What is updated in the latest update since the last (May 2016) update?
Improvements to the December 2016 update include ....
Redesign of Grimsby Town Station and Station Roof
ABM Maltkiln at Louth redesigned and textured accurately
Redesign to Firsby Station
Various new assets designed for the route
Skegness-Firsby Branch “scened up.”
Louth-Mablethorpe-Willoughby Branch fully “scened up.”
Brigg Station revamped, with an overall roof and suitable wooden panels on the platform, plus other minor improvements.
Lincoln! Including the Lincoln to Boston, and Lincoln to Barnetby lines. These two lines are not fully scened up.
New! Timetables from 1963-4 and 1956-7
The site now includes timetables from 1963-4 that cover trains on the routes. So, if you like making your own scenarios for the end of the steam period/start of the diesel period, you can use the timetables in use at the time. All the routes are included that were in operation at that time and are listed under their table number in the index shown on the left-hand navigation bar of this site....
45 Boston, Firsby, Willoughby, Alford, Louth, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
47 Firsby to Skegness
48 Willoughby to Mablethorpe
49 Firsby, Coningsby, Woodhall Junction, Bardney
53 Market Rasen, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
58 New Holland, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
59 New Holland to Barton-on-Humber
60 New Holland to Immingham
63 Gainsborough, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
64 Scunthorpe, Barnetby, Grimsby, Cleethorpes
Please note that there are no timetables for the following lines as they had closed to passengers by 1963:
Winteringham to Barton (Never opened)
Scunthorpe to Whitton (Closed to passengers 1925)
Firsby to Spilsby (Closed to passengers 1939)
Louth to Bardney (Closed to passengers 1951)
Woodhall Junction to Horncastle (Closed to passengers 1954)
Louth to Mablethorpe (Closed to passengers 1960)
Lincoln to Boston via Woodhall Junction (Closed to passengers 1963)
Progress Report on the next update
The next update will be a very major updating of Scunthorpe to more accurately reflect the period 1956-1965. The route will go out as far as Crowle (Doncaster direction), and from there almost EVERY line has been updated, as has Keadby Bridge, the viaduct taking the line from the Trent up the scarp slope to Scunthorpe, the marshalling yard, Scunthorpe and Frodingham Station has replaced Frodingham Station, and a triangle now exists between the NLLR and the main line. I’ve used a bit of artistic licence to keep Scunthorpe (NLLR) Station, though in real life the station and the triangle were from different eras. The Frodingham Engine Shed is now modelled. Scunthorpe exists in 1950s form complete with the Old Show Ground (Scunthorpe United football stadium of the era), and various other landmarks of Scunthorpe, including the Crosby flats which were built at the very end of the era (1965-6).
Current scenarios using Scunthorpe will not work when the new update arrives. I shall update all the scenarios that come with the route with the update, but if you make your own, then before uploading the route, move every train a mile to the east of Frodingham Station before uploading the route, and then re-establish their starting points after the update.
Timescale for update ..... No earlier than March 2017.