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in the Fifties
© Copyright Dovetail Games 2015, all rights reserved Release Version 1.0
Train Simulator – Riviera Line in the Fifties
1 ROUTE INFORMATION
1.2 The Route
2.1 GW R Castle Class – Early BR livery
2.2 GW R King Class – Early BR livery
2.3 GW R Modified Hall Class – Early BR livery
2.4 GW R Grange Class – Early BR livery
2.5 GW R 57XX Pannier Tank – Early BR livery
3.1 01. [Castle] Introduction to the Castle
3.2 02. [Pannier] Good run to Goodrington
3.3 03. [Pannier] Climbing out of Kingswear
3.4 04. [Pannier] Saturday Shuffle
3.5 05. [Pannier] Saturday Puzzle
3.6 06. [Castle] Goodrington Gamble
3.7 07. [Castle] Exeter Endurance
3.8 08. [Castle] Running Half Full
3.9 09. [Castle] Running Half Empty
3.10 10. [Grange] Express Freight
3.11 11. [Grange] Extreme Freight
3.12 12. [Grange] Dawlish Sunrise
3.13 13. [Grange] Dawlish Storm
3.14 14. [Castle] Operation Torbay
3.15 15. [Castle] Torbay Troubles
4 RAILFAN MODE SCENARIOS
5 CAB CONTROLS
6 EXPERT/LEGACY MODES
7 ROLLING STOCK
7.1 GW R Toad Brakevan
7.2 GW R Fish Bloater Van
7.3 GW R ‘Centenary’ Coaches
7.4 GW R Siphon G Van
7.5 Wheel Milk Tank
7.6 BR Mk1 Coaches
7.7 GW R Collett ‘Sunshine’ Coaches
7.8 Three Plank Wagon
7.9 Five Plank Wagon
7.10 Seven Plank Wagon
7.11 BR Standard Van
8.1 Home Signals
8.2 Distant Signals
8.3 Siding Signals
8.4 Ground Discs
8.5 Combined Home and Distant Signal
8.6 Combined Home Signal and Ground Disc
8.7 Multiple Arm (Bracket) Signal
9 SIGNAL ASPECTS
9.1 Home Arm Aspects
9.2 Distant Aspects
9.3 Combined Home and Distant Aspects
9.4 Multiple Ground Disc Aspects
9.5 Theatre Route Indicator Signals
9.6 Diamonds on Signals
9.7 Sighting Boards
9.8 Arms Underneath Gantries
10 SIGNAL PLACEMENT ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF TRACK
11 WHISTLE BOARDS
12 WATER TROUGHS
1 Route Information
1.1 Background Riviera Line The main line between Exeter and Teignmouth was opened in May of 1846 by the Sou th Devon Railway Company and by December had extended the route to Newton Abbot.
Following completion of the line to Plymouth, the company opened a branch from Newton Abbot to Torquay (the present Torre railway station) in December of 1848. Nine years late r, this line was extended as the independent Dartmouth and Torbay Railway to Paignton in August of 1859.
The original main line was built as single track broad gauge by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was designed for atmospheric power. This, however, was onl y used for a year from September of 1847. The track was converted to standard gauge in May of 1892 with double track laid in sections over a period of several years and requiring several tunnels to be widened or removed around Teignmouth. Consisting of fif teen stations between Exeter St David’s and Kingswear, inclusive of the branch line to Brixham, the route is predominantly signalled for 60mph running. The route is renowned for its proximity to the south coast of England and joins the southern beaches jus t south of Starcross.
Kingswear branch The line was built by the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway, opening to Brixham Road station on 14 March 1861 and on to Kingswear on 10 August 1864. The Dartmouth and Torbay Railway was always operated by the South Devon Railway and was amalgamated with it on 1 January
1872. This was only short-lived as the South Devon Railway was in turn amalgamated into the Great W estern Railway on 1 February 1876. Brixham Road became a junction and was renamed "Churston" on 1 January 1868 when the independent Torbay and Brixham Railway opened its short line.
The line was single-track except for a crossing loop at Churston. It had been built using the 7 ft (2,134 mm) broad gauge, but on 21 May 1892 was converted to 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge.
A station was opened at Goodrington Sands, south of Paignton, on 9 July 1928. A second new halt was constructed at Broadsands Halt at the same time but was never opened for timetabled trains. Park Sidings opened alongside Paignton Stat ion in 1930 to give more room to stable carriages. A goods depot opened south of the station the following year, and the running line was doubled as far as Goodrington Sands.
The Great Western Railway was nationalised into British Railways on 1 January 19 48.
The 4073 Class or Castle class were 4-6-0 steam locomotives of the Great W estern Railway design built between 1923 and 1950. They were designed by the railway's Chief Mechanical Engineer, Charles Collett, for working the company's express passenger trains.
In 1946 Frederick Hawksworth, Collett’s successor, introduced a higher degree of superheat to the Castle boiler with resulting increased economy in water consumption.
The Castle Class with the Exeter to Kingswear Route is th e modified 3-Row Superheater type, complete with Hawksworth tender. Clean & weathered versions are included.
The Great W estern Railway 6000 Class or King is a class of 4 -6-0 steam locomotive designed for express passenger work. W ith the exception of one Pacific (The Great Bear), they were the largest locomotives the GWR built. They were named after kings of the United Kingdom and of England, beginning with the reigning monarch, King George V, and going back through history. Following the death of King George V, the h ighest-numbered engine was renamed after his successor; and following the abdication of the latter, the next -highest engine was also renamed after the new King.
BR Green & BR Blue versions of the King Class are included.
The Great W estern Railway (GWR) 6959 Class or Modified Hall Class is a class of 4 -6-0 steam locomotive. They were a development by Frederick Hawksworth of Charles Collett's earlier Hall Class.
Clean & weathered versions of the Modified Hall Class are included. The locomotive is coupled to the Collett 4000 Gallon tender.
The Great Western Railway 6800 Class or Grange Class was a mixed traffic class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive. There were 80 in the class, all built at the Swindon works.
The 4300 Class of 2-6-0 tender locomotives had been introduced on the GWR in 1911, and by 1932 there were 342 in service. Between 1936 and 1939, 100 of these were taken out of service and replaced by new 4-6-0 locomotives, 80 being of the 6800 (or Grange) class, whilst the remaining 20 were of the 7800 (or Manor) class.
Clean & weathered versions of the Grange Class are included. The locomotive is coupled to the Churchward 3500 Gallon tender.
The Great W estern Railway 57XX Class is a class of 0-6-0 pannier tank steam locomotive, built between 1929 and 1950. 863 were built, making them the second most -produced British class of steam locomotive. The GWR had favoured Pannier Tank locomotives since 1911 when they had started rebuilding saddle tank locomotives built between 1870 and 1905 into this style.
The first 5700s were almost identical in appearance to several of the older converted locos (e.g. classes 645, 1701, 1854, 2721) and had round spect acles (windows) in the cab front, but those built after 1933 from 8750-onwards had rectangular windows and a slightly different cab profile virtually identical to the style introduced with the GWR 5400 Class in
1931. W hilst they can be viewed as a simple u pdate of the GWR 2721 Class, the Collett improvements were worthwhile and the class became as synonymous with the GWR as Castles and Kings, lasting until the end of steam on the Western Region of British Railways.
Clean & weathered versions of the 57XX Pa nnier Tank are included.
3 Scenarios 3.1 01. [Castle] Introduction to the Castle Step onto the footplate of one of the most majestic steam locomotives to operate for the Great Western Railway, riding a top link service as it traverses the iconic Dawlish Sea Wall in Devon, England.
3.2 02. [Pannier] Good run to Goodrington Starting small, you’re in control of a GWR 57xx Pannier Tank locomotive. Haul a small rake of empty coaches from Kingswear up to Goodrington Sands.
3.3 03. [Pannier] Climbing out of Kingswear Starting small, you're in control of a battered GWR 57xx Pannier Tank locomotive. A rake of coaches needs hauling from Kingswear to Goodrington Sand Yard. It’s a heavy set, but we expect you to cope.
3.4 04. [Pannier] Saturday Shuffle Having hauled the coaches from Kingswear, they must be arranged correct ly for their next turn in service. See how well you can complete the guided task.
3.5 05. [Pannier] Saturday Puzzle Having hauled the coaches from Kingswear, set about arranging them fo r their next turn in service. Ensure you carry out the task list correctly, and don’t be rough with the stock.
3.6 06. [Castle] Goodrington Gamble You're on the footplate of a Cast le, it's time to shine. It’s a long but easy run from Goodrington to Exeter. Pay attention to speed limits and station stops. Let’s see how you get on.
3.7 07. [Castle] Exeter Endurance You're on the footplate of a Castle. Let’s see what you've got. The train is worn, the load is heavy and you'll have poor weather to contend with. Take good care of the train and its passengers.
Difficulty: Hard Duration: 65 Minutes Engine: Castle Class 3.8 08. [Castle] Running Half Full It’s not always an easy ride. This next train is low on water. There is no time to fill up at Exeter, so you'll need to use the water troughs beyond Exminster if you're to safely take the train on to Newton Abbot. Don’t let us do wn.
3.9 09. [Castle] Running Half Empty So you have what it takes? Here's a challenge for you. This next train is low on water and there's no time to fill up at Exeter. Take the train on to Newto n Abbot, but if you've any hope of getting there, you'll need to make use of the water troughs beyond Exminster. Get to it.
3.10 10. [Grange] Express Freight Passenger runs aren't everything. Let’s try out some freight turns. Take a shipment of fish to Kingswear behind a Grange Class locomotive.
3.11 11. [Grange] Extreme Freight It's not all express and glory. Let’s get to work on some freight turns. Transport a shipment of fish along the line to Kingswear utilising a cranky Grange Class locomotive. Whatever you do, don't let things thaw out!
3.12 12. [Grange] Dawlish Sunrise At home on the Grange? Well we could use you on another freight run along the coast. You'll be guided through some pick -up and drop-off tasks along the coast. See how you get on.
3.13 13. [Grange] Dawlish Storm You're at home on the Grange, so the brewing storm won't bother you. We've a pickup and drop-off run along the coast we need you for. Ensure you carry out the task list correctly, and don’t be rough with the stock.
3.14 14. [Castle] Operation Torbay You're really doing well, so we're going to let you loose on the Torbay Express. W e're counting on you to do a good job. Keep an eye on the station stops, manage your coal and water levels, and make us proud!
3.15 15. [Castle] Torbay Troubles You're one of the big boys now, and we need you to recover the struggling Torbay Express.
It’s a tired engine, but we have a reputation to maintain, so we're c ounting on you put in a good run. Don’t let us down!
4 Railfan Mode Scenarios Railfan Mode provides a unique chance to observe and enjoy the operations of trains without the pressure and involvement of driving them. Railfan Mode scenarios are positioned at various key points along the route and provide camera functionality to sit back and watch the action unfold.
These scenarios are located on the Drive screen under the Career tab.
6 Expert/Legacy Modes The steam locomotives included with this route have both “Expert” and “Legacy” modes.
Legacy mode allows the user to drive the steam locos without using complex controls such as the ejectors, and also doesn’t use the realistic steam chest simulation. In expert mode, all controls need to be used to get the best out of the loco and a real steam chest simulation is present. To toggle between these modes, press B.
8 Signalling The signalling used on this route is Lower Quadrant semaphore signalling. This means the signal arms will pivot downwards.
8.1 Home Signals Home signals consist of a red arm with a white stripe painted onto it, as can be seen in the image above. In the Exeter Kingswear route there are both 5 foot arm and 4 foot arm home signals. The 5 foot arms will be used for mainline track, whilst the 4 foot arms will be used in and around yards, branch lines and goods lines where clearance is restricted.
A home signals most restrictive indication is danger, (seen in the right hand side signal of the image above), which indicates that the driver can not go past that signal.