About the game
In this new version we implemented some suggestions coming from users. The goal was to allow more interesting scenarios and to remove some minor bugs. We implemented the newest version H/V and semaphore signaling system of the SignalTeam as well as the new Ks signals. For the PZB we used the 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz magnets of virtualRailroads.
This version of Koeblitzer Mountain Route has some new features and expansions. You will find a high speed track where you can drive with LZB (continuous automatic train running control). The new shunting station Altenburg – Nord gives you additional possibilities for scenarios.
Geographically it is situated somewhere in the region of Trier, in the westernmost part of Germany. It has taken the developer two years to build this imaginary route which gives the impression to be a real life scenery in the West of Germany.
This version of Koeblitzer Mountain Route received its own new path folder, so that for users of previous versions all scenarios and all individual changes that were made to the existing version of Koeblitzer Mountain Route will be remain!
The Add-on is timed in the early years of 2000 when maintenance of tracks and railways was not a priority. Stopping points and former stations are overgrown just as the unused tracks which haven´t been used for a long time. Modern shelter huts can be seen next to old stations which are no longer in service. Abandoned stop stations have made the way for car traffic and signal boxes have been modeled with broken windows as dispatch and organization have all been centra¬lized. Everything that reminds the rail fan of the good old times can be seen in this Add-on not only in a melancholic way but also with a wink of the eye. Nature is claiming back its territory.
Be enchanted by driving along the 22 km track from Koeblitz to Wildau. Discover the lovingly arranged scenery to the right and left of the tracks. Enjoy travelling with high speed on the 20 km ICE track from Bad Rinckenburg to Altenburg. Feel the charm of gone-by railway times on one of two heritage lines. Drive along the electrified main line and step up to its challenges: unfenced crossings, gradient and speed changes will need your com¬plete attention. Enjoy the beautiful scenery while comfortably driving on the branch line tracks through the Koeblitzer Mountains or feel the stress while trying to keep the regional express on schedule. Many connecting tracks create possibilities for new and interesting scenarios.
The developer Roman Glos put the signals on ist place and Mathias Gundlach and his team delivered changed and corrected H/V-, KS- and semaphore signals. The EL signals are from virtualRailroads and from RailTraction we got the LZB triggers for LZB driving on the high speed track.
To get next to reality we implemented train- and station announcements in all scenarios and dialogues between train driver and dispatcher and last but not least you will find a complete new weather system.
The implemented rolling stock is from German Railroads and 3DZug:
BR143, BR323 Köf II with different repaints, mint coloured n-coaches with drivable cab car BDnrzf, freight wagon Omm 52 and Bage heritage trains.
All of them got winter textures and an improved sound.
95 km virtual route
About 75 km electrified double track mainline and in parts electrified branch line
About 20 km on two heritage lines
Wonderful designed vegetation, buildings and train stations next to reality
Feel like a real train driver at 8 demanding scenarios with different engines
All scenarios with train- and station announcements and dialogues between train driver and dispatcher
10 Quickdrive scenarios with AI
Additional totally renewed rolling stock with winter textures: BR 143, BR 323 Koef II, n-coaches with drivable cab car BDnrzf, Bage heritage coaches, Omm 52 freight wagon
High speed track from Bad Rinckenburg to Altenburg with LZB (continuous automatic train running control)
New signalling including the newest signals of Signalteam
PZB (intermittent automatic train control) and GPA (speed checking section) magnets
Shunting station Altenburg-Nord and expansion at Bad Rinckenburg
All stations are modernized
Overworked tracks including new level crossings (incl. call barrier)
New weather system
Important comment for users of the old version:
The new version ‘Koeblitzer Mountain Route 3 reloaded’ will appear as a complete new route in Train Simulator 2017.
The old version ‘Koeblitzer Mountain Route 3’ will be still avavilable and useable.
The developers choose this solution to make sure you can still drive the scenarios of the old version.
Train Simulator 2017 with European Loco & Asset Pack required.