Monday, 26 November 2012

HBA/HEA Hoppers: Scenario TSR

Fastline Simulation - HBA/HEA Coal Hoppers: With a Class 37/0 providing the power and some of the new fangled HBA hoppers providing the fitted head 8N98 1032 Healey Mills - Tyne Yard enters a 20mph TSR during it's journey north along the ECML.
This little gem came from the scenario builder showing a class 37 8N98 1032 Healey Mills - Tyne Yard as it enters a 20mph temporary speed restriction during its journey north.

This service forms one of the two scenarios to be included in the HBA/HEA Hoppers add-on under development for Train Simulator 2013.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

HBA/HEA Hoppers: Darlington 1976?

Fastline Simulation - HBA/HEA Coal Hoppers: HBA hopper wagons, newly built at Shildon and ready for their first revenue earning trip.
Could this have been the scene at Darlington in 1976?

A class 08 shunts a train containing six brand new HBA hoppers recently released from Darlington ready for their first revenue earning trip. Part of a VDA van with experimental suspension can also be glimpsed at the left of the picture.

All the parts of the HBA/HEA hoppers for Train Simulator 2013 are in place and the base colours for both the maroon and Railfreight liveries are now complete ready for testing before having LODs created, individual versions created and weathered ready for release of the add-on towards the end of the year.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

PEC-04: Railfreight Hoppers in Game

Fastline Simulation - HBA/HEA Coal Hoppers: In Train Simulator 2013 shot of HBA and HEA hoppers in Railfreight Flame and Grey livery testing numbering and lettering arrangements. Still some texture work to complete before the master versions are finished along with making the maroon versions
After quite a lot of tinkering to get just the right effect the (almost complete) master versions of the Railfright liveried HBA/HEA hoppers have made it into Train Simulator 2013. There's still a bit of texture work to complete, most notably on the wheels!

Each model sports five different variations of Railfreight logo and lettering which select randomly when placed in the game but can be further modified if required.