Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Steam Workshop - The Buffer Puffer 11.0 Part 4

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.

Difficulty: Medium
Length: 40 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 14:44

Warning

As this is a low priority working, the scenario is fairly slow going and you are unlikely to travel long distances in a hurry. If you prefer a quicker run or dislike the stop/start nature of this type of service, this scenario is probably not for you.

Description

This afternoon you are in charge of another leg of the Buffer Puffer 11.0 railtour using a pair of DRS Class 37 locomotives and mk1 coaching stock. You will drive the section from London Bridge to West Croydon.

Briefing

Starting at London Bridge, you are currently awaiting your path. Once given a clear signal, proceed to West Croydon where another driver will take over for the section around Epsom. For the most part, your path has you behind a West Croydon stopping service so expect many adverse signals.

Notes

I have tried to stay faithful to the timings on this leg of the original tour that ran on 25th January 2014. You will therefore find yourself waiting time at stations along your route. Although 37405 did run on this particular railtour, 37425 has had to substitute for 37610. The timings for the day can be found at http://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/10s/140125pt.htm

The 'Riviera Line in the Fifties' was chosen for the chocolate and cream coaching stock. Although steam heated, they were specifically chosen because the route was part of the TS2016 package and is likely to be owned by more users than any individual DLC that has similar coaches.

The weather setting should have been 'spring' to continue from part one on WCML Trent Valley. Unfortunately, the appearance of the foliage on South London Network has meant I have had to change this leg to summer.

Requirements

South London Network
Wherry Lines: Norwich to Great Yarmouth (Steam)
Chatham Main Line - London to Gillingham
London to Brighton
Riviera Line in the Fifties – Exeter to Kingswear (For Coaching Stock)
Class 319 'First Capital Connect' EMU Pack
Class 442 'Gatwick Express' EMU Pack
Class 455/8 'Southern' EMU Pack

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.  






Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Steam Workshop - The Buffer Puffer 11.0 Part 3

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.


Difficulty: Medium
Length: 20 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 14:04

Description

This afternoon you are in charge of another leg of the Buffer Puffer 11.0 railtour using a pair of DRS Class 37 locomotives and mk1 coaching stock. You will drive the section from Stewarts Lane to London Bridge.

Briefing

Starting at Stewarts Lane, you will need to depart immediately in order to keep your booked path. As you are not classed as a high priority service, you can expect to be held for passenger traffic.

Notes

You may have to press TAB to pass the final signal before London Bridge. This is unfortunate, but due to reasons beyond my control.

I have tried to stay faithful to the timings on this leg of the original tour that ran on 25th January 2014. You will therefore find yourself waiting time at stations along your route. Although 37405 did run on this particular railtour, 37425 has had to substitute for 37610.

The 'Riviera Line in the Fifties' was chosen for the chocolate and cream coaching stock. Although steam heated, they were specifically chosen because the route was part of the TS2016 package and is likely to be owned by more users than any individual DLC that has similar coaches.

The weather setting should have been 'spring' to continue from part one on WCML Trent Valley. Unfortunately, the appearance of the foliage on South London Network has meant I have had to change this leg to summer.

Requirements

South London Network
Wherry Lines: Norwich to Great Yarmouth (Steam)
Chatham Main Line - London to Gillingham
London to Brighton
Riviera Line in the Fifties – Exeter to Kingswear (For Coaching Stock)
Class 378 'London Overground' EMU Pack (Also included with North London Line)
Class 455/8 'Southern' EMU Pack

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.  






 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Steam Workshop - The Buffer Puffer 11.0 Part 2

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.

Difficulty: Medium
Length: 30 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 13:20

Description

This afternoon you are in charge of a leg of the Buffer Puffer 11.0 railtour using a pair of DRS Class 37 locomotives and mk1 coaching stock. You will drive the section from Bromley Jcn to Stewarts Lane.

Briefing

Starting at Bromley Jcn, you are currently awaiting your path. Once given a clear signal, proceed to Stewarts Lane. As you are not classed as a high priority service, you can expect to be held for passenger traffic.

Notes

I have tried to stay faithful to the timings on this leg of the original tour that ran on 25th January 2014. You will therefore find yourself waiting time at stations along your route. Although 37405 did run on this particular railtour, 37425 has had to substitute for 37610.

The 'Riviera Line in the Fifties' was chosen for the chocolate and cream coaching stock. Although steam heated, they were specifically chosen because the route was part of the TS2016 package and is likely to be owned by more users than any individual DLC that has similar coaches.

The weather setting should have been 'spring' to continue from part one on WCML Trent Valley. Unfortunately, the appearance of the foliage on South London Network has meant I have had to change this leg to summer.

Requirements

South London Network
Wherry Lines: Norwich to Great Yarmouth (Steam)
Chatham Main Line - London to Gillingham
Riviera Line in the Fifties – Exeter to Kingswear (For Coaching Stock)
Class 319 'First Capital Connect' EMU Pack
Class 455/8 'Southern' EMU Pack

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.  







Steam Workshop - The Buffer Puffer 11.0 Part 1

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 70 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 06:08

Warning

This scenario was initially created for my own personal use and I therefore made use of what I own. Although slight modifications have been made for workshop compatibility, this scenario still has a LOT of requirements.

Description

This morning you will be in charge of part of the first leg of the 'Buffer Puffer 11.0' railtour using a pair of DRS Class 37 locomotives and mk1 coaching stock. You will drive part of the first leg between Stafford and Rugby.

Briefing

Starting at Stafford, first release the doors to allow passengers to board before awaiting your departure time of 06:10. You will then call at Tamworth, Nuneaton and Rugby where another driver will take over. As it is early morning, traffic is fairly quiet, no delays are expected and please adhere to the maximum speed of your service which is 75mph.

Notes

I have tried to stay faithful to the timings on this leg of the original tour that ran on 25th January 2014. You will therefore find yourself waiting time at stations along your route. Although 37405 did run on this particular railtour, 37425 has had to substitute for 37610.

The 'Riviera Line in the Fifties' was chosen for the chocolate and cream coaching stock. Although steam heated, they were specifically chosen because the route was part of the TS2016 package and is likely to be owned by more users than any individual DLC that has similar coaches.

Requirements

WCML Trent Valley – Stafford to Rugby
Wherry Lines: Norwich to Great Yarmouth (Steam)
Riviera Line in the Fifties – Exeter to Kingswear (For Coaching Stock)
Class 390 EMU Pack
Class 170 DMU Pack
Class 220 'Crosscountry Voyager' Pack
Class 66 V2 'EWS' Pack
Class 66 V2 'Freightliner' Pack


Class 390 'Virgin' Repaint – DPSimulation
Class 221 'Virgin' Repaint – DPSimulation

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.  






 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Cotswold Rail HST Pack - Now Released

I have just uploaded a new repaint pack to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

Utilising the recently released Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack, this pack features powercars in both Cotswold Rail and Hornby liveries, along with extra .bin files to provide some unbranded MML blue trailer cars, as per the set that these two power cars ran around with. 

Both the European Loco & Asset pack from Steam and the Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack are required, otherwise this pack will not work.

This pack can be downloaded from the 'Locomotives' section of Richard's page by following this link.



Steam Workshop - 5M06 - 1738 Willesden PRDC to Ilford EMU Depot

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.

Difficulty: Medium
Length: 40 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 17:40

Warning

As this is a low priority working, the scenario is fairly slow going and you are unlikely to travel long distances in a hurry. If you prefer a quicker run or dislike the stop/start nature of this type of service, this scenario is probably not for you.

Description

This evening you are in charge of a Class 325 EMU which is being sent to Ilford in order to have the wheels turned on the lathe. Using an STP path which has been slotted in between the busy evening traffic, you are timed to cross the 11 miles or so to Stratford in around 40 minutes.

Briefing

Starting at Willesden PRDC, you are cleared for immediate departure. Head on to the North London Line as far as Stratford, where another driver will take the unit onwards to Ilford.

Requirements

North London Line
Great Eastern Main Line: London to Ipswich
Western Lines of Scotland (Essential For Weather Pattern)
Class 325 EMU Pack
Class 66 V2 'Freightliner' Pack

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.  








 

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Steam Workshop - 5I97 - 1602 Streatham Hill Shed to London Bridge

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.


Difficulty: Medium
Length: 30 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 16:21

Warning

As this is a low priority empty stock working, the scenario is fairly slow going and you are unlikely to travel long distances in a hurry. If you prefer a quicker run or dislike the stop/start nature of this type of service, this scenario is probably not for you.

Description

This afternoon you are in charge of an empty stock working from Streatham Hill Shed to London Bridge. Using a mixture of Class 377/2 and 377/3 multiple units, you will drive the journey in its entirety.

Briefing

Starting at Streatham Hill, you are currently awaiting your path after being released late from the depot. Once given a clear signal, proceed to London Bridge where your service is due to form the 17:04 to Epsom. As you are an empty stock working you are not classed as a priority and can therefore be expected to be held for passenger services.

Requirements

South London Network
London to Brighton
Chatham Main Line - London to Gillingham
Class 319 'First Capital Connect' EMU Pack
Class 455/8 'Southern' EMU Pack

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.