Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Amazon DLC Bargains

It's sale time on Amazon and there are many Train Simulator bargains to pick up, in many cases they are much cheaper than via Steam. When you purchase from Amazon, they simply send you a code to activate on Steam. As an affiliate, we also get a small percentage of the sale which helps towards our website running costs. Here are a selection of deals, Weardale is a steal!










Simply go to Amazon via any of the links above, there are more deals that are cheaper than Steam. 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Donations

It's approaching that time of the month once again, this is something that I hate doing, but i'm often left with little choice but to make an appeal.

We don't ask users to sign up and don't charge for content at DPSimulation and never have any intention of doing so, the resource was created to maintain a free library of Train Simulator content. Although we do receive some donations, it often isn't enough to cover the costs we accrue due to the large amount of content we host and although i'm always happy to make up any shortfall, I'm not always able to do so. 

As ever, if you like the content we create and host or just want to help out, please consider a donation of any amount. Paypal donation buttons can be found on this blog, on the DPSimulation website or via paypal.me/dpsimulation

All donations are very much appreciated and help to maintain the resource for existing and future users. May I also thank those who have donated previously, your support is invaluable and we simply couldn't exist without you.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Glorious Devon 1958 - GWR/SR Expansion Part 1 - Released

I have just released an all new route courtesy of the Glorious Devon team.

The section of the former Great Western Railway that runs across the South Devon Banks to Plymouth from Exeter and its branch to Kingswear is one of the most famous and picturesque locations in England that has captured many people's hearts.

The alternative Southern / ex-LSWR route climbs through farmlands to Okehampton then across northern Dartmoor and down to Tavistock, terminating in Plymouth Friary Station, a scenic but less busy route servicing many small holiday communities in north Devon. GWR and SR would run trains along both routes in order for drivers to familiarize themselves with the branches in case an emergency detour was necessary.

“Glorious Devon” recreates the area as it would have looked in the late 1950's, pre 1964 after which the Beaching changes took effect. Significant research has been undertaken to achieve the closest possible authenticity, recreated in digital, for Train Simulator.

It was a period of great transition for Britain's railways, from much loved steam traction – Manors, Halls, Castles and Kings, to early classic diesel hydraulics – Hymeks, Warships and Westerns on the GWR route, along with Bullied light pacifics, King Arthurs, Schools, T9, S16’s and many other smaller classes on the Southern portion.
Colour light signals were just making an appearance around Plymouth and the diesel shop at Laira was in the first stage of construction. The iconic Intercity House at Plymouth North Road station had yet to be built.

Glorious Devon offers great potential for scenario writing, from local passenger services, to inter-regional expresses to London, the Midlands and beyond. Although the location is predominately rural, freight services were varied too, including coal distribution and fuel for a 40MW power station, livestock, milk, fruit, fish and china clay and ballast. There is much to discover, from rail connected docks to stations long since closed but now brought back to life.
This route can be downloaded from the 'Routes' page by clicking here. Please read all of the included documentation provided wth the download. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Class 56 Civil Engineers 'Dutch' Repaint Pack - Released

I have just uploaded a new repaint to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

Utilising both the Class 56 'BR Sectors' pack and the recently released AP Class 56 Enhancement Pack, this pack depicts a reskin of the Sectors Class 56 DLC into Civil Engineers grey and yellow 'Dutch' livery, as applied to a few members of the class in the 1990's.  A version carrying Transrail branding is also included.

Although the Grids did carry this livery, none were of the later body variant as depictedby this DLC.  TS, like life itself, is full of compromises

This pack can be downloaded from the 'Locomotives' section of Richard's page by following this link.



 
 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Class 56 BR Large Logo with Tinsley Embellishments Repaint - Released

I have just uploaded a new repaint to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

Utilising both the Class 56 'BR Sectors' pack and the recently released AP Class 56 Enhancement Pack, this repaint depicts the class in BR Large Logo with added extras - typical of a Tinsley allocated loco from the late 1980's. 

This pack can be downloaded from the 'Locomotives' section of Richard's page by following this link.




AP Class 56 Enhancement Pack - Out Now!

This is certainly one worth blogging.....

Armstrong Powerhouse have now released the long awaited Class 56 Enhancement Pack. It includes...

15 liveries
Detailed internal & external audio

Improved and accurate acceleration physics

Prototypical 6-step E70 brake handle

Wheelslip Protection (WSP)

Dynamic exhaust effects

In-cab warning indication lights

3 realistic & engaging scenarios for the DTG West Coast Main Line Over Shap route.

And much more!

The pack can be purchased from Armstrong Powerhouse by following this link

It also requires the Class 56 'Sectors' pack which can either be bought via Steam or via the Amazon link below. Buying via Amazon merely gives you a code to activate on Steam and also earns DPSimulation a small amount of commission which is used towards the upkeep of our own website.







Friday, 29 September 2017

Class 150/2 Withdrawn Today

It's been reported on the Dovetail Games support site that the Thomson/Oovee Class 150/2 pack will be withdrawn from sale at no later than 6pm (UK Time) today.

As this pack is integral to many scenarios from DPSimulation, along with undoubtedly hundreds around the community, I would strongly suggest any users that don't have it make a purchase if possible, especially as it is half price in the current sale.

The pack can be found via the Steam store by clicking here.