Horseshoe Curve Sandbox

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Update Information******************

  • Removed GP38-2's and replaced with ES44AC due to brake pipe issues with the GP38-2's
  • Removed Switching Services from the player engines you will now need to manually switch the main line switches yourself. Foobian discovered some console commands that allow you to do this which unlocks the entire route.
  • Added some Buffer Cars to South Fork and Johnstown with EOTD's will add more as time permits, also added inverted ES44AC's to be used as a DPU so EOTD isn't required. It really isn't its more for realism than anything.
  • Use the following console commands to enable manual junction control on the main line but be very mindful or the turnouts and crossovers if you fail to align them properly YOU WILL DERAIL.
    SET NetworkTurnoutJunction bManuallyControlled true | SET NetworkDoubleSlipJunction bManuallyControlled true (Thank you Foobian for discovering these)
  • I've also created a short video tutorial on how to enable the console and put in the commands as well as how to manually switch the main line you can find it here along with the Universal Unreal Engine Unlocker which you will need to enable the console.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBd62vwf5qQ&t=54s (Video Turotial for Manual Switch Alignments and Unreal Engine Unlocker)
    https://framedsc.com/GeneralGuides/universal_ue4_consoleunlocker.htm (The Download for Universal Unreal Engine Unlocker you will need this)
  • I cannot stress enough how important it is to check your turnouts for proper alightment before passing your train over them, it will derail you everytime if its not right. I'd save the game often while switching.
  • I will also be leaving the 1.0 version online for thoes who want it.

Included are 6 Different scenarios, 2 mission based and 4 Sandbox style missions with semi free roam.

Horseshow Curve Sandbox:
(Summer and Winter with a Choice of Rain or Snow)

Welcome to the Horseshoe Curve Sandbox. Here there are no rules, just freight cars and locomotives. The signals have been disabled so you may freely roam wherever you wish. You will start your shift at the yard in South Fork, from there you will go to Johnstown, Cresson, and Finally end up at the Juniata Locomotive Shops. You will find a pair of ES44AC’s on the outside track you can use these to line the automatic switches and reach each yard. The Dispatcher has been set to allow you to repeat the Switcher service to each yard 6 times in a circular fashion.

The Power Struggle:
(You will take an extra pair of motors from the shop at Juniata and rebuild your train and take it up to the Amtrak station at Johnstown where another crew will take over the service)

We've run into Mechanical issues heading up towards Johnstown, so far, the outbound crew has broken the Train into 3 sections and set the Defective Power off to the shop. We will take the extra power from the Locomotive Shops back to the train and reassemble before heading to Johnstown. There is a lot of traffic today, but we do have the priority, also make sure to setup the DP Units before heading out.

Horseshoes and Box Cars:
(Heavy Mixed Freight Scenario with a 1.6 Mile long Consist up and over the Horseshoe Curve heading towards Harrisburgh Pa)

Today you’ve been assigned the NS 38G train as the engineer. You’ll be taking the train with your conductor all the way to Harrisburg up past Horseshoe Curve. Per the job Briefing paperwork you will have 8 ES44AC locomotives with 140 loads, no empties. Total tonnage is 8455.7 with a total length of 8448 feet and 608 Axels. You may have issues with low adhesion because of the weather, forecast isn’t good looks like severe thunderstorms all day.

Requirements

You will need the Steam version of Train Sim World 2 and the Horseshoe Curve DLC. This may work on the Epic store release but I haven't tried it.

  • Use the following console commands to enable manual junction control on the main line but be very mindful or the turnouts and crossovers if you fail to align them properly YOU WILL DERAIL.
    SET NetworkTurnoutJunction bManuallyControlled true | SET NetworkDoubleSlipJunction bManuallyControlled true (Thank you Foobian for discovering these)
  • I've also created a short video tutorial on how to enable the console and put in the commands as well as how to manually switch the main line you can find it here along with the Universal Unreal Engine Unlocker which you will need to enable the console.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBd62vwf5qQ&t=54s (Video Turotial for Manual Switch Alignments and Unreal Engine Unlocker)
    https://framedsc.com/GeneralGuides/universal_ue4_consoleunlocker.htm (The Download for Universal Unreal Engine Unlocker you will need this)
  • I cannot stress enough how important it is to check your turnouts for proper alightment before passing your train over them, it will derail you everytime if its not right. I'd save the game often while switching.
  • I will also be leaving the 1.0 version online for thoes who want it.

Installation Instructions

Download the PAK file and copy / paste into the DLC folder.

Additional Comments

I've included the source files in case anyone wants to make any changes, fix any bugs, or use it to learn from.

Tags: horseshoe-curve norfolk-southern

Files

LIG_HSC_Sandbox_SourceV1.0.zip 22 MB · Added 15 May 2022 · Downloaded 323× TS2Prototype-LIG_HSC_SandboxV1.0.pak 4 MB · Added 15 May 2022 · Downloaded 576× TS2Prototype-LIG_HSC_SandboxV1.1.pak 4 MB · Added 26 Jun 2022 · Downloaded 506× TSW2-Manual-Junctions.txt 136 B · Added 26 Jun 2022 · Downloaded 461×

Comments

Avatar of Spectate Randumb Bot

ill test it for epic games

Avatar of Spectate Randumb Bot

dont work for epic

Avatar of Railfan Jack
Railfan Jack 27 Jun 2022

are you in the future going to do something like this for the Sherman Hill Route?

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Ligithin 30 Jun 2022

Actually yes.. I'm already working on it in fact. Hopefully it doesn't have as many issues as HSC does with switching. The console commands really open up the route so you can play dispatcher as well.

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Big G 24 Jul 2022

do this work for pc

Avatar of President Washington

can you make a sherman hill sandbox

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About this mod

Created
15 May 2022
Updated
26 Jun 2022
Game
Train Sim World
Type of content
Scenario
Train Sim World compatibility
Train Sim World 2: Steam version (UE4 4.26)