4.5 Streetcar lines

4.5.1 Japan

Minomachi line

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
The Minomachi line (Nagoya Railroad Co, Ltd. a.k.a. Meitetsu) was a streetcar line from Seki to Tetsumeicho. The line, which were closed by 2005-Apr-01, was a single track line with the gauge 1067 mm and was electrified (600 V DC). These simulated routes for BVE goes from Shin-Seki to Shin-Gifu and is used with the class 600, 880 or class 800 streetcars. The routes also uses the Tagami line and a small portion of the Kakamigahara line, the later which is electrified with 1 500 V DC. For that reason the streetcars used were equipped to also run on that voltage.
Creator:
Kaede Shiisugi
Alt.:
Express (600)
 Stations:
17
 Stops:
8
 TTR:
43 min.
 Distance:
19150 m
Alt.:
Local (800)
 Stations:
17
 Stops:
16
 TTR:
51 min.
 Distance:
19150 m
Alt.:
Local (880)
 Stations:
17
 Stops:
16
 TTR:
51 min.
 Distance:
19150 m
Vehicle:
600800880
 Works with BVE 2:
Yes
 Works with BVE 4:
Yes
Known problems:
In the route definition file 880_Local_Shin-Gifu.csv the wrong type of streetcar is used. It can be fixed by changing a line in the file:

Original
Train.Folder m800

Corrected:
Train.Folder mei880

In OpenBVE there is a problem with transparency not working in the graphic objects for the switch position indicators (small round signs with a S on them)

The transparency problem can be fixed by downloading new versions of the files Spring.bmp, Spring2.bmp and Spring3.bmp that are packed in the archive file minomachi_ob.rar. Unpack the archive file and place the extracted files in the directory Railway\Object\minomachi_ob (overwrite the old files with the same names already present in that directory).

Between the stops in Kitaishiki and Ichinotsubo the graphic objects for the rails are misaligned at a couple of locations.

Line description:
Line map of (among others) the Minomachi line. The simulated part starts at Shin-Seki that is found 2nd from the right end of the horizontal red line at the map. At the map the simulated part of the line continues to the left to Keirinjomae and continues at the Tagami line (magenta line downwards at the map) and finally at the Kakamigahara line (blue line at the map) to Shin-Gifu that is at the left end of the blue line at the map.
Pictures of a few stations/stops at the Minomachi line
Pictures of the Minomachi line (6 pages, text in Japanese)
Misc.:
After adding files as written above, the route works with OpenBVE.
Download from:
The creator's web site
To download from this website:
Corrected graphic files for OpenBVE
Last update of this directory entry:
2011-Dec-8-

Tanigumi line

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
Tanigumi line (Nagoya Railroad Co, Ltd. a.k.a. Meitetsu) is a streetcar line from Kurono to Tanigumi, for the class 750 streetcars (these streetcars were manufactured in 1928). It is a gauge1067 mm single track line and is electrified (600 V DC). The line was closed at September 30 the year of2001. A very well made route with many nice graphic objects and landscape details! Notice for example the sunlight light in the forrest openings. Gaku has with this route confirmed his position as on of the best route makers for BVE.
Creator:
Gaku
Alt.:
Daytime
 Stations:
9
 Stops:
8
 TTR:
23 min.
 Distance:
11115 m
Vehicle:
750
 Works with BVE 2:
Yes
 Works with BVE 4:
Unknown
Known problems:
Line description:
A lot of beautiful pictures from the Tanigumi line (click Next at the bottom of the pages to see more pictures),
Even more pictures from the Tanigumi line (click Next at the bottom of the pages to see more pictures), Pictures from the last day of revenue traffic on the Tanigumi line before it was closed (click Next at the bottom of the pages to see more pictures)
Misc.:
Works with OpenBVE.
Download from:
Gaku's web site
To download from this website:
Install instruction (in Swedish only)
Last update of this directory entry:
2011-Dec-8-

4.5.2 Italy

Biella Oropa

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
Part of the Biella Oropa line that was between this city Biella and the on a height located shrine Santuario di Oropa. The gauge was 950 mm. The tramline was opened for traffic in 1911 and closed in 1958. This simulation is of the last few kilometers closest to Santuario di Oropa, from the stop Oropa Bagni to Santuario di Oropa
Creator:
Luca Revello
Vehicle:
AFBO1
 Works with BVE 2:
No
 Works with BVE 4:
Yes
Known problems:
None.
Line description:
Misc.:
Works with OpenBVE.
Download from:
Trenomania
To download from this website:
N/A
Last update of this directory entry:
2011-Dec-8-

4.5.3 Fictitious places

Linie 10 & Linie 11

Screen dump of a view from the line
Description:
Linie 10 & Linie 11 are two fictious streetcar lines in German evironment, using many graphic details of high quality. Also soft curves and realistic switches. Linie 10 goes from Lindhofenstaße to the streetcar depot beyond Hostpitalstraße. There are 6 different alternatives for this line with different types of streetcars and different weather. Linie 11 goes from Lindhofenstraße to Lesum. At that line there are track works with temporary speed restrictions, single track use and workers at the track. There are 4 alternatives for this route, including one driving a works car to move snow along the line.
Creator:
Hans-Martin Finken
Alt.:
Line 10 GT6
 Stations:
14
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
22 min.
 Distance:
7620 m
Alt.:
Line 10 T3D
 Stations:
14
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
22 min.
 Distance:
7620 m
Alt.:
Line 10 T3D-M snow
 Stations:
14
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
22 min.
 Distance:
7620 m
Alt.:
Line 10 T3D-M
 Stations:
14
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
22 min.
 Distance:
7620 m
Alt.:
Line 10 TW6000
 Stations:
14
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
22 min.
 Distance:
7620 m
Alt.:
Line 10 TW6000 snow
 Stations:
14
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
22 min.
 Distance:
7620 m
Alt.:
Line 11 G4-61
 Stations:
15
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
25 min.
 Distance:
8100 m
Alt.:
Line 11 G4-61 snow
 Stations:
15
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
25 min.
 Distance:
8100 m
Alt.:
Line 11 snow plough
 Stations:
15
 Stops:
1
 TTR:
18 min.
 Distance:
8100 m
Alt.:
Line 11 TW6000
 Stations:
15
 Stops:
14
 TTR:
25 min.
 Distance:
8100 m
Vehicle:
G4-61GT6Tatra works carT3DT3D-MTW6000
 Works with BVE 2:
No
 Works with BVE 4:
Yes
Known problems:
In OpenBVE there are problems with lack of transparency in a number of graphic objects.

It can be fixed by, instead of using the original objects, download the file archive Tramlinie10_obj_OpenBVE.rar containing all graphic objects including a number of objects than have been corrected to work with OpenBVE. That is no new route, but only adaptions to make the route look as good in OpenBVE as it does in BVE 4.

Unpack the file archive and place the unpacked directory Tramlinie 10 (with files and subdirectories) in the directory railway\route.

Line description:
Misc.:
Works with OpenBVE if adapted graphic objects are downloaded and used instead of the original objects. See the text above.
Download from:
This route was distributed at the creator's website bve-train.de that has disappeared from the Internet long ago.

However, someone has uploaded the files for BVE 4 at the file distribution site Megaupload, from which they at the moment can be downloaded:
http://www.megaupload.com/de/?d=GVE8OZDN

To download from this website:
Graphic objects adapted to OpenBVE
Last update of this directory entry:
2011-Dec-8-


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