Tuesday, 27 June 2017

MJA Freightliner Pack - Now Released

I have just uploaded a new repaint to the DPSimulation website.

Essentially a branding pack, this pack adds two further variations of the Oovee MJA wagon in the older Freightliner Heavy Haul and newer Freightliner Powerhaul variants. Empty and loaded wagons are included.

This repaint requires you to own the Oovee MJA Box Wagon from Steam. This pack is now available as part of the Class 70 'Freightliner' Pack on Steam and at the time of typing, is only £2.39 in the sale.

This repaint can be downloaded from the wagons section of this page.



Steam Workshop - 1Q24 - 1038 Heaton TRSMD to Derby RTC

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

Route: Edinburgh to Glasgow
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 65 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 14:15

Warning

This scenario replicates the real service pattern of this particular working and therefore has lots of running under yellow signals as well as a 10-12 minute wait at Gartshore Up Loop to allow traffic to pass. If you prefer constant driving and dislike the slow going and stop/start nature of this type of service, this scenario is probably not for you.

Description

This afternoon you are in charge of the Network Rail 'New Measurement Train' on a service between Heaton Depot and Derby via Glasgow Queen Street. You will drive the section between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley.

Briefing

Starting at Glasgow Queen Street, you are currently awaiting your path. Once given the signal to proceed, head to Gartshore, where you are booked for a short wait in the loop to allow traffic to pass. You will then proceed to Edinburgh Waverley where another driver will take over.

Steam Requirements

Edinburgh to Glasgow
European Loco & Asset Pack
Class 156 DMU Pack

Repaint Requirements

Class 156 'First Scotrail' Repaint - http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/reskins.html

Non-Steam Requirements

Armstrong Powerhouse Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack


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

 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Donations

This feels like something that is becoming far too regular and I hate doing it, but i'm often left with little choice but to make an appeal.

We don't ask users to sign up and don't charge for content at DPSimulation and never have any intention of doing so, the resource was created to maintain a free library of Train Simulator content. Although we do receive some donations, it often isn't enough to cover the costs we accrue due to the large amount of content we host and although i'm always happy to make up any shortfall, I'm not always able to do so.

As ever, if you like the work that we do or just want to help out, please consider a donation of any amount. Paypal donation buttons can be found on this blog, on the DPSimulation website or via paypal.me/dpsimulation

All donations are very much appreciated and help to maintain the resource for existing and future users. May I also thank those who have donated previously, your support is invaluable and we simply couldn't exist without you.

Steam Workshop - 6O71 - 1506 Daventry International RFT to Dollands Moor

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

Difficulty: Medium
Length: 30 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 19:36

Description

Tonight you are in charge of a freight working between Daventry and Dollands Moor using a Class 66 locomotive and a rake of VGA wagons. You will drive the section between Wandsworth Road and Orpington.

Briefing

Starting at Wandsworth Road, you are currently following a London Overground service so it will initially be slow going. You will proceed as far as Orpington where another driver is scheduled to take over.

Notes

On the approach to Bickley Jcn, signal VS201 may stick at red after the oncoming AI service has passed. You may have to press TAB in order to pass the signal, unfortunately this is out of my control.

Steam Requirements

Chatham Main Line – London to Gillingham
London to Faversham High Speed
Class 66 'EWS' v2.0
Class 319 'First Capital Connect' Pack
Class 378 'London Overground' Pack
VGA/VKA Wagon Pack (Marketplace)

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

 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Steam Workshop - 2C43 - 0823 Morecambe to Barrow-in-Furness

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

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 20 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 08:35

Description

This morning you in charge of a Northern service from Morecambe to Barrow-in-Furness using a Class 150 DMU that is substituting for a failed Class 156. You will drive the section from Morecambe to Carnforth, including a reversal at Lancaster.

Briefing

Starting at Morecambe, first release the doors to allow passengers to board. As the inbound working arrived late, you are now around 14 minutes behind schedule but due to the generous time for turnaround at Lancaster, you should have no problems regaining your original timings.

Notes

Although the requirements are fairly high for a short scenario that doesn't cover a great distance, I have to work on the assumption that many of the workshop subscribers now own much of this content. As always, I also try to depict a picture of what would be seen by this particular working on the day.

Steam Requirements

WCML Over Shap
London to Brighton
Class 150 DMU Pack
Class 156 DMU Pack
Class 220 'Voyager'
Class 66 'Freightliner' v2.0 Pack

Repaint Requirements

Class 350 'First Transpennine' Repaint - http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/rf72reskins.html
Class 221 'Virgin' Repaint – http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/rf72reskins.html

Recommended (Not Critical)

Class 150/2 Branding Pack - http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/reskins.html
Class 66 Freightliner V2 Container Texture Replacement (1) – DPSimulation

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

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Steam Workshop - 5Y08 - 0940 London Kings Cross to Bounds Green TRSMD

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


Difficulty: Medium
Length: 25 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 09:44

Description

This morning you are in charge of an empty stock working from London Kings Cross to Bounds Green Depot using a HST set that has recently arrived from Newcastle.

Briefing

Starting at London Kings Cross and following the late arrival of the inbound working, you are now several minutes late and awaiting a path out of the station. Once given the signal to proceed, head to Bounds Green via Bowes Park where you will be required to change ends.

Steam Requirements

ECML South: London to Peterborough
European Loco & Asset Pack
Class 91 'Intercity' Pack
Class 313 'London Overground' Pack (Base Requirement for NSE 313)
Class 313 'Network South East' Livery - Marketplace
Class 365 'Network South East' Livery - Marketplace

Non-Steam Requirements

Armstrong Powerhouse Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack
Armstrong Powerhouse Class 91/Mk4 Enhancement Pack

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


Steam Workshop - 1Q26 - 0612 Craigentinny TRSMD to Crewe CS

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.
 
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 70 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 09:57

Description

This morning you are in charge of the Network Rail 'New Measurement Train' on a service between Craigentinny Depot and Crewe. You will drive the section between Carlisle and Preston.

Briefing

Starting at Carlisle, you are currently being held to allow a Virgin Trains service to depart in front of you. You will then follow this service but due to the EPS speed difference, you should experience plenty of running under green signals.

Notes

Please remember to adhere to the normal (white) speed limit boards only, not the EPS (yellow) ones which are for tilting stock.

Steam Requirements

WCML Over Shap
WCML Trent Valley
Settle to Carlisle
Class 220 'Voyager' Pack
Class 150 DMU Pack
Class 156 DMU Pack
Class 325 EMU Pack
Class 390 EMU Pack
Class 66 'Freightliner' v2.0 Pack
Class 86 Pack

Non-Steam Requirements

Armstrong Powerhouse Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack

Repaint Requirements

Class 221 'Virgin' Repaint – http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/rf72reskins.html
Class 390 'Virgin' Repaint - http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/reskins.html

Recommended (Not Critical)

WCML North (For Buffers On NMT)
Class 66 Freightliner V2 Container Texture Replacement (1) - DPSimulation

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