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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #105 on: February 21, 2013, 07:58:31 PM »
Thank you for the answer.

Offline Carl

[New GB Video] Brighton Main Line
« Reply #106 on: March 29, 2013, 03:20:18 PM »
Here's a new video featuring the Brighton main line:


As well as taking a trip on the Brighton line, I talk about how I tackle two problems: (a) splitting and joining trains, and (b) airport rail traffic.

Here are some screenshots from the video:


Gatwick Airport


Croydon
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 01:43:10 PM by Carl »

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #107 on: March 30, 2013, 08:46:07 PM »
Carl, I saw they videos you put on Youtube and loved them! I worked on the Brighton Main Line for a bit. Could you give a download link so I can see all the great work you've done? Keep it up!

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #108 on: April 01, 2013, 12:50:31 PM »
Thanks for the kind words ant123! Here's the latest version of the savegame and pak folder: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/ukmapapr13.rar
Remember that you'll need the Experimental version of Simutrans to run this map.

And here's a screenshot of the newly-built lines under Heathrow, complete with Heathrow Express/Connect services and the Piccadilly line tube:

(click for full size)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 10:12:59 AM by Carl »

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #109 on: April 01, 2013, 07:25:35 PM »
Hello Carl
gives from your new Pakset the png and datfiles?
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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #110 on: April 02, 2013, 07:42:57 AM »
Not yet, but I plan to publish those separately soon -- as part of a set of British trains using the images I've painted for this map. Don't expect too much, though; my pixel art is not fantastic! Watch this space, anyway.

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #111 on: April 02, 2013, 07:57:42 AM »
on heathrow 4 - i noticed the heathrow express platforms (one on picture) but in real life - there two platforms with crossover

there twin tunnels between H4 and H central

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #112 on: April 02, 2013, 08:02:18 AM »
Yes, I will need a second platform at H4 since I've just noticed that the service is every 15 minutes, not every 30 as I had thought.

However, according to the source I've been using, there's only one track between H4 and H123 -- is this right?
http://carto.metro.free.fr/documents/CartoMetroLondon.v2.9.pdf


The map seems accurate in most ways so I've been inclined to trust it.

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #113 on: April 02, 2013, 08:25:58 AM »
Yes, I will need a second platform at H4 since I've just noticed that the service is every 15 minutes, not every 30 as I had thought.

However, according to the source I've been using, there's only one track between H4 and H123 -- is this right?
http://carto.metro.free.fr/documents/CartoMetroLondon.v2.9.pdf


The map seems accurate in most ways so I've been inclined to trust it.

looks correct - i thinkjits was my fault because i didn't realise - my last trip on that line was years ago

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #114 on: April 04, 2013, 12:05:22 PM »
Progress update:

-- Greater Anglia routes all complete (London-Norwich express route, Norfolk & Suffolk branches, etc)
-- First Capital Connect routes all complete (East Coast Main Line routes to Peterborough/Cambridge, etc)
-- South West Trains routes all complete (except for the irregular Salisbury-Bristol trains - Bristol is not yet built)
-- Chiltern Railways suburban routes now complete (i.e. routes to Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Bicester, etc).
-- First Great Western suburban routes now in progress; Reading/Oxford stoppers and Heathrow services complete.

Next up are the London Midland suburban routes to Tring and Milton Keynes (plus the Abbey line & Bedford-Bletchley), which should be fairly simple. Once those are done, all suburban services in London and the South East will be complete -- which is a pretty nice milestone!

After that, the next project is the West of England routes out of Paddington - to Plymouth and Penzance - and the associated Devon and Cornwall branch lines. Following that, Bristol and Cardiff will be in the frame.


Updated savegame:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61716/ukmapapr13.rar


Finally, a screenshot of Norwich station:


If you have any particular requests for route videos, feel free to note them in this topic!

Offline treiskin

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #115 on: April 04, 2013, 10:57:29 PM »
Hey Carl, love the progress on the map. Could you do a video highlighting the West of England Main line/Southwest Main Line? Again love the progress :D

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[Video] South West Main Line: Waterloo to Weymouth
« Reply #116 on: April 06, 2013, 10:54:46 AM »
Your wish is my command! Here's the latest video:


In this video we travel on the South West Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth, via Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Here's a screenshot from the area:

(Click for larger)

This is a very busy part of the world. As well as the SWML through Farnborough, you can see the Guildford to Ascot train (headed for Frimley), Alton to Waterloo trains (either side of Ash Vale), and a Redhill to Reading train (at Farnborough North).
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 01:42:42 PM by Carl »

Offline treiskin

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #117 on: April 06, 2013, 08:03:24 PM »
Thanks!

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[Video] Basingstoke to Exeter St Davids
« Reply #118 on: April 09, 2013, 08:37:04 AM »
Here's another video following on from the South West Main Line post -- of the line from Basingstoke to Exeter via Salisbury.

No commentary on this one; this is a bonus video as an extension to the last one:


You'll notice there are several single-line sections on this route. At Exeter we see a First Great Western HST -- more of that in the next proper episode!

Here's a screenshot of Exeter St Davids, replete with an FGW HST, an FGW Class 143, and a SWT Class 159:
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 01:42:06 PM by Carl »

Offline Carl

New Minimap Screenshots
« Reply #119 on: April 11, 2013, 07:11:26 AM »
Here are two up-to-date shots of subsets of the minimap. In each case you can click for a full-size version.


First, London and the South East -- almost all lines are operational in this section:


Second, Bristol and South Wales. At Cardiff, all of the Valley lines are up-and-running, along with the London routes, the Bristol routes, and some of the lines to West Wales.

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #120 on: April 11, 2013, 08:34:25 AM »
Impressive!
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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #121 on: April 11, 2013, 02:36:03 PM »
this is a very good illustration of simutran's capabilities. i've set it as g+ profile picture.

Offline treiskin

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #122 on: April 12, 2013, 12:54:43 AM »
That is very impressive, all that work in such a small amount of time

Offline Isaac_Clarke

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #123 on: April 12, 2013, 09:39:22 AM »
Amazing as usual :) I wonder how many convoys do you have in your map by now

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #124 on: April 12, 2013, 10:44:07 AM »
Thanks all!

sdog -- I'm flattered!  :)

Isaac -- there are currently 1,134 convoys. Given the density of trains in London and the south east -- as well as the several hundred London Underground trains -- I expect and hope that this will be about 1/2 of the eventual total convoys.

treiskin -- although it seems like a lot has been done in a short time, even this version of the map has been in progress (on and off) for about a year. And it benefits greatly from lessons learned from earlier versions of the map, the oldest of which was started two-and-a-half years ago. So it's been some time in the making!  :)

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[video] London to Devon & Cornwall, part 1
« Reply #125 on: April 15, 2013, 08:46:15 PM »
The trip from Paddington to Penzance will be uploaded in two parts. This first part covers the line from London to Exeter via Reading and Newbury:


I also talk about how I deal with the somewhat irregular timetable in this part of the world.


Here's a screenshot of Reading station, showing the variety of operators and units running to and from the station:


(Click for larger)
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 01:41:22 PM by Carl »

Offline treiskin

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #126 on: April 16, 2013, 01:01:13 AM »
Love the first part of the video, any chance of an updated savegame? Keep it up :D

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #127 on: April 16, 2013, 07:02:43 AM »
Of course! Apologies, I always forget to upload a new savegame when I'm making a video. Here it is:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61716/ukmapapr13.rar

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2013, 02:13:26 PM »
I've released an initial set of British trains used in this map as addons for general use here:
http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=11781.msg115931#msg115931

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2013, 05:19:24 PM »
Thank you Carl for those link.
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Offline planestrainscomputer

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #130 on: April 25, 2013, 06:59:11 PM »
where do you get the latest pak file?

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #131 on: April 25, 2013, 07:30:40 PM »
It's contained in this archive (which I've just updated):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61716/ukmapapr13.rar

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #132 on: April 26, 2013, 04:52:47 PM »
thanks for the link

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #133 on: May 16, 2013, 08:28:12 PM »
Well past time for part two of that Devon/Cornwall video, eh? I'm about to go away for a week, but when I get back it will be high on my to-do list :)

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Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #134 on: May 18, 2013, 10:57:57 AM »
hi
i love the maps and videos well done! however when i try to use the pak texture it comes up with fatal error then crashes the game on load up. Please help?

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #135 on: May 27, 2013, 04:10:57 PM »
Hi benny290. Are you using Simutrans Experimental 10.27?
(Download here: http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=11474.0)

If not, that's probably the problem.

Offline treiskin

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #136 on: June 02, 2013, 08:38:22 PM »
Could you upload part 2? I would love to see more of the network!

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain rail network in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #137 on: June 03, 2013, 07:51:23 AM »
Hopefully I should be able to get this online within a week! :)

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[new video] Exeter to Penzance: Devon & Cornwall part 2
« Reply #138 on: June 21, 2013, 11:25:06 AM »
Here, at last, is part two of the Devon/Cornwall trip: a journey from Exeter St Davids to Penzance.

http://youtu.be/X8cP4PL4l8Q



Next up -- hopefully without a two-month gap, this time -- will be videos of the Bristol and South Wales main lines.

Here's a screenshot from Plymouth station and surrounds:


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GB: London screenshot
« Reply #139 on: July 01, 2013, 09:12:22 PM »
A new screenshot: Greater London, from the highest possible zoom level:

Large version is here: http://i.imgur.com/lFH1rjt.jpg
(or you can click below to embiggen)




I've recorded a video of the Bristol to London Paddington line, and will try to get it uploaded with audio at the weekend.