Friday, 30 August 2013

Class 142 - GMPTE Reskin Now Available

I am pleased to announce the release of a new GMPTE reskin for the AP/Waggonz Class 142 pack. Created by Bill Platt (styckx), this fantastically detailed repaint can be downloaded from the reskins section of the website by following this link.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Screenshot Of The Day - 29th August

Train Simulator 2013 - BR DP1 Deltic Prototype

The BR DP1 Deltic Prototype locomotive has now been released for Train Simulator 2013. The addon can be purchased via Steam by following this link and is priced at £11.99.

The following is taken from the Steam description page for the pack.

The powerful and impressive BR DP1 Deltic evokes the UK’s glorious railway heritage, and this attractive prototype diesel locomotive is now available for Train Simulator.

The amalgamation of engine manufacturer Napier & Sons and locomotive builder English Electric in 1942 opened up the potential to use the powerful Napier Deltic diesel engine in mainline locomotives. In the mid-1950s, English Electric produced a demonstration locomotive, officially numbered ‘DP1’, using the Deltic engine, which was to be the forerunner of the well-known ‘Deltic’ class of locomotives.

The DP1 had a particular American feel, with its high sides and streamlined styling, made more prominent by its sleek livery, long aluminium beading, high cab windows and large nose headlight, fitted for effect rather than practicality. Two 18 cylinder Deltic engines were fitted, giving 3,300 horsepower (2,500 kW) in total and a top speed of 90mph.

The DP1 was demonstrated and tested on the Settle-Carlisle line before entering service as a main line locomotive alongside its sister Class 55 ‘Deltics’, although these lacked DP1’s distinctive look. As a main line locomotive, DP1 had a relatively short working life, being retired in March 1961 after a major engine failure, but easily serving its purpose to demonstrate the Deltic’s power and prowess.

Two years later, in 1963, DP1 was donated to the Science Museum in London and is now on display at the National Railway Museum’s Locomotion site in Shildon, England.
The DP1 Deltic for Train Simulator is available in its distinctive blue demonstrator/testing livery, featuring two-tone horn and cab lighting, plus BR Mk1 maroon coaches as used on modern day rail tours, complete with passenger view.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR DP1 Deltic on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Settle-Carlisle route route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Class 107 DMU - Closer Look

Following my post announcing the release of the Class 107 DMU, whilst investigating it I decided to take a few more screenshots. I'm rather happy with this one, being able to sit behind the driver certainly brings back memories and the cab itself is a pleasant place to be. The final shot in the collection is taken from the passenger view.

Screenshot Of The Day - 28th August

Train Simulator 2013 - Class 107 DMU

After waiting for some time for new Scottish suburban stock, we get two in two days! Following the release yesterday of the Class 303 EMU, it has been immediately followed by the release of a Class 107 DMU.

The Class 107 DMU pack comes in four liveries and has both custom cab and passenger view along with Quick Drive consists.

For more details and how to purchase this DMU, follow this link.

TS2013 Tutorials - Gantry Tool

There are now two new video tutorials available from DPSimulation and uploaded courtesy of GamesNexxt. The two tutorials cover the new gantry tool that was introduced on the release of TS2013.

Three New Scenarios - Available Now

I have just uploaded three new scenarios to the DPSimulation website, courtesy of two very kind third party creators. They are as follows:

'Felixstowe Return' - Scenario for Great Eastern Main Line by Phil Teare (pjt1974)

'Stirling Southbound' - Scenario for Edinburgh to Glasgow (including DPSimulation scenery extension) by Firetrap

'Stirling Stopper' - Scenario for Edinburgh to Glasgow (including DPSimulation scenery extension) by Firetrap

Once again, a huge thanks to these creators for both creating and then allowing their work to be hosted at DPSimulation. The scenarios can be found by clicking this link.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Screenshot Of The Day - 27th August

Train Simulator 2013 - Class 303 EMU

Something I have certainly been waiting for to provide some variation on services around the Glasgow suburban area on WCML North, the Class 303 EMU has been released by Iron Horse House.

Along with the Class 303 EMU which is provided in three liveries, you also get the Class 82 included at no extra charge.

For more details and how to purchase this EMU, follow this link.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Train Simulator 2014 - City Lines - Second Look

Coming in September as part of the new expansion of the Train Simulator 2014 Steam Workshop.......

Sunday, 18 August 2013

City Lines - New WIP Screenshots

A set of all new WIP screenshots from 'City Lines', coming in September...

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Screenshot Of The Day - 17th August

PayPal Donate Button

Following my post last week regarding the current unavailability of the donation widget, I have now replaced it with the normal donation button until the widget is working again. The donation button is available on the main website and also on this blog, to your right.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Train Simulator 2014 - City Lines - First Drive

Coming in September as part of the new expansion of the Train Simulator 2014 Steam Workshop.......

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Train Simulator 2014 - City Lines - First Look

Coming in September as part of the new expansion of the Train Simulator 2014 Steam Workshop.......

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Donation Widget - Unavailable

For reasons I am unsure of, the regular donation widget placed on the right hand side of this blog and also on the main website has been unavailable for nearly two weeks now meaning donations have completely stopped.

As an alternative, I have set up a new page with the respected "Fundrazr" website. One advantage of this means that I believe the minimum donation is now not limited to £5 as it was on the previous widget.

The page can be found at:  DPSimulation Fundrazr