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Community Announcements - DTG_James
27/02/2015

http://store.steampowered.com/app/277767/

The Chengdu to Suining route from Just Trains is a modern high speed passenger route in Southwest China, based on the real route with many enhancements. The route is 146km in length and trains on the route are capable of running at 350 km/h. The fastest train takes only 33 minutes to finish the journey.

Starting from Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, the line passes through ShibanTan, Huaikou, Longsheng, Jijin, Zitong, Cangshan, Daying and ends in Suining, part of the Chengdu-Chongqing high speed line.

The route is equipped with the CTCS-3 (China Train Control System) signalling system so that trains capable of both 350 km/h and 250 km/h can run on it.

Supplied with the route is the CRH1A EMU (Electro Motive Unit) that is designed for commuter use at the stations along the route. This unit is capable of running at 250 km/h (155 mph) but in normal service runs at 220 km/h (137 mph). The CRH1E includes the CTCS-3 cab signalling system.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
26/02/2015

http://store.steampowered.com/app/277757/

The famous General Electric ‘U-Boat’ comes to Train Simulator in two distinctive Seaboard liveries.
General Electric introduced its “Universal Series” diesel road-switchers in 1959, and over the following two decades more than 3,500 “U-Boats” - as the locomotives were nicknamed – were constructed. The final and most powerful four-axle (B-B) model in GE’s U-Boat line was the 3,600-horsepower U36B built from 1969 through 1974.

Constructed primarily for the Seaboard Coast Line (which owned 108 of the total 125 built), the U36B was put to work on SCL’s fastest and heaviest freight hauls, but it was also versatile enough to handle almost any duty. Seaboard Coast Line was merged into the Seaboard System Railroad in 1982 and SCL’s fleet of U36Bs continued to serve in mainline duty into the 1990s, after which a number found further work on U. S. short lines.

The GE U36B for Train Simulator is available in Seaboard Coast Line and Seaboard System liveries. Features of the model include EMD-style Blomberg trucks as were used on all SCL’s U36Bs, rear headlight control, gyralight control, forward headlight control and classification lights. Accompanying the U36B are SCL’s noted yellow-liveried covered hoppers and a Seaboard Coast Line M-5 caboose, each of which are ideally suited for service with this historic U-boat.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Seaboard U36B on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Miami – West Palm Beach route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Community Announcements - DTG_James
26/02/2015

http://store.steampowered.com/app/277756/

The F40PHL-2 diesel locomotive is perfect for commuter services in sunny South Florida, and is now here for Train Simulator, complete with bi-level commuter coaches and driveable cab car.

The F40PHL-2 is among the most unique and fascinating locomotives found in the U. S. While similar in design and purpose to the famed Electro-Motive F40PH diesel, the F40PHL-2 model was custom-built in 1988 for South Florida’s Tri-Rail commuter agency by locomotive remanufacturer Morrison-Knudsen, a firm also known as a construction and engineering company, building such famed infrastructure projects as the Hoover Dam and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

The F40PHL-2 was built on the frames of retired Conrail GP40 locomotives, with 3,200 horsepower Electro-Motive 645-series power plants and EMD Dash 2 electronics. The units’ 645-series engine provides power both for traction and for a HEP generator to provide electricity to its commuter consist.. To give the unique diesels a stylish exterior, Morrison-Knudsen used ex-Burlington Northern F45 cabs and carbodies.

With five F40PHL-2 diesels as motive power, Tri-Rail began operating commuter services on the Miami – West Palm Beach route in January 1989. Initially serving with the F40PHL-2 were Bombardier-built bi-level commuter coaches and cab cars purchased from GO Transit in Canada.

The EMD F40PHL-2 for Train Simulator is available in ‘Miami Commuter Rail’ livery and features dynamic braking, ditch lights, and instrument lights. Bombardier bi-level commuter coaches with passenger view are also included, along with a driveable rear cabcar.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Miami on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Miami – West Palm Beach route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Community Announcements - DTG_James
26/02/2015

Today we have released Update 50.5a for Train Simulator 2015.

This update contains the following changes:

- Added support for TrackIR hardware
- Implementation of new pathing system for platform characters
- Task list on the 2D map now updates in real time
- Improved performance of GoogleMaps overlay in the World Editor
- Fix for inability to raise/lower GoogleMaps overlay in the World Editor
- Fix for Whistle Boards activating in the wrong direction
- Fix for inability to edit Secondary Speed Limits
- Fix for WIperMotion App provided in Developer Tool Suite
- Fix for inability to finalise routes uploaded to Steam Workshop
- Added 7 new Content Development Documents to Railworks\Dev\Docs folder in the TS2015 installation directory

This update should download automatically upon logging in to team and is 46.7MB in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
24/02/2015

Today we have released an update for the Isle of Wight route, this update includes various fixes and improvements to the route as identified from all the feedback we've received from you. The following has been fixed or improved:

Message boxes and wording:

• Message box errors - Santa Special CS
• Misleading message - Ticket To Ryde.
• Misleading message - Much Merriment and Cake
• Last Train Standing - Message box wording.
• Message box wording - After The Flood.
• Misleading message - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1.
• Message box error - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 2.
• Mistakes in briefing - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 2.
• Briefing/Message box - F1 menu - Pier Pressure CS.
• Message box does not match up with Task List - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 2 CS.
• Message box grammar - Pier Pressure CS.
• Lack of information in message box - Ticket to Ryde CS.
• Message box error - Santa Special CS.
• Minor typo error - Island Liner Day Rover Part 1.
• Mistake in message box - Let The Music Play On CS.
• Mistake in briefing - Looking After Number One.
• Mistake in briefing - Let The Music Play On CS.
• Message box needs removing - Santa Special CS.
• Message box needs to be removed - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1.
• Mistake in briefing - And So To bed.
• Mistake in briefing - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1.
• Mistakes in message boxes - Sun Day CS.
• Mistakes in briefing - Shanklin Sunrise.
• Mistakes in message box - Pier Pressure CS.
• Task timings noted in message - Looking After Number One.
• Spelling mistake in message box - Much Merriment and Cake.
• Error in message box - Pier Pressure.
• Mistake in message box - Let The Music Play On.
• Missing apostrophe - Lights! Camera! Action!.
• Mistakes in briefing - Let The Music Play On.
• Mistakes in briefing - After the Flood.
• Mistakes in briefing - Solent Night CS.
• Timetable mentioned in message boxes - Looking After Number One.
• Spelling mistake in description - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1.
• Missing apostrophe in message box - And So To Bed.
• Mentioning of timetable in first message box - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1
• Missing letter in message box - Sun Day standard.
• Mistakes in manual.
• After the Flood - mistake in briefing.

Aesthetics

• Floating tree.
• Floating signal and people in various scenarios.
• Floating track.
• Floating platform
• Floating assets.
• Rain effect missing from passenger view on IoW Class 483.
• Low resolution image - manual.
• Strange Beam - Invincible.
• Floating Fire Truck - Much Merriment and Cake.
• Driver Hand Clipping through train - Invincible.
• Player camera clipping through back wall - Class 483.
• Power Handle Animation - Class 483.
• Big black gap behind bridge.
• No brake pressure - Invincible.

Scenarios:

• Fixed the following scenarios:
1. Solent Night CS.
2. Pier Pressure CS.
3. Looking After Number One CS.
4. Let The Music Play On CS.
5. Isle of White CS.
6. Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1 CS.
7. Ticket to Ryde CS.
8. Island Liner Day Rover: Part 2 CS.
9. Sun Day CS.
10. Santa Special CS.

Other:

• Last Train Standing standard - red signal and track won’t set correctly - cannot complete scenario.
• Can not load scenario Ticket To Ryde CS.
• Can not load scenario Island Liner Day Rover: Prt 2 CS.
• Player has to TAB past signal - no instructions given - Santa Special.
• Can not complete scenario - Sun Day.
• Can not complete scenario - After the Flood standard.
• Tasks are timetabled - Looking After Number One.
• Briefing notes task times - Looking After Number One.
• Redundant TAB instruction - Looking After Number One.
• Scenario needs to be adapted to career standards - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 2 CS.
• Message box not needed - Looking After Number One CS.
• Timetable is incorrect - Sun Day.
• Missing TAB instruction - Lights! Camera! Action!
• Broken signal - Last Train Standing.
• Scenario showing wrong duration time - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 2.
• Task listed wrongly as a ‘go via’ - Santa Special.
• Quick Drive - Ryde St. Johns has multiple failures.
• Timetable needs editing - Pier Pressure.
• Missing instruction - When The Wind Blows.
• Broken signal - When The Wind Blows.
• Timetable needs to be removed - Shanklin Sunrise.
• Timetable - Solent Night CS.
• Scoring - Sun Day CS.
• Final task scores twice - Solent Night CS.
• 30 MPH speed section not shown on HUD.
• Scoring is incorrect - Isle of White CS.
• Scenario scoring - Island Day Rover: Part 1 CS.
• Final task scores twice - Pier Pressure CS.
• Unable to score 1000 - Santa Special CS.
• 15 MPH limit not on HUD approaching Sandling southbound.
• Too easy to get 1000 points on scenarios. Scoring needs reviewing.
• No TAB instruction - Santa Special CS.
• Quick Drive is wrong - consist arrangements for 040ST Invincible.
• Unnecessary TAB instruction - Looking After Number One.
• SPAD from a distant signal - Sun Day CS.
• Unable to score 1000 points - Ticket to Ryde CS.
• Power draw readout missing from C1 483.
• Timetable too tight - Pier Pressure.
• Dispatcher not working correctly at Smallbrook Junction.
• Signal at Red - Isle of White CS.
• Briefing mentions timetable - Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1
• Island Liner Day Rover: Part 1 - Duration listed is too long.
• Looking After Number One - Scenario duration and difficulty.
• Engine on/off - Class 483.
• Simple controls emergency brake - Class 483.
• Unannounced signal TAB - Much Merriment and Cake.
• German localisation fixes.


This update is 259.6mb in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
24/02/2015

Yesterday we released a small patch for the New York New Haven route, this contains a route fix where the ballast on the switches have been updated and extended.

This update is 398.6mb in size.
Community Announcements - DTG_James
19/02/2015

http://store.steampowered.com/app/258642/

The EMD FL9 was arguably one of the more unique locomotive designs ever conceived, but plied its trade on New York’s commuter lines for more than 40 years.

Born from a drive to replace worn out and ageing ALCO DL109 and Boxcab Electric locomotives, New Haven president Patrick McGinnis ordered 60 of EMD’s FL9 locomotives in 1956 to operate solely on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (NH).

The hybrid electro-diesel model was seen as direct competition to the less popular Fairbanks-Morse dual power P-12-42 locomotive, and was designed specifically to run under both diesel and electric power to accommodate the electrified lines running under the East River and into New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

The FL9 was considered successful, despite being underpowered when compared to the electric locomotives they replaced, and survived a number of railroad mergers that saw them eventually retired under Metro-North ownership in 2009. Despite this, a few FL9s are still in occasional revenue-generating service, whilst some have been preserved in museum collections.

The EMD FL9 for Train Simulator is available in New Haven ‘McGinnis’ heritage livery, as operated by the Connecticut Department of Transport in the 2000s. Features of the model including in-cab signalling as seen on the New York-New Haven line. Also included are a rake of Metro-North Shoreliner III passenger cars with passenger view, and driveable cab car.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the New Haven FL9 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
Community Announcements - DTG_James
Today we have released an update for the Union Pacific FEF-3.

This update contains the following changes:

1. Stack smoke is more dense.
2. Mars light can now be removed from the HUD version.
3. Missing bump-map texture recovered on the main drivers.
4. Two FEF-3 can now be double-headed (AI helper must be a HUD version).
5. Improved the graphic equalisation (bass versus treble) of the chuff sounds.
6. Overland striping is now correct when the smoke deflectors are removed.
7. Fixed the association of blow-down valves to sight glasses in the HUD version.
8. Whistle sound now fades out properly when the cord is released from inside the cab.
9. Removed the embossed shield ("Union Pacific 844") from the cab floor of all except the striped, white-walled version of 844.
10. It's now possible to put blanks in the train board slots (# means a blank).
11. When using the HUD version of FEF-3 for AI-only consists the driving wheels no longer lock up.
12. Halved the time for the back pressure to drop (so it's easier to shut off steam).
13. Increased the clanking sound at low speed.
14. Engine brakes now correctly apply force in proportion to the brake cylinder pressure shown on the gauge in the cab.
15. Improved throttle response, with pilot valve simulation.
16. Improved simulation of the behaviour of the back pressure gauge.
17. Dynamo can now be heard winding up and the dynamo running loop is smoother.
18. Left cab door stays open when switching to outside view and back to cab view.

This update will be 169.3mb.
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