Community Announcements - DTG_James

We have now released an update for the Union Pacific Gas Turbine for Train Simulator 2016 that addresses a number of problems reported by our users.

In this update the following issues have been resolved:

- Couplers missing between tender and B Unit.
- Tender the wrong way around in scenarios and consist.
- Audio cutting out to quickly when moving backwards down the consist from the Turbine (Partial fix due to software limitations).
- Throttle difficult to control in 3D cab.
- Missing doppler effect due to using stereo instead of Mono sounds

This update is around 16.2mb in size and will download automatically upon the launching of Train Simulator 2016.
Community Announcements - DTG_James

The bustling and historic North Jersey Coast Line of NJ Transit links the New York City metropolitan area with the northern portion of America’s famed “Jersey Shore,” and does so in captivating fashion.

Serving two great rail terminals – New York City’s Penn Station in Manhattan and the classic Hoboken Terminal across the Hudson River, the North Jersey Coast Line stretches more than 70 route miles to Bay Head, New Jersey. Trains on the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line operate over Amtrak’s electrified Northeast Corridor to Rahway, then travel to what was once the famous “New York & Long Branch” along the Atlantic seashore to the iconic New Jersey railroad towns named South Amboy, Long Branch, and Bay Head. NJ Transit is one of North America’s largest and busiest commuter railroads, serving approximately 300,000 rail commuters and passengers each weekday.

Included with the NJCL route is NJ Transit’s ultra-modern and unique Bombardier ALP-45DP “dual-power” locomotive, which can operate either from overhead A. C. catenary or as a diesel-electric locomotive. It is capable of speeds over 100 mph. The route also features NJT’s Comet IV commuter coach and a fully equipped, drivable Comet V cab car for push-pull operations.
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Electro-Motive’s F40PH line of diesel locomotives represented the face of North American passenger railroading for more than a generation. Between 1976 and the early 1990s, more than 400 of the highly successful 3,000- and 3,200-horsepower diesel locomotives were constructed and served in intercity and commuter service, across the continent.

In 1981, NJ Transit purchased 17 EMD F40PHs and a decade-and-a-half later, extended the units’ careers through a rebuilding process that included installation of auxiliary Caterpiller diesel head-end-power (HEP). Following this rebuilding process, which was performed by Conrail at its famed Juniata (Altoona, Pennsylvania) shops, the NJT locomotives were classified as F40PH-2CATs and went on to provide another decade-and-a-half of capable duty on NJ Transit’s sprawling commuter rail system.

Throughout their long careers, the stylish F40PH-2CATs were regularly employed on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line, operating to and from Hoboken Terminal, as well as powering the “shuttles” between Long Branch and Bay Head, New Jersey. Thus, the veteran F40PH-2CAT is an ideal and highly authentic locomotive for service on Train Simulator’s NJCL route. The NJT F40PH-2CAT includes a range of advanced features including NJT’s in-cab signal system and HEP start-up and shutdown.

The F40PH-2CAT is accompanied by NJT’s Comet IV commuter coach and a drivable Comet V cab-car for push-pull operations, and comes with three career scenario for the North Jersey Coast Line route.
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The LNER Peppercorn K1 locomotives were built between 1949 and 1950, with the intention of splitting them between the North Eastern and Eastern Regions. Many K1s would regularly be seen as far north as Edinburgh and they were frequently used on the West Highland line in the early days. Many were later allocated to the Eastern Region with a large number going to March, Cambridgeshire. K1's were used throughout the former LNER network and proved to be very versatile, working everything from local coal trains to express passenger services.

The K1’s were withdrawn and scrapped by 1967: however, No. 62005 was used for a short time as an emergency boiler and consequently survived into preservation. It has become very popular on main line rail tours especially on the West Highland Line to Mallaig and has also sported the un-prototypical, but very fetching, LNER Green Lined livery as No. 2005.
Community Announcements - DTG_Martin
Today (28/09/2015) Dovetail Games has released a hotfix for Train Simulator 2016.

The hotfix will download and install through Steam. You may need to restart Steam if the process does not automatically start for you. Once complete, the new version number for Train Simulator 2016 will be 53.8a.

Train Simulator 2016 53.8a changelog:
  • Added Player Guide for owners of Train Simulator 2016
  • Fixed unintentional differences between upgraded Store home page UI and Train Simulator 2016 Store home page UI.
  • Fixed inability to publish content to Steam Workshop.
  • Fixed loading screens from not displaying correct.
  • Fixed instability with the In-Game Store.
The download size for Hotfix 53.8a is approximately 42Mb

The Train Simulator Team
Dovetail Games
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Tim Stone)

(provided for reader convenience)


There’s no kind way of putting this: this week’s Flare Path was a disgrace. You’ve done some pretty unprofessional things in the past but slyly writing-off an ambitious work-in-progress flight sim because you’ve seen similar projects fail, and recommending a wargame that you’ve played for a mere two hours, sets new standards of irresponsibility. Where was the detailed TS2016 coverage and the piece on the imminent DCS: Nevada? I turned up expecting topical analysis of genre stalwarts and found instead multiple paragraphs on an obscure half-finished Dora sim! And the less said about that awful title pun, the better. You are aware, are you not, that Loos is a good hundred miles from the Ardennes, played no part in the Battle of the Bulge, and was never visited by a WW2 railway gun? Your Meuse seems to have deserted you on this occasion.>

Deeply disappointed,>

(your name here) … [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - DTG_James

Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator 2016 brings to life some amazing extreme train challenges on real world routes and delivers the ultimate railway hobby.

Power: Haul thousands of tons of cargo over Sherman Hill Summit in the legendary Union Pacific Gas Turbine

Pressure: Command the mighty Castle Class in the golden age of steam on the busy Cornish Riviera Line

Precision: Beat the clock as a Deutsche Bahn driver on the challenging West Rhine Main Line.

Plus, with Train Simulator 2016, get started on your driver career at the TS Academy and master your machines with support from the new Driver Assists system - you can also capture the perfect scene in the all new Railfan mode.

TS2016 features four stunning routes for you to enjoy:

Sherman Hill: Cheyenne to Laramie, including Union Pacific Gas Turbine-Electric, ES44AC, SD70M, SD40-2 and SW10 locomotives
Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear, including GWR Castle Class, Grange Class, King Class, Hall Class and Pannier Tank locomotives
West Rhine: Cologne to Koblenz, including DB BR 155, BR 146.2, BR 101 and BR 294 locomotives.

Plus, TS2016: Steam Edition also includes the Norfolk Southern Coal District route, the beautifully rural Mon Line running through the heart of Pennsylvania, USA.

Train Simulator 2016 – are you ready for the extreme?
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Tim Stone)

There are good reasons why the likes of Canal King, Despatch Rider 1944, and Schwerer Gustav Simulator seldom get mentioned in The Flare Path.* The glaring absence of X-Plane, rFactor and iRacing coverage is harder to explain and justify.This week, in a feeble attempt to make amends for years of negligence, I mark rFactor’s 10th birthday by grilling Image Space Incorporated’s Tim Wheatley over a very low flame.

*Flare Path Games still lacks a coder, a budget, and a work ethic.

… [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - DTG_James

One of the most eagerly awaited German locomotives for Train Simulator, the DB BR 261 ‘Voith Gravita’ is now available in distinctive Deutsche Bahn livery.

The DB BR 261 10BB built by Voith, and named internally as the ‘Gravita’, is a diesel-hydraulic shunting freight locomotive able to operate over medium capacity main line freight routes.

Chosen to replace the ageing fleet of BR 290 series of diesel shunting locomotives, the Gravita is state-of-the-art and boasts a main-line capable cab setup.
Its sister vehicle, the BR 261, is virtually identical with only a diesel particulate filter between them.

The BR 261 10BB for Train Simulator is available in Deutsche Bahn livery and features combination throttle and brake, cruise control/speed set, engine start/stop, cab and instrument lighting, in-cab signalling, PZB and SIFA systems. Also included are Rnoos 64 and Zacns 95 freight cars.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB BR 261 ‘Voith Gravita’ on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Mannheim-Karlsruhe route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Community Announcements - DTG_James

Drive 130km (80 miles) of track through Austria, Germany and Switzerland, passing through 40 detailed stations!

A tour de force in route design, with stunning scenery, country-specific signalling systems and custom objects throughout, the Three Country Corner Route is probably the most authentic, realistic and detailed route for Train Simulator to date!

Brought to you by Just Trains, the Three Country Corner route lies at the heart of Europe and covers three countries. It starts at Lake Constance in Germany on the Island of Lindau, crosses over to the mainland on a railway dam, and then follows the shores of Lake Constance to the city of Bregenz in Austria.

From there you have two choices - either continue on the main line or take a branch line into Switzerland. This branch line crosses the River Rhine, which forms the border between Austria and Switzerland, and continues on to the city of Rorschach where the line terminates.

The main line starts its slow climb through the valleys to the city of Bludenz, surrounded by the often snow-capped mountains of the Alps, then becomes a single track mountain pass (Arlberg Pass) that winds its way through the Alps. When the tracks reach the very top of the pass at St. Anton, the route finishes.

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