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Re: [OTTD] New Dave City - The Return of the Screenshot

Post by Kevo00 » 29 Jan 2019 13:21

Nice work Dave, that's a cool network building up with much horseplay...I enjoy a varied system with different types of line.

Must get round to working out how to get JGR to run on my Mac.

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Re: [OTTD] New Dave City - The Return of the Screenshot

Post by Dave » 03 Feb 2019 02:04

I'm rather enjoying this game, having fought through the "what's next" bit...

In 1946, the Corporation of Scarborough had recognised the city's incessant growth required a radical new plan. Having jealously watched on as Bristol's liberal council embraced the railway's desire to complete a circular line around that city, Scarborough enlisted the services of the Midland to embark on a joint venture. James Renwick Smith, previously Director, Freight had succeeded the late Arthur Allan Dawson, who was rather more conservative than his replacement. Smith leapt at the opportunity, and the Scarborough Railway was born...

First, here's how Bristol ended up, with diesel units threading in with the main line traffic. Aside from the busy (but rather haphazard) bus network, the congestion around Bristol is now apparent - various diesel units litter the area, whilst a Marine Line express hauled by an Upcountry 4-6-0 awaits departure for Scarborough. Arriving is a heavy 0-8-0 Haar, rarely allocated to fast fish vans from South Bay Shrimp Limited. Expanding to 6 platforms is on the cards, but a second station may need to be sought.
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So the next four years saw an ambitious plan develop. Familiar with the issues of a single station, the approach was to create a second terminus on the opposite side of the city near to the Walter Smith meat market. This was duly christened Southend Victoria. A light (but main line) railway was then threaded from the station down through the old town, round below the city's financial district into a sunk station at Victoria. The line then proceeded to a triangular junction with the under construction line to Godchester, finally realising the company's original expansion plans in 1931.

A few pictures follow. I won't name the individual trains but note the massive difference between Scarborough station from the last post and this one - some creative earthworks were required, including rerouting the river. Further round are the Walter Smiths sidings - cows and pigs arrive from deep in the Westcountry near Quemerford, generating large profit.
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Finally, it scares me how quickly the town is growing - the town window reports every 2 days! When the loop stations went in I provided a couple of periphery roads over the railway - and they've already made use! Note the triangular junction - nothing's using that yet. And also, Scarborough's bus system is rather more planned - north south routes use the two stations as hubs, with a central station acting as a bus interchange. The passenger numbers are eyewatering, but it all works quite nicely!
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Away from the big town, the railway's aforementioned deal with farmers in the westcountry has led to the establishment of sidings at Westridge Farm - coinciding with the construction of the Westcountry Railway, for now reaching Folkestone - it climbs over the railway and the River Quemer by way of a single track wooden tressle bridge, which rattles alarmingly in the wind. Again for comparison, note the changes that have taken place around the previously rural railway to Quemerford in this shot.
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I'm absolutely loving Iron Horse, and properly rolling back the years with some of this! I don't know whether it happened in my absence, or whether JGR's PP has got something to do with it, but you can build some really organic looking spaces within towns now.
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Re: [OTTD] New Dave City - The Return of the Screenshot

Post by Dave » 03 Feb 2019 02:43

Whilst writing that last post I decided to fix Bristol now. Welcome to 6 platformville.
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Re: [OTTD] New Dave City - The Return of the Screenshot

Post by Dave » 14 Feb 2019 11:14

No doubt! I could have used the metro trains but thought I’d base it on a suburban commuter line concept instead.
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Re: [OTTD] New Dave City - The Return of the Screenshot

Post by Dave » 24 Feb 2019 21:08

I've been a bit busy which has restricted my weekend enjoyment, and today I've played but largely just tinkered and added some new routes (although not much infrastructure).

Except in Bristol... Where passengers numbers are vast and growth has left large swathes of the city unserved as it ticked over to 30,000.

Here's Bristol in 1954, before my efforts. Note the vast bits of city with no stations at all...
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Here's a simple bus stop added to the Northbank area of the city, which also connects with Orrell to the north. There are similar efforts at Birchfield and HMP Bristol
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In this shot we see the realised need to re-locate Weston Park to allow a better use of the railway space nearer to Bristol station - a tunnel was retro-fitted over the old station site, and a junction placed on the land above. Said junction may reveal the wider work... Meanwhile - also in the bottom left are portals to two new tunnel bores running under the city - this has allowed the diversion of several Westcountry freight trains to avoid the station - these rejoin the Freckleton freight and Scarborough Main lines via the Middlesbrough West Curves.
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Oh yes, about that work. A loop now leaves the Scarborough Main Line to turn south and then west through the suburbs, meeting the newly-completed Westcountry cut-off at Ripon. Incidentally, the cut-off extends the Ripon line south, feeding directly into the branch at Montrose, before joining the Westcountry Main Line at Canterbury and on to the southern terminus at Holmfirth via Andover.
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And so in 1958, here we are... A city fit for the 20th century, with a cohesive bus network supplementing an expansive suburban railway!
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Re: [OTTD] New Dave City - The Return of the Screenshot

Post by Kevo00 » 25 Feb 2019 09:36

Amazing networks - and hopefully the prisoners don't use the bus to escape :lol:

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Re: [OTTD] New Dave City - The Return of the Screenshot

Post by Dave » 10 Mar 2019 22:10

I've worked quite extensively on the network tonight, expanding across much of the extreme south and west of the map linking Holmsea (formerly Holmfirth...) to the city of Consett via the Causeway Line, which does run on something vaguely resembling a causeway. Consett is also the future terminus of the South Coast Main Line, but for now has settled for a line via Newborough to Scarborough Victoria. And for the first time, this line is electrified.

At Consett we see a meeting of services - DMUs from Holmsea depart and a new electric locomotive standing ready at the head of an Express to Scarborough. Note the electrification ends at the station.
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Halfway along the line is a branch to the village of Oldcastle - ostensibly a favour to the local council, the branch was nevertheless electrified to 6.25kV AC alongside the main line. For now, with no EMUs on the market, a spare DMU is being used. The Western Division had wanted to send an old 2-car Deasil, but the Midland board insisted on taking a Slammer on account of its higher top speed, since it'd be mixing with 90mph trains on the Main Line. Here it is arriving at Oldcastle with a main line service thundering by.
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The Slammer missed out on the livery transition from the light blue of the early DMU period, and so sticks out quite noticeably against the shinier DMUs here at a busy Scarborough Victoria - the darker blue is the new livery for non-regional trains. Scarborough's suburban network has adopted a deep green and red colour scheme which it intends to spread to its buses in due course. The electric locomotive also has its own scheme, favouring a black all over job with a light blue around the cant rail and roof. Its carriages are painted in corresponding colours.

(Can't believe I'm doing livery froth on an OTTD screenshot - the grouping stuff is brilliant!)
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Re: [OTTD] New Dave City - The Return of the Screenshot

Post by Kevo00 » 11 Mar 2019 12:14

Excellent, looks like a real world transition fest!


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