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User reviews: Mostly Negative (20 reviews) - 25% of the 20 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 6, 2009

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Buy Train Simulator: HST Buffer Add-On


About This Content

During 1987, eight High Speed Train power cars were converted for use as 'Driving Vehicles' alongside the Class 91 locomotives during trials on the East Coast Main Line. The power cars were fitted with buffers and ‘Time Division Multiplex’ equipment that allowed them to directly control a Class 91. They were moved over to the ECML where they were used on workings with Class 89 and then Class 91 locomotives from London to Leeds.

Please note, the East Coast Main Line route add-on (available separately) is required to play the scenarios included with this loco add-on. This locomotive is not Quick Drive compatible.

Key Features

New HST Power Cars with Buffers:
  • Two Intercity Variants
  • Two 'all over red' variants
  • 'All over black' variant
  • Additional Rolling Stock Included
  • Complete 'All Over Red' High Speed Train
  • Complete 'All Over Black' High Speed Train
  • Two complete 'Silver & White' High Speed Trains
  • Custom Mk3 Coach sounds

3 Included Scenario:
  • Its snow good
  • The Grander Central
  • Free Roam at Darlington

More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
    Helpful customer reviews
    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Posted: July 2
    The model of the overall locomotive is good along with updated textures. Unfortunately the cab view is very broken but for what I know there is a fix for it online, but it should be DTGs job. The locomotive is good fun to use with the Class 91 as that was what they were originally used for. I'd recommend it apart from the cabview bug that really needs fixing.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Posted: September 2
    I can only recommend this as a sub add-on if the buyer already have TS2012 or the European Loco & Assets Pack prior to this. Although I have this HST add-on for mainly AI usage as I am too busy enjoying the other add-ons at the moment to say anything about the performance. Its a great add-on for scenarios that use it as AI traffic. So get the add-on if it is required for a particular scenario.
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    6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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    Posted: January 19
    Can't recommend this as it's been broken for years without a patch. The cabview is broken, so that the windows do not display the outside, which I believe is quite an easy fix, espcially for the devs.. And it requires the EU Classic Asset Pack to display in game AT ALL, since it just installs to where the normal HSTs are, and then adds the buffers as child objects. But if you don't have the asset pack it has nothing to apply these child objects to, soooo it doesn't work.

    If you do already have that pack, it's more considerable, since you will get a fair few more skins for the HST, including non-buffered Virgin examples, but I think these still suffer from the cab view bug.

    If you can stomach having a worthless cab view, and you already have the EU Asset pack, it's good for having at this price especially on sale. If you don't have that pack, you're wasting your money
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    5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    Posted: December 22, 2014
    The cab is broken, so it's best left for AI. No quickdrive consists. Buy it if you are mentally deranged.
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    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    Posted: April 4
    This is not that bad, although you have to Shut Dynamic Lighting off to get the cabview fixed, I use this with the GC Reskin from DPS and it's nto that bad, I may use it liek it was used back in 89 when the 91 had no MK4 carrages. Overall I give it a 7/10.
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