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Best Simulator???

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Hi one and all,

Quick question; what is the best UK rail simulator? Particularly looking for one that would let me drive the SVR and other heritage/preserved railways.

Ta,

Chris

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There's a lot more to railways than driving trains. The whole purpose is to shift freight and, to a much lesser degree, tolerate passengers.

I find the best way to play trains on line is via the Pixel Federation's "TrainStation".

https://portal.pixelfederation.com/en/trainstation/

It is not 3D realism but it does bring into play the decisions of which loco/wagon to use for which job. That, in my mind as an ex railwayman, is much more realistic railroading than any visual effects.

https://playingtrains.wordpress.com/trainstation/

 

 

 

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Hi all, just thought I'd bump this thread. Any suggestions? 

Personally I'd want to be driving steam engines on preserved lines - any thoughts as to which would be best to suit that please?

Thanks

Chris

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I use Trainsimulator 2018. Fantastic bit of software, but requires some computer power to process it. Lots of the newer stuff, especially from the likes of Armstrong Powerhouse, are incredibly detailed and can't be beaten. You only have to look here to see.

Another thing you'll have to be careful of is money. It easily engulfs your money if you're not careful.

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As the actual programme goes, TS2017 is exactly the same as 2018, except it comes with different routes. You could even go a few years back and there'd only be a few differences.

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There's more freeware for heritage railways because the big names want to concentrate on the likes of the mainlines.

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The Churnet Valley and Keithley & Worth are currently available (the latter being WIP still) for free here - https://www.vulcanproductions.co.uk/route-downloads.html

One thing to watch with these free routes, reskins and such is that they often use payware base models. So before downloading, check what they require.

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