openBVE has arrived. You will find links to the updated Edinburgh-Aberdeen and Bo'ness
branchline routes here. Upgrading will be a gradual process. First postings (August 2009) are
simply openBVE compatible versions of my BVE4 routes with all the openBVE syntax errors removed.
Please do not link directly to the downloadable files from your site - please instead link to
The updates of November 2009 include the new catenary wiring at Waverley and west of Haymarket and Laurencekirk station.
Some animated objects and animated trains have been included as well - further refinement in this area is
contemplated! All revised routes use the "current" Scotrail or East Coast timings. Note: All main line routes
require that you download Steve Green's BrSigs and Semaphore Sigs pack from the
Your comments would be appreciated! Email me with openBVE in the subject line please!
Please note that future updates will be made in openBVE v1.2.3 (or later)
See below for openBVE v1.2.3 downloads
I'm currently working on most of the above routes to update them to the current timetables. Two of the routes have
been withdrawn - the 158 run to Aberdeen and the 170 run to Markinch as these are no longer timetabled.
A new Edinburgh - Dundee (170) run is added, and the traction for the Carnoustie changes to use the 158.
The Bo'ness branch line
runs are also being worked on. What I have done so far is listed below:
The Class 47 model can be downloaded from trainsimcentral. This model has the 47 hauling quite a heavy train
so it will seem a bit sluggish compared to the light engine which the rescue mission intends on the way up the
line to Birkhill. Coming back down you are hauling a train, so it is a better simulation. Remember to read
the instructions on what to do when on this run!
openBVE 1.2.3 Downloads
With the release of openBVE 1.2.3 the $Include directive was added. This should make maintenance
and updating of routes very much easier. As a result I have embraced the directive big time!
The routes have been split up into numerous segments to make designing and updating bits of the route
a lot easier. It means a lot of small downloads rather than a few big ones.
The scenery will be
handled slightly differently. One big download to start, then a smaller one to update to the latest spec.
When an update is issued, a small incremental download will be posted. At the same time the full scenery
will be updated to the latest spec.
Remember the folder sub-structure for openBVE is the same as that for BVE4, so you have to put the
downloaded material into the right places to get it to work! Note that the "railway" and "train"
folders are at the same hierarchical level.
As an example, here is what the "HST_Aberdeen_Includes.csv" contains.
This may seem a bit complicated, but it will get much easier to update as the
other routes are added.
To download all of the files required for the the various runs, click on the
appropriate link below and unzip the contents to the railway\route\edinburgh folder.
You must not link directly to these files - link instead to
http://www.gotopcs.net - thankyou.
For those who would prefer 7z archive format, please use the links below