Transport Fever 2 – German valley main line

Introduction

I’ve recently been doing another play through of Transport Fever 2. This time I wanted to create a map with a lot of scope for fast express services so I created a long thin map where a single main line could connect most of the cities together.

I’ve currently paused things at about 1987 and am moving over to use more modded vehicles so things look much better.

Theme

The current map theme is a fictional river valley area in Germany near the French border. German ICE trains are currently not ready so high speed services are currently being provided by orange first generation TGV sets. There is also a fast intercity service provided along part of the route using rhine gold couches hauled by DB Class 103 locomotives. Various other locomotives haul services off of the main line and it’s various branch lines.

Route map

Route map of all lines in my map

Space Engineers: All the Ice I’ll Ever Need! and my new ship scripts.

I’ve been spending some time playing about with scripting in Space Engineers recently. My latest creation is a remotely controllable mining machine which uses a programmable block to allow user input to be used to control pistons. It also has a pan/tilt camera mechanism for checking everything is connected.

With this I don’t think I’ll be running out of ice anytime soon as it can crawl down the conveyor rail to go to any depth.

In order to make shipping the hydrogen produced by it easy I also designed a hydrogen tanker.When this is on the ground the main engines can rotate downward to conteract gravity and then they can swivel to a vertical position once the ship is in a climb or in space.