17 August 2009

3 New Trainz Packages

Trainz Simulator: Classic Cabon City - Standalone Pack for TS2009

Classic Cabon City is the newest and most powerful featured add-on for Trainz Classics ever. The wide range of details spread out around a 10qkm area is based upon our new Trainz technology introduced with TC3 and TS2009. Classic Cabon City will redefine the cityscape routes for Trainz and will hit the top list as a "must have" item for rail and Trainz enthusiasts.

Classic Cabon City is a large city with over 180 stations and a two-track system enabling full choice in the route to your destination. Drive two different Trams with their own cab and follow your route on the HUD interface, Switch junctions directly from the Driver's cabin and explore the vast city laid out before you. The scenery and ambience bring life to the city with attention to detail, high-resolution textures, lighting and Shadows and a great night mode make this the most realistic driving experience to date. In addition, Classic Cabon City provides multiple locations for you to discover, such as Fun Fairs, a large Airport and a 1000m tall Skytower you can approach.

Trainz Simulator: Murchison 2 - Standalone Pack for TS2009

Murchison 2 is a merging of the original Narrow Gauge Murchison logging layout with an extensive Standard Gauge rail network.

By incorporating landscape based on actual New Zealand electronic map data with specially developed Nature Series sets (animated waterfalls, river splines, textures, cliff splines, rail ledge splines, rock splines), Murchison 2 takes Trainz to a new level of realism. The result is a photorealistic colonial layout, set in the steam/diesel transition era, that users can submerge themselves in for a complete interactive rail experience.

Whether a steam-era NG enthusiast, or solely interested in SG steam or diesel operation, the 440 board Murchison 2 layout contains a huge variety of interactive and inter-related industries for operational pleasure that will keep the train enthusiast immersed for 100's of hours of interactive operation.

Trainz Simulator: Settle and Carlisle - Standalone Pack for TS2009

We take you to one of the most famous and scenic British main lines at the time of the transition from steam to diesel power. With 10 different types of locomotives and dozens of rolling stock items at your disposal you decide what train to drive. Sessions featuring Anglo-Scottish expresses, local stopping trains, fast freights, heavy mineral, slow pickup goods or trip workings offer a rich variety of services for your enjoyment. The 87 mile route from Skipton to Carlisle over the wild and remote Pennine moors will test your driving skills and ability to keep to schedule. Prototypical topography, track plans, gradients, stations, signal boxes and signal placement, viaducts and tunnels will complete your experience. With 'Trainz Simulator: Settle and Carlisle' you will almost believe that you are there.

There is semaphore signalling with new logic, and water troughs to replenish the tender whilst on the move. AWS (Automatic Warning System) is fitted to some diesel locomotives to give advance indication of the signalling, this provides extra security for the safe running of your consist.

For this steeply graded route large locomotives have been provided, including the powerful Britannia and A3 Pacifics, the LMS 8F 2-8-0 and the BR 9F 2-10-0. The LMS 4F 0-6-0 is included for the lighter trains and for shunting work a choice of the LMS 3F and the L&Y 2F 0-6-0 tank engines. All these locomotives have a multiple choice of running numbers and adjustable headlamp codes. The diesels include the large Class 40 (Whistler) and the versatile Class 37. The smaller Class 24 is included for lighter duties.

For rolling stock there is a new range of Mk1 coaches and an impressive array of new goods vehicles. These include the 4 and 6 wheel tankers, the anhydrite hopper wagons, the Presflo for powder loads. Other goods vehicles will include a variety of vans, open wagons and flat tops to represent the typical goods traffic of the time. The ubiquitous brake van has not been forgotten, of course.

The route, rolling stock and scenic items have been updated or expanded since TC3 to take advantage of the performance enhancements now available on the TS2009 platform and provide a greater range of assets. There have been several hundred modifications and additions for this release.


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