This pack consists of the narrow-gauge trains running in the High Tatra mountain range in Slovakia, transporting mainly tourists. It should not be confused with the czech Tatra factory, which was named after the mountains and except for the geographical location, has nothing in common with these trains. Well, except the class 420.95 train, which actually was made by Tatra.
The modern days' trains are the swiss-built 405.95 rack train, and the swiss-based, slovak-built 425.95 class EMU. Just for fun, I'm including the swiss versions of these trains as well, see below for more info.
Version 1.5 brings the 49.0001 prototype train, built by Ringhoffer Prague, that was running in the mountains from 1930 till 1970. Currently being restored in the depot of the TEZ to run as a historical unit, you can have it already running in Locomotion now. It features my first try at separate bogies, which also seem to reduce clipping.
For version 2.0 I've modelled the 420.95 class EMU, which is being phased out nowadays and replaced by the modern 425.95 units. Also new is the mountain station, a completely scratch built station consisting of two parts (platform + building). I've tried to make it resemble its real life counterpart, the Stary Smokovec TEZ station as much as possible. For installation instructions, see the readme, for Lego-style building instructions, see the included station.png image.
2.1 brings an updated trackng.dat with diagonal track and wide curves, courtesy of barney_5uk.
In version 2.2 the class 420 always has the pantograph up in the direction of travel, as it does in reality too.
Version 2.5 includes improvements on the visual appearance and more details on the 420.95 and 49.0001 units. The 49.0001 has been added also in its original state in the green TEVD livery before reconstruction. The mountain station has been graphically updated and a new bonus winter variation added, with snow on the roofs. Unfortunately there is not enough free slots for both stations in the trackng.dat, so you'll have to choose between either the summer or winter station.
The 3.0 megaupdate adds the 49.0002 unit together with the its carriage Balm/u, Blm/U carriage for the 49.0001 unit, a company-coloured 420.95 unit in the retro style of Prague's T3R.PLF tram, 2 swiss GTWs - YSC and CJ, sound and fixed roof graphics on the 49.0001, the 49.0005 service unit for eye candy, fixed reverse code on the GTWs, optional trackng.dat with enabled earthbridge and last but not least, my first scenario.
3.1 brings a new way to build stations that temporarily overcomes the limit of building seven for each track type. A new track is used as a concrete base to build stations. In order to enable it, you must also select the construction worker vehicle in the scenario editor. This way, it's possible build both the snow and the standard version of the mountain station in one scenario. Try it out with the included map or incorporate it into yours. Basic instructions on how to build it are shown on the station.png image. Additionally, the 405.95 and Bhe4/8 units have corrected stats, rotating bogies and updated pantograph graphics. The original green 49.0001 unit and the Blm/u carriage have a new roof in proper colours and are available till 1954, when they are updated to the new red/cream colour scheme. All the stations buildings have updated graphics to reflect the lighting of the game and cast stronger shadows. And last, the 420.95 unit in the prototype colours of the 421.95 model is included as a bonus vehicle.
The update to 3.2 contains an advertising livery on the ASm Be 2/6, a white one for 1to1. Also included are two variations of the TEZ 425.95 - one without the silhouette of mountains on the middle part and one with Aquacity advertising on it. Most notably, all trains now have custom made sounds and you'll need to reenable them in the scenarios to have them work. The 49.0005 eye candy unit now becomes obsolete in 1991 as in real and I made the internal naming convention of all units a bit more coherent. Last but not least, the scenario has been reworked and split into two different ages - 1966 and 2004. They're both speed scenarios and you only have a couple of years to build the networks and reach the respective goals. Refer to the ingame description for more info.
Moved the GGB Bhe 4/8 to the Matterhorn pack in the 3.3 release. Added the YSC Be 2/6 EMU with advertising on the power unit in version 3.4 and the CEV Be 2/6 EMU in Goldenpass colours in 3.5.
Added the new 2013 livery of the 425.95 EMU in 3.6 along with some bonus trains - yellow 425.95 and retro 420.95.Includes:
TEZ425.dat - TEZ 425.95 EMU (Stadler GTW 2/6)
TEZ425A.dat - TEZ 425.95 EMU (Stadler GTW 2/6) with Aquacity advertisment
TEZ425B.dat - TEZ 425.95 EMU (Stadler GTW 2/6) without mid part graphic
TEZ425N.dat - TEZ 425.95 EMU (Stadler GTW 2/6) new 2013 livery
TEZ420.dat - TEZ 420.95 EMU
TEZ405.dat - TEZ 405.95 rack EMU
TEZ4901.dat - TEZ 49.0001 EMU
TEZ4901O.dat - TEZ 49.0001 EMU (original)
TEZBLMU.dat - TEZ Blm/u Carriage
TEZBLMUO.dat - TEZ Blm/u Carriage (original)
TEZ4902.dat - TEZ 49.0002 EMU
TEZ4905.dat - TEZ 49.0005 Service Unit (no practical use)
TEZBALMU.dat - TEZ Balm/u Carriage
ASMBE26.dat - Aare-Seeland Mobil Be 2/6 EMU
ASMBE261.dat - Aare-Seeland Mobil Be 2/6 EMU (1to1)
CJBE26.dat - Chemins de fer du Jura Be 2/6 EMU
MVRBE26.dat - Montreux-Vevey-Riviera Be 2/6 EMU
CEVBE26.dat - Montreux-Vevey-Riviera Be 2/6 EMU (Goldenpass)
YSCBE26.dat - Yverdon-Ste.Croix Be 2/6 EMU
YSCBE26A.dat - Yverdon-Ste.Croix Be 2/6 EMU with mid part advertisment
CKDNG.dat - company-coloured version of the 420.95 EMU
TEZ420RE.dat - TEZ 420.95 EMU in Prague's T3R.PLF retro livery
TEZ420YL.dat - TEZ 420.95 EMU (421.95-style yellow)
TEZ425YL.dat - TEZ 425.95 EMU (421.95-style yellow)
SNDbell.dat - tram bell sound, required by original 49.0001
SNDGTW.dat - GTW electric start sound
SNDGTWD.dat - GTW diesel start sound, blank for now and acts as placeholder
SNDGTWH.dat - GTW horn
trackbld.dat - building track (for the mountain stations)
CONSWORK.dat - construction worker (building track enabler vehicle)
TRSTATMP.dat - mountain platform
TRSTATMS.dat - mountain station building
TRSTATSS.dat - mountain station building (snow on the roofs)
without_earthslopes\trackng.dat - Locomotion dat for the narrow gauge track
with_earthslopes\trackng.dat - same, but with enabled earthslopes
Vysoke Tatry 1966.SC5 - Tatra mountains scenario (skiing championship)
Vysoke Tatry 2004.SC5 - Tatra mountains scenario (rebuilding after storm)Download: https://www.locomotiondepot.net/amitrains/strongbow