Great Western Express Route And Train

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  1. PegasusLeosRailwayFanatix

    PegasusLeosRailwayFanatix Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe the team still has not updated the great western express trainset up to standard.

    When will they revamp the great western express train? The train is long overdue in terms of the controls, and the train camera, it's still not up to par with the other route and train.
     
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  2. steamfan#1309

    steamfan#1309 Well-Known Member

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    When they fix everything else
     
  3. dbrunner#4864

    dbrunner#4864 Well-Known Member

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    Is it me or sincer the 4.26 update, the HST has some issues with the engine idle sound. It keeps changing the RPM sound like it's constantly changing from ETH on/off. Still old as it is, it's one of the best DLC for TSW.
     
  4. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    Poll needs a maybe/eventually category. But yes GWE seems to be the lonely forgotten orphan child of TSW. The prototype UK route running from somewhere to nowhere in particular (sorry Reading residents), with tremendous scope for enhancement and improvement but seems not to be.
     
  5. smugstarlord#4202

    smugstarlord#4202 Well-Known Member

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    I dont think they will. The route is set before the electrification.
     
  6. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    I’m not too bothered about electrification to Reading, in fact I would have preferred it was set before the wires went beyond Airport Junction. Leaving aside extensions to Oxford or the branch lines, at a minimum could do with a Paxman engined HST, a Class 165 to complement the 166 and for us retro fans a Class 117 DMU plus a Class 50 and Mark 2 aircon stock.
     
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  7. meridian#2659

    meridian#2659 Well-Known Member

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    The preservation update is on the roadmap. So i expect following in addition to the route improvements:

    - class 66: replacement with eastcoast way cl.66

    - cl43 hst: feature upgrade with battery isolation switch / (apt unit). Possibility to uncouple the unit. Not sure the real unit has pis screens inside.

    -cl166: pis implementation/ fixing the unit where no passengers can seat. / a.i acceleration fix (way too slow on l2b compared to gwe). It seems the 166 is creating a bottleneck in l2b with its broken a.i.
     
  8. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    I thought people said that the gwe 166 was actually to fast so that could be why it's like that on l2b
     
  9. Clumsy Pacer

    Clumsy Pacer Well-Known Member

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    Very little to no chance of that happening.
     

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