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South Eastern Branch Line
A fictional South Eastern railway Branch. It is aimed to give a light railway/branch line feel for all Southern Fans.
By Andrew Hardy
Maps produced by Train Sim Files Track Viewer
Before you begin, make sure you have got UKFinescale track installed.
You will also need to have Winzip 8.1 or newer, you can download this from http://www.winzip.com/. Other unzip tools (such as the one built in to Windows ME and XP) will probably not work with this archive due to its creation as a "spanned zip".
Now you need to download all parts of the archive:
When downloaded you will have:
UKTS_11521_South Eastern Branch Line.zip UKTS_11522_South Eastern Branch Line.z01 UKTS_11524_South Eastern Branch Line.z02 UKTS_11525_South Eastern Branch Line.z03 UKTS_11528_South Eastern Branch Line.z04The first thing you need to do is make sure Windows isn't hiding anything - with these filenames that do not end in a ZIP or EXE extension, Internet Explorer has a tendency to automatically (and silently) add one on; which will make our lives a lot harder. Go in to Windows Explorer, click on 'Tools' and then 'Folder Options' and select the 'View' tab.
Now look for 'Hide Extensions for Known Filetypes' - if this is ticked then CLEAR it, it's a big pain!
Now, re-check your files and verify they are the same as shown above, if they are not then remove any additional extensions that might have appeared so they match what is above.
Next we need to rename the files, so remove the UKTS_11521_ bit (changing the number appropriately) so you have just got the South Eastern Branch Line bit before the extension; you should end up with:
South Eastern Branch Line.zip South Eastern Branch Line.z01 South Eastern Branch Line.z02 South Eastern Branch Line.z03 South Eastern Branch Line.z04Now you can double click on South Eastern Branch Line.zip and extract the file to your Train Simulator 'routes' folder. By default this folder is in
When you unzip it, Winzip will extract all of the files automatically.
Once the files have been unzipped to the right place you should go in to the routes folder and find the new 'South Eastern Branch Line' folder. Inside that you will see 'installme.bat'. You should double click on this file as this copies a number of required objects from the six default MSTS routes along with copying some of the objects internally around in the route folders - this optimisation is performed prior to upload in order to save download size as much as possible.
You should see a black DOS/Command box pop up for a little while copying files, messages should appear along the lines of:
.\Textures\Snow\IJ_tree3.ace 1 File(s) copied .\Textures\Snow\IJ_tree5.ace 1 File(s) copied .\Textures\Snow\IJ_tree7.ace 1 File(s) copied .\Textures\Snow\pillbox1.ace 1 File(s) copied .\Textures\Snow\pillbox2.ace 1 File(s) copiedIf you see '0 File(s) copied' then this means you do not have some of the required routes installed - please re-verify that you have all six default routes installed.
Once the installme.bat has finished it will close and your route is now ready to run!
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There is also a matching brake van for the wagons from Decapod's web site:
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