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Offline fam621

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #770 on: July 17, 2017, 03:35:38 PM »
Ok.

Offline Carl

[update] Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #771 on: July 18, 2017, 08:28:34 PM »
After a break, some more progress to report. East Suffolk is approaching completion and I'm moving into Norfolk now. For those just joining - this map was originally completed in 2014. The current project is to update it to be more attractive, more realistic, and up to date. This involves a mixture of rebuilding cities, adding bus routes, and updating graphics.

Savegame link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlyc941tl4oiz4o/UK-Jul17.rar?dl=0
As ever, this will only work in Simutrans Experimental.

Ipswich. Two mainline services from Norwich to London pass. A Lowestoft train waits to depart in the northernmost platform, while a stopping service to London waits in the southernmost platform.


Beccles. Two East Suffolk Line trains from Ipswich to Lowestoft pass on this largely single-track route. The Class 170 shows updated graphics; the Class 156 has not yet been updated. Beccles has a bus service to Diss and will eventually have additional routes to Great Yarmouth and Norwich.


Full list of changes:
- Updated Greater Anglia Class 170, and added it to East Suffolk line diagrams
- Bury St Edmunds rebuilt
- Lowestoft & Waveney rebuilt
- Great Yarmouth rebuilt
- East Suffolk line rebuilt
- Diss rebuilt and GEML realigned between Stowmarket and Norwich
- Bus routes added: Bury St Edmunds-Sudbury, Haverhill-Sudbury, Saxmundham-Aldeburgh, Ipswich-Stowmarket, Lowestoft-Southwold, Diss-Beccles, Diss-Debenham

Offline Lewis

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #772 on: July 19, 2017, 08:56:47 PM »
Nice, About time I get back to Simutrans and play it again.

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #773 on: July 19, 2017, 10:12:05 PM »
I'm currently rebuilding Norwich from scratch. This one means a little more than most since I grew up there. Here it is in progress...using a bit of local knowledge to gradually build up the main roads radiating from the centre, before adding in minor roads.


Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #774 on: July 20, 2017, 08:51:42 PM »
And is Norwich, 1,376 buildings later. Not bad for an evening's work!

The road labels were useful as reference points for building, but I might leave them as they are.


Offline Lewis

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #775 on: July 24, 2017, 10:03:12 AM »
Spectacular!

Offline Carl

[Norfolk update] Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #776 on: July 26, 2017, 06:29:20 PM »
Here's an update covering Norwich and most of Norfolk. Lots of rebuilding, lots of towns and buses added, and an updated train. The savegame and pak folder are here, for use with Simutrans Experimental.

This screenshot shows a broad view of Norfolk & Waveney: you can see Norwich at the top of the image, and Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth at the bottom. The brown road around Norwich is the NDR, which is currently under construction IRL. As you can see, this screenshot is at the end of the map - Lowestoft is the eastern-most point in the British Isles.


Here is North Norfolk - specifically, Cromer and Sheringham. A Bittern Line train is about to arrive at Cromer from the south, where it will reverse before heading to Sheringham. The line west of Sheringham is part of the heritage North Norfolk Railway. I've been building heritage tracks where they connect to the national network, but not running any trains on them.


Full list of changes:
- Greater Anglia Class 156 graphics updated
- Norwich and surrounds rebuilt
- Many towns and villages added in Norfolk and Waveney   
- Major water changes, with the Bure, Wensum and Waveney rivers rebuilt/added
- Bus routes added: Norwich>Loddon>Beccles>Lowestoft; Great Yarmouth>Caister>Hemsby>Martham; Great Yarmouth>Bungay; Norwich local buses to: Poringland, Horsford, Long Stratton, Mulbarton, Wroxham, NNUH, Wymondham, Blofield, Stalham, Taverham, Cromer, North Walsham, Sheringham, Aylsham, Holt

Offline Lewis

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #777 on: July 26, 2017, 08:35:16 PM »
You never disappoint. In a couple of years a class 142 on the heritage line wouldn't look out of place, apparently they've almost all been bought by heritage railways.

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Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #778 on: July 26, 2017, 09:56:57 PM »
...apparently they've almost all been bought by heritage railways.

Interesting - they are finally being replaced? I am sure that I saw some 143s in Cornwall only last month, but those are not quite the same as 142s, of course.
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Offline Lewis

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #779 on: July 26, 2017, 11:58:31 PM »
The 143s are set to go as well. I think it's the once they've been faced out they'll transfer over. Which has to be done by 2020. I haven't heard of any plans for the 143s or 144s. Even then the 142s being bought is coming from a gaurd.

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #780 on: July 27, 2017, 09:26:20 PM »
I think that Northern's forthcoming new trains are due to replace many Pacers, though I don't know if that leads to them all being taken out of service.

Offline Lewis

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #781 on: July 28, 2017, 09:49:12 AM »
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The Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Interoperable Rail System) Regulations 2008 require that all public passenger trains must be accessible by 1 January 2020. No Pacer trains (except the prototype Class 144e) currently meet this requirement. Porterbrook has proposed an extensive refurbishment of the Class 143 and 144 units in an attempt to meet this requirement, although this would reduce the number of seats. Bidders for the next Northern rail franchise must not operate any Pacer trains after 31 December 2019.

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All 94 Class 142s will be withdrawn by the end of 2019, as their owner, Angel Trains, does not plan to have them extensively refurbished to comply with the Persons of Reduced Mobility Technical Specification for Interoperability (PRM-TSI).

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #782 on: July 28, 2017, 10:38:49 AM »
And I assume these are the new trains that will allow that to happen:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_195

Offline Lewis

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #783 on: July 28, 2017, 11:12:19 AM »
As far As I am aware yes.

And the class 331s are to be used on electric services around Manchester and West Yorkshire:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_331

Along with converted 319s to make them diesel and are reclassed as 769s:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_769

And class 170s will join the fleet on top of further class 150, 156 and 158s.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_(train_operating_company)#Future_fleet

Offline NoMorePacers

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #784 on: August 24, 2017, 02:38:42 PM »
There's a huge blockade at Birmingham New Street on the underground platforms, at in-game time 11:59:42, where convoy 2187 is using the same platform that convoy 1172 wants to use, and convoy 1949 is using the same platform that convoy 1285 wants to use, and convoy 1208 is using the same platform that convoy 1207 wants to use, and the resultant blockade has resulted in trains stacking up as far as Long Buckby, Sandwell & Dudley, Longbridge, Leamington Spa and Coleshill Parkway, with roughly 50-odd trains blocked.

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #785 on: August 27, 2017, 12:26:22 PM »
Thanks, I'll check that out and try to fix it. I've been a bit distracted with other games recently but will make some more progress here soon.

Offline NoMorePacers

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #786 on: August 27, 2017, 09:32:16 PM »
I shall look forward to that. I've also started a map of my own. I give you full credit for inspiring me to do it.

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #787 on: August 30, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »
On my first attempt to reproduce that blockage, I wasn't able to do so. Convoy 2187 made it through Birmingham unscathed. What version of Exp/Ext are you using, and do you have any further idea about where it triggers? (I ask because Birmingham blockages are often/usually a symptom of a problem somewhere else, rather than a root cause, since routes from all over the country meet there)

Offline NoMorePacers

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #788 on: August 30, 2017, 07:22:41 PM »
I had modified the WCML so the Northampton avoiding line was shut and then I reopened it so it probably was a byproduct of that.

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #789 on: August 31, 2017, 09:59:49 AM »
Ah, that might explain it then!  :)

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #790 on: November 14, 2017, 12:31:21 PM »
All quiet on this front recently as my attention has been diverted by other things. I expect to return soon, and when I do, there is a lot waiting for me. A very small part of the to-do list:

- Thameslink changes including full fleet change to Class 700s
- New franchises - South Western Railway and West Midlands Trains/London Northwestern - though not too much practical impact of these yet except for the new class 707s
- Ordsall Chord opening

This is a promissory note, but expect to see some action in the coming weeks and months.

Offline fam621

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #791 on: November 14, 2017, 04:20:19 PM »
Glad to hear! :)

Offline NoMorePacers

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #792 on: November 14, 2017, 06:30:36 PM »
I am pleased to hear it.

Offline NoMorePacers

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #793 on: November 19, 2017, 01:35:28 PM »
I have done the SWR Class 444 (attached below)

If anyone wants to do it, it's quite simple as there are only 2 colours and it roughly follows the old SWT livery.

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #794 on: November 19, 2017, 03:09:07 PM »
Good stuff, thanks! I think that's based on an older version of the base 444 - this one's probably the most recent.


I think you could probably also use a little less contrast on the colours (see
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Offline Lewis

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #795 on: Yesterday at 08:02:40 PM »
Welcome back everyone after are quiet 3 months!

Could we possibly see  updated source files whilst your updating other things?  ;)

Offline Carl

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #796 on: Yesterday at 08:05:29 PM »
I'm not sure if there are too many updates to the British Trains source files since the last update, but I'll take a look this weekend.

Offline fam621

Re: Great Britain in Simutrans Experimental
« Reply #797 on: Yesterday at 08:40:06 PM »
Nice ok