Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Steam Workshop - 2C43 - 0823 Morecambe to Barrow-in-Furness

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 20 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 08:35

Description

This morning you in charge of a Northern service from Morecambe to Barrow-in-Furness using a Class 150 DMU that is substituting for a failed Class 156. You will drive the section from Morecambe to Carnforth, including a reversal at Lancaster.

Briefing

Starting at Morecambe, first release the doors to allow passengers to board. As the inbound working arrived late, you are now around 14 minutes behind schedule but due to the generous time for turnaround at Lancaster, you should have no problems regaining your original timings.

Notes

Although the requirements are fairly high for a short scenario that doesn't cover a great distance, I have to work on the assumption that many of the workshop subscribers now own much of this content. As always, I also try to depict a picture of what would be seen by this particular working on the day.

Steam Requirements

WCML Over Shap
London to Brighton
Class 150 DMU Pack
Class 156 DMU Pack
Class 220 'Voyager'
Class 66 'Freightliner' v2.0 Pack

Repaint Requirements

Class 350 'First Transpennine' Repaint - http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/rf72reskins.html
Class 221 'Virgin' Repaint – http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/rf72reskins.html

Recommended (Not Critical)

Class 150/2 Branding Pack - http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/reskins.html
Class 66 Freightliner V2 Container Texture Replacement (1) – DPSimulation

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.  

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Steam Workshop - 5Y08 - 0940 London Kings Cross to Bounds Green TRSMD

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.


Difficulty: Medium
Length: 25 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 09:44

Description

This morning you are in charge of an empty stock working from London Kings Cross to Bounds Green Depot using a HST set that has recently arrived from Newcastle.

Briefing

Starting at London Kings Cross and following the late arrival of the inbound working, you are now several minutes late and awaiting a path out of the station. Once given the signal to proceed, head to Bounds Green via Bowes Park where you will be required to change ends.

Steam Requirements

ECML South: London to Peterborough
European Loco & Asset Pack
Class 91 'Intercity' Pack
Class 313 'London Overground' Pack (Base Requirement for NSE 313)
Class 313 'Network South East' Livery - Marketplace
Class 365 'Network South East' Livery - Marketplace

Non-Steam Requirements

Armstrong Powerhouse Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack
Armstrong Powerhouse Class 91/Mk4 Enhancement Pack

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.  


Steam Workshop - 1Q26 - 0612 Craigentinny TRSMD to Crewe CS

I have just released a new scenario on the Steam Workshop.
 
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 70 Minutes Approx
Start Time: 09:57

Description

This morning you are in charge of the Network Rail 'New Measurement Train' on a service between Craigentinny Depot and Crewe. You will drive the section between Carlisle and Preston.

Briefing

Starting at Carlisle, you are currently being held to allow a Virgin Trains service to depart in front of you. You will then follow this service but due to the EPS speed difference, you should experience plenty of running under green signals.

Notes

Please remember to adhere to the normal (white) speed limit boards only, not the EPS (yellow) ones which are for tilting stock.

Steam Requirements

WCML Over Shap
WCML Trent Valley
Settle to Carlisle
Class 220 'Voyager' Pack
Class 150 DMU Pack
Class 156 DMU Pack
Class 325 EMU Pack
Class 390 EMU Pack
Class 66 'Freightliner' v2.0 Pack
Class 86 Pack

Non-Steam Requirements

Armstrong Powerhouse Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack

Repaint Requirements

Class 221 'Virgin' Repaint – http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/rf72reskins.html
Class 390 'Virgin' Repaint - http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/reskins.html

Recommended (Not Critical)

WCML North (For Buffers On NMT)
Class 66 Freightliner V2 Container Texture Replacement (1) - DPSimulation

To visit the DPSimulation Steam Workshop, please follow this link.  


Monday, 5 June 2017

Youtube

In case there was the small chance of anyone out there wondering, unfortunately my Youtube (Google) account was compromised due to 'suspicious activity' at around 2am, when I was tucked up in bed and all videos are currently removed.

This follows several repeated attempts in the past on the DPSimulation Facebook page which resulted in me withdrawing from it altogether along with repeated attempts to gain access to the DPSimulation website.

It seems even such a simple (and effectively unimportant) pastime such as train simulation isn't exempt from a brainless minority. It often makes you wonder if it's worth carrying on.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Donations

Although it is something I rarely do, i'm unfortunately left with no choice but to make an appeal due to the large amount of content we host, and the costs involved in doing so, as well as trying to keep it all free for everyone for now and for the future.
 
As many of you may be aware, we rely on donations from you, the community, in order to maintain the site. Although we do receive a small amount of income through advertising and Amazon referrals, this is nowhere near enough to cover our costs and although I am always willing to make up the shortfall, my funds are not unlimited and it can be a struggle.
 
If you like the work that we do or just want to help out, please consider a donation of any amount. Paypal donation buttons can be found on this blog, and on the DPSimulation website.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Class 67 'Colas Rail' Released

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

This is a repaint of the EWS Class 67 DLC into Colas Rail livery.

This reskin also makes full use of the 'Armstrong Powerhouse Class 67 Sound Pack (Pro)'.  IT IS ESSENTIAL that this is installed. 

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


 


 

Friday, 19 May 2017

CW03 - 2016 London Victoria & St Pancras to Faversham (Workshop) - '2016 Era' Scenario Pack Released

I have just uploaded another scenario pack to the DPSimulation website, courtesy of Chris Willis.

This scenario pack is based in the 2016 era, and uses the 2016 London Victoria & St Pancras to Faversham & Sheerness route from the Steam Workshop . The pack contains nine engaging scenarios.

As with all scenario packs at DPSimulation, in order to provide the most realistic experience possible, the requirements list for this pack is quite extensive. The readme can be viewed from the download page, or from within the download package itself.

Although I always endeavour to try and provide support for all content on the DPSimulation website, the fact I have not created this pack means by troubleshooting knowledge will be limited. However, the author has provided an email address within the readme.

This scenario pack can be downloaded from the Free Scenario Packs page by clicking here.
 



 

CW02 - 2012 London Victoria & St Pancras to Faversham (Workshop) - 'Connex Years' Scenario Pack Released

I have just uploaded another scenario pack to the DPSimulation website, courtesy of Chris Willis.

This scenario pack is based late 90's/early 00's in the final days of the NSE livery whilst Connex Southeastern were in control of the franchise. The pack contains seven detailed scenarios.

As with all scenario packs at DPSimulation, in order to provide the most realistic experience possible, the requirements list for this pack is quite extensive. The readme can be viewed from the download page, or from within the download package itself.

Although I always endeavour to try and provide support for all content on the DPSimulation website, the fact I have not created this pack means by troubleshooting knowledge will be limited. However, the author has provided an email address within the readme.

This scenario pack can be downloaded from the Free Scenario Packs page by clicking here.
 




 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

CW01 - London to Brighton 'Connex Years' Scenario Pack Released

I have just uploaded a scenario pack to the DPSimulation website, courtesy of Chris Willis.

This scenario pack is based around the late 90s in the years that Connex were in control of the South Central Franchise. The pack includes 10 detailed and engaging scenarios based on the 1999 national timetable. Train reporting numbers and details of each service have been added to each piece of AI to ensure a realistic experience.


As with all scenario packs at DPSimulation, in order to provide the most realistic experience possible, the requirements list for this pack is quite extensive. The readme can be viewed from the download page, or from within the download package itself.

Although I always endeavour to try and provide support for all content on the DPSimulation website, the fact I have not created this pack means by troubleshooting knowledge will be limited. However, the author has provided an email address within the readme.

This scenario pack can be downloaded from the Free Scenario Packs page by clicking here.





 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

ZDA (ex-OCA) Wagon Repaints - Released

I have just uploaded another new set of wagon repaints to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

Utilising the OCA wagon as included with the West Highland South route from Steam, these repaints depict three liveries as carried by these wagons after transfer to departmental use in the 1980's.

In departmental use, these operated all over the network carrying various loads for civil and mechanical engineering uses.  The SATLINK wagons were used by the Signals & Telecommunications Department on various regional projects in the late 80's/early 90's.

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




 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

More New Wagon Repaints Released

I have just uploaded a further set of wagon repaints to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

First up we have repaints depicting the ZKV 27t Tippler 'Barbel' Wagon in differing variants. These repaints require the Meshtools UK Mineral Wagon Pack, available via the Steam store.

Secondly, we have a Railease POA 35.1t Scrap Metal Wagon, this requires the British Railways Wagon Pack from Digital Traction. This repaint is also set up to use the enhanced audio as installed by the Armstrong Powerhouse Wagon (4 Wheel) Sound Pack.

All packs can be downloaded from the 'Wagons' section of Richard's page by following this link.




 

Friday, 5 May 2017

Further PCA Repaints Released

I have just uploaded a further set of PCA repaints to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

Again utilising the PCA wagon as included with the Settle to Carlisle route, these repaints depict the wagon in Rockware Glass, Lever Bros and Albright & Wilson liveries.

The repaints are also set up to use the enhanced audio as installed by the Armstrong Powerhouse Wagon (4 Wheel) Sound Pack. 

These packs can be downloaded from the 'Wagons' section of Richard's page by following this link. 



 

ICI Mond Division Wagon Repaint - Released

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

Utilising the PCA wagon as included with the Settle to Carlisle route, this repaint depicts the wagon in ICI Mond Division livery as carried in the 1980's and 1990's. These wagons were used on block Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) traffic from Oakleigh to Larbert - a feature of the WCML for many years.

The repaint is also set up to use the enhanced audio as installed by the Armstrong Powerhouse Wagon (4 Wheel) Sound Pack.

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

Cerestar Wagon Repaint - Released

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

Utilising the PCA wagon as included with the Settle to Carlisle route, this repaint depicts the wagon in Cerestar livery as carried in the 1980's and 1990's. These wagons were used on starch traffic from Trafford Park to various destinations nationwide.

The repaint is also set up to use the enhanced audio as installed by the Armstrong Powerhouse Wagon (4 Wheel) Sound Pack.

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