cts irish routes
INSTALLING CELTICTRAINSIM ROUTES
With the arrival of OpenBVE Program v188.8.131.52 the installation of route and train packages is much easier than before. The “Package Management” feature button in the game start menu (picture, right) will install any route or train that comes as a compliant package simply and easily.
All celtictrainsim route and train items for download from this website are compliant with this latest program version.
For users wanting to install the items manually, or who want to continue with only v1.3.x.x, the package (which is a .zip file) can still be extracted manually and the contents placed as before.
Previous cts installation help sheets (interactive pdf) no longer apply. For full instructions to use the “Package Management” to install add-
Kilmagranny 2016 is similar to the original Kilmagranny, but has been brought forward by about 35 years. There's been some changes, stations have been modernised, redundant sidings are gone, one of the stations is now closed and the passenegr services are operated by the ubiquitous Hyundai Rotem 22000 units. Color light aspect signals, automated level crossings and CAWS implementation complete the modernisation.
Kilmagranny (heritage era route)
The Kilmagranny route was originally conceived as an attempt to represent the railways of Ireland as they were in the period between late 1960s to the mid 1970s. In keeping with this goal there is only semaphore signalling used throughout.. The level crossings on the line are all manually operated with associated distant signals controlled by the gatekeeper.
The single track line uses the block token system, with block posts at Rathduff and Liosmore, both of which have passing loops. Derreen Junction has a branch from elsewhere, it is loosely modelled on Manulla Junction, Co Mayo.
Ballyfeckin & Waterville
The Ballyfeckin and Waterville railway first emerged at the beginning of 2011. The places are fictional, but many features will be recognised by those familiar with the west of Ireland, where most of the photo images for the 3D modelling came from.
The latest release is BWR2015. All the routes now have true 1600mm Irish gauge trackwork. Signals have been fully integrated to avoid the possibility of disappeared/missing items due to external linking in previous versions.
The network of routes is designed to give the fullest possible range of passenger and freight movements. Short journeys are provided as well as full trips along the whole 104km from Ballyfeckin to Newbridge. The suburban routes from Waterville run from Kinlough to Knockmore and the Ferry Terminal. Rural fans can enjoy the Killavalley Branch from Killavalley to Mill Street, with manual level crossings and semaphore signals.
The Ballyfeckin & Waterville Railway was the first Irish Rail themed route for the OpenBVE simulator and is followed all over the world by fans on Facebook and internet trainsim forums.
The original routes are updated and the wide range of passenger and freight movements now feature correct track gauge of 1600mm. All motive power has working Irish CAWS safety system in the cab.