Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Iconic Route coming to Railworks 3: Trainsimulator 2012

There have been massive hints dropped by RSDerek form Railsimulator.com and its now offcial, The Wood Head Line is coming to Railworks 3: Trainsimulator2012 in the near future, Follow its progress over at its Blog: http://the-woodhead-line.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Note To Self, Use blog more!

Apologies for the lack of posts over the past 8 months completely forget sometimes I Have this blog, that and the fact i have been out and about filming the Real Railway does not help!

NEWS: Well, the biggest news item in the world of Rail Works at the moment is the imminent Release of Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 and I have to say from the pictures Railsimulator.com are teasing us with, they have been working hard on graphics side of things. (Pictures can be found on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/railsimulator)

  • Active headlights - they now have beams and you can see where you are driving in the dark (hopefully this will only be applied to high intensity headlight stock) as most BR stock only had lights as a marker to warn people they where there. 
  • Rain Droplets - Rain now falls on the window, and using the wipers will clear it off, and the rain will continue to build up if you turn them off. 
  • Brand new game engine - This should allow Railsimulator.com to continually add new cool features, the old engine that was built during the KUJU development of Railsimulator, has caused a lot of problems and has been the reason why the above features have not been implemented until now! 
A full FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) PDF can be found here: http://www.railsimulator.com/microsite_ts2012/assets_microsite/faq.pdf

In other News:

I am delighted to see the 4CIG released for Railworks, being the Era I am most interested in for Trains (that with the 442's & 455's) Its great to run them along the Portsmouth Direct where they once dominated in Real Life!Portsmouth Direct route & 4Cig available now on steam Click the image below to be taken to the product page**:

Also in Payware releases The Thomson Interactive Class 455 is also available for Railworks, I do hope that in the future Thomson will look into releasing an upgrade pack to include the different class variations & the Southern version. Also the Class 67 (Railsimulator.com) has been released, JustTrains are still developing and will release their version once completed & Finally DLC - Steam Wise) The Class 156 form Oovee Entertainment, the most advanced featured model for Rilwork yet that includes Self AWS test, a Working (of sort) Radio guard buzzer Advanced light set up and LIVE in play changeable Destination blind. Link to all these products can be found below that will take you too their DLC Store page**. 

Portsmouth Direct Line for Railworks RRP: £24.99*
Class 421 4CIG Pack for Railworks RRP: £14.99*

Class 455 (Thomson Interactive) For Railworks RRP £11.99*
Class 67 for Railworks RRP £11.99*

Class 156 (Oovee) for Railworks RRP £11.99*

**The link will open up in your web browser, to purchase you must be signed in to your steam client and visit the Railworks DLC shop form the steam Client.

*All prices Correct at time of publishing prices may go down during special Steam Store sales.

IHH to set the Kestrel Free!  

Great news form the Iron Horse House Recently, as they have announced that as a celebration of Railworks 3: TrainSimulator 2012 the iconic Kestrel locomotive will be released free of charge shortly after the release of Railworks 3: TrainSimulator 2012 (Due on 23rd September*)

Also Calling all Crompton (class 33) fans, IHH has released the class 33/3 for Railworks, A iconic loco used back in the days of Loco hauled trains and the odd Slamdoor EMU Rescue, the class 33 is another perfect companion for the Portsmouth Direct Route & 421 4CIG. RRP:   £11.99 Ex VAT.To Download this and many more quality products for Railworks (that includes you Kettle Fans) visit the website at http://www.ironhorsehouse.co.uk/

*Although RSC will do their utmost to make sure they keep to the set date, something may occur just before release that MAY cause the update to be delayed.

Lastly a Nice bit of Freeware:

Adam Stratton has released his Littleton to Bathcombe Railway route and i have not been out of it since I installed it, I highly recomend this as all of the free assets are included thanks to the great spirit of the developers of the assets enabling them to be included. It also requires a free building pack from Steam & Valcon Productions: http://www.vulcanproductions.net/ Perfect for Steam & Classic Diesel fans alike but also set in a way where a Modern Diesel wouldn't look out of place! its still an ongoing project so expect updates! Grab your copy form the RW-Trainsim Downloads - http://rw-trainsim.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1602

That's it for now, Sorry it has been so long since I last updated this blog, I will try harder to update it more often! Shouldn't be too hard with the 11% fair increase on the trains from January!

Have Fun in RailWorks and speak soon!

Dave / SlamdoorTrains

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Railworks 2: Standard Scenario Set up & AI

Another Tutorial from me, this is about how to put together a basic scenario using the Timetable view & adding AI. Also shows how to use the 'Waypoint' function for getting the correct path.


Monday, 10 January 2011

08/01/2011 - Clan Line

Network Southeast

I hope you all enjoyed your Weekend I certainly did with Clan Lines first VSOE Surrey Hills Luncheon on saturday (video will be posted later).

Right now i would like to bring your attention to 2 fantastic NSE livery EPB's available for download.

Will from Rw-Trainsim has done an 4EPB in NSE livery: http://rs-trainsim.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1145

Thanks to both Creators & Dave B especially for creating these units.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Anyone for a South West Train Livery?

I know this is probably fictional but i don't actually care. Will from RW-Trainsim has very kindly painted the 4EPB into the old South West Trains Slam Door Livery!

you can grab the Re Skin of Dave B's fantastic 4EPB from: http://rs-trainsim.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1143

Friday, 7 January 2011

Railworks 2: Scenario Editing & Assets Filter

Thank you to the 26,000+ People who have viewed my videos (collectively). So Not only am i going to continue regular video tutorials for Railworks2 I can now upload videos longer than 15 minutes if i need too.

So here is the latest tutorial.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

New Year, New look & New Name

Beings as it is is a New Year i thought I'd be a very good and considerate Blogger and re-design the blog, i did it into the theme i love the most.... Network SouthEast, granted most of the background is black but Text & Links are in NSE colours.

Also i have changes the name to another past Time that my heart still belongs too, Slam Door EMU's And hence from being biased to all classes except the 423 i went for a more universal name that covers all Slam door trains.   

This is the same with forums i Frequant (well there may be the odd forum where I am still Slammer423) but I will be known as SlamdoorTrains.

I'll be back soon with more How to Videos, Also news of a UK route in production from Railsimulator.com that is right up my street!

Happy New Year all!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Level Crossing Tutorial

Well as i promised that i will start using this blog a bit more, and try and keep it as helpful as possible and to try and put some positive to help take out a lot of the negatives about RW people seem to be having (but  lets not go there, For me Railworks Works as it should, we have a dedicated support team, and we have some fantastic stuff in the pipeline from freeware developers & Payware developers.

So anyway, i had a crazy idea at about midnight on the 30th October to do a video tutorial using my voice to explain, so apologies if it scares you, but if you where wondering how to lay the new animated level crossing in RailWorks, then look no further. (well actually yes, just below this writing in fact) lol.


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Long time, No Post

Well, I must firstly slap my hand for the lack of posts recently, however, I am going to do my utmost to post more and post useful info or videos.

So I am going to start with RailWorks 2: Train Simulator, (from now on will be referred to as RW2:TS), this was released on Monday Evening as a free update to current RW users, and a Re-branded version of the original RailWorks (including Mondays update) to the general public.

Boxed versions will be in shops (by late October)* 

RW2:TS introduced some improvements to the general user interface As shown in the pictures below. Also (as shown below) a nice fresh look to the editor fly out menus (scenario & Route editor mode only).

Not only that but Paul Jackson (CEO) RailSimulator.com Said he wanted to make the game appeal and usable to those who may find it daunting learning keyboard keys to operate the train, In an interview with James Woodcock (video below)

also included is the long awaited animated Level Crossing's (very simple to lay and get working) And improvements to the scenario editor.

For decent reviews i would like to refer you to two sources UKTS (UKTrainSim) & James woodcocks Website.

UKTS's Matt Peddlesden first impressions review
James Woodcocks Review

If you are experiencing problems then drop Rail Simulator Support a line by emailing them: Support[at]railsimulator.com and they will respond as soon as possible.

PLEASE REMOVE THE [at] and replace with @.

*Subject to change, Source: http://www.justtrains.net/newsDetail.asp?newsid=1748