Monday, 10 December 2018

Timetable Archive - Overview

As the new December timetable comes into force I thought it would probably be beneficial to give an overview of what is now currently in the archive. Not much in the way of recent additions other than those mentioned previously although I believe I have now added everything from the new December timetable. Not strictly timetables that can be classed as historic at this point but they will be in the future.
The following companies are now covered. In some cases there are only very recent timetables and in some cases they go back to the start of the millenium:

  • Anglia Railways
  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • c2c
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Crosscountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Eurostar
  • First Great Western
  • First Hull Trains
  • Gatwick Express
  • GNER
  • Grand Central
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway
  • Hull Trains
  • LNER
  • London Midland
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • London Overground
  • Midland Mainline
  • National Express East Anglia
  • National Express East Coast
  • Northern Railway
  • ScotRail
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • South Western Railway
  • TfL Rail
  • TFW Rail
  • Thameslink
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains
  • Virgin Trains East Coast
  • WAGN
  • Wales & Borders
  • Wessex Trains
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Wrexham & Shropshire

For our friends over the pond an archive has also started to build with the following companies:

  • Alaska Railroad
  • Amtrak
  • Brightline
  • MARC
  • Metrolink
  • NJ Transit

Thanks to those who have been in touch so far to help out and give encouragement. From some of you that have been in touch it has become apparent that a small number of scenarios have already been created using this resource.

The timetable archive can be found by clicking here.
As well as the archive, I have also listed a page that will be updated when needed that lists all current timetables from UK TOC's. Basically all .pdf files that are listed at multiple different sites but all listed on one easy to use (hopefully!) page.
The current UK timetables page can be found by clicking here.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Class 143 - Wessex Trains Repaint Pack

That moment when you realise you haven't got a repaint needed for AI, decide to look into creating it and end up going way overboard. The end result is that I have just released an all new repaint pack for Train Simulator.

Utilising the Class 143 DMU that is included with the Arriva Trains Wales DMU Pack from Steam, this repaint pack depicts the class in eleven variations of the Wessex Trains 'Visit Bristol' livery with the various different advertising decals.

I appreciate that the download size (671mb) is fairly large for this pack, although it shouldn't be as much of an issue in 2018 as many take advantage of high download speeds. More advanced users do of course have the option of only installing the particular repaint(s) that they need for an future scenarios that require this pack.

There are also a couple of minor issues as outlined in the readme, but nothing that prevents use in Quick Drive or the scenario editor. It was important for me to get this pack released due to it being needed as AI in upcoming scenario and Quick Drive projects.

This pack can be downloaded from the DPSimulation reskins page by clicking here


Friday, 16 November 2018

Timetable Archive - Update

For those interested, there have now been further updates to the archive which include a selection of timetables from Eurostar, First Hull Trains, London Midland, Greater Anglia, National Express East Anglia and Anglia Railways. The latter also has London Crosslink and Amsterdam Express timetables included where they were available.

I have also added a new US section which features Amtrak timetables as far back as 2003. I'm unsure what our friends over the pond use for scenario creation but if you know of anyone that could benefit then please let them know about the archive.

Click here to visit the timetable archive.

Friday, 2 November 2018

North East England - East Coast Main Line

Please accept my apologies for the lack of updates recently with regards to the North East England route, I can assure you that the first beta is due to be released soon.

At the end of September we received some terrible news when my partner's mother died suddenly at only 53 years of age. Obviously this was a shock and with having to be there for her and the children I haven't been able to spend as much time on Train Simulator as I had intended.

Last time I shared a few screenshots of one part of the route, the Durham Coast line. Here are some further screenshots, this time of the East Coast Main Line portion of the route between Darlington and York.

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch since the last update and thanks for your support.

For more information about this upcoming route, click here.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Train Simulator 2019 - Important Notes

With the release of Train Simulator 2019 now imminent, it's important to note that some instructions have been added to the Train Simulator knowledgebase should you wish to immediately use the 64-bit version of the program.
  1. Load Steam and navigate to your Game Library.
  2. Right-click on Train Simulator and select Properties.
  3. Click the Local Files tab and then Browse Local Files.
  4. Double-click on the file called Setup_Audio.bat (we're receiving early reports this hasn't been included with the build - you can download it from here. Just drop it into the folder above)
  5. A window will open, and you should select Option 2 to set up the audio for 64-bit. (If you plan on going back to 32-bit, you will need to repeat these steps but choose Option 1)
  6. Follow the instructions presented until you’re back at the main menu – choose Option 3 to exit.
  7. You can now safely launch Train Simulator 64-bit by clicking Play from the Steam Games Library.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

More Timetables Added

I've just done a major update to the timetable archive, adding another 1gb or so worth of content. Additions include TOC timetables for East Midlands Trains, Midland Mainline,  ScotRail, Southern and WAGN along with a whole new raft of full Network Rail working timetables stretching back as far as 2007. Thanks to James Ivell for his assistance with these timetables.

To visit our timetable archive, click here.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

North East England - Durham Coast Line

I've had a few emails over the past couple of weeks asking for more screenshots of the route. Happy to oblige, here are a few covering the Durham Coast line.

For more information about this upcoming route, click here.