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Quote from: Carl on August 07, 2019, 08:47:18 PMThanks for looking into it further. I also had just spotted that one with the Liverpool train! That route had been given too little time to get from Coventry to Birmingham, so the timing point was vulnerable. It now has 5 minutes leeway at Birmingham which seems to be sufficient.The Euston - Crewe via Birmingham was causing similar issues and has also had a timing point removed to help with this.I've been investigating Manchester too. While I didn't see any blockages, I've fixed a few little niggles that could possibly have caused them in the future - tweaking a few timings that looked marginal. Let me know if you can pin down any trouble-makers in that area. It's made a bit more difficult by the fact that I can't access the 2014 Northern timetables anymore...the rework in this area can't come soon enough.Here's an updated savegame - it runs for a while with no issues. No doubt further problems will arise but hopefully they'll take a little longer to appear now!https://www.dropbox.com/s/sf1pd5jdwugq3vg/UK-aug-19.rar?dl=0Edit: fixed another silly issue at Reading.
Quote from: ScotRail170434 on August 07, 2019, 11:32:37 PMWhat's the next area to be done?
Quote from: thegamer7893 on August 02, 2019, 06:31:16 PMAgain I have forgotten that this isn't my project. But then again, I'm giving people hope for a eventual update.In the picture above, you can see that at Barnshore Junction station, I have simulated it having a short platform as per real life (if this station was really to exist). This directly means that HST's and any trains longer than 2 cars have to overhang the platform, therefore making the guard use the SDO system when opening (unlocking in a HST) doors at this station. An example of a service which overhangs this station is the hourly VWC (Virgin West Country) service from Stepford Central or Worcester Forgate Hill. The HST's have to stop at the signal (not on the platform but at the furthest HST stop marker (2+9 marker)) and the guard has to inform passengers of the short platform at this station and unlock the rear doors (the rear 6 coaches of the set irl (1 and a half coaches as simulated ingame)) to allow people to alight at Barnshore Junction station. This is however automatically carried out GPS as the class 170's (operated by Midlands Trains) have GPS controlled SDO fitted to the train and the PIS (Passenger Information System) system will announce that this station has a short platform and passengers would alight from the rear 2 coaches (would fit onto the platform irl) of the train. This is one of the many changes that people should look forward to in the next update. Picture taken: March 1999.Note to viewer: This is not a feature in the forthcoming update and this was written for entertainment and for boredom satisfying purposes. xD
Quote from: thegamer7893 on August 09, 2019, 01:38:55 PMFor anyone who took up interest in this post, would you ever like to see this map released as I can tell you, its a very good one.
Quote from: ScotRail170434 on August 12, 2019, 12:22:47 AMWould be nice to have it as a release.
Quote from: NoMorePacers on August 09, 2019, 03:54:29 PMThe rolling stock graveyard - designed to commemorate those trains in pak.ngb who gave their lives to build this map to what it is today.We will remember them.
Quote from: Carl on August 14, 2019, 11:00:11 AMThis is great Those Class 442s might be making an appearance again after a repaint! And before long we'll get 319s in the north...
Quote from: Carl on August 14, 2019, 01:50:33 PMIndeed! It's nice to look at these and see some progression in quality over the years, at least.There will soon be some ATW units to add to this graveyard, too...
Quote from: Carl on August 18, 2019, 03:05:38 PMSure - the one I use is from the wa_platform set which you can find about 3/4 of the way down this page:http://japanese.simutrans.com/index.php?%A5%A2%A5%C9%A5%AA%A5%F3%2Frailtool
Quote from: Carl on August 20, 2019, 04:57:57 PMI updated the Filton Bank (Bristol) to have 4 tracks, in preparation for something exciting that you'll see soon.
Quote from: Carl on August 20, 2019, 07:49:03 PMHaha, oops - I didn't mean to leave that clue, but very well spotted
Quote from: Carl on August 25, 2019, 07:48:08 PMGlad you liked it!I agree voiceovers can work well, but I find them quite stressful to do, and I don't like watching back over the videos with voiceovers.
Quote from: Carl on August 20, 2019, 04:57:57 PMHere's another large update, covering Cardiff & the South Wales valleys. It includes new & updated trains and renovation of a large chunk of the map.
Quote from: Carl on November 09, 2019, 11:56:43 AMToday's update adds a bunch of new trains, updates some old liveries, and overhauls another large section of the map. You can download the savegame and pak folder here. As ever you will need a legacy Simutrans Experimental exe to run this.I sometimes post updates on twitter too so feel free to follow there.New trains: the following vehicles have been newly added: Class 800 for LNER (5/9 car) and for GWR (9 car); TPE class 350; TPE class 185 (new livery); Northern classes 170 and 158 (new livery), and Scotrail class 158 (new livery). There are also graphic updates for a few old vehicles: TPE class 185 (old livery), and Northern classes 323, 142 and 158 (old livery)Class 800 LNERMap updates: the West Midlands has seen more progress. Shropshire has been completed. The Trent Valley and Cannock Chase areas of Staffordshire & Warwickshire were also updated - including Stafford, Tamworth & Nuneaton - meaning that the built-up 'ring' around Birmingham is now finished. Next up: eastern Northamptonshire, then Leicestershire.Nuneaton & Bedworth: the West Coast Main Line crosses the Birmingham to Leicester line here. We can also see the branch line heading into Coventry (which is in the bottom left) and the M69 motorway. (larger)Tamworth: here the WCML crosses the Crosscountry route from Birmingham to Derby. We can see two Voyagers and a Pendolino passing. (larger)Telford: this sprawling New Town has a lot of areas away from rail stations so has a few bus services too. We can see a TFW class 158 and a LM class 170 passing through. (larger) List of towns added: Telford, Stafford, Tamworth, Cannock, Lichfield, Nuneaton, Rugeley, Burntwood, Bedworth, Wellingborough, Rushden, Bridgnorth, Wombourne, Newport (Shropshire), Whitchurch, Market DraytonBus routes added include: Wolverhampton-Bridgnorth, Wolverhampton-Wombourne, Kidderminster-Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury-Market Drayton, Shrewsbury-Whitchurch, Telford-Stafford, Wolverhampton-Cannock, Stafford-Cannock, Lichfield-Cannock, Lichfield-Rugeley-Stafford, Walsall-Lichfield, Tamworth-Sutton Coldfield, Nuneaton-Coventry.