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User reviews: Positive (7 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 14, 2014
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Buy First Capital Connect Class 319

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Buy Commuter Europe Collection

Includes 5 items: DB BR423 EMU Add-On, First Capital Connect Class 319 EMU Add-On, London to Brighton Route Add-On, Munich-Augsburg Route Add-On, Southern Class 421 ‘4CIG’ EMU Add-On

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About This Content

The modern, dual-voltage Class 319 EMU is here for Train Simulator in the familiar First Capital Connect livery as seen on Thameslink services out of London.

Typical of EMUs built in the 1980s, the Class 319 was built by BREL York between 1987 and 1990 for north-south cross-London services from Bedford to Brighton, entering revenue-generating service in 1988. The four-car units were able to run on both overhead electrification – on lines north of Farringdon - and third rail pick-up, for lines south of Farringdon.

Two sub-classes were originally built and over the years, the 86 trainsets have been refurbished, creating five sub-classes in total, of which four still exist. Following privatisation of British Rail, the fleet was divided between two operators, Thameslink and Connex South Central; in 2006, First Capital Connect took over the Thameslink franchise and now operates Class 319 units on Bedford to Brighton services.

The Class 319 EMU for Train Simulator is available in First Capital Connect livery and includes a full four-car unit, comprising DTSO, MSO and TSO vehicles. Features of the model include passenger view, fully detailed cab interior, cab lighting, working cab fan, opening cab windows, two-tone horn, cab window blind, day/night running light selection, window reflections in passenger compartments, and driver vigilance device (which can be enabled and disabled).

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the First Capital Connect Class 319 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the London-Brighton route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Scenarios


Four scenarios for the London-Brighton route:
  • Training: Class 319 Simple Controls
  • Training: Class 319 Expert Controls
  • City Flyer
  • Coast Flyer

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.

Key Features

  • Class 319 EMU in First Capital Connect livery
  • DTSO, MSO and TSO vehicles
  • Passenger view
  • Fully detailed cab interior
  • Cab lighting
  • Working cab fan
  • Two-tone horn
  • Opening cab windows
  • Cab window blind
  • Day/night running light selection
  • Window reflections in passenger compartments
  • Driver Vigilance Device
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the London-Brighton route
  • Download size: 116mb

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® XP / 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
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
A welcome addition to the list of available assets suitable for London To Brigton route.

If you play or make scenarios for this route this DLC is essential ... however you need to "need" this product for it to be worth buying, If you are not interested in stocking routes prototypically its not worth your time and money for the following reasons:

1, As with most recent releases this DLC is crippled with only one skin (the now defunct FCC) so you will need to search for suitable skins from third parties and the community to make use of it in any other era, DTG promises of addtional skins available via marketplace (namely NSE) have not been honored.
2, The 319 has a number of overtly obvious bugs that will make you question if it was tested at all before release, the most obvious and game breaking is the AWS incorrectly functioning.
3, The 319 also has a number of corners cut: no key bindings for a number of cab functions including important ones like DRA, copy-n-pasted sounds mosly from the class 455 and the inability to switch power collection modes.

The good news is there is a fix however you need to factor the cost into the total cost of buying this product: the 319 sound pack from Armstrong Powerhouse, addresses the bugs and bridges all the cut corners such as the missing key bindings ...

I'm going to mark this DLC as not reccommended in its current form, on its own its not fit for purpose ... however if you are interested in the London To Brighton route and you are prepared to do the legwork and invest in addtional third party products to bring the 319 to a acceptable standard then its an essential addition to your stock ...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 9
As much as I recommend buying this, buying the Armstrong Powerhouse sound pack is a must in my opinion, especially to rid this of its awful default sounds. Also note that the TSO is back to front on the quick drive consists.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 10
One of the best trains dovetail games has ever produced. The train interior is very detalied and realistic with a fan. Sounds are excellent and deffinatley worth the money (if you don't have the London the Brighton route then I would recommend getting the European Commuter Collection because that is £30 and comes with Munich - Augsburg, Class 421 Southern and DB BR class 423).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 14
I can only fault this unit regarding the sounds. The horn is recycled from the Class 465/466 Networkers, both of which I have and I also don't know why the AWS is not functioning. Other than that, the Class 319 is an exciting train to drive and makes an ideal addition to the Ai traffic if you want to make scenarios for London to Brighton. Despite the add-on's flaws, I would still put it under the recommend tag.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 21
Get this and the soundpack, you will understand, I needn't say more.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 5
I absolutely love this unit!
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Posted: December 26
I have riden class 319's for years IRL, so I can say this addon is modeled very well to the real thing the passenger view is spot on and looks like the inside of the real thing. the trains simulater the real life function very well like the AWS start up sequence and the DSD.
This is a must if your're simulating the commuter services in london you must get this DLC its worth every penny EVEN at the full price.
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