Japanese Railways

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  1. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    Something I have not come across is any Train Sim stuff for Japan or other Asian routes outside DTG/JT
    I will be interested if any are brought to our attention
     
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    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    There is actually only 4 DLC's for Japan
    Story Of Forest Rail
    From my understanding, this is based on a real life now defunct route, but with different names. Haven't driven this one much so cant really comment on it.
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/277742/Train_Simulator_The_Story_of_Forest_Rail_Route_AddOn/

    Wakayama & Sakurai Line
    One of my favorites of Union Workshops Japanese DLC's features 2 lines and 2 EMU's the Series 103 and 105. The route looks fantastic and everything works pretty well in the route.
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/376961/Train_Simulator_Wakayama__Sakurai_Lines_Route_AddOn/

    Hidaka Main Line
    This route is pretty much a straightforward run, not much in terms of content (1 DMU) and is kind of meh. The real life route only runs to Mukawa station due to storm damage in 2015.
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/...n_Line_Tomakomai__HidakaMombetsu_Route_AddOn/

    Tadami Line
    Union Workshops newest release for Japan, features only 1 DMU, but with 3 colors, decent scenery but I have had issues with some of the scenarios (IE one I cant complete cause I cant load passengers as the last station). However the route itself is beautiful both in game and in real life.
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/...adami_Line_AizuWakamatsu__Tadami_Route_AddOn/

    There is also a 3rd Party Route, the Sanyo Shinkansen that was released ages ago, but it is very broken, and requires alot of replacing to get it working properly.

    I would suggest reading thru this post on Steam to get it working
    https://steamcommunity.com/app/24010/discussions/3/624076851222604252/?ctp=2
    https://rail-sim.de/forum/filebase/entry/1123-sanyo-shinkansen-2-4-v-1-1/
     
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    So presumably none of these are the stalking ground of Shinkansen then?
     
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    Most of the lines built run on 3'6" gauge - when the Shinkansen network was built they opted for Standard Gauge
    I don't know if these is any dual gauge sections
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport_in_Japan#Gauge
     
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    Nope, the 4 official ones are only commuter lines, however, Union Workshop keep teasing an E5 Shinkansen, so one may come in the future.
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    For the ultimate Japanese experience, you need to try Densha De Go!

    The music for it kills me :)
     
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    Although not prototypical you could run South African and New Zealand stock on these lines as they are the same gauge.
     
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    If they ever come out with an NR500 for TS then I'd be buying ;) It might look like a worm, but it's a FAST worm!
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    More like a pencil, I think!

    But can you imagine if someone painted a train like a worm? That would be something!

    I'm sure it would be a money earner too - for a ride on "The Worm"!
     
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    It depends upon the viewing angle. Incidentally that pic is one of the special themed paint jobs worn by one of the 500s (Neon Genesis Evangelion anime and manga). The more usual one is a restrained blue & white/silver.
     
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    Of the ones on DLC, I'm told any of them are actually good. I have Forest Rail as it got a large sale discount once. I'll look at the others when I want some Japan in my schedule.
     
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    another teaser
     
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    The only thing is that UW isn't releasing it on Steam, yet. Instead, they will be releasing it thru JustTrains 1st.
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    I love trains! :love:
     

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