Friday, 18 January 2019

North East England - Update

Last week I promised I would update you with where the North East England route is currently at with regards to release, so here we are.

I'm very pleased to report that the issues that caused the route to be delayed are now pretty much all sorted and we can now work towards a release. If all goes to plan there will be two streams in the coming 7-10 days and a first release of the route within a fortnight.

What I can say is that Middlesbrough will not now be part of this initial release and it is also likely the the full extent of the yard at York will not be included. Middlesbrough will now be added to the next release along with the addition of another of the many branches that will feature in future updates.

Despite the omission of Middlesbrough, there are still scenario opportunites that can utilise the Darlington to Eaglescliffe section of the route such as a full run of the Sunday only service between Darlington and Hartlepool and return, notably the only services that call at Tees-side Airport. This is on top of the multiple scenarios that can be created using both the East Coast Main Line between York and Darlington and the Durham Coast Line as far as Hartlepool.

The route requirements are also now final, these can be found on the North East England route page by clicking here.  People often ask if they will be missing a great deal if they don't have a certain requirement, but it's fair to say that if you don't own everything needed then it's likely you will be missing something integral to the route or the way it is intended to look.

To finish off, here are a few screenshots of the approaches to York.










13 comments:

  1. This is looking great! I’m guessing the streams will be on Alan’s twitch. Will Thornaby be on the original release as you mentioned Middlesbrough wouldn’t be.
    Luke

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  2. One stream with Alan, one with Thomas from Vulcan Productions. Unfortunately Thornaby won't be included for this release.

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  3. Was looking forward for Hartlepool - Middlesbrough. Nevertheless, this is amazing news and the route looks stunning! Can't wait to drive along these lines.

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  4. Will Newcastle be eventually added?

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    1. Yes, the intention is to eventually reach Newcastle via both the ECML and Durham Coast lines.

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    2. Get in!! Great stuff. Was hoping for that!

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  5. Looking great Darren! Tom TSTV

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  6. This looks amazing Darren and its very exciting that the first release in not far away. You mention reaching Newcastle via the Durham Coast line in a future release too, which is very exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing how you model Sunderland and Heworth stations :)

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  7. This route looked absolutely stunning! It had plenty of detail to it when Alan showed this on his stream. I am looking forward to the next installment. Will the route be put on steam when the beta phase ends. I would pay good money for this when released. I lived and grew up in Middlesbrough and the teesside and Darlington, surrounding areas. I know that you have already got a scenario producer, but I will make some scenario's for the route and let you know if I come across any bugs.

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments Chris, the route will be free and from my site. If users do wish to support us then a donation can be made towards the site to help with our ongoing costs.

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  8. Can't wait for the release. Read you were hoping to release it today on Alan's video so finger crossed I guess.

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