Class 158 & 170 Scotrail Destination Pack

Class 158 & 170 Scotrail Destination Pack

20th September 2020 0 By Chris Horsfield

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This significant update was brought about for a number of reasons;

My recent destinations patches for both the Class 158 and Class 170 were on reflection, not up to standard and particularly for the 158, just plain and utter wrong.
Also, of late, in passenger service in the real world, Class 158 and 170 pairings are becoming a lot more common place, and both my recent patches had different key assignments per rolling stock type, which caused difficulty in-game when changing the screens, and they would show differing destinations at each end. Therefore I have re-assigned destination codes for both types and they are now a 100% match.

I understand that this may be of annoyance to scenario creators who have already released scenarios using my recent patches and/or the default destinations that came with both packs, but this was the only way in which the aforementioned issues could have been resolved.

The Scotrail 170 has at least 3 different font types in use on their trains, 2 of which (the more widely used) are accommodated in this patch.
Using photographic references and my own visual observations, one type is used on units 170401-170420, and the other type on 170393-170396 and upwards from 170425, so that is how they have been entered via the various modified .bin files within this download.
A small number of their 170’s have scrolling screens, but this is a very small amount, and the unavailability of scrolling screens in the TS 170 made this impossible to replicate.
I have kept the same trend of assignments by numbering throught all variants, these being SPT Rail, Scotrail, First Scotrail, ex-First Scotrail, unbranded Blue, and Saltire liveries.

Please note, the DEFAULT AP Saltire livery, and DEFAULT AP ex-FSR liveries are NOT altered in this patch, as these are both contained in the Ash Clark Reskin Pack which is listed in the requirements below.

I have also included brand new Northern destinations, which apply to the Unbranded Saltire variations in the reskin pack, aswell as the Northern reskin by Major Wales, also listed in the requirements below.

Moving on to the 158s:

These have been a right royal pain in the bum! The reason being, the font that SR use on the 158 is LARGE, and it SCROLLS! – Obviously, the TS 158 doesn’t have scrolling destinations, and due to the font being as large as it is, it is impossible to replicate in TS without a scrolling screen.
So, I have had to use an ALMOST identical font, at a smaller size, in order to achieve the second best finished product.

I also completely remade the older style segmented displays, which were in use on the Scotrail livery from the early 2000s etc, and then on a handful of Saltire units as recently as late 2017/early 2018, and of which, these units have since transferred down to Northern. These units can be found in the scenario editor with the prefix ‘(Vul)’.

As ever, ‘np’ no passenger variants of all are included for those depots, sidings and E.C.S trains.

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REQUIREMENTS:

STEAM:
Class 159 Network Southeast DMU
Class 170 Turbostar DMU

ARMSTRONG POWERHOUSE:
Class 158 Enhancement Pack (Cummins)
Class 170 Enhancement Pack
(Ensure latest updates packs are installed)

VULCAN PRODUCTIONS:
Abellio Scotrail Class 170 (V6.0) Reskin Pack by Ash Clark
Class 158 Scotrail Branding Patch by Ash Clark

MAJOR WALES DESIGN:
Class 158 Plawwie Patch
Arriva Rail Northern Class 170 Reskin

** IT IS 100% VITAL TO HAVE ALL REQUREMENTS INSTALLED BEFORE INSTALLING THIS PATCH **
Failure to do so will just confuse things and it won’t work as intended! This patch is configured to work with all of the above requirements installed beforehand. You have been warned!