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Possible Additional Gwe Consists?

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Rob39, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Rob39

    Rob39 Well-Known Member

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    Plausible consists for scenario planner consideration:
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    More uniform in colour but missing the odd container throughout the consist.
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    Oil trains, Pretty useful consist anywhere?
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    Apart from the railtour we havent seen 66s working in multiple in TSW
     
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  2. TrainSim-Adam

    TrainSim-Adam Staff Member

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    Thanks Rob. I'm not promising anything, but:

    Mixed loaded/empty container train, good suggestion.

    Class 66 hauling tankers (from the BR Heavy Freight DLC?). Good idea, but unfortunately we cannot do this one as we cannot mix DLCs that are not already designed to be together.

    Class 66's working in multiple, another good suggestion, but that is a realm I don't want to go right now.
     
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  3. Rob39

    Rob39 Well-Known Member

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    Heres the HST examples so Castle is made of the 2nd class high density seating coaches. Nowadays they have auto doors but did run prior with the old ones.
    FGW hsts also covered for DMUs on occasion. In a 2+2 formation
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    Above picture: Back to back power cars for depot moves? Or static ai at Old Oak Common?
     
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  4. dave from Cornwall

    dave from Cornwall Active Member

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    The castle class dont go Pad-Red...
     
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    Rob39 Well-Known Member

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    No they dont. In scenario planner we could run a 2+4 set from multiple stops on EastCoastway or West Somerset as a stock loan, or railtour. Plus if anything comes up on TSW in the Westcountry or Scotland theres a formation ready to go.
     
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  6. Rail Runner

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    Castle Classes don’t run up to Paddington. I’d suggest that if these were to be added that they are added to another route further down the Great Western like Cornwall or Bristol Exeter.
     
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    Another consist that could be added is a 2 car 166 so we could run shuttle services on routes
     
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  8. dave from Cornwall

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    Ultimately I expect because they havent done a branchline collection...
     
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  9. TSWx

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    Gwe has never really got enough attention from Dtg, so maybe focusing on it in the future if the preserved crew is done with the Tsw2020 stuff? Btw castle sets could be reused for cornwall. Just thinking ...
     
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  10. Rail Runner

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    I still think that they should use the Class 47 or Class 33 from WSR and use them on a Railtour service from Paddington to Reading, then return later on during the day, with ECS services from Southall and to Southall. It would add to the fun.
     
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    Rob39 Well-Known Member

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    You could make your own in Scenario planner. Wsr consist Padd to Read. Pick up 2 hours later at Bishops Lydeard. Pick up again 2 hours later at Minehead, back to Bishops Lydeard. Then pick up 2 hours later on a Read to Padd. Then another going to Old Oak Common (if available) 5 scenarios.
     
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  12. TrainSim-Adam

    TrainSim-Adam Staff Member

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    The addition of a 'Castle' HST formation won't affect the timetable or scenarios included with the route. This would be for selection in the Scenario Designer if we can include them. So they would only appear entirely at your discretion.
     
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  13. jack.a.varley04

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    Can we get a class 43 with 12 buffet cars
     
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    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

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    That’s a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion. Completely forgot about Scenario Planner
     
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    Rob39 Well-Known Member

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    You say that in jest. Pretty sure there was a stock move set made up of only buffet cars. Late last year I think when all the mk3s were being moved up north. Not that DTG need to replicate it :)
     
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  16. dave from Cornwall

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    TrainSim-Adam before adding the "castle class" to the 'Scenario Designer' would only be right to get the Cornwall DLC on the road map first? :cool:
     
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