Category Archives: News and Updates

Released updates and site news

The Plymouth Route V1.7.0.0

As usual, rather later than planned, I’ve released V1.7.0.0 of the Plymouth Route.
Changes are as follows:

  • Trackwork rebuilt between Menheniot and Liskeard.
  • GWR 16xx Class Pannier Tank added to the passing train objects.
  • BR Class 50 added to the passing train objects.
  • Minor improvements to the three tunnels on the route [Entrance object, wall profile]
  • Large numbers of assorted objects rebuilt from scratch, with the majority of items in the route now being public domain.
  • A considerable amount of work has been done on Plymouth station, in order […]
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  • BR Class 52: Western

    The BR Class 52: Western is the third high-quality 3D train I’ve built.

    This time, it’s one of the diesels, which replaced steam in the mid to late 1960s.

    This loco requires a build of openBVE dated 03.06.2016 or later from http://www.openbve-project.net

    Features include:

  • Realistic twin-engine traction modelling
  • Working turbocharger
  • A complete (Well, at least relatively…..) prototypical startup sequence
  • Working cab fault lights

    More details and download are on this page.

  • Building a Better openBVE

    As readers of the various forums will probably know by now, over the last 9 months or so, I’ve been doing a lot of work to improve the main openBVE source.

    In a lot of places, this hadn’t been touched for the better part of 7 years (Since Michelle left….), and there are multiple things that we simply couldn’t do.

    I’m now the maintainer of the following site:
    http://www.openbve-project.net

    All future releases from BVE Cornwall will be designed to take advantage of the new features provided by these […]
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    The Clarendon Route

    I’m pleased to announce the re-release of a third heritage BVE route 🙂

    This time, it’s ‘Clarendon’ by Dennis Lance.

    Like the other two heritage routes hosted here, I’ve done a small amount of work- The signalling has been swapped for BRSigs_Open, and the transparency errors have been repaired, but otherwise the route is essentially untouched from that released ten years ago!

    http://www.bvecornwall.co.uk/wordpress/clarendon/

    The Plymouth Route V1.6.0.0

    Due to fiddling with the main OpenBVE source, and a lot of other bits and bobs, unfortunately this release is several months late 😛
    Changes are as follows:

  • Various bugfixes around Laira Junction/ Depot. (Height of flyover, incorrect objects and stuff)
  • Trackwork rebuilt between St. Germans and Menheniot. This has added approximately another 4km to the route length, giving a total length to Liskeard of 32km.
  • Variety of passing trains improved, and a Class 35 ‘Hymek’ added to these objects.
  • Variety of road traffic increased.
  • All objects from a […]
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  • The Plymouth Route- V1.5.0.0

    So, let’s get back to building routes-
    I’m pleased to announce that the Plymouth Route has been updated again, this time to V1.5.0.0
    This release is another step forwards in the current program of incremental improvements, refurbishing 3.5km of track between Shillingstone Tunnel and St. Germans.
    Changes:

  • 3.5km of track rebuilt, length extended by ~1km
  • St. Germans station now has a goods yard in the 1960s era routefiles
  • TrackGen v1.6.1

    This is the first release in the 1.6 series of TrackGen.

    This release is primarily focused upon adding a new function- Curved viaduct generation.
    Whilst I built my last curved viaduct by hand, the Cornish Mainline has plenty of curved viaducts! Thus, I decided I needed a tool to do it for me, and tweaked TrackGen to suit.

    The interface has also been changed to a much cleaner set of tabs, and a preview (Unfortunately not live) has been added to the top, as well as tweaks to the […]
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    The Plymouth Route- V1.4.0.0

    I’m pleased to announce that the Plymouth Route has now been updated to V1.4.0.0!
    This release concentrates on improving the track between Saltash and Shillingstone Tunnel, giving a total of 4km of refurbished track.
    Key Changes:

    1. Trackwork rebuilt between Saltash & Shillingham Tunnel.
    2. Approx 1.7km of track added as part of this. [4km total ‘newly rebuilt’]
    3. More liveries for the MK1 coaches.
    4. New/ improved 1960s motive power- New GWR 78xx (Manor) and BR Class 14 models.

    The next step is now likely to be the refurbishment […]
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    GWR 78xx – 7820 Dinmore Manor

    So, this is the second drivable 3D steam locomotive I’ve built for OpenBVE!

    This time, it’s a mainline passenger locomotive- 7820, Dinmore Manor.

    I’ve supplied her with a mixed rake of Blood & Custard and Chocolate & Cream MK1 carriages, again mostly courtesy of our C&W department.

    More details and the download may be found here:
    http://www.bvecornwall.co.uk/wordpress/gwr-78xx-class-7820-dinmore-manor/