Release Information & Download Links
It is important you read this before installation!

Current Release Information:
Here is a modern interpretation of 'Hawkesbury Upton Branch' route from the original version by Antony Perks which incorporates 'station signage' by David Ledger (permissions received).

The original files can be found at the UKTS website by their file numbers UKTS31984 & UKTS31999. These MUST be installed first before attempting to install this version!

The current, modern, version number is v2.0 dated 01 February 2014 and is only found here.

Route information from the original 'ReadMe file is:
Hawkesbury Upton Branch
A short 5 mile branch line, from Badminton on the Wotton Basset to Filton Line, to
Hawkesbury Upton on the Southern Cotswold Escarpment. Three Intermediate stations
en-route Didmarton, with an ex WW2 Airbase and Depot and another Passing Station at
Luckington, and the Busy Junction station at Badminton itself.
The modern area of coverage is basically the same route but with significant enhancements to not only the signalling but also all the stations and lots of the lineside assets. It has been necessary to re-lay some lines and restructure some junctions to aid functionality
Additionally there are enhancements to the Didmarton Airfield & Depot and the addition of the 'Oakwood MPD' in the South East.

We have been very liberal with the 'Eye Candy' and this is now very much more a 'fictional' route than before however we are confident you will continue to enjoy the experience?!

Station/Scenery images are available here and 'Trainspotting' videos here.

You may also find further information & comment in the UKTS Forum thread.

NB: Version 3.0 is in the planning stages and will provide extra line coverage etc. - watch this space!



Important ~ File Requirements:
RSC Trainsimulator 2014 Base Game (or Railworks, or its later derivatives).
RSC European Assets (if not included in your version) for I believe RSDL Foliage pack 1.
RSC AP Builders Pack.
RSC Settle to Carlisle Route.
RSC Falmouth Branch.
(above via RailSimulator.com)

UK Colour Light Signals found at the UKTS website, file number UKTS27098.
NOTE: It is important when you choose to use this upgrade that you consult the provided manual for very important installation and onward use instructions as Steam will overwrite files on update!

Latest Editions of:
UKTS Freeware Housing Pack.
UKTS Freeware Foliage.
UKTS Freeware Clutter.
UKTS Freeware Blocks and Lofts.
UKTS Freeware Audio Ambient.
(above via the UKTS website)

also,
DPSimulation Route Building Pack 01_v2.
Creative Rail Route Builder pack RBP1.
SAD Route & SAD2011 Scenery Assets.

Plus, and very important, the provided assets with this upgrade, some of which are 'bespoke' to this route, are specifically required.

And free downloads from the UKTS website are packaged with the original route files with kind permissions from the authors: Newbouy, Chadock Engineering, Mike Simpson, Jads home, Eyore, Mundo, Karma99, DP Simulations and many others that are not used on this occasion.

An overall summary of the required scenery asset files can be found here:

  Images of the route:
[Images from TS2014]


hawkesbury station



Didmarton Station


Didmarton Airfield/Depot


Didmarton Freight


Sopworth Halt


Luckington Station


Badminton Station


Oakwood MPD


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  Videos of the route (Flickr):
[From TS2014 on Flickr/No audio]


Trainspotting at Badminton (Day)


Trainspotting at Badminton (Dusk)



Trainspotting at Didmarton



Trainspotting at Luckington



Trainspotting at Sopworth Halt



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  Videos of the route (YouTube):
[From TS2014 on YouTube/No audio]


Trainspotting at Badminton (Day)


Trainspotting at Badminton (Dusk)



Trainspotting at Didmarton



Trainspotting at Luckington



Trainspotting at Sopworth Halt



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Operational Information:
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INSTALLATION INFORMATION:

Route Files:
Important - The current route file is supplied in .ZIP format which should be extracted to a your Railworks/content/routes folder. It will not overwrite the orginal route and will be named 'Hawkesbury Modern2_owd' in your route listings.

Note: Always keep a back-up of previous installations just in case!


Scenery Asset Files:
The 'bespoke' scenery assets are included within the main archive .zip file. It is essential these are included in your main TS2014 assets folder!


Here is a guide to the scenery assets required for this route in various formats:-
Hawkesbury Scenery Assets ~ All with locations.
Hawkesbury Scenery Assets ~ TS2014/RSC Default with locations.
Hawkesbury Scenery Assets ~ Individual with locations.
Hawkesbury Scenery Assets ~ Individual without locations.

[Please see 'Release Information' above regarding 'UK Colour Light Signals' and 'UKTS Freeware Packs'!]

Rolling Stock Assets:
Included in the main archive file are two 'default' Class 166 sets used in the included scenarios and re-skinned as:-
The Oakwood Suburban


The Oakwood Express

Additional Information:
'Freeroam' location-only scenarios are provided as are scenarios for 'trainspotting' as can be seen here.
Swaping stock assets in scenarios: You may have to change some stock items in the scenarios to match those in your own shed as various free & payware stock has been used for display purposes. RW_Tools is ideal for this operation.



~ ~ DOWNLOAD AREA ~ ~

[Current Route v2.0 ~ 01 February 2014]

ZIP Format - Click on image to download:

Route ~ v2.0 [Scenarios included] (16kb/zip)



Supplimentary Scenery Asset Files (Bespoke):
The scenery assets are in .zip format and will require extracting to your railworks/assets folder and manually transferred there, overwriting where requested. Please use all the files for all the scenery assets.

Click Here For Scenery Assets #1 (735kb)
Missing Oakwood Billboards    [Dated 04-02-2014 ~ Used by v2.0]

[If you downloaded the main route file prior to 04/02/2014 you will require these.]

Route Installation Instructions Here



Legal Stuff: Always Keep A Backup! None of these files should harm your computer - but if they do please don't blame us!



Contact Points:
If you have any questions, queries or suggestions please Email us here.

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[Images from TS2014]

hawkesbury station

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Didmarton Station

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Sopworth Halt

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Lockington Station

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Badminton Station

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Oakwood MPD

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Didmarton Airfield/Depot

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Didmarton Airfield/Depot

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Didmarton Freight

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