Community Announcements - DTG_James
In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2016, we have today released an update for the Gatwick Express Class 442 ‘Wessex’.

Here’s a list of what has been addressed:

  • Fixed incorrect modelling of the Guard’s Vehicle
  • Fixed running numbers to display a maximum of ‘442 424’
  • Fixed animation of the cab brake gauge
  • Fixed animation of the cab door, it now slides backwards instead of popping out
  • Fixed coupling animation
  • Fixed the lack of acknowledge “ding” after the AWS warning horn sounds
  • Fixed passenger view rain effects
  • Fixed the door interlock brakes
  • Fixed the Guard’s Vehicle not being present in the Quick Drive editor
  • Fixed incorrect colour of the passenger seats alongside the graphics at the vestibule ends
  • Fixed texture flickering and glitches
  • Fixed the physics and handling including proper Series & Parallel traction operation with a more realistic sluggish acceleration to 40 mph
  • Fixed the Guard signal sounding after doors close
  • Fixed the DSD sound
  • Fixed the volume of the running and engine sounds
  • Added brake snort function and audio

If you own the Gatwick Express Class 442 ‘Wessex’, the update will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, leave a comment below or submit a ticket to our support site where our Support Team will be ready to assist.

The Gatwick Express Class 442 ‘Wessex’ update will be approximately 38.7 MB in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2016, we have today released an update for the North Jersey Coast Line Route.

Here’s a list of what’s been addressed:


North Jersey Coast Line

  • Fixed an issue with the Tri light signals which would display incorrect aspects in some situations
  • Fixed an issue with tunnel components that were missing
  • Fixed a number of text errors in the manuals for all languages
  • Fixed a number of scenario descriptions in French
  • Fixed an issue that would cause passengers to spawn continuously during night time
  • A medal and XP will now be awarded on completion of Railfan scenarios
  • Fixed an issue with Quick Drive that would not allow routes south of Long Branch

NJ TRANSIT ALP-45DP

  • Fixed a number of missing audio samples on cab controls
  • Added passengers to the passenger view
  • Fixed an issue with cab car friction values that caused excessive wheelslip under braking
  • If you own either the North Jersey Coast Line route, the updates will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, leave a comment below or submit a ticket to our support site where we will be ready to help.

The North Jersey Coast Line update will be approximately 40MB in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
We have now released an update for the GWR Castle Class

Change/Fix list:

Numbers did not match the nameplates. They should now match the list below:

4073 Caerphilly Castle
4074 Caldicot Castle
4075 Cardiff Castle
4076 Carmarthen Castle
4077 Chepstow Castle
4078 Pembroke Castle
4079 Pendennis Castle
4080 Powderham Castle
4081 Warwick Castle
4082 Windsor Castle

This update should download automatically through Steam and is around 13mb in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
Today we have released an update for the North Jersey Coast Line

Change/Fix list:

  • Guard’s Vehicle (MLC) – Model incorrect with floating objects on the exterior, looks unfinished inside and out
  • Running Numbers – Numbering incorrect, max 442424
  • Driving Vehicles (DTS) – Cab Brake Gauge is broken, travels in the wrong direction/animation broken.
  • Driving Vehicles (DTS) – Cab Door animation incorrect, doors should slide backward, not pop out
  • Coupling animation is not correct
  • No acknowledge "ding" after the aws warning horn sounds
  • Class 442 Passenger View Rain Effects are Incorrect
  • Door / Brake Interlock. When doors are open, you can fully release the brakes and power away.
  • [442 5WES] MLC Gatwick Express. Not Present in Quick Drive Consist
  • Editor
  • Interiors/Passenger View – Wrong seating colours and flickering / In proper graphics at vestibule ends, texture flickers and glitches.
  • Physics & Handling – Missing Series & Parallel traction operation, handling is unrealistic. Traction operation should be virtually identical to 4EPB
  • Physics & Handling – Sluggish traction operation to 40mph missing
  • Added snort function
  • Added snort audio
  • Guard signal sounds after doors close which should not be the case in a DOO set
  • DSD Sound broken (fixed)
  • Running and engine sounds fixed
  • Achievements – Not earning XP for 1000 points, no steam achievements earned – XP/Achievements fundamentally broken (fixed)

This update should download automatically through Steam and is around 40mb in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
In response to user feedback we have made the decision to remove the following add-ons from Steam pending further investigation. These add-ons are as follows;

  • GWR King Class Loco
  • BR Class 117 DMU + 2 additional marketplace liveries
  • HST Buffer Loco
  • Class 156 DMU
  • Amtrak Acela Express
  • Northeast Corridor
  • BR Stanier Jubilee Class Loco

Please note that this is only a temporary solution and we aim to bring all of these add-ons back to Steam after having fully investigated the issues that have been reported.

Anyone who has already purchased this content will still be able to access it through their game, though some workshop scenarios using content included in the items removed from sale may be adversely affected.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
Today we have released an update for the NJT F40PH -2CAT.

Changelist:

  • Fixed the dark appearance of textures in cab
  • Fixed the exterior cab view to ensure it lines up with the interior cab view
  • Fixed an issue with the driver being present in the non-driver version of the cab car
  • Fixed a number of missing audio samples on cab controls
  • Fixed the throttle keyboard control
  • Fixed an issue with cab car friction values that caused excessive wheelslip under braking
  • Added an additional instruction to the manual to inform new players how to pass a signal at danger. Comet V Cabcar - Wont Accelerate.
  • 'Broken' ammeter and lack of LEDs in speedometer
  • Comet V Cabcar - Strange Horn
  • Comet V Cabcar - Save & Load Reverser
  • F40PH-2CAT - Comet IV + 2 Cars - Comet V CabCar (Leading) - Gaps in Models
  • French Manual mistakes 2

This update should download automatically through Steam and is around 40mb in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
Today we have released a small patch for the Union Pacific FEF-3 and Overland livery.

The Changelist is as follows:

  • The sound of the cylinder cocks cut out too abruptly when there wasn't much pressure in the cylinders, this is now fixed.
  • The engine brake force wasn't consistent with the brake cylinder pressure shown on the gauge in the cab, causing the driving wheels to lock up when they shouldn't have, this is now fixed.
  • The back pressure gauge was behaving incorrectly at low speed (<5 MPH), this is now fixed.
  • The compressor sounds couldn't be heard, this is now fixed.

Additions

  • Stack smoke density. There is a new key combination that allows the density to be changed on the fly, between dense, normal, light and sparse. Dense is the way it is in the last version. Normal reduces it by 25%, light by 50% and sparse by 75%. The key combination is Shift 4 to make the smoke less dense, Ctrl 4 to make it denser. The default value is Normal.

This update should download automatically through Steam and will be around 83mb (UP) and 40mb (Overland) in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
Changelist:
  • Fixed an issue with the HUD
This update is around 25mb in size and should download automatically through Steam.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
Today we have released an update to the GEML route for Train Simulator

Changelist:
  • Fixed a problem that would cause unrealistic purple skies in some scenarios
  • Fixed an issue with passenger boundaries at London Liverpool Street
  • Fixed a number of texture and model problems with the station at Felixstowe
  • Fixed a number of texture problems at Stratford Regional station
  • Fixed a problem with a bridge on the branch route to Felixstowe
  • Improved a number of scenery detail issues at many stations when using low detail settings

    This update should download automatically through Steam and is around 349mb in size
Community Announcements - DTG_James
15/01/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/325965

One of the first mass produced diesel-electric locomotive classes for British Railways, the Class 40, comes to Train Simulator, from developer RailRight.

A total of 200 ‘Whistlers’ (so called because of their distinctive turbo whistle sound) were built by English Electric over a four year period from 1958, and were – for a time – considered to be the pride of British Rail’s early diesel fleet. The first of the Type 4 diesels was delivered on 14 March 1958 and pulled its first revenue-generating service between London Liverpool Street and Norwich a month later.

Despite the mixed success of the initial 10 Class 40 prototypes, BR ordered a further 190 locomotives all painted in diesel green livery. Such were the changes in railway working practices during the build period of the ‘Whistlers’, batches were delivered with significant design differences, including disc headcode markers, split headcode boxes and gangway doors.

A number of the Class were named after cruise ships as they hauled express trains to Liverpool, however as they locomotives were withdrawn from these services, so their names were removed. The ‘Whistlers’ could be seen over most of the BR network hauling flagship express passenger trains, however as they were replaced with more powerful locomotives, so their duties were moved to secondary passenger services and freight.

Withdrawals of the Class began in 1976 due to their lack of power and not being fitted with air braking, leaving them unsuitable to haul modern freight and passenger stock; however, it was another nine years before the whole Class was withdrawn.

The popularity of ‘Whistlers’ among rail fans has seen seven of the Class in preservation today, with 40145 (currently numbered 345 in its pre-TOPS guise) the first to enter preservation in 1984. Today, it has been restored to mainline standards and is unique in being the only Class 40 to be mainline certified.

Loco number 40145 is one of the three in Class currently owned and operated by the Class 40 Preservation Society (CFPS), and this model for Train Simulator is officially licensed by the Society. Available in both BR Blue and BR Large Logo liveries, the model includes standard (HUD compatible) and advanced versions and a wealth of details and enhanced functionality, including authentic acceleration and deceleration physics, air system simulation, electric system simulation, locomotive preparation and cold start simulation, functional radiator shutters, battery isolation, fully controllable lighting, independent controls in both cabs, change end switches, AWS isolators, simulated faults, selectable braking modes for air/vacuum and freight/passenger, changeable head code blinds and much more to provide the most authentic experience.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR Class 40 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Midland Main Line London-Bedford route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
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