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Silvania Route (Jibou-Zalau Nord-Sarmasag-Cluj-Napoca is now available

Starting today, the Silvania route (Jibou – Zalau Nord – Sarmasag / Cluj Napoca) is available on the site!

The “Silvania” route has a total length of 135km and includes the line 412 Sarmasag – Zalau Nord – Jibou – Var h, (50 km), a non-electrified section that was remastered, thus improving the scenery using strictly elements from the Romanian Asset Pack , and line 301 Zalau Nord – Cluj Napoca, (85 km), electrified section, which includes a sector of the main line 300 from Nadasel to Cluj Napoca, presented in a modernized and electrified version.

Line 301 does not really exist, it was designed and built using 3D DEM SRTM30 terrain, and satellite imagery to make the most plausible route between the two main cities, the goal being a journey time of less than 80-90 minutes actually made with the help of bus transport, and a good flow of freight trains. Benefiting from speeds ranging 70 to 140 km/h, we can thus obtain journey times of 52 minutes, for a non-stop train and 88 minutes for a regional omnibus train.

This new section includes numerous works of art, those standing out being the 10 tunnels with a cumulative length of 16.6 km, the longest being the “Meses Tunnel” of 5995m in length and the second being the “Sâncraiu Almașului Tunnel” with a length of 3565m.

We also find numerous slopes that can reach 22.5 per thousand for short portions and 20 per thousand for longer portions. Line 301 “Zalau Nord – Cluj Napoca” represents our ambition to build a new railway line, in the virtual environment of Dovetail Games Train Simulator, a novelty in the Romanian community of railway simulation.

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LDE 2100 EGM v1.0 is now available

With the occasion of the Easter holidays, the RailStudio Team wishes its whole community the best of thoughts and just as best of moments near the loved ones. Also, we hope that we can bring our contribution to the wellbeing of these days, bringing you, after long anticipation, the newest locomotive produced by us: LDE 2100 EGM.

The long waiting is not groundless. We’ve made sure to offer you the most advanced simulation of this locomotive until present time, regardless of the previous train simulators. We propose to you the most detailed 3D model (both in exterior and interior), real HQ textures, an advanced real interior, an engine simulation recreated with real traction values and real recorded sounds.

Also, the locomotive is compatible with RailDriver technology, and it benefits from a custom AI behaviour, it has real electric panels and starting sequence, has a multiple traction control cable, real train heating behaviour, real EM200 and ICL displays with full functionality, real behaviour on all of the analog gauges, real and dynamic exhaust behaviour and a real and dynamic safety system (DSV/SIFA/INDUSI i60). The rest of the features can be viewed in the manual that comes with the locomotive.

As you may notice, this locomotive brings a new beginning to our website and to our future approaches. We thank you for you continued loyalty! We hope to repay it, for we are but at a beginning of a new series of releases!

Happy Holidays,

The RailStudio Team

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M200 (Teiuș – Cugir – Deva) is now available

We are pleased to present, just after approximately one year since the beginning of this project, and with the occasion of the coming Christmas, the new extension of the Teiuș-Alba Iulia-Cugir route, which from now on will be known as the Teiuș-Cugir-Deva route. The Șibot-Deva extension consists of 38 modernized kilometers, from which we could also find the railway node of Simeria (which is in modernization works right now in real life). Our interpretation of it in the simulator reflects the real project plans, but as the works will go on, we will continue to update the station where it’s needed. The 38 kilometers are also joined by approximately 3-5 kilometers thanks to the Simeria Triaj station (its sorting station being disabled, just like in real life). At the same time, Simeria has the Freight locomotives depot, freight cars maintenance workshops and an engine shed, all of which are functioning in-game. Also, to name some other characteristics of the route, we will mention the modernized tunnel of Turdaș (which so far is unique on the Romanian routes in the simulator), the Săulești aerodrome, Deva Citadel (with a functioning gondola), the Aurel Vlaicu road sign, modernized stations and a line which permits the speed of 140 km/h (possibly with 160 km/h in the future).

In other words, the Aurel Vlaicu, Geoagiu, Orăștie, Pricaz, Turdaș, Simeria Veche, Simeria Triaj, Simeria and Deva are bringing us near to the 100 kilometers mark. It’s worth mentioning that the Săulești station is currently being removed, which is why it wasn’t introduced into the route.

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060-EA Pack v1.1 update

As we said a few days ago, the new version of the 060-EA locomotive is now available. This new package has been upgraded to v1.1 and involves several improvements and bug fixes and a new reskin

Improvements:
– various improvements of 3D models and textures
– cabview version with no IPCS
– custom cabview for 42-0302-2
– a new engine 40-0317-4 has been added for freight trains
– a new horn for 40-0317-4 and 41-0724-9
– sound for INDUSI alarm
– minimum value for line voltage raised to 24,5 kV
– the DSV light on the board will turn on 3s before the alarm sound occurs
– sound improvements for higher speeds
– New “Hot” engine versions have been added, allowing you to start a scenario with the engine ready to go, without the startup procedure. You only need to turn on Compressor, Ventilation and unlock the Train Brake lever (KD2) by inserting and turning the key.
– The OnResume function has been implemented allowing you to continue a saved scenario, with the engine running at the same state it was when you made the save.
Bug fixes:
– lowering pantograph from the engine room with the use of its valve, will now disconnect the circuit breaker, thus cutting the power to the engine.
– the radio station is no longer working without the battery turned on.
– the recovery of the line voltage is correctly displayed on its dashboard
– the auxiliar compressor can no longer be turned on if the pressure is higher than 8 bars
– the needles of the ammeters (engine and dynamic braking) are now synchronous to the amps produced.
– the engine is no longer ready to go as long as the handbrake is not fully released (both cab ends)
– the field weakening (SC) positions of the controller now work properly (the tap changer no longer has its value increased)
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Valea Oltului v3.0 (Râmnicu Vâlcea – Vâlcele – Pitești / Curtea de Argeș) Route Extension is now available

Valea Oltului (Râmnicu Vâlcea – Vâlcele – Pitești / Curtea de Argeș) is now available! The DLC has a length of 80 kilometers + the 175 kilometers from Mediaș to Băbeni which are already launched. The extension is available only for those who have already purchased the Olt Valley (Sibiu – Băbeni) plus Olt Valley (Sibiu – Mediaș)

The Râmnicu Vâlcea – Vâlcele – Pitești / Curtea de Argeș section (L219 + L906) represents a route located in the south of Romania that connects 2 important cities, Curtea de Argeș and Pitești. On this route all stations and stops are included in between the three localities:  Râmnicu Vâlcea – Vâlcele – Pitești / Curtea de Argeș. Also 2 other turistic routes was recreated (Sibiu-Cisnadie & Lotru-Brezoi). Total route length is about ~300km

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M900 Balota – Orșova – Caransebes (V1.0) is now available

Balota – Caransebeş v1.0 is a prototypical route, built by RailStudio team, for TS2021/TS2022, using DEM, Google Maps overlay and hundreds of custom 3D objects. All station buildings along this route have been recreated for the game as well as many other landmarks.
Mainline 900 is one of the oldest lines in Romania, opened in 1878 and 1879, connecting the capital Bucharest with the western city of Timisoara, passing through Craiova, Orşova and Caransebeş. The main stations on the TS2021 route are Caransebeş, Băile Herculane, Orşova, Drobeta Turnu Severin and Balota. The route includes also the industrial line to Halânga Power Plant.

Before playing, please read the manual

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060-EA Pack v1.0 is now available

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here!
All clear for the gorgeous classical EA! This autumn we bring you not one, nor two, but 3 060-EA jewels.
Hundreds of hours of documentation, scripting, modeling and testing bring you today on www.railstudios.com the most accurate reproduction of an EA locomotive in the simulator.
  • Unique driving experience;
  • Most advanced 3D model;
  • HQ real textures;
  • Advanced real classic interior with engine room and specific cabs;
  • Engine simulation recreated after real traction curve;
  • Real recorded sounds.
Important! For the best experience, please read first the user manual and startup procedure! Being the first version, any feedback from you is welcomed for further updates!
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M200A + L206 Teiuș – Alba Iulia – Cugir is now available

Three months after the release of M200A Teiuș-Alba Iulia, the route is receiving the so much needed extension up to Cugir. The existing 20 kilometers are joined by some more 37 kilometers, composed by Vințu de Jos, Blandiana, Tărtăria, Balomiru de Câmp, Șibot, Vinerea and Cugir. The route has a more serious approach towards the infrastructure, especially if you compare it with the old one from M200A. Teiuș-Alba Iulia received some attention in regards of bugfixing, scenery, and especially optimization. The latter was the worst issue, but it should be solved to some degree.

The future of the project consists in the continuation towards Deva, but at the same time keeping an eye on the infrastructure of M200A. The price of the route is a symbolic one, which is why the donation button is still there. I’d like to give thanks to everyone which trusted and supported the project. The cheap price is possible to you too, and as gratitude, everyone which donated even one euro shall receive a voucher which grants the route free of charge. Trusting the project shall not remain unrewarded here.

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