A train driving simulation set in the British railways of the late 1960's, modelling the passenger diesel multiple units, or 'railcars', of the era.
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Very Positive (90) - 95% of the 90 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 5, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The simulator has been in development for many years. It's time to get feedback from a larger crowd of players, be they experienced or beginning trainsimmers, to get the details right and see if the base concept and features could be turned into a new serious contender on the trainsim market.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The simulator is expected to be in Early Access until end of 2019.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Planned additions and improvements:
  • More diesel trains
  • Route and train editors with Steam Workshop support
  • Sound improvements
  • More detailed physics (handbrake, stopping of engines)
  • Graphics improvements: lighting, terrain and texturing, grass and bushes, fields and forests, roads and fences, better house/building models, more detailed track models, better signal models, better station platforms, improved train exterior/interior models and texturing...
More detailed plans will be posted to the Steam discussions forum.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Apart from the editors all base features are in place and functional. The collection of routes and trains is still somewhat limited but offers hours worth of driving. Physics and sounds are almost completed. Visuals need more work but are good enough not to distract.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may be raised with some of the updates.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feature requests and other suggestions will be considered for implementation if they are technically feasible and sufficiently small in scope. All ideas are still welcome even if they don't make it to the simulator.

If the community feels an important feature is not prioritised high enough, the order of the updates may be changed. The players may also have access to test versions in advance of the official releases.

Communication takes place mainly through the Steam discussions forum.”
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Recent updates View all (6)

November 27

Route editor preview video 2 (Scenery)

More progress on the route editor, this is how scenery editing works now (no audio, video sped up by 30%):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=booAZfdtU6c

The main principle of the first version is to allow easy and fast creation of vast areas of scenery at the expense of details. More detailed control and features will be added in future updates.

The scenery features proved to be very hard to program correctly and there's still plenty of code to fix and old one to remove, but the first beta version should be ready for testing before the end of the year
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October 13

Route editor preview video 1

Work on the route editor is still progressing! Most of the track, signal, station and other infrastructure editing features are ready. Scenery editing still needs to be completed before the first beta test version can be released. The video below shows how the 2D and 3D editing modes work.

https://youtu.be/s5t56Lgnysw
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Reviews

“Via a stream of dynamic input recommendations the sim will tell you when to slow, pick up pace and change gear, quietly encouraging fuel-efficient driving all the while. It’s one of the simplest and best-integrated tutorial systems I’ve ever encountered.”
Tim Stone (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

About This Game

Hours of gameplay in two fictitious routes with Inter-City, semifast, stopping and empty coaching stock train services. All services have tens of departures over the 14hr daytime timetables, running times varying between 15 and 120 minutes. You can choose to drive any train while the other trains run under computer control.

Great replayability. Your driving style and timekeeping are evaluated and scored upon completing a run. Try the same run again to reach a higher score by braking more accurately or by driving more economically. You'll still need to prepare for suprises as traffic and delays may change from run to run.

For beginners and experienced trainsimmers alike. Integrated tutorials are included to assist beginning drivers in learning the train controls and operation. An optional key assistant shows which keys to press, when and why. Enable simple controls to operate the train with up/down keys only, while the actual throttle, shifter and brake levers are computer-controlled. Experienced drivers can operate the levers and other controls directly from the keyboard.

  • BR diesel railcar classes included: 112, 117, 122, 126 and 127
  • All parts of the vehicle drive train (engines, fluid couplings, gearboxes, torque converters) are simulated to ensure realistic behaviour
  • The suspension of each vehicle is made up of axle boxes, bogie frames, planks and bolsters, all individually simulated to make the vehicle bounce and sway over uneven trackwork
  • Two fictitious routes with different characteristics totalling over 150 miles: 4- and 2-track main lines, short urban and suburban lines, mountainous rural single track lines
  • Route features: semaphore signalling, trackwork with superelevated curves, klothoid transition curves and individual rail joints
  • Regular runs and special rescue runs where a train has broken down at one of the stations and you're dispatched from the depot to get it back

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Dual core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible video card with 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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