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    Hey everyone,

    Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. I've been wrapped up with stuff for a while so have been away but now I'm back.

    I was looking through my content tonight and noticed some errors with Hirochi's shinkansens. Most of the locomotives are installed as Installed, Payware (Not Active) and I don't know why. Is this done by design or has something messed up somewhere?

    I've noticed it on the E4, E5 and N700A series. Most of these locos now have a :1 at the end of the KUID. Sorry if this has been covered but just wondering what's going on?

    Ben =)

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    Hi Ben. Are you referring to TS2019? If you follow the 2019 threads there have been a lot of complaints about that happening to assets coming over to the new version. Also, there seems to be some of that happening if N3V updates the DLS assets for 2019, which may explain the ":1". Some of these updates are making the assets unusable in earlier versions. If this is not about TS2019, or doesn't sound right, please disregard my comment.
    “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” - R.L.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince271088 View Post
    Hey everyone,

    Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. I've been wrapped up with stuff for a while so have been away but now I'm back.

    I was looking through my content tonight and noticed some errors with Hirochi's shinkansens. Most of the locomotives are installed as Installed, Payware (Not Active) and I don't know why. Is this done by design or has something messed up somewhere?

    I've noticed it on the E4, E5 and N700A series. Most of these locos now have a :1 at the end of the KUID. Sorry if this has been covered but just wondering what's going on?

    Ben =)

    I've just opened good old TsMac2 and (a version of Trainz 12) On that version there KUID numbering is normal so I asume this must be only happening in Trainz 19 (which I still don't have due to building my route).

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    Hiya,

    Yeah this is happening to a lot of assets from this forum in TS2019 which is a bit annoying.

    Also @AlexMaria I am missing

    <kuid:668654:100409>
    <kuid:668654:100242>

    What are they and could you possibly upload them?

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince271088 View Post
    Hiya,

    Yeah this is happening to a lot of assets from this forum in TS2019 which is a bit annoying.

    Also @AlexMaria I am missing

    <kuid:668654:100409>
    <kuid:668654:100242>

    What are they and could you possibly upload them?

    Many thanks
    <kuid:668654:100409> is the "JNR/JR EMU Airhorn" Hornsound
    <kuid:668654:100242> is the "8 notches enginespec (trailer units) for commuter, subway... trains" enginespec

    You can download them here:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=18q...7daqTKiaUSP3T1

    Are you missing them from the TRTA 3000 Series pack?

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    Hi Alex,

    Yeah I think I might have been actually. But TRS19 is doing silly things at the moment so a lot of my Japanese stuff is flagging up as erroneous when it's not. Thanks for uploading these.

    Ben =)

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    Quick play around with a Shikoku DMU by AlexMaria and a quicktour of the latest progress on my route.

    Last edited by pagroove; January 19th, 2020 at 08:54 AM.

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    Hey great vid, pagroov!! What textures and trees did you use for the hillsides? THey look really good. Pretty bright headligts still in the tunnel.

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    A little progress on Pagroove's request: the Seibu 9000 Series, for now in the iconic seibu yellow colour; the special KPP pink liviery will come soon.

    (edit: don't mind the wheels that do not touch the rails - these are standard gauge tracks)

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    is there anywhere i can download
    Shikoku DMU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowletmaster View Post
    is there anywhere i can download
    Shikoku DMU?
    From my post of the 25th December.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexMaria View Post
    Happy Christmas to evryone!

    A little different from my usual reskins of 1970s electric multiple units, here's a new pack: JR Shikoku 2000 and N2000 Series limited-express tilting diesel multiple units, reskins of Hirochi's anpanman 2000 Series (JRH SHIKOKU 2000).



    from left to right: 2000 Series prototype "TSE", 2000 Series full-production trains, N2000 Series pre-production set in old & new livieries.

    All of these have been refurbished with new enginespecs, hornsounds and interiors (made by Hirochi).

    2000 Series prototype "TSE"

    By the late 1980s, the newly formed JR Shikoku was losing passengers to the then-being-built Motorways, wich were competing with an old, unelectrified and tortuous railway network.
    The competition was particularily felt on the Dosan Line, wich is one of the most important railway lines in Shikoku (connecting the north of the island to the city of Kochi), via the inland mountains.
    To increase speeds on the line, JR Shikoku introduced tiliting trains.

    A tilting train is a train that has the ability to tilt the body inwards on curves, lessening the centrifugal force effect and thus can run faster than conventional trains on curves, while maintaining the same saftey level (and in some case even safer).
    Tilting trains were initially developed as experimental trains by many different countries in the 1970s, including France, the United Kingdom and Japan.
    Notably, the JNR developed one of the first tilting express EMUs, the 381 Series of 1973, using a”passive tilt” system (where the body tilts when the train is already in curve).

    The ideal solution was developed in Italy, with an “active tilt” system (the body tilts before entering a curve) being employed firstly on the experimental ETR401 Series of 1974, giving birth to the famous “Pendolino” family of trains (ETR450, ETR460, ETR470…), wich became the standard to wich all tilting trains are compared to.

    Back to Shikoku, the “Tilting Super express” DMU project was classified “2000 Series” by JR Shikoku (using a system more akin to a private railway than to the one of JNR), with a prototype 3-car set manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries.
    The prototype set had two different front ends: an aeredoynamic one, and a flat one, used for coupling other sets.
    While being world’s first tilting DMU, it was by far not the first tilting train, nor the tilting system was particularily advanced (in fact it still was an obsolete passive-tilt system).

    Similarily to highway busses (wich the 2000 Series was to compete with), it had individual regulable air conditioning vents, and was fitted with a front camera, so that front-view footage could be broadcast on a TV screen in the passenger compartment.
    It entered service in 1989, assigned to Takamatsu depot for use on “Nampu” and “Shimanto” express trains, using the Yosan and Dosan Lines.

    It won both the “Laurel Prize” (a yearly prize awarded by the Japan Railfan Association to outstanding vehicles wich entered service the year before) and the “Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers” award in 1990.
    Also in 1990, with the introduction of full-production sets, it was moved to Matsuyama depot, for use on “Shiokaze” services between Matsuyama and Okayama (via the Seto-Oashi Bridge).

    With the introduction of the 8000 Series EMU, in 1993 the “TSE” prototype set was moved back to Takamatsu depot, and was assigned on “Ashizuri” and “Shimanto” trains, with trough-services with the Tosa Kuroshio Railway.
    In 2003 it was moved back again to Matsuyama, for use on “Uwa” and “Ishizuchi” trains, but by then, it was used very sparcely.
    It was retired on the 3rd July 2018, and scrapped in 2019.

    Trivia:

    The 2000 Series was named after the (then) to-come year 2000, and this 4-digit classification system (more akin to a private railway one) remains in use with JR Shikoku as of today.

    2000 Series full-production sets

    After the successful testing of the pre-production “TSE” set, JR Shikoku ordered the mass-production of 2000 Series sets in 1990.

    These were largely identical to the pre-production set, except for a train headmark roller-blind placed on the front and a few details of the liviery, such as the yellow line painted on the front to improve the train’s visibility, especially during nighttime.
    They entered service in the summer of 1990, replacing the JNR-designed ageing KiHa 181 and the relatively modern KiHa 185 (also a JNR design), and as of now they’re JR Shikoku’s main limited express DMU.

    Trivia:
    In 1991 a 2000 Series set was tested by JR West on it’s Geibi Line.

    N2000 Series pre-production set (cars 2424 & 2458) - old liviery

    The N2000 Series was introduced in 1995 as an improvement of the 2000 Series, specially designed for the Kotoku Line (Takamatsu-Tokushima) and based on the Chizu Express Railway HOT7000 Series, introduced the year before.

    Unlike the standard 2000 Series sets, these did not have aereodynamic front cars, but could still operate in multiple-unit working with standard 2000s nonetheless.
    A pre-production set formed by cars 2424 and 2458 was delivered in 1995, with a liviery largely resembling the 2000s one, but with red accents (particularily the doors).

    N2000 Series pre-production set (cars 2424 & 2458) - new liviery
    Full-production N2000 Series sets entered service in 1997, their appearance was slightly redesigned, with a more modern-looking front with top-mounted headlights.

    They also ditched the light blue liviery of the 2000 Series trains for a striking red and blue one, wich was also applied to the pre-production cars 2424 and 2458.
    The two pre-production cars are still in service with this liviery, operating in multiple-unit working with standard N2000 Series cars or 2000 Series sets (or both).

    Tosa Kuroshio Railway 2000 Series
    In 1990, ahead of the planned start of trough-running services with JR Shikoku, the Tosa Kuroshio Railway bought one 4-car set of the 2000 Series, then JR Shikoku’s newest train (and the one to be used for inter-running services).

    Identical to JR Shikoku’s ones (it even used the same liviery, with the addition of small Tosa Kuroshio Railway logos in the middle of the cars’ sides), the 4-car set composed of units 2030-2130-2230-2231 entered service in november 1990.

    While being property of Tosa Kuroshio Railway, the sole 2000 Series set is based at a JR Shikoku Depot (Kochi), serviced and maintained by JR Shikoku and operated only by JR Shikoku drivers and conductors.

    The JR Shikoku-style liviery was carried briefly, as this 2000 Series set was repainted by Tosa Kuroshio Railway into an anpanman-themed train in 2001 (following the success of a similar initiative by JR Shikoku the year before), and hasn’t been repainted to it’s original liviery since.

    DOWNLOADS:

    2000 Series prototype "TSE"
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bYr...0lvteUZzd/view

    2000 Series full-production sets
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1afj...DOezI-ZQ3/view

    N2000 Series pre-production set (cars 2424 & 2458) - old liviery
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pXE...cV9bsEecf/view

    N2000 Series pre-production set (cars 2424 & 2458) - new liviery
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WYw...-vrr0xxkl/view

    Tosa Kuroshio Railway 2000 Series
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LTH...vKZIyf7vx/view

    These are reskins of Hirochi's Anpanman 2000 Series (JRH SHIKOKU 2000) avaible on the DLS.
    All the dependencies are either avaible on the DLS or included in these packages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexMaria View Post

    A little progress on Pagroove's request: the Seibu 9000 Series, for now in the iconic seibu yellow colour; the special KPP pink liviery will come soon.

    (edit: don't mind the wheels that do not touch the rails - these are standard gauge tracks)

    Looks really gorgeous. I like driver too and can't wait to see the KPP version also . But the Yellow is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railshuttle View Post
    Hey great vid, pagroov!! What textures and trees did you use for the hillsides? THey look really good. Pretty bright headligts still in the tunnel.
    Thank you. The bushes are the JVC bushes (under splines). Yeah the lights are too bright. Wish there was a way to make them somewhat less bright.

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    According to Skyscrapercity Forum/Railway Section/Japan High Speed news https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showt...78269&page=122 at post #2425 the 700 Series will perform its last run on 8 march 2020. to quote user Momo1436
    JR Central has announced that special stickers will be applied to the front of the remaining 2 700 Series sets in February 2020 in advance of the Last Run of the 700 Series on the Tokaido Shinkansen which is scheduled for March 8, 2020.

    The final train is now scheduled to be the Nozomi 315 from Tokyo (9:47) to Shin-Osaka (12:20). The train will only have reserved seats, which will go on sale on 02/08, all passengers will receive a special souvenir.
    As I understand the 700 series will remain on the Sanyo Shinkansen from then on. News makes me a little sad. Man time flies. Some countries have to even introduce proper high speed rail and the Japanese are retirering almost the third generation of Bullet Trains. So the Tokkaido Shinkansen will become N700 family (N700 and the new N700S) only.

    Luckily I drove a Tokaido 700 series on my Japan trip between Maibara and Kyoto in april 2018 and also drove the 700Railstar between Himeji and Hiroshima. Also drove the N700 and the 500 Shinkansen EVA and the N700 Sakura.
    Last edited by pagroove; January 24th, 2020 at 06:22 PM.

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    I never saw a high speed train in person and only in videos, but I just honestly don't get why some Shinkansen bullet train models had far shorter service lives than the original 0 series (close to 50 years) and even other countries' high speed trains (e.g. German ICE 1 and 3). Just have to deal with the exponential technological development especially in efficiency even though I do love the N700 and the E7/W7 series a lot and sad to see the ones came before them go.
    Last edited by Trainmaster189; January 24th, 2020 at 07:49 PM.

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