[RS] 43080/43029 – 1O71 0735 Blackpool North – Portsmouth (2000)

[RS] 43080/43029 – 1O71 0735 Blackpool North – Portsmouth (2000)

13th January 2021 6 By 87002RS-John

Hello, thank you for downloading. This is one ‘standard’ scenario for the brilliant ‘WCML Midlands & Northwest’ route available on ATS: – Length: Approx. 100mins

To install, simply extract the .zip file using whichever software you have and copy the ‘Content’ folder to your RailWorks install “usually” found here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\RailWorks

>Scenario Guide:
You begin this scenario having taken over the controls of 43080 at the head of Virgin’s 1O71 at Preston. This trip is usually booked a Class 47/8 and mk2s but due to a shortage of available stock last night, this HST has been scrambled off Longsight to cover the turn to Birmingham. You start off running 35 minutes late due to the late set swap but hopefully you’ll catch up some time being able to run at a maximum of 110mph. A detailed manual is included with links to all the requirements and further information, please take your time to read.

*Essential Route* (+ ALL dependencies):
Alan Thomson Sim – WCML Midlands & Northwest (Phase 3 is Essential):

European Loco and Asset Pack (If not already owned):
Class 86 Loco Add-on:
BR Class 150/1 DMU Add-on:
Network South East Class 159 DMU Add-on (for AP Class 158 EPs):
BR Class 170 DMU Add-on:
Virgin Trains First Generation Pack: (Now Discontinued)

>Armstrong Powerhouse:
Class 37 Locomotive Pack Volume 1:
Class 37 Locomotive Pack Volume 2:
Class 86 Enhancement Pack:
Class 86/87 Sound Pack Pro (Discontinued):
AP Waggonz Class 90 / Mk3 DVT Pack:
AP Waggonz Freightliner Class 90 Pack:
AP Waggonz Class 142 Diesel Multiple Unit:
Class 150/1 Enhancement Pack:
Class 150/2 Diesel Multiple Unit Pack:
Class 156 Diesel Multiple Unit Pack:
Class 158 (Cummins) Enhancement Pack:
Class 158 (Perkins) Enhancement Pack:
Class 168/170/171 Enhancement Pack:
Class 175 Enhancement Pack (+ requirements):
(Currently unavailable / being updated by Armstrong Powerhouse – back soon)
Mk1 Coach Pack:
Mk2 A-C Coach Pack:
Mk2 D-F Coach Pack:
FSA/FTA Wagon Pack:
Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack:

>Alan Thomson Sim:
WCML Midlands & Northwest Phase 3 (as mentioned at the top):
Virgin Trains West Coast Loco Hauled Pack + all requirements:
Virgin Trains Class 87 Reskin Pack + all requirements:

>Major Wales Design:
HST Revamp Pack: (for Virgin branding on PCs / coaches for player train):

>Vulcan Productions:
Class 142 Triple Pack (for GMTPE Regional Railways livery):

>Backdated Trainsim:
Railfreight Distribution Class 47 Pack:

That’s it for this one, I really hope you enjoy the drive. I’ve tried to recreate the trains of the era as accurately and realistically as possible. Hopefully, it will feel like you’re back to those glory days on the West Coast. Please do leave feedback, questions, or issues via the download page on the website or via the ATS Group. Look forward to hearing your comments. Stay safe, take care, John (87002RS)