1Z37 08.12 Bristol Temple Meads – Par “The Royal Duchy” (2014)

1Z37 08.12 Bristol Temple Meads – Par “The Royal Duchy” (2014)

28th February 2020 0 By Matt Carroll

Hi, and thank you for downloading this scenario.
To install, simply copy the enclosed ‘Content’ folder to your Railworks folder. This is a ‘Standard’ scenario and is named “[MJC] 1Z37 0812 Bristol Temple Meads – Par”

A scenario for the Western Main Lines route, with South Devon and Cornish Main Line extensions. On Sunday 29th June 2014, 5MT 45407 was called upon to haul this out-and-back excursion between Bristol and Par. Drive the last leg of the outward journey from the water stop in Plymouth, to Par. Year : 2014

The following are required to ensure that the scenario functions correctly :
* From Just Trains :
– Western Main Lines route https://www.justtrains.net/product/western-mainlines
– WML South Devon Main Line extension https://www.justtrains.net/product/western-mainlines-south-devon-main-line-extension
– WML Cornish Main Line extension https://www.justtrains.net/product/western-mainlines-cornish-main-line-extension

* From Bossman Games :
– LMS Stanier Class 5 pack https://store.steampowered.com/app/562399/Train_Simulator_LMS_Stanier_Class_5_Black_Five_Steam_Loco_AddOn/

* From Armstrong Powerhouse https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/ :
– Class 43 / Mark 3 (MTU) enhancement pack (and associated requirements)
– Class 150/1 enhancement pack (and associated requirements, static consist only)
– Class 150/2 pack
– Mark 1 coach pack volume 1
– Mark 2A – 2C coach pack

* From STEAM :
– Riviera Line in the Fifties route (static consist only) https://store.steampowered.com/app/325960/Train_Simulator_Riviera_Line_in_the_Fifties_Exeter__Kingswear_Route_AddOn/

Optional Requirements
The following are NOT required to ensure that the scenario functions correctly, however they will add to the immersion.

* From Major Wales Design :
– First Great Western HST nameplate pack https://www.major.wales/nameplate-packs/first-great-western

Scenario run-through
This scenario should last around 75 minutes. This was one of a series of trains that ran under the “Royal Duchy” name on Sundays, from Bristol to Par and return. A pool of three class 7 locos was contracted to cover the duties, but on this date none were available for traffic. As happened countless times in steam days, it therefore fell to a class 5 loco to pick up the reigns, and 45407 is today’s engine. The train was booked to stand in Plymouth for nearly two hours on the outwards run, because there were doubts whether access would be available to the turntable at EWS’s St.Blazey shed in Par. It had therefore been planned to turn the loco in Plymouth and run tender-first to Par. However, the turntable is available and this will allow the loco to run chimney-first throughout.

I do hope you enjoy this scenario.