Sunday, 27 February 2011

Friday, 25 February 2011

German Railroads - DB Class E18 Now Available!

The E18 is a German electric locomotive built from 1935 to 1939, and again briefly from 1954 to 1955. The design was based on the earlier E17, which had been a major step forward over slower previous electric locomotives. Thanks partly to its basic streamlining, the E18 was an even better performer with a top speed of 150km/h, despite weighing a hefty 108 tons. Following World War 2, the E18 was operated in West Germany and Austria, though much of the electrified lines in East Germany were unusable so some examples remaining in East Germany were sold to West Germany's Deutsche Bundesbahn. A total of 55 examples were built, and incredibly the E18 remained in service until 1984 with 6 remaining in preservation today. This add-on also includes the Class 151, an electric heavy freight locomotive built for German Federal Railways between 1972 and 1978. With a top speed of 120km/h, the Class 151 was designed to replace the aging Class 150 which was increasingly struggling to meet the greater demands placed upon it. It was designed to haul both freight and passenger trains, but is now unable to operate passenger services because it no longer meets passenger train safety equipment standards. A total of 170 Class 151 locomotives were ordered, with some still in service today.

Assets Now Available!

With thanks to Pete (Karma99), author of the fantastic Q1 Class steam locomotive and many other free items for Railworks, his downloads are now resurrected and available at my website.

Creative Rail - China Clay For Export

Just thought I would point this out to anyone who doesn't know, an excellent site featuring in development previews of the fantastic upcoming "China Clay For Export" route for Railworks (2).

Link below.

Peeking through the bushes.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

LMS Patriot - In Development

Just noticed this on the Just Trains website. I am not a Steam man myself but certainly can appreciate a good looking locomotive when I see one.

From Just Trains..........

This new expansion for RailWorks 2 will feature the express passenger steam locomotives built for the London Midland and Scottish Railway in the early 1930s. The last locomotive was withdrawn in 1965, and sadly none have been preserved. A new 'Patriot' is under construction at the Llangollen Railway, but rail enthusiasts will have the opportunity to drive the Patriot in this simulated version!

For more information and screenshots then click here

Friday, 18 February 2011

Bristol to Exeter - Review

Thanks to Gene Davis for a really in depth analysis of the Bristol to Exeter route.

The review can be found here.

"Around the bend"

More work in progress from the JT Squirrel Farm. :D

Fastline Simulation - 102t ClassA Tanks Demo

Fastline Simulation have recently announced a demo of their 102t ClassA tanks.

Head over to here to grab a copy of the demo.

Credit to Fastline of course for the image.

Breaking Radio Silence

Apologies for the recent "radio silence" on this blog, I use several different forms of trying to communicate my work to people and inevitably something has to give. I shouldn't really let the blog run dry though, its a vital source of information! :D

So, where are we?

Well, as some may or may not know, I am currently working towards completion of another project for Just Trains. Only known by the "Secret Squirrel" codename, I have been showing various screenshots recently so to celebrate a return to "blogging", here are a select few.