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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).