(RP) Sunday Diversions 2002

(RP) Sunday Diversions 2002

8th July 2021 7 By Robin Price

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Route Required
South Western Expressways – Reading (Has Been Updated)

Duration
2Hrs 50Mins

Headcode
Fictional

Weather
Fine Cloud

Traction
Class 43 HST Green&Gold

Track Covered
Reading-Bristol Via Melksham and Chippenham and Weston-s-Mare

Requirements Needed

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

Caledonian Railworks
Wessex Trains – (Heart of Wessex) https://caledonianrailworks.wordpress.com/reskins-by-class-type/class-153/

DPSimulation
Class 143 ‘Wessex Trains’ Pack (and all requirements) https://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/dpsreskins.html

Armstrong Powerhouse
https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/enhancements/general/sky_weather_enhancement_pack
https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/enhancements/locomotive/class_43_valenta-mk3_enhancement_pack
https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/rolling_stock/multiple_unit2/class_150-2_diesel_multiple_unit_pack
https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/rolling_stock/coach/mk1_coach_pack_vol_1
https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/rolling_stock/coach/mk2d-f_coach_pack
https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/sounds/rolling_stock2/mk3_coach_sound_pack
https://www.armstrongpowerhouse.com/enhancements/multiple_unit/class_158_perkins_enhancement_pack

DTG/RSC
Class 47 Virgin Generation Pack. Virgin Trains First Generation Pack
After the withdrawal of the Virgin Trains packs from Steam, the last place the 47 pack might be available to buy is below:
www.humblebundle.com/store/train-simulator-virgin-trains-first-generation-pack-loco-addon
This hasn’t been tested personally so if you are unsure, contact HumbleBundle first.
Arriva Trains Wales DMU Pack
Class 159 Pack
European Asset Pack (For the Class 166)
Class 423

Alan Thomson Simulation
HST: Branded Virgin West coast & Cross Country Pack
HST Cab & Lights Enhancement Pack (HD 1080p & UltraHD 4K) – v5.0

Vulcan Productions
VP Virgin Trains MK2 Branding Patch. https://www.vulcanproductions.co.uk/rollingstock.html
BR Class 47 in InterCity Swallow livery. https://www.vulcanproductions.co.uk/rfletcher-diesel.html
Virgin Trains Class 47 Farewell Pack V2.0. https://www.vulcanproductions.co.uk/legacy.html

Major Wales Design
Class 43 Revamp Pack. https://www.major.wales/revamp-packs/class-43

Newbouy
TPO Coaches

I think that is it. If i have forgotten something, Then please do accept my sincere apologies.
So today driver being a Sunday, All trains to Bristol and South Wales are on diversion via Newbury and the Berks&Hants route. You will take over a HST service to Weston-s-Mare just outside Reading. Your stops will be, Reading, Chippenham, Bath Spa, Bristol-t-Meads, Weston-s-Mare, and finally back to Bristol for your meal break.

Points of Note
Yes you do start just outside Reading. So you will have to set your cab and pull into Reading
You will have to change ends twice. Once at Chippenham, And again at Weston-s-Mare
You will be following a Pad-Plymouth down as far as Heywood Road Junction.
All signals work. So please obey them.
You will go wrong line from Thingley Junction to Chippenham. (This is allowed in the real world)
I have tested this 6 times in total, And it works fine on my p.c.

I really do hope you enjoy this scenario. I have said its fictional, But equally, I know it use to run quite a bit on a Sunday, I just don’t know the headcode.

Thanks for taking the time to download. Take care. Enjoy