4.3 Railroads

4.3.3 Great Britain

Birmingham Cross-City South

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
The south portion of the Cross-City Line i Birmingham. It goes from Redditch to Birmingham New Street. Anthony Bowden has with this route created probably the most well done route there is for BVE. Outstanding richness in details both in landscape and trackside. There are 17 different alternatives to drive this route different times of day, in different weather and different seasons.
Creator:
Anthony Bowden
Vehicle:
32332337
 Works with BVE 2:
Yes
 Works with BVE 4:
Yes
Known problems:
None.
Line description:
Cross-City Line at Wikipedia with a schematic line map.
Misc.:
Works with OpenBVE.
Download from:
The creator's website
To download from this website:
N/A
Last update of this directory entry:
2011-Dec-8-

Moorgate - Drayton Park

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
The line Drayton Park - Moorgate i London (BR), for the class 313 train. Most of the line is below surface in former subway tunnels. The train is actually using 3rd rail (750 V) as a subway train in these tunnelse, but normal overhead wire(25 kV) at the part of the line above surface).
Creator:
Nathan Whitington nathan_whitington@hotmail.com
Alt.:
MG-DP
 Stations:
5
 Stops:
4
 TTR:
min.
 Distance:
4035 m
Vehicle:
314
 Works with BVE 2:
Yes
 Works with BVE 4:
Unknown
Known problems:
Error messages as a result of 2  graphic objects ar missing. Click Ignore and continue, the route will run anyway.
Line description:
Short description of the line and a line map
Misc.:
Download from:
The route was distrubuted at Damon Cox website, which has disappeared from the Internet.
To download from this website:
N/A
Last update of this directory entry:
2011-Dec-8-

Somerset & Dorset

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
A part of the old Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway in southern England. This local train is hauled by a steam engine and goes from Shillingstone to Templecombe (south of Bristol). The correct engine for this train is a Bullied Pacific class West Country steam engine, but in lack of such an engine a class J36 steam engine is used. The railroad, stations and the beautiful landscape is well done. The simulation intends to replicate the route as it looked like in the 1960s. The traffic at this and some other lines ended March 7 1966 after have being trafficed since August 31 1863.
Creator:
Richard Scott
Alt.:
Local
 Stations:
5
 Stops:
4
 TTR:
18 min.
 Distance:
16875 m
Vehicle:
J36
 Works with BVE 2:
Yes
 Works with BVE 4:
No
Known problems:
In OpenBVE there are problem with non-transparency in a number of graphic objects.

It can be fixed by downloading the file archive somdor_OpenBVE_objects.rar containing graphic objects adapted for OpenBVE. Unpack and place those graphic objects in the directory Railway\Object\somdor (overwrite present files).

Line description:
The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway with history, technichal and traffic information, including a line map
History, pictures and descriptions are also available at this web site
Misc.:
Works with OpenBVE if adapted graphic objects are downloaded and used instead of the original objects. See the text above.

It is not possible to adhere to the time table in this simulation:

The engine class J36 used is a steam engin for freight trains from the 19th century with a maximum allowed speed of 48 km/h.

The time table is based on use of the Bullied Pacific class West Country steam engine. The engine class was built in the 1950s for express trains and had a maximum allowable speed of probably, at least, 150 km/h. At the simulated route, passenger trains were hauled by that angine class in speeds up to 90 km/h. However, no class West Country engine is available for BVE.

Download from:
The website that disributed this route, BVE Route Junction, has disappeared from the Internet. Until it may reappear, the route can be downloaded from this website.
To download from this website:
Route definition and graphic objects
Graphic objects adapted to OpenBVE
Last update of this directory entry:
2011-Dec-8-

Tyne Valley

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, a.k.a. Tyne Valley Line, from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne. There is one version of the route for BVE 2 and one for BVE 4 and OpenBVE. Beautiful detailed landscape and many details trackside. There are no less that 16 alternatives to run all or part of the route, with different train classes.
Creator:
eezypeazy eezypeazy@eezypeazy.co.uk
Vehicle:
1421563747475543 HST
 Works with BVE 2:
Yes
 Works with BVE 4:
Yes
Known problems:
This route uses 3rd party object to simulate British light and semaphore signals. These objects were created by Simon Gathercole and Anthony Bowden. The website on which this objects packages were distrubuted has disappeared from the Internet.

However there are archive files with these to download at the file distribution site Rapidhare:
BrSema4Sigs
BrSigs

The unpacked directories BrSema4Sigs and BrSigs should be placed in the directory Railway\Object.

Line description:
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway at Wikipedia with schematic map over the route and connecting routes
Misc.:
Works perfectly with OpenBVE.
Download from:
The creator's website
To download from this website:
N/A
Last update of this directory entry:
2011-Dec-8-


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