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Train Sim World 2 - Bringing Steam To Tsw2

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by DTG Natster, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. CowBoyWolf

    CowBoyWolf Well-Known Member

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    Wrong thread pal this bringing steam engines to TSW
     
  2. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Sorry misread the post very tied this morning, Steam Loco's will likely not be until late next year if things stay on track.
     
  3. flopel#5127

    flopel#5127 New Member

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    Release was in the August. August is now
     
  4. Javelin

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    Rush hour is what has released now, not steam trains.
     
  5. CowBoyWolf

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    Ya'll blind? already told him
     
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  8. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    First Routes should be West Germany Bochum Steam Railway Museum this one gives Access to HRR Essen to Duisburg section or Wutachtalbahn both have PZB equipped North Yorkshire Moors or Settle to Carlisle United States Soldier Summit Big Boy or FEF-3. The Challenge here is German Steam locomotives having PZB some of them using the original version Indusi 34 version instead of Post German reunification PZB 90
     
  9. Monder

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    I think Harz Narrow Gauge would be a great start for German steam - small locos that are big in their own environment, they run daily to this day and it is probably the best-known steam network in Germany. (Look at my suggestions if you want a bit more information).
     
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  10. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    The reason to why I went Bochum steam Railway if the community wanted a Mainline Steam locomotive on an electrified route in this case HRR. For Harz Steam Network the first German steam route the bundle must have UK & US routes. Basically the standard for TSW2
     
  11. Monder

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    That's for sure and I think you'd be able to find some equivalents in both countries, for example, Durango and Silverton as a US route. 45 miles and supposedly some of the greatest railroad views in the US.
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  12. LeadCatcher

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    Just road the fantastic line a month ago, while it has great scenery and is definitely a bucket list line for any steam enthusiast… I am afraid it would be a bit under whelming for most who use this simulation since it is a low speed mountain narrow gauge route that is basically point A to B. I do have the route in TS Classic which is a bit dated, but still fun.. I would rather see mainline stream with freight, switching servicing industry and a bit of passenger work.
     
  13. Mr JMB

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    This is another project that was announced way, way too soon. There is not much hype left now, people will have forgotten about it once it gets to release time. Yes there will be another push of course, but you only get the surprise and excitement of the reveal once.

    As per Matt in another thread, there isn't even anything to see right now many months after it was put on the roadmap.
     
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  14. Fitz

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    They said they were working on it to stop people constantly asking for it basically.
     
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  15. DTG Protagonist

    DTG Protagonist Dovetail Special Projects Staff Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Anyway, steam is progressing. It's on the roadmap because it's being worked on.
     
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  16. Monder

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    Well, I wouldn't mind a PRR Era with T1s :D just threw Durango in as a sort of parallel to the Harz (though that's a bit more of a network)
     
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  17. fanta1682002

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    2022 year?
     
  18. solicitr

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    It's like GTA VI: It will get here when it gets here.
     
  19. dhekelian

    dhekelian Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see DTG answer the question 'will steam be coming to the last gen consoles?' Given it will take a long, long time to arrive will it be viable for last gen?

    As for a route, I'd like to see Liverpool - Manchester with the Rocket.
     
  20. Tank621

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    Sounds like a research nightmare would be cool though
     
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  21. dhekelian

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    You think so? There has been loads of photo's, books, films and documentaries about the rocket, trials and Liv - Man route. The only thing stopping them is the will.
     
  22. Tank621

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    It's still 31 miles of track in an age where photography was in its infancy, building an accurate route will be next to impossible. They'd effectively have to rely on period maps and paintings or much later imagery, I just don't see it being realistically feasible I'm afraid. I'm not sure what the oldest routes are in TS2020, but as far as I am aware they are roughly a century more recent than the period of the Rocket running about. I suspect there's good reason for that, photography and films were far more mainstream and aerial photography was becoming pretty widespread, especially when considering the advancements made in the field during the Second World War something I suspect is a great asset in building heritage routes.

    I just don't see it being realistically feasible, there simply cannot be enough visual references to work from.
     
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  23. dhekelian

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    Reading your messages yes, I can see DTG not having a clue what the route was like but this is not the case, There has been quite a few re-enactments of the route. They know every inch of it. There has been recent documentaries about the route and is fascinating.

    I can't understand your hostility in such an iconic route especially the birth of the 'inter-city' passenger route and where steam takes its blueprint from. I'm not expecting it to be 100% accurate, after all what route is? I just think it would be fitting to have the Rocket in there where it would also be an introduction. I'd pay for it.
     
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  24. Tank621

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    It's not hostility, I'd love to see it, I'm just not convinced of its feasibility, but hey, we can dream.
     
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    If DTG did it, immediately the moaners would whinge about "too few services."
     
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  26. dhekelian

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    They would be concentrating on keeping the Rocket running to be bothered about services, lol.

    I'm not expecting this to be a grand 'must have' route although for me it would be, but more of a show piece as an introduction to steam where they could show of their talents.
     
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    I reckon it would be an interesting novelty, and certainly a challenge to keep the thing moving, but i'm not sure how long trundling along at 15-20mph in that that would keep my interest, compared to something grand like the Flying Scotsman or Big Boy.
     
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  28. dhekelian

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    I suppose it won't interest everyone which is a shame given the significance. For me it is a sense of a special moment in history.
     
  29. Tank621

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    Same for every route really and that's why having many options is great
     
  30. steamfan#1309

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    If you are doing an american steam route. You must do the Norfolk and Western. It has a little bit of everything so it would satisfy all.
     
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  32. CowBoyWolf

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    Nope
     

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