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SwissFan91's European Screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 17:25
by SwissFan91
Hi all,

This is my first time posting screenshots, so feel free to add any critisisms, i will try and use them constructively :shock:

As i usually try and built realistic routes etc, try not to insult my track layouts etc, as its not what i was concentrating on ! Also, i haven't tried to stick to the correct timescales, so i do know that Eurostar wasn't around in 1977 !! :roll:

Here's the first one, a shot of the newly built Thalys trains entering Rotterdam station. In addition, a batch of car passengers wait for the connection to Kingston-upon-Hull, aboard the newly formed CARLINE company ferries.

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 17:30
by JamieLei
This looks really promising! - Can't wait to see more of the route :D

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 17:45
by SwissFan91
This looks really promising! - Can't wait to see more of the route :D
Thanks :oops:

Anyway, here is the situation at Paris Gare de Lille, where the Thalys train from Brussels are about to be joined by a Eurostar train from Paris. The large demand for car parking at the station has meant the car park has spilled away from just above the station.

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 17:57
by Paltala
you know your last picture, where are the platforms because they aren't visible and if theres some sort of underground platform GRF, why cant i see tunnel entrances?

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 18:00
by SwissFan91
you know your last picture, where are the platforms because they aren't visible and if theres some sort of underground platform GRF, why cant i see tunnel entrances?
It's a type of station in the Canadian station pack, that has a car park on top of the platforms, so no tunnels are involved.

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 20:33
by Badger
Not bad, not bad at all .................. just 3 things bug me though, sorry!
  1. It's not a Thalys, it's a Class 91/coaches/mail van(DVT).
  2. Too many signals, just way too many.
  3. Signals on the wrong side of the tracks for the direction of travel.
Otherwise I like what I've seen so far :)

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 21:01
by SwissFan91
It's not a Thalys, it's a Class 91/coaches/mail van(DVT).
Yes yes i know, but as i had decided to use the UK rail set, and i had made the Thalys route, so i thought i would cheat a bit :twisted:
Too many signals, just way too many.
Yeahh that is a fair point, i always mean to put the drag tool down to about 1 every 3 tiles but i never seem to get round to it :?
Signals on the wrong side of the tracks for the direction of travel.
That was just a mistake :lol:

Anyway i suppose i had better go take a few more....

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 22:20
by Ameecher
Badger wrote:Not bad, not bad at all .................. just 3 things bug me though, sorry!
  1. It's not a Thalys, it's a Class 91/coaches/mail van(DVT).
  2. Too many signals, just way too many.
  3. Signals on the wrong side of the tracks for the direction of travel.
Otherwise I like what I've seen so far :)
I thought you'd have words to say about the balloon loops at the stations ;)

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 22:24
by JamieLei
Ps - try to avoid the 90-degree turns, they're really unrealistic and slow trains down to 38mph on them

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 23:17
by SwissFan91
try to avoid the 90-degree turns, they're really unrealistic and slow trains down to 38mph on them
I thought you'd have words to say about the balloon loops at the stations
Fair enough critisisms, i cant really argue against them. Just seem quicker to build, its always hard to build realistic end-of-line stations with a high frequency of trains as just having reversing stations can get incredibly congested.

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 07:13
by Badger
Ameecher wrote:
Badger wrote:....List of stuff.....
I thought you'd have words to say about the balloon loops at the stations ;)
I closed my eyes and pretended they weren't there!

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 18:10
by Chrill
jake.grimshaw wrote:
try to avoid the 90-degree turns, they're really unrealistic and slow trains down to 38mph on them
I thought you'd have words to say about the balloon loops at the stations
Fair enough critisisms, i cant really argue against them. Just seem quicker to build, its always hard to build realistic end-of-line stations with a high frequency of trains as just having reversing stations can get incredibly congested.
In OpenTTD 0.7.0, the PBS signals are included. These mean you can run multiple trains through the same junction at the same time, easily put. Give them a try! They are really useful

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 02 Jun 2009 15:14
by SwissFan91
Right after a huge lay-off, i have decided to revamp this scenario. I myself am disgusted at my own layouts in those previous shots, so heres a few more that should ease that pain.

1. A First group HST leaves Paddington on its journey towards Penzance. Here, the tracks can also be seen for the Heathrow Express.
2. The scene at Paris Gare de Lille, where a TV Thalys train sits on Platform 5, while a Eurostar train can be seen racing towards Lille and beyond. The Paris metro train arrives just as a 747 takes off for some exotic destination.
3. The bustling car ferry port of Calais is always a hub of transport, with the CARLINE service arriving to whisk car passengers off to the Port of Dover. Also, two Eurostar trains can be seen passing, as one prepares to plunge under the English Channel.

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 03 Jun 2009 08:22
by kotssmurf
Great shots!

I especially like the Paris station

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 03 Jun 2009 10:21
by SkeedR
London Paddington needs to be bigger. Much bigger. It's got like, 14 platforms... Frikken nightmare when your train is delayed. "Which platforms it gonna end up on!?"

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 03 Jun 2009 16:13
by SwissFan91
London Paddington needs to be bigger. Much bigger.
Yeah, i know. I was there just last week but managed to find my train home in the end. The problem is that because of the scale of the map, most of the regional services that leave Paddington aren't worth putting in, so i just stuck with two for the mainline trains.

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 05 Jun 2009 12:10
by Leanden
Have you got a save game of that europe scenario which i can look at?

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 05 Jun 2009 13:11
by EXTspotter
Even ignoring the very short routes out of paddington, there is still quite a few routes that use it, like to Bristol, to Cardiff and to Plymouth/Penzance.

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 05 Jun 2009 21:15
by SwissFan91
Without wanting to make excuses, the distance between London and Bristol was far too small to warrant the realistic lines from London - Bristol and the London - Castle Cary - Taunton line. I suppose i could include one to Cardiff, the thought crossed my mind.

Re: [OTTD] Jake's screenshots

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 14:40
by sandeuros
when are there cars on that carpark
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