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General North American 3rd Party News

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blacknred81, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Mainly making this thread for anyone to post any news or project updates from various sources of upcoming 3rd party developers that may be coming to Steam in the future.

    1st is DTM, which has started working on their next Locomotive DLC, which is an EMD BL-2, the railroad that these locos will come in is Western Maryland paint. Also interesting is that DTM will include other locos in this pack, being their already released GE-44 Tonner and FA2 but in WM colors.
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    Milepost simulations have also posted a sneak peek at their next route they are making, however the photo is too generic to really make any guesses on where the route may be located.....they expect it to be released late 2021 or early 2022.
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    Also, Searchlight Simulations have made some changes in their plans for the AC44's, as they recently put up a poll for the next one, which had a choice of UP,CSX or BNSF.
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    Union Pacific was the winner, and looks like it will be released on their store 1st, before being brought over to Steam, like the CP version was.
     
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  2. NEC Railfan

    NEC Railfan Well-Known Member

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    Well UP made sense as the next one, since they have over 1000 of them, CSX is the next largest owner with around 600 iirc.
     
  3. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Only thing is they are doing one version of them, the as they put it, the Phase 2 C's versions, which are apparently #5554-5694, #5914-#5981, and #5982-#6014.
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    They also have no plans to do any CNW or SP version, till all current Class 1's are covered (CP,UP,CSX and BNSF, no word on KCS)
     
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    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    DTM has previewed what rolling stock will come with the BL2 pack.
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    Travel By Trains work on their SD70ACU, no word on if it will come to Steam or not.
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    probably not.
     
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    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Travel By Train MRL SD40 in production. This will most likely be in their store only.
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    DTM has teased their next loco project.
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    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    DTMs next loco after the BL2 is the SD45-2, in a CSX pack that will include predecessor names as well, they previewed the based model today.

    DTM did do a SD45-2 a few years ago in a Santa Fe paint scheme, but that model isn't available worldwide due to the BNSF licensing issue.
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    Mich Well-Known Member

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    Also I believe he lost it in a hard drive crash, so he couldn't use it as a base for this one, so it's effectively a new project for him.
     
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    TLS has a new NS loco coming to TS, I'd expect a live article to go up at a later date.
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    The SD70ACu would make sense as it's new for virtually everyone. Old and restricted DLC aside, all I know about CP in TS is GE.
    Not to mention the liveries are nice.

    Vote is a vote, but I think CSX AC44 would be better. UP is covered head to toe, I own 19 DLC for Sherman Hill alone, and I missed all the old stuff, plus the US assets (F7), plus Cajon. Saying that, it makes sense, for the newer routes. But CSX could use a bit of extra coverage. Even without explicit route coverage, just hire Gary for a versatile scenario pack spanning all routes (Miami to NEC)

    The NS SD70M looks a bit weird, maybe just cab lights - but details aside, Coal District, noooooooo. Pretty route for photographibg but so one dimensional. I think we could use a Battle for Horseshoe Curve, a redux version with a few fixes and object swaps, can even keep 4th track, bundled with a few NS DLC and a scenario collection.

    Dream time over :)
     

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