Aug 25, 2017

New Haven GE E-33 for Train Simulator

Ricardo Rivera of Reppo has just released a beautiful new locomotive for Train Simulator through Dovetail Games' Steam Store. It's the New Haven liveried GE E-33, and what a fantastic model it is, too! Featuring astounding details and some very detailed controls (including cold start procedures), this new locomotive will surely see a lot of action on the Springfield Line and the New York - New Haven route.

Gary Dolzall has written an article about the new model's release here:
https://train-simulator.com/an-electric-experience/

And my first Workshop scenario is available here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1119868924

Aug 4, 2017

Run the Aerotrain on the Springfield Line

...because, why not? The real Aerotrain might have never done that, but that UFO on rails looks lovely between the green hills and colorful towns along the route.

A two-part scenario with the Aerotrain on the Springfield Line is now available on the Steam Workshop:

Part 1: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1100229299

Part 2: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1100230069



May 25, 2017

B&O Steam Action in the Workshop

Four fantastic new scenarios for the B&O Kingwood Branch have been uploaded to the Steam Workshop by RolandBP and Fleegle411.

Take a trip back in time and do some switching and a short branchline run with the AT&N 2-8-0 in RolandBP's scenarios "The Tunnelton Early Day Shift (part 1)" and part 2, or brace yourself for a brutally challenging run trying to get the Leviathan 4-4-0 up and down the insane gradients in Fleegle441's "Leviathan to Howesville" and "Leviathan to Tunnelton" scenarios.



May 20, 2017

Scenario Editor Black Screen Hotfix Attempt

RolandBP in the Steam discussion forums kindly informed us about a bug on the route that can cause the scenario editor to show a black screen (no lighting of the environment) when trying to edit a scenario on the Kingwood Branch route.

While I do not fully understand the nature of this bug yet, it seems to be related to the weather and/or terrain texturing settings in the RouteProperties.xml and TemplateRoute blueprint. I am linking a hotfix below, containing updated versions of these two files. With them, I have not been able to get the bug to show up any more.

Please backup the two original files first before installing the hotfix.

The modified files are:
Assets\VNHRR\WVN_Railroad\TemplateRoutes\West Virgina Northern.bin
and:
Content\Routes\f45680b0-efe9-4879-9ce5-3d9b0a319b24\RouteProperties.xml

Download link:
http://vnhrr.golden-age-rails.com/files/BO-Kingwood_Editor_Hotfix.zip

Installing this patch is not necessary if you do not want to edit or create your own scenarios.

May 18, 2017

B&O Kingwood Branch Now Available

The latest offering from the VNHRR Team, the B&O Kingwood Branch Route, is now available from Dovetail Games in their store and in the Steam Store.

Please follow these links to the stores to find out more:

You can learn more about this route, and see several new screenshots too, in this fantastic new article by Gary Dolzall: "The Essence of an Era".