Community Announcements - DTG_James
24/06/2016

DTM have today released a small patch to correct an issue with the power curve and total available power of the Union Pacific DD35. Alongside this update, they have retimed two of the included scenarios to compensate for the revised physics. This update will download automatically to owners of the Union Pacific DD35. The download is estimated to be approximately 60MB.
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The dimmed lighting, the rearranged seating, the bowls of hydrogenated corn snacks… by the time you’ve put two and two together it’s already much too late. Your persuasive host – Tedious Tim from next-door – is directing you towards a chair and fussing with his laptop. After the interminable ‘SE Asia 2014′ and ‘South America 2015′ you vowed never to attend one of his holiday photo slideshows again yet here you are, jammed between Bella the Bull Terrier and Old Mr Richardson from across the road, contemplating 2? 3? 4hrs? of ‘Africa 2016′. … [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - DTG_James
20/06/2016

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2016, Victory Works have today released an update for the USATC S160.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:
  • The Brake Percentage, which did not show on the F5 HUD, has now been fixed
  • Delivery loco tender blueprints have been added
  • Removed head out view reference from delivery loco (non-driveable)
  • Interior head-out camera on LMR cab model now has rods
  • Rear lamp on US tenders now show properly
  • US Air brakes have been fixed to show the proper pressure of 90psi
  • Whistles have now been fixed so that they are correct in both Quick Drive and Free Roam scenarios
  • Fixed an issue where having lots of locos in one area would create enough lag to cause problems with USA tenders showing multiple logos.
  • Updated USATC Grey (Polish) numbering list to remove Russian Star
  • Alaskan Railroad whistle type has been fixed
If you own the USATC S160, 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 at dovetailgames.kayako.com where our Support Team will be ready to assist.

The USATC S160 update will be approximately 240 MB in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
17/06/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376956/

Expand your collection of modern German passenger trains with the introduction of the DB BR 440 to Train Simulator.

The DB BR 440, or Coradia Continental is a family of high speed commuter trains designed for S-Bahn services throughout Germany. They were first built in 2008 as DB needed an S-Bahn EMU designed for high speeds and long distance journeys that could travel alongside their ICE services, with a top speed of 160km/h (100mph), it was more than capable. These units were also designed with the environment in mind, meaning up to 95 percent of the EMU is recyclable once they reach the end of their lives.

The BR 440 was a development on the popular BR 424/425 S-Bahn EMUs with modern day improvements such as moving most of the underfloor equipment onto the roof of the unit, this resulted in a consistent lower floor, providing step-free access from platform to car. With this low floor design, the BR 440 was designed to cater for disabled passengers including spacious areas for wheelchairs and disabled toilets for those who need them. The other main advantage of moving the underfloor equipment was it was kept well above the track, making maintenance easier and reducing the risk of damage due to the excess ice that can build up around the track in the colder months.

The Train Simulator DB BR 440 ‘Coradia Continental’ is available in Deutsche Bahn Traffic Red Livery and recreates the EMU as it operates today for DB over the Munich – Augsburg route. The pack includes a trio of career scenario for the route, recreating the well-known Fugger-Express services the units are renowned for.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB BR440on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Munich - Augsburg route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Community Announcements - DTG_James
Today we have released a small update for the LMS Coronation Class.

Changelist:
    Keyboard controls and PDF manuals updated to correct an error
This update should download automatically through Steam and is around 24.3mb in size
Community Announcements - DTG_James
10/06/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376953

The California Zephyr – the train many enthusiasts and railroaders alike considered the single-most magnificent passenger train to ever journey across America – is now available for Train Simulator! Featuring the train’s complete consist of eight unique car types, the DLC also includes highly authentic Western Pacific and Rio Grande Electro-Motive diesel power.

The California Zephyr made its first run in 1949 and was the ultimate expression of America’s post-World War II “streamliner era.” On a journey of 2,532 route-miles, the streamliner crossed the American west between Chicago and San Francisco’s Bay Area. Nicknamed the “Silver Lady,” the luxurious train carried travelers, riding in dome cars and comfortable sleepers, across the plains of America’s Heartland on the Burlington Route, through the Rocky Mountains on the Rio Grande, and over the Sierra Nevada via Western Pacific’s Feather River Canyon rails.

The Budd Company built the California Zephyr’s passenger equipment. Eight car types would eventually become standard on the train, and each is included in this DLC: a streamlined baggage car; vista-dome coach; vista-dome buffet-lounge-dormitory car; 10-roomette, 6-bedroom sleeper; 48-seat diner; standard coach (converted from 16-section sleeper); 5-compartment, 6-double bedroom sleeper; and the train’s signature vista-dome bedroom-lounge-observation. All the California Zephyr cars were individually named with the prefix “Silver” and each lived up to that shimmering image, being constructed of fluted stainless steel.

Western Pacific powered its leg of the California Zephyr with EMD F-units, and beginning in 1950, FP7s became the standard lead units for the California Zephyr on the WP. Train Simulator’s FP7 California Zephyr set includes Western Pacific FP7 and F7B units for use on the Feather River Canyon route, and also included are Rio Grande EMD F9A and F9B diesels which served as regular power for the streamliner on the D&RGW.

The “Silver Lady” made its last transcontinental run in March 1970, but even then its tradition carried on, as Rio Grande elected to continue (through 1983) the Denver-Salt Lake City leg of the train’s schedule, with the streamliner renamed the “Rio Grande Zephyr.” The new Train Simulator DLC includes passenger equipment both with and without California Zephyr markings, so that both California Zephyr and Rio Grande Zephyr consists can be created.

The California Zephyr, a cherished fixture of the American railroad scene, is now available for Train Simulator – and it delivers the unforgettable experience of taking the throttle of one of America’s greatest, most stylish, and most iconic passenger trains. The Train Simulator FP7 California Zephyr pack includes a trio of career scenario for the Feather River Canyon route, and additional scenario – both for the Feather River Canyon route and Train Simulator’s acclaimed D&RGW Soldier Summit route – are available at Steam Workshop!
Community Announcements - DTG_James
07/06/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376942/

The US ATC S160 includes an Advanced Pro-Series version and also includes a HUD/Xbox controller-compatible version.

A truly international add-on for Train Simulator, the USATC S160 recreates a diverse class of steam locomotives that were designed, built and, in some cases, lost forever in very quick time.

During World War II, it was realised that, if allied attempts to enter the European mainland were successful, there would be a shortage of locomotives for the mass movement of troops and equipment due to the state of the railways after years of war.

As a result, two locomotives were designed specifically for the purpose of heavy freight movements – the British War Department Austerity 2-8-0 and the USATC S160, the latter being designed by a committee made up of the USATC and locomotive builders Alco, Baldwin and Lima.

Despite this slightly unconventional method of ‘design by committee’, the S160 was a resounding success – a wide, riveted steel firebox driving powerful 26” pistons produced 31,490lb/f of tractive effort; a Westinghouse pump for air brakes mounted on the smokebox also gave the S160 its off-centre smokebox door design.

In total, more than 2,100 locomotives were shipped worldwide, every country making its own changes and modifications, and every one with their own livery. Of this mass production, 800 of the Class landed in the UK and were fitted with vacuum brakes, while 200 were built for the Russian loading gauge of 1,520mm. Named Ша (ShA), they were used to help the Soviet war effort, and after the war were taken into regular service. By 1957, 50 had been converted to narrow gauge, and named Шy.

After the war, the S160s were scattered all over the world and continued to be maintained and used in almost every Allied country, including Algeria, China, Hungary, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Turkey. Some of the Class were in use as late as 1997 – a considerable feat given the expected design life was just 90 days!

The USATC S160 for Train Simulator is available in a number of liveries representative of their long and well-travelled history, including USATC Black, USATC Grey, Longmoor Military Railway, BR Preserved, USSR Ша (wartime and post wartime), USA Alaska Railroad, USA Army, Poland Post-War and Poland Black Wartime. A number of wartime period freight wagons are included, such as USATC 56t Flatcar, 40ft Flatcar, USATC 9,900 gallon Tank Car, USATC Caboose, Warwell, LMS Brake Van, USSR 20t Flatcar and USSR Brake Van.

The locomotives are also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the USATC S160 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the West Somerset Railway, Horseshoe Curve and Riviera Line: Exeter-Kingswear routes (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Community Announcements - DTG_James
02/06/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376949

The ÖBB 1044 electric locomotive was built by ELIN, Siemens Mobility, Brown, Boveri & Cie. and Simmering-Graz-Pauker in the mid-1970s as a powerful solution to Austria’s challenging rail network, being able to haul heavy freight or bustling passenger services anywhere from heaving cities to rural mountain passes with ease. With such a wide range of possibility, the ÖBB 1044 quickly became the backbone of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) fleet and would remain so until the turn of the 21st Century.

Such a variety of operations was possible thanks to the powerful 6,710 hp motors, these delivered well over 200 kN of tractive effort to the bogies of the ÖBB 1044 making them the most powerful 4 axle electric locomotives in the world. Following modifications to the intake vents to ensure reliability in the harsher winter months, the ÖBB 1044 was unstoppable in its power and network wide accessibility.

The ÖBB 1044 continued on as the backbone of the Austrian Federal Railways fleet until the year 2000, by which time a batch of Siemens EuroSprinter locomotives were ordered to assist and eventually replace them. Instead of scrapping the locomotives, they were sent to be converted into ÖBB 1144 locomotives, built for regional push-pull passenger services. The heritage behind the classic ÖBB 1044 is not only continued by the 1144s, but also the prototype which was preserved in its original form at the Railway Museum in Strasshof in 2002.

The 1044 for Train Simulator includes liveries with both old and new ÖBB logo designs and Hbbills freight wagons.
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 Semmeringbahn route.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:
  • Fixed PZB 1000Hz magnet not functioning correctly.
  • Fixed the handling of speed information on Protection signals.
  • Fixed Main signals not correctly displaying 60km/h limit.
  • Fixed Distant signals warning of a 60km/h speed reduction in a 60km/h speed limit zone.
  • Adjusted Cab camera to see PZB panel without having to look down.
  • Stopped the audio from other locomotive cabs being heard.
  • Fixed scenery issues in tunnels.
  • Added advanced warning of speed limit reductions of 70km/h or less, with
  • PZB functionality.
  • Fixed missing critical scenery on low detail settings.
  • Fixed spelling error in Scenario 4 steam achievement.
  • Removed speed limits from signals unable to display them.
  • Added post markers to block signals.
  • Fixed reported issues in the manual.
  • Added details about using PZB to the manual.
If you own the Semmeringbahn route, 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 Semmeringbahn route update will be approximately 75 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 Semmeringbahn route.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:
  • Fixed PZB 1000Hz magnet not functioning correctly.
  • Fixed the handling of speed information on Protection signals.
  • Fixed Main signals not correctly displaying 60km/h limit.
  • Fixed Distant signals warning of a 60km/h speed reduction in a 60km/h speed limit zone.
  • Adjusted Cab camera to see PZB panel without having to look down.
  • Stopped the audio from other locomotive cabs being heard.
  • Fixed scenery issues in tunnels.
  • Added advanced warning of speed limit reductions of 70km/h or less, with
  • PZB functionality.
  • Fixed missing critical scenery on low detail settings.
  • Fixed spelling error in Scenario 4 steam achievement.
  • Removed speed limits from signals unable to display them.
  • Added post markers to block signals.
  • Fixed reported issues in the manual.
  • Added details about using PZB to the manual.
If you own the Semmeringbahn route, 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 Semmeringbahn route update will be approximately 75 MB in size.
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