2C92 1744 Taunton – Castle Cary / 2A19 1954 Castle Cary – Westbury (2000)

2C92 1744 Taunton – Castle Cary / 2A19 1954 Castle Cary – Westbury (2000)

26th November 2021 3 By Matt Carroll

Hi, and thank you for downloading this 2 hour and 40 minute scenario for the Just Trains South Western Expressways – Reading route.
To install, simply copy the enclosed ‘Content’ folder to your Railworks folder. This is a ‘Standard’ scenario and is named “[MJC] 2C92 1744 Taunton – Castle Cary / 2A19 1954 Castle Cary – Westbury”

Going the direct route, there are no stations between Taunton and Castle Cary, and an HST will make the journey in 19 minutes. However the 17.44 Wales & West service, which is an amalgamation of two trains, takes over two hours with 13 stops. Year: 2000.

You will call at Bridgwater, Highbridge, Bristol Temple Meads, Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Freshford (R), Avoncliff (R), Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury, Frome, and Bruton.
Freshford and Avoncliff are request stops – reduce your speed to around 15mph as you approach the markers on the HUD before the platforms, and you will be advised whether you need to stop or not.

On arrival at Castle Cary you will then re-trace your steps back to Westbury with 2A19, calling at Bruton and Frome. The destination blind fitted to this unit doesn’t have Castle Cary on it, but you could show ‘Bristol TM’ or ‘Westbury’ for sections of the journey.

The following are required to ensure that the scenario functions correctly:

* From Just Trains:
– South Western Expressways – Reading route https://www.justtrains.net/product/south-western-expressways-reading
– Class 153 Advanced https://www.justtrains.net/product/class-153-dmu-advanced
– JJA Autoballaster https://www.justtrains.net/product/jja-autoballaster-pluspak

* From Armstrong Powerhouse https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/ :
– Class 43 / Mark 3 Coach (Valenta) enhancement pack (and associated requirements)
– Class 43 / Mark 3 Coach (VP185) enhancement pack (and associated requirements)
– Class 66 enhancement pack (and associated requirements)
– Class 150/2 DMU
– Class 158 (Perkins) enhancement pack (and associated requirements)

* From Alan Thomson Sim:
– Virgin West Coast / Cross Country HST pack by James Ivell https://alanthomsonsim.com/downloads/hst-branded-virgin-west-coast-cross-country-pack/

* From Major Wales Design:
– Class 143 Revamp Pack (and associated requirements) https://www.major.wales/revamp-packs/class-143

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

* From AJ Railsim:
– Montgolfières de tourisme (Hot air balloons) https://ajrailsim.pierreg.org/?fbclid=IwAR2Q5LrWsRSePyHSYWUAMXnU2gkjcnLHRjEHBaVlOZX_EcG18xNPalpPo4I – Click on ‘Objets’ and scroll down.

* From Armstrong Powerhouse https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/ :
– Class 67 enhancement pack (and associated requirements) – static only.
– Mark 1 coach pack volume 1 – static only.
– JHA Wagon pack – static only
– Newbouy TPO NSA coaches (extra stock from several items)
– Sky and Weather enhancement pack.

* From Just Trains (statics):
– Class 20 Advanced https://www.justtrains.net/product/class-20-advanced-collection
– YGB Seacow PlusPak Advanced https://www.justtrains.net/product/ygb-seacow-pluspak

* From Steam (all static):
– EWS & Freightliner Class 08 https://store.steampowered.com/app/222578/Train_Simulator_EWS__Freightliner_Class_08s_Loco_AddOn/
– BR Blue 08 add-on livery https://store.steampowered.com/app/275804/BR_Blue_Class_08_Addon_Livery/
– Class 08 RES add-on livery https://store.steampowered.com/app/295183/Class_08_RES_AddOn_Livery/
– TS Marketplace YLA Mullet Wagon Pack https://store.steampowered.com/app/326043/TS_Marketplace_YLA_Mullet_Wagon_Pack/
– TS Marketplace YQA Parr Wagon Pack https://store.steampowered.com/app/326047/TS_Marketplace_YQA_Parr_Wagon_Pack/
– TS Marketplace EWS ZCA Sea Urchin Wagon Pack https://store.steampowered.com/app/326011/EWS_ZCA_Sea_Urchins_ex_VDA_Wagon_Pack/
– Chatham Main and Medway Valley route https://store.steampowered.com/app/677960/Train_Simulator_Chatham_Main__Medway_Valley_Lines_Route_AddOn/
– West Coast Main Line Over Shap https://store.steampowered.com/app/222613/Train_Simulator_West_Coast_Main_Line_Over_Shap_Route_AddOn/

Many thanks to Barry Price for help testing this scenario.

I do hope you enjoy this scenario.