Last year we said we were going to publish some updates to the Australian sims in development. Unfortunately things got a bit hectic and we haven't been able to do that - though the sims are progressing nicely and there will be a more comprehensive update soon. In the meantime, a somewhat important part of any sim is a timetable. This is a big task for these sims as there are hundreds, if not thousands of schedules to deal with. Here is part of just one. Can you guess which train this is? It travels across more than one State.
We snuck this one in before Newport
Peak District is not a large sim but can be a busy sim. It features a mixture of NX panels and lever boxes with both absolute block working, track circuit block working and also token working and features an intense metro style service on some lines, a rural service on others, followed by a cross country style service on others - all, of course, interspersed with freight trains to the numerous terminals requiring plenty of shunting. The ...simulation comes with 4 timetables: the first superb timetable is the busiest, written by Pascal Nadin (58050) and set in the 80s with copious amounts of freights including banking moves; further to this are two 2009 (Groundhog day) timetables which are not quite so busy; and, lastly, a modern day 2017 one.
As usual, the sim is available by checking for updates in demo mode, and then you can purchase a license in the Shop.
Three new sims were played at the meet and will hopefully be released within a week. They are Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester North, and Hunts Cross / Glazebrook. These all chain together, plus Hunts Cross chains to the existing simulation of Edge Hill, giving a continuous Liverpool to Manchester route.
The other Australian sim we have in development is called Moss Vale. This is situated on the southern main line from Sydney to Melbourne and has a diverse array of freight trains and passenger trains, all vying for a spot on the same tracks. Some trains take hours to cross from one side of the sim to the other as geographically it's quite long. Note how different it looks to Strathfield, and as per Strathfield, note we have a lot more work to do here.
SimSig are proud to announce the latest addition to the family - West Anglia! This 3-person simulation with ARS and level crossings covers the busy commuter lines out of Liverpool Street (exclusive) to Chingford, Hertford East, Enfield Town, Stansted Airport, and towards Cambridge (exclusive). More information on our website. https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/46946…
Just a reminder that the Cardiff multibuy sale is ending in a couple of days. The regular price is £35, the current price is £30.
Some news we hope you'll read! https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/43839?postId=97663