Northern Spirit Livery for DTG’s New Pacer

Northern Spirit Livery for DTG’s New Pacer

3rd May 2020 2 By EWhiteside

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Recently, DTG have released a BR Class 142 for Train Simulator 20xx. The new addon features a very high quality model with amazing textures and detail, however comes with poor quality sounds and only BR Era Liveries.

Back in 2012, Armstrong Powerhouse collaborated with Waggonz to create a Class 142 pacer for Train Simulator 2013. This featured authentic sounds and high quality visuals. However, 8 years later, the addon’s quality does not compare with DTG’s high quality new pacer of today; due to advancements in texture resolution, game feature improvements and 3D modelling capacity.

This series of addons will bring modern a modern liveries and authentic details to DTG’s BR Era Pacer, whilst utilising Armstrong Powerhouse’s sounds from their old pacer. Armstrong Powerhouse’s sounds are far superior to DTG’s, however DTG have now provided us with an amazing framework for a better pacer going forward. High quality repaints with new details and features can now be released for this addon, whilst ensuring the the immersion factor within the Simulator is at its highest potential for this iconic workhorse of a train.

Enjoy 4K Repaints and authentic sounds with this Northern Spirit for DTG’s Class 142 Pacer.

As part of the privatisation of British Rail, the Regional Railways North East franchise was awarded by the Director of Passenger Rail Franchising to MTL. The franchise commenced on 2 March 1997.[4]

In May 1998, the franchise was rebranded as Northern Spirit with a livery of turquoise with a lime green stylised italic N across the midsection introduced.

The ‘Northern Spirit’ brand was designed by London design agency Marsteller as the new identity for the Regional Railways North East franchise run by MTL. Arriva took over MTL in February 2000, and the RRNE franchise was renamed ‘Arriva Trains Northern’ in April 2001. The 28 Pacers operated by Arriva Trains Northern were painted into the Northern Spirit livery when refurbished between 1999 and 2001, however the light blue livery first appeared on 142065 for the launch of ‘Northern Spirit’ on May 21, 1998.

Northern Spirit trains were repainted into Northern Rail Corporate colours (Blue, Purple & White) by the end of 2006.

Installation Guidelines:
a) Acquire the prerequisites:
– Armstrong Powerhouse Class 142 Pacer (For Sounds)
– DTG Class 142 Pacer

b) After installing the prerequisites successfully; locate the ‘FNW-DTG142’ download and move its content into your RailWorks Directory (Usually located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\RailWorks\). Overwrite any files if asked.

c) Navigate to your RailWorks folder (Where you’ve just imported these files to) and run ‘Install NorthernSpirit DTGPacer(V1.0).bat’

d) When it is completed, close the application.

e) Run ‘Verify.bat’ (Located within the same directory). This tool verifies your installation. A Green Screen will indicate a successful install, whereas a Red screen indicates and unsuccessful install. It will provide you with steps as to how manual installation can be achieved.

f) Launch TS2020 And Look for the ‘Northern Spirit’ Conists under ‘Class 142 Pacer’ (Not ‘Class 142’! This is AP’s old pacer) in quick drive! I recommend using this pack on the following routes:

– M_Mortimer’s Leeds Lines Phase 2
– JustTrains Newcastle to Edinburgh
– DPS East Coast Modern

Enjoy!