, we have today released an update addressing a commonly reported issue.
- Fixed crashing that occured when using the search box
This update should be around 28mb in size.
Please see the following article for more information:
ECML - London to Peterborough Patch
A large 644.4 mb patch has been released for the ECML - London to Peterborough Route and the 801 loco etc. Just in case your wondering what the large download was you received.
LMS Coronation Class "Duchess of Hamilton" Available Now
Once a record-breaking steam locomotive admired by many on the UK’s rail network, the LMS Coronation Class ‘Duchess of Hamilton’ comes to Train Simulator in its striking streamlined variant.
The LMS Coronation Class was a mainline steam locomotive designed by William Stanier and built at Crewe Works between 1937 and 1948. In total, 38 were produced and are the most powerful steam locomotives ever built in the UK, with an impressive 3,333hp - more than the diesel traction that replaced them in later years.
The first five locomotives built in the Class were painted in Caledonian Railway blue with sliver stripes to match the coaches for the Coronation Scot service, for which they were designed for. They also featured streamlining, designed by Tom Coleman, the streamlining mainly added as a publicity stunt. However, Stanier believed the added weight, increased difficulty for maintenance and the fact that it just wasn’t effective at lower speeds, didn’t make it worthwhile.
In 1937 during speed trials, Coronation Class No. 6220 reached an impressive 114 mph (183km/h) south of Crewe, setting a new record speed at the time. However, shortly after reaching this speed, the locomotive entered a series of crossover points and with insufficient braking distance, entered the crossover too fast. Fortunately, the locomotive remained on the rails but destroyed most of the crockery inside the coaches. As a consequence, record-breaking runs were deemed too dangerous for passengers, crew and trains alike, and they were subsequently banned.
The second batch of five Coronations was also streamlined, apart from the more traditional Crimson Lake with gold stripes livery, one such locomotive being No. 6229 ‘Duchess of Hamilton’. The ‘Duchess’ was built in 1938 and was the last in the Coronation Class to be built with streamlining. Nine years later, ‘Duchess of Hamilton’ had its streamlining removed and smoke deflectors added.
Today, three Coronation Class locomotives have been preserved, No. 6229 ‘Duchess of Hamilton’, No. 6233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ and No. 6235 ‘City of Birmingham’. ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ remains in mainline service on railtours around the UK, while ‘City of Birmingham’ and ‘Duchess of Hamilton’ are static displays in museums, the latter alongside LNER A4 Class ‘Mallard’ at the National Railway Museum in York, resplendent in its original streamlining.
The Coronation Class ‘Duchess of Hamilton’ for Train Simulator is available in LMS Crimson Lake livery with gold stripes, and includes Mk1 passenger coaches in LMS Maroon Lined (late crest) livery.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the LMS Coronation Class (Streamlined) ‘Duchess of Hamilton’ on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Settle to Carlisle route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Horn and Bell Use
When and how to use the horn and bell. For North American, German and UK trains.
(For DTG) Is it just me, or has DTG slowed down their production rate?
If you remember pre-TS2016, DTG was nearly spitting out loads of DLC (which weren't too bad, but of course flawed). Now, after TS2016, I don't see much more content coming out. The NJT was definitely a huge project, but now that has passed and they are ba...
This guide is to help those get to grips with the basics of scenario creation. After spending many, many hours being frustrated over the simplest things while I taught myself to do it, I thought I'd share some of the things I have learnt to hopefully encou...
this game is a huge waste of 45 bucks and this is my reasons 1.the game takes forever to download [it took me nearly 2 weeks to finish installing] 2.game crashes when you go out of the level your in 3.almost all of the trains shown in the slide show arent playable so i recommend this game is not worth buying this is why i dont by simulators and anyone who likes trains [no asdf pun ment] steer clear of this peice of crap and get a game like train fever
An absolute money grab - The base game is £30 (UK) and I'd say its worth $10. The DLC... I dont want to get started. If you want all the DLC, prepare yourself for an outrageous £3,265.60, which is increasing by the day.
Aaaaaaand...yes, the community came through
well...Kevzombie did and he made a fix so we can enjoy the old sounds with the new BigBoy.
I have to check if this will work with the rwa mods but for unmodded bigboys this is all you need
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