Wcml Trent Valley: Rugby - Stafford

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  1. george#8713

    george#8713 Well-Known Member

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    This 60 mile route allows Avanti West Coast, London North Western Railway & freight to travel up the West Coast Mainline and not get caught up in the bustling city of Birmingham by diverting it via the Trent Valley. The stations on this route are:
    Rugby
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    Nuneaton
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    Atherstone
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    Polesworth
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    Tamworth
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    Lichfield Trent Valley
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    Rugeley Trent Valley
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    And Stafford
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    Trains that Normally cover this route (passenger wise) are:
    Class 390's
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    Class 221's
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    And Class 350's
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  2. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    Potentially interesting section of the WCML.
    Lots of scope for DLC too, from Class 25’s through AC electrics Classes 81 - 90, 304, 310 and 312 EMUs.
     
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  3. First capital connect

    First capital connect Well-Known Member

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    Nice suggestion
     
  4. AirbourneAlex

    AirbourneAlex Well-Known Member

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    Thomson Interactive (now Rivet Games) built this route in Train Simulator to a good standard. It even included on-board announcements. Potentially some of the assets (and reference photos) could be re-used to help build it again for TSW2.

    Also don't forget the freight. The WCML is synonymous with frequent freight traffic including the use of electric locomotives such as the Class 86, 90 and 92 (which would be a first for UK routes in TSW2).
     
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  5. isaac47593

    isaac47593 Well-Known Member

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    My dream route for TSW 2. With Daventry Intermodal terminal included you could have freight services with 66s and 90s as well as the 390s and 350s on passenger
     
  6. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent idea and if you are wondering if this was actually made by Rivet Games when they're called Thompson interactive in TS22 time for them to rework that TS22 classic route in TSW2.
     
  7. tardisgaming07

    tardisgaming07 Active Member

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    Personally this is my favourite section of the WCML, would be great to see it, although it would be nice for their to be some freight traffic on it.
     
  8. Trainiac

    Trainiac Well-Known Member

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    60 miles definitely isn't too big either, BML is around 50 so this is possible! And it would bring very iconic trains in-game
     
  9. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    I agree but there is a catch to this is that the community has enough of Rivet games due to their rushed work on Arosa Line Isle of Wight. To prevent this route from ending up like that quality test the route and have Skyhook Games do the Scenery
     
  10. AirbourneAlex

    AirbourneAlex Well-Known Member

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    Rivet do modelling and bulk scenery placement well, like I've said before they seem to work best with DTG who can then add sounds, physics and scenarios/timetable. Rivet alone doesn't seem to produce a particularly good outcome.
     
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